let the oscar season officially begin...

Posted by Brad Schelden, December 12, 2007 10:15pm | Post a Comment

In the midst of all the holiday craziness it is also time for the Oscar season to begin. It should be an interesting time with the writers strike going on. Without Bruce Vilanch writing the jokes it might not be as funny. But it also might be more interesting with actors and presenters having to make up their own lines. The season already began with the announcement of the Independent Spirit Award nominees a couple of weeks ago. The Golden Globe nominations come out tomorrow. The actual date of the Golden Globes is January 13th. Ashley Judd was going to be the presenter of the nominees tomorrow. But for some reason the horribly unfunny Dane Cook will be copresenting the nominees. But at least Quentin Tarantino will be there to balance him out. I'm hoping both Planet Terror and Death Proof get nominated but I am sure they will not. Maybe Quentin will just skip over Enchanted and Hairspray and add the grindhouse genre to the comedy/musical section. So I wanted to give my own little favorites and predictions for the Oscars before tomorrow. It just becomes a bit easier to predict the Oscars after the Globe Nominations come out. I have seen every movie on this list with the exception of Juno and There Will Be Blood. I'm basing my love of these movies just based on the actors in them and the trailers. My list is pretty much what I think will be nominated for Oscars. But it is also pretty much who I would pick if I ever become a member of the Academy. They will probably let bloggers into the Academy at some point, right? The official Oscar nominations do not come out until January 22 at 5:30 AM. But here are my very own official nominations. Just in case you didn't know yet. John Stewart will be hosting again and they will be on February 24th.

Best Picture

American Gangster


I'm Not There

No Country For Old Men

There Will Be Blood

or...Control/Zodiac/Eastern Promises/Juno/Into The Wild/Michael Clayton/Lars & The Real Girl

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)

Joel/Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)

Todd Haynes (I'm Not There)

Ridley Scott (American Gangster)

Joe Wright (Atonement)

Best Actor

Denzel Washington (American Gangster)

Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)

Ryan Gosling (Lars & The Real Girl)

Emile Hersch (Into The Wild)

James Mcavoy (Atonement)

or...Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd)/George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
Sam Riley (Control)/Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)Christian Bale (Rescue Dawn)

Best Actress

Julie Christie (Away From Her)

Keira Knightley (Atonement)

Parker Posey (Broken English)

Ellen Page (Juno)

Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)

or...Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd)/Jodie Foster (The Brave One)/
Keri Russel(Waitress)/Amy Adams (Enchanted)Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth:The Golden Age)

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale (I'm Not There)

Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)

Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood)

Hal Holbrook (Into The Wild)

Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)

or...Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson's War)/Casey Affleck (The Assasination of Jesse

Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There)

Romola Garai (Atonement)

Kelly Macdonald (No Country For Old Men)

Susan Sarandon (In the Valley of Elah)

Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)

or...Catherine Keener (Into the Wild)/Samantha Morton (Control)/
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Margot at the Wedding)

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Academy Awards (21), Oscars (35), Golden Globes (9)