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Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Oscars are on tonight, and I'll probably be tuning in for at least a bit of the festivities. Generally I like to watch the red carpet to see the fashion, and tomorrow I'll definitely be looking at Go Fug Yourself to recap the highs and lows. I'll also crack a bottle of wine with big plans to watch the entire awards coverage, but instead will pass out by 10:00 pm. It's kind of an annual thing.

Really, I'm hoping to see something like this again...

Here are my predictions for who'll take home an Oscar this year in the major categories:

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Richard Jenkins in "The Visitor" (Overture Films)
Frank Langella in "Frost/Nixon" (Universal)
Sean Penn in "Milk" (Focus Features)
Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler" (Fox Searchlight)

Of all those movies I've only seen Benjamin Button, and while I love my Pitty, from what I've heard, Frost/Nixon is a pretty sweet flick. I'm totally guessing at this one.

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Josh Brolin in "Milk" (Focus Features)
Robert Downey Jr. in "Tropic Thunder" (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)
Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt" (Miramax)
Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.)
Michael Shannon in "Revolutionary Road" (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)

I hope so, at least. I want to see cutesie Matilda :)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Anne Hathaway in "Rachel Getting Married" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Angelina Jolie in "Changeling" (Universal)
Melissa Leo in "Frozen River" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Meryl Streep in "Doubt" (Miramax)
Kate Winslet in "The Reader" (The Weinstein Company)

I love love love Kate Winslet. I think she should win all the Oscars.

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in "Doubt" (Miramax)
Penélope Cruz in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (The Weinstein Company)
Viola Davis in "Doubt" (Miramax)
Taraji P. Henson in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
Marisa Tomei in "The Wrestler" (Fox Searchlight)

VCB was great and Penelope should win awards just for speaking.

Best animated feature film of the year
"Bolt" (Walt Disney) Chris Williams and Byron Howard

"Kung Fu Panda" (DreamWorks Animation, Distributed by Paramount) John Stevenson and Mark Osborne

"WALL-E" (Walt Disney) Andrew Stanton

I'll be shocked if Wall-E doesn't win! So cute!

Best motion picture of the year
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
A Kennedy/Marshall Production Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin, Producers

"Frost/Nixon" (Universal)
A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Production Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric Fellner, Producers

"Milk" (Focus Features)
A Groundswell and Jinks/Cohen Company Production Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers

"The Reader" (The Weinstein Company)
A Mirage Enterprises and Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH Production Nominees to be determined

"Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight)
A Celador Films Production Christian Colson, Producer

Slumdog Millionaire was the best movie I'd seen in ages. What's not to like? I have my fingers crossed.

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  1. its a good work and cute pictures too

  2. Wow. Your predictions were pretty good!

    I might have to consult with you the next time I feel like placing a bet!

  3. @ Rajesh--thank you :)

    @ Shila--it was 80% guessing :D I'm pretty happy with the results except for Sean Penn...he seems like kind of a tool to me!