The Beacon picks the 81st Academy Awards

bBEST PICTURE/b

iThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button/i

iFrost/Nixon/i

iMilk/i – Should win

iThe Reader/i

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iSlumdog Millionaire/i – Will win

Snubbed: iThe Wrestler/i

bBEST DIRECTOR/b

David Fincher, iThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button/i

Ron Howard, iFrost/Nixon/i

Gus Van Sant, iMilk/i

Stephen Daldry, iThe Reader/i

Danny Boyle, iSlumdog Millionaire/i – Will win, should win

Snubbed: Christopher Nolan, iThe Dark Knight/i

bBEST ACTOR/b

Brad Pitt, iBenjamin Button/i

Frank Langella, iFrost/Nixon/i

Sean Penn, iMilk/i – Will win, should win

Richard Jenkins, iThe Visitor/i

Mickey Rourke, iThe Wrestler/i

Snubbed: Mathieu Amalric, iA Christmas Tale/i

bBEST ACTRESS/b

Angelina Jolie, iChangeling/i

Meryl Streep, iDoubt/i

Melissa Leo, iFrozen River/i –