February 24, 2008

Oscar Forecast

My predictions:

Best Picture - No Country for Old Men

Best Original Screenplay - Diablo Cody, Juno

Best Adapted Screenplay - Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Best Foreign Language Film - The Counterfeiters

Best Documentary Feature - No End in Sight

Best Director - Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Best Cinematography - Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood

Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Actress - Ellen Page, Juno

Best Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Best Supporting Actress - Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There

Several of these categories -- Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Director, Cinematography -- are No Country for Old Men vs. There Will Be Blood showdowns. I'm betting they'll split them, though it wouldn't surprise me to see No Country take Cinematography and Adapted Screenplay or even for Blood to take Best Picture. Julian Schabel could also sneak in and snag the Director statue.

While Juno's a lock for Original Screenplay, Ellen Page could lose out to Julie Christie, who played a woman with Alzheimer (the Academy loves stuff like that).

UPDATE: I got seven out of eleven right -- not too bad. Here are the winners.

Posted by John Tabin at February 24, 2008 06:36 PM