Let's talk Oscars 2009
The nominations have been announced for this year's Academy Awards, so here's what's good and bad in brief.
Heath Ledger's Best Supporting Actor nod for "The Dark Knight" - YAY!!!!!!! We all knew this was probably going to happen, and there doesn't seem to be anyone strong enough up against him to win anyhow. Let's call this a lock.
"Slumdog Millionaire" - It's gonna win the Best Picture award, so do yourself a favor and go to bed early. If you're waiting for "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" to take home the gold, you'll probably be sorry.
"The Reader" nominated for Best Picture....AH WAAAAAAHHH?! Not to say it probably isn't a good film (have not seen it yet), but the nod certainly surprised a lot of people.
Kate Winslet nominated for Best Actress in "The Reader" - HEY! What about "Revolutionary Road"?! That was seemingly a lock.
"The Dark Knight" NOT nominated for Best Original Score - Even after all the HOO-HA over how many people were actually involved in the writing, one of the best scores of 2008 was snubbed! After The Academy decided at first to disqualify this due to five composers having a hand in crafting the music, it was finally decided that only Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard were directly responsible. The other musical contributors gave signed statements that they only had a minor hand in the overall score, and this actually was before The Academy said 'no'. Then they changed their minds with further proof.
Christopher Nolan NOT nominated for Best Director - HUGE oversight!!!
Best Animated Film - "Bolt", Kung Fu Panda", or "WALL-E". OH MY GOD, WHO WILL WIN???!!!
And finally, here's how I think the top 5 will go down:
Best Picture - "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Actor - Mickey Rourke / "The Wrestler"
Best Actress - Anne Hathaway / "Rachel Getting Married"
Best Supporting Actor - Heath Ledger / "The Dark Knight"
Best Supporting Actress - I'm split between Marisa Tomei in "The Wrestler" and Taraji P. Henson in "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button"