Sunday, February 17, 2008

Oscar Predictions 2008

With the Oscars just a week away, it's time to start making predictions. There are some shoe-ins and some "tough to call" categories. My predictions, not necessarily my personal choices, are listed in red:

  • Best actor: George Clooney (Michael Clayton), Daniel Day Lewis (There Will be Blood), Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd); Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah)
  • Best supporting actor: Casey Afleck (The Assassination of Jesse James), Javier Bardeem (No Country for Old Men), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson's War), Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)
  • Best actress: Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Julie Christie (Away from Her), Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), Laura Linney (The Savages), Ellen Page (Juno)
  • Best supporting actress: Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There), Ruby Dee (American Gangster), Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
  • Best animated picture: Persepolis, Ratatouille, Surf's Up
  • Best director: Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Jason Reitman (Juno), Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men), Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will be Blood)
  • Best picture: Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, No Country For Old Men, There Will be Blood

Those are my predictions. What are yours? Comment now, not after the event next Sunday.

Copyright 2008, Martin Baggs

1 comment:

  1. Posted for Sharon Baggs:

    Here are my picks:

    Best Picture: Juno
    Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
    Best Actress: Julie Christie
    Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem
    Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan
    Director: The Coen Brothers
    Animated: Ratatouille