Rob’s Oscar Winner Prediction Contest

19 02 2009

One of my favorite television events of the year is the Academy Awards, informally known as The Oscars. I love the whole event — the red carpet arrivals, the presenters, the acceptance speeches, and the musical performances.

When I lived in Colorado, I used to host some sort of annual Oscars party.  None of my friends ever get into it quite like I do, but they love just about any excuse for a party. This year, however, now living in the remote forest outside of Gallup, New Mexico, I have neither the venue to host nor the guest list to invite.

My favorite part of the party is having a “Predict the Winners” contest. This year, in lieu of an actual party, I’ve decided to hold the contest on my blog. The winner receives two AMC movie gift certificates. These are each good for one admission at any AMC theater in the United States for any film showing, including special engagements, with no date or time restrictions and no expiration date.

Here’s how to play, and the rules of my contest:

  1. Copy the nominee list below and paste it as a comment on this blog entry. Erase all but one nominee in each category, leaving the nominee you think will win in each category. (Remember, this is “pick who you THINK will win,” not “pick who you WANT to win.)
  2. Entries must be received by 12:00pm (noon) MST on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Late entries don’t count.
  3. The person who correctly predicts the most Oscar winners correctly will win the prize.
  4. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the person who submitted their entry the earliest.
  5. If you leave more than one nominee in a category, your guess for that category doesn’t count.
  6. Anybody can play. You don’t have to know me to participate. Tell your friends.
  7. Only one entry per person, and no changing your entry after it’s submitted.
  8. Make sure you put a valid email address in the appropriate field so I have a way to contact you to get your address in case you win.
  9. I reserve the right to add or modify the rules, and I am the sole judge in determining the winner.
  10. I also reserve the right to substitute prizes if necessary. Prize will be sent via USPS first-class mail.

Ready to play? Here’s the list of nominees, as obtained from Oscar.com:

Best Leading Actor: 1) Richard Jenkins in The Visitor, 2) Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon, 3) Sean Penn in Milk, 4) Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5) Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: 1) Josh Brolin in Milk, 2) Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, 3) Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt, 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, 5) Michael Shannon in Revolutionary Road

Best Leading Actress: 1) Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married, 2) Angelina Jolie in Changeling, 3) Melissa Leo in Frozen River, 4) Meryl Streep in Doubt, 5) Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: 1) Amy Adams in Doubt, 2) Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 3) Viola Davis in Doubt, 4) Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 5) Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler

Best Animated Feature: 1) Bolt, 2) Kung-Fu Panda, 3) WALL-E

Best Art Direction: 1) Changeling, 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 3) The Dark Knight, 4) The Duchess, 5) Revolutionary Road

Best Cinematography: 1) Changeling, 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 3) The Dark Knight, 4) The Reader, 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: 1) Australia, 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 3) The Duchess, 4) Milk, 5) Revolutionary Road

Best Directing: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2) Frost/Nixon, 3) Milk, 4) The Reader, 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: 1) The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), 2) Encounters at the End of the World, 3) The Garden, 4) Man on Wire, 5) Trouble the Water

Best Documentary Short: 1) The Conscience of Nhem En, 2) The Final Inch, 3) Smile Pinki, 4) The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2) The Dark Knight, 3) Frost/Nixon, 4) Milk, 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: 1) The Baader Meinhof Complex, 2) The Class, 3) Departures, 4) Revanche, 5) Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2) The Dark Knight, 3) Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Best Original Score: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2) Defiance, 3) Milk, 4) Slumdog Millionaire, 5) WALL-E

Best Original Song: 1) “Down to Earth” from WALL-E, 2) “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire, 3) “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire

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

Best Short Film, Animated: 1) La Maison en Petits Cubes, 2) Lavatory – Lovestory, 3) Oktapodi, 4) Presto, 5) This Way Up

Best Short Film, Live Action: 1) Auf der Strecke (On the Line), 2) Manon on the Asphalt, 3) New Boy, 4) The Pig, 5) Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: 1) The Dark Knight, 2) Iron Man, 3) Slumdog Millionaire, 4) WALL-E, 5) Wanted

Best Sound Mixing: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2) The Dark Knight, 3) Slumdog Millionaire, 4) WALL-E, 5) Wanted

Best Visual Effects: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2) The Dark Knight, 3) Iron Man

Best Screenplay, Adapted: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2) Doubt, 3) Frost/Nixon, 4) The Reader, 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: 1) Frozen River, 2) Happy-Go-Lucky, 3) In Bruges, 4) Milk, 5) WALL-E

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27 responses

19 02 2009
Benjamin Johnston

Best Leading Actor: Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: The Duchess

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: 1) The Conscience of Nhem

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song:“Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire,

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: 1) La Maison en Petits Cubes

Best Short Film, Live Action: 1) Auf der Strecke (On the Line)

Best Sound Editing: WALL-E

Best Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Visual Effects: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: Milk

19 02 2009
dziewczyna

Best Leading Actor: Sean Penn in Milk

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: Meryl Streep in Doubt

Best Supporting Actress: Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: Revolutionary Road

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: The Duchess

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: The Garden

Best Documentary Short: The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: Frost/Nixon

Best Foreign Language Film: The Class

Best Makeup: The Dark Knight

Best Original Score: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: This Way Up

Best Short Film, Live Action: Manon on the Asphalt

Best Sound Editing: Iron Man

Best Sound Mixing: Wanted

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: The Reader

Best Screenplay, Original: Milk

19 02 2009
Adanma Onyedike

Best Leading Actor:) Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight,

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: The Duchess
Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film:The Class

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score:4) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: 1) “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated:Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: 1) The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: Milk

19 02 2009
Jenn

Best Leading Actor: Sean Penn in Milk

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: The Duchess

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: Milk

19 02 2009
gordon

Best Leading Actor: Sean Penn in Milk,

best Supporting Actor: 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight,

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: 2) Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona,

Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E

Best Art Direction: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,

Best Cinematography:) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: 3) The Duchess,

Best Directing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: 4) Man on Wire,

Best Documentary Short: 3) Smile Pinki,
Best Film Editing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: 2) The Class,

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,

Best Original Score: ) 4) Slumdog Millionaire,

Best Original Song: 2) “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire,

Best Picture: , 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: 1) La Maison en Petits Cubes,

Best Short Film, Live Action: 5) Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: 4) WALL-E,

Best Sound Mixing: 4) WALL-E,

Best Visual Effects: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,
Best Screenplay, Adapted: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: 4) Milk,

20 02 2009
Neil

Best Leading Actor: 3) Sean Penn in Milk

Best Supporting Actor: 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: 5) Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: 2) Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E

Best Art Direction: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: 3) The Duchess

Best Directing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: 4) Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: 1) The Conscience of Nhem En

Best Film Editing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: 5) Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: 4) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: 1) “Down to Earth” from WALL-E

Best Picture: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: 5) This Way Up

Best Short Film, Live Action: 2) Manon on the Asphalt

Best Sound Editing: 1) The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing: 2) The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: 4) Milk

20 02 2009
Igor

Best Leading Actor: Mickey Rourke

best Supporting Actor: 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight,

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis

Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E

Best Art Direction: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,

Best Cinematography:) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: 3) The Curious Case of…

Best Directing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: 4) Man on Wire,

Best Documentary Short: The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,

Best Original Score: ) 4) Slumdog Millionaire,

Best Original Song: 2) “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire,

Best Picture: , 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action: The Pig

Best Sound Editing: 4) WALL-E,

Best Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,Knight,

Best Screenplay, Adapted: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: 4) Milk,

20 02 2009
Blaz

Best Leading Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action: The Pig

Best Sound Editing: WallE

Best Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: Milk

20 02 2009
Janna

Best Leading Actor: 5) Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: 3) Melissa Leo in Frozen River

Best Supporting Actress: 2) Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E

Best Art Direction: 3) The Dark Knight

Best Cinematography: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,

Best Directing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: 4) Man on Wire,

Best Documentary Short: 4) The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: 2) The Dark Knight

Best Foreign Language Film: 1) The Baader Meinhof Complex,

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,

Best Original Score: 5) WALL-E

Best Original Song: 1) “Down to Earth” from WALL-E,

Best Picture: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: 4) Presto,

Best Short Film, Live Action: 5) Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: 2) Iron Man

Best Sound Mixing: 2) The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: 3) Iron Man

Best Screenplay, Adapted: 3) Frost/Nixon

Best Screenplay, Original: 1) Frozen River

20 02 2009
Allison Kucera

Best Actor- Mickey Rourke
Best Supporting Actor- Heath Ledger
Best Actress-Kate Winslet
Best Supporting Actress- Penelope Cruz
Best Animated Film-Wall-e
Best Art Direction-The Dark Knight
Best Cinematography- Slumdog Millionaire
Best Costume- The Duchess
Best Director- Danny Boyle
Best Documentary- Man on Wire
Best Documentary Short- The Witness- From the Balcony of Room 306
Best Film Editing- Slumdog Millionaire
Best Foreign Film- Waltz with Bashir
Best Make up- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Score- Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Song- Jai ho Slumdog Millionaire
Best Picture- Slumdog Millionaire
Best Short Film Animated- Oktapodi
Best Short Film Live Action- New Boy
Best Sound Editing- The Dark Knight
Best Sound Mixing- The Dark Knight
Best Visual Effects-The Dark Knight
Best Adapted Screenplay-Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Screenplay-Milk

20 02 2009
James

Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Actress
Meryl Streep, Doubt

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Doubt

Best Original Screenplay
Milk (Dustin Lance Black)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Slumdog Millionaire (Simon Beaufoy)

Best Foreign Film
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

Best Animated Feature Film
Wall-E

Best Achievement in Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Costume Design
The Duchess

Best Documentary Feature
Trouble the Water

Best Documentary Short Subject
The Final Inch

Best Achievement in Film Editing
Frost/Nixon

Best Achievement in Makeup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Song
“Down to Earth” (Wall-E)

Best Animated Short Film
La Maison en Petits Cubes

Best Live-Action Short Film
The Pig

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
The Dark Knight

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Dark Knight

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

20 02 2009
Ron

Best Leading Actor: Sean Penn in Milk

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: The Duchess

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: The Conscience of Nhem En

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: WALL-E

Best Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: Milk

20 02 2009
Leah

BTW – Way cool idea, Rob. I remember getting the Nominee list out of the paper and circling who I thought would win. I’d watch and see how I did. I always rooted for the strangest sounding titles for foreign film, etc. 🙂

Best Leading Actor: 2) Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon
Best Supporting Actor: 3) Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt
Best Leading Actress: 5) Kate Winslet in The Reader
Best Supporting Actress: 5) Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler
Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E
Best Art Direction: 3) The Dark Knight
Best Cinematography: 3) The Dark Knight,
Best Costume Design: 1) Australia
Best Directing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Documentary Feature: 2) Encounters at the End of the World
Best Documentary Short: 1) The Conscience of Nhem En
Best Film Editing: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Foreign Language Film: 4) Revanche
Best Makeup: 3) Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Best Original Score: 5) WALL-E
Best Original Song: 3) “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire
Best Picture: 5) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Short Film, Animated: 1) La Maison en Petits Cubes,
Best Short Film, Live Action: 2) Manon on the Asphalt
Best Sound Editing: 5) Wanted
Best Sound Mixing: 4) WALL-E
Best Visual Effects: 3) Iron Man
Best Screenplay, Adapted: 5) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Screenplay, Original: 2) Happy-Go-Lucky

21 02 2009
Robert Lee

Best Leading Actor: 5) Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: 5) Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: 1) Amy Adams in Doubt

Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E

Best Art Direction: 3) The Dark Knight

Best Cinematography: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Directing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: 4) Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: 1) The Conscience of Nhem En

Best Film Editing: 4) Milk

Best Foreign Language Film: 3) Departures

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: 2) Defiance

Best Original Song: 1) “Down to Earth” from WALL-E

Best Picture: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: 4) Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action: 1) Auf der Strecke (On the Line)

Best Sound Editing: 4) WALL-E

Best Sound Mixing: 2) The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: 3) Iron Man

Best Screenplay, Adapted: 4) The Reader

Best Screenplay, Original: 3) In Bruges

21 02 2009
Darin Robbins

Best Leading Actor: 5) Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: 5) Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: 1) Amy Adams in Doubt

Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E

Best Art Direction: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Costume Design: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Directing: 3) Milk

Best Documentary Feature: 4) Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: 4) The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: 4) Milk

Best Foreign Language Film: 1) The Baader Meinhof Complex

Best Makeup: 3) Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Best Original Score: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Song: 3) “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: 4) The Reader

Best Short Film, Animated: 3) Oktapodi

Best Short Film, Live Action: 4) The Pig

Best Sound Editing: 5) Wanted

Best Sound Mixing: 5) Wanted

Best Visual Effects: 2) The Dark Knight

Best Screenplay, Adapted: 3) Frost/Nixon

Best Screenplay, Original: 1) Frozen River

21 02 2009
Rod Worsham

Best Leading Actor: Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: The Duchess

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature:Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short:The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: The Class

Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film Presto

Best Short Film Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original:Milk

21 02 2009
Buddy

Best Leading Actor: Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design:The Duchess

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: WALL-E

Best Sound Mixing: WALL-E

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: Milk

21 02 2009
Don Haumant

Thanks for the opportunity, Rob. Here are my choices:

Best Leading Actor: Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: The Duchess

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: The Conscience of Nhem En

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: Milk

21 02 2009
Megan Leone

Best Leading Actor: 3) Sean Penn in Milk

Best Supporting Actor: 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: 5) Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: 3) Viola Davis in Doubt

Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E

Best Art Direction: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: 3) The Duchess

Best Directing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: 5) Trouble the Water

Best Documentary Short: 4) The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: 3) Departures

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: 4) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: 1) “Down to Earth” from WALL-E

Best Picture: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: 1) La Maison en Petits Cubes

Best Short Film, Live Action: 5) Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: 1) The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing: 2) The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: 4) Milk

21 02 2009
V Fawn Lagnefors

Best Leading Actor Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Best Leading Actress Kate Winslet in The Reader
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Animated Feature: WALL-E
Best Art Direction The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Cinematography Slumdog Millionaire
Best Costume Design: The Duches
Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire
Best Documentary Short The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306
Best Film Editing Slumdog Millionaire
Best Foreign Language Film Waltz with Bashir
Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,
Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Song “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire
Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire
Best Short Film, Animated: Presto
Best Short Film, Live Action Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Best Sound Editing WALL-E
Best Sound Mixing The Dark Knight
Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Screenplay, Adapted Slumdog Millionaire
Best Screenplay, Original Milk

21 02 2009
Chris Miller

Best Leading Actor: 5) Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: 5) Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: 3) Viola Davis in Doubt

Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E

Best Art Direction: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design: 2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Directing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: 4) Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: 4) The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: 5) Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: 4) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: 1) “Down to Earth” from WALL-E

Best Picture: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: 1) La Maison en Petits Cubes

Best Short Film, Live Action: 5) Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: 1) The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing: 2) The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: 5) Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: 4) Milk

22 02 2009
Nicholas Adrian

Best Leading Actor: 5) Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
Best Supporting Actor: 4) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Best Leading Actress: 5) Kate Winslet in The Reader
Best Supporting Actress: 4) Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Animated Feature: 3) WALL-E
Best Art Direction: 4) The Duchess
Best Cinematography: 5) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Costume Design: 3) The Duchess
Best Directing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Documentary Feature: 4) Man on Wire
Best Documentary Short: 3) Smile Pinki
Best Film Editing: 5) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Foreign Language Film: 5) Waltz with Bashir
Best Makeup: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Original Score: 4) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Song: 1) “Down to Earth” from WALL-E
Best Picture: 5) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Short Film, Animated: 3) Oktapodi
Best Short Film, Live Action: 2) Manon on the Asphalt
Best Sound Editing: 4) WALL-E
Best Sound Mixing: 2) The Dark Knight
Best Visual Effects: 1) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Screenplay, Adapted: 5) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Screenplay, Original: 1) Frozen River

22 02 2009
Emily Straw

Okay, first of all, you don’t know how incredibly happy I am that you are doing this. If you were home I would TOTALLY have an Oscars party with you because this is seriously like my superbowl but better… Okay now that I’m all excited, here are my picks:

Best Leading Actor: Sean Penn in Milk (stupid @$$ I hate that guy…)

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (mostly because he died)

Best Leading Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E (obviously…)

Best Art Direction: The Duchess

Best Cinematography: The Dark Knight

Best Costume Design: The Duchess (seriously the costumes in this movie took my breath away…)

Best Directing: Milk (stupid political movies always win…)

Best Documentary Feature: The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (because it has the coolest name)

Best Documentary Short: Smile Pinki (it sounds so cute!)

Best Film Editing: The Dark Knight (because that movie just rocked)

Best Foreign Language Film: 1) The Baader Meinhof Complex (because it sounds German)

Best Makeup: The Dark Knight (even though I’m pretty sure I could do a good joker face myself…)

Best Original Score: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (what I have heard of the score is amazing!)

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Milk (again its those darn politics)

Best Short Film, Animated: Presto (because if it’s what I think it is it’s so funny!)

Best Short Film, Live Action: Auf der Strecke (On the Line) (gotta love more German!)

Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing: Wanted

Best Visual Effects: The Dark Knight

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Doubt (from what I hear this play is pretty amazing)

Best Screenplay, Original: WALL-E (the academy’s shout out to the green movement)

I hope I win! This is so fun! Enjoy the oscars!!

22 02 2009
Nick Lauer

Best Leading Actor: Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: 1) Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Costume Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Best Documentary Short: The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing: The Dark Knight

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: This Way Up

Best Short Film, Live Action: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: The Dark Knight

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay, Original: WALL-E

22 02 2009
onemom

Best Leading Actor: Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Leading Actress: Meryl Streep in Doubt

Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler

Best Animated Feature: Kung-Fu Panda

Best Art Direction: Changeling

Best Cinematography: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Costume Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Directing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Feature: Trouble the Water

Best Documentary Short: Smile Pinki

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Makeup: The Dark Knight

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Short Film, Animated: This Way Up

Best Short Film, Live Action: The Pig

Best Sound Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Doubt

Best Screenplay, Original: Milk

22 02 2009
Tim

Best Actor – Sean Penn for Milk
Best Supporting Actor – Heath Ledger for Dark Knight
Best Actress – Kate Winslet for the Reader
Best Supporting Actress – Penelope Cruz for Vicky Christina Barcelona
Best Animated – Wall-E
Art Direction – Benjamin Button
Cinematography – Slumdog
Costume – The Duchess
Best Director – Slumdog
Documentary Feature – Man on Wire
Documentary Short – Conscience of Nhem En
Film Editing – Slumdog
Foreign Language Film – Waltz with Bashir
Makeup – Benjamin Button
Original Score – Slumdog
Original Song – Wall-E “Down to Earth”
Best Picture – Slumdog
Short Animated Film – Presto
Short Live Action – Spielzeuglnd
Sound Editing – Wall-E
Sound Mixing – Wall-E
Visiual Effects – Benjamin Button
Adapted Screenplay – Slumdog
Original Screenplay – Milk

22 02 2009
Rob in Gallup

Congrats to Gordon who answered 21 out of 24 correctly! (He even beat me by one!) Thank you all so much for playing.

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