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Updated Oscar Predictions

Updated Oscar Predictions

indieWIRE posted another awards season conversation between myself and Eugene today, so I figured I’d post some updated predictions to supplement it. No need for commentary, it’ll be in the other piece, but I did add a “sixth choice” and “dark horse” selection if anyone finds that particularly amusing. After the jump…

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Milk
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Sixth: Australia
Dark Horse: WALL-E

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Baz Luhrman, Australia
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant, Milk

Sixth: Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road
Dark Horse: Matteo Garrone, Gomorrah

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo diCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Sixth: Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
Dark Horse: Michael Fassbender, Hunger

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Sixth: Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Dark Horse: Michelle Williams, Wendy & Lucy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr, Tropic Thunder
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

Sixth: James Franco, Milk
Dark Horse: Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Elsa Zylberstein, I’ve Loved You So Long

Sixth:Viola Davis, Doubt
Dark Horse: Hiam Abbas, The Visitor

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Happy-Go-Lucky
I’ve Loved You So Long
Milk
Rachel Getting Married
Vicky Christina Barcelona

Sixth: The Visitor
Dark Horse: Synecdoche, New York

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Gomorrah
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Sixth: Defiance
Dark Horse: The Dark Knight

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E
Waltz With Bazhir

BEST FOREIGN FILM
The Class (France)
Gomorrah (Italy)
The Mermaid (Russia)
Revanche (Austria)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Encounters at the End of the World
Man on Wire
Religulous
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Trouble The Water

BEST EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Defiance
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Defiance
Revolutionary Road

BEST ART DIRECTION
Australia
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Revolutionary Road
The Road

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Another Way To Die” (Quantum of Solace – Jack White & Alicia Keys)
“Down to Earth” (WALL-E – Peter Gabriel)
“Jai Ho” (Slumdog Millionaire – AR Rahmen)
“Last Chance” (High School Musical 3 – Zac et al)
“The Wrestler” (The Wrestler – Bruce Springsteen)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Defiance
Doubt
WALL-E

BEST SOUND MIXING
Australia
The Dark Knight
Defiance
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight
Defiance
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man
WALL-E

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man
WALL-E

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Tropic Thunder

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