Unlike most recent years, I've actually seen many of the films nominated for best picture and the major acting awards. Have I seen them all? No. But that won't stop me from selecting my choices for he various awards. These are not predictions. These are simply my favorites.
Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
He really did pull it off. His scenes made the other 130 minutes almost tolerable.
Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
I'm required to vote for her. She's my favorite actress. And this is one of her finest roles.
Lead Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
The best acting performance of the decade is good enough to win this category.
Lead Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Okay - I saw none of these films. But Kate was awesome in Revolutionary Road so she gets my vote .
Animated Feature Film: Wall-E
Should have been nominated for Best Picture.
Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Because I liked his directing more than I liked the movie.
Writer (Adapted): Frost/Nixon
Writer (Original): Wall-E
Should have been The Wrestler.
Best Picture: Frost/Nixon
By default. It should have been The Wrestler.