Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oscar Picks

Best Picture
1. Slumdog Millionaire
2. Milk
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. Frost/Nixon
5. The Reader

I honestly believe that this movie may break the Golden Globes curse of Best Picture curse. It had done so well at all the other awards, hopefully it will win the big one. I really hope that Benjamin Button doesn't win because I find it to be too similar to Forest Gump.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1. Marisa Tomei
2. Penélope Cruz
3. Amy Adams
4. Viola Davis
5. Taraji P. Henson

Unfortunately I have only seen Taraji P Heson's performance, So I cannot fairly judge in this category but I have a strong feeling it will either go to Marissa Tomei or Penelope Cruz.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
1. Heath Ledger
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman
3. Michael Shannon
4. Robert Downey Jr.
5. Josh Brolin

There is obviously no contest here. Heath Ledger hands down. Most of the other nominees are pretty weak. I have a feeling that the Academy did that on purpose to make sure Heath will win. If it isn't Heath than it better go to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
1. Melissa Leo
2. Kate Winslet
3. Meryl Streep
4. Anne Hathaway
5. Angelina Jolie

Melissa Leo strongly deserves it this year. Her performance in Frozen River drove the movie. That's what a leading actress should do. The movie itself could have gone flat easily but because of Leo's and Upham's (who should've been nominated over Taraji P. Henson) performance the movie is one of the best pictures of the year. However I have a strong feeling it will go to Kate Winslet just because people feel it's her time. To be honest I thought her performance in The Reader was good but not outstanding. If anything at all she should have won for Iris.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
1. Frank Langella
2. Sean Penn
3. Mickey Rourke
4. Richard Jenkins
5. Brad Pitt

Frank Langella should win for his role of President Nixon. The whole entire time you did not see Frank Langella, you saw Nixon. To be able to portray such a strong over the top character is amazing. I did not see The Wrestler so I cannot say Mickey Rourke doesn't deserve to win but I really feel strongly about Frank Langella. Sean Penn is my second pick for this category.

So these are my picks, tell me what you agree with or what you disagree with?

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