Sunday, November 18, 2007

Daniel Crooke's Predicted Best Picture Nominations as of November the Eighteenth.

Keep in mind: I am not the administrator so my predictions are separate from Brian's official predictions on the sidebar.

BEST PICTURE

Now that I've seen a good number of legitimate contenders, I'm able to do a better job on judging what I think will be nominated. I think that Atonement is a shoo-in. That's enough about that film. I think Into the Wild will slowly gain more and more buzz now that the critics' awards will be going out soon and that it will also grab a Golden Globe nomination. No Country for Old Men was an absolute masterpiece and I think the Academy would love to honor Joel and Ethan one more time. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street looks like a contender more every day. I think that the hardcore Sweeney fans may have a problem with Depp but I think the Academy will think differently and be more than happy to give this a nomination. I, unlike our administrator, loved the trailer. I think that this will be a huge success. Last, but certainly not least, is one of my favorite films of the year. Juno is poised to become a huge critical favorite as the season continues and the screenplay provides some of the best dialogue I've heard in ages. Although I do not agree that there has to be a comedy in the line up every year...the Academy's past trends lead me to believe that this delightful film will be nominated.

My next five, in no particular order, would be There Will Be Blood, The Savages, Charlie Wilson's War, The Kite Runner, and Eastern Promises. I refuse to believe that American Gangster will be nominated. Coming up in the near future will be my thoughts on all the other Big 8 categories.

Predicted Winner: Atonement

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's so nice to see that I am not the only one who thought the SWEENEY TODD trailer looked great.

Alison Flynn said...

Are you talking about the trailer? Or the "super secret" clips that everyone has seen now?

Lots of positive buzz is building for this movie since the Lincoln Center evening with Burton and the bootleg audios that someone managed to sneakily obtain (and disperse on the Internet).

Daniel Crooke said...

The actual trailer. But, I did like the audio clip as well. I thought Depp sounded fine.