Friday, December 26, 2008

Updated Oscar predix

For the 1st time this season I'm offering my full prediction list for the upcoming Oscar ceremony (excluding the short film categories Live Action, Documentary and Animated). I've changed the Documentary race after a comment was left, thank you anonymous!

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire*

Best Director
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button*
Sam Mendes - Revolutionary Road
Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant - Milk

Best Actor
Clint Eastwood - Gran Torino
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler*

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road*

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight*
Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona*
Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Kate Winslet - The Reader

Best Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black - Milk*
Mike Leigh - Happy-Go-Lucky
Jenny Lumet - Rachel Getting Married
Robert D. Siegel - The Wrestler
Andrew Stanton - WALL-E

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

Best Animated Feature Film
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E*
Waltz With Bashir

Best Foreign Language Film
The Class (France)*
Everlasting Moments (Sweden)
Gomorrah (Italy)
Sangre De Mi Sangre (Spain)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Documentary Feature Film
Encounters at the End of the World
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
I.O.U.S.A.
Man on Wire*
Standard Operating Procedure

Best Cinematography
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight*
Defiance
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Art Direction
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button*
Defiance
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

Best Costume Design
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Defiance
The Duchess*
Revolutionary Road

Best Film Editing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Milk
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire*

Best Makeup
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button*
Synecdoche, New York

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Thomas Newman - Revolutionary Road*
Thomas Newman - WALL-E
A.R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight

Best Original Song
'Down To Earth' (Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman) - WALL-E
'Gran Torino' (Jamie Cullum) - Gran Torino
'I've Thought I've Lost You' (Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele) - Bolt
'Jai Ho' (A.R. Rahman) - Slumdog Millionaire
'The Wrestler' (Bruce Springsteen) - The Wrestler*

Best Sound Mixing
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight*
Iron Man
WALL-E

Best Sound Editing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Defiance
Iron Man
WALL-E*

Best Visual Effects
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Iron Man*

What do you think?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The documentary : Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired did not get nominated. The Oscar short list was released a few weeks ago and it was not on it...unfortunately. They were robbed!

Anonymous said...

I think that Wall-E should be nominated for best picture. I just saw Revolutionary Road and was disappointed in the movie as a whole. Although the acting was fantastic, the movie didn't live up to what I was expecting. So i would knock out RR and put Wall-E in there. Wall-E was a beautiful film.

Anonymous said...

I just don't see Sally Hawkins getting a nomination in the Best Actress category. She's charming but the movie is about nothing. I would put Michelle Williams in there instead, but of course there's no budget for advertising that movie.

A.J said...

'Down To Earth' (Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman) - WALL-E
'Gran Torino' (Jamie Cullum) - Gran Torino
'I've Thought I've Lost You' (Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele) - Bolt
'Jai Ho' (A.R. Rahman) - Slumdog Millionaire
'The Wrestler' (Bruce Springsteen) - The Wrestler*


Is that five "credit songs"? I think it is, although I'm unsure about Gran Torino. Everyone is doing the same thing. I think it's extremely foolish, EXTREMELY. To not predict one song that is in the main part of the film *cough* Dracula's Lament or anything HSM3 or Repo!*cough*