Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Oscar nano-post

Just posting because I don't want to break this blog's tradition of writing at least SOMETHING about the oscars. (For those who want to point out that THAT particular tradition had already been broken last year, I'd just say that it was just not possible for me to post anything on the oscar day last year. Conference and all.... )

Anyway, for lack of time, all I'm going to post here is a list of winners that will make me happy. I haven't seen some of the nominated movies in some of the categories, so "winner that will make me happy" is only based on whichever movies I have seen.

So, here we go....

Best Picture: Atonement (it is still at number 2 on my top 10 list for the year, even though I have now seen some more movies since that list was made). Though I won't mind too much if it goes to No Country for Old Men. What I WILL mind is if There Will Be Blood ends up winning the oscar as it really didn't work for me that well.
Haven't seen yet: Michael Clayton

Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis. Though I haven't seen 3 of the nominated performances, so I guess I really don't have an opinion about this one.
Haven't seen yet: Michael Clayton, Sweeny Todd, & In the Valley of Elah,

Best Actress: Ellen Page all the way. Haven't seen 3 of the nominees here too, but Ellen Page was just SO good here, that I will hate it if she doesn't get it. Though I guess Julie Christie is the frontrunner here.
Haven't seen yet: Elizabeth, La Mome, The Savages

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem.
Haven't seen yet: Jesse James, Charlie Wilson's War, Michael Clayton

Best Supporting Actress: Saoirse Ronan.
Haven't seen yet: I'm Not There, Michael Clayton

Best Director: Julian Schnabel. Though it will probably go to Coens of Paul Thomas Anderson
Haven't seen yet: Michael Clayton

Best Original Screenplay: Ratatouille. They HAVE TO give one of these awards to the Pixar people sometime. Not going to happen this time though. :( Juno is probably going to take it.
Haven't seen yet: Lars and the Real Girl, Michael Clayton, The Savages

Best Adapted Screenplay: No Country for Old Men or The Diving Bell and the Butterfly will both be fine with me.
Haven't seen yet: none! :)

Best Cinematography: Janusz Kaminsky though I don't think they are going to give it to him. Not that the others aren't good, I just want him to get it.
Haven't seen yet: Jesse James

Best Original Music Score: Ratatouille. Not going to happen. But I'll LOVE it if they give it to Ratatouille!

Best Animated Feature: Ratatouille . Persepolis might win it, and it might deserve it too (haven't seen it yet), but I WANT Ratatouille to win it!

That's it. No real opinions about any other categories as yet. Waiting for the ceremony to start now!