25 February 2007

My 79th Annual Academy Award Picks

Here are my picks for this year's Academy Awards. These are for entertainment purposes only...Please wager at yr own risk...

Best Picture: 0/1

Babel - my pick
The Departed - winner
Letters From Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen

Best Director: 1/2

Alejandro González Iñárritu: Babel
Martin Scorsese: The Departed
Clint Eastwood: Letters From Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears: The Queen
Paul Greengrass: United 93

Best Actor: 2/3

Leonardo DiCaprio: Blood Diamond
Ryan Gosling: Half Nelson
Peter O'Toole: Venus
Will Smith: The Pursuit Of Happyness
Forest Whitaker: The Last King Of Scotland

Best Actress: 3/4

Penélope Cruz: Volver
Judy Dench: Notes On A Scandal
Helen Mirren: The Queen
Meryl Streep: The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet: Little Children

Best Supporting Actor: 3/5

Alan Arkin: Little Miss Sunshine - winner
Jackie Earle Haley: Little Children
Djimon Hounsou: Blood Diamond - my pick
Eddie Murphy: Dreamgirls
Mark Wahlberg: The Departed

Best Supporting Actress: 4/6

Adriana Barraza: Babel
Cate Blanchett: Notes On A Scandal
Abigail Breslin: Little Miss Sunshine
Jennifer Hudson: Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi: Babel

Best Animated Feature: 5/7

Happy Feet
Monster House

Best Foreign Film: 5/8

After the Wedding: Denmark
Days of Glory (Indigènes): Algeria
The Lives of Others: Germany - winner
Pan’s Labyrinth: Mexico - my pick
Water: Canada

Best Cinematographer: 6/9

The Black Dahlia: Vilmos Zsigmond
Children of Men: Emmanuel Lubezki
The Illusionist: Dick Pope
Pan’s Labyrinth: Guillermo Navarro
The Prestige: Wally Pfister

Best Original Song: 6/10

"I Need To Wake Up": Melissa Etheridge - winner
"Love You I Do": Henry Krieger & Siedah Garrett
"Our Town": Randy Newman
"Patience": Henry Krieger & Willie Reale
"Listen": Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler & Anne Preven - my pick


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