Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Predix Revamp

BEST PICTURE
1. The Road (why not?)
2. Changeling
3. Doubt
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (I really don't think it'll be a hit, but I have no idea what else to put)
5. The Dark Knight (it might just be too big to ignore. Let's hope...)

BEST DIRECTOR
1. David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (I don't think it'll happen, but meh)
2. John Hillcoat - The Road
3. Clint Eastwood - The Exchange
4. Edward Zwick - Defiance
5. Mike Leigh - Happy-Go-Lucky (they love him)

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

BEST ACTRESS
1. Meryl Streep - Doubt
2. Angelina Jolie - Changeling
3. Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky (this film is my muse, in case you haven't noticed)
4. Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
5. Cate Blanchett - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (my heart screams Melissa Leo, but my brain says Cate)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
2. Liev Schreiber - Defiance
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt (I still think this is Lead, but I'm not positive)
4. Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Road
5. Robert Downey, Jr. - The Soloist (this is a big year for him. A nomination would only be appropriate.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Viola Davis - Doubt
2. Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (it kills me to predict a film I don't even think will do well in so many places, but I can't find any other worthy contenders)
3. Frances McDormand - Burn After Reading
4. Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
5. Samantha Morton - Synecdoche, New York

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. WALL-E (I have no idea)
2. Changeling
3. Happy-Go-Lucky
4. Burn After Reading
5. Synecdoche, New York

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. Doubt
2. The Road
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. The Dark Knight
5. Defiance

So I pretty much have no idea, but it's still very early. Be gentle.

2 comments:

Daniel Crooke said...

I'm just happy we're on the same page about The Road's potential.

Anonymous said...

Good predictions, but I think Benicio Del Toro isn't in this race because the film hasn't distributor yet and I saw a lot of problems:
-Language barrier
-Two or only one film?
-Very mixed reviews from Cannes beside the raves of Del Toro's performance...
-Sean Penn, Liam Neeson and Jamie Foxx in the corner
The same goes to samantha Morton