about last night… at the oscars… and the bets…


I practically lifted the very list from my an earlier post just to expand on it. Whatever is listed first after naming the category, is what was predicted by Entertainment Weekly. If I agreed, I left it alone. If I had other opinions, it’s in bold parentheses… although on some I sort’ve agreed anyway to what the predictions were. Those that are underlined are the winners.

Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Director, Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Actor: Sean Penn, Milk (the Comeback Kid Mickey Rourke or the Underdog Richard Jenkins)

Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader (too close for me to call, haven’t seen any of these but if not Winslet, then Streep or Hathaway.)

Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (I’d like to see a surprised Taraji Henson)

Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, Milk (I ❤ Wall-E, honorable mention for In Bruges)

Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Animated Film: Wall-E


Foreign-Language Film: The Class -LOST- Departures (Japan)

Documentary: Man On Wire

Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire (The Dark Knight just for kicks)

Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Costume Design: The Duchess (Do period pieces from this era always seem to win… or am I wrong?)

Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Score: Slumdog Millionaire (I want to give this to Wall-E, but it’s the only movie I’ve seen)

Song: “Jai Ho,” Slumdog Millionaire

Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (I want to mention The Dark Knight for Two-Face, since most of the action on screen was barely CGI, according to the director. But I equally visually enjoy every special effect in Iron Man so this is a tough call for me)

Sound: The Dark Knight (Wall-E)

Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight (Wall-E… I mean c’mon… the sounds and the dude behind them?) -LOST- Slumdog Millionaire

Short: Spielzugland (Toyland)

Animated Short: Presto -LOST- La Maison en Petits Cubes

Documentary Short: The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306 -LOST- Smile Pinki


Overall, if I were to actually bet money, I would’ve lost 4 categories. Regardless, it’s fun. And if you watched the telecast, you were either entertained, confounded or bored. Award shows aren’t for everyone, but I thought it was different and enjoyed most of it except the length. I haven’t figured out how to get my live-Tweetings to post on here… but I wouldn’t torture you like that. I think I might’ve posted close to 100. Maybe. Instead, it’s much more fun, and funnier, to watch professionals do it. I recommend to look around EW’s Oscar page for more fun and recaps, especially if you are into that kinda thing and you want to know more of what happened last night.

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