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Oscar Watch 2009

Next year's Oscar nominations -- Our expert predicts that films like ''Milk'' and ''Blindness'' could be Academy Award nominees in 2009

Next year's Oscar nominations

Now that the Academy has announced its nominations, why not take a stab at who might fill next year's Oscar ballot?

Body of Lies Ridley Scott directs Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio in a timely political drama adapted by The Departed's Oscar-winning William Monahan.

Blindness Four-time nominee Julianne Moore is the only woman whose vision is spared when an entire town suddenly loses its sight. The Constant Gardener's Fernando Meirelles directs.

Milk Sean Penn will play murdered politician and gay activist Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant's biopic, also starring Josh Brolin and Emile Hirsch.

Revolutionary Road DiCaprio stars (again!), reuniting with Kate Winslet in American Beauty director Sam Mendes' 1950s-set domestic drama.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button David Fincher's reverse-aging fantasy features past and present nominees like Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and Tilda Swinton.

Originally posted Jan 25, 2008 Published in issue #976 Feb 01, 2008 Order article reprints