Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dr. K's Oscar Picks

Here, without comment, are my 2008 Oscar picks:

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

Slumdog Millionaire

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Kate Winslet, The Reader

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Penelope Cruz, Vicky Christina Barcelona

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR

Wall-E

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Slumdog Millionaire

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DISGUISE

The Duchess

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Man on Wire

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING

Slumdog Millionaire

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

The Class

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

ORIGINAL SCORE

Slumdog Millionaire

ORIGINAL SONG

"Down to Earth," Wall-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Presto

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Spielzeugland

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING

The Dark Knight

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING

The Dark Knight

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Slumdog Millionaire

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Milk

2 comments:

Sea_of_Green said...

Hey, you actually did pretty well with your picks! Better than a lot of critics did.

Dr. K said...

Thanks. I'm pretty happy with 18/24, though there are some bad choices I made.

When I worked professionally as a film critic, I had years where I'd get 20+ right. Next year, I'm going to post my guide for winning the Oscar pool.