After four weeks and over four hundred votes each, the 2008 MD Oscar Polls are now closed. And the winners are ... not that far off from who everyone is predicting will take home the gold tomorrow night at the real Academy Awards.
Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler's Mickey Rourke and The Reader's Kate Winslet won Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress easily, each with over 40% of the vote. Not surprisingly, The Dark Knight's Heath Ledger had a landside victory for Best Supporting Actor, with close to a whopping 70% of the total votes cast. The closest race was for Best Supporting Actress, with Vicky Cristina Barcelona's Penélope Cruz finally coming out on top. See the comments section below for the complete stats on all five polls.
And be sure to tune in tomorrow night to ABC for the 81st Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, who (as you can see here) has been busy preparing for the Big Show. As usual, Movie Dearest will be live blogging all the winners for both the Oscars tomorrow as well as the Independent Spirit Awards later today (hosted by Hamlet 2's Steve Coogan and airing on IFC).
And finally, to get you in the mood for the big night, here's another swell video montage of this year's Academy Award nominees.