Peter Hoskin

Looking ahead to the 81st Academy Awards

Looking ahead to the 81st Academy Awards
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Hm. Besides the odd gem, it's an uninspiring selection of films competing for the main awards at Sunday's Oscars ceremony.  Even so, just for the record, here's my should-win / will-win list for the major categories.  Do jot down your own predictions and hopes in the comments section.

Best Picture

Should win: Frost/Nixon 

Will win: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director

Should win: Gus Van Sant (Milk

Will win: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

Best Actor

Should win: Sean Penn (Milk)  

Will win: Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)

Best Actress

Should win: Angelina Jolie (Changeling

Will win: Kate Winslet (The Reader)

Best Supporting Actor

Should win: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)  

Will win: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Best Supporting Actress

Should win: Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)  

Will win: Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Best Foreign Language Film

Should win: Waltz with Bashir 

Will win: The Class

Best Documentary

Should win: Encounters at the End of the World

Will win: Man on Wire