Jimmy Martin’s Oscar and Razzie Picks

It’s the month of February and you know what means - a plethora of ribbon-wearing celebrities venturing down red carpets bragging about their Vera Wang and Versace nightmares pretending to give a shit about the environment. But, hey, that’s show business, baby! On February 22nd, the 81st Annual Academy Awards will broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard honoring La La Land’s best and brightest.

However, 24 hours earlier, the 29th Annual Razzie Awards ceremony will precede at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre just down the street, damning those who have let their professional artistry (if they ever had any to begin with) tumble in the past 12 months. Below is a complete list of nominees and predictions for both events. Don’t dispute it…I’ve been to the future. Enjoy!

81st Annual Academy Awards

Actor, Leading
• Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Actor, Supporting
• Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Actress, Leading
• Kate Winslet – The Reader

Actress, Supporting
• Viola Davis - Doubt

Animated Feature

Art Direction
• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

• The Dark Knight

Costume Design
• The Duchess

• Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire

Documentary Feature
• Man on Wire

Documentary Short
• The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

Film Editing
• Slumdog Millionaire

Foreign Language Film
• Waltz with Bashir

• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Original Score

Original Song
• Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture
• Slumdog Millionaire

Short Film, Animated
• La Maison en Petits Cubes

Short Film, Live Action
• Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects
• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Screenplay, Adapted
• Slumdog Millionaire

Screenplay, Original • Milk

29th Annual Razzie Awards

Worst Picture
• The Happening

Worst Actor
• Mike Meyers – The Love Guru

Worst Actress
• Paris Hilton - The Hottie and the Nottie

Worst Supporting Actor
• Pierce Brosnan - Mamma Mia!

Worst Supporting Actress
• Paris Hilton - Repo: The Genetic Opera

Worst Screen Couple
• Eddie Murphy in Eddie Murphy – Meet Dave

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel
• Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Worst Director
• M. Night Shyamalan - The Happening

Worst Screenplay
• Mike Meyers and Graham Gordy - The Love Guru /

Worst Career Achievement
• Uwe Boll (Germany’s answer to Ed Wood)