Onward…LAFCA coming up

Posted by · 11:06 am · December 9th, 2008

LAFCAAlright, the BFCA announcement has come and gone.  Little surprise other than some omissions.  So maybe the Los Angeles critics will feel the need to get behind a few ponies, as they do annually (Vera Farmiga in “Down to the Bone,” handing “There Will Be Blood” their Best Picture prize last year when Oscar buzz was dwindling, etc.)

I’m actually expecting a “Slumdog” victory with maybe some surprises in Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress.  I have a hunch Christopher Nolan will nab the Best Director prize, giving him, and the film, some much-needed Oscar legitimacy.  And, as David Poland rightly noted last week, that “Dark Knight” soiree was indeed packed with LAFCA members.

Sasha Stone over at Awards Daily corraled the predictions of a few of us prognosticative bozos.  She also gives a space for you to throw some things at the wall to see what sticks.  But for now, it’s all a waiting game.  Last year the announcement didn’t land until around 7:00 p.m. PST, so it’ll be a while.  But have at it in the comments section below if you want to guess at the winners.

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  • 1 12-09-2008 at 11:29 am

    N8 said...

    “Milk” for the win, but Boyle takes director.

  • 2 12-09-2008 at 11:55 am

    Ivich said...

    Slumdog will win only one of these three categories: Film, Director or Adapted Screenplay. I am seeing Best Picture as its best bet.

  • 3 12-09-2008 at 11:57 am

    G said...

    I think Dark Knight will win. Nolan will win. Heath, Penelope, Sean and Melissa.

  • 4 12-09-2008 at 12:12 pm

    Markku said...

    A quick predix I did earlier for AwardsDaily, slightly modified:

    Best Film: Milk
    Runner-Up: Slumdog Millionaire

    Best Actor: Sean Penn – Milk
    Runner-Up: Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

    Best Actress: Kristin Scott-Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long / Easy Virtue / Tell No One
    Runner-Up: Kate Winslet – The Reader / Revolutionary Road

    Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin – Milk
    Runner-Up: James Franco – Milk / Pineapple Express

    Best Supporting Actress: Elsa Zylberstein – I’ve Loved You So Long
    Runner-Up: Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona / Elegy

    Best Director: Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
    Runner-Up: Darren Aronofsky – The Wrestler

    Best Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
    Runner-Up: Milk

    Best Animated Feature: Wall-E
    Runner-Up: Waltz With Bashir

    Best Documentary: Encounters at the End of the World
    Runner-Up: Man on Wire

    Best Foreign Film: Gomorrah
    Runner-Up: The Class

    Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
    Runner-up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Best Production Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Runner-up: The Dark Knight

    Best Score: Danny Elfman – Milk
    Runner-up: Paul Cantelon – The Other Boleyn Girl & W.

  • 5 12-09-2008 at 12:56 pm

    Bogart said...

    Am I missing something?!? Where is all the (deserved) hype for the Wrestler. It is by far one of the greatest movies in a very, very long time. Did I just miss something?…is it not absolutely amazing?…is it bad??? I have never connected to a character so intimately as I did with The Ram (Micky Rourke’s character), and that goes with each person that I have spoken to who have seen it. I just don’t get it, I am not hearing anything about potential anything for the movie and it’s starting to get to me. TIME’s bullshit films of the year list came out without it and Ebert didn’t include it in his list. Am I just completely out of touch or what?

  • 6 12-09-2008 at 1:17 pm

    Chad said...

    It’s a decent film Bogart. I’m sure it’s better than most films being mentioned but I think it’s safe to say that you connected to it more than most will.