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January 21, 2009

Oscars 2008: Nominations Eve

Filed under: Movies,Oscars — DB @ 5:22 pm
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Okay kids, the nominations will be announced tomorrow. As I’ll be busy tonight obsessing over the season premiere of Lost, I couldn’t wait until the last possible minute to send out my predictions, as it seems has been my habit the last few times. So to whom it may concern, here’s the short version, along with some personal picks.

BEST PICTURE

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

Most Likely Alternates: Doubt; Wall-E

Personal: The Dark Knight, Slumdog Millionaire, The Reader, Wall-E, The Wrestler

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant – Milk
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Most Likely Alternates: Mike Leigh – Happy-Go-Lucky; Jonathan Demme – Rachel Getting  Married

Personal: Fincher, Nolan, Howard, Boyle, Aronofsky (The Wrestler)

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

Most Likely Alternates: Richard Jenkins – The Visitor

Personal: Jenkins, Ben Kingsley (Elegy), Langella, Penn, Rourke

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Melissa Leo – Frozen River
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Most Likely Alternates: Angelina Jolie – Changeling; Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long

Personal (w/o having seen Frozen River or Wendy and Lucy yet): Blanchett (Benjamin Button), Hathaway, Thomas, Streep, Winslet

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin – Milk
Robert Downey, Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire

Most Likely Alternates: Eddie Marsan – Happy-Go-Lucky; Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road

Personal: Brolin, Downey Jr., Ledger, Marsan, Brad Pitt (Burn After Reading)

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
Most Likely Alternates: Amy Adams – Doubt; Rosemarie DeWitt – Rachel Getting Married
Personal: Cruz, Davis, DeWitt, Tomei, Winslet

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Dustin Lance Black – Milk
Jenny Lumet – Rachel Getting Married
Woody Allen – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon – Wall-E
Robert D. Siegel – The Wrestler

Most Likely Alternates: Too many to list

Personal: In Bruges, Milk, The Visitor, Wall-E, The Wrestler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Roth, Robin Swicord – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, David S. Goyer – The Dark Knight
John Patrick Shanley – Doubt
Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire

Most Likely Alternates: The Reader, Revolutionary Road

Personal: Button, Dark Knight, Iron Man, The Reader, Slumdog

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E
Waltz With Bashir

Most Likely Alternate: Bolt

Personal (w/o having seen Waltz yet): Bolt, Panda, Wall-E

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

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

BEST ART DIRECTION
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Slumdog Millionaire

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Gran Torino – Gran Torino
I Thought I’d Lost You – Bolt
Jaiho – Slumdog Millionaire
Down to Earth – Wall-E
The Wrestler – The Wrestler

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

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Iron Man
Quantum of Solace
Wall-E

BEST MAKE-UP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

 

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