Top 10 Best Picture Conteders
79th Academy Awards
(predicted September 23rd 2006)
2. Flags of Our Fathers
4. The Last King of Scotland
5. Little Children
7. The Queen
8.The Good Shepherd
9. The Departed
10. The Good German
Potentially receiving nominations but not on the Best Picture Radar: Little Miss Sunshine, United 93, A Good Year, Hollywoodland (Affleck), Catch A Fire, The Blood Diamond, Infamous, A Prairie Home Companion, The Prestige, Volver.
*On June 30th, 2006 my top 5 was Flags of Our Fathers, Dreamgirls, The Good Shepherd, Little Children, and The Good German.
Bobby wasn't even on my radar then and it looks like it's shaping up to be a great ensemble drama. Emilio Estevez is surprising me. Once Oprah endorsed the Last King of Scotland, it became clear that this film was the powerful African film of the bunch. I don't really know why I'm holding on to Little Children, it just seems like the film that slips in, especially if the other films are so much "lighter."
It's really hard to tell where The Good German, The Departed, and The Good Shepherd fall in line...I feel like one could easily become a top 5.
The pictures are from Dreamgirls (obviously), Flags of Our Fathers, and the third picture is of Lawrence Fishburne and Freddy Rodriguez in Bobby.
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