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If I had an Oscar nomination vote...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I still have to see a half-dozen films to concrete this, but here goes for now:

    Supporting Actor
    Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
    Hal Holbrook, Into The Wild
    Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
    Steve Zahn, Rescue Dawn
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War

    Supporting Actress
    Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone (I haven't seen this, but based on the overwhelming consensus of people I respect saying that she is the frontrunner, I include her)
    Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
    Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
    Allison Janney, Juno
    Catherine Keener, Into The Wild

    Actor
    Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
    Christian Bale, Rescue Dawn
    Emile Hirsch, Into The Wild
    James McAvoy, Atonement
    Josh Brolin, No Country For Old Men

    Actress
    Julie Christie, Away From Her
    Ellen Page, Juno
    Amy Adams, Enchanted
    Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
    Keira Knightley, Atonement

    Director
    Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
    Joe Wright, Atonement
    Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
    Sean Penn, Into The Wild

    Picture
    No Country For Old Men
    Atonement
    There Will Be Blood
    Into The Wild
    Juno
    *The Lives Of Others absolutely was on my Top 5, but it had been out for foreign release for most of 2006
     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    No J.K. Simmons for Juno?
     
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I think Depp gets one for Sweeney Todd.
     
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Not predictions... just my vote.

    I was back-and-forth among Simmons, Zahn and Hoffman for the final two spots.

    I was SO impressed by Zahn, I wasn't whacking him.

    Hoffman was such a force of nature in an otherwise low-impact viewing experience with CWW, I took him... by the slightest of margins


    Also, I haven't seen American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone or Michael Clayton.
     
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Julie Christie will win Best Actress for Away From Her. You can take that to the bank.

    As reported in these pages by JR when the movie first came out last spring, her performance has Oscar written all over it, both for merit and sentimental reasons.

    This is an astonishingly good movie, shot in five weeks on a ridiculous budget of something line $5 million, directed by Sarah Polley, based on a short story by Alice Munro and co-starring the veteran Gordon Pinsent.

    If your idea of a great flick is things blowin' up, this is not for you.
     
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I've loved Julie Christie for more than 30 years.
     
  7. I'll second that.
     
  8. As have I.
    But, god above, did I hate "Atonement."
     
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Why?

    While I did think that the acting, save McAvoy and the teenaged accuser, was typically plastic, British, I thought it made up for it in story, cinematography and music/sound.
     
  10. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Brad Renfro for Best Supporting Avatar.
     
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I didn't like the direction in 'Atonment.'
    I didn't like the self-consciously artsy soft lighting or the self-consciously artsy montages.
     
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    My problem with Atonement is that I never bought any of the stuff that was happening. I figured it was all b.s. I've seen enough "epic love stories", seen enough stories about high-class women falling for the son of a servant . It was an interesting movie spotting how many cliched shots and camera angles were used to tell the story.

    If I can guarantee one nomination it would be for the song from "Once."
    Two: Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
    Three: Screenplay, Michael Clayton
     
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