Saturday, February 21, 2009

2009 Oscar Predictions

I like to think I have a comprehensive exclusive on 2009 Oscar Predictions, but I just don't know. Either way, please comment on your predictions and whether or not you think mine are crap. Knock yourselves out. And enjoy.

Best Picture
Public Enemies
The Road
Shutter Island
The Tree of Life

Best Director
Rob Marshall, Nine
Michael Mann, Public Enemies
John Hillcoat, The Road
Martin Scorcese, Shutter Island
Terrance Mallick, The Tree of Life

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
Morgan Freeman, The Human Factor
Viggo Mortensen, The Road
Edward Norton, Leaves of Grass
Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life

Best Actress
Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
Nicole Kidman, Nine
Michelle Pfeiffer, Cheri
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julie
Hillary Swank, Amelia

Best Supporting Actor
Richard Dreyfuss, Leaves of Grass
Mark Ruffalo, Shutter Island
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road
Max Von Sydow, Shutter Island
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Emily Mortimer, Shutter Island
Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones
Fiona Shaw, The Tree of Life
Imelda Staunton, Taking Woodstock

Best Original Screenplay
Funny People
Leaves of Grass
The Tree of Life
Whatever Works

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Lovely Bones
Public Enemies
The Road
Shutter Island


  1. Are you kidding me Daniel day lewis has another movie? that sucks if Johnny is nominated for best actor which i think he will but he has no chance against the the academy's favourite.

  2. I think yours are crap and that it is Michael Manns turn to win for Public Enemies. I saw the review it should be nominated across the board. including Johnny Depp who is amazing as John Dillinger

  3. It just doesn't seem like an "acting nominations"-type movie to me. I'm sure it will be exciting with a bunch of action, but I won't be sold until I see it.

    I expect to change some of this up in early April, but Public Enemies has been one of the shakier titles IMO. I don't trust it.

  4. You forgot to predict [insert Fox Searchlight indie film title here] for best picture.