Oscar predictions, Part II

January 22, 2009 in Entertainment by pacejmiller

oscar1Here’s the second half of my Oscar predictions for 2009.  My picks are in bold.

Best Screenplay (Original)

Frozen River, Happy-Go-Lucky, In Bruges, Milk, WALL-E

 

Best Screenplay (Adapted)
 
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire

 

Cinematography

Changeling, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire

Editing

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire

Art Direction

Changeling, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, The Duchess, Revoluntionary Road

Costume Design

Australia, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Duchess, Milk, Revoluntionary Road

NB: can’t believe it, Australia got a nomination!

Makeup

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Music (Original Score)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Defiance, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E

Music (Original Song)

Slumdog Millionaire (twice), WALL-E

Sound

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E

Sound Editing

The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E, Wanted

Visual Effects

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Iron Man

Animated Film

Bolt, Kung Fu Panda, WALL-E

NB: is there a point in having this category anymore?  Just about any animated movie that makes it to the big screen will be nominated.

Foreign Language Film

Der Baader Meinhod Komplex (Germany), Entre les murs (France), Revanche (Austria), Okuribito (Japan), Vals Im Bashir (Israel)

Documentary (Feature)

The Betrayal – Nerakhoon, Encounters at the End of the World, The Garden, Man on Wire, Trouble the Water

Documentary (Short)

The Conscience of Nhem En, The Final Inch, Smile Pinki, The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306

Short Film (Animated)

La Maison en Petits Cuves, Ubornaya istoriya – lyubovnaya istoriya, Oktapodi, Presto, This Way Up

Shirt Film (Live Action)

Auf der Strecke, Manon sur le bitume, New Boy, Grisen, Spielzeugland