Vulture’s Oscar Predictions: the Other Categories

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Will Wanted sweep those two sound-related categories that no one can ever tell apart? And can Auf der Strecke defeat the heavily favored Spielzeugland for Best Live Action Short? As everyone knows, Oscar Pools are won and lost in the minor categories, so you'll probably want to take special care to avoid using any of our predictions in these races.

Best Original Screenplay
Frozen River
In Bruges
Happy-Go-Lucky
Milk
Wall-E

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex
The Class
Departures
Revanche
Waltz With Bashir

Best Animated Feature
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Art Direction
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

Cinematography
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Costume Design
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road

Documentary Feature
The Betrayal
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water

Documentary Short Subject
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness
Pertofsky

Editing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

Makeup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Best Original Score
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Defiance
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E

Original Song
"Down to Earth," Peter Gabriel, Wall-E
"Jai Ho," A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
"O Saya," A.R. Rahman and M.I.A., Slumdog Millionaire

Best Animated Short Film
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory - Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up

Best Live Action Short
Auf der Strecke
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland

Sound Editing
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E
Wanted

Sound Mixing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E
Wanted

Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man