Monday, January 22, 2007

How wrong will my Oscar predictions be?

I'll be surprised if I bat .300. If you'd like to see me eat dirt, pitch your own selections in the comments field before Tuesday morning's nominations.

BEST PICTURE
"Children of Men"
"Pan’s Labyrinth"
"The Departed"
"United 93"
"Babel"

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón, "Children of Men"
Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"
Guillermo del Toro, "Pan's Labyrinth"
Paul Greengrass, "United 93"
Clint Eastwood, "Letters from Iwo Jima"

BEST ACTRESS
Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Sherrybaby"
Penélope Cruz, "Volver"
Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"
Kate Winslet, "Little Children"

BEST ACTOR
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Departed"
Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"
Peter O'Toole, "Venus"
Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"
Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"
Rinko Kukuchi, "Babel"
Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Burt Young, "Rocky Balboa"
Michael Caine, "Children of Men"
Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"
Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Brad Pitt, "Babel"

5 comments:

Chris Jay said...

You know what wouldn't shock me? If The Gos snuck into the Best Actor category for "Half Nelson."

Chris-Brad said...

Here are my picks:

BEST PICTURE
"Babel"
"The Departed"
"Dreamgirls"
"Letters From Iwo Jima"
"Little Miss Sunshine"

BEST DIRECTOR
Clint Eastwood, "Letters from Iwo Jima"
Stephen Frears, "The Queen"
Paul Greengrass, "United 93"
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Babel"
Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"

BEST ACTRESS
Penélope Cruz, "Volver"
Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"
Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"
Kate Winslet, "Little Children"

BEST ACTOR (I like your picks!)
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Departed"
Peter O'Toole, "Venus"
Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"
Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Adriana Barraza, "Babel"
Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"
Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
Emma Thompson, "Stranger Than Fiction"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond"
Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"Jack Nicholson, "The Departed"
Brad Pitt, "Babel"

Alexandyr Kent said...

I'm going to get pummeled.

Chris said...

I'm going to stretch it even further and say my top in each category will win. And the order then digressing from most likely to least likelyI'm not going to try to guess all 5 in each category.

BEST PICTURE
"Children of Men"
"The Departed"
"Letters From Iwo Jima"
"Babel"
"Little Miss Sunshine"

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón, "Children of Men"
Clint Eastwood, "Flags of Our Fathers"
Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"
Mel Gibson, "Apocalypto"

BEST ACTRESS
Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
Kate Winslet, "Little Children"
Rachel Weisz "The Fountain"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Sherrybaby"
Penélope Cruz, "Volver"

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Departed"
Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat"
Christian Bale "The Prestige"
Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"
Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"
Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brad Pitt, "Babel"
Burt Young, "Rocky Balboa"
Michael Caine, "Children of Men"
Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"
Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"

And I will add:

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
"Superman Returns"
"Apocalypto"
"United 93"
"Flags of Our Fathers"

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
"Flags of Our Fathers"
"Letters From Iwo Jima"

BEST ANIMATED FILM
"Cars"
"Flushed Away"
"Happy Feet"
"Over the Hedge"
"A Scanner Darkly"

Chris-Brad said...

Well... Here are my results:

BEST PICTURE: 4/5
BEST DIRECTOR: 5/5
BEST ACTRESS: 5/5
BEST ACTOR: 3/5 (almost 4!!!)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: 4/5
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: 3/5

So... My grand total was: 24/30