Thursday, February 12, 2009

If I ran the Academy

these would be my nominations for the 81st award show.
Best Picture
The Dark Knight
Gran Torino
The Wrestler
Rachel Getting Married

Best Actor
Josh Brolin in W.
Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino
Sean Penn in Milk
Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
Benicio Del Toro in Che

Best Actress
Rebecca Hall in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married
Keira Knightley in The Duchess
Meryl Streep in Doubt
Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin in Milk
Bill Irwin in Rachel Getting Married
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt
Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon in Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress
Rosemarie DeWitt in Rachel Getting Married
Viola Davis in Doubt
Ari Graynor in Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Scarlett Johansson in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler

Best Director
Jonathon Demme for Rachel Getting Married
Spike Lee for Miracle at St. Anna
Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant for Milk
Steven Soderbergh for Che

Click here to see how my nominations differed from the Academy's. I'll think about it for a week and post who I think should win before the award show next Sunday February 22.

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