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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

how I did with my Oscar Nom prediction

Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Good Night and Good Luck
Crash
Walk the Line

Well, apperantly the Oscar voters liked Munich more than I had heard. Which is too bad, Walk the Line was so much better than Ray, which got a nomination somehow.

Best Director:
Ang Lee, Brokeback
Steven Speilberg, Munich
George Clooney, Good night...
Bennet Miller, Capote
David Cronenberg, A History...

Well, this is the first time since 1984 that all 5 BP nods have their directions nominated too, so I was close.

Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Go
Terrence Howard, Hustle and Flow

Got these right.

Actress:
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Ziyi Zhang, Memoirs of a Geisha
Keira Knightley, Pride and Prejudice

Really didn't think Charlize deserves the nod, and thought Zhang would kind of get a lifetime achievement award here, but, oh well.

Sup. Actor
George Clooney, Syriana
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
William Hurt, A History of Violence
Matt Dillon, Crash
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain

All correct.

Sup Actress
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
Amy Adams, Junebug
Catherine Keener, Capote
Maria Bello, A History of Violence

Wow, I really didn't think Francis McDormand would get nominated. The Oscars must really like her.

Things we learned:
The oscars are still cooky. How'd the song from Brokeback which won the Globes, not get nominated? The oscars really do hate Woody Allen. They didn't like A History of Violence as much as I had heard. It's good to see 5 dramas. The Oscars really liked Capote. The Oscars still hate Ralph Finnes for some reason. The Oscars really don't hate George Lucas that much. They
finally got the Animated category right. Oscar voters have a memory that is longer than 3 months. (crash). But not longer than 6 months (Cinderella Man). The Oscars still give out awards to people they like but don't really deserve it: William Hurt was good, but not good enough to take Terrance Howard's place. Judi Dench could do an Old Navy commercial and get nominated. The Oscars are still iffy about musicals. The oscars still love pretty, desperate, young, brittish actresses, Like Keira. And Scarlett, if you need a shoulder to cry on just give me a call.

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