My Oscar Predictions: 2009

7 Feb

Just posted my predictions for the oscars this year on @kaimoviereviews

Couple of gutsy ones there I think (best supporting actress, for instance), and one hopeful (Slumdog).  If Button wins best picture I’ll be very disappointed, but it does have all the hallmarks.  I didn’t hate it exactly, but the entire middle section was completely overdone, and the whole thing felt like it was designed just to clean up at the Oscars.  We’ll see.

My predictions:

Actor: Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
Sup: Philip Seemour Hoffman (Doubt)
Actress: Kate Winslet (The Reader, but she should be winning for Revolutionary Road imo)
Supporting Actress: Taraji P. Henson (Benjamin Button)
Directing: Benjamin Button
Foreign: Waltz With Bashir
Picture: Slumdog

Adding (an hour before the oscars!):

Cinematography: Benjamin Button
Visual Effects: Benjamin Button
Writing (Adapted):  Slumdog
Writing (Original): Milk

Just getting this one in on time, before Bill Maher announces:  Documentary, Man on Wire.


6 Responses to “My Oscar Predictions: 2009”

  1. The Cinema Hub February 7, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    Pretty solid picks!

  2. kaimac February 8, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    Cheers. Supporting actress is the one I’m not so sure about…

    Really hope slumdog wins picture. That would be great 🙂

  3. koen February 8, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    Kate Winslet is the best actress so she must win the oscar. It’s frustrating that she has not nominated for revolutionary road. I think she was really amazing in that movie. So fingers crossed for The reader. Please please please let her win the oscar. She is the best actress of the world~! And why is Nicole Kidman not nominated for her role in Australia? Unbelievable.

  4. kaimac February 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    Yea, it’s pretty weird she got the nod for the reader over rev road imo. Would be very surprised if she didn’t win.

    Haven’t seen Australia… not been able to face it yet, lol 🙂

  5. David Gorgos February 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm #

    You might be the only person on the planet picking against Heath Ledger.

    Hope you’re right about Waltz with Bashir.

  6. kaimac February 22, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Hehe, yea. Am probably wrong, but can’t help but feel that the academy would shy away from a movie like batman. Would he have been nominated if he was still alive, i wonder?

    Brilliant, brilliant performance from him (especially the ‘magic trick’ with the pencil… ugh), but it’s just not a very academy friendly movie or role, imo.

    Waltz with Bashir is one of the ones I’m more confident about. Not too sure about either supporting (Amy Adams or Ms Cruz likely for actress, and Heath for actor) or Directing (can they really ALL go to Slumdog?).

    Gonna be fun to find out!

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