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Date of Issue: February 11, 2009

Enter The Islander Oscar contest

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The Islander isn't offering an Oscar, but the newspaper is offering a prize to the reader who picks the most winners of this yearfs Academy Awards. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMPAS

Fill out the ballot containing the Academy Awards nominees by noon Saturday, Feb. 21, to be eligible for the contest prize. The prize will go to the reader who guesses the most Oscar winners.

Please, one entry per reader.

The awards show will be telecast on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.

Print out this paper, fill in the form below and send it to us here at The Islander.

The nominees are…

(Pick one in each category and submit this form by fax, e-mail, mail or in-person deliver by Saturday, Feb. 21 at noon. Please, one entry per person.)

Best Picture

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

(  ) “Frost/Nixon”

(  ) “Milk”

(  ) “The Reader”

(  ) “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Director

(  ) Danny Boyle for “Slumdog Millionaire”

(  ) Stephen Daldry for “The Reader”

(  ) David Fincher for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

(  ) Ron Howard for “Frost/Nixon”

(  ) Gus Van Sant for “Milk”

Best Actor

(  ) Richard Jenkins for “The Visitor”

(  ) Frank Langella for “Frost/Nixon”

(  ) Sean Penn for “Milk”

(  ) Brad Pitt for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

(  ) Mickey Rourke for “The Wrestler”

Best Actress

(  ) Anne Hathaway for “Rachel Getting Married”

(  ) Angelina Jolie for “Changeling”

(  ) Melissa Leo for “Frozen River”

(  ) Meryl Streep for “Doubt”

(  ) Kate Winslet for “The Reader”

Best Supporting Actor

(  ) Josh Brolin for “Milk”

(  ) Robert Downey Jr. for “Tropic Thunder”

(  ) Philip Seymour Hoffman for “Doubt”

(  ) Heath Ledger for “The Dark Knight”

(  ) Michael Shannon for “Revolutionary Road”

Best Supporting Actress

(  ) Amy Adams for “Doubt”

(  ) Penelope Cruz for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

(  ) Viola Davis for “Doubt”

(  ) Taraji P. Henson for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

(  ) Marisa Tomei for “The Wrestler”

Best Animated Feature Film

(  ) “Bolt”

(  ) “Kung Fu Panda”

(  ) “Wall-E”

Best Foreign Film

(  ) “The Baader Meinhof Complex” Germany

(  ) “The Class” France

(  ) “Departures” Japan

(  ) “Revanche” Austria

(  ) “Waltz With Bashir” Israel

Best Original Screenplay

(  ) “Milk” by Dustin Lance Black

(  ) “Frozen River” by Courtney Hunt

(  ) “Happy Go Lucky” by Mike Leigh

(  ) “In Bruges” by Martin McDonagh

(  ) “Wall-E” by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

Best Adapted Screenplay

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by Eric Roth, Robin Swicord

(  ) “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley

(  ) “Frost/ Nixon” by Peter Morgan

(  ) “The Reader” by David Hare

(  ) “Slumdog Millionaire” by Simon Beaufoy

Best Documentary Feature

(  ) “The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)”

(  ) “Encounters at the End of the World”

(  ) “The Garden”

(  ) “Man on Wire”

(  ) “Trouble the Water”

Best Original Score

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

(  ) “Defiance”

(  ) “Milk”

(  ) “Slumdog Millionaire”

(  ) “WALL-E”

Best Original Song

(  ) “Down to Earth” “WALL-E”

(  ) “Jai Ho” “Slumdog Millionaire”

(  ) “O Saya” “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Film Editing

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

(  ) “The Dark Knight” by Lee Smith

(  ) “Frost/Nixon”by Mike Hill, Dan Hanley

(  ) “Milk” by Elliot Graham

(  ) “Slumdog Millionaire” by Chris Dickens

Best Documentary - Short Subject

(  ) “The Conscience of Nhem En”

(  ) “The Final Inch”

(  ) “Smile Pinki”

(  ) “The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306”

Best Cinematography

(  ) “Changeling” by Tom Stern

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by Claudio Miranda

(  ) “The Dark Knight” by Wally Pfister

(  ) “The Reader” by Chris Menges, Roger Deakins

(  ) “Slumdog Millionaire” by Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Costume Design

(  ) “Australia” by Catherine Martin

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by Jacqueline West

(  ) “The Duchess” by Michael O”Connor

(  ) “Milk” by Danny Glicker

(  ) “Revolutionary Road” by Albert Wolsky

Best Sound Mixing

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Mark Weingarten

(  ) “The Dark Knight” by Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick

(  ) “Slumdog Millionaire” by Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty

(  ) “WALL-E” by Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Ben Burtt

(  ) “Wanted” by Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño, Petr Forejt

Best Sound Editing

(  ) “The Dark Knight” by Richard King

(  ) “Iron Man” by Frank Eulner, Christopher Boyes

(  ) “Slumdog Millionaire” by Tom Sayers

(  ) “WALL-E” by Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood

(  ) “Wanted” by Wylie Stateman

Best Live Action Short Film

(  ) “Auf der Strecke (On the Line)”

(  ) “Manon on the Asphalt”

(  ) “New Boy”

(  ) “The Pig”

(  ) “Spielzeugland (Toyland)”

Best Animated Short Film

(  ) “La Maison de Petits Cubes”

(  ) “Lavatory - Lovestory”

(  ) “Oktapodi”

(  ) “Presto”

(  ) “This Way Up”

Best Makeup

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by Greg Cannom

(  ) “The Dark Knight” by John Caglione, Jr., Conor O”Sullivan

(  ) “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” by Mike Elizalde, Thom Flout

Best Art Direction

(  ) “Changeling” by James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo

(  ) “The Dark Knight” by Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando

(  ) “The Duchess” by Michael Carlin, Rebecca Alleway

(  ) “Revolutionary Road” by Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt

Best Visual Effects

(  ) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron

(  ) “The Dark Knight” by Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin

(  ) “Iron Man” by John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick, Shane Mahan

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In the event of a tie, The Islander will chose one of the winning entries at random.

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