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OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 28/10/2007 8:31:40 PM   
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Ok, it is rather early I know, but who do you think will be the main contenders or winners at the next Oscars? Here's my thoughts at the moment:
 
FILM: Atonement
DIRECTOR: Joel Coen - No Country for Old Men
ACTOR: James McAvoy - Atonement
ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 28/10/2007 9:08:16 PM   
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I'd love to see James Mcavoy win, but i just don't see it. To be honest, choices for the best actor category are so abundant this year i'd have trouble choosing. Blanchett has a better chance with I'm Not There as Golden Age has had middling reviews and i don't see her being nominated for a sequal - call me snobby! I'm rooting for Javier Bardem in best supporting actor!

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 26/11/2007 12:56:04 PM   
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After seeing American Gangster and A might Heart I must say that Angelina Jolie will be a very serious nominee for Best Actress in the leading role. Definitely a serious candidate.

As for American Gangster, this great action-crime flick might be a nominee for the motion picture. But I guess the chances of winning the Best Director is higher. Great directing of Ridley Scott.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 26/11/2007 1:52:20 PM   
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My predictions are

Best Picture
American Gangster
Atonement
Juno
No Country For Old Men
The Kite Runner

Best Director
Joe Wright, Atonement
Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men
Marc Forster, The Kite Runner
Ridley Scott, American Gangster
P.T. Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Denzel Washington, American Gangster
Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
James McAvoy, Atonement
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah

Best Actress
Amy Adams, Enchanted
Anglina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Ellen Paige, Juno
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

It is much harder to call this year though.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 26/11/2007 2:36:01 PM   
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Yeah you are so right. I thought 2007 was gonna be a poor year for films but I have soon realized my mistake. Cool films came out with excellent directing and acting.

As for Denzel Washington, yeah he was superb in American Gangster but I don't think the Academy will nominate him again this year for the Best Actor in Leading role. Not this year. They have awarded him for Training day, and hence they won't give him another nomination. Well, this is my thought of course. I might be mistaken. If you ask me D.Washington should have awarded for his great performance in Malcolm X.

But who knows what the Acedemy will do ? You never know. Perhaps they'll nominated him again.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 27/11/2007 3:31:22 PM   
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They have awarded him for Training day, and hence they won't give him another nomination.


I don't see the logic in that? Plenty of Oscar winning actors and actresses have went on to be nominated a number of times after winning an Oscar.
Meryl Streep for example has been nominated a further 10 times since her win for Sophie's Choice back in '83.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 27/11/2007 7:32:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Groovy Mule

My predictions are

Best Picture
American Gangster
Atonement
Juno
No Country For Old Men
The Kite Runner

Best Director
Joe Wright, Atonement
Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men
Marc Forster, The Kite Runner
Ridley Scott, American Gangster
P.T. Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Denzel Washington, American Gangster
Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
James McAvoy, Atonement
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah

Best Actress
Amy Adams, Enchanted
Anglina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Ellen Paige, Juno
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

It is much harder to call this year though.


Missing the potential sleeping giant of Sweeney Todd, could do real well...

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 27/11/2007 8:49:35 PM   
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Latest odds (to be taken with a pinch of salt) -

http://www.oddschecker.com/specials/oscars/best-picture/win-market

Suprised The Assisnaction of Jesse James hasn't been mentioned

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 27/11/2007 9:39:07 PM   
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ORIGINAL: LustForLeith

Latest odds (to be taken with a pinch of salt) -

http://www.oddschecker.com/specials/oscars/best-picture/win-market

Suprised The Assisnaction of Jesse James hasn't been mentioned


I'm not. Warners fucked up the release in the US and the UK judging by the number of places its gonna be playing. I work for a cinema chain, in a 13 screen place, get 20 free tickets a month and I am still having to shell out to see it. No buzz as it hasnt been widely seen whereas Juno is being mounted for a Little Miss Sunshine run and No Country For Old Men is going down very well in a staggered release in the US. Jesse James has been and gone over there and will be over here in a couple of weeks.

Looking forward to James McAvoy getting some more attention, his performance in Atonement was simply wonderful.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 28/11/2007 11:26:02 PM   
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I'd say that Freddie Highmore will be up for a nomination for Best Actor for his performance in August Rush. Stunning performance.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 29/11/2007 10:56:35 AM   
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I was going through my favourite performances this year for my podcast and two more names came up, Sam Riley + Samantha Morton for Control. Both terrific performances and the only categories this film even has a chance of getting Oscar noms. Riley in particular is incredible, Mortons role felt rather underwritten but she did very well with what she had.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 30/11/2007 10:14:19 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Beetlejuice!

Ok, it is rather early I know, but who do you think will be the main contenders or winners at the next Oscars? Here's my thoughts at the moment:
 
FILM: Atonement
DIRECTOR: Joel Coen - No Country for Old Men
ACTOR: James McAvoy - Atonement
ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There


I think Cate Blanchett is more likely to win for I'm Not There; aside from an excellent performance, the whole "gender-bending" thing tends to go over quite well with Oscar. Plus, her best work as Elizabeth I was in the first movie (when QE1 underwent her  Michael Corleone arc).

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 1/12/2007 11:45:12 AM   
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Best Film
 
There Will Be Blood
Charlie Wilson's War
Atonement
No Country For Old Men
Juno

Best Director
 
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Mike Nichols (Charlie Wilson's War)
Joe Wright (Atonement)
Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)
Ridley Scott (American Gangster)

Best Actor
 
John Cusack (Grace is Gone)
Jack Nicholson (The Bucket List)
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will be Blood)
Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah)
Benicio Del Toro (Things we Lost in the Fire)

Best Actress
 
Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There)
Keira Knightley (Atonement)
Ellen Page (Juno)
Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)
Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose)

Best Supporting Actor
 
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson's War)
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
Tom Cruise (Lions for Lambs)
Albert Finney (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)
Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)

Best Supporting Actress
 
Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
Romola Garai (Atonement)
Chloe Sevigny (Zodiac)
Susan Sarandon (In the Valley of Elah)
Meryl Streep (Lions for Lambs)

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 1/12/2007 1:06:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: badassmofo

I was going through my favourite performances this year for my podcast and two more names came up, Sam Riley + Samantha Morton for Control. Both terrific performances and the only categories this film even has a chance of getting Oscar noms. Riley in particular is incredible, Mortons role felt rather underwritten but she did very well with what she had.


Both Riley and Morton were really good, and the film was amazingly shot, but it's a film that offers nothing new- I just kept getting that 'Seen-it-all-before' feeling and it suffered because of it.
The thing I remember most from watching the film were the cheese and nachos I was eating with a friend for the '8 Items for £7' or whatever it was.
 
 

It wasn't cheese .

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 1/12/2007 7:41:02 PM   
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Best Film
Atonement
No Country for Old Men
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
There Will Be Blood

Best Director
Ridley Scott, American Gangster
David Cronenberg, Eastern Promises
Sean Penn, Into the Wild
P.T. Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Andrew Dominik, The Assassination of Jesse James

Best Actor
Denzel Washington, American Gangster
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Armin Mueller-Stahl, Eastern Promises
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
James McAvoy, Atonement

Best Supporting Actor
Russell Crowe, American Gangster
Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men
Christian Bale, I'm Not There
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Charlize Theron, In the Valley of Elah
Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson's War
Nicole Kidman, The Golden Compass
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart

Best Supporting Actress
Naomi Watts, Eastern Promises
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Keira Knightley, Atonement
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 1/12/2007 8:05:06 PM   
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ORIGINAL: paul.mccluskey

Best Film
Atonement
No Country for Old Men
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
There Will Be Blood

Best Director
Ridley Scott, American Gangster
David Cronenberg, Eastern Promises
Sean Penn, Into the Wild
P.T. Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Andrew Dominik, The Assassination of Jesse James

Best Actor
Denzel Washington, American Gangster
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Armin Mueller-Stahl, Eastern Promises
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
James McAvoy, Atonement

Best Supporting Actor
Russell Crowe, American Gangster
Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men
Christian Bale, I'm Not There
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Charlize Theron, In the Valley of Elah
Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson's War
Nicole Kidman, The Golden Compass
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart

Best Supporting Actress
Naomi Watts, Eastern Promises
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Keira Knightley, Atonement
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone


Is that your preferred list or your prediction? I only ask because Eastern Promises doesnt have a chance at any of those, it died a death in the US and it has fuck all buzz

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 1/12/2007 8:29:51 PM   
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Not sure really .  I heard Eastern Promises was seen as an Oscar contender.  It probably won't get nominated, but it's more likely Ridley Scott will be for American Gangster.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 2/12/2007 12:14:34 PM   
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Not sure really .  I heard Eastern Promises was seen as an Oscar contender.  It probably won't get nominated, but it's more likely Ridley Scott will be for American Gangster.


Yeah I would agree but no way in hell will Scott win

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 2/12/2007 7:29:01 PM   
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Probably not, but it would be good to see him win for a change .

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 3/12/2007 8:43:10 AM   
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I'd like to see Scott 'pull a Scorsese' and get nominated for a pretty damn good film, to make up for the times he lost out on the fucking sublime films...

I highly doubt Eastern Promises will pull in any noms, primarily because it's a pretty average film, albeit with one Bourne Ultimatum-beating fight scene.


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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 3/12/2007 6:28:50 PM   
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Best Film: Winner: The Assassination of Jesse James
Nominees:
Atonement
Juno
Charlie Wilson's War
I'm Not There

Best Director: Winner: Andrew Dominik (Jesse James)
Nominees:
Sean Penn (Into the Wild)
Todd Haynes (I'm Not There)
Mike Nichols (Charlie Wilson's War)
Joe Wright (Atonement)

Best Actor: (Undecided)
Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson's War)
Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild)
Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James)
Tommy Lee Jones (In The Valley of Elah)

Best Actress: Undecided
Nominees:
Keira Knightley- Atonement
Ellen Page- Juno
Angelina Jolie- A Mighty Heart
Julia Roberts- Charlie Wilson's War
Cate Blanchett- Elizabeth; The Golden Age

Best Supporting Actor: Winner: Philip Seymour Hoffman- Charlie Wilson's War
Nominees:
Javier Bardem- No Country for Old Men
Paul Dano- There Will be Blood
Tom Cruise- Lions for Lambs
Robert Redford- Lions for Lambs

Best Supporting Actress: Winner, by a long shot: Cate Blanchett- I'm Not There
Nominees:
Meryl Streep- Lions for Lambs
Susan Sarandon- In The Valley of Elah
Rest- Undecided

Best Original Screenplay: Winner: Juno
Best Adapted Screenplay- The Assassination of Jesse James
Best Cinematography- The Assassination of Jesse James
Best Special Effects: Transformers
Best Music: I'm Not There
Best Editing: The Bourne Ultimatum





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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 3/12/2007 7:25:58 PM   
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You've seen Jesse James then I take it, James?

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 4/12/2007 5:43:01 PM   
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I'm still in the 'would-love-to-see-ledger's-joker-nominated' camp...

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 4/12/2007 10:41:02 PM   
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I'll take a stab at some early Awards buzz nomination guesses. These aren't my own preferences, and I'll probably change 'em again in the run up to the actual nominations.


Film

Atonement
Into the Wild
No Country for Old Men
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
There Will Be Blood


Actor

John Cusack - Grace is Gone
Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Emile Hirsch - Into the Wild
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - The Savages


Actress

Amy Adams - Enchanted
Marion Cottilard - La Vie en Rose
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Ellen Page - Juno
Laura Linney - The Savages


Supporting Actor

Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild
Max Von Sydow - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton


Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
Catherine Keener - Into the Wild
Kelly MacDonald - No Country for Old Men
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton


Director

P.T. Anderson - There Will Be Blood
Ethan and Joel Coen - No Country for Old Men
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
Sean Penn - Into the Wild
Joe Wright - Atonement


Original Screenplay

Brad Bird - Ratatouille
Diablo Cody - Juno
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman - The Darjeeling Limited
James C. Strouse - Grace is Gone


Adapted Screenplay

P.T. Anderson - There Will Be Blood
David Benioff - The Kite Runner
Ethan and Joel Coen - No Country for Old Men
Christopher Hampton - Atonement
Sean Penn - Into the Wild


All subject to change, etc etc...



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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 5/12/2007 3:09:12 PM   
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Here's my full predicitons for the nominees and winners:



BEST PICTURE
3:10 to Yuma

American Gangster
The Kite Runner

No Country for Old Men
Sweeney Todd
 
BEST DIRECTOR
Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen - No Country for Old Men

Marc Forster - The Kite Runner
Todd Haynes - Iím Not There
Ridley Scott - American Gangster

BEST ACTOR
Josh Brolin - No Country for Old Men
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd

James McAvoy - Atonement

Jack Nicholson - The Bucket List
Denzel Washington - American Gangster

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams - Enchanted
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Nicole Kidman - Margot at the Wedding

Ellen Page - Juno
 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men

Josh Brolin - American Gangster
Russell Crowe - American Gangster
Ben Foster - 3:10 to Yuma

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett - Iím Not There
Ruby Dee - American Gangster
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Margot at the Wedding

Saoirse Ronan - Atonement

Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Iím Not There
Juno
Margot at the Wedding

Ratatouille

The Savages

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
3:10 to Yuma
Atonement
The Kite Runner

No Country for Old Men

Sweeney Todd


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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 6/12/2007 7:06:24 PM   
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My predictions are

Best Picture
American Gangster
Atonement
Juno
No Country For Old Men
The Kite Runner

Best Director
Joe Wright, Atonement
Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men
Marc Forster, The Kite Runner
Ridley Scott, American Gangster
P.T. Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Denzel Washington, American Gangster
Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
James McAvoy, Atonement
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah

Best Actress
Amy Adams, Enchanted
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Ellen Paige, Juno
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

It is much harder to call this year though.


I just don't see Sweeney Todd making it because it is not very Oscar-friendly material and I still have serious doubts over whether Johnny Depp can sing what is a very demanding role.  I have also heard that the supporting cast do not perform very well.  Nor do I think that Cate Blanchett will make it for Elizabeth II.  The film was slated in the States by critics and the focus for her will be for I'm Not There. 

Having seen the results of the National Board of Review and Independent Spirit Awards, I am changing some of my potential nominees:
OUT: Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah) and IN: George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
OUT: Ruby Dee (American Gangster) and IN: Marisa Tomei (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)
OUT: Marc Forster (The Kite Runner) and IN: Sidney Lumet (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)
 
As for Best Picture, it is looking like a two horse race between No Country For Old Men and Atonement.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 8/12/2007 3:33:20 PM   
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I'd love for Hairspray to get some surprise nominations. I thought it was fantastic. :]

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 9/12/2007 6:08:15 PM   
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I just don't see Sweeney Todd making it because it is not very Oscar-friendly material and I still have serious doubts over whether Johnny Depp can sing what is a very demanding role.  I have also heard that the supporting cast do not perform very well.  Nor do I think that Cate Blanchett will make it for Elizabeth II.  The film was slated in the States by critics and the focus for her will be for I'm Not There. 



I dunno, I wouldn't be so quick to write off Sweeney Todd. Critics appear to be loving it, and as a musical adaptation of a popular stage show, it's totally Oscar material (I'm looking at you, Chicago, you shimmering shower of shite).

The Golden Age did indeed tank Stateside, but what positive words were uttered consisted mostly of high praise for Blanchett's performance. If anything, she's likely to end up with a nom in both categories for both it (Actress) and I'm Not There (Supporting Actress).


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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 10/12/2007 12:51:02 PM   
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I am changing my predictions again having seen a load of critics awards come in but I am still not convinced by Sweeney Todd as a Best Picture nominee.  Chicago may have won 6 Oscars but every year the musical released in awards season gets predicted and fails, anyone remember predictions that Rent and The Producers were serious contenders.  I just don't see it although I am prepared to concede the possibility of a nomination for Tim Burton.

My predictions are

Best Picture
Atonement
Juno
No Country For Old Men
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
There Will Be Blood

Best Director
Joe Wright, Atonement
Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men
Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
P.T. Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Denzel Washington, American Gangster
Frank Langella, Starting Out In The Evening
James McAvoy, Atonement
George Clooney, Michael Clayton

Best Actress
Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Ellen Paige, Juno
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Marisa Tomei, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

Predicted winners in bold.

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RE: OSCAR Predictions 2008 - 14/12/2007 1:25:57 PM   
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Right! My early predictions. Hopefully I shall see all the main contenders over the next couple of months...
 
Best Picture
 
Atonement
Charlie Wilson's War
Into The Wild
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
 
Best Director
 
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood
Ethan Coen/ Joel Coen - No Country For Old Men
Mike Nichols - Charlie Wilson's War
Sean Penn - Into The Wild
Joe Wright - Atonement
 
Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
Tom Hanks - Charlie Wilson's War
Emile Hirsch - Into The Wild
Tommy Lee Jones - The Valley Of Elah
James McAvoy - Atonement
 
Best Actress
 
Julie Christie - Away From Her
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Ellen Page - Juno
Charlize Theron - The Valley Of Elah
 
Best Supporting Actor
 
Casey Affleck - The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem - No Country For Old Men
Paul Dano - There Will Be Blood
Hal Holbrook - Into The Wild
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
 
Best Supporting Actress
 
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
Catherine Keener - Into The Wild
Julia Roberts - Charlie Wilson's War
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

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