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Official Oscars thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Surprised not to see one of these yet...

    Best motion picture of the year
    The Departed
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Little Miss Sunshine
    The Queen
    A crime that Sunshine was nominated. I hope The Departed wins, but Babel might take it.

    Achievement in directing
    Babel, Alejandro González Iñárritu
    The Departed, Martin Scorsese
    Letters from Iwo Jima, Clint Eastwood
    The Queen, Stephen Frears
    United 93, Paul Greengrass

    Marty better fucking win...

    Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
    Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
    Peter O’Toole, Venus
    Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
    Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
    Whitaker should be a lock.

    Performance by an actress in a leading role
    Penélope Cruz, Volver
    Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
    Helen Mirren, The Queen
    Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
    Kate Winslet, Little Children
    Mirren is a dead, solid lock...

    Performance by an actor in a supporting role
    Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
    Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
    Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
    Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
    Mark Wahlberg, The Departed
    Murphy should win. Arkin could surprise...

    Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    Adriana Barraza, Babel
    Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
    Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
    Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
    Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
    Hudson should win...

    Original screenplay
    Guillermo Arriaga, Babel
    Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis, Letters from Iwo Jima
    Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine
    Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth
    Peter Morgan, The Queen
    Babel probably wins...

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
    "I Need to Wake Up," An Inconvenient Truth
    "Listen," Dreamgirls
    "Love You I Do," Dreamgirls
    "Our Town," Cars
    "Patience," Dreamgirls

    Surprised that KT Tunstall song from Devil Wears Prada wasn't nominated. Something from Dreamgirls will win...

    Best animated feature film of the year
    Happy Feet
    Monster House

    Happy Feet sucked. Cars should win.

    Adapted screenplay
    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
    Children of Men
    The Departed
    Little Children
    Notes on a Scandal

    It'd be nice to see Borat win something. Can't argue with any of the nominees.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why is it a crime that Little Miss Sunshine was nominated?
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's just not on that level... I probably saw 30 movies this year that were better and I actually liked the movie. For a comedy to be nominated, it had better be great and nothing about Little Miss Sunshine was great.

    Cute? Sure...

    Great? Not even close...
  4. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Reminds me a lot of when "The Full Monty" was nominated.
  5. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Mizzou, haven't seen it, but it seems like it's okay for Oscar to nominate a 'cute' comedy-- as long as it's an independent.

    Sideways fit that category.

    As I said on the other thread... my favorite performance I saw this year was the guy who played Tony Blair, and he didn't make the cut.


    I see 'An Inconvenient Truth' got a nomination for best doc.

    It'll be interesting to see if Gore shows up at the Oscars and uses the free publicity to springboard into a presidential run.
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    The Oscars, per usual, are noteworthy mainly due to the high percentage of nominated movies which I have not seen, and never will see. ;)

    Best picture: Only saw two of them. "The Departed" was a quality film, but I believe there will be some backlash because people expected even more from that cast. I certainly believe "LMS" belongs here; an absolutely charming film. Something else will probably win, and the result will be met with a blank stare from yours truly.

    Best actor: Have seen NONE of these performances, and the only ones I might ever see would be Smith and Gosling. I will say that Gosling has been good in quite a few movies now, and was quite underrated up to this moment. (I thought he and Rachael McAdams were both terrific in "The Notebook" three years ago.)

    Best actress: Only saw "Prada" here. I liked it. Others thought it blew monkey chunks. Something else will win; another blank stare.

    Best supporting actor: Arkin's turn in "LMS" was inspired. Sorry, mizzou; that was an Oscar-worthy performance, limited only by its relative shortness. Wahlberg played a pretty good smart-ass, but did not particularly stretch his, uh, range. I will root for Arkin here.

    Best supporting actress: Who are these women? Cate Blanchett ... yeah, I could probably pick her out of a lineup, but just barely. I've found her to be absolutely ordinary in anything I've seen. I'm guessing that's the little girl from "LMS," and although she was cute as the dickens, I didn't see anything Oscar-worthy in the performance. Another blank stare.
  7. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    I seek out art-house fare, but it is interesting how the industry continues to honor relatively unseen movies. And if they were going to nominate a comedy, Borat would have been a better choice than Sunshine.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Babel wins. I will bet anyone anything. Just like Crash last year.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Emily Blunt should have been nominated for Devil Wears Prada...

    Maggie Gyllenhaal should have been nominated for Sherrybaby...

    I'm a little surprised Matt Damon wasn't nominated for The Departed. I actually thought Wahlberg was great, but thought Damon was better...

    I agree that the actor who played Tony Blair was robbed. He was great...
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Not Oscar-worthy? Are you kidding? She had to put on five pounds to play the part.
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Good use of the effective blue boldface there, Ace. ;)
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Thanks. It's tough being an old dog and all.
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