Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oscar Predictions

In less than 24 hours the Academy Awards will begin, and the next phase of Oscar buzz will begin. As I am gearing up for a golden man day tomorrow, below I offer my Oscar predictions. I must stress that in some categories those listed are not who I think should win, but who I think will win. As the awards are announced, I will offer further commentary.
  • Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Actor: Sean Penn, Milk
  • Best Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
  • Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
  • Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Best Original Screenplay: Milk
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Animated Feature: WALL-E
  • Best Animated Short: Presto
  • Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Costume Design: The Duchess
  • Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire
  • Best Documentary Short: The Witness
  • Best Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir (Israel)
  • Best Live Action Short: Auf der Strecke
  • Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Best Original Score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Original Song: "Jai Ho," Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Sound Editing: WALL-E
  • Best Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
YAY! It's practically here. Watch the Oscars tomorrow night, 7 p.m. CST on ABC!

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