Thursday, January 22, 2009

And the Oscar goes to.....

By the way, I hate that they say that now instead of "And the winner is..." because really, I mean come on...are they handing out Best Sportsmanship Oscars behind the curtain? No they are not. And yes, it's "an honor just to be nominated" but really, dontcha wanna win??? I'm talking to you Brad.

OK here's the abridged list of the categories we care about....make your picks here and now! My picks are bolded and somewhat informed since I've seen three of the nominated pictures! Thanks Netflix! I'm somewhat current!


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

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"
Meryl Streep, "Doubt"
Kate Winslet, "The Reader"

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, "Doubt"
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Viola Davis, "Doubt"
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin, "Milk"
Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"
Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road"

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Stephen Daldry, "The Reader"
David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"
Gus Van Sant, "Milk"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"
Courtney Hunt, "Frozen River"
Mike Leigh, "Happy-Go-Lucky"
Marttin McDonagh, "In Bruges"
Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, "WALL-E"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire"
David Hare, "The Reader"
Peter Morgan, "Frost/Nixon"
John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt"
Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

BEST ANIMATED FILM
"Bolt"
"Kung Fu Panda"
"Wall-E"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Slumdog Millionaire," "Jai Ho," A.R. Rahman
"Slumdog Millionaire," "O Saya," A.R. Rahman & M.I.A.
"Wall-E," "Down To Earth," Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button," Alexandre Desplat
"Defiance," James Newton Howard
"Milk," Danny Elfman
"Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman
"WALL-E," Thomas Newman

10 comments:

Susie said...

I suck. The only nominated movies I have seen are Wall-E and Kung Fu Panda.

Jessica said...

You can still pick! I've seen "The Dark Knight", "Tropic Thunder" and "Kung Fu Panda"
Lame.

pstvnrgy said...

My picks...

BEST PICTURE
"Slumdog Millionaire"

BEST ACTRESS
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"

BEST ACTOR
Sean Penn, "Milk"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (I loved this movie!)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire"

BEST ANIMATED FILM
"WALL-E"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Slumdog Millionaire," "Jai Ho," A.R. Rahman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
"Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman

Amy said...

So I have only seen Dark Knight, Tropic Thunder and Kung Fu Panda. Hey, that's what you said you saw too, weird! I read The Reader, does that count at all? Anyway, here are my picks:

BEST PICTURE
"Slumdog Millionaire", so they can feel all diverse and righteous.

BEST ACTRESS
Kate Winslet, "The Reader", because she plays a child molesting Nazi, and what is better than that. Plus, she should have won for Eternal Sunshine, so they totally owe her.

BEST ACTOR
Sean Penn, "Milk", because the Academy LOVES Sean Penn, he plays a gay, and they want to send a message to the people who voted against Prop 8, and feel all righteous

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, "Doubt", because they'll want to seem all diverse. Plus she came from nowhere, and they love that.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road", because I heard he was in it for all of about 10 minutes, and they love to award people who do nothing.

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"WALL-E", because doesn't it really have not a lot of talking? That's hard.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

David Hare, "The Reader", because the book was awful, so the adaptation has to be better

BEST ANIMATED FILM
"Wall-E", because I heard it's good, and Kung Fu Panda was stupid.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Wall-E," "Down To Earth," Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, only because I assume the other two will cancel themselves out and aren't in English

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

"WALL-E," Thomas Newman, because it had no words for awhile, right? So the music had to carry it

Jessica said...

Amy, you are the funniest person ever. I love you, seriously.
Though I think they'll go Heath for the you know, dead guy portion of the program. Everyone loves a standing ovation.

Jason said...

Amy's probably right. However, I have to vote for Marisa Tomei because she got naked for the role. Nothing shows commitment to acting like nudity.

Jessica said...

Crap! I didn't know Marisa got nekkid! Damn!
Oscar does love a whore.

We'll see how it all shakes out on Feb. 22nd!

Amy said...

Oscar does love a whore. . .but I think that whole "Jack Palance wrongly called her name for My Cousin Vinny" has screwed her forever.

pstvnrgy said...

Sean Penn played "a gay?" Hahahaha! I love the gays.

Susie said...

Heath Ledger got the nod at the SAG awards.... someone loves a dead guy... and he did get a standing ovation. you called that one.