Wednesday, January 7, 2009

NEWS: My Critic's Choice Awards Predictions...

Hey guys! With ringing in the new year, we also now get to ring in the begnining of awards season, at least on the boob tube, with the first major awards show of the season. Tomorrow brings us the Critic's Choice Awards, and before hand, I would like to give you all my picks for who should and will win the nights awards...

Best Picture:

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"Milk" (SHOULD)
"The Reader"
"Slumdog Millionaire" (WILL)
"The Wrestler"

Best Animated Feature:

"Kung Fu Panda"
"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"
"Waltz With Bashir"

Best Action Movie:

"The Dark Knight" (SHOULD AND WILL)
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
"Iron Man"
"Quantum of Solace"
"Wanted (2008)"

Best Comedy Movie:

"Burn After Reading"
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
"Role Models"
"Tropic Thunder"
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (SHOULD AND WILL)

Best Actor:

Clint Eastwood, "Gran Torino"
Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"
Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"
Sean Penn, "Milk" (SHOULD AND WILL)
Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"

Best Actress:

Kate Beckinsale, "Nothing But the Truth"
Cate Blanchett, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married" (SHOULD AND WILL)
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"
Meryl Streep, "Doubt"

Best Supporting Actor:

Josh Brolin, "Milk"
Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight" (SHOULD AND WILL)
James Franco, "Milk"

Best Supporting Actress:

Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (SHOULD AND WILL)
Viola Davis, "Doubt"
Vera Farmiga, "Nothing But the Truth"
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"
Kate Winslet, "The Reader"

Best Young Actor/Actress (Under 21)

Dakota Fanning, "The Secret Life of Bees"
David Kross, "The Reader"
Dev Patel, "Slumdog Millionaire" (WILL)
Brandon Walters, "Australia" (SHOULD)

Best Acting Ensemble:

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight" (WILL)
"Rachel Getting Married" (SHOULD)

Best Director:

Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire" (WILL)
David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (SHOULD)
Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"
Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight"
Gus Van Sant, "Milk"

Best Writer (Original or Adapted Screenplay):

Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"
Peter Morgan, "Frost/Nixon"
Eric Roth, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (WILL AND SHOULD)
John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt"

Best Song:

"Another Way to Die" (performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys, written by Jack White), "Quantum of Solace"
"Down to Earth" (performed by Peter Gabriel, written by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman), "Wall-E"
"I Thought I Lost You" (performed Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, written by Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele), "Bolt"
"Jaiho" (performed by Sukhwinder Singh, written by A.R. Rahman and Gulzar), "Slumdog Millionaire"
"The Wrestler" (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen), "The Wrestler" (WILL AND SHOULD)

Best Composer:

Alexandre Desplat, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Clint Eastwood, "Changeling"
Danny Elfman, "Milk"
Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard, "The Dark Knight" (WILL AND SHOULD)
A.R. Rahman, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Best Picture Made for Television:

"John Adams"
"Coco Chanel"

Best Foreign Language Film:

"A Christmas Tale"
"Gomorrah" (WILL)
"I've Loved You So Long"
"Let the Right One In" (SHOULD)
"Waltz With Bashir"

Best Documentary Feature:

"Man On Wire" (WILL)
"Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired"
"Standard Operating Procedure" (SHOULD)
"Young At Heart"

Honestly, these don't really play much into the rest of the season, but they are really fun awards to watch and interesting categories, so join me at 9 p.m. tomorrow night as these will be aired on VH1...

Go see something good!

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