Monday, January 30, 2006

Nominee predictions

It's only hours away as I write this, so by the time some of you read this the picks might already be out. Still, here are my guesses. Take into account I have seen only a few of these movies. I'm basing my guesses on buzz, promotion and gut instinct.

Best Picture
1. Brokeback Mountain
2. Capote
3. Crash
4. Good Night, And Good Luck
5. Munich

Best Director
1. Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
2. George Clooney (Good Night, And Good Luck)
3. Paul Haggis (Crash)
4. Stephen Spielberg (Munich)
5. David Cronenberg (A History of Violence)

Best Actor
1. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
2. Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain)
3. Joaquin Phoenix (Walk The Line)
4. David Strathairn (Good Night, And Good Luck)
5. Ralph Finnes (The Constant Gardner)

Best Actress
1. Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line)
2. Charlize Theron (North Country)
3. Felicity Huffman (Transamerica)
4. Laura Linney (The Squid and the Whale)
5. Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice)

Best Animated Movie
1. Madagascar
2. The Corpse Bride
3. Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbitt

Best Supporting Actor
1. George Clooney (Syrianna)
2. Jake Gyllenhall (Brokeback Mountain)
3. Bob Hoskins (Mrs. Henderson Presents)
4. Ed Harris (A History of Violence)
5. Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain)
2. Scarlett Johansson (Match Point)
3. Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner)
4. Maria Bello (A History of Violence)
5. Catherine Keener (Capote)

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3 comments:

Helmut said...

You nailed Best Picture. Did pretty good on the others too. You're not joining my oscar pool.

Liam O'Brien said...

Of those actually nominated, Here's who I want to see win, (though my picks often get snubbed!):

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rachel Weisz, "The Constant Gardener"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Giamatti, "Cinderella Man"

BEST ACTRESS
Reese Witherspoon, "Walk the Line"
[though this was tough call between Judi and Reese ;-)]


BEST ACTOR
I can't decide here.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"
or Joaquin Phoenix, "Walk the Line"


BEST DIRECTOR
Steven Spielberg, "Munich"

BEST SCREENPLAY
Steven Gaghan, "Syriana"

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, "Munich"

BEST FOREIGN FILM
"Joyeux Noel" (France)


BEST ANIMATED FILM
"Wallace & Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit," Nick Park and Steve Box

BEST PICTURE
"Munich"

Simon said...

Crash - Best movie of the year bar none. Have it on DVD now and I still get overwhelmed when the little girl. . . well. .if you've seen it then you'll know.

Chilling I tell you, chilling.

(Can you drop me a line at simon@simonlono.ca? I'd like to know more about everyday life where you are.)

s