Kellene’s 2009 Oscar Predictions

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If you followed me last year I tried to predict what would be nominated for an Oscar. I didn’t do too bad and I also did ok for my ‘winner’ selections.

So this year I wanted to spice it up a little more – why not!? So here are my Oscar predictions pre-Golden Globe Awards show! So it proves I’m not cheating.

So let’s start:


Best Picture


Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Revolutionary Road

The Reader

* the only wildcard in this category is Slumdog Millionaire. It’s totally dependent on what category the filmmakers place it in. I feel if they enter it in Foreign it will win for sure, but it faces stiffer competition if placed in the above Best Picture.  


Best Actress

Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married  

Angelina Jolie, The Changeling

Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Cate Blanchett – Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Meryl Streep, Doubt – I’m up in the air about this one. The academy obviously loves her, but at the same time, it’s ok if other people are nominate you know? My alternate choice is Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long


Best Actor

Sean Penn, Milk

Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

Brad Pitt, Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road


Best Supporting Actor

Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder – it’s possible you know!

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt

Ralph Fiennes – The Dutchess  

Josh Brolin, Milk


Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Doubt

Kate Winslet, The Reader

Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Viola Davis, Doubt


Animated Feature Film

Kung Fu Panda


Wall-E – also something dependent on what category it’s entered into. There are rumblings it should be nominated for Best Picture. But could it stand up to the other live action films?


Best Director

Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road

Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon

David Fincher, Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Gus Van Sant, Milk