Saturday, February 23, 2008

Post your Oscar predictions, please!

No more milkshake jokes. It’s time for calculated risks, blind guess work and pathetically hurt feelings. And my 80th Academy Awards predictions are:

Best motion picture of the year
“No Country for Old Men”

Achievement in directing
“No Country for Old Men,” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Julie Christie in “Away from Her”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”

Adapted screenplay
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”

Original screenplay
“Juno”

Best animated feature film of the year
“Ratatouille”

Achievement in art direction
“Atonement”

Achievement in cinematography
“There Will Be Blood”

Achievement in costume design
“Atonement”

Best documentary feature
“No End in Sight”

Best documentary short subject
“Freeheld”

Achievement in film editing
“No Country for Old Men”

Best foreign language film
“The Counterfeiters”

Achievement in makeup
“La Vie en Rose”

Original score
“Atonement”

Original song
“Falling Slowly” from “Once”

Best animated short film
“I Met the Walrus”

Best live action short film
“The Tonto Woman”

Achievement in sound editing
“Transformers”

Achievement in sound mixing
“The Bourne Ultimatum”

Achievement in visual effects
“Transformers”

On this blog, I'll keep a log of my failures Sunday night during the broadcast. You can find the nominees here on my blog. IMDb.com has a nifty listing and PDF ballot, too.

6 comments:

chrisbrad said...

Like last year, these are my picks to win, not necessarily my favorites. It is a bit frighteneing, though, that A LOT of our picks are matching this year.

Best motion picture of the year
“No Country for Old Men”

Achievement in directing
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Counrty for Old Men"

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Julie Christie, “Away from Her”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Ruby Dee, "American Gangster"

Adapted screenplay
Joel and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"

Original screenplay
Diablo Cody, “Juno”

Best animated feature film of the year
“Ratatouille”

Achievement in art direction
"There Will Be Blood”

Achievement in cinematography
“There Will Be Blood”

Achievement in costume design
"Sweeney Todd"

Best documentary feature
“No End in Sight”

Best documentary short subject
“Freeheld”

Achievement in film editing
“The Bourne Ultimatum”

Best foreign language film
“The Counterfeiters,” Austria

Achievement in makeup
“La Vie en Rose”

Original score
“Atonement”

Original song
“Falling Slowly” from “Once”

Best animated short film
“I Met the Walrus”

Best live action short film
“Le Mozart des Pickpockets”

Achievement in sound editing
“Transformers”

Achievement in sound mixing
“Transformers”

Achievement in visual effects
“Transformers”

Chris Jay said...

I'm not gonna list all of my picks, just because I'm too lazy to type 'em, but I do want to take one last chance to whine about something: If nowhere else, "Zodiac" deserves to be in that Special Effects category. The role of CGI in that movie was unlike any other I'd ever seen - Fincher basically made '60s and '70s San Francisco out of CGI. The part where the needle-shaped hi-rise building grew out of the asphalt? What a movie, what awesome CGI, what a huge omission from this year's Oscar roll.

Alexandyr Kent said...

No typing necessary. Just copy, paste and delete the losers.

Best motion picture of the year
* "Atonement"
* "Juno"
* "Michael Clayton"
* "No Country for Old Men"
* "There Will Be Blood"

Achievement in directing
* "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” Julian Schnabel
* "Michael Clayton,” Tony Gilroy
* "No Country for Old Men," Ethan and Joel Coen
* “Juno,” Jason Reitman
* "There Will Be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson

Performance by an actor in a leading role
* George Clooney in "Michael Clayton"
* Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood”
* Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
* Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah”
* Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
* Casey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
* Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men"
* Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War"
* Hal Holbrook in "Into the Wild"
* Tom Wilkinson in "Michael Clayton"

Performance by an actress in a leading role
* Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
* Julie Christie in "Away from Her"
* Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose"
* Laura Linney in "The Savages"
* Ellen Page in "Juno"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
* Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"
* Ruby Dee in "American Gangster"
* Saoirse Ronan in "Atonement"
* Amy Ryan in "Gone Baby Gone"
* Tilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton"

Adapted screenplay
* "Atonement"
* "Away from Her"
* "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
* "No Country for Old Men"
* "There Will Be Blood"

Original screenplay
* "Juno"
* "Lars and the Real Girl"
* "Michael Clayton"
* "Ratatouille"
* "The Savages"

Best animated feature film of the year
* "Persepolis"
* "Ratatouille"
* "Surf's Up"

Achievement in art direction
* "American Gangster”
* "Atonement"
* "The Golden Compass"
* "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
* "There Will Be Blood"

Achievement in cinematography

* "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
* "Atonement"
* "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
* "No Country for Old Men"
* "There Will Be Blood"

Achievement in costume design
* "Across the Universe"
* "Atonement”
* "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
* "La Vie en Rose"
* "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Best documentary feature
* "No End in Sight"
* "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience"
* "Sicko"
* "Taxi to the Dark Side"
* "War/Dance"

Best documentary short subject
* "Freeheld"
* "La Corona (The Crown)"
* "Salim Baba"
* "Sari's Mother"

Achievement in film editing
* "The Bourne Ultimatum"
* "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
* "Into the Wild"
* "No Country for Old Men"
* "There Will Be Blood"

Best foreign language film of the year
* "Beaufort"
* "The Counterfeiters"
* "Katyń"
* "Mongol"
* "12"
Achievement in makeup
* "La Vie en Rose”
* "Norbit"
* "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
* "Atonement"
* "The Kite Runner"
* "Michael Clayton"
* "Ratatouille"
* "3:10 to Yuma"

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
* "Falling Slowly" from "Once"
* "Happy Working Song" from "Enchanted"
* "Raise It Up" from "August Rush"
* "So Close" from "Enchanted"
* That's How You Know" from "Enchanted"

Best animated short film
* "I Met the Walrus"
* "Madame Tutli-Putli”
* "Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis”
* "My Love (Moya Lyubov)”
* "Peter & the Wolf"

Best live action short film
* "At Night,"
* "Il Supplente (The Substitute)"
* "Le Mozart des Pickpockets”
* "Tanghi Argentini"
* "The Tonto Woman"

Achievement in sound editing
* "The Bourne Ultimatum"
* "No Country for Old Men"
* "There Will Be Blood"
* "Transformers"

Achievement in sound mixing
* "The Bourne Ultimatum"
* "No Country for Old Men"
* "Ratatouille"
* "3:10 to Yuma"
* "Transformers"

Achievement in visual effects
* "The Golden Compass"
* "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
* "Transformers"

Noma said...

Best motion picture of the year
* "There Will Be Blood"

Achievement in directing
* "There Will Be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson

Performance by an actor in a leading role
* Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
* Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men"

Performance by an actress in a leading role
* Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
* Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"

Adapted screenplay
* "Atonement"

Original screenplay
* "Juno"

Best animated feature film of the year
* "Persepolis"

chrisbrad said...

Chris Jay... Again, David Fincher was robbed. The man deserves at least the recognition for best director if not the award itself. And the CG magic in "Zodiac" is so good a lot of people can't tell where real and CG come together. Maybe that was the reason it was left out....people couldn't tell it had any CG work. Also on the CG front, where is "300"s nomination?

And I am sorry, but I am still shocked that "The Simpsons Movie" did not get a nod in the animation category. That, my friends, is a travesty!

And how was "The Assassination of Jesse James..." not nominated for best pic, directing or cinematography? That was an amazing flick. Or "Grindhouse" for at least the score. I find myself humming the "Planet Terror" soundtrack sometimes.

Let it go, Chris. Let it go!

chrisbrad said...

I stand corrected. "The Assassination of Jesse James..." DID get a nod for cinematography. Good deal! That makes me a bit happier.