Saturday, January 3, 2009

Oscar predictions

I usually do this earlier, but the potential selections this year haven't exactly inspired me to get off my tail and do this. So the only rule here is that the nominees have to be somewhat practical. I decided that Let the Right One in is a more practical BP prediction than The Class among foreign films. Don't ask me how I determined that. Neither one is getting a nod.

I am in the blue. They, of course, are in the gold.

Best Picture (me)
Let the Right One In
The Dark Knight
Man on Wire
Rachel Getting Married
The Wrestler

Best Picture (them)
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Wall-E


Best Actor (me)
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Jeff Goldblum, Adam Resurrected
Sean Penn, Milk

Best Actor (them)
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sean Penn, Milk

Best Actress (me)
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Lina Leandersson, Let the Right One In
Audrey Tautou, Hors de Prix
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Meryl Streep, Doubt

Best Actress (them)
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Supporting Actor (me)
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Josh Brolin, Milk
Bill Irwin, Rachel Getting Married
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Aaron Eckhart, The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actor (them)
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Josh Brolin, Milk
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder


Best Supporting Actress (Me)
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Olivia Thirlby, Snow Angels
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading

Best Supporting Actress (Them)
Viola Davis, Doubt
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Best Director (Me)
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler
James Marsh, Man on Wire
Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married

Best Director (Them)
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married

2 comments:

Sam juliano said...

Very interesting post here. i can only hope that your WALL-E prediction comes true. That is my favorite film of the year. Nice personal five for Best picture there.

My own five would be:

WALL-E
The Visitor
The Last Mistress
The Pool
The Reader

with the runners-up:

Slumdog Millionaire
My Blueberry Nights
Synchedoche, New York
The Dutchess of Langlaise
The Edge of Heaven/Benjamin Button

I didn't includes docs, which won't be the case when I finalize my own list. I must say I do feel guilty about not including RACHEL. I applaud you for doing so.

K. Bowen said...

Thank you for the applause, Sam. Not a bad list at all yourself.