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Oscar/Spirits Ballot: Peter Knegt

Oscar/Spirits Ballot: Peter Knegt

Peter Knegt, indieWIRE [blog]

Film Independent’s Spirit Awards

Best Feature:
Will Win: “The Wrestler
Should Win: “Wendy & Lucy

Best Director:
Will Win: Jonathan Demme, “Rachel Getting Married”
Should Win: Lance Hammer, “Ballast”

Best First Feature:
Will Win/Should Win: “Synecdoche, New York

John Cassavetes Award:
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
Will Win/Should Win: “Prince of Broadway

Best Screenplay:
Will Win/Should Win: Charlie Kaufman, “Synecdoche, New York”

Best First Screenplay:
Will Win/Should Win: Jenny Lumet, “Rachel Getting Married”

Best Female Lead:
Will Win: Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”
Should Win: Michelle Williams, “Wendy & Lucy”

Best Male Lead:
Will Win/Should Win: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

Best Supporting Female:
Will Win: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Should Win: Rosemarie DeWitt, “Rachel Getting Married”

Best Supporting Male:
Will Win: James Franco, “Milk”
Should Win: JimMyron Ross, “Ballast”

Best Cinematography:
Will Win/Should Win: Maryse Alberti, “The Wrestler”

Best Documentary:
Will Win: “Man on Wire
Should Win: “Up The Yangtze

Best Foreign Film:
Will Win/Should Win: “The Class

If you could wish for one thing to happen the night of the Spirits, what would it be?
“Wendy & Lucy” wins both awards its nominated for.

Academy Awards

Best Picture:
Will Win: “Slumdog Millionaire
Should Win: “Milk

Best Director:
Will Win: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Should Win: Gus Van Sant, “Milk”

Best Actress:
Will Win: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”
Should Win: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”

Best Actor:
Will Win: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”
Should Win: Rourke, though to have it be a neck-and-neck race between the two truly finest male lead performances of the year is fantastic.

Best Supporting Actress:
Will Win/Should Win: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Best Supporting Actor:
Will Win/Should Win: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

Best Original Screenplay:
Will Win: Dustin Lance Black, “Milk”
Should Win: Mike Leigh, “Happy-Go-Lucky”

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Will Win: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Should Win: N/A

Best Animated Film:
Will Win/Should Win: “WALL-E

Best Foreign Language Film:
Will Win: “Waltz With Bashir
Should Win: “Waltz” or “The Class” are both fine by me.

Best Documentary:
Will Win: “Man on Wire
Should Win: “Trouble The Water

Best Cinematography:
Will Win: Anthony Dod Mantle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Should Win: Wally Pfister, “The Dark Knight”

Best Makeup:
Will Win/Should Win: Greg Cannom, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

If you could wish for one thing to happen the night of the Oscars, what would it be?
Angelina Jolie pulls a hissy fit and yells “Fuck you, Kate” at the stage before wandering off into the crowd.

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