Alright, so, since I just looked through about 220 pictures from the SAG awards, and then happened upon the oscar noms, I thought I’d give my predictions.
Best Picture: LotR. It’s missed the last 2 years, but it might win it this year. I just hope it doesn’t go to that garbage from Crowe.
Best Actor: Also tough. I’d say Kingsley from House of Sand. But all the listings for this one are good… while Depp was really good, they usually don’t give them to those type of performances. :-/
Best Actress: Damn. I’d say Charlize Theron in Monster. Good role, good job acting, all and all, very good. Runner up, Diane Keaton.
Supporting Actor: hmmm… Ken Watanabe, far and away. Amazing job with Last Samurai.
Supporting Actress: No Clue. Didn’t see a high enough precentage of these to comment.
Director: I hope it goes to Sofia Coppola. Ron Howard has won it the last 2 years in a row, and might win it next year with his new movie. But this year, I hope it goes to Sofia. Runner up, Clint. I won’t say Peter Jackson because like I said before, they usually don’t give them to movies like this.
Best Writing, Screenplay for Screen: Uhhh… Lost in Translation.
Best Writing based on Previous Material: guh. Probably Mystic River or LotRs. I hope not Seabiscuit. Didn’t much care for it.
Cinematography: hmmm… haven’t seen Pearl Earring yet, but I’d guess either Cold Mountain, or it. Maybe Cidade de Deus. heard very good things.
Art: Lord or Last Samurai.
Costume Design: Last Samurai. Lord has won it, but really there wasn’t much new in this last one, so I think Samurai has it.
Makeup: tough. Either Lord or Pirates. (are we sensing a theme with me ignoring the Crowe shit?)
Music: Big Fish I hope. Go Danny Elfman!
Best Song: uhhh… no clue. Probably one from Cold Mountain… I’d say Sting since he’s more mainstream than Elvis Costello… but I like Elvis… so I do hope he wins.
Sound: Samurai or Lord… or Pirates for that matter. All of them were quite remarkable for sound quality and realism.
Sound Editing: Nemo or Pirates. (Pretty sad when a movie is so bad in my mind that I will ignore it in favor of a Bruckheimer movie)
Animated: Nemo. Was there any doubt? Brother Bear looked dumb.
Foreign Language: hell if I know. didn’t see any of them unfortunately.
Documentary (The Michael Moore catagory): Fog of War. I so want to see this.
Best short Documentary: not sure. haven’t seen them.
Best Short Film, Animated: no clue.
Best Short, Live Action: No clue.
Well, that’s it. Let’s see what my average is in a few days. The Oscars are Sunday Night, the 29th, at 5 Pacific. Shortly before Tara’s party. I hope to listen to them while I’m cleaning and cooking for the party. If I miss any of it, I do expect those attending to know the important ones. 🙂
Oh, as far as myself? I’m doing well. Today was a pretty good day all and all. Much better than Friday. Tara got some of her money from Ushicon, and will get the rest wednesday or thursday. Also means I got paid back for some money I loaned her. So financially I’m doing okay. Now if she can just get the other two cons to pony up the cash they owe her.