Sunday, February 25, 2007

Going out on a limb for Oscar

Okay, so I'm going to risk public humiliation by posting my Oscar predictions right here on my blog. This year I managed to see quite a few of the nominated movies but still not enough to make personally informed choices. So I deployed the tactic of my ex-husband - internet research. Go to the websites for all the big professional associations and see who they gave their awards to this year. Unfortunately, this didn't yield any information for the "shorts" categories and finding info for some of the below-the-line nominations was hard, so I'm least confident about those obscure things like makeup, sound-editing, live short and animated short.

Good or bad, here they are... I'll post my results tomorrow.

ACTOR -- LEADING
Forest Whitaker – THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (I still need to see this film - this prediction is based 100% upon Oscar buzz and the SAG award)
ACTOR -- SUPPORTING
Eddie Murphy – DREAMGIRLS
ACTRESS -- LEADING
Helen Mirren – THE QUEEN (although I wish Judy Dench would get it for Notes on a Scandal - it was such a departure for her and she was fabulous)
ACTRESS -- SUPPORTING
Jennifer Hudson – DREAMGIRLS
ANIMATED FEATURE
CARS

CINEMATOGRAPHY
PAN’S LABYRINTH
COSTUME DESIGN
DREAMGIRLS
DIRECTING
THE DEPARTED
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
PAN’S LABYRINTH
ORIGINAL SCORE (if Philip Glass gets this for Notes on a Scandal, I'll scream - that man's music could drive me to suicide!)
THE QUEEN
ORIGINAL SONG
“I Need to Wake Up”– AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
DOCUMENTARY SHORT (had no idea about this one)
REHEARSING A DREAM
ART DIRECTION
PAN’S LABYRINTH
MAKEUP
PAN’S LABYRINTH
FILM EDITING
UNITED 93
VISUAL EFFECTS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
SOUND EDITING
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
SCREENPLAY -- ADAPTED
THE DEPARTED (although Notes on a Scandal gets my personal vote)
SCREENPLAY -- ORIGINAL
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (this is my shot in the dark, I'm hearing Babel will get it, but I think Little Miss Sunshine should get something)
SOUND MIXING
DREAMGIRLS
SHORT FILM -- LIVE ACTION (had no idea about this one)
THE SAVIOUR
BEST PICTURE (although I liked Blood Diamond better)
THE DEPARTED
SHORT FILM -- ANIMATED (had no idea about this one)
THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL

1 comment:

The Husband said...

I'm holding you to these!!!

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