Saturday, April 12, 2008

Predix Revamp (For Real)

OMG, I'm actually posting something!

BEST PICTURE
1. Australia (maybe? I truly have no idea)
2. Doubt
3. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
4. The Soloist
5. Revolutionary Road (I'm actually starting to like this)

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Baz Luhrmann - Australia
2. Woody Allen - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
3. John Hillcoat - The Road
4. John Patrick Shanley - Doubt
5. Ed Harris - Appaloosa

BEST ACTOR
1. Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
2. Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road
3. Viggo Mortensen - The Road
4. Jim Carrey - Yes Man (I like this premise, and he's so overdue for a nod it hurts)
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt

BEST ACTRESS
1. Meryl Streep - Doubt
2. Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
3. Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
4. Nicole Kidman - Australia
5. Kerry Washington - Mama Black Widow

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Robert Downey, Jr. - The Soloist
2. Michael Sheen - Frost/Nixon
3. John Malkovich - Burn After Reading
4. Josh Brolin - Milk
5. Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Road (maybe this year's Abigail Breslin/Saoirse Ronan?)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Viola Davis - Doubt (allegedly, Adams' role in this is brief and not that memorable)
2. Cate Blanchett - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (I'm saying that this will be that one film every year that audiences and critics love, but doesn't do very well come awards time...except in one acting category)
3. Scarlett Johansson - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
4. Renee Zellweger - Appaloosa
5. Catherine Keener - The Soloist

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2. Australia
3. Hamlet 2
4. WALL-E
5. Synecdoche, New York (I'm starting to like this again...kinda)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. Doubt
2. The Soloist
3. Revolutionary Road
4. The Road
5. Appaloosa

That's better...

7 comments:

Marcy said...

I have a bad feeling that Vicky Cristina Barcelona will have sort of a Scoop-esque reception. But then I have a feeling it will get a Best Original Screenplay nomination because it's WOODY ALLEN!

I don't like the premise to The Soloist. It has a fine cast, but I'm afraid all the talent will go to waste.

I'm getting sort of a "meh" feeling about Appaloosa. It sounds decent but I don't know...I'm just not getting an Oscar vibe from it.

Jim Carrey for Yes Man? I don't know, the whole movie feels like a repeat of Liar Liar. It also feels like a typical December-release comedy that gets lost in the shuffle because it is overshadowed by the big Oscar baits. And I believe Philip Seymour Hoffman is supporting? And Penelope Cruz is also supporting? And Johannson is leading? Okay, I'm not too sure...

Daniel Crooke said...

I'm pretty torn on Australia. One half of me thinks it will be overblown and a giant disaster. The other half thinks it will be magnificent, as in unbelievably epic. But right now, I'll go with overblown disaster.

AJ said...

We do all remember that the Academy hates Scarlett Johansson for some reason, so a nomination for Vicky Cristina Barcelona is highly unlikely at this point

Anonymous said...

That perceptions are little bit far from a possibility (With The Road, Yes man, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Appaloosa). There another snubbs of your list:

Best Picture: Blindness, Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh), The Young Victoria (Martin Scorsese production), The curious case of Benjamin Button (Excelent buzz), Milk...

Best Director: Fernando MEirelles, Mike Leigh, Jean-Marc Vallée, David Fincher, Gus Van Sant, Ridley Scott...

Bets Actor: Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, John Malkovich (burn after reading); Sam Rockwell (Choke)...

Best Actress: Julianne Moore (With two high profile proyect. Why is she snubbed??) Sophie Okonedo, Sally Hawkins (Winner at BErlinale in Mike Leigh's film), Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Angelina Jolie...

Best Supporting Actor: Jason Butler Henry (Changeling); Gael Garcia Bernal, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), Emile Hirsch (Milk), Heath Ledger, Benjamin Bratt...

Best Supporting Actress: Franka Potente, Carice van Houten, Miranda Richardson, Taraji P. Henson (Brad Pitt's mother in TCCOBB) Synedoche, New York girls, Helen Mirren (Maybe the next year)...

I thin The Soloist, Australia and Frost/Nixon are the bombs of this year. Catherine Keener has more chances with Hamlet 2 or Synedoche NEw York instead The Soloist. Mama Black Widow is an unknow production, maybe next year), I don't think The Road is a OScarish production. Vicky Cristina Barcelona will suffer the luck of last Allen's productions including the magnificent MAtch Point...

Daniel Crooke said...

Well, anonymous, there are only five positions for each category...there's not enough room for every single contender. And buzz doesn't mean everything, sometimes you have to go with your instinct. No Country didn't have buzz this time last year, and it won Best Picture.

Anonymous said...

About Vicky Cristina Barcelona - one early report I've read indicates that it's very, very good and that Penelope Cruz is wonderful in it. Oscar-worthy, in fact.

Anonymous said...

Well, not necessary late buzz for "No country for old men". Since the premiere in Cannes in May, the film was a contender for Best Picture, or the early buzz of La vie en rose and Away from her... THe only two late sucessful films were Michael Clayton and Juno...