the Popcorn Reel Awards Season 2009

January 5, 2009
For Oscar's Sake . . .

"Wall-E", the animated adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, should be an outright best picture nominee when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announces the finalists on January 22.  (Photo courtesy: Walt Disney/Pixar)

. . . Nominate This!
In A Bad Year For American Films, The Academy Can Do No Wrong By Nominating The Following For Oscar On January 22:

BEST PICTURE                                            BEST DIRECTOR                                                  BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Changeling                                                      Stephen Daldry, "The Reader"                          Benjamin Button
The Reader                                                      Clint Eastwood, "Changeling"                           Changeling       
Slumdog Millionaire                                    Clint Eastwood, "Gran Torino"                         The Dark Knight
Wall-E                                                               Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight"         Miracle At St. Anna
The Wrestler                                                   Gus Van Sant, "Milk"                                           Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ACTRESS                                             BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS                      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"                     Hiam Abbas, "The Visitor"                                Gran Torino
Kate Beckinsale, "Snow Angels"               Viola Davis, "Doubt"                                           The Visitor
Meryl Streep, "Doubt"                                  Taraji P. Henson, "Benjamin Button"          Tropic Thunder
Kate Winslet, "The Reader"                       Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"                         Wall-E
Kate Winslet, "Revolutionary Road"      Misty Upham, "Frozen River"                          The Wrestler

BEST ACTOR                                                BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR                             BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Robert Downey, Jr., "Iron Man"            Josh Brolin, "Milk"                                                 Doubt
Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"               Tom Cruise, "Tropic Thunder"                           Milk
Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"               James Franco, "Milk"                                            The Reader
Sean Penn, "Milk"                                       Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"                     Revolutionary Road
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"             Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road"      Slumdog Millionaire

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