Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Final Oscar Predix!

Having talked the talk all year, it's time for Oscar bloggers around the web to walk the walk and guess tomorrow's nominations. I've agonized over several last minute decisions, but in the end I decided to stick with my last update. For the record:

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire
alt. The Reader

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant - Milk
alt. Darren Aronofsky - The Wrestler

BEST ACTOR
Clint Eastwood - Gran Torino
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
alt. Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Meryll Streep - Doubt
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
alt. Angelina Jolie - Changeling

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire
alt. James Franco - Milk

BEST SUPPOERTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Christina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Kate Winslet - The Reader
alt. Amy Adams - Doubt

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Happy-Go-Lucky
Milk
Vicky Christina Barcelona
The Visitor
The Wrestler
alt. Wall-E

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
alt. The Dark Knight

BEST FILM EDITING
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Milk
Frost/Nixon
The Dark Knight
alt. Defiance

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
alt. Defiance

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Defiance
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E
alt. Milk

BEST ART DIRECTION
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Milk
alt. Frost/Nixon

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road
alt. Sex and the City

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Down to Earth” - Wall-E
“Gran Torino” - Gran Torino
“I Thought I Lost You” - Bolt
“Jai Ho” - Slumdog Millionaire
“The Wrestler” - The Wrestler
alt. “Barking at the Moon” - Bolt

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E
alt. Defiance

BEST SOUND EDITING
Wall-E
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Quantum of Solace
alt. Bolt

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
alt. Hellboy II: The Golden Army

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Tropic Thunder
alt. Synecdoche, New York

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Bolt
Wall-E
Waltz with Bashir
alt. Kung-Fu Panda

BEST DOCUMENTARY
I.O.U.S.A
Man on Wire
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Standard Operating Procedure
Trouble the Water
alt. Encounters at the End of the World

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Germany - The Baader Meinhoff Complex
France - The Class
Sweden - Everlasting Moments
Austria - Revanche
Israel - Waltz with Bashir
alt. Canada - The Necessities of Life

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