Here’s what they had to offer:
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Ashley: Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon.” Nixon intrigues me.
Erica: Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” because he was fantastic, and because his dog just died. He needs something to cheer him up.
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Ashley: This is easy. Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight.” He will win.
Erica: Without question, Heath. Although Robert Downey Jr. was hilarious in “Tropic Thunder,” you still have to give it to Heath.
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Ashley: I’m going with Kate Winslet in “The Reader.” I heard she was great in “Revolutionary Road” as well.
Erica: This is a tough one because Meryl Streep has the most nominations ever and I feel like it’s her time to win again … And I love Kate Winslet but she just won the Golden Globes … So I’m going with Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married” because she’s had a tough year.
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Ashley: I have to choose Penelope Cruz in “Vicky Christina Barcelona.” She’s beautiful … I love her as an actress.
Erica: I’m going with Taraji P. Henson from “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” because I saw her on “Ellen” and she was super cute. Let’s reward her. But I have to say, I haven’t been a Brad Pitt fan since he left Jennifer Aniston. There were a lot of us on “Team Anniston” here.
Ashley: That’s true…
Best animated feature film of the year
Ashley: I’m going with “Kung Fu Panda.” It’s hilarious, and it’s about a kung fu panda. Come on. And I love Jack Black.
Erica: I’m taking “Bolt.” I love dogs.
Achievement in directing
Ashley: I’ll take Danny Boyle for “Slumdog Millionaire.” I hadn’t heard of him before this movie, but I sure liked his movie.
Erica: You can’t lose with Ron Howard for “Frost/Nixon.”
Best foreign language film
Ashley: “Waltz with Bashir,” let’s give Israel some support.
Erica: I’ll take “The Class” from France. I’d like to go to Paris sometime soon and I took French in middle school.
Best motion picture of the year
Ashley: For me it’s “Frost/Nixon.” I’m sticking to my guns with Langella.
Erica: I’m going to go with “Frost/Nixon” as well. I actually haven’t seen it, but out of all the movies, that’s what I wanted to see the most. That era fascinates me.