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Oscars predix: 'Slumdog Millionaire' is top dog

December 4, 2008 |  6:25 pm

"Slumdog Millionaire" will trot off with the best-picture prize at the Oscars, according to four of our seven pundits cited below. Two pick "Curious Case of Benjamin Button." One drinks "Milk."

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In the best-actor derby, Sean Penn ("Milk") romps with five. Frank Langella ("Frost/Nixon") and Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler") get one each. A single vote is all that five of the best-actress contenders get -- that's how wide open that race is.

Here's our lineup of Oscarologists: Thelma Adams (Us Weekly), Anthony Breznican (USA Today), Brad Brevet (RopeOfSilicon.com), Scott Feinberg (Feinberg Files, The Envelope), Mark Harris (Entertainment Weekly), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone). Four of these pundits' views are featured at The Envelope's Buzzmeter (Adams, Breznican, Feinberg and Travers) where you can also find the Oscar forecasts of more than a dozen other gurus. Soon we'll be adding Brevet, Harris, Musto plus others to the Buzzmeter too.

BEST PICTURE Adams Brevet Breznican Harris Feinberg Musto Travers
'Benjamin Button'

4

1

1

2

3

4

5

'Dark Knight'

 

5

5

 

5

3

3

'Doubt'

3

 

4

 

 

5

 

'Frost/Nixon'

 

 

2

4

4

 

4

'Milk'

2

4

 

3

2

2

1

'Revolutionary Road'

5

3

 

5

   

 

'Slumdog Millionaire'

1

2

3

1

1

1

2

BEST ACTOR Adams Brevet Breznican Harris Feinberg Musto Travers
Josh Brolin, 'W.'          

5

 
Leo DiCaprio, 'Revolutionary Road

4

3

 

 

   

 

Clint Eastwood, 'Gran Torino'

2

5

5

4

2

 

2

Richard Jenkins,

'The Visitor'

5

 

4

 

5

4

5

Frank Langella, 'Frost/Nixon'

3

4

1

2

4

3

4

Sean Penn, 'Milk'

1

2

3

1

1

1

1

Brad Pitt, 'Benjamin Button'

 

 

 

5

   

 

Mickey Rourke, 'The Wrestler'

 

1

2

3

3

2

3

BEST ACTRESS Adams Brevet Breznican Harris Feinberg Musto Travers
Anne Hathaway, 'Rachel Getting Married'

3

3

4

3

3

1

3

Cate Blanchett, 'Benjamin Button'

 

1

 

 

4

 

5

Angelina Jolie, 'Changeling'

 

 

1

 

   

 

Melissa Leo, 'Frozen River'

4

4

   

5

5

5

Meryl Streep, 'Doubt'

2

5

3

2

1

2

4

Kristin Scott Thomas, 'I've Loved You So Long'

5

 

5

4

 

4

1

Kate Winslet, 'Revolutionary Road'

1

2

2

1

2

3

2

Michelle Williams, 'Wendy & Lucy'

     

5

     

Photo: Fox Searchlight


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