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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscar! Oscar!

So, who among us doesn't think that Hugh Jackman is going to tank as host? Anyone? Anyone? Just because he was voted "Sexiest Man Alive" doesn't mean he can carry the Oscars. I'm just sayin'.

So, what are your picks? Mine are bolded in color.

You'll notice a certain bias towards "Milk", what can I say, I just thought that Sean Penn nailed it and Gus Van Sant is genius. I'm sure "Slumdog Millionaire" is going to sweep.

BEST PICTURE (Milk should win, but I'm betting "Slumdog Millionaire" wins.)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Winner!)

BEST DIRECTOR (Milk should win, but I'm betting "Slumdog Millionaire" wins.)
DANNY BOYLE, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Winner!)
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Gus Van Sant, Milk

BEST ACTOR (I think Sean Penn should win, but it seems to by Mickey's year.)
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
SEAN PENN, MILK (Winner!!! Awesome speech!)
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
KATE WINSLET, THE READER (Winner!)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin, Milk
HEATH LEDGER, THE DARK KNIGHT (Winner!)
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (I really have no idea for this category.)
Amy Adams, Doubt
PENELOPE CRUZ, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA (Winner!)
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen River, Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky, Mike Leigh
In Bruges, Martin McDonagh
MILK, DUSTIN LANCE BLACK (Winner! Awesome speach!)
WALL-E, Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Roth
Doubt, John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan
The Reader, David Hare
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, SIMON BEAUFOY (Winner!)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E (Winner!)

BEST ANIMATED SHORT (I'll be honest, I'm just going by the title. lol!)
LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES (Winner!)
Lavatory — Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up

BEST ART DIRECTION
Changeling
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (Winner!)
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Winner!)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
THE DUCHESS (Winner!)
Milk
Revolutionary Road

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (I don't have a clue.)
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
MAN ON WIRE (Winner! Bonus points for the magic trick.)
Trouble the Water

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT (I don't have a clue.)
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
SMILE PINKI (Winner!)
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Winner!)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (I don't have a clue.)
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
The Class (France)
DEPARTURES (JAPAN) (Winner!)
Revanche (Austria)
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT (I don't have a clue.)
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
SPIELZEUGLAND (TOYLAND) (Winner!)

BEST MAKEUP
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (Winner!)
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Alexandre Desplat
Defiance, James Newton Howard
Milk, Danny Elfman
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, A. R. RAHMAN (Winner!)
WALL-E, Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG (I don't have a clue.)
''Down to Earth,'' WALL-E
''JAI HO", SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Winner!)
''O Saya,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING (I don't have a clue.)
THE DARK KNIGHT (Winner!)
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST SOUND MIXING (I don't have a clue.)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Winner!)
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (Winner!)
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

Well, technically speaking I got 50% correct because I did acknowledge Slumdog Millionaire would win, even though I wanted Milk to win for Best Picture and Best Director.

How did you do?

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1 comment:

Patricia said...

I don't know about the main categories, but CBS's Sunday Morning showed Octapodi, the nominee for Best Animated Short this morning and it was adorable! Two octopi in love against all odds!

 
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