|Oscar Predictions...pre seeing some of them
||[Jan. 22nd, 2008|10:22 pm]
So here are my predictions for the major Oscar winners. I haven't seen...well, most of them. So this is largely based on speculation and industry buzz. I'm hoping to see most, if not all of these, before the awards, so I'll update my predictions later, most likely.|
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood Jeez, talk about buzz. I mean, it looks really good, and may well be as good as it's cracked up to be, but you'd think it was the greatest film of all time the way people are talking about it. Also, everyone likes Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Anderson, so that helps. And it's a nifty way for the Academy to be political without being overt about it, which they like to do.
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney, The Savages
Ellen Page, Juno This one may just be wishful thinking, but she really does deserve it (Laura Linney would be my second guess...)
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd This one is a mixture of wishful thinking and a distinct possibility. He's been nominated several times in recent years, so maybe they've decided it's his turn? Then again, Daniel Day Lewis is always popular, and Viggo was supposed to be pretty amazing. So we'll see.
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There I tend to think Cate will win for this, which is part of the reason I don't think she'll win best actress. Though it would be pretty nifty to win both acting awards in one year.
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men I would like Hoffman to win, but this is my prediction, not my vote. Bardem has gotten so many rave reviews, and No Country For Old Men has to win something...right?
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook, Into The Wild
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jason Reitman, Juno
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood Again, talk about buzz. Can't wait to see this movie to see if it lives up to the hype.