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These Oscar Predictions Are So Good That You Can’t Be Wanting To Not Be Reading Them

PhotobucketIt’s about time for me to go over who I think will be winning the major categories tonight at the Academy Awards. I’ve read a mess of other blogs and looked over their predictions and you basically will read the exact same type of thing here. The only difference is I am picking who will win, who I think should win of those nominated, and who or what was screwed out of a nomination.

Here are my Academy Award notes and predictions. As always, please…no wagering.

Best Original Screenplay

  • Will win: Dustin Lance Black, “Milk”
  • Should win: Martin McDonagh, “In Bruges”
  • Biggest ripoff: Nick Schenk, “Gran Torino”

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Will win & Should win:  Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Biggest ripoff: Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, “The Dark Knight”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Will win: Penelope Cruz, “Vicki Cristina Barcelona”
  • Should win: Amy Adams, “Doubt”
  • Biggest ripoff: Kate Winslett, “The Reader” (yes, this was a supporting role!)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Will win & Should win: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
  • Biggest ripoff: That Heath Ledger won’t be getting this award in person.

Best Director

  • Will win: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Should win: David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Biggest ripoff: Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”

Best Actress

  • Will win: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”
  • Should win: Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”
  • Biggest ripoff: Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”

Best Actor

  • Will win: Sean Penn, “Milk”
  • Should win: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler” (Oddly enough, Penn will have two undeserved Oscars after this one, since he robbed Bill Murray last time)
  • Biggest ripoff: Clint Eastwood, “Gran Torino”

Best Picture

  • Will win: “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Should win: “Slumdog Millionaire:
  • Biggest ripoff: “The Dark Knight”
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  1. February 23, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    I batted 1.000 on these. Of course, it was the most anti-climactic Academy Award ceremony of all time.

  2. jenchic
    February 23, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    As much as I absolutely dislike Sean Penn the person…i’m glad in the first part of his speech he acknowledged the fact that “it’s hard to like him”…that’s good. But to turn around & get on his soap box like he ALWAYS does at teh end of the speech…ugh!! tired!! i’m over it!!

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