Thursday, January 29, 2009

If I Had a Ballot

If I were voting for the Academy Awards this year, my ballot would look something like this:

PICTURE - Slumdog Millionaire
DIRECTOR - Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
ACTOR - Sean Penn, Milk
ACTRESS - Meryl Streep, Doubt
SUPP. ACTOR - Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
SUPP. ACTRESS - Viola Davis, Doubt
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Martin McDonaugh, In Bruges
ANIMATED FEATURE - WALL-E
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Waltz with Bashir
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - Man on Wire
ART DIRECTION - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
CINEMATOGRAPHY - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
COSTUME DESIGN - The Duchess
FILM EDITING - Slumdog Millionaire
MAKEUP - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) - A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) - "Jai Ho," Slumdog Millionaire
SOUND EDITING - WALL-E
SOUND MIXING - WALL-E
VISUAL EFFECTS - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

TOTALS:

Slumdog Millionaire - 5
- Best Picture
- Best Director
- Best Film Editing
- Best Original Score
- Best Original Song
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - 4
- Best Art Direction
- Best Cinematography
- Best Makeup
- Best Visual Effects
Doubt - 3
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Adapted Screenplay
WALL-E - 3
- Best Animated Feature
- Best Sound Editing
- Best Sound Mixing
The Dark Knight - 1
- Best Supporting Actor
The Duchess - 1
- Best Costume Design
In Bruges - 1
- Best Original Screenplay
Man on Wire - 1
- Best Documentary Feature
Milk - 1
- Best Actor
Waltz with Bashir - 1
- Best Foreign Language Film

3 comments:

nick plowman said...

I do this every year too, and this year your picks would match mine almost exactly! Which, you know, is awesome.

Matthew Lucas said...

Great minds think alike. :-)

I'll admit I as torn over Best Actress. If Kate had been nominated for "Revolutionary Road" it wold have been a no-brainer for me. As it is...I don't really think I could vote for her for "The Reader." She was good, but she was phenomenal in "Rev Road."

Sam Juliano said...

Pretty much excellent picks right down the list, I have to admit.