Sunday, February 24, 2008

2008 Oscar Predictions

The 80th Academy Awards are only hours away, and I wanted to share my predictions now so that if I’m correct, I’ll look like a great movie analyst. Unfortunately, tonight’s winners will not have the opportunity to drive the Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile. (Get it, OSCAR! Nevermind.)

Best Picture – No Country for Old Men

Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood

Best Actress – Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose

Best Supporting Actor – Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men

Best Supporting Actress – Ruby Dee - American Gangster

Best Director – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men

Adapted Screenplay – No Country for Old Men

Original Screenplay – Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton

Best Foreign Language Film – Beaufort (the Israeli film)

Best Animated Feature Film – The Simpsons Movie I don’t care if this movie wasn’t nominated; I feel like there may have been a strong write-in vote for Homer and family. Of the actual nominees, I guess Ratatouille.

Jason, one of the stars of Michael Clayton, has predictions for every single category at his site.

Unlike the Grammy Awards, there will not be a live journal as I just returned from a weekend in Pittsburgh and need to be at work early on Monday. Enjoy the ceremony and feel free to leave your picks and any comments about the show!


Sean said...

7 for 10. Not too shabby especially since I picked 5 of the 6 big ones (best picture, best director and the acting categories).

Mystery Man said...

how could you ignore juno!?

Sean said...

I didn't ignore Juno; I just picked Michael Clayton since I personally know someone in the movie.

Anonymous said...

i feel shafted. tony so should have won over juno. juno was great, don't get me wrong, even joel coen told me he liked juno, but i felt tony deserved the win for a body of work.