December winner predictions

Posted by · 7:07 am · December 27th, 2008

Kate Winslet in Revolutionary RoadBefore we get to the end of the month here I thought I’d go ahead and toss up another set of winner predictions.  This’ll be the last pre-nom set.  I’ll go back to them next month, probably the day of the nominations announcement.  But for now, it’s really all blind guessing, as always.

For last month’s set, click here.

Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Actor: Clint Eastwood, “Gran Torino”
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Best Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Original Screenplay: “Milk”
Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Best Cinematography: “Defiance”
Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Best Music – Original Score: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button””
Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Waltz with Bashir”




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  • 1 12-27-2008 at 7:36 am

    jose said...

    best film: slumdog millionaire

  • 2 12-27-2008 at 7:41 am

    jose said...

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire” and The Dark Knight
    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, “The wrestler”
    Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Gueting Married”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Original Screenplay: “The Wrestler”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “Defiance”
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Gomorrah”

    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Clint Eastwood, “Gran Torino”
    Best Actress: Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Original Screenplay: “Milk”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “Defiance”
    Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button””
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Waltz with Bashir”

  • 3 12-27-2008 at 7:41 am

    Paulo said...

    B.Button is going to win

    Picture
    Director
    Actor

  • 4 12-27-2008 at 7:42 am

    jose said...

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire” and The Dark Knight
    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, “The wrestler”
    Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Gueting Married”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Original Screenplay: “The Wrestler”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “Defiance”
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Gomorrah”

  • 5 12-27-2008 at 7:42 am

    jose said...

    Slumdog go win all

  • 6 12-27-2008 at 7:55 am

    AJ said...

    Best Picture: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Director: Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”
    Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Original Screenplay: “WALL-E”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Music – Original Song: “Down to Earth”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “WALL-E”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Gomorrah”

  • 7 12-27-2008 at 8:01 am

    jose said...

    Aunque hable espanol debo decir que creo que la academia esta cambiando en su forma de pensar y que es muy probable que la ganadora sea Slumdog millionaire, pienso que el trabajo de Boyle es unico, con una pelicula de bajo presupuesto filmada en la india, con actores desconocidos, y que estuvo apunto de no ver kla luz en estos premios ha ascendido increiblemente hasta llegar a convertirse en favorita de los premios de la critica y aun siendo una pelicula que no tiene el patron normal que Hollywood nos tiene acostumbrados en sus premios, pero teniendo en cuenta el cambio de pensamiento que la academia esta haciendo en estos ultimos anos debe hacernos pensar que es posible. quienes serias las otras opciones talvez (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) esta tiene la pinta para ganar pero no creo que me emocione tanto como la antes mencionada, las otras peliculas que entrarian en la nominacion serian Milk, Frost\Nixon, y The Dark Knight. haciendo un comentario aparte creo que The Dark Knight es sin duda LA MEJOR PELICULA BASADA EN UN COMIC DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS. deben darle obligadamente la nominacion no digo que gane pero si la nominacion. es impresionante el grado de profundidad que Nolan que pone a esta pelicula (seria un pecado no nominar a Chris Nolan a mejor director) cada detalle bien perfeccionado en el manejo de un film tan en desacuerdo con los gustos abituales de la academia y que aun asi hubiera conseguido 2 premios en la asociacion den los criticos. u no podia olvidarme de la mejor carta de la pelicula el JOKER. ES EL MEJOR VILLANO DE LOS COMIC DE ESTA ANO, QUE DIGO DE ESTE ANO DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS, es la mejor actuacion de este ano, si juntaramos todos actores protagonistas y secundarios de este ano aun asi garanaria aun si lo hacemos enfrentar con Sean Penn Por Milk o Mickey Rourke Por the Wrestler Aun asi les ganaria Creo que puede ser la mjejor actuacion de todo la decada de los 2000

  • 8 12-27-2008 at 8:03 am

    jose said...

    Best Picture: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, “The wrestler”
    Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Gueting Married”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Original Screenplay: “The Wrestler”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “Defiance”
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Gomorrah”

  • 9 12-27-2008 at 8:07 am

    marc said...

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, “The wrestler”
    Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Gueting Married”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Original Screenplay: “The Wrestler”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Gomorrah”

  • 10 12-27-2008 at 8:30 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Jose is my write-in choice for Best Original Screenplay.
    As for the rest it seems like Slumdog is getting bigger and bigger without any other film being on the same level of enthusiasm. Hard to predict this while the nominees are even not sure. One more month to get that issue out of the way!

  • 11 12-27-2008 at 8:32 am

    red_wine said...

    I saw Slumdog and it did not seem worthy of Best Picture to me. I’ll be cheering for Milk and Wall-E (if at all it is nominated).

  • 12 12-27-2008 at 8:57 am

    Casey F. said...

    i think theres as good a chance eastwood wins as eastwood doesnt even get a nom

  • 13 12-27-2008 at 8:58 am

    Average Joe said...

    Kris,
    Are you doing your top 10 shots of the year column this year? I was really looking forward to that.

  • 14 12-27-2008 at 9:00 am

    John Foote said...

    Not buying Eastwood for best actor Kris, sorry…think Penn and Rourke simply overpower the sentimentality (as they should) though I must confess that I would not be shocked if he won…seriously Winslet huh? Loved the movie, loved her, but…

  • 15 12-27-2008 at 9:01 am

    Ben M. said...

    Pretty good predictions, the only major changes I would have is with Revolutionary Road sinking fast I don’t think it is winning anything, and I feel Wall-E is gonna get more than just animated feature.

    Slumdog looks pretty safe for picture and director right now (of course that can always change) and best actor seems like a four way toss up between Eastwood, Langella, Rourke and Penn.

  • 16 12-27-2008 at 9:05 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Joe: Next month.

  • 17 12-27-2008 at 9:12 am

    Aaron Chasse said...

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Director: Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight” (He’s only one of two people i think deserve this award, and won’t fall into the academy repetition of giving the director of a best picture winner the award, this year. The other of course being David Fincher)
    Best Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk” (i want Mickey to win, but i think Sean’s got this one in the bag)
    Best Actress: Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Original Screenplay: “Milk”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Film Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Gomorrah”

  • 18 12-27-2008 at 9:19 am

    G said...

    Gran Turdino is not even gonna be nominated. I found that movie to be offensively absurd and laughable. And Clint’s performance was a big piece of ham. Sean Penn’s got it in the bag.

  • 19 12-27-2008 at 9:25 am

    Bryant said...

    Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
    Director: Boyle
    Actor: Langella
    Actress: Streep
    Supporting Actor: Ledger
    Supporting Actress: Winslet
    Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
    Original Screenplay: Wall-E

  • 20 12-27-2008 at 10:06 am

    McGuff said...

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Director: David Fincher, “Benjamin Button”. I think the Academy will respect his ambition.
    Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”
    Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married.” Regrettably.
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Christina Barcelona”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Peter Morgan, “Frost/Nixon”
    Best Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, “Milk”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “Slumdog Millionaire”. I hope it’s Pfister.
    Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: No guess currently.
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “WALL-E”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “The Class”

  • 21 12-27-2008 at 10:10 am

    qq said...

    I don’t think the lack of RR love is going to stop Winslet. Her last three nominations came for films that were dead in the water, BP-wise. Streep’s performance isn’t universally loved and she doesn’t feel due for anything. Winselt does, and that counts for something, for better or worse.

    I agree that Eastwood is just as likely to get snubbed for the nom as he is to win. I hope it’s the former. Penn is just too good.

    Also….how is Wall-E not a slam dunk for Sound Editing?

  • 22 12-27-2008 at 10:23 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    We’ve had this debate before, qq. Check the link to last month’s predictions for my thoughts in full, but in a nutshell, the Academy isn’t typically sophisticated enough — at large — to recognize brilliance within that field. Especially when a summer extravaganza that was also one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year (not that “WALL-E” isn’t the same) is sitting there waiting to be recognized throughout the techs.

    It’s close, but for the moment (assuming it even gets the nod), I think “The Dark Knight” eeks it out.

  • 23 12-27-2008 at 11:01 am

    qq said...

    Ah…just read through the other thread. I can see where you’re coming from, but hopefully Wall-E’s sound design is obvious enough to pull the votes.

    What’s really interesting about that other thread is the Slumdog skepticism. That’s definitely disappeared.

  • 24 12-27-2008 at 11:17 am

    Xavi Rodriguez said...

    qq, I read many of the reviews about RR and I don’t think Kate’s performance is universally loved. But saying that Meryl isn’t due?! YES I know she has 2 Oscars but she also has 11 Nominations in 26 years!! Double that Winslet’s career. Sorry, but we need to see the facts.

    About this, even when her performance wasn’t critical aclaimed, didn’t stop Jessica Lange win it in 1994. Or Glenda Jackson in 1973.

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”
    Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married.” But maybe Streep will win that one.
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”. The only choice for her to winning.
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, “Milk”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “Australia”
    Best Costume Design: “The Duchess”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Song: “Slumodog Millionaire
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “The Class”

  • 25 12-27-2008 at 11:21 am

    JR said...

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”
    Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Gueting Married”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Original Screenplay: “The Wrestler”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Costume Design: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Gomorrah”

  • 26 12-27-2008 at 11:29 am

    Aaron said...

    Wow, I’m really surprised all the attention Marisa Tomei is getting. I love her, but I do not even think she is set in stone for a nomination quite yet. And I have a feeling (or more appropriately I’m HOPING) that Slumdog endures a backlash. Which it kind of already is. It’s a good film, but in no ways is it Oscar-worthy. And WTF was up with that dance sequence at the end???

    Okay, here’s mine:
    Picture: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Director: David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Actor: Sean Penn, Milk
    Actress: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
    Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
    Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
    Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

  • 27 12-27-2008 at 11:40 am

    Patrick F. said...

    Kris, what makes you so sure Kate Winslet will even be nominated???

  • 28 12-27-2008 at 11:46 am

    qq said...

    Xavi, I don’t actually disagree with you. I wasn’t personally saying that Streep isn’t due for anything, I was referring to the widely held perception that Winslet is overdue and Streep already has a trophy room full of statues. Features and interviews throughout the season have built up the overdue narrative in Winslet’s favor, and since there’s not another dominant, obvious performance to reward, I feel like Winslet is the definite favorite. Streep needs the consensus more than Winslet does. Plus, I’ve also read many RR reviews, and Winslet’s performance has been praised more often than the film itself.

  • 29 12-27-2008 at 11:50 am

    Ash said...

    Aaron, if you don’t get WTF was up with the dance sequence, you probably weren’t really paying attention to where the movie started and where it ended.

    As for Kate Winslet, I can’t imagine her not being nominated for SOMETHING. That would just be ridiculous if she wasn’t.

  • 30 12-27-2008 at 1:03 pm

    MARK said...

    i feel winslet wins support,cruz has dropped and tomei picked up winslet wins somewhere and if its in supp streep wins lead and if lead davis wins.

  • 31 12-27-2008 at 1:08 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Patrick: She’s quickly becoming the face of the film’s awards season existence (fitting since it was a passion project for her). The SAG nom is also an obvious indicator. I think it’s between her and Streep for the Oscar and it’ll be close, but one of them has two trophies, so the math becomes a little simpler.

  • 32 12-27-2008 at 1:47 pm

    KING 1 said...

    Is it me, or does anyone think his actress race is between Hathaway and Winslet? In my opinion, they’re the only ones who can win: Hawkins is too quirky and too new to win; Jolie and Streep give good perfs in really mediocre films; Leo stars in an extremely idie and bleak picture; Scott-Thomas perf is too internal for members and it doesn’t help that the film is in french; Blanchette is always good but not what you remember mom coming out of Benjamin Button….

    I don’t know, but it looks like Hathaway would seem the safest bet, since I still believe Kate could vote split with The Reader, or maybe they’ll nominate her in supporting and she’ll win that one.

    Seems like a cop out, but It could happen…i.m.o., I think Hathaway gave the best female performance this year and should win – really heart-wrenching and heartbreaking

  • 33 12-27-2008 at 1:48 pm

    KING 1 said...

    *this

  • 34 12-27-2008 at 1:54 pm

    John Foote said...

    King 1 — the more I hear and read and give it some deep thought the more I believe Anne Hathaway has a strong chance of pulling the Oscar out of the bag and taking it home — breakthrough performance by a fine young actress who also represents box office (Princess Diaries films) and a strong desire to be taken seriously s an actress — add to that of course that she was goddam brilliant in the film and yep…might happen…good call.

  • 35 12-27-2008 at 2:35 pm

    Rob said...

    Am I the only one not convinced by Hathaway’s chances ? People have been citing two co-stars all season long in support who have both failed to grab nominations.

    Rachel Getting Married strikes me as a ‘Far From Heaven’ type of movie, liked by critics, nominated in a few catergories, but ultimately winning ? I doubt it.

    This is not the wall to wall raves of Theron in Monster (in the “shit we never knew you could act” argument) or even Berry (more lack of a viable alternative – Spacek was a dull choice)…

    I don’t buy it at al.

  • 36 12-27-2008 at 3:09 pm

    VHS said...

    Waltz With Bashir is not winning Foreign Language Film. This category was always your handicap, Kris.

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”
    Best Actress: Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Original Screenplay: “Milk”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Costume Design: “The Duchess”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “Wall-E”
    Best Music – Original Song: “Wall-E”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Trouble The Water”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “The Mermaid”

  • 37 12-27-2008 at 3:16 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I figured “Everlasting Moments” if not “Bashir,” but I wouldn’t call the category my “handicap.” From afar, maybe, but was certainly one of the few who saw wins for “No Man’s Land” and, most recently, “The Lives of Others” coming.

  • 38 12-27-2008 at 5:33 pm

    Daniel Crooke said...

    Not too sure about the Eastwood win. I think that, as of now, it’ll go to Rourke.

  • 39 12-27-2008 at 6:55 pm

    KB said...

    Picture – “Milk”
    Director – Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Actor – Sean Penn, “Milk”
    Actress – Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”
    Supporting Actor – Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Supporting Actress – Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    Adapted Screenplay – “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Original Screenplay – “Milk”

  • 40 12-27-2008 at 7:29 pm

    JAB said...

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”
    Best Actress: Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Original Screenplay: “Milk”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Costume Design: “The Duchess”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button””
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Waltz with Bashir”

  • 41 12-27-2008 at 10:55 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Best Sound Editing: WALL-E

    No denying it. The Incredibles won this, and there is no denying the brilliance of the sound design – which, by the way, is the main character of the film. Even the least well-versed in sound design would vote for this, because it’s just THAT obvious.

    “The Dark Knight” has no chance of winning either category here.

  • 42 12-28-2008 at 9:35 am

    Andrew said...

    Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”
    Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
    Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”
    Best Adapted Screenplay: “Doubt”
    Best Original Screenplay: “Milk”
    Best Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Cinematography: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Costume Design: “The Duchess”
    Best Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Music – Original Score: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button””
    Best Music – Original Song: “The Wrestler”
    Best Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Sound Mixing: “The Dark Knight”
    Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
    Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Waltz with Bashir”

  • 43 12-28-2008 at 10:19 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Again, E glish, just because you declare something doesn’t make it so. “The Incredibles” won here because there was no competition. But the Academy membership has shown an ignorance for what is and isn’t “brilliant” in this category time and time again. The film may very well win. It may win both sound categories. But to say “The Dark Knight” has no chance is quite naive. “Bourne” did pretty well for itself in the face of “brilliant” competition.

  • 44 12-29-2008 at 3:33 pm

    VS said...

    “The Incredibles”won because there was no competition??? “Spiderman 2 had no sound effects??