I think Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone secretly enjoys having me publicly humiliate myself because from time to time she asks me to join her and her infinitely smarter awards watching collegues in making predictions about this or that award. Other than predicting that it will probably be sunny in Los Angeles tomorrow, I’m not so hot on the guessing games, but I’m not one to let a challenge just lie there either.
But why let just the AD readers see my ass hanging out? For your amusement, here are my predictions for the upcoming Los Angeles Film Critics Association (today) and the New York Film Critics Circle (soonish):
Best Picture: Milk (screw you Prop Hate!)
Best Director: Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married
Best Actor: Sean Penn, Milk
Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, Milk
Best Supporting Actress: Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Best Picture: Synecdoche New York
Best Director: Steven Soderbergh, Che
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Best Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Debra Winger, Rachel Getting Married
Obviously I’m counting on a little LA Prop 8 backlash to put Milk over the top, but my confidence level in this happening is about 12%. When Slumdog and The Dark Knight clean up, feel free to kick me right in the comments section. Also feel free to throw in your two cents before the awards hit.
You can see all the other prediculations over at Awards Daily.