Sunday, February 25, 2007

Gamble on the Oscars - Updated 11:11pm-

My gamble on the Oscars - Sunday February 25, 2007 5PT/8ET

*PS, I don't really give a shit, but I like gambling. I haven't even seen over half of these*

ACTOR -- LEADING
Leonardo DiCaprio – BLOOD DIAMOND
Ryan Gosling – HALF NELSON *Will prolly wins, but I loved this movie*
Peter O’Toole – VENUS
Will Smith – THE PURSUIT
OF HAPPYNESS
Forest Whitaker – THE LAST KING
OF SCOTLAND

ACTOR -- SUPPORTING

Alan Arkin – LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Woo!! Got it right!
Jackie Earle Haley – LITTLE CHILDREN
Djimon Hounsou – BLOOD DIAMOND
Eddie Murphy – DREAMGIRLS

ACTRESS -- LEADING
Penélope Cruz – VOLVER *even if she's the hottest*
Judi Dench – NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Helen Mirren – THE QUEEN
Meryl Streep – THE DEVIL WEARS
PRADA *even if I don't like her*
Kate Winslet – LITTLE CHILDREN
Mark Wahlberg – THE DEPARTED

Yes, I know Salma isn't up for an award, but she's in my top five.

ACTRESS - SUPPORTING - no bet
Adriana Barraza – BABEL
Cate Blanchett – NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Abigail Breslin – LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jennifer Hudson – DREAMGIRLS Winner
Rinko Kikuchi – BABEL

ANIMATED FEATURE
CARS *"He did what in his cup?"*
HAPPY FEET winner
MONSTER HOUSE

ART DIRECTION - no bet
DREAMGIRLS
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
PAN’S LABYRINTH winner - even bet
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
DEAD MAN’S CHEST
THE PRESTIGE

CINEMATOGRAPHY - no bet
THE BLACK DAHLIA
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE ILLUSIONIST
PAN’S LABYRINTH Winner
THE PRESTIGE

COSTUME DESIGN
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA *the name alone makes it a winner in this category*
DREAMGIRLS
MARIE ANTOINETTE
THE QUEEN

DIRECTING
BABEL
THE DEPARTED *martin scorsese. enough said*
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
THE QUEEN
UNITED 93

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - no bet
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH winner (no big surprise)
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
JESUS CAMP
MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT
RECYCLED LIFE *sounds like something I'd like to see*
REHEARSING A DREAM
TWO HANDS

FILM EDITING - no bet
BABEL
BLOOD DIAMOND
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE DEPARTED
UNITED 93

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - no bet
AFTER THE WEDDING
DAYS OF GLORY (INDIGÈNES)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
PAN’S LABYRINTH
WATER

MAKEUP - no bet
APOCALYPTO
CLICK
PAN’S LABYRINTH winner

ORIGINAL SCORE - no bet
BABEL winner
THE GOOD GERMAN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
PAN’S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN

ORIGINAL SONG - no bet
“I Need to Wake Up”
– AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
“Listen” – DREAMGIRLS
“Love You I Do” – DREAMGIRLS
“Our Town” – CARS
“Patience” – DREAMGIRLS

BEST PICTURE
BABEL
THE DEPARTED
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA *didn't see it, just a hunch*
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE QUEEN

SHORT FILM -- ANIMATED
THE DANISH POET winner
LIFTED
THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL
MAESTRO
NO TIME FOR NUTS *didn't see but it says 'nuts'*

SHORT FILM -- LIVE ACTION - no bet *haven't seen any but want to*
BINTA AND THE GREAT IDEA
(BINTA Y LA GRAN IDEA)
ÉRAMOS POCOS (ONE TOO MANY)
HELMER & SON
THE SAVIOUR
WEST BANK STORY Winner (couldn't even guess)

SOUND EDITING - no bet

APOCALYPTO
BLOOD DIAMOND
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA winner - even bet
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
DEAD MAN’S CHEST

SOUND MIXING
APOCALYPTO
BLOOD DIAMOND
DREAMGIRLS *even though I've never seen it* winner!!
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
DEAD MAN’S CHEST

VISUAL EFFECTS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
DEAD MAN’S CHEST *not as glassy as Superman*
POSEIDON
SUPERMAN RETURNS

SCREENPLAY -- ADAPTED

BORAT CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF
AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT
GLORIOUS NATION OF
KAZAKHSTAN *because it's funny*
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE DEPARTED winner
LITTLE CHILDREN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL

SCREENPLAY -- ORIGINAL

BABEL
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE *I think people love this movie is either overrated or will walk away huge tonight. Still, I didn't see it so this is a blind bet*
PAN’S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN

Total Number of Categories Correct: ________
8 is the over/under

*Come back to see tomorrow and see if you beat me, as I'll update right here*
*Leave your bets in the comments as I'd like to see who beat me =)*
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2 comments:

honeykbee said...

HA, "nuts" glol. Piston cup lololol!

I hope Scorsese gets an apologetic and incredibly late one for Goodfellas. The Departed was trash.

Oh and I'll take the under.

haveyouseenlucky said...

Dude, you can watch almost all the animated shorts and live action shorts in the weeks leading up to the sucker. You just have to use this thing called 'the internet' a lot of them were on youtube.

I was very glad The Danish Poet won, despite his lack of nuts.

 
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