Sunday, 24 February 2008

Oscar Predictions

A.Writer has done her Oscar predictions so I thought I'd give it a go too (for 8 of the categories anyway) . I've seen some of the films that are up for an award, but not all of them.

I've highlighted my choice for winner in bold:

Actor in a Leading Roll

George Clooney in "Michael Clayton"
(not seen it)

Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood"
(not seen it but I reckon he'll get it, particularly as he's already one a BAFTA for his role).

Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
(seen it and really didn't like it all that much but will all know how much I enjoy musicals!)

Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah"
(not seen it)

Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises"
(saw it the other night. An excellent, gripping, if slightly violent film and Viggo was excellent in it. If Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't win the Oscar I reckon he's in with a good chance).

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Casey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
(not seen it)

Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men"
(seen it. He was brilliant. So scary/creepy. Urrgh. Wouldn't want to run into him on a dark night and particularly not in that highly unflattering wig!)

Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War"
(not seen it)

Hal Holbrook in "Into the Wild"
(not seen it)

Tom Wilkinson in "Michael Clayton"
(not seen it)

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
(not seen it)

Julie Christie in "Away from Her"
(not seen it but I think she's in with a very good chance)

Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose"
(seen it. She was absolutely brilliant and I think it's a toss up between her and Julie Christie but think Christie will win by a nose).

Laura Linney in "The Savages"
(not seen it)

Ellen Page in "Juno"
(seen it, loved it, raved about it. Think she's in with a good'ish chance but, because she's so young I think it'll go to one of the more experienced actresses. I reckon she'll win an Oscar at some point in her career though.

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"
(not seen it)

Ruby Dee in "American Gangster"
(seen it but her performance didn't strike me as particularly Oscar worthy)

Saoirse Ronan in "Atonement"
(seen it. Again, not sure the performance was particularly Oscar worth)

Amy Ryan in "Gone Baby Gone"
(not seen it)

Tilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton"
(not seen it but think she'll get it. She was awarded a BAFTA for her role wasn't she?)

Achievement in directing

"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Miramax/Pathé Renn), Julian Schnabel
(not seen it, have read the book though. Very good)

"Juno" (A Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production), Jason Reitman
(seen it, loved it etc)

"Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.), Tony Gilroy"
(not seen it)

"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
(seen it. They won the BAFTA for best director so think they'll clinch it here too)

"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax), Paul Thomas Anderson
(not seen it)

Best motion picture of the year

"Atonement" (Focus Features) A Working Title Production: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Paul Webster, Producers
(seen it, didn't think it lived up to the hype)

"Juno" (A Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production) A Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production: Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick and Russell Smith, Producers
(see it, loved it)

"Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.) A Clayton Productions, LLC Production: Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Fox and Kerry Orent, Producers
(not seen it)

"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production: Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
(seen it, loved it)

"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) A JoAnne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production: JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Lupi, Producers
(not seen it)

Original screenplay

"Juno" (A Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production), Written by Diablo Cody
(seen it. Reckon it definitely deserves best original screenplay. It's so cleverly written. She won a BAFTA for it to)

"Lars and the Real Girl" (MGM), Written by Nancy Oliver
(not seen it)

"Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.), Written by Tony Gilroy"Ratatouille" (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Brad Bird; Story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird
(not seen it)

"The Savages" (Fox Searchlight), Written by Tamara Jenkins
(not seen it)

Adapted screenplay

"Atonement" (Focus Features), Screenplay by Christopher Hampton
(doesn't get my vote. Too many sweeping scenes with nothing happening)

"Away from Her" (Lionsgate), Written by Sarah Polley
(haven't seen it)

"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Miramax/Pathé Renn), Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
(is supposed to be brilliant but haven't seen it. It won the BAFTA though so should do well)

"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage), Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
(in with a chance)

"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax), Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson
(haven't seen it)

1 comment:

A. Writer said...

We'll see which of us gets the most right! ;)