Sunday, February 15, 2009

Oscar Predictions

With a week to go to the year's big event, the Mosaic Movie Group cast their votes. Here are the picks for the main Oscars from the folks at Mosaic Church, aggregated together, along with my personal picks. And we probably know our Bibles better than we know our movies (hopefully) so don't put your cash on our picks . . . unless you have some to lose!

And for those bean counters out there, not everyone voted in every category, so the totals are not constant.

Best Actor:
  • Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler (4 votes, Sean Penn 3, Brad Pitt 1)
  • My vote -- Mickey Rourke
Best Actress:
  • Kate Winslet in The Reader (4 votes, Meryl Streep 2, Angelina Jolie 1, Anne Hathaway 1)
  • My vote -- Kate Winslet
Best Supporting Actor:
  • Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (6 votes, Philip Seymour Hoffman 3)
  • My vote -- Heath Ledger
Best Supporting Actress:
  • Split: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2 votes, Amy Adams 1, Viola Davis 1)
  • My vote -- Amy Adams
Best Animated Feature:
  • WALL-E (7 votes, Bolt 1)
  • My vote -- WALL-E
Best Director:
  • Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (5 votes, David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 1, Gus Van Sant for Milk 1)
  • My vote -- Danny Boyle
Best Picture:
  • Slumdog Millionaire (6 votes, Milk 1)
  • My vote -- Slumdog Millionaire

How do you vote? See if you do better than these picks!

Copyright ©2009, Martin Baggs

1 comment:

  1. So, I got 5 out of 7 right (of the big prizes). The group's consensus came out one better with 6 of 7. Indeed, my wife pulled one better than me with 6 out of 7. But why did the Academy slight "The Dark Knight" with no major nominations. Come to think of it, why was "WALL-E" not up for best picture? Oh well, I guess that's why I am an amateur critic and not in the Academy.