And The Awards Go To…

The last couple of years, I offered an Oscar Picks contest here.  I found that, with approx. 20+ entries to try and check during the telecast, I missed the nuances of the Academy Awards.  Yes.  Nuances.

So, this year, no contest for you to enter.  Just this list of my predictions for you to disagree with.

Here, then, is what will transpire at the 80th Annual Academy Awards:

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Julie Christie in “Away from Her” (Lionsgate)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There” (The Weinstein Company)

Best animated feature film of the year
“Ratatouille” (Walt Disney): Brad Bird

Achievement in art direction
“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax): Art Direction: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Achievement in cinematography
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage): Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design
“Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (Universal) Alexandra Byrne

Achievement in directing
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best documentary feature

“Taxi to the Dark Side” (THINKFilm) An X-Ray Production: Alex Gibney and Eva Orner

Best documentary short subject
“Salim Baba” A Ropa Vieja Films and Paradox Smoke Production: Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello

Achievement in film editing

“The Bourne Ultimatum” (Universal): Christopher Rouse

Best foreign language film of the year
“Mongol” Kazakhstan

Achievement in makeup
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (Walt Disney): Ve Neill and Martin Samuel

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“3:10 to Yuma” (Lionsgate) Marco Beltrami

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

“Falling Slowly” from “Once” (Fox Searchlight) Music and Lyric by Glen Hansard and: Marketa Irglova

Best motion picture of the year
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) A Scott
Rudin/Mike Zoss Production: Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen,
Producers

Best animated short film
“Madame Tutli-Putli” (National Film Board of Canada) A National Film
Board of Canada Production Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski

Best live action short film
“Il Supplente (The Substitute)” (Sky Cinema Italia) A Frame by Frame Italia Production: Andrea Jublin

Achievement in sound editing

“The Bourne Ultimatum” (Universal): Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg

Achievement in sound mixing

“The Bourne Ultimatum” (Universal) Scott Millan, David Parker and Kirk Francis

Achievement in visual effects
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (Walt Disney): John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and John Frazier

Adapted screenplay
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (Miramax/Pathé Renn), Screenplay by Ronald Harwood

Original screenplay

“Juno” (A Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production), Written by Diablo Cody

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