Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's Oscar Night!

Tonight is one of the most watched award shows in the entire world, the Oscars. This year many brilliant movies have come out and have challenged others for the top prize of Best Picture. In this post I will predict the winners of the 5 biggest awards tonight. The awards I will be predicting are Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. I have to warn you I haven't seen many of these films but I will give it my best shot.
Here are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams 'Doubt'
Penelope Cruz 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'
Viola Davis 'Doubt'
Taraji P. Henson 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Marisa Tomei 'The Wrestler'

And the Oscar goes to...

Penelope Cruz. Some may say she is the favorite in this catagory and I will have to agree with them. Personally, I don't think either of the 'Doubt' women will win becasue I don't think they would take two women from the same movie and choose one.

Here are the nominees for Best Supporting Actor:
Josh Brolin 'Milk'
Robert Downey Jr. 'Tropic Thunder'
Philip Seymour Hoffman 'Doubt'
Heath Ledger "The Dark Knight'
Michael Shannon 'Revolutionary Road'

And the Oscar goes to...
Heath Ledger. The sympathy card is the one being played not the Joker. I believe Heath Ledger is getting the sympathy vote for this one. Yes, he did an outstanding job in 'The Dark Knight' but I still think that now he is dead more people are voting for him just to make it a great story. He is very qualified for the nominee and deserves it but I think he's getting votes he shouldn't be getting.

Here are the nominees for Best Actress:
Anne Hathaway 'Rachel Getting Married'
Angelina Jolie 'Changling'
Melissa Leo 'Frozen River'
Meryl Streep 'Doubt'
Kate Winslet 'The Reader'
And the Oscar goes to...

Meryl Streep. She is an Underdog unlike the last two winners. Some believe she is the most deserving for this award while others believe Kate Winslet will be crowned with an Oscar. This should be an exciting one to watch and another reason I have her winning is because I don't have 'Doubt' winning another big award.

Here are the nominees for Best Actor:
Richard Jenkins 'The Visitor'
Frank Lengella 'Frost/Nixon'
Sean Penn 'Milk'
Brad Pitt 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Mikey Rourke 'The Wrestler'

And the Oscar goes to...
Sean Penn. Another favorite gets the Oscar. I have been a big fan of Sean Penn and I am not surprised he is the favorite. Even though I have not seen 'Milk', I have heard tremendous things about his performance and I think that will show tonight.

Now the one you have all been waiting for
Here are the nominees for Best Picture:
'Slumdog Millionare'
'The Reader'
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

And the Oscar goes to...
'Slumdog Millionare'. Who else? This movie is maybe one of the best movies I have seen. The way it is put together is just amazing. I hope it wins. It is the favorite in about every poll and I am not surprised one bit.
There are your 5 Oscar winner and Congrats to all and we will see how I fare after tonight.

1 comment:

Zack said...

I have always loved watching the Oscars, but this year I was so upset with them. Its not that I didn't like the actors and actresses who won. It was that they didn't show any clips for the acting awards. I know I am not the only one who loves watching the movie clips and who was upset by the serious lack of them. It is great to be able to see the work of all the phenomenal actors and actresses who were lucky enough to have their craft be recognized. Therefore, if next year there are no clips I will be thoroughly disappointed.