Monday, January 30, 2006

Oscar Prognostinominationcation

(That there is why I don't do portmanteau)

So, Oscar nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My boy Nathaniel has his more-than-educated guesses up at his site. Might as well give the kid some competition, right? Historically, I don't do too poorly in the major categories. I'm generally dismal when trying to predict the techs, though.

With that in mind, here's my best effort:

Best Picture
01 - Brokeback Mountain
02 - Good Night and Good Luck
03 - Crash
04 - Munich
05 - Walk the Line
alt.: Capote

Best Director
01 - Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain
02 - George Clooney - Good Night and Good Luck
03 - Paul Haggis - Crash
04 - Bennett Miller - Capote
05 - Noah Baumbach - The Squid and the Whale
alt.: Steven Spielberg - Munich

Best Actor
01 - Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
02 - Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
03 - David Strathairn - Good Night and Good Luck
04 - Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
05 - Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
alt.: Russell Crowe - Cinderella Man

Best Actress
01 - Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line
02 - Felicity Huffman - Transamerica
03 - Judi Dench - Mrs. Henderson Presents
04 - Charlize Theron - North Country
05 - Kiera Knightley - Pride and Prejudice
alt.: Ziyi Zhang - Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Supporting Actor
01 - George Clooney - Syriana
02 - Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man
03 - Matt Dillon - Crash
04 - Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain
05 - Donald Sutherland - Pride and Prejudice
alt.: Terrence Howard - Crash

Best Supporting Actress
01 - Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
02 - Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain
03 - Frances McDormand - North Country
04 - Maria Bello - A History of Violence
05 - Catherine Keener - Capote
alt.: Amy Adams - Junebug

Best Original Screenplay
01 - Good Night and Good Luck
02 - Crash
03 - The Squid and the Whale
04 - Syriana
05 - Cinderella Man
alt.: Match Point

Best Adapted Screenplay
01 - Brokeback Mountain
02 - Capote
03 - The Constant Gardener
04 - Munich
05 - A History of Violence
alt.: Walk the Line

Predictions in (almost) all categories after the jump.

Best Cinematography
01 - Brokeback Mountain
02 - Good Night & Good Luck
03 - The Constant Gardener
04 - King Kong
05 - Jarhead
alt.: Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Editing
01 - Brokeback Mountain
02 - Good Night & Good Luck
03 - Crash
04 - Walk the Line
05 - The Constant Gardener
alt.: Munich

Best Art Direction
01 - Memoirs of a Geisha
02 - Good Night & Good Luck
03 - Brokeback Mountain
04 - King Kong
05 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
alt.: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Best Visual Effects
01 - King Kong
02 - Star Wars, Episode III
03 - War of the Worlds
alt.: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Best Makeup
01 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
02 - Mrs. Henderson Presents
03 - The New World
alt.: Star Wars, Episode III

Best Costume Design
01 - Memoirs of a Geisha
02 - Walk the Line
03 - Good Night and Good Luck
04 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
05 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
alt.: Mrs. Henderson Presents

Best Original Score
01 - Brokeback Mountain
02 - Memoirs of a Geisha
03 - King Kong
04 - Cinderella Man
05 - Syriana
alt.: Crash

Best Original Song
01 - Transamerica ("Travelin' Thru")
02 - The Producers ("There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway")
03 - Hustle & Flow ("Hustle & Flow")
04 - Crash ("In the Deep")
05 - The Corpse Bride ("Remains of the Day")
alt.: Mad Hot Ballroom ("Mad Hot Ballroom")

Best Sound Design
01 - Walk the Line
02 - War of the Worlds
03 - King Kong
04 - Batman Begins
05 - Jarhead
alt.: Crash

Best Sound Effects Editing
01 - Star Wars, Episode III
02 - King Kong
03 - War of the Worlds
alt.: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Best Animated Feature
01 - Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
02 - Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
03 - Madagascar
alt.: Chicken Little

Best Foreign Film
01 - Paradise Now (Palestine)
02 - Tsotsi (South Africa)
03 - Joyeux Noel (France)
04 - Sophie Scholl (Germany)
05 - The Italian (Russia)
alt.: The Child (Belgium)

1 comment:

Sticky Keys said...

I normally try not to care (not any "cool" factor thing, I just get way too invested), but I'm so glad you and Nathaniel do. Y'all did really well, I might actually even have to watch the thing this year.