Friday, March 03, 2006

My Hot Dog Has a First Name

It’s O-s-c-a-r.

And it also happens to be that time of the year.* Here are my predictions for the Oscars on Sunday (in bold). I’m totally guessing on most of them because I’ve only seen a handful of the nominated movies. Tell me your picks---who deserves the award, who will get it---in the comments!

Best Picture
Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck

Not that I think it deserves it. But neither Walk the Line nor The 40-Year-Old Virgin were nominated, so . . .

Best Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck

I liked Walk the Line better as a movie, but I thought Heath Ledger gave a better individual performance. Although Steve Carrell was robbed.

Best Actress
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron, North Country
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney, Syriana
Matt Dillon, Crash
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt, A History of Violence

Mostly because he's been snubbed so many times before (and for much more deserving work). And because Bradley Cooper was robbed. His work in Wedding Crashers was inspired.

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Junebug
Catherine Keener, Capote
Frances McDormand, North Country
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

Best Director
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Paul Haggis, Crash
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Bennett Miller, Capote
Steven Spielberg, Munich

Best Adapted Screenplay
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain
Dan Futterman, Capote
Jeffrey Caine, The Constant Gardener
Josh Olson, A History of Violence
Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, Munich

Best Original Screenplay
Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Crash
George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night, and Good Luck
Woody Allen, Match Point
Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale
Stephen Gaghan, Syriana

Animated Feature
Howl's Moving Castle
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Art Direction
Good Night, and Good Luck
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha
Pride & Prejudice

Batman Begins
Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck
Memoirs of a Geisha
The New World

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Memoirs of a Geisha
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Pride & Prejudice
Walk the Line

It'll probably be Memoirs or P&P, but I covet Reese's wardrobe from WtL.

Documentary Feature
Darwin's Nightmare
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
March of the Penguins
Street Fight

Film Editing
Cinderella Man
The Constant Gardener
Walk the Line

Foreign Language Film
Don't Tell (Italy)
Joyeux Noël (France)
Paradise Now (Palestinian Authority)
Sophie Scholl -- The Final Days (Germany)
Tsotsi (South Africa)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Cinderella Man
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Original Score
Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain
Alberto Iglesias, The Constant Gardener
John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha
John Williams, Munich
Dario Marianelli, Pride & Prejudice

Original Song
''In the Deep,'' from Crash
''It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp,'' from Hustle & Flow
''Travelin' Thru,'' from Transamerica

* Yeah, I know that was the Lamest. Lede. Ever.


At 10:22 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

Capote for Best Movie and Woody Allen for screenplay. That's what I want, anyway, don't know if it will happen. It'd be nice for P&P to get something but I don't know if KK has the chops for best actress...though i could be wrong.

I'm sure Steve Carell and Bradley Cooper appreciate your staunch support ;) ;)

At 10:23 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

I read somewhere that Woody Allen has got the most nominations for best screenplay. Maybe I saw that on wikipedia. Go, Woody!


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