So I just read the Academy Award nominations are being announced tomorrow morning.
Fifteen years ago, I would have already written seven volumes of predictions, had a odds board plastered on my wall, and made plans to somehow skip first period so I could see the announcement live. Now I hear about it eight hours beforehand, woefully unprepared.
Yeah, I think this way is a bit healthier.
However, because old habits die hard (hell yes, die hard!), I find myself finding it necessary to scribble down some predictions. Call it OCD, call it nerd porn, call it "Lost"-just-ended-and-I'm-pumped-even-though-I-can't-remember-who-that-old-lady-was-but-I-am-too-excited-to-go-to-sleep. But here they are, your 2008 Oscar predictions, completely pointless because you probably won't read this until after the real ones are announced.
Remember, these are predictions, and absolutely not what I would vote for.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
In a perfect world: The Wrestler
Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
In a perfect world: Colin Farrell, In Bruges
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Michelle Williams, Wendy & Lucy
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
In a perfect world: Elizabeth Banks, Zack & Miri Make A Porno
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
James Franco, Milk
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
In a perfect world: Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader
In a perfect world: Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire
Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant, Milk
In a perfect world: Sylvester Stallone, Rambo