Who deserves it? Poll results!

Posted by · 7:09 am · February 20th, 2009

The readership of In Contention has spoken.  Here’s who you all think deserves to win across the 24 Oscar categories we polled you on.  A couple of these races were very close but we didn’t have time to revisit the couple of categories that were decided by less than 10 votes.  Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see if there are any parallels Sunday night, but here’s what you had to say:

Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Original Screenplay: “WALL-E”
Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
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): “WALL-E”
Best Music (Original Song): “Down to Earth” from “WALL-E”
Best Sound Editing: “WALL-E”
Best Sound Mixing: “WALL-E”
Best Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

Thanks to everyone for voting.  Enjoy the show!

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17 responses so far

  • 1 2-20-2009 at 7:41 am

    Homero said...

    Wow, they almost completely line up with my own predictions except I’m still feeling Jai Ho in place of Down to Earth.

    2 more days!!

  • 2 2-20-2009 at 7:44 am

    Mr. F said...

    Hopefully the results will be the same, especially the WALL-E sweep

  • 3 2-20-2009 at 8:12 am

    leocdc said...

    I love to see WALL-E with 5 oscars. but i can live with 4 anyway.
    Today I’ll see Slumdog Millionaire. Finally is on cinemas here on Chile.
    Yet to see Frost/Nixon… my top 5 is
    1. Wall-E
    2. TDK
    3. In Bruges
    4. Revolutionary Road
    5. Gran Torino (i’m easy with the tears)
    Dark horses:
    The Wrestler
    Auf der anderen Seite
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    However I think that this was a weak year on movies.
    Thanks for this year of info about one of my passions. You are great Incontention
    Today I’ll see my final top 5 (I’ve not seen the movies less famous but great accord to critics like Gomorra, Hunger, The Christmas Tale, Walthz with Bashir, The Class etc).
    Saludos desde Chile.

  • 4 2-20-2009 at 8:27 am

    Ryan said...

    Great showing for Wall-E. If Slumdog wins just those four Oscars, I will still be quite happy.

    And of course YES on the Kate Winslet win.

    Not bad at all.

  • 5 2-20-2009 at 9:18 am

    Marshall said...

    I thought we were re-voting on the categories that were decided by less than 10 votes.

  • 6 2-20-2009 at 9:19 am

    red_wine said...

    Where are Best Animated Film and Best Documentary? If we include Best Animated film, Wall-E went 6 for 6. But alas, I believe its going to win only 1, maximum 2 Oscars on Sunday.
    These are seriously a decent set of winners, I wouldn’t mind these winners on Oscar night, since much of these things are a foregone conclusion.

  • 7 2-20-2009 at 9:19 am

    Matt said...

    WALL-E actually won 6 in these polls. Best Animated Feature was for some strange reason left out of the recap.

  • 8 2-20-2009 at 9:33 am

    The Z said...

    Wasn’t this supposed to be what the readers prefer? It just looks like the standard predicted winners.

  • 9 2-20-2009 at 10:40 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Marshall: There wasn’t going to be a re-vote, I was just going to post those polls again to see if there would be much of a change when those who hadn’t already voted chimed in. But, we ran out of time. Sorry.

    Matt: No “strange reason” about it, unless you call accidentally leaving off a category “strange.”

    Z: It was indeed supposed to be what readers prefer. If somehow that wasn’t made clear by the words “Who deserves it?” before each poll, then I can’t be held responsible for those who decided to predict instead of offer their preference.

  • 10 2-20-2009 at 10:41 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    red_wine: We never posted a poll for the docs because I highly doubt the entire readership had the chance to see each of the nominees.

  • 11 2-20-2009 at 12:54 pm

    Ken said...

    Hopefully Those with Slumdog fever will be able to take the blinders off and actually vote for the most deserving in several categories. The fact that Slumdog could sweep and even take the Sound awards from Wall-E (and even TDK) are simply insane. The sound in Slumdog was by no means bad, but it was clearly not the best achievement of the year.

  • 12 2-20-2009 at 12:56 pm

    Kyle said...

    I see Wall-E winning at least 2 (Animated, and one of the sound awards), but it could feasibly win upwards of 6. Best case scenario I think is it wins 4.

  • 13 2-20-2009 at 4:24 pm

    Glenn said...

    See! SEE! Not even regular people can come up with anything interesting.

    Hence, people should shut the hell up about how bad the Academy is since, as this has shown, regular people can’t surprise us anymore than they Academy can.

  • 14 2-20-2009 at 4:27 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Yeah, I’ve gotta say I was hoping our readership would shake things up a little in some categories. Next year, guys!

  • 15 2-20-2009 at 5:11 pm

    Zac said...

    Was there a poll asking if Kate Winslet was nominated for the wrong movie? I could’ve sworn there was.

  • 16 2-20-2009 at 7:00 pm

    Chris said...

    Milk’s screenplay is better than Wall-E’s.

  • 17 2-20-2009 at 11:29 pm

    Steven said...

    Well, most of my picks didn’t win. Except for WALL-E and Winslet and some tech categories. I guess I’m on my own…