20 February 2009
Corinthian Picks for the BEST PICTURE With an
OSCARS The Corinthian staff predicts the winners in the top categories of this years Academy Awards. Be sure to catch the Awards on February 22 on ABC!
BEST ACTRESS There’s no doubt that Meryl Streep’s performance in DOUBT was deserving of an Oscar for best actress. Streep was able to create a multidimensional character in this 2008 film about corruption in a Catholic Church. A close second in this category would be The Reader’s Kate Winslet.
OTHER NOMINEES: •Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married •Angelina Jolie in Changling •Melissa Leo in Frozen River
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Amy Adams plays the innocent young nun caught in the middle of a battle between a priest and the principal of the school she teaches at in the movie Doubt. Adams was able to portray the character’s inner struggle of who and what to believe perfectly, you could read the emotions of her character on her face in every moment. She was also able to help develop the character throughout the entire film.
OTHER NOMINEES: •Viola Davis in Doubt •Penelope Cruz in Vicki Christins Barcelona •Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button •Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler
BEST ANIMATED FILM This movie is about an earth stuck lonely WALL-E who meets the outer space robot EVE. Decades of being alone has made him dream of having someone, and he will go the edge of the universe to be with her. Besides this theme, Wall-e gives a look i n t o what might be the future of our garbage filled world if we don’t do something about it.
OTHER NOMINATEES: • Kung Fu Panda • Bolt
intense look at the rough life of a young boy growing up on the streets of India and becoming a millionaire through a TV game show, Slumdog Millionaire was an all around incredible film, from cinematography to acting to music and directing.
OTHER NOMINEES: •The Curious Case of Benjamin Button •Frost Nixon •Milk •The Reader
BEST ACTOR In the movie Milk, actor Sean
Penn actually became Harvey Milk. From the changes in his tone to how he held his head or moved his body, Penn was Milk in every essence. He was able to transition naturally from in-the-closet-business man to gay hippy to politician. Penn helped provide an amazing representation of the last eight years of Harvey Milk’s life.
OTHER NOMINEES: •Richard Jenkins in The Visitor •Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon •Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button •Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
SUPPORTING ACTOR This category was really no competition this year as no else could possibly compete with Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight. Ledger not only became the classic Batman villain, The Joker, but also created great depth in the characteristics of the Joker.
OTHER NOMINEES: •Josh Brolin in Milk •Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder •Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt •Michael Shannon in Revolutionary Road
BEST DIRECTING Movies that feature flashbacks of historical footage are presented with the issue of inserting the historical footage into the film without making the film confusing of choppy. In Gus Van Sant’s Milk, however, this was not an issue at all. The transitions were seamless, overall this film was an organizational masterpiece.
OTHER NOMINEES: •The Curious Case of •Benjamin Button •Frost/Nixon •The Reader •Slumdog Millionaire