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bill-swift - January 31, 2006

The list of Oscar nominees is out today, and it's mostly unsurprising. Gay Cowboys and George Clooney, so basically just Gay Cowboys. Nothing unexpected there. There were a few unexpected bits that popped up, though. Amy Adams for best supporting actress in Junebug, and Keira Knightley for best actress in Pride and Prejudice. So now I actually have a reason to write this post. Yay! A reason for Keira Knightley pictures!

You can find more pictures of Kiera Knightley, and the full list of nominees, complete with my predictions, after the jump.

Oscar Nominees and Predictions

Best Picture


Brokeback Mountain


Capote


Crash


Good Night, and Good Luck


Munich

Will Win: Brokeback Mountain
Should Win: Munich or Goodnight and Good Luck

Actor


Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote


Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow


Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain


Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line


David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck.

Will Win: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Should Win: David Strathairn (Cuz Hoffman creeped me out. A lot.)

Actress


Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents


Felicity Huffman, Transamerica


Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice


Charlize Theron, North Country


Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Will Win: Felicity Huffman or Reese Witherspoon
Should Win: I don't have a clue. I've only seen one of those movies, but let's go with Keira cuz she's the prettiest.

Supporting Actor


George Clooney, Syriana


Matt Dillon, Crash


Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man


Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain


William Hurt, A History of Violence

Will Win: Geogey boy or possibly Paul Giamatti (unless they turn him into the Susan Lucci of the Oscars)
Should Win: You, know what? I like Clooney for this one.

Supporting Actress


Amy Adams, Junebug


Catherine Keener, Capote


Frances McDormand, North Country


Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener


Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

Will Win: Rachel Weisz
Should Win:

Again, no clue here. Amy Adams sticks out like a sore thumb, though. Let's give it to her, cuz she's pretty too.

Director


Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain


Bennett Miller, Capote


Paul Haggis, Crash


George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck


Steven Spielberg, Munich

Will Win: Ang Lee. What with the Gay Cowboys and all.
Should Win: George Clooney. Did you see Good Night and Good Luck?

Foreign Film


Don't Tell, Italy


Joyeux Noel, France


Paradise Now, Palestine


Sophie Scholl — The Final Days, Germany


Tsotsi, South Africa.

Will Win: Most people would say Paradise Now, cuz it won the Golden Globe.
Should Win: How the hell should I know? But I have a feeling the "Academy" won't like the whole Palestine thing.

Adapted Screenplay


Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain


Dan Futterman, Capote


Jeffrey Caine, The Constant Gardener


Josh Olson, A History of Violence


Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, Munich

Will Win: This one usually goes to the movie that doesn't win best picture, so I'm thinking Capote, A History of Violence, and Munich all have a good chance.
Should Win: A History of Violence. No question.

Original Screenplay


Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Crash


George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night, and Good Luck


Woody Allen, Match Point


Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale


Stephen Gaghan, Syriana

Will Win: Again, it's the whole "we like you, but just not enough" thing. GNGL, Syriana, Match Point, are all contenders.
Should Win: GNGL, Syriana, Match Point.

Animated Feature Film


Howl's Moving Castle


Tim Burton's Corpse Bride


Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Will Win: Probably Howl.
Should Win: Wallace & Gromit.

Art Direction


Good Night, and Good Luck


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


King Kong


Memoirs of a Geisha


Pride & Prejudice.

Will Win: Well, no way it goes to Kong, or Potter. Knowing the Academy, it'll be Memoirs.
Should Win: GNGL.

Cinematography


Batman Begins


Brokeback Mountain


Good Night, and Good Luck


Memoirs of a Geisha


The New World

Will Win: It's easy to say Brokeback, just cuz I think that's what they've all been trained to tick off.
Should Win: I can't believe they actually nominated Batman. But GNGL was really well done.

Sound Mixing


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


King Kong


Memoirs of a Geisha


Walk the Line


War of the Worlds

Will Win: Are you still reading this?
Should Win: Seriously, why are you still here?

Sound Editing


King Kong


Memoirs of a Geisha


War of the Worlds

Will Win: Nobody cares about sound anyway.
Should Win: That's why there's only three nominees.

Original Score


Brokeback Mountain, Gustavo Santaolalla


The Constant Gardener, Alberto Iglesias


Memoirs of a Geisha, John Williams


Munich, John Williams


Pride & Prejudice, Dario Marianelli.

Will Win: When has John Williams not won an Oscar?
Should Win: Come on, it's John Williams. They're still giving him Oscars for Star Wars and Superman.

Original Song


In the Deep from Crash, Kathleen Bird York and Michael Becker


It's Hard out Here for a Pimp from Hustle & Flow Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard


Travelin' Thru from Transamerica, Dolly Parton.

Will Win: It really doesn't matter. No one has actually heard these songs, and it's a lame categroy, anyway.
Should Win: There's a song with the word "Pimp" in the title. Who do you think should win!?

Costume


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Memoirs of a Geisha


Mrs. Henderson Presents


Pride & Prejudice


Walk the Line

Will Win: Memoirs. No question.
Should Win: Okay, maybe they deserve it.

Documentary Feature


Darwin's Nightmare


Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room


March of the Penguins


Murderball


Street Fight

Will Win: Penguins.
Should Win: I hate to say I haven't seen the other ones, but I did really like the penguins.

Documentary (short subject)


The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club


God Sleeps in Rwanda


The Mushroom Club


A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin

Will Win: ???
Should Win: ???

Film Editing


Cinderella Man


The Constant Gardener


Crash


Munich


Walk the Line

Will Win: Munich
Should Win: Munich

Makeup


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


Cinderella Man


Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith

Will Win: Narnia
Should Win: Come on, just give it to Lucas!

Animated Short Film


Badgered


The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation


The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello


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One Man Band

Will Win: Why are you bothering me with this?
Should Win: These categories do not matter.

Live Action Short Film


Ausreisser (The Runaway)


Cashback


The Last Farm


Our Time Is Up


Six Shooter

Will Win: Leave me alone.
Should Win: Go away.

Visual Effects


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


King Kong


War of the Worlds

Will Win: King.
Should Win: Kong.

Honorary Award (Oscar statuette)


Robert Altman

Really? When was the last time this guy made a movie? And when was the last time one of his movies was good?

The Gordon E. Sawyer award (Oscar statuette)


Gary Demos

Who?

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