Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oscar Time

Time for another little blog contest---share your predictions of Oscar winners 81st_Academy_Awards_poster by February 21 6 pm on Sunday! Two winners will be chosen---one who gets the most correct predictions and another random winner just for commenting (we'll have Aidan pick a number again).


If I can't win a Pioneer Woman contest, I can at least throw my own mini-version.  Winners will receive their own personal "movie in a box" care package of goodies:-)


You can just number your answers 1-8. Or, if "WALL-E" was the only movie you saw last year, you can make wild guesses or just say Hi in the comments and still be in the runnings!


And the Nominees are...


1. Best Picture: Frost/Nixon; Slumdog Millionaire; Milk; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; The Reader


2. Best Actress: Angelina Jolie; Anne Hathaway; Melissa Leo; Meryl Streep; Kate Winslet


3. Best Actor: Richard Jenkins; Frank Langella; Sean Penn; Brad Pitt; Mickey Rourke


4. Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams; Penelope Cruz;Viola Davis; Marisa Tomei; Taraji P. Henson


5. Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin; Robert Downey Jr.; Phillip Seymor Hoffman; Michael Shannon, Heath Ledger


6. Best Adapted Screenplay: "Frost/Nixon"; "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; "The Reader"; "Slumdog Millionaire"; "Doubt"


7. Best Original Screenplay: "Frozen River"; "Happy-Go-Lucky"; "In Bruges"; "Milk"; "WALL-E"


8. Best Director: Danny Boyle for "Slumdog Millionaire"; Ron Howard for "Frost/Nixon"; Gus Van Sant for "Milk"; David Fincher for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; Stephen Daldry for "The Reader"


Contest closes at midnight Mountain Time on February 21st (yep, we're all official here). I'm trying to muster some enthusiasm for the Oscars this year, despite not having much for the nominees. I am happy to see "In Bruges" nominated for screenplay, but find it ridiculous that  Dev Patel wasn't nominated for Best Actor, nor Brendan Gleeson for Best Supporting Actor. Still, that's part of Oscar season, defending those one feels were overlooked.


Their winners will be announced on the 22nd, and ours on the 23rd!






14 comments:

  1. 1. Slumdog Millioniare
    2. Kate Winslet
    3. Sean Penn
    4. Penelope Cruz
    5. Heath Ledger
    6. Slumdog Millionaire
    7. In Bruges (probably Milk but I'm voting my way)
    8. Danny Boyle

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  2. oooo! This is fun...
    1. Slumdog Millionaire (love Danny Boyle... Millions was better, though.)
    2. Anne Hathaway (AMAZING performance and intense movie!)
    3. No idea... Sean Penn?
    4. I liked both Viola Davis and Penelope Cruz's performances just as much... Let's go with Viola Davis.
    5. Heath Ledger (I will be really upset if he doesn't win.)
    6. The Reader (Didn't know that Slumdog was adapted.)
    7. Wall-E (probably won't win, though...)
    8. Danny Boyle!
    This was a fun idea. Thanks for running the contest. :)

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  3. 1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. Kate Winslet
    3. Mickey Rourke
    4. Viola Davis
    5. Heath Ledger
    6. Slumdog Millionaire
    7. Milk
    8. Danny Boyle

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  4. 1. Best Picture: Frost/Nixon
    2. Best Actress: Meryl Streep
    3. Best Actor: Frank Langella
    4. Best Supporting Actress: Taraji P. Henson
    5. Best Supporting Actor: Phillip Seymor Hoffman
    6. Best Adapted Screenplay: Frost/Nixon
    7. Best Original Screenplay: Happy-Go-Lucky
    8. Best Director: Gus Van Sant for Milk
    Deirde, Thanks for putting together the contest. I wanted to pick the unlikely choice in each category to increase my chances of winning:) To be honest I have not seen any of these movies but I am looking forward to seeing Slumdog Millionaire and Paul Blart: Mall Cop!

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  5. What did Mary Alice put? Just kidding..I'll do my own but I have to admit..I have not seen any of these. So going by what I have seen/read about while standing in the grocery store lines and browsing yahoo..here I go.
    1. Curious case of Benjamin Button
    2. Kate Winslet
    3. Micky Rourke
    4. P. Cruz
    5. Robert Downey Jr.
    6. Slum-dog Millionaire
    7. Wall-E
    8. Ron Howard

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  6. 1. Slumdog Millionaire I loved this movie
    (people in the audience actually clapped
    when it was over)
    2. Kate Winslet I really want her to win
    but I think Ann Hathaway has a really
    good shot at it also. She was also
    amazing.
    3. Sean Penn; not sure if Micky Rourke
    might also win. I just don't want him
    to. Could not stand The Wrestler.
    4. Penelope Cruz No clear cut winner in my
    estimation
    5. Keith Ledger Didn't see it, just guessing
    6. Slumdog Millionaire
    7. In Bruges
    8. Danny Boyle

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  7. 1. Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire;
    2. Best Actress: Meryl Streep
    3. Best Actor: Sean Penn
    4. Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis;
    5. Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger
    6. Best Adapted Screenplay: "Slumdog Millionaire"
    7. Best Original Screenplay: "Milk"
    8. Best Director: Danny Boyle for "Slumdog Millionaire";

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  8. Not necessarily my druthers, but just my hunches how the awards will play out:
    1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. Anne Hathaway
    3. Mickey Rourke
    4. Penelope Cruz
    5. Heath Ledger
    6. Slumdog Millionaire
    7. Milk
    8. Danny Boyle

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  9. 1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. Kate Winslet
    3. Richard Jenkins
    4. Penelope Cruz
    5. Robert Downey Jr.
    6. Slumdog Millionaire
    7. Happy Go Lucky
    8. Danny Boyle

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  10. 8. Gus Van Sant, Milk
    7. Wall-E
    6. The Reader
    5. Robert Downey Jr.
    4. Viola Davis
    3. Frang Langella
    2. Meryl Streep
    1. The Thin Red Line

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  11. 1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. Kate Winlet
    3. Sean Penn
    4. Penelope Cruz
    5. Heath Ledger
    6. Slumdog Millionaire
    7. Milk
    8. Danny Boyle
    That's my best guess having only seen one of the movies!

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  12. 1. Slumdog
    2. Winslet
    3. Langella
    4. Cruz
    5. Ledger
    6. Slumdog
    7. Bruges
    8. Slumdog

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  13. 1. Slumdog
    2. Streep
    3. Penn
    4. Adams
    5. Ledger
    6. Slumdog
    7. Milk
    8. Slumdog

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  14. Oh Geez! I almost forgot about this. Any excitement that I've ever had ever about the Academy Awards has come from you alone! Here are my very uneducated guesses (which as I like to remember every year at this time worked PERFECTLY for me in 1998):
    Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
    Best Actress: Kate Winslet
    Best Actor: Sean Penn
    Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei
    Best Supporting Actor: Phillip Seymour Hoffman
    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Reader
    Best Original Screenplay: Wall-E
    Best Director: Danny Boyle

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