Friday, May 30, 2008

Predix Revamp

After Cannes, additional trailers, etc., these predix are in dire need of updating. I know that three Cannes contenders in the BP lineup is a bit much, but keep in mind that the festival was a lot different this year, and had much more American/commercial films.

BEST PICTURE
1. The Exchange (formerly known as Changeling)
2. Che
3. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
4. Revolutionary Road
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Stephen Soderbergh - Che
2. Clint Eastwood - The Exchange
3. David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. Woody Allen - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
5. Charlie Kaufman - Synecdoche, New York

BEST ACTOR
1. Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
2. Benicio del Toro - Che
3. Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road
5. Viggo Mortensen - The Road

BEST ACTRESS
1. Meryl Streep - Doubt
2. Angelina Jolie - The Exchange
3. Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
4. Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
5. Cate Blanchett - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Robert Downey, Jr. - The Soloist
2. Michael Sheen - Frost/Nixon
3. Liev Schrieber - Defiance
4. John Malkovich - Burn After Reading
5. Josh Brolin - Milk

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona (if she wins, everyone in the cast of "Nine" so far will be Oscar winners. How amazing would that be?)
2. Viola Davis - Doubt
3. Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. Samantha Morton - Synecdoche, New York
5. Renee Zellweger - Appaloosa

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2. WALL-E
3. The Exchange
4. Burn After Reading
5. Synecdoche, New York

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. Doubt
2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3. The Reader
4. Revolutionary Road
5. The Road

5 comments:

Graham said...

Hey, I've heard a lot of good buzz about Kodi Smit-McPhee's performance in The Road.

Anonymous said...

I have a comment about Cruz: According with the screenplay, she's a supporting player because the story is about Scarlett Johansson and Rebeca Hall, and Pe has more chances for winning if she goes to supporting category

Brian said...

Hence the reason I have her as the frontrunner for the Supporting Actress category.

Anonymous said...

I'm so Sorry, I'm confuse, I though I was reading the Best Actress category... I read the other column and I didn't see the word Supporting

Brian said...

lol, no worries.