Laker Girls Ashley and Erica on the Oscars

Since the Lakers will be missing the Oscars due to Sunday evening’s game in Minnesota and flight to Oklahoma City, we asked Laker Girls Ashley R. and Erica to predict the outcomes for us.

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.

EricaPerformance 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.

AshleyAchievement in art direction
Ashley: “The Dark Knight” again. It was portrayed in a different light … It was very creative.
Erica: I have to agree with that, “The Dark Knight” was really great.

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.