And Dr. Oscar's Predicted Academy Award Nominees Are...
David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”
Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”
Gus Van Sant, “Milk”
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
The picture and director categories don’t usually match up five for all five, so I expect to be wrong on one of these.
It could be Christopher Nolan who gets left out, if the highbrow Academy directors deem “The Dark Knight” too commercial.
If Nolan goes, he’ll likely be replaced by a fellow Brit like Sam Mendes for “Revolutionary Road,” Stephen Daldry for “The Reader” or Mike Leigh for “Happy-Go-Lucky.”