Sunday, February 12, 2006

78th Oscar picks

I'd like to thank the Academy...

The Hater and I are self-proclaimed movie buffs. We feel like we've seen enough good movies to make our opinionated picks for the Academy Awards this year. Unfortunately, we are not yet members of the Academy, therefore unable to cast an official vote. Below you will find our unofficial predictions and biases.

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
Who will win: Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Capote”
Who should win: Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Capote”

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:
Who will win: Paul Giamatti in “Cinderella Man”
Who should win: George Clooney in “Syriana”

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
Who will win: Felicity Huffman in “Transamerica”
Who should win: Reese Witherspoon in “Walk the Line”

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:
Who will win: Rachel Weisz in “The Constant Gardener”
Who should win: Michelle Williams in “Brokeback Mountain”

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year:
Who will win: No Clue
Who should win: “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride”, (the only one we saw from the list)

Achievement in Art Direction:
Who will win: “Memoirs of a Geisha”
Who should win: “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

Achievement in Cinematography:
Who will win: “Memoirs of a Geisha”
Who should win: “Memoirs of a Geisha” or “Brokeback Mountain”

Achievement in Costume Design:
Who will win: “Memoirs of a Geisha”
Who should win: “Memoirs of a Geisha” , with props to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Achievement in Direting:
Who will win: “Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features) Ang Lee
Who should win:“Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features) Ang Lee, with props to “Good Night, and Good Luck.” (Warner Independent Pictures) George Clooney

Best Documentary Feature:
Who will win: “Murderball”
Who should win: No clue; we've not seen any of them yet.

Best Documentary Short Subject:
Who will win: No clue; we haven't seen any of them yet.
Who should win: “God Sleeps in Rwanda” (It deserves to win because Rwanda was ignored when it mattered.)

Achievement in Film Editing:
Who will win: “Walk the Line”
Who should win: “Walk the Line”

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year:
Who will win: “Paradise Now”
Who should win: “Paradise Now”

Achievement in Makeup:
Who will win: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
Who should win: “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” or “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score):
Who will win: “Brokeback Mountain”
Who should win: “Brokeback Mountain”

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song):
Who will win: No clue.
Who should win: “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”

Best Motion Picture of the Year:
Who will win: “Brokeback Mountain”
Who should win: “Brokeback Mountain”

Best Animated Short Film:
Who will win: No clue... yet again...
Who should win: “9” (It's a great title.)

Best Live Action Short Film:
Who will win: (Where do you even go to see a short film?)
Who should win: (whoever took the least amount of time?)

Achievement in Sound Editing:
Who will win: “Memoirs of a Geisha”
Who should win: “War of the Worlds”

Achievement in Sound Mixing:
Who will win: “Memoirs of a Geisha”
Who should win: “Walk the Line”

Achievement in Visual Effects:
Who will win: “King Kong”
Who should win: “War of the Worlds”

Adapted Screenplay:
Who will win: “Brokeback Mountain”
Who should win: (We've not read them, so we can't really guess...)

Original Screenplay:
Who will win: (it's too close to call, so sayeth The Hater)
Who should win: “Good Night, and Good Luck.” or “Syriana”

COMING SOON: The Hater and I make different and more exciting predictions for the Oscars...

5 comments:

Unequivocal_Prowess said...

I'm going to hold you to these picks and we'll see who can come up with the winners.

genderist said...

We're not scared.. bring it on.

nicole said...

The only thing that reading this list makes me realize is: I haven't seen ANY of these movies.

Either I'm extremely low-brow in my movie tastes or I'm just too lazy to get myself to a theater!

Angry Dissenter said...

I'm holding you to these too. Our picks will be different enough to make things intersting.

Anyone else interested in an inter-blog Oscar pool?

genderist said...

Dissenter, we both know that you will win the Oscar game. Living next to Hollywood gives you an advantage...