Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscar (Prediction) Results

Best Picture
I said: Slumdog Millionaire
The Academy said: Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Directing
I said: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
The Academy said: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Actor in a Leading Role
I said: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
The Academy said: Sean Penn, Milk (WOW!)

Actress in a Leading Role
I said: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
The Academy said: Kate Winslet, The Reader (I suppose they kinda owe her)

Actor in a Supporting Role
I said: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
The Academy said: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Actress in a Supporting Role
I said: Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Academy said: Penelope Cruz, Vicki Cristina Barcelona

Animated Feature Film
I said: WALL-E
The Academy said: WALL-E

Documentary Feature
I said: Man on Wire
The Academy said: Man on Wire

Other winners:

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Short Film, Animated: Kunio Kato, La Maison en petits cubes
Best Achievement in Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Achievement in Costume Design: Michael O'Connor, The Duchess (shocking)
Best Achievement in Makeup: Greg Cannom, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Achievement in Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Short Film, Live Action: Jochen Alexander Freydank, Spielzeugland
Best Documentary, Short Subjects: Megan Mylan, Smile Pinki
Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Richard King, The Dark Knight
Best Achievement in Sound: Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Achievement in Editing: Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jerry Lewis
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song: "Jai Ho", A.R. Rahman, Sampooran Singh Gulzar, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Foreign Language Film: Okuribito (Departures) (Japan)

A quick tally:

Slumdog Millionaire: 8 wins
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 3 wins
Milk: 2 wins
The Dark Knight: 2 wins
The Reader: 1 win
The Wrestler: 0 wins

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