It’s Oscar day and as we await the nominations, Movies.ie dons its detective hat and names its favourites…

Roll out the red carpet – the big day is finally here. No, we don’t mean Barack’s inauguration, we’re talking Oscars!


Yes, it’s Oscar morning – with the nominations due to be made later today. Unveiling the nominations in 10 of the 24 award categories will be Academy president Sid Ganis and Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker at a news conference in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered.


As we eagerly await the nominations, Movies.ie is bringing you its predictions for the 81st Academy Awards. Stayed tuned to see our Movies.ie soothsayer got it right!


 

 

 

 

 

Best picture      

                                                                                   

Movies.ie Predicts:   

(1)Revolutionary Road   
(2)The Dark Knight 
(3)The Wrestler   
(4)Milk  
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5)Slumdog Millionaire   


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Best director                                                                                      

 

Movies.ie Predicts:  

 

(1)Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire                                                            
(2)
David Fincher for TCCoBB                                              
(3)Sam Mendes for Revolutionary Road  
(4)Christopher Nolan for TDK   
(5)Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon  

 

 

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Best actor                                                                                          

 

Movies.ie Predicts: 

 

(1)Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road                                                         
(2)
Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino   
(3)Richard Jenkins in The Visitor 
(4)Sean Penn in Milk   
(5)Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler  

 

 

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Best actress      

 

Movies.ie Predicts: 

                                                                        

(1)Cate Blanchett in TCCoBB           
(2)
Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky   
(3)Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married 
(4)Meryl Streep in Doubt  
(5)Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road  

 

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Best supporting actor

 

Movies.ie Predicts:

 

(1)James Franco in Milk                                     
(2)
Anil Kapoor in Slumdog Millionaire
(3)David Kross in The Reader
(4)Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt
(5)Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

 

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Best supporting actress

 

Movies.ie Predicts:

 

(1)Amy Adams in Doubt                                      
(2)
Viola Davis in Doubt
(3)Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
(4)Lena Olin in The Reader
(5)Kate Winslet in The Reader

 

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Check back later to see this year’s complete nominations – but in the meantime – who are your suggestions for the 2009 Oscars?