Oscar Predictions

As the first of many posts here, I thought it fitting to start it off with my current predictions for the 2008 Academy Awards. Some of these picks are ones that I want to win, but probably won’t, but I didn’t feel like thinking like the Academy this year. As I see more films from 2007 I would like to put up a personal favorites list at some point.

2008 Academy Awards:

Best Picture:
No Country for Old Men

Actor in a Leading Role:
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will be Blood)

Actor in a Supporting Role:
Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)

Actress in a Leading Role:
Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Cate Blanchett (I’m Not There)

Animated Feature Film:
Ratatouille

Art Direction:
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Cinematography:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Roger Deakins)

Costume Design:
Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Directing:
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will be Blood)

Film Editing:
The Bourne Ultimatum

Makeup:
La Vie En Rose

Music (Score)
Atonement

Music (Song)
Once

Sound Editing:
No Country for Old Men

Sound Mixing:
Transformers

Visual Effects:
Transformers

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
No Country for Old Men

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Juno

Out of all the nominees this year I still need to see Michael Clayton, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, In the Valley of Elah, The Savages, Persepolis, Surf’s Up, The Diving Bell and Butterfly, and Across the Universe.

Thankfully, several of those films are, or will be, available on DVD soon.

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