Little People

Tonight, the Academy Awards will be passed out to folks who may or may not have made the best films of the year, depending on who you’re talking to. (Seriously though, nothing for JCVD? That was – surprisingly – one of the best films I saw last year.) Anyway, below are my predictions: many of these have no rhyme or reason, but are directed by who I think I should win and not necessarily may win (though it’d be nice if those that I chose do win). If you want the inside scoop and the opinion of one of the most heralded Oscar predictors, head over to Scott Feinberg’s blog, And The Winner Is… Though, I must note, I may have been the only one to predict MIA grabbing the nomination for Best Song in an earlier post. Anyway, without further ado, here are my picks:

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

Best Actor: Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)

Best Actress: Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Doubt)

Best Original Screenplay: Wall-E

Best Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz With Bashir

Best Animated Film: Wall-E

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song: “O… Saya” (Slumdog Millionaire)

*Other Happenings: Don’t want to watch the Oscars? Head over to Harper’s Ferry in Allston to catch P.O.S. tonight. Check out the concert preview I wrote for Bostonist here.

*Other 33 1/3 Proposals: I wasn’t the only person to post their 33 1/3 proposal online after not making the shortlist. (You can read my proposal for The Promise Ring’s Nothing Feels Good here.) A handful of other folks have plastered the Internet with their concepts for covering entire albums. Check some of them out by clicking the links below:

The Beach Boys – Smile

Alejandro Escovedo – More Miles Than Money: Live 1994-96

Pulp – Different Class

The Velvet Underground – The Third Album

Rudimentary Peni – Cacophony

The Nation of Ulysses – Plays Pretty for Baby

The Fall – The Nation’s Saving Grace

Screaming Trees – Dust

Graham Parker – Squeezing Out Sparks

The Arcade Fire – Neon Bible



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