HE final, final Oscar predictions: BEST PICTURE: No Country for Old Men, although I’d like credit for saying it’s vaguely possible that Michael Clayton or Juno could sneak a win. (Although it probably won’t happen.) BEST DIRECTOR: No Country‘s Joel and Ethan Coen — no question, no discussion.
BEST ACTOR: Blood‘s Daniel Day-Lewis…a lock. BEST ACTRESS: Probably Away From Her‘s Julie Christie, although I personally prefer La Vie en Rose‘s Marion Cotillard. (I’ll personally be shattered if Juno‘s Ellen Page wins for the mere feat of giving good spunk.) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: No Country‘s Javier Bardem. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Michael Clayton‘s Tilda Swinton, although my personal choice is I’m Not There‘s Cate Blanchett.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Diablo Cody for Juno, but it’ll be cool if Tony Gilroy wins for Michael Clayton. BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Coens, No Country. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Ratatouille. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. BEST ART DIRECTION: Jack FIsk, There Will Be Blood. BEST SONG: “Falling Slowly”, Once, Glenn Hansard and Marketa Irglova. BEST DOCUMENTARY: No End in Sight.
I’ll tap out the small stuff sometime tomorrow.