And the Winners Are…


Here were my original predictions.

I want to thank the Academy …

Best Actress, Supporting Role
PENELOPE CRUZ

Best Original Screenplay
MILK

Best Adapted Original Screenplay
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (1)

Best Animated Feature
WALL-E

Short Film, Animated
LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES

Art Direction
CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (1)

Costume Design
THE DUCHESS

Make Up
CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2)

Cinematography
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2)

Best Live Action Short Film
SPIELZEUGLAND (TOYLAND)

Best Supporting Actor
HEATH LEDGER

Best Documentary
MAN ON WIRE

Best Documentary Short Film
SMILE PINKI

Best Visual Effects
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (3)

Best Sound Editing
THE DARK KNIGHT

Best Sound Mixing
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (3)

Best Editing
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (4)

Best Original Score
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (5)

Best Original Song
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (6)

Best Foreign Film
DEPARTURES

Best Director
DANNY BOYLE – SLUMDOG MILIONAIRE (7)

Outstanding Actress
KATE WINSLETT!!!!

Outstanding Actor
SEAN PENN – YAY!

Best Picture
SLUMDOG MILIONAIRE (8)

HITS
Crystal curtain
Opening number sets
Five-person presentation of Best Actress / Best Actor (except Nicole Kidman to Angelina Jolie)
Typewriter Best Original Screenplay bit
Steve Martin / Tina Fey
Judd Apatow short film w/ James Franco and Seth Rogan
ROBERT DOWNEY JUNIOR. IN CAPS.
Pierre Petit (Man On Wire)
Jerry Lewis – looking a lot thinner and less swollen than last time I saw him (but still sick)
KATE WINSLETT!!!

MISSES
Angelina’s earrings
Hugh’s spray tan
Jennifer Aniston & Jack Black
SJP and the guy she came out with
Jessica Biel – because she’s always on my miss list
“Seymour Phillip Hoffman” by Alan Arkin in his dedicated Best Actor Nomination
omitting Heath Ledger from the Memorial bit

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