24 February 2008

....not the grouch

so i just need to get my oscar picks in
before it starts
i have only seen one of the movies
so my picks are based on loving that movie
listening to filmspotting every week
& reading roger ebert
very scientific...
(have i ever told you how much i like roger ebert?
plus the title of his post today says
'2008 Oscars:
My heart screams 'Juno!'
but my head says Coen Bros.

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"
Ruby Dee in "American Gangster"
Saoirse Ronan in "Atonement"
Amy Ryan in "Gone Baby Gone"
Tilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton"

though i thought amy ryan was great at playing
a horrible person in 'gone baby gone'
i have seen clips of cate blanchett as bob dylan
& she's just great
really cool
i think she will get it
besides beautiful women always do well
at the oscars when they
1. play men
2. aren't looking too cute
(see: boys don't cry, monster, monster's ball
million dollar bay
& many many more...)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Casey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men"
Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War"
Hal Holbrook in "Into the Wild"
Tom Wilkinson in "Michael Clayton"

i'm pretty sure javier is going to get this
but i love casey afflek
& i think it would be cool if hal holbrook won it
at 80something years old
that would be a kick!

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Julie Christie in "Away from Her"
Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose"
Laura Linney in "The Savages"
Ellen Page in "Juno"

i think it would be so darn awesome
if ellen page won
i loved 'juno'
& i thought she was such a bright light in it
but she did lose to marion cotillard
at the golden globes so....
who knows?
ps 'la vie en rose' is in french
& has english subtitles
shouldn't it be in the foreign language catagory?
just asking...

Performance by an actor in a leading role
George Clooney in "Michael Clayton"
Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood"
Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah"
Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises"

don't hate me george
but i'm thinking it's going to be daniel day-lewis
but i will be happy to see you dressed up in a tuxedo

Best animated feature film of the year
"Surf's Up"

let's see
which one of these have i seen?
571 times?

Achievement in directing
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" Julian Schnabel
"Juno" Jason Reitman
"Michael Clayton" Tony Gilroy
"No Country for Old Men" Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
"There Will Be Blood" Paul Thomas Anderson

i don't really like the directing category
i mean can you have a great film with bad directing?
can you have a horrible film with good directing?
it seems like if the directing is good
then the film is good
therefore best director & best film are the same thing...
i think it's just so if there
are two amazingly great films in one year
they can say 'yours didn't win best picture
so here's the best director oscar
cause your movie was pretty great
i hope that makes you feel better'
& if one film wins both
(which often happens)
it's just clear that it was the best...
plus directors just like getting awards...
that being said
i like the idea of siblings winning together
& my filmspotting boys say
'no country for old men' is amazing
so i'll go with that...

Best motion picture of the year
"Michael Clayton"
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood"

so 'no country' is the front runner
but i love an upset
so i'll go with my golden girl

only four hours til red carpet
have fun!


ps i'm sad i didn't do this early enough
to get your picks
but i will expect your opinions tomorrow for sure!


jmbmommy said...

I like Juno...it is a good movie and funny.


I am watching them now...I wish I had checked earlier so I could comment. I wanted Ellen to win...she is so cute and I love that movie. I will hope all involved in that movie feel loved by all of us seeing the movie and do not need a trophy to feel loved!