Saturday, February 17, 2007

I Was Wrong: Award Season and What I Said

This points to the bulk of my predictions and pre-award academy award nomination thoughts I've had over the past year...at least the signifcant ones...you will find I was OFTEN very, very wrong.

March 27, 2006
Clooney, Soderbergh & The Good German
"I'll predict today March 27th that The Good German will get at least 6 academy award nominations."
Ummm...just one...best original score!

April 17, 2006
Running With Scissors - The Story and The Movie
"I also could see it scoring some acting nominations and maybe a writing nomination, for Murphy."
Nope, nope, and nope. Not for Ryan Murphy not for Annette Benning.

April 29, 2006
"That's weird" or What I thought When I saw Lindsay Lohan in the A Prairie Home Companion Preview
"people ask, will this be Streep's 14th nomination, come on she got nominated for "Music of the Heart" how could she not get nominated for this??"
She didn't score for this role.

May 15, 2006
Cannes Film Festival Soon To Begin
"I wonder if Pedro Almodovar will garner as much recognition as he did for the bizarre coma-film Hable Con Ella with his new film Volver premiering at Cannes."
I would say yes.

May 31, 2006
Scorsese hasn't Departed DiCaprio
"Will Leonardo be getting his 3rd academy award nomination this year? It seems like Matt Damon has a better shot at getting his 2nd acting nomination. And you can never count out Jack Nicholson. And above all, Martin Scorsese will surely get some attention award season, although certainly it won't be with this project that he will win his first Oscar."
DiCaprio did get a nod, but not for this film, although he did get award buzz for this role. Matt Damon, no love...and yes Scorsese got love, and a win...who knows?

June 23, 2006
Will the Prestige by Magical?
"I really hope that this movie is able to be a player come award season"
Academy nominations for Art direction and cinemotography make it only semi-magical.

June 30, 2006
Oscar Best Picture Nomination Predictions
Flags of our Fathers, Dreamgirls, The Good Shephard, Little Children, The Good German...yea, that would be zero for five. But at that time other people were predicting Goya's Ghosts, and Letters from Iwo Jima was still called Red Sun, Black Sand.

July 13, 2006
Meryl's 14th nomination in 2006
"My guess is that Streep will score her 14th nomination this year for her work in a Prairie Home Companion."
Once again, you guessed wrong! The Devil Wears Prada was number 14.

July 28, 2006
Will Breaking & Entering Break-in?
NO

August 19, 2006
The Blood Diamond: I am Hopeful
I picked out many of the past nominees involved with this project that went on to receive some of the 5 nominations Blood Diamond received. Including editor Steven Rosenblum, sound mixer Ivan Sharrock, and actors DiCaprio, and Hounsou.

August 31, 2006
Helen Mirren is The Queen (two in fact)
"I can't help but assume that Helen Mirren will get an academy award nomination for her performance in this modern-biopic."
Finally, a good assumption.

Sept. 4, 2006
The Good Will Showdown
I was hoping Matt Damon and Ben Affleck would go head-to-head in the supporting catagory, and neither of them got a nod...oh well.

Sept. 15, 2006
Mirren: An Oscar Nomination! An Oscar Win?
Yes...an Oscar win looks very likely, and no Winslett won't steal it away from her, nor will Beyonce.

Sept. 23, 2006
2006 Top 10 Best Picture Contenders
Still the zero for five in the top five. I was talking about many of the right films, but all in the wrong order.

Sept. 26, 2006
Why Dreamgirls?
I defended it's chances of getting a best pic nomination...and well, I was wrong.

September 29, 2006
Who Will Get Recognized in Flags of our Fathers?
No One! (except the sound guys)

October 2, 2006
Jack Nicholson
"It would seem likely that Nicholson might score his thirteenth nomination this year for his Boston-gang-leader role in Martin Scorcese's The Departed. "
Wrong...although many were surprised he was not.

October 3, 2006
Best Supporting Actor Predictions (for October)
Only 1 for 5, which was Djimon Hounsou...otherwise no Griffiths, Beach, Affleck, Nicholson.

Nov. 2nd, 2006
Academy Award Nomination for Ed Harris?
NO. Copying Beethoven made no such buzz.

November 9, 2006
A Scanner Darkly - Animation Buzz?
No nod for this R rated animated film. Sorry Linklater.

November 12, 2006
Ali G in the house that Oscar Built
"But I do forsee [Sacha Baron Cohen] having a great opportunity to receive a golden globe opportunity"
I predicted it'd be close, but no cigar for the Oscar nod, which was true...and he did turn up for Globe season. And he did receive a writing nod.

November 26, 2006
Letters from Iwo Jima: a 2006 contender
That would be a yes.

So yes, I don't know why you read this blog at all...who knows what wacky things I'll say this year.

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6 comments:

Kimberly Ann said...

you are wacky, but you're also entertaining. that's why i married you.

mae said...

You are funny, your predictions were good, just not right. You are a good sport and I will be thinking of you next Sunday night!

The Cubicle Reverend said...

If it makes you feel better, I thought Triplletes of Belville would win best animated film over Finding Nemo because Triplettes was so original while nemo was so formulaic.... uhhh, I got so mad I refused to watch the awards after that.

Will said...

Hey, at least you TRY to make predictions, RC. I'm a little too sheepish for that. I've found that the films I really love and those that win awards are often two entirely different lists! :-)

But please do keep posting your thoughts on what you think is worthwhile or well-done.

Dale said...

My predictions are rarely correct but yours were more entertaining with all your commentary. What are you wearing for this year's show?

Anonymous said...

the good german got a nomination!

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