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March 05, 2006

Oscar Predix

Pfft, so it's that time of the year again. Academy Awards night is upon us. My levels of obsession with this peaked around late December/early January in the midst of predicting nominations. By this point in the Oscar race, the winners seem all too obvious and all the fun has gone. :sigh: Why do I care about these awards so much, seeing as they suck so bad? Because the industry seems to care, and when you've got the likes of Federico Fellini claiming that it's the film industry's highest honour, then a film freak like myself can't help but care. Plus this year it looks as if Oscar will have it's first truly great winner since 5 years ago. And IMO, "American Beauty" was the first great winner for almost a quarter of a century. It's amazing how wrong they can get it sometimes…

So anyway, predictions minus comments:

BEST PICTURE

"Brokeback Mountain" [Focus Features] (Alternate: "Crash")

BEST DIRECTOR

Ang Lee; "Brokeback Mountain" (Alt. George Clooney)

BEST ACTOR

Philip Seymour Hoffman; "Capote" (Alt. Heath Ledger)

BEST ACTRESS

Reese Witherspoon; "Walk the Line" (Alt. Felicity Huffman)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

George Clooney; "Syriana" (Alt. Paul Giamatti)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Rachel Weisz; "The Constant Gardener" (Alt. Amy Adams)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco; "Crash" (Alt. George Clooney & Grant Heslov)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana; "Brokeback Mountain" (Alt. Dan Futterman)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

"Brokeback Mountain" — Rodrigo Prieto (Alt. "Memoirs of a Geisha")

BEST ART DIRECTION

"Memoirs of a Geisha" — John Myhre & Gretchen Rau (Alt. "Good Night, and Good Luck.")

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

"Memoirs of a Geisha" — Colleen Atwood (Alt. "Pride & Prejudice")

BEST SOUND MIXING

"Walk the Line" — Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill & Peter F. Kurland (Alt. "King Kong")

BEST FILM EDITING

"Crash" — Hughes Winborne (Alt. "The Constant Gardener")

BEST SOUND EDITING

"King Kong" — Mike Hopkins & Ethan Van der Ryn (Alt. "War of the Worlds")

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

"King Kong" — Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul, Christian Rivers & Richard Taylor (Alt. "War of the Worlds")

BEST MAKEUP

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (Alt. "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith")

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Gustavo Santaolalla; "Brokeback Mountain" (Alt. John Williams; "Memoirs of a Geisha")

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Travelin' Thru" from "Transamerica" (Alt. "In the Deep" from "Crash")

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

"March of the Penguins" (Alt. "Darwin's Nightmare")

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

"Paradise Now" — Palestine (Alt. "Tsotsi")

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

"Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (Alt. "Corpse Bride")

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

"God Sleeps in Rwanda" (Alt. "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin")

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

"One Man Band" (Alt. "The Moon and the Son")

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

"The Runaway" (Alt. "Six Shooter")

Unfortunately most of the major winners seem fairly obvious this year. Would love to be proved wrong though, surprises are a great thing. Anyway, I'm sure I'll have more thoughts in a few days after the ceremony and when I've caught up with a couple of films (e.g. "Good Night, and Good Luck.").


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