The Dark Knight wins Tribute’s Oscar poll

The Dark Knight received the most votes in Tribute’s Oscar poll, earning 25.07 percent in the Best Picture category, far above the second most voted on movie — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at 15.77 percent. Slumdog Millionaire, which is the favorite to win at the Oscars, earned 14.01 percent. Best Actor and Best Actress winners were Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with 22.19 percent of the votes, and Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road, at 20.35 percent. Heath Ledger was the frontrunner for Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight, with a whopping 41.59 percent of Tribute users choosing him to win — no one else even came close. You chose Kate Winslet again, this time for The Reader at 23.77 percent, but since she didn’t receive a Supporting Acterss nomination, we think the award might just go to first-time nominee Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (she received 9.25 percent of votes).  In the Best Director category, Christopher Nolan won hands down for The Dark Knight, at 19.54 percent, but unfortunately, he didn’t get a nomination either. We’re pretty sure Danny Boyle will win for Slumdog Millionaire (he earned 13.63 percent of votes). For Best Animated Movie, Tribute users were right on the money, with 29.64 percent having chosen WALL•E. Watch on Oscars night to see who the real winners are.   Until then, click here to check out’s Oscars 2009 website!

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  1. Jo-Anne. • January 23, 2009 @ 1:12 PM

    Okay quinn, (and whoever else) time to vote:

    Movie – Milk
    Lead Actor- Sean Penn
    Actress – Kate Winslet
    Supp. Actor – Heath Ledger
    Actress – Penelope Cruz
    Director – Gus Van Sant
    Animated – Wall-E

    pass the envelope please!

    sorry to hear they cut out Nolan from the race. and Bruce. surprised to see Revolutionary Road not on The List, however less surprised to see Kate nominated in one category only, feel her role in The Reader should rightly be for Lead Actress, not Supporting. She could easily have deserved a nod for R.Road too…

  2. Ray Ray • January 23, 2009 @ 7:18 PM

    Heath Ledger does not deserve any awards for TDK. His Joker was more of the same old bad guy shlock that we have seen in countless movies. Oh…I have scars on my face…oh what a wicked laugh…please. Give me a break the villian in Invasion U.S.A. was more menacing!

  3. Coop • January 23, 2009 @ 11:02 PM

    Ray Ray Ray Ray sadly you missed one of the great performances of the year if not the decade(and I’m not a fanboy).Ledger’s Joker brilliantly epitimises callous evil in the same vein last years winner Javier Bardem winner did as Anton Shugar.Something I haven’t seen done so well since Frank Booth in Blue Velvet.

  4. ke • January 23, 2009 @ 11:20 PM

    OK, I’ll play:

    Movie: Slumdog Millionaire (no contest)
    Director: Danny Boyle (finally getting recognition he deserves)
    Lead Actor: Mickey Rourke or Langella
    Lead Actress: Kate Winslet (I was upset that Hathaway was there BUT I haven’t seen her movie; I just couldn’t imagine she had it in her to get nominated. :S sorry!)
    Supp. Actor: Heath Ledger
    Supp. Actress: Between Tomei or Cruz
    Animated Film: Wall-E

    *Not really surprised Dark Knight wasn’t there but I don’t really mind; it was amazing – for a ‘comic action’ film. I think Ledger was the real stand out of the film, anyway.

  5. Harley Quinn • January 24, 2009 @ 3:10 AM

    As a response to Ray Ray’s comment, NO he is not just the same old villan in a movie that is seen in countless amounts of movies… Heath Ledger Actually gave this character a since of realism… He basically created that character! The Joker that Heath Ledger showed us was the BEST villain that I have ever seen! He became that character… Before The Dark Knight came out, I never played any attention to Batman, Now, after I have seen the movie, I am the biggest fan (As far as I know). Heath Ledger really captured this character; there fore he really disserves this Award. Yes, I know, He is dead, but this Oscar will Honor his memory. Not just for his family and friends, but for his Fans too…

  6. Guardian • January 24, 2009 @ 1:16 PM

    Ledger was the worst of all the Jokers. Really, his performance was okay at best and the Dark Knight altogether was a disappointment. Did nobody notice the obvious rip-off of Burton’s Batman? The Batjet attacking Nicholson (far superior Joker), was the exact same scene as the Batbike attacking Ledger. No originality and far too many faults. The only thing Dark Knight got right was the filming, that was beautiful.

  7. tributegirl • January 24, 2009 @ 2:51 PM

    Okay at best? You must have watched a different version than I did then!

  8. quinn • January 25, 2009 @ 12:05 AM

    Hey Jo-Anne I see you got the jump on me okay here I go.
    Best film: Slumdog
    Best Actor: Mickey Rourke
    Best Actress: Angelina Jolie
    Supporting Actor:Robert Downey Jr.
    Supporting Actress: Viola Davis
    Best Director: Danny Boyle
    Best Animated: Wall-E

    It is such a tight race this year a lot of great performances. I was on the fence with alot of them. Jo-Anne we had our work cut out for us,I’m pooped. See you Oscar Night.
    We will also have fashion to discuss. Bye for now.

  9. Vicki • January 25, 2009 @ 10:56 AM

    I’m going to copy all of Jo’s choices except Best Actress. I think that’s going to Meryl Streep.
    Hoping for a last minute official “what WAS the Academy thinking? Of COURSE we nominate Bruce Springsteen’s song from ‘The Wrestler’ for Best Song!!!!!”

  10. Jo-Anne • January 25, 2009 @ 11:06 AM

    yes, quinn, see you Oscar night,
    ha ha yes we will have fashion to discuss, that will probably regrettably generate way more media attention than the actual awards….

    yes, Vicki, Meryl a good choice too, I hope to get out to see Doubt, The Reader, The Wrestler, Milk and Slumdog before the Big Night. perhaps I’ll spend one complete day at the movie theatre soon.

    then I’ll have a really realy big decision to decide between my Armani or Gucci P.J.’s whilst lounging on the couch Oscar Night…cheers!

  11. quinn • January 25, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

    Jo-Anne I saw The Wrestler the other day it was amazing. When you see it you might be swayed.Doubt was really good too. I just have to see Milk and The Reader. So my picks might change depending on how good those movies are.

  12. Jo-Anne • January 25, 2009 @ 1:34 PM

    The Wrestler is first on my list, Quinn, this week for sure.
    and no worries re changing your mind…as long as you don’t post your picks on February 23rd! ha ha

  13. AdrianNoronha • January 25, 2009 @ 5:52 PM

    Sorta disappointed Dark Knight and Wall-e weren’t nominated for Best Picture. Most amazing movies. Both better than The Reader though Winslet’s performance is great. Gahhh… Oscar voters are soo biased towards the more dramatic vague unknown movies. I think Curious Case or Slumdog should win.

  14. demigod • January 25, 2009 @ 11:34 PM

    The Oscars don’t know movies..

    Best Picture – Disaster Movie
    Best Actor – Al Pacino (his 88 minutes not
    quite up)
    Best Actress – Paris Hilton (though only a
    supporting role in Repo:The Genetic Opera,
    her groundbreaking gripping performance
    cannot go unnoticed)
    Best Supporting Actress – The Women (yes, all
    of them)
    Best Supporting Actor – Heath Ledger(nothing
    funny about that)

  15. Jo-Anne. • January 26, 2009 @ 10:07 AM

    ha ha, demigod, yeah, HUGE oversight on the Academy’s part, eh?

    Also, tremendous shocker Beverly Hills Chihuahua was snubbed….

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