Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dork night

It's stupid, and nobody cares (myself included), but force of habit and lack of willpower are making me do it anyway. As usual. Here are my predictions of tonight's Academy Award winners:

Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Animated Feature: Wall-E
Art Direction: The Dark Knight
Cinematography: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Costume Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Documentary: Man on Wire
Documentary short: The Conscience of Nhem En
Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Foreign Language: Waltz With Bashir
Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Score: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Song: "Jai Ho," Slumdog Millionaire
Short Film (Animated): La Maison En Petits Cubes
Short Film (Live Action): Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Sound Editing: The Dark Knight
Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight
Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Original Screenplay: Milk
Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire

What will make me happy? Rourke winning. An honestly moving moment for Ledger. A show under three hours long. But mostly, it will be a Best Picture win for The Reader. Not because I actually saw it, or even care to, but my $20 long-shot bet pays out $800 if Winslet's flick upsets.

C'mon Hollywood Jews, don't let me down! Vote Holocaust early and often!

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