Monday, January 22, 2007

Final Oscar Predictions!

UPDATE - well, I did MUCH worse this year than last year. I blame Dreamgirls. I never imagined that it would be snubed for Best Picture and Best Director! I also blame Leonardo DiCaprio. I had him picked for The Departed, not Blood Diamond, so that one doesn't count. Damn.
My percentage of correct nomination prediction in the Big 8 is 77.5%. if you include my runners-up (which I never do), I only made it up to 85%.

Here they are, my final Oscar nomination predictions. Last year, I did pretty well. Let's see how I do this year!

BEST PICTURE
Babel
The Departed

Dreamgirls
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen
Runner-up – Letters from Iwo Jima

I wish – Children of Men

BEST ACTOR
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed (for Blood Diamond)
Peter O’Toole, Venus
Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
Runner-up – Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson

I wish – Daniel Craig, Casino Royale

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

Runner-up – as Chargenda says, not really necessary, because this group is so strong
I wish – Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sherrybaby

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls

Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Michael Sheen, The Queen
Runner-up – Mark Wahlberg, The Departed
I wish – Stanley Tucci, The Devil Wears Prada

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Adriana Barraza, Babel
Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

Runner-up – Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
I wish – Catherine O’Hara, For Your Consideration

BEST DIRECTOR
Bill Condon, Dreamgirls
Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears, The Queen
Alejandro Gonzales Inarittu, Babel
Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Runner-up – Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, Little Miss Sunshine
I wish – Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Babel
Little Miss Sunshine
Pan’s Labyrinth
The Queen
United 93
Runner-up – Stranger than Fiction
I wish – For Your Consideration (hey, it’s a wish!)


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Departed
The Devil Wears Prada
Little Children
Notes on a Scandal

Thank You For Smoking
Runner-up – The Last King of Scotland
I wish – Children of Men
(yay! my wish came true)

For a complete list of Oscar nominees, visit www.oscar.com

Oscar noms - A+

2 comments:

equippedtofascinate said...

My cable's out, so I didn't see the nominations. Hopefully you'll post them for me. I did hear some though. Go Marky Mark!

Timmy D said...

In case you want a recording of the announcements to save forever and ever, Mark Kermode did a special podcast:

itpc://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/downloadtrial/fivelive/markkermodesfilmreviews/rss.xml