January 21, 2009

Oscar Predix for the Four Majors

We'll see how right I am in the morning...

Best Actor

  • Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
  • Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
  • Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
  • Sean Penn, Milk
  • Zac Efron, High School Musical 3
Best Actress

  • Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
  • Camilla Belle, 10,000 BC
  • Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
  • Meryl Streep, Doubt
  • Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Director

  • Andrew Stanton, WALL•E
  • Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
  • Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Jon Avnet, 88 Minutes
  • Jon Avnet, Righteous Kill

Best Picture

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Gran Torino
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Spirit


Bill C said...

Interest of full disclosure, I slightly revised these shortly after posting.

theoldboy said...

Frank Miller's acceptance speech: "You all must be dense or retarded or something, because I can't believe we beat the Goddamn Batman. Um, I'd like to thank Will Eisner, such a brilliant artist that I had no choice but to bring my vision of Rob Rodriguez's vision of my vision of his vision to the screen. Also I'd like to graciously thank whores, and grit, but mostly whores, for making this possible."

Bill C said...

"I had no choice but to bring my vision of Rob Rodriguez's vision of my vision of his vision to the screen"

It's funny 'cause it's true.

Jefferson said...

"The statuette on my dresser is a baptism ..."

Rick said...

I understand Jon Avnet not receiving two nominations for director because that generally does not happen, but he didn't even get one? That is just ridiculous! What does the man have to do?

Ian Pugh said...

In Bruges for Best Original Screenplay. Really? I mean... really?

Anonymous said...

Wow, the Oscar noms are a big pile of shit this year.

reel2reel said...

This has nothing to do with the Oscars (couldn't be less interested). Just a comment on Ian Pugh's review of Mirrors:

"You have to hand it to Alexandre Aja: although he applies his marginal talent to different ends from within his genre of choice, he remains fairly consistent in his psychotic bursts of rage and complete obliviousness to the same. Whether he's making awful, sadistic horror flicks that pretend to be about nothing (his anti-lesbian screed High Tension) or--somehow worse--awful, sadistic horror flicks that pretend to be about something (his remake of The Hills Have Eyes and now Mirrors), his targets are clear."

Couldn't help but point out how sometimes criticism crosses a fine line and starts to give off that stench of what smells like jealousy. Aja's remake of Hills Have Eyes is pretty amazing and to deny that is sad. It's a well-crafted, beautifully shot horror that pulls no punches. Maybe Pugh wishes it was PG-13 or something, I dunno. Sorry for the interruption.