Are you different?

Posted by · 7:25 am · January 19th, 2009

Okay, by now, most Oscarwatchers and prognozticators are expecting the same five titles to pop up in the Best Picture category: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Dark Knight,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Milk” and “Slumdog Millionaire.”

But not everyone.

My questiont o you is, if you are predicting a DIFFERENT lineup, what is it?  I figure there are only so many combinations that can come out of the sane awards-watching universe, but I’m prepared to be surprised.  Tell us your different angle on the season.  I’m curious…

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  • 1 1-19-2009 at 12:36 pm

    Mike said...

    Sorry forgot to post my list is earlier:

    Ben Button
    TDK/Wrestler/Dobut (2 of these)

  • 2 1-19-2009 at 1:09 pm

    steve said...

    Dark Knight
    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Wrestler

  • 3 1-19-2009 at 1:33 pm

    Big Braveheart said...

    Call these lists different?

    The Dark Knight
    In Bruges
    The Wrestler
    W. ( Just kidding but you never know!)

    The Watchmen will be the best film of 2009!

  • 4 1-19-2009 at 1:34 pm

    Big Braveheart said...

    Yo! ain’t seen it but what about Che?

  • 5 1-19-2009 at 1:45 pm

    Jeremy said...

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Revolutionary Road
    Slumdog Millionaire

    I just don’t see the Academy nominating something as mainstream and action-oriented as The Dark Knight. We’ll see.

  • 6 1-19-2009 at 2:01 pm

    Patrick said...

    The academy will show some balls and nominate the greatest film of the year, “The Wrestler.”

    The Dark Knight
    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Wrestler

  • 7 1-19-2009 at 2:03 pm

    Patrick said...

    …sorry, I meant to include Milk.

  • 8 1-19-2009 at 2:18 pm

    JC said...

    Might as well give Slumdog all the slots, as nothing else is gonna win. ;)

  • 9 1-19-2009 at 3:47 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    “Yo! ain’t seen it but what about Che?”

    Braveheart, when you do see it, you’ll understand why I say: NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS.

    Interesting film. Superb performance from Del Toro. But it’s so far outside the Academy’s comfort zone, it’s hard to express.

  • 10 1-19-2009 at 3:55 pm

    Simone said...

    The Dark Knight**
    Slumdog Millionaire*

    * only because of the silly hype
    ** I want TDK to win

  • 11 1-19-2009 at 4:04 pm

    Sam said...

    I’m hoping that The Dark Knight is not included. Not a great film…sorry all you lovers…the ending stunk, and it was practically insufferable when Ledger was not on screen

    I am hoping that TDK is out, and The Wrestler is in. If not The Wrestler, then The Reader.

  • 12 1-19-2009 at 4:08 pm

    JC said...

    You have every right to your wrong opinion. ;)

  • 13 1-19-2009 at 6:53 pm

    Michael Rogers said...

    My opinion doesn’t matter so I may as well go a little crazy:

    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Dark Knight
    The Wrestler

  • 14 1-19-2009 at 7:01 pm

    Adrianna said...

    “Gran Torino” instead of “Frost/Nixon”, as the film that gets more passionate following, while “Frost” has more appreciation for the acting ensemble.

    The other four seem pretty solid.

    Possibly, “Happy Go Lucky” instead of “Slumdog” if “Slumdog”is seen as too violent.

    And if “Dark Knight” doesn’t get in, it’s substitute could be anything: “In Bruges”, “The Changeling”, “Iron Man”etc.

  • 15 1-19-2009 at 10:19 pm

    Eunice said...

    My Best Picture five are:

    Slumdog Millionaire
    Revolutionary Road
    The Dark Knight

  • 16 1-20-2009 at 12:49 pm

    King said...

    Just thought I should throw this professor is also a member of the Academy Awards (as a producer)

    His five in order:

    1. Slumdog Millionaire (beautiful film)
    2. Milk (a nice little movie)
    3. The Wrestler (art)
    4. Frost/Nixon (exceeded very little expectation going in)
    5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (“reluctantly”)

  • 17 1-20-2009 at 12:58 pm

    JC said...

    Why would your professor even have Button on his list if he’s “reluctant” about it? Surely he can come up with five films he’s genuinely enthusiastic about. Is he afraid that would be throwing a vote away?

  • 18 1-20-2009 at 1:34 pm

    King said...

    that’s what I think…but i didn’t have time to ask him.

  • 19 1-20-2009 at 2:22 pm

    S. R. Clinkscales said...

    a. Gran Torino
    b. In Bruges
    c. Wall-E
    d. Doubt
    e. Milk