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January 22, 2008

Instant Oscar Predictions

Filed under: Entertainment,Movies — CPav @ 7:54 am
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Immediately after the announcements, without much thought, here are my immediate Oscar predictions. I’ll give some responses to the nominations themselves later, but I was very glad that both Ellen Page (Juno) and Johnny Depp (Sweeny Todd) were nominated, though I don’t think either has a hope of winning.

I also found it interesting that, more than most years, most people probably haven’t seen most of the movies/performances that were nominated. In fact, the most-viewed movie among the nominees this year was probably Ratatouille, which, of course, I haven’t seen yet.

In the order of announcement:
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan – Gone, Baby Gone (alternate: Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There)

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men

Best Actress: Julie Christie – Away From Her (alternate: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose, for what supposedly is a total transformation into the character)

Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood (alternate: The Coens for No Country for Old Men, in a kind of “lifetime achievement” award)

Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody – Juno (the easiest award to give the movie, and potentially the most interesting acceptance speech)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Christopher Hampton – Atonement (Could be the only award the movie gets, or one of many; this is a 1980s-style Oscar favorite, a broad, sweeping, British epic love story)

Best Animated Feature: Persepolis

Best Picture: There Will Be Blood

I’ll think about these some more, read some of the professional analysis, and get back to you closer to the date.

The 300 Project: 19/19


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