Monday, February 23, 2009

Academy Awards, 2008

ACADEMY AWARDS, 2008


Prediction Accuracy: 86%

^^ denotes 'my prediction'.

BEST PICTURE
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON  
FROST/NIXON

MILK

THE READER

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
^^ winner!

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) ^^ 
winner!
Stephen Daldry (THE READER)

David Fincher (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)
 
Ron Howard (FROST/NIXON)

Gus Van Sant (MILK)



BEST LEADING ACTOR
Richard Jenkins (THE VISITOR)
Frank Langella (FROST/NIXON)

Sean Penn (MILK)
 
winner!
Brad Pitt (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)

Mickey Rourke (THE WRESTLER)
^^

BEST LEADING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway (RACHEL GETTING MARRIED)
Angelina Jolie (CHANGELING)

Melissa Leo (FROZEN RIVER)

Meryl Streep (DOUBT)

Kate Winslet (THE READER)
^^
winner!


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin (MILK)
Robert Downey Jr. (TROPIC THUNDER)

Philip Seymour Hoffman (DOUBT)

Heath Ledger (THE DARK KNIGHT)
^^ 
winner!
Michael Shannon (REVOLUTIONARY ROAD)



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams (DOUBT)
Penelope Cruz (VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA)
^^
winner!
Viola Davis (DOUBT)
 
Taraji P. Henson (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)

Marisa Tomei (THE WRESTLER)
 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
FROZEN RIVER
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY

IN BRUGES

MILK ^^ winner!
WALL.E


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
DOUBT

FROST/NIXON
THE READER

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
^^ winner!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
CHANGELING
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

THE DARK KNIGHT
 
THE READER

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
^^ winner!

BEST FILM EDITING
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
 
FROST/NIXON

MILK

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE ^^ winner!

BEST ART DIRECTION
CHANGELING
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
^^ winner!
THE DARK KNIGHT
 
THE DUCHESS
 
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD


BEST COSTUME DESIGN
AUSTRALIA
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
 
THE DUCHESS
^^ winner!
MILK

REVOLUTIONARY ROAD


BEST MAKEUP
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON ^^ winner!
THE DARK KNIGHT
 
HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON  
DEFIANCE

MILK

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
^^ winner!
WALL.E


BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Jai Ho" (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) ^^ winner!
"O Saya" (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE)

"Down To Earth" (WALL.E)


BEST SOUND
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
 
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
^^ winner!
WALL.E
 
WANTED


BEST SOUND EDITING
THE DARK KNIGHT  winner!
IRON MAN

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
^^
WALL.E

WANTED

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON ^^ winner!
THE DARK KNIGHT

IRON MAN

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BOLT
KUNG FU PANDA
 
WALL.E
^^ winner!

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX (Germany)
THE CLASS (France)
 
REVANCHE (Austria)

DEPARTURES (Japan)
winner!
WALTZ WITH BASHIR (Israel) ^^

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
THE BETRAYAL - NERAKHOON
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
 
THE GARDEN

MAN ON WIRE ^^ winner!

TROUBLE THE WATER

WELL DONE OSCAR WINNERS!

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