Oscar 2009 Wrap-Up

This year Slumdog Millionaire had the expected sweep and I was correct in 14 out of 24 of my predictions (which is at least better than last year).

Time for my final thoughts.

Best Picture
My Prediction and Winner: Slumdog Millionaire
Final Thoughts: From winning People’s Choice at the Toronto Film Festival to this, it has truly been a Cinderella story for this film.

Best Actor
My Prediction: Mickey Rourke
Winner: Sean Penn
Final Thoughts: I was at least glad Penn gave a shout-out to Rourke in his speech.

Best Actress
My Prediction and Winner: Kate Winslet
Final Thoughts: The award still should have been for Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actor
My Prediction and Winner: Heath Ledger
Final Thoughts: The second posthumous Oscar ever (and I think it’s the first acting award for a genre film).

Best Supporting Actress
My Prediction: Marisa Tomei
Winner: Penelope Cruz
Final Thoughts: It was going to be one or the other

Best Director
My Prediction and Winner: Danny Boyle
Final Thoughts: Who would have thought the guy that directed Trainspotting and 28 Days Later would go on to win as Oscar?

Best Original Screenplay
My Prediction: Happy-Go-Lucky
Winner: Milk
Final Thoughts: I guess my prediction was wishing thinking more than anything

Best Adapted Screenplay
My Prediction and Winner: Slumdog Millionaire
Final Thoughts: I believe this was the beginning of the sweep.

Best Animated Film
My Prediction and Winner: Wall-E
Final Thoughts: There will probably never again be a film like this one.

Well that’s my wrap up. As always, you can see the read of the winners over at the Oscar website.

Until next year.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).