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Oscar Noms Tomorrow…Here’s My Picks

The Academy Award nominations will come down tomorrow morning. It happens very early on the west coast, no doubt forcing many Hollywood types to not completely tie one on tonight if they expect a nomination. It’s fun to pick Oscar nominations. Here are my picks for the nominees…I’ll grade myself tomorrow.

Best Picture

  • “Milk”
  • “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • “The Dark Knight”
  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • “Frost/Nixon”

Best Director

  • Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”
  • Darren Aronofsky, “The Wrestler”
  • Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”

Best Actor

  • Clint Eastwood, “Gran Torino”
  • Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”
  • Sean Penn, “Milk”
  • Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”
  • Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor”

Best Actress

  • Kate Winslett, “Revolutionary Road”
  • Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
  • Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
  • Kristin Scott Thomas, “I’ve Loved You So Long”
  • Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
  • Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
  • James Franco, “Milk”
  • Josh Brolin, “Milk”
  • Dev Patel, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Kate Winslet, “The Reader”
  • Penelope Cruz, “Vicki Cristina Barcelona”
  • Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
  • Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Viola Davis, “Doubt”

Best Original Screenplay

  • Dustin Lance Black, “Milk”
  • Jim Reardon & Andrew Stanton, “Wall-E”
  • Robert Siegel, “The Wrestler”
  • Woody Allen, “Vicki Cristina Barcelona”
  • Thomas McCarthy, “The Visitor”

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Peter Morgan, “Frost/Nixon”
  • Christoper Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, “The Dark Knight”
  • Eric Roth, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Justin Haythe, “Revolutionary Road”
  1. jenchic
    January 21, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    No Leo for Best Actor??
    I really hope Kate Winslet sweeps both her categories. I just love her…she was so cute when she won the Globes…no lie–my eyes were misty.

  2. Adam
    January 22, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Wall-E for Best Picture
    Tom Cruise for Best Supporting Actor

    Otherwise, sold.

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