Friday, January 16, 2009

Naming the Nominees

Typically, the Academy Award nominations are announced on a Tuesday morning about a month from the date of the show, however, this year the new President will be sworn in on that Tuesday and so the new day is Thursday, Jan. 22. Out of 40 nominees, I am aiming for at least 37 correct. Wish me luck!

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Screenplay:
Frozen River
Gran Torino

Best Supporting Actor:
Michael Shannon-Revolutionary Road
Heath Ledger-The Dark Knight
Josh Brolin-Milk
Philip Seymour Hoffman-Doubt
Robert Downey, Jr-Tropic Thunder
(upset-James Franco for Milk)

Best Supporting Actress:
Penelope Cruz-Vicki Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis-Doubt
Taraji P. Henson-The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei-The Wrestler
Amy Adams-Doubt

Best Actor:
Sean Penn-Milk
Frank Langella-Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt-The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke-The Wrestler
Richard Jenkins-The Visitor

Best Actress:
Sally Hawkins-Happy-Go-Lucky
Kate Winslet-Revolutionary Road
Anne Hathaway-Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep-Doubt
Angelina Jolie-Changeling
(upsets-Emma Thompson for Last Chance Harvey & Kristin Scott Thomas for I've Loved You So Long)

Best Director:
Danny Boyle-Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher-The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Gus Van Sant-Milk
Ron Howard-Frost/Nixon
Stephen Daldry-The Reader

Best Picture:
The Dark Knight
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire

Stay tuned....



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