Monday, November 24, 2008


There is already a massive amount of hype leading into this coming years Academy Awards. It's been fun listening to what people think about the various movies that they've seen. So I've decided to let you know what I think about the 6 main categories. I'm only putting up people and movies that I've actually seen. They are, for the most part, in the order I think they have a chance of winning.

Best Supporting Actress
- Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona)
- Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler)

Best Supporting Actor
- Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
- Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
- Haaz Sleiman (The Visitor)
- Barry Pepper (Seven Pounds)
- Robert Downey Jr. (Charlie Bartlett)

Best Actress
- Kate Winslett (Revolutionary Road)
- Marissa Tomei (The Wrestler)
- Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
- Rebecca Hall (Vicky Christina Barcelona)
- Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds)

Best Actor
- Sean Penn (Milk)
- Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
- Leonardo DeCaprio (Revolutionary Road)
- Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon)
- Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)

Best Director
- Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)
- Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon)
- Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler)
- Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino)
- Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

Best Film
- Frost/Nixon
- The Wrestler
- Gran Torino
- Milk
- The Dark Knight

The hardest part about this is choosing where I think the roles of people put them in terms of categories. Michael Sheen and Frank Langella both are the stars of Frost/Nixon, so where to put them in terms of Actor/Supporting Actor? That becomes the true question.

Here's some posters for you.

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