Friday, December 26

AND THE RESULTS ARE IN... (Well Almost But Not Really At All)

The Oscars may be months away, but everyone is already buzzing about who the nominees and winners will be!!! Since most of the critics have given away their "Pre-Oscar" Awards, it is safe to go ahead and make some predictions...

This is what the guys at Oscar-watch are reporting... The clear front runner for Best Picture is Slumdog Millionaire... this is a definite must-see. It's in indie flick so you might have to actually search for a theater, but trust that it's worth the search. Of course, Dark Knight is not doing too poorly either. Heath Ledger will probably take the best supporting actor win... Another must-see that is currently out right now is Milk. It's about the first openly-gay politician, Harvey Milk. Sean Penn is the front runner for Best Actor because for his role in that movie. Make sure you notice that our girl Taraji P. Henson is being considered for an Oscar for her role in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Even if she doesn't win, this will definitely increase her visibility. And you must admit that she has come a looong way since Baby Boy. I have yet to see The Wrestler, but apparently it has some really good reviews and is front-runner in several categories.

The number that is next to the movie denotes the amount of awards that it has won already

Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire (12)
The Dark Knight (3)
Milk (3)
Wall-E (3)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2)
Frost/Nixon (1)
Happy-Go-Lucky (1)
Wendy and Lucy (1)

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire (16)
Gus Van Sant, Milk (2)
Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married (1)
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon (1)
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky (1)
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1)
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight (1)
Andrew Stanton, Wall-E (1)

Best Actor
Sean Penn, Milk (12)
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler (11)
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon (2)
Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino (1)
Ricky Gervais, Ghost Town (1)
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor (1)

Best Actress
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky (8)
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married (6)
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road (4)
Melissa Leo, Frozen River (3)
Meryl Streep, Doubt (2)
Angelina Jolie, Changeling (2)
Michelle Williams, Wendy and Lucy (1)

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight (21)
Josh Brolin, Milk (2)
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road (1)

Best Supporting Actress
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler (7)
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (6)
Viola Davis, Doubt (5)
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married (4)
Kate Winslet, The Reader (3)
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1)

Best Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black, Milk (4)
Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married (4)
Tom McCarthy, The Visitor (2)
Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, Wall-E (2)
Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York (1)
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky (1)
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges (1)
Nick Schenk, Gran Torino (1)
Robert D. Siegel, The Wrestler (1)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire (10)
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon (5)
Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, The Dark Knight (1)
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1)

Who do you think deserves a golden statue in 2009???

Also, make sure to check out our top Movies of 2008 list that we will be dropping before the year is out!!!

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