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“Slumdog” was top dog at Globes, but is it all bark, no bite?
“Slumdog Millionaire” walked away with four Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, including best film drama, setting it on a solid path to Oscar glory. But there is still a long way to go. It was only three years ago that “Crash” was shut out of many Golden Globe nominations, but it made a comeback at the Screen Actors Guild awards and went on to claim that year’s best picture Oscar.
Why? One reason is because actors make up the biggest branch of voters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and they loved “Crash.”
Will the same thing happen this year.? Can movies like “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” or “Frost/Nixon” or “The Wrestler” make a comeback? Oscar nominations are due at the Academy on Monday, Jan. 12. On Jan. 22, when Oscar noms are handed out, we will see.
But for now, we’re curious about our readers’ choices for best film, actors and actresses. Sure, “Slumdog” was the top dog on Sunday night, but will it be best in show at the Oscars? Tell us your favorites.