For weeks now we have been giving your reports on which Oscar nominees most deserved to have their name called at the Kodak Theater on Sunday night. Today, we put our money where our mouths are as we predict every winner in the Big Six categories.
So here its. Our predictive journey that we started nearly three months ago has come to an end. The final Oscar Power rankings are…
|Best Picture||Slumdog Millionaire||The love for this movie is overwhelming and started late enough that there was no time for a backlash. The surest bet since “Titanic”.|
|Best Director||Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire||There’s just absolutely no way he is going to lose this one. He’s won nearly every award (non-Nom Christopher Nolan won the others) and the love for his film is overpowering with most of the praise being heaped upon its director. How do you say lock in Hindi?|
|Best Actor||Sean Penn – Milk||This is an absolute coinflip. Buzz for “Milk” has been growing while buzz for “The Wrestler” fading so Penn looks to come out the winner, but… the fact that many voters already have “Milk” penciled in for Best Screenplay could lead them towards Rourke if they want to honor “The Wrestler” in some way. Ultimately, Penn should barely scrape by, but neither is a surprise at all.|
|Best Actress||Meryl Streep - Doubt||No guts, no glory right? Everybody’s been handing this category to Kate Winslet, but the controversy surrounding her supposed apology for the holocaust may be too much for the (largely Jewish) Academy to get behind. That leaves Streep to notch her third Oscar and first in 26 years.|
|Best Supporting Actor||Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight||Il Locko Di Tutti Locki. Fake Translation: The Lock of all Locks.|
|Best Supporting Actress||Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||Absolutely no buzz whatsoever. This movie is already being tagged as the rare Best Picture nominee to win absolutely no Oscars|
What do you think? Do you agree with our picks?