Critical Oversight’s 2009 Oscar Picks

We’ve got a few ideas about how the 2009 Academy Awards will turn out. It’s a little early to be making calls, but we’ve got a good feeling about this one.

Best Picture: “Iron Man”

Best Director: Jon Favreau, “Iron Man”

Best Actor: Robert Downey Jr., “Iron Man”

Best Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow, “Iron Man”

Best Supporting Actor: Terrence Howard, “Iron Man”

Best Supporting Actress: Leslie Bibb, “Iron Man”

Best Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”

Best Foreign Film: “Hombre de Hierro”

Best Original Screenplay: “Iron Man”

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Iron Man”

Best Documentary Feature: The Making of “Iron Man”

Best Original Score: “Iron Man (Theme from the Animated Series)”

Best Original Song: “Iron Man,” performed by Black Sabbath

Best Film Editing: “Iron Man”

Best Cinematography: “Iron Man”

Best Costume Design: “Iron Man”

Best Sound Mixing: “Iron Man”

Best Sound Editing: “Iron Man”

Best Makeup: “Tropic Thunder”

Best Art Direction: “Iron Man”

Lifetime Achievement Award: Jeff Bridges, Mostly for “The Big Lebowski” and “Iron Man”

Best Visual Effects: “Iron Man”

Update: Okay, so the nominees are out, and we concede that we may have been a little overzealous in our distribution of Iron Man calls. Still, two of our predictions have a chance. And Downey may still walk away with an Oscar for his second best performance of the year.

On February 22nd, 2009, follow along during the 81st Academy Awards with their Oscar Ballot (pdf).