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Friday, February 22, 2008

Fake ...ASAT Oscar Ballot, Part 2

Quick note: keep in mind that these are my fake votes and not actual predictions.

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away from Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose (La môme)
Laura Linney, The Savages
Ellen Page, Juno

'Cause it's her turn.

Best Actor
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

I cannot recall a stronger set of nominees since the 67th Academy Awards slate for best picture (Forrest Gump, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, The Shawshank Redemption). My vote goes to Day-Lewis by a nose, but I wouldn't too shocked if Jones pulled a minor upset and won.

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

Reitman did a kick-ass job with Juno and, any other year, he would have my vote. But this year the Coens, two of our best directors, did arguably their best work with No Country...

Best Picture
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood


No County is, in my opinion, the best movie made since The Shawshank Redemption (note: if you were an Academy Award voter in '94 and voted for Gump over Shawshank, then fuck you). That being said, I don't know if I ever want to see it again. Yup, it's that damn good.

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2 Comments:

Blogger All Click said...

How did you do on your predcitions overall? I got 11 out of 24 :-s Atonement screwed me over.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008  
Blogger Chris James said...

I forgot to do predictions this year, just this fake ballot.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008  

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