Although it would appear that many winners of the 2007 Academy Awards are obvious in key categories, Sunday night may provide some surprises,one can only hope. The truth is, a surprise win can be the single most exciting development on the entire show! In the meantime, as we await and watch the show in anticipatory nausea, I think these are the potential winners in each category. Enjoy the show and relish the many fruitful, subsequent discussions!
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
The Counterfeiters, Austria
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Diablo Cody, Juno
Animated Feature Film
Atonement, Dario Marianelli
“Falling Slowly” from Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Documentary (short subject)
Animated Short Film
Live Action Short Film
Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)
Editor’s Note: Moen is very brave putting up his predictions. It’s something I never do, usually just picking for the Oscar pool an hour or so before the show. How about you? Feel free to post some of your boldest predictions in the comments.
Wow…Moen, your picks and my picks differed in only three categories – Live Action Short (which you got right), Sound Editing (which I got right) and Supporting Actress (which neither of us got – I thought the love for Cate would spill over here).
My score of 14 got me second place in our friend’s pool (the winner had 16).
I’m a bit bummer by Tutli-Putli’s loss (“Peter And The Wold”? OK, I’m sure it’s a fine film, but those clips didn’t even come close to the quality of Tutli-Putli. Not to mention going with a tried and true story that’s been done hundreds of times already…), but otherwise I didn’t mind any of the picks.
And Marion Cotillard is really gorgeous.
Hi Bob, it seems we scored the same – 14. The winner in your pool definitely scored well. 16/24 is excellent. I was disappointed with the MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI loss, you are right, based on the clips of the films in this category, this film was far ahead in terms of quality.
Twice I jumped for joy during the show and that was for Marion Cotillard and Tilda Swinton. I didn’t think either would win, but they both deserved to, and were the best among the nominated actresses.
I would have been happy if Tamara Jenkins won for original screenplay for THE SAVAGES.
Marion Cotillard’s transformation is awe-inspiring. If you see her in JEUX D’ENFANTS, A GOOD YEAR (with Russell Crowe) and as the vengeful assassin in A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, you will see what I mean. I believe she was also one of the teachers in Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s criminally underrated INNOCENCE. I love this film.
Congratulations to both Moen and Bob on your fruitful Oscar picks, nice work guys!
I didn’t make any real predictions and wasn’t too upset about any of the winners…I’m just glad the ‘Juno’ didn’t win big.
Moen, I can’t believe that you didn’t pick Marion Cotillard for Best Actress, especially after listening to your endless praising of her performance last year. I even went to see it just because of your praise!
The Oscar show was fun but once again for the second year in a row, the show was ruined by CTV’s horribly zoomed in picture (to eliminate the permanent ABC logo on the left side of the screen), making a complete shambles of all the on-screen text and movie clips…it was painful to watch.
Someone should lodge a complaint with the CRTC over this practice.
Cotillard was in “Innocence”? Wow, I don’t remember that…I do agree that was a lovely film.
Thanks for that piece of info about the zoomed in picture Bill. Yes, that was indeed awful. I thought my friend had screwed up his projector’s settings, but then we noticed that the CTV logo was in the right spot. That’s bordering on criminal…I mean, here’s a broadcast that is supposedly celebrating film and they do a pan and scan on it. Geezus.