Friday, February 20, 2009

2009 Academy Awards Prediction

Best Picture

* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* Frost/Nixon
* Milk
* The Reader
* Slumdog Millionaire

Who should win? Slumdog Millionaire
Who will win? Slumdog Millionaire
Darkhorse? The Reader



Best Director

* Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
* Stephen Daldry – The Reader
* David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
* Gus Van Sant – Milk

Who should win? Danny Boyle
Who will win? Danny Boyle
Darkhorse? Gus Van Sant

Best Actor

* Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
* Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
* Sean Penn – Milk
* Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Who should win? Mickey Rourke
Who will win? Mickey Rourke
Darkhorse? Mickey Rourke



If Mickey does not win this award, I will boycott the Oscars.

Best Actress

* Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
* Angelina Jolie – Changeling
* Melissa Leo – Frozen River
* Meryl Streep – Doubt
* Kate Winslet – The Reader

Who should win? Anne Hathaway
Who will win? Kate Winslet
Darkhorse? Meryl Streep



Best Supporting Actor

* Josh Brolin – Milk
* Robert Downey, Jr. – Tropic Thunder
* Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
* Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
* Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road

Who should win? Josh Brolin
Who will win? Heath Ledger
Darkhorse? Josh Brolin



Best Supporting Actress

* Amy Adams – Doubt
* Pen̩lope Cruz РVicky Cristina Barcelona
* Viola Davis – Doubt
* Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

Who should win? Marisa Tomei
Who will win? Penelope Cruz
Darkhorse? Viola Davis



This is the most wide open category. Any of these talented ladies could win.


Best Original Screenplay

* WALL-E - Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter
* Happy-Go-Lucky - Mike Leigh
* Frozen River - Courtney Hunt
* In Bruges - Martin McDonagh
* Milk - Dustin Lance Black

Who should win? Milk
Who will win? Milk
Darkhorse? Wall-E

Best Adapted Screenplay

* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
* Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan
* The Reader - David Hare
* Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy
* Doubt - John Patrick Shanley

Who should win? Slumdog Millionaire
Who will win? Slumdog Millionaire
Darkhorse? - The Reader

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