2.22.2008

My Oscar Picks

Okay, so here are my Oscar picks. Of course my picks need to be taken with a grain of salt since I haven't actually seen any of these movies (except for Enchanted--I really do want to see Juno but I don't get out to the movies very often). So in actuality many of my votes are being chosen because of past work that individuals have done. Fore example, I really like Daniel Day-Lewis in Last of the Mohicans so I am picking him to win Best Actor. Or other random guesses such as giving Best animated short film to "Madame Tutli-Putli" because MBC refers to her nieces as Madame. Not very scientific, but its the way I'm gonna work it this year.

Performance by an actress in a supporting role: Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role: Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men"

Performance by an actor in a leading role: Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood"

Performance by an actress in a leading role: Julie Christie in "Away from Her"

Achievement in art direction: "Atonement" Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

Achievement in cinematography: "No Country for Old Men": Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design: "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street": Colleen Atwood

Achievement in directing: "No Country for Old Men" Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best documentary feature: "No End in Sight" A Representational Pictures Production: Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Best documentary short subject: "Sari's Mother" (Cinema Guild) A Daylight Factory Production: James Longley

Achievement in film editing: "No Country for Old Men": Roderick Jaynes

Best animated feature film of the year: "Ratatouille": Brad Bird

Best foreign language film of the year: The Counterfeiters" Austria

Achievement in makeup: "La Vie en Rose" Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score): "Atonement" (Focus Features) Dario Marianelli

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song): "Falling Slowly" from "Once," Music and Lyric by Glen Hansard and: Marketa Irglova ( But I really want "That's How You Know" from "Enchanted," Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz to win)

Best animated short film: "Madame Tutli-Putli" (National Film Board of Canada) A National Film Board of Canada Production Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski

Best live action short film: "At Night" A Zentropa Entertainments 10 Production: Christian E. Christiansen and Louise Vesth

Achievement in sound editing: "Transformers": Ethan Van der Ryn and Mike Hopkins

Achievement in sound mixing: "Transformers": Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Peter J. Devlin

Achievement in visual effects: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End": John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and John Frazier

Adapted screenplay: "No Country for Old Men," Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Original screenplay: "Juno," Written by Diablo Cody

Best motion picture of the year: "No Country for Old Men" A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production: Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

3 comments:

cranat said...

I haven't seen many of these movies either, although Ratatouille was good. :)I also want to see Juno I've heard its really good!

MBC said...

I'm glad I could do my part for Madame Tutli-Putli. I'm sad to say that I like the trailer for Juno better than the actual movie. The soundtrack's great and the acting's great, but it's also pretty crass. I really wanted to love it, but I only loved parts of it.

Yankee Girl said...

Once I got through my list but I realized that I have seen Transformers, Pirates, and Ratatouille.

Thanks for the info on Juno MBC. It is always good to know what I'm walking into to--or possibly in this case renting.