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Lobo’s Oscar Predictions February 19, 2009

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oscarThis is a tough year. I did a lot of guessing. The Oscars could go in several directions or weighted heavily on one or two films. Oh, the excitement builds. Here are my picks. Look for my Oscar review in this space on Monday.

Performance by an actor in a leading role
* Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
* Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
* Kate Winslet in “The Reader”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
* Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Best animated feature film of the year
* “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Andrew Stanton

Achievement in art direction
* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

Achievement in cinematography
* “Slumdog Millionaire” , Anthony Dod Mantle

Achievement in costume design
* “The Duchess”, Michael O’Connor

Achievement in directing
* “Slumdog Millionaire”  Danny Boyle

Best documentary feature
* “Man on Wire”

Best documentary short subject
* “Smile Pinki”

Achievement in film editing
* “Slumdog Millionaire”  Chris Dickens

Best foreign language film of the year
* “Waltz with Bashir”, Israel

Achievement in makeup
* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, Greg Cannom

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
* “Slumdog Millionaire” A.R. Rahman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
* “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Gulzar

Best motion picture of the year
* “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best animated short film
* “Lavatory – Lovestory”

Best live action short film
* “New Boy” (Network Ireland Television),

Achievement in sound editing
* “The Dark Knight”  Richard King

Achievement in sound mixing
* “Slumdog Millionaire” Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty

Achievement in visual effects
* “The Dark Knight”

Adapted screenplay
* “Slumdog Millionaire” Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Original screenplay
* “Milk” (Focus Features), Written by Dustin Lance Black

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