Which Other Awards Shows Best Predict The Oscars?S

It's always nice to win something, but do Golden Globe wins necessarily translate into Oscar nods? We've compared the Oscar nominations to the results of "lesser" awards shows to see how they really stack up.

Below, we look at the Oscar nominations versus the nominees and winners at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards (which will take place on January 25).


  • Oscar Nominees For Best Picture:
    "Frost/Nixon,"
    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,"
    "Milk,"
    "Slumdog Millionaire"
    "The Reader"
  • At the Golden Globes, "Revolutionary Road" was nominated for Best Drama instead of "Milk." No comedies or musicals nominated at the Golden Globes were nominated for Oscars.
  • All Oscar-nominated films were nominated for Critics Choice awards as well, except for "The Reader." "Changling," "The Wrestler," "The Dark Knight," and "Doubt" were also nominated for Critics Choice Awards.
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" won both the Golden Globe and Critics choice award.


    Oscar Nominees For Best Director:
    David Fincher ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")
    Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire")
    Gus Van Sant ("Milk")
    Ron Howard ("Frost/Nixon")
    Stephen Daldry ("The Reader")
  • The Golden Globe nominations were the same, except Sam Mendes was nominated for "Revolutionary Road" instead of Gus Van Sant for "Milk."
  • The Critics Choice Award nominations were the same, except Christopher Nolan was nominated for "The Dark Knight" instead of Stephen Daldry for "The Reader."
  • Danny Boyle won the Golden Globe and the Critics Choice Award for "Slumdog Millionaire"


    Oscar Nominees For Best Actor:
    Sean Penn ("Milk")
    Frank Langella ("Frost/Nixon")
    Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler")
    Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor")
    Brad Pitt ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")
  • All were nominated for Golden Globes, except Richard Jenkins. Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for "Revolutionary Road" instead.
  • The nominations for SAG Awards are the same as the Oscar nominations.
  • The nominations for Critics Choice Awards were the same, but Clint Eastwood was also nominated for "Gran Torino."
  • Mickey Rourke won the Golden Globe. Sean Penn won the Critics Choice Award.


    Oscar Nominees For Best Actress:
    Kate Winslet ("The Reader")
    Anne Hathaway ("Rachel Getting Married")
    Meryl Streep ("Doubt")
    Angelina Jolie ("Changeling")
    Melissa Leo ("Frozen River")
  • All were nominated for Golden Globes, except Melissa Leo. Kristen Scott Thomas ("I've Loved You Too Long") was nominated instead. Kate Winslet was nominated for "Revolutionary Road," not "The Reader."
  • The SAG Award nominations were the same, but Winslet was nominated for "Revolutionary Road."
  • Kate Winslet was not nominated for a Critics's Choice Award. Kate Beckinsale ("Nothing But the Truth") and Cate Blanchett ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") were nominated instead.
  • Kate Winslet won the Golden Globe for "Revolutionary Road." Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep shared the Critic's Choice Award.


    Oscar Nominees For Best Supporting Actor:
    Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight")
    Josh Brolin ("Milk")
    Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road")
    Robert Downey Jr. ("Tropic Thunder")
    Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Doubt")
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr. and Heath Ledger were nominated for Golden Globes. Tom Cruise ("Tropic Thunder") and Ralph Fiennes ("The Duchess") were nominated for Globes rather than Michael Shannon and Josh Brolin.
  • All were nominated for SAG Awards except Michael Shannon. Dev Patel ("Slumdog Millionaire") was nominated instead.
  • All were nominated for Critics Choice Awards except Michael Shannon. James Franco was nominated for "Milk" instead.
  • Heath Ledger won the Golden Globe and the Critics Choice Award.


    Oscar Nominees For Best Supporting Actress:
    Penelope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona")
    Amy Adams ("Doubt")
    Viola Davis ("Doubt")
    Taraji P. Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")
    Marisa Tomei ("The Wrestler")
  • All were nominated for Golden Globes, except Henson. Kate Winslet was nominated for "The Reader" instead.
  • All were nominated for SAG Awards except Marisa Tomei. Kate Winslet was nominated for "The Reader" instead.
  • All were nominated for Critics Choice Awards except Amy Adams. Kate Winslet ("The Reader") and Vera Farmiga ("Nothing But the Truth") were nominated instead.
  • Kate Winslet won the Golden Globe and the Critics Choice Award.


    Oscar Nominees for Best Animated Film:
    "Bolt"
    "Kung Fu Panda"
    "Wall-E"
  • All were nominated for Golden Globes.
  • All were nominated for Critics's Choice Awards, along with "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and "Waltz With Bashir"
  • "Wall-E" won the Golden Globe and the Critics Choice Award.

    Oscar Nominations Announced [CNN]
    List Of Golden Globe Winners And Nominees [CNN]
    List Of SAG Awards Nominations [CNN]
    Critics Choice Award Nominations [BFCA]