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80th Annual Academy Awards

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Bradford, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Bradford

    Bradford Well-Known Member

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    OK - I know there was a writers strike and all, but the Oscars are Sunday and we haven't even made predictions yet. (I don't know if Tokyo Slim is up for creating another avatar for the winner, but that's how I got my cool Robert Redford one last year)

    Here's the nominees with my predictions in bold and in doing this, I'm realizing that haven't seen any of the films this year, so I'm just going on the buzz I've seen in the press and my best guess.

    Performance by an actor in a leading role
    \tGeorge Clooney in "Michael Clayton"
    \tDaniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood"
    \tJohnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
    \tTommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah"
    \tViggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises"

    I think Clooney is probably considered the front-runner, but the Academy always seems to like British actors and period pieces, so I'm picking DDL.


    Performance by an actor in a supporting role
    \tCasey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
    \tJavier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men"
    \tPhilip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War"
    \tHal Holbrook in "Into the Wild"
    \tTom Wilkinson in "Michael Clayton"

    Performance by an actress in a leading role
    \tCate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
    \tJulie Christie in "Away from Her"
    \tMarion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose"
    \tLaura Linney in "The Savages"
    \tEllen Page in "Juno"

    Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    \tCate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"
    \tRuby Dee in "American Gangster"
    \tSaoirse Ronan in "Atonement"
    \tAmy Ryan in "Gone Baby Gone"
    \tTilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton"

    The token black winner.

    Best animated feature film of the year
    \t"Persepolis"
    \t"Ratatouille"
    \t"Surf's Up"

    Hey, one I actually saw!


    Achievement in directing
    \t"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" Julian Schnabel
    \t"Juno" Jason Reitman
    \t"Michael Clayton" Tony Gilroy
    \t"No Country for Old Men" Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    \t"There Will Be Blood" Paul Thomas Anderson
    \t
    Best motion picture of the year
    \t"Atonement"
    \t"Juno"
    \t"Michael Clayton"
    \t"No Country for Old Men"
    \t"There Will Be Blood"

    Anyone else? Maybe someone who's actually seen the movies.
     
  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    I will of course, be up to avataring the winner with the celebrity, actor, model, public persona, or porn star of their choice. Custom designed by yours truly, adds a personal touch to your mockery in the CE forum.

    Let the games begin! I'm taking an underdog approach this year.


    Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Viggo Mortensen

    Performance by an actor in a supporting role
    Casey Affleck

    Performance by an actress in a leading role
    Marion Cotillard

    Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    Saoirse Ronan

    Best animated feature film of the year
    "Ratatouille"

    Well... not an underdog, but it was pretty clearly IMO the best animated movie of the year.

    Achievement in directing
    Julian Schnabel

    Best motion picture of the year
    "There Will Be Blood"
     
  3. GoSurface

    GoSurface Well-Known Member

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    Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
    Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem

    Best Actress: Laura Linney
    Best Supporting Actress: Soirse Ronan

    Best picture: There Will Be Blood/No Country For Old Men (Le cop out).
     
  4. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    Saoirse Ronan should win because she has an awesome Irish name.
     
  5. GoSurface

    GoSurface Well-Known Member

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    I was glad DDL won, but I was sort of hoping for a Tommy Lee Jones/Clooney upset, since DDL was the clear front runner. I'm always subconsciously rooting for the underdog. Also, very happy for Marion French-lady, I haven't seen La Vie En Rose yet, but my friends tell me she was fantastic.
     
  6. crease

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    Sorry to hijack the thread, but what do you think of Heidi Klum & Seal at the Oscars? I think Heidi is a babe! Don't know much about dresses, but I think she can pull off anything. Seal's trousers are too long. But his jacket could not fit any better in the shoulders.
     
  7. Steve B.

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    She really was. I found myself getting depressed toward the end, but I guess that was the point of it.
     
  8. Jokerman

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    Im glad Daniel Day Lewis was best actor but I strongly disagree with who won best movie. I think 'There Will Be Blood' Should have won. It was a phenominal movie and very interesting and the acting was the best I have seen in a while.
     
  9. dsholmes1

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    Im glad Daniel Day Lewis was best actor but I strongly disagree with who won best movie. I think 'There Will Be Blood' Should have won. It was a phenominal movie and very interesting and the acting was the best I have seen in a while.

    I disagree. No Country was better than There Will Be Blood IMO. Cinematography, overall acting, script and dialogue.

    But, too each his own.
     
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    I disagree. No Country was better than There Will Be Blood IMO. Cinematography, overall acting, script and dialogue.
    Completely agree
     
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    Cotillard was amazing in La Vie En Rose. So, well deserved there.

    The others I haven't seen. Oh, I saw Ratatouille and it was a well-deserved win.

    On related notes:

    1. The show itself was horrible. They kept cutting off speakers yet running those stupid montages. What the hell? Kudos to Stewart for brining that woman back out to give her thanks. Unfortunately, he was not that funny. His funniest joke was about Away From Her and Hillary Clinton. And the joke about "And the Baby goes to Angelina Jolie." Otherwise he was a bomb. Not enough time to prepare?

    2. Tilda Swinton, who I personally love, looked ridiculous in that dress.



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  12. SoCal2NYC

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    2. Tilda Swinton, who I personally love, looked ridiculous in that dress.



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    Pic please. She typically wears a lot of Jil Sander.
     
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    Pic please. She typically wears a lot of Jil Sander.

    95% sure it is. [​IMG]
     
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    She might be the ugliest woman I've ever seen win an Oscar.

    But her speech was pretty good/ kinda witty.
     
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    Tom Hanks's DB tux was pretty sweet.
     
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    She might be the ugliest woman I've ever seen win an Oscar.


    I've actually always been oddly attracted to Tilda, although it may have more to do with her personality and style than her physical appearance. Plus she is a really good actress who seems quite intelligent.

    Is she straight or gay? Anyone know?
     
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    Random thoughts:

    Seal looked a little silly in Dior Homme--he's too big for that stuff.

    +1 to dsholmes and gdl. Much preferred No Country.

    I thought Persepolis had a shot at best animated, moslty because it was "sryus film" but also because it was stylistically interesting. But I think the best film won in Ratatouille.

    Tilda Swinton could be a model, no? Very interesting lady.

    Brad, your guesses were pretty close, and TSlim, way to pick the Vie En Rose actress. I'll have to check that out.

    Also, glad that the song from "Once" won. It may not be the greatest ever, but it would've been odd to see one of the fluffy numbers from Enchanted win. I thought Hansard/Ikglutkovavich's performance was intense. Shame Marketa didn't get a chance to speak. Glen Hansard, that long-winded asshole!
     
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    Hansard/Irglova and Cotillard are the two awards that made me really happy.

    Overall, the academy's decisions were closer to my personal views than in most recent years I can remember.

    I particularly appreciate the slap in PT Anderson's face [​IMG]
    They threw the film a bone for best cinematography, which I thought was a mistake as the Diving Bell cinematography was superior and much more inspired IMO. I'm especially happy that Jonny Greenwood's most annoying score didn't even get a nomination
     
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    first thing I thought when I saw Tilda Swindon was "why is Eric Stoltz wearing a dress"
     

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