Actor In A Leading Role- Mickey Rourke for THE WRESTLER. Mickey Rourke deserves to win. His comeback in heavily on the rise, and he is a better actor, who seems care more about his career, than ever. He highly related to his role in this film, and I think that typically makes you do a better job than you would have otherwise. Mickey Rourke is my Oscar pick! Go Mickey, Go Mickey! He is such an original person, and a great actor. People like to pick at his personal style of clothing, but I think is vintage style is so him. It’s his time to shine!
Actor in A Supporting Role- Heath Ledger for THE DARK KNIGHT. Heath Ledger was believable as The Joker, extremely believable. He played The Joker role with mad conviction. No one else could have possibly played the role any better than Heath did. He deserves to win! He was such a young, talented actor. I certainly hope his time and effort becomes even more worthwhile, with an Oscar win. Hopefully, his daughter Matilda will have another award to add to the collection, all from her daddy’s career in film. I still cannot believe that he died! I hope THE DARK KNIGHT continues to take home Oscars, in the other category nominations as well.
Actress In A Supporting Role- Angelina Jolie for CHANGELING. I can not help but feel like she is going to win for this performance. Just hearing her say “I want my baby back”, gives me cold chills and makes me want to burst into tears. As a mother, she plays this role like it was made for her. This kind of role makes her more relatable, as a person as well, and she certainly plays the role convincingly. She was beat out of her previous nominations by Anne Hathaway and Kate Winslet (THE READER), so no doubt it is her time to win.
Actress In A Supporting Role- Marisa Tomei for THE WRESTLER. I think it is her time to shine again. She really is a great actress. She has been in many movies and TV shows, and she has repeatedly proven why she gets leading roles. Of course this nomination is for her work in a supporting role, which is rather easy to do when you are a great actress, like she is. Marisa has always been one of my favorite actresses, since her days in UNTAMED HEART with Christian Slater), ONLY YOU (with Robert Downey Jr.), to her current roles in ANGER-MANAGEMENT and WILD HOGS. Best of all she is great in her roles, whether she is in the main role or supporting role. She is a great actress and she deserves to win!
Don’t forget to watch the Oscars live on February 22, 2009, at 5 PT/8 ET, on ABC. Lets see how many of my Oscar predictions will come true. Who are your favorite Oscar nominees? Feel free to share your opinions through comments. Thank You for your time. Don’t forget to check out my other writings for more interesting topics!
All Oscar Nominees are listed at www.oscar.com/nominees .