Meryl Streep's Nightmare
Last night, Meryl Streep could hardly sleep. Her and her husband (Don Gummer) had a late dinner in their New York home. After a cup of tea, she tried to go to sleep, but all she could do was toss and turn. She had a dream that she was at the Academy Awards, and as the award for best actress was announced, she heard her name, but on the way up to the stage she could her murmur's off her receiving her third Oscar...over twenty-five years after she won her second for Sophie's choice.
But then the heel on Streep's Louis Vatton shoe broke and then Daniel Day-Lewis, announcing the award let out a wicked laugh that only he could do and he announced to the audience that it was all a joke, and that Kate Winslet was really the winner. At which point Kate Winslet runs up the stage stairs with a pathetically embarrassing speech saying "I didn't think this day would ever come," upon which she bashed every best actress winner she has lost to (Mira Sorvino, Helen Hunt, Jennifer Connelly, Hilary Swank, & Helen Mirren).
Meryl Streep then realized her ankle was broken and the paramedics didn't want to come because they thought they would ruin Kate Winslet's long awaited moment.
With that, here are my Predictions for tonight's Oscar ceremony!
Here are my predictions, my best picture prediction is not the front-runner Slumdog because I feel forced to stick to my pre-Oscar nom prediction and because Dokata & Steve are voting for Button.
Best Picture: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Sean Penn, Milk
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Christina Barcelona
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Original Screenplay: Wall-E
Best Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Art Direction: Revolutionary Road
Best Costume Design: The Duchess
Best Make-up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Song: Down To Earth, Wall-E
Best Achievement in Sound: Wall-E
Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight
Best Visual Effects: The Dark Knight
Best Animated Feature: Wall-E
Best Foreign Film: Waltz With Bashir, Israel
Best Documentary: Man on Wire
Best Documentary, short subject: The Final Inch
Best Short Film, live action: New Boy
Best Short Film, animated: Presto
After two years in a row of getting 13 out of 24 correct...I'm hoping for better this year (I usually do about 75% on the top awards, it's the other one's that bring me down...but I can't resist guessing on even the shorts subject films, even though I have limited knowledge and think the award is generally an irrelevant part of the award show.)