20 February 2009

Oscar Picks 09.

What are you doing on Sunday? We are hosting a delicious dinner party for my oldest friend, Annie & her Chris in front of our television with the Oscars tuned in. I CANNOT wait!After election night, the Oscars are my favorite night of the year. The suspense. The dresses...I love it!
These are my picks & predictions for this year's awards. I have seen nearly all of the films! My picks are **starred** and my predictions are italic.

Performance by an actor in a leading role
**Sean Penn in "Milk"**
**Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler"**

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
**Josh Brolin in "Milk"**
Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight"

Performance by an actress in a leading role
**Meryl Streep in "Doubt"**
**Melissa Leo in "Frozen River"**
Kate Winslet in "The Reader"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
**Viola Davis in "Doubt"**
I have no idea who will win in the category

Achievement in art direction
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt
**"Revolutionary Road" Art Direction: Kristi Zea Set Decoration: Debra Schutt**

Achievement in cinematography
**"Slumdog Millionaire"Anthony Dod Mantle**

Achievement in costume design
"The Duchess" Michael O'Connor
**"Revolutionary Road" Albert Wolsky**

Achievement in directing
**"Slumdog Millionaire" Danny Boyle

Best documentary feature
"Man on Wire" James Marsh and Simon Chinn
**"Trouble the Water" Tia Lessin and Carl Deal**

Best foreign language film of the year
**"The Class" (Sony Pictures Classics) A Haut et Court Production - France**
"Waltz with Bashir" A Bridgit Folman Film Gang Production - Israel

Achievement in makeup
**"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Greg Cannom**

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
**"Slumdog Millionaire" A.R. Rahman**

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
**"Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire" Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Gulzar**

Best motion picture of the year
**"Milk" Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers**
**"Slumdog Millionaire" A Celador Films Production Christian Colson, Producer**

Adapted screenplay

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Screenplay by Eric Roth
**"Slumdog Millionaire" Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy**

Original screenplay
**"Frozen River" Written by Courtney Hunt**
"Milk" Written by Dustin Lance Black

Let's talk on Monday about what really happens!

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