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The Oscars!

Rocky

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Who's watching it this year?

What are your picks for the Top Awards?

These are the noms:

Best Actor

George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Daniel Day Lewis - There will be Blood
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Tommy Lee Jones - In The Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Years
Julie Christie - Away from Her
Marion Cotillard - La Vie En Rose
Laura Linney - The Savages
Ellen Page - Juno

Best Director

Julien Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jason Reitman - Juno
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
Joel & Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will be Blood

Best Picture

Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There will be Blood
 

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

Should Win: Same

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

Should Win: Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford

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

Should Win: Same

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There” (The Weinstein Company)

Should Win: Same
Might Win: Amy Adams in Gone Baby Gone

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

Should Win: Persepolis

Achievement in art direction
“Atonement” (Focus Features)
Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood
Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

Should Win: There Will Be Blood
Might Win: Sweeney Todd

Achievement in cinematography
No Country for Old Men

Should Win: There Will Be Blood or The Diving Bell and the Butterfly


Achievement in costume design
“Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount) Colleen Atwood

Should Win: Who cares?

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

Should Win: Paul Thomas Anderson for There Will Be Blood or Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Best documentary feature
No End in Sight

Might Win: SiCKO or Taxi to the Dark Side

Best foreign language film of the year
This category failed to nominate 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and thus is not worth a prediction.

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

Should Win: Meh?

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“Atonement” (Focus Features) Dario Marianelli

Should Win: Johnny Greenwood for There Will Be Blood...wait, they didn't allow it to be nominated. Well, this category sucks.

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“Falling Slowly” from “Once”
(Fox Searchlight)
Music and Lyric by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

Should Win: Same

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

Should Win: There Will Be Blood

Achievement in sound editing
“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)

Should Win: Same

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

Should Win: Another "who cares" category as far as I'm concerned.

Adapted screenplay
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)
Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Should Win: There Will Be Blood or The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Original screenplay
“Juno” (Fox Searchlight)
Written by Diablo Cody

Should Win: Probably something that wasn't even nominated.
 

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^ I knew I wasn't going to get anything less than a comprehensive response from Line! :xyxthumbs:
 

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Line, what would be your overall thoughts on "There will be Blood"? Keep in mind though I'm not one who appreciates the deep cinematic features such as yourself. :dunnodude:
 

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I think 'There will be Blood' will pretty much sweep it this year.
 

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I think 'There will be Blood' will pretty much sweep it this year.
I've got my fingers crossed but as of now No Country for Old Men is a pretty big favorite for both Best Picture and Best Director.
Line, what would be your overall thoughts on "There will be Blood"? Keep in mind though I'm not one who appreciates the deep cinematic features such as yourself. :dunnodude:
It's pretty much perfectly made and there's a bit more below the surface than most of its critics will be able to realize, though it's not overly philosophical. It's just a damn fine story that's incredibly well told, acted, and shot and it has one of the best scores I've ever heard for a film as well. I think some may find it a bit too long but it basically follows Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) throughout a very gradual emotional arc and speeding it up to appease mainstream audiences would have compromised it big time. I'd normally mention that it recently leaked but the audio track on it is fucked so it's not worth downloading. It's a great theater experience (no dialogue for the first 20 minutes :eek4: ) so if you can catch it there I would, if not the DVD comes out on my birthday. :spy:
 

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It's on Sunday night? Yea I'll be watching for sure.

Paul outta nowhere


I still need to see There Will Be Blood, Paul said it was great, my list is growing and growing by the week :angrydude:

I doubt I'll watch the oscars, I'll be sleeping :e5dunno:
 

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I don`t care for the Oscars anymore, they seem to have lost their power for me.
 

Rocky

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Joel & Ethan Coen I've never heard about them before....Line? :D

Please tell me you're joking!?! :eek5nono:

Fargo
Blood Simple
O Brother Where art Thou
Miller's Crossing
The Big Lebowski

You should be ashamed indeed if you have not watched these films!
 

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Please tell me you're joking!?! :eek5nono:

Fargo
Blood Simple
O Brother Where art Thou
Miller's Crossing
The Big Lebowski

You should be ashamed indeed if you have not watched these films!

I have seen Fargo because Peter Stormare is in it :ughfingers:
And Oh Brother Where art Thou a LOOOOONG time ago
 
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