Monday, January 19, 2009

Final Oscar Nom Predix, NFP-Style

When I was a child, I was very good at prognosticating these. Then I grew up, but instead of putting away childish things, like Paul does in the Bible, I simply got worse at them. But I keep trying. I am doing my damnedest to hang onto childish things, but we'll see if I've still got any gift at all.

BEST PICTURE
I'm guessing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL•E
Edging out Milk
Unless it's to be The Reader, The Wrestler, Revolutionary Road

BEST DIRECTOR
I'm guessing Darren Aronofsky (Wrestler), Danny Boyle (Slumdog), David Fincher (Benjamin), Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight), Gus Van Sant (Milk)
Edging out Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon)
Unless it's to be Stephen Daldry (Reader), Allen (Vicky), Stanton (WALL•E), Mendes (Road)

BEST ACTRESS
I'm guessing Anne Hathaway (Rachel), Sally Hawkins (Happy), Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Meryl Streep (Doubt), Kate Winslet (Road; but for Reader)
Edging out Michelle Williams (Wendy and Lucy)
Unless it's to be Melissa Leo (Frozen River), Kristin Scott Thomas (I've Loved), Cate Blanchett (Benjamin)

BEST ACTOR
I'm guessing Clint Eastwood (Torino), Richard Jenkins (Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Mickey Rourke (Wrestler)
Edging out Brad Pitt (Benjamin)
Unless it's to be Leonardo DiCaprio (Road), Dev Patel (Slumdog)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
I'm guessing Adams (Doubt), Cruz (Vicky), Davis (Doubt), Tomei (Wrestler), Winslet (Reader)
Edging out Henson (Benjamin)
Unless it's to be DeWitt (Rachel)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
I'm guessing Brolin (Milk), Downey (Tropic), Hoffman (Doubt), Ledger (Dark Knight), Pitt (Burn)
Edging out Patel (Slumdog)
Unless it's to be Kapoor (Slumdog), Marsan (Happy), Shannon (Road), Franco (Milk), Irwin (Rachel), Fiennes (Reader), Fiennes (Duchess)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
I'm guessing Milk, Rachel Getting Married, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, WALL•E, The Wrestler
Edging out The Visitor
Unless it's to be Burn After Reading, Happy-Go-Lucky, In Bruges, Gran Torino, Synecdoche, New York (and Frozen River)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
I'm guessing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire
Edging out The Dark Knight
Unless it's to be Revolutionary Road

BEST FOREIGN FILM
I'm guessing The Class, Departures, The Necessities of Life, Revanche, Waltz with Bashir
Edging out Tear This Heart Out
Unless it's to be Everlasting Moments, Three Monkeys, The Baader Meinhof Complex

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
I'm guessing Encounters, I.O.U.S.A., Man on Wire, They Killed..., Trouble the Water
Edging out Standard Operating Procedure
Unless it's to be Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Betrayal, Glass (and The Garden)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
I'm guessing C.C.Benjamin, Dark, Reader, Road, Slumdog
Edging out Wrestler
Unless it's to be Changeling, Australia, Rachel

BEST ART DIRECTION
I'm guessing Changeling, C.C.Benjamin, Dark, Road, Slumdog
Edging out Duchess
Unless it's to be Reader, Australia, Doubt

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
I'm guessing Brideshead, Changeling, C.C.Benjamin, Duchess, Road
Edging out Australia
Unless it's to be Brothers Bloom, Dark, Sex, Slumdog, Other Boleyn Girl, Reader (and Milk)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
I'm guessing Bolt, WALL•E, Waltz
Edging out Kung Fu Panda

BEST FILM EDITING
I'm guessing C.C.Benjamin, Dark, Frost, Slumdog, Wrestler
Edging out Milk
Unless it's to be WALL•E, Reader, Iron Man

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
I'm guessing C.C.Benjamin, Dark, Defiance, Reader, Slumdog
Edging out Frost
Unless it's to be Changeling, WALL•E, Road, Indiana (and Milk)

BEST SOUND
I'm guessing C.C.Benjamin, Dark, Iron, Slumdog, WALL•E
Edging out Quantum
Unless it's to be Indiana, Defiance, Australia (and Wanted)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
I'm guessing "Down to Earth," "I Thought I Lost You," "Jaiho," "Once in a Lifetime," "The Wrestler"
Edging out "O Saya"
Unless it's to be "Trouble the Water," "By the Boab Tree," "In Rodanthe," "The Call," "Gran Torino," "Count on Me"

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
I'm guessing C.C.Benjamin, Dark, Iron Man
Edging out Journey
Unless it's to be Australia, Hellboy II, Mummy

BEST SOUND EFFECTS
I'm guessing C.C.Benjamin, Dark, Indiana, Iron Man, WALL•E
Edging out Quantum
Unless it's to be Defiance, Slumdog (and Wanted)

BEST MAKEUP
I'm guessing C.C.Benjamin, Dark, Hellboy II
Edging out Wrestler
Unless it's to be Tropic, Reader, Synecdoche

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3 Comments:

Blogger Guy said...

You're a braver man than I. I was predicting a "WALL-E" Best Picture nod, but bailed out at the last minute.

I figured that if/when "Frost/Nixon" get nominated in its stead, I'll at least have the consolation of being right. If not, then I have the joy of being wrong.

2:36 PM, January 19, 2009  
Blogger Cal said...

I'm predicting the same BP lineup as you.

It seems stupid to bet against the PGA/DGA five but Wall-E has so many fans and I don't think Milk has ever really took off beyond the critics (reception and awards).

5:41 PM, January 19, 2009  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

@Guy: Delicious logic.

@Cal: Equally delicious, and not just because you agree with me!

7:25 PM, January 19, 2009  

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