Oscar Winners Leaked?!

oscarstatuesIt could be the ultimate spoiler or the ultimate prank. A blog sprouted up yesterday, claiming to have the names of all the winners for this Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Do I believe it? I don’t know. It’s possible that the winners might have leaked. No security is absolutely foolproof. The fact that there has never been any leak of winners’ names before does not preclude it ever happening now or in the future. But then again, this post only went up about an hour after the deadline for Oscar ballots to be turned in. Would the results have been tabulated that fast? And if so, whomever leaked the names had to have been fairly close to the counting to post the information that quickly.

As I write this, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have not released any statement, though do you think they would admit it if it were true?

Whether they’re real or not, I’ve placed the list below the jump, so you don’t have to worry about reading them if you don’t want to. It should be interesting to watching the Oscars Sunday to see if this is accurate or not.

Actor in a leading role: Mickey Rourke
Actor in a supporting role: Heath Ledger
Actress in a leading role: Kate Winslet
Actress in a supporting role: Amy Adams
Animated Feature Film: Wall-E
Art Direction: The Dark Knight
Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
Costume Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Directing: Slumdog Millionaire
Documentary feature: Man on Wire
Documentary short: The Conscience of Nhem En
Film editing: Milk
Foreign language film: Departures
Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Music (Score): Defiance
Music (Song): Down to Earth (Wall-E)
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Short film (animated): Presto
Short film (live action): Auf Der Strecke (On The Line)
Sound editing: Wall-E
Sound mixing: The Dark Knight
Visual effects: Iron Man
Writing (Adapted screenplay): The Reader
Writing (Original screenplay): In Bruges

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February 19, 2009 11:16 am

Keep us posted. A nice after-awards comparison would be ideal.

February 22, 2009 8:51 pm

Welp, supporting actress was wrong… who knew?