Saturday, February 24, 2007

Oscar Predictions!

The Oscars are tomorrow night, and I'll be semi-live blogging it. But who do I think will win the major categories? Read on to find out!

Best Motion Picture of the Year



The Departed

Letters from Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

AE's Prediction: Like Crash last year, Babel will win due to its issue-driven plot. Little Miss Sunshine might score an upset, but I doubt it.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role


Leonardo DiCaprio

Ryan Gosling

Peter O'Toole

Will Smith

Forest Whitaker

AE's Prediction: Forest Whitaker will win to no one's surprise.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role


Penélope Cruz

Judi Dench

Helen Mirren

Meryl Streep

Kate Winslet

AE's: Helen Mirren, in what will become a disturbing trend in the acting categories: no surprises.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role


Alan Arkin

Jackie Earle Haley

Djimon Hounsou

Eddie Murphy

Mark Wahlberg

AE's Prediction: Although some are saying Arkin will win with a "Lifetime Achievement" caveat, Murphy should walk away with this. There is some backlash against Murphy, but I do believe he will walk away with an Oscar.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role


Adriana Barraza

Cate Blanchett

Abigail Breslin

Jennifer Hudson

Rinko Kikuchi

AE's Prediction: Critics have recently been saying Hudson might lose because she is more a singer than an actress. Ignore them, as Hudson will join her Dreamgirls costar Murphy on the winner's stand.

Best Achievement in Directing


Clint Eastwood

Stephen Frears

Paul Greengrass

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Martin Scorsese

AE's Prediction: If Eastwood wins again, he might start to be remembered as a director not an actor. It would be three directing awards for his career, something Spielberg hasn't done. I think the Academy will finally give Scorsese his much deserved Oscar.

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen



Letters from Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

Laberinto del Fauno, El

The Queen

AE's Prediction: Here's a category that Sunshine is going to win. The Academy will reward it's behind-the-scenes stuff, if not their on-screen performances.

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published


Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Children of Men

The Departed

Little Children

Notes on a Scandal

AE's Prediction: As much as everyone would like to see Sasha Baron Cohen give another hilarious speech, I think The Departed will win since people probably voted for Babel over it for Best Picture, but still feel a need to reward the entire film.

I don't think this will be an exciting Oscars, but it may be a "coronation" ceremony, with many first time nominees/winners picking up trophies.


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