Saturday, February 14, 2009

2008 Oscar Predictions and Hopes! (Summarized Version)

Here are my Oscar wants and predictions for 2008, just in case you didn't see my score of Oscar analysis. Of course, for more detailed reactions to the performances, check out the originals.

Best Picture:

What I want: Slumdog Millionaire (ed. not anymore...)

What I predict: Milk

The other nominees (in order of preference):
The Reader
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon

Best Actor :

Who I want: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Who I predict: Sean Penn, Milk

The other nominees:
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Actress:

Who I want: Melissa Leo, Frozen River

Who I predict: Meryl Streep, Doubt

The other nominees:
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Kate Winslet, The Reader
Angelina Jolie, Changeling

Best Supporting Actor:

Who I want: Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

Who I predict: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

The other nominees:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder

Best Supporting Actress (Field: A-):

Who I want: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Who I predict: Viola Davis, Doubt

The other nominees:
Amy Adams, Doubt
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Director:

Who I want: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Who I predict: Gus Van Sant, Milk

The other nominees:
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon

Best Original Screenplay

Who I want: Dustin Lance Black, Milk

Who I predict: Dustin Lance Black, Milk

The other nominees:
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Andrew Stanton/Jim Reardon/Pete Docter, Wall-E
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River


Best Adapted Screenplay (Field: B+)

Who I want: John Patrick Shanley, Doubt

Who I predict: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

The other nominees:
David Hare, The Reader
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon

A little less analyzed, here are the other categories:

Animated Film:

Who I want and predict: Wall-E

Other nominees (haven't seen these two):
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda

Art Direction:

Who I want: Revolutionary Road

Who I predict: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Other nominees (preference):
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Changeling

Cinematography:

Who I want and I predict: Slumdog Millionaire

Other nominees (preference):
The Dark Knight
The Reader
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Changeling

Costume Design:

Who I want and I predict: Revolutionary Road

Other nominees (preference):
Australia
The Duchess
Milk
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Documentary Feature:

Who I want and predict: Man on Wire

Other nominees (only have seen one besides Man):
Encounters at the End of the World
Trouble the Water
The Garden
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

Documentary Short (no preference whatsoever since I have not seen any of these):

Who I predict: The Conscience of Nhem En

Other nominees:
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

Film Editing (definite preference):

Who I want and who I predict: Slumdog Millionaire

Other nominees (in order):
The Dark Knight
Milk
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon

Foreign Language Film (only seen my choice):

Who I want and who I predict: Waltz With Bashir

The other nominees:
The Class
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Departures
Revanche

Makeup:

Who I want: The Dark Knight

Who I predict: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Other nominee:
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Music (Original Score):

Who I want and who I predict: Slumdog Millionaire

The other nominees (in order of preference):
Defiance
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Milk
Wall-E

Original Song:

Who I want and who I predict: "Jaiho" (Slumdog Millionaire)

Other nominees (preference):
"O...Saya" (Slumdog Millionaire)
"Down to Earth" (Wall-E)

Sound Editing:

Who I want and who I predict: The Dark Knight

Other nominees (preference):
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E
Wanted

Sound Mixing:

Who I want and who I predict: The Dark Knight

Other nominees (preference):
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E
Wanted
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Visual Effects:

Who I want and who I predict: The Dark Knight

Other nominees:
Iron Man
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Short Film (Animated) (Field: B-):

Who I want: Lavatory - Lovestory

Who I predict: This Way Up

Other nominees (in order of preference except for "Cubes"):
Presto
Oktapodi
La Maison en Petit Cubes

Short Film (Live Action) (Field: B):

Who I predict and want: On the Line

Other nominees (in order of preference):
New Boy
Manon on the Asphalt
Spielzeugland (Toyland)
The Pig

So there you are.

2 comments:

Tom said...

Hey! Thanks for entering my contest! You really think Milk is going to win, eh?

Flick P. Monster said...

Yup. I have my reasons, especially the fact that Hollywood is a very liberal group that leans definitely towards political films. Plus, the Slumdog backlash is coming back to haunt. Thank you for the response!

--- Flick P. Monster