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Fearless Oscar predictions

Oscar The Oscars are being handed out Sunday, which means it is time for me to once again go through the list of nominees and correctly predict the winner in every single category, like I do every year. Yawn.

OK, maybe I don't always get every single category right. But this year feels particularly light on suspense, which is why I am secretly hoping that I fare less well than usual with my guesses. For example, is there anyone on the planet who knows what a movie is and doesn't believe Daniel Day-Lewis has it in the bag?

Here's who I think will be taking home the gold Sunday:

Best Picture: No Country For Old Men.
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Actress: Julie Christie
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem
Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett
Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Original Screenplay: Juno
Adapted Screenplay: No Country
Foreign Film: The Counterfeiters, Austria
Documentary Feature: No End in Sight
Editing: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Cinematography: There Will Be Blood
Costume: Atonement
Makeup:  La Vie En Rose
Art Direction: There Will Be Blood
Visual Effects: Transformers
Sound Editing: Transformers
Sound Mixing: Transformers
Original Score: Ratatouille
Original Song: "Falling Slowly" from Once
Animated Feature: Ratatouille



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Pretty sound choices. I selected a few different from yours (I gave art direction to Sweeney Todd, even though I haven't seen it and I have seen There Will Be Blood) but I think the big categories (Acting, Direction, Best Movie) are too easy to pick this year.

By the way, for some reason, it kind of bugs me that they separate Actors and Actresses. It seems to me that the categories could be combined to Best Actor period. It may be unfair to the women, but giving them their own category kind of invalidates their work. At least if the category was combined and a woman won, it will be one of those "historic" moments the press loves to tout so much. I don't know why they have to separate on sex when it's the command of their craft that we're awarding. What do you think?


I beg to differ, Rodriguez. Between the freshness of Juno and There Will Be Blood, there is little chance that No Country is walking away with BP. Also, Persepolis was robbed!


Miguel: Persepolis has a chance of upsetting Ratatouille for Best Animated Feature. Unlikely, but possible. As for No Country not getting BP ... we'll just have to see about that, won't we.


Erwin: I don't have a problem with having separate categories for actors and actresses. I don't think it invalidates their work: If anything, it showcases it. Besides, can you imagine how many performances by women would be completely ignored every year if they didn't have their own category?


Those predictions sound about right. Wouldn't be suprised to see Ellen Page win best actress though.

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