Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Oscar predictions? Yeah, that's right. I gambled on WALL-E for sound

Will I lose in the annual contest against our resident Academy Award Psychic, chris-brad? You can bet on it (and I fault my shortcomings to my love of WALL-E and a fake endorsement from the Governator).

In the spirit of public punishment, here are my predictions. Please, please, please post your picks in the comments. If you need the list, click here.

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler (2008)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Best Achievement in Directing
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Milk (2008): Dustin Lance Black

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Simon Beaufoy

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Achievement in Editing
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Chris Dickens

Best Achievement in Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo

Best Achievement in Costume Design
The Duchess (2008): Michael O'Connor

Best Achievement in Makeup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Greg Cannom

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
WALL·E (2008): Thomas Newman

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): A.R. Rahman, Gulzar ("Jai Ho")

Best Achievement in Sound
WALL·E (2008)

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
The Dark Knight (2008)

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
WALL·E (2008)

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Vals Im Bashir (2008)(Israel)

Best Documentary, Features
Man on Wire (2008)

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306

Best Short Film, Animated
Presto (2008): Doug Sweetland

Best Short Film, Live Action
Spielzeugland (2007)

PHOTO: Arnold Schwarzenegger at "T3" premiere in Berlin, 2003 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber).

12 comments:

ChrisBrad said...

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Sean Penn, for Milk

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Kate Winslet, for The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Heath Ledger, for The Dark Knight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Penélope Cruz, for Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Achievement in Directing
Danny Boyle, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Dustin Lance Black, for Milk

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Simon Beaufoy, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Editing
Chris Dickens, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Donald Graham Burt and Victor J. Zolfo, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Michael O'Connor, for The Duchess

Best Achievement in Makeup
Greg Cannom, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
A.R. Rahman, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
A.R. Rahman and Gulzar, for "Jai Ho,” for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Ed Novick, Lora Hirschberg and Gary Rizzo, for The Dark Knight

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
The Dark Knight

Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Timothy Webber and Paul J. Franklin, for The Dark Knight

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Waltz With Bashir (Vals Im Bashir) - Israel

Best Documentary, Features
Man On Wire

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
The Conscience of Nhem En

Best Short Film, Animated
Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action
New Boy

Patrick said...

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Kate Winslet for The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis for Doubt

Best Achievement in Directing
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
In Bruges: Martin McDonagh

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Changeling: Tom Stern
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Editing
The Dark Knight: Lee Smith


Best Achievement in Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Revolutionary Road: Albert Wolsky

Best Achievement in Makeup
The Dark Knight: John Caglione Jr., Conor O'Sullivan

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire: A.R. Rahman

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
WALL·E: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman ("Down to Earth")

Best Achievement in Sound
WALL·E (2008)


Best Achievement in Sound Editing
The Dark Knight (2008)

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Eric Barba, Edson Williams

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
WALL·E

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Vals Im Bashir (Israel)

Best Documentary, Features
Man on Wire

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
The Witness from the Balcony of

Best Short Film, Animated
Presto: Doug Sweetland

Best Short Film, Live Action
The PigSpielzeugland

Alexandyr Kent said...

Giddy up. ... Thanks, c-b and Patrick.

Chris Lyon, can you repost your picks?

ChrisBrad said...

I forgot that Chris Lyon BOLDLY made his pics last month.

I am curious how he feels about them now!

Alexandyr Kent said...

CHRIS LYON'S PICS

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Jenkins for The Visitor

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Achievement in Directing
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Frozen River

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Editing
Frost/Nixon

Best Achievement in Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Revolutionary Road

Best Achievement in Makeup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire ("Jai Ho")

Best Achievement in Sound
The Dark Knight

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
The Dark Knight

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
WALL·E

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
I haven't seen any of them yet so it's just a guess.

Best Documentary, Features
Trouble the Water

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306

Best Short Film, Animated
La Maison en Petits Cubes: Kunio KatoOktapodi

Best Short Film, Live Action
New Boy (2007)

Marian D said...

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Sean Penn, for Milk

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Kate Winslet, for The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Heath Ledger, for The Dark Knight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams

Best Achievement in Directing
Danny Boyle, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Dustin Lance Black, for Milk

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Simon Beaufoy, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Editing
Chris Dickens, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Donald Graham Burt and Victor J. Zolfo, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Michael O'Connor, for The Duchess

Best Achievement in Makeup
Greg Cannom, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button : Alexandre Desplat

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
WALL·E (2008): Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman ("Down to Earth")

Best Achievement in Sound
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Slumdog Millionaire



Best Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Eric Barba, Edson Williams


Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Waltz With Bashir - Israel

Best Documentary, Features
Man On Wire

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306


Best Short Film, Animated
This Way Up (2008)

Best Short Film, Live Action
Manon on the Asphalt

Marian D said...

May I add, that although I picked Sean Penn for best actor, I will be really excited if Richard Jenkins wins

Alexandyr Kent said...

Cool. Thanks, Marian. Keep 'em coming.

Pan's Pantry said...

(I have no credentials, but won't you think I'm smart if I win?)

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Sean Penn, for Milk

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Kate Winslet, for The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Heath Ledger, for The Dark Knight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Marissa Tomei, The Wrestler

Best Achievement in Directing
Danny Boyle, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Dustin Lance Black, for Milk

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Simon Beaufoy, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Editing
Chris Dickens, for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Donald Graham Burt and Victor J. Zolfo, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Costume Design
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Jacqueline West

Best Achievement in Makeup
Greg Cannom, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
A.R. Rahman

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
"O Saya"
Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

Best Achievement in Sound
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Eric Barba, Edson Williams

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Waltz With Bashir - Israel

Best Documentary, Features
Man On Wire

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
THE CONSCIENCE OF NHEM EN
Steven Okazaki

Best Short Film, Animated
This Way Up (2008)

Best Short Film, Live Action
THE PIG
Tivi Magnusson and Dorte Høgh

Anonymous said...

Alex,

Is your Best Short Film Live Action pick "The Pig" OR
"Spielzeugland" (Toyland)?

Alexandyr Kent said...

Ooo! Good catch. Thankee.

It's Spielzugland, all the way.

Alexandyr Kent said...

Patrick, you need to clarify too.