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Andrew / January 22, 2009 11:59 PM

The nominees, for reference.

Dave Sandell / January 23, 2009 9:29 AM

Picks as in who I think will win?

Picture - Slumdog Millionaire
Animated film - Wall-E
Documentary - Man on Wire
Foreign Language Film - Waltz with Bashir

Director - David Fincher, Benjamin Button
Adapted Screenplay - Slumdog Millionaire
Original Screenplay - Wall-E
Actor - Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Actress - Kate Winslet, The Reader
Supp. Actor - Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Supp. Actress - Penelope Cruz, Vicki Cristina Barcelona

Art Direction - Benjamin Button
Cinematography - Benjamin Button
Costume Design - Benjamin Button
Editing - Slumdog Millionaire
Makeup - Benjamin Button
Score - Wall-E
Sound Editing - Wall-E
Sound Mixing - Wall-E
Visual Effects - Benjamin Button

As to who I want to win, I'm torn between BB & SM for picture, and I'd like Anne Hathaway to win actress, although I'd be happy with Kate getting her oscar.

Andrew / January 23, 2009 10:37 AM

Yep, as in who'll win.

Very thorough list, Dave! I haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire yet, so barring it I'd pick Benjamin Button to win Best Picture. And WALL•E is such a shoe-in as Best Animated that it seems unfair to the other two.

annie / January 23, 2009 10:51 AM

I think Slumdog will win best picture and it was a great film, but I'd like BB to get it b/c I thought it was exceptional. I hope Mickey gets it and I am going to see the Reader this week so I can't predict best actress right now, but it seems the Academy never picks the actor that everyone wants to win.

Jasmine / January 23, 2009 1:09 PM

My picks overlap with Dave's awesomely thorough list, though I could see Danny Boyle taking Best Director and Shanley winning Best Adapted Screenplay for Doubt.

I'd be happy with Wall-E winning best animated feature if Mike Leigh gets Best Original Screenplay for Happy-Go-Lucky.

Somewhat off-topic, but does anybody have predictions for this year's batch of Razzie nominations?

sb / January 23, 2009 1:30 PM

polanski's 1974 thriller "chinatown." i think nicholson is a shoe-in for best actor.

sb / January 23, 2009 1:34 PM

@jasmine - ken annakin's 1982 flop "the pirate movie" - in all it's glory.

Jasmine / January 23, 2009 3:15 PM

@sb, I loved TPM when I was a kid. Probably as a result of repeated viewings, owing to the fact that it was one of the few movies out in Beta that my parents could play on their two-ton Sony BetaMax.

I think it stands up pretty well to other Razzie juggernauts, like the Pia Zadora double-feature of Butterfly and The Lonely Lady.

Jasmine / January 23, 2009 4:01 PM

@sb - I see your "The Pirate Movie" and raise you with "Butterfly" ( AND "Lonely Lady" ( Pia Zadora, crap films would be nothing without you.

Jasmine / January 23, 2009 4:30 PM

Okay, third attempt at posting this comment (I promise I'll stop with the links):

@sb, I see your "The Pirate Movie" (which I watched a lot as a kid - what?) and raise you a Pia Zadora double-header: "Butterfly" and "The Lonely Lady".

matt / January 23, 2009 6:03 PM

The Warriors. I still think we should have a reenactment in Chicago...

Jasmine / January 23, 2009 6:11 PM

@matt - there's a remake (I think) due in 2010, though action moves from NY to LA. Details are at IMDb.

Val / January 25, 2009 1:35 PM

Ohh I love awards season.

Slumdog for sure - although I saw The Reader last week and it's fantastic.

I think Kate Winselt has it in the bag for best actress.

mike / January 25, 2009 3:00 PM

Mickey made me cry.

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