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
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.