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2009 Oscar Predictions Revised

At the point of the original post I had not seen some of the nominees. I have since seen The Reader and Slumdog Millionaire.

Here is my new list.

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal) (WRONG)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” (Miramax) (WRONG)

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Kate Winslet in “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company) (CORRECT)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Amy Adams in “Doubt” (Miramax) (WRONG)

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Bolt” (Walt Disney) Chris Williams and Byron Howard (WRONG)

Achievement in art direction

  • “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.) Art Direction: Nathan Crowley Set Decoration: Peter Lando (WRONG)

Achievement in cinematography

  • “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company) Chris Menges and Roger Deakins (WRONG)

Achievement in costume design

  • “Australia” (20th Century Fox) Catherine Martin (WRONG)

Achievement in directing

  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight) Danny Boyle (CORRECT)

Achievement in film editing

  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight) Chris Dickens (CORRECT)

Achievement in makeup

  • “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.) John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O’Sullivan (WRONG)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “WALL-E” (Walt Disney) Thomas Newman (WRONG)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Down to Earth” from “WALL-E” (Walt Disney) Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
    Lyric by Peter Gabriel (WRONG)

Best motion picture of the year

  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight) A Celador Films Production Christian Colson, Producer (CORRECT)

Achievement in sound editing

  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight) Tom Sayers (WRONG)

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Wanted” (Universal) Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño and Petr Forejt (WRONG)

Achievement in visual effects

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron (CORRECT)

Adapted screenplay

  • “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company) Screenplay by David Hare (WRONG)

Original screenplay

  • “WALL-E” (Walt Disney) Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter (WRONG)

Updated: 6 – 14 I suck at predictions.



I just did the IQ test on Facebook and scored a 134. I think that is pretty darned good, and typical to what I get on most of those on-line IQ tests. I only had 3 out of thirty questions wrong. Probably the ones I had to guess on.

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