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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oscar predictions


Best Picture:
Unless there's a gigantic shock coming down the road, then Slumdog Millionaire will carry the day. Simply no other film has had any momentum or buzz all season.

Best Director:
Danny Boyle
will take home the gold for Slumdog.

Best Actor:
It's an impossibly close race between Golden Globe and BAFTA winner Mickey Rourke and Screen Actors Guild recipient Sean Penn. I'm sticking my neck out and rooting for Rourke, who I think will gain the sentimental vote.

Best Actress:
If Kate Winslet doesn't win this year, she never will. Meryl Streep is the closest competition, having won the SAG, but it looks like it's the Reading girl's year.

Best Supporting Actress:
The one category that is genuinely unpredictable and open. Penelope Cruz is the favourite going in, having won the BAFTA two weeks ago. But I'm putting my money on Viola Davis to win for a brief but memorable turn acting Meryl Streep off the screen in Doubt.

Best Supporting Actor:
Is there anything to stop Heath Ledger from winning the first posthumous Oscar since Peter Finch in 1976? It doesn't seem likely (bookies have paid out on his win already), but if someone else is to emerge victorious, it will be Josh Brolin for Milk.

Best Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black will win for Milk, though Martin McDonagh is coming in a close second for In Bruges.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beoufoy has it in the bag for Slumdog Millionaire.

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz With Bashir

Best Animated Film: Wall-E

1 comment:

Ă“rla B said...

You did pretty well there Dec! I'd be interested to read what you thought of the actual ceremony...they definitely tried a few new things, but whether they were all successful or not is another story! ;-)