Oscar Predictions

I don’t pretend to understand the Academy, or to be able to predict their decisions. But like all the other bloggers out there, I feel compelled to force you to read my own Oscar predictions.  I mostly just let my emotions get involved when I jump behind a flick for the Oscars, and my emotions blind me.  At last year’s Oscar party, I was beat by Cindy who had seen maybe two of the nominated films (and one of the two was Transformers…).  But, for what it’s worth, here are my picks.  Red is who I think will win, blue is who I want to win, and if, by chance, the two happen to coincide, it’ll be green.  Also, I know this is short notice, but if you want to post your picks in a comment before the show airs, and you beat me, I’ll send you one of the Lit Flicks prizes I’ve been offering for the last few months.  Good luck!

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

ANIMATED FEATURE
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen River
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges

Milk
WALL-E

DIRECTOR
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk

Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

(The director category is filled with deserving nominees.  Danny Boyle will win, but Van Sant and Howard are worthy recipients as well)

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

Comments
3 Responses to “Oscar Predictions”
  1. Care says:

    Unfortunately, I didn’t see enough of these movies. But I’m excited for tonight anyway. I did see Wall-E and Slumdog so I’m looking forward to seeing if they do well.

  2. You win…you always do…

    but you are right, I am the real winner with Todd by my side.

  3. Jessica says:

    You rocked these major categories! I think, overall, the Academy did well this year. Thanks for helping make the Oscar party so much fun.

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