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BDJ Oscar picks

Our film critic says he never wins Oscar pools, but for the record, here are his predictions, and personal faves


 

For those who don’t want to wade through the scattershot performance-art of my Oscar predictions on video, for the record here’s who I think will win, and should win tonight, leaving out the short films, which I haven’t seen. Tune in to my liveblog of the awards for play-by-play commentary . . .

Best Picture

Will win: Slumdog Millionaire / Should win: Milk

Best Director

Will win: Danny Boyle / Should win: Danny Boyle

Best Lead Actor

Will win: Sean Penn / Should win: Sean Penn

Best Lead Actress

Will win: Kate Winslet / Should win: Anne Hathaway

Best Supporting Actor
Will win: Heath Ledger / Should win: Heath Ledger

Best Supporting Actress

Will win: Penelope Cruz / Should win: Penelope Cruz

Best Original Screenplay

Will win: Milk / Should win: Milk

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will win: Slumdog Millionaire / Should win: Frost/Nixon

Best Foreign Language Film

Will win: Waltz with Bashir / Should win: The Class

Best Documentary Feature

Will win: Trouble the Water / Should win: Man on Wire

Best Animated Feature

Should win: WALL-E / Will Win: WALL-E

Best Art Direction

Will win: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / Should win: The Dark Knight

Best Film Editing

Will win: Slumdog Millionaire / Should win: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Score

Will win: Slumdog Millionaire / Should win: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Cinematography

Will win: Slumdog Millionaire / Should win: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Costume Design

Will win: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / Should win: The Duchess

Best Makeup

Will win: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / Should win: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects

Will win: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button/ Should win: The Dark Knight

Best Original Song

Will win: Down to Earth (WALL-E) / Should win: Jai Ho (Slumdog)


 
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BDJ Oscar picks

  1. Heath Ledger — since when did makeup and lip-smacking qualify for an Oscar? Seriousl

    His death is sad and I mourn the loss of any living being, but…

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