Monday, January 21, 2008

I Wasn't Going to but I can't Resist - some Academy Awards Predictions

I was avoiding this, thinking there 10 billion people doing this, and I don't need to replicate what everyone else is doing because no one really cares what I predict. But, I just can't refrain. I'll keep it short.

Picture: No Country for Old Men, Michael Clayton, Juno, Atonement, There Will Be Blood (other real potentials: Into the Wild, Diving Bell & The Butterfly, Sweeney Todd)

Director: Coen Bros (No Country), PT Anderson (There Will Be Blood), Julian Schnabel (Diving Bell), Sean Penn (Into the Wild), Joe Wright (Atonement). (With so many potential movies the directors and pictures surely won't match 1-to-1, we could see Tim Burton, Tony Gilroy, or Ridley Scott).

Lead Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), George Clooney (Michael Clayton), Viggo Mortesen (Eastern Promises), Denzel Washington (American Gangster), Ryan Gosling (Lars and The Real Girls)

Lead Actress: Julie Christie (Away from Her), Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose), Ellen Page (Juno), Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart), Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth)

Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck (Assasination of Jesse James), Javier Bardem (No Country), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild), Philip Seymore Hoffman (Charlie Wilson's War)

Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchet (I'm Not Here), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), Ruby Dee (American Gangster), Catherine Keener (Into The Wild).

Original Screenplay: Juno, Michael Clayton, Lars and the Real Girls, Ratatouille, The Savages

Adapated Screenplay: Atonement, Diving Bell and The Butterfly, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Into The Wild

Animated: Ratatoille, Simpsons, Persopolis

Documentary: Sicko, No End in Sight, Taxi to the Dark Side, Please Vote For Me, The Rape of Europa

Foreign Film: Austria (The Counter), Russia (12), Brazil (The Year My Parents Went On Vacation), Serbia (The Trap), Italy (The Unknown)

Cinemotography: Roger Deakins (Assassination of Jesse James), Deakins (No Country), Elswit (There Will Be Blood), Kaminsky (Diving Bell), McGarvey (Atonement)

Editing: No Country, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood, Atonement, Diving Bell

Art Direction: Sweeney Todd, Atonement, There Will Be Blood, His Dark Materials, Pirates of The Caribbean

Original Score: Marianelli (Atonement), Iglesias (Kite Runner), Giacchino (Ratatouille), Beltrami (3:10 to Yuma), Despalt (Lust, Caution)

Original Song: That's How You Know (Enchanted), Grace is Gone (Grace is Gone), Come So Far (Got So Far to Go) (Hairspray), Guaranteed (Into The Wild), Falling Slowly (Once)

Sound Mixing: Transformers, No Country For Old Men, Into the Wild, Bourne Ultimatum, Sweeney Todd

Sound Editing: Transformers, Bourne Ultimatum, 300, No Country For Old Men, Ratatouille

Visual Effects: 300, Transformers, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass

Costume Design: Atonement, Sweeney Todd, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Hairspray, Assassination of Jesse James

Make-up: Sweeney Todd, 300, La Vie En Rose

Documentary/Animated/Live Actions Shorts: I don't care

Other Oscar Predictions Floating Around: Barry, Stale Popcorn, 2 Reels, Film Chair, Nick's Flick Picks, Scott Freeman, Toby Hostility, Filmatelist, Stereo Sanctity, Film Experience, Oscar Igloo, Sijmen's Oscar Experiment, Cinematically Correct, and if you have predictions posted, let me know!

1 comment:

Fletch said...

5 for 5 on Best Pic and Supporting Actor. Nicely done...