Grab My Long Golden Statue...Predictions
I'm not sure why, they're usually ridiculously boring. Yet, I'm always there in front of my television like a Coked-up four year old (the soda not the drug, though I wouldn't be surprised to see a coked-up four year old in LA), with all my snacks prepared and my ballot completed. Anyway, do please join me in my eager anticipation and print out your own ballot here.
These picks probably won't win you any money in a pool. In fact, I went with different choices in other pools I've entered, but I decided to go a little risky on Silly Pipe Dreams. I know, I'm just a crazy, livin'-on-the-edge kind of guy. Please note that these are not necessarily the nominations that I think should win. Leave a comment with your own predictions!!
PICTURE: The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine or Babel could easily win as well, but I'm gonna stick with the Scorsese sentiment and star power of The Departed.
DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese
This is the year.
ACTOR: Peter O'Toole
I know, I know. I'm a huge O'Toole for not picking Forest Whitaker. He's won every other award out there, including the Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize. I may regret this decision, but I think an upset is in the works.
ACTRESS: Helen Mirren
The only pick I'd bet my life on.
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Alan Arkin
The safe bet would be Eddie Murphy. He won the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, so I'm probably gonna regret this choice later.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jennifer Hudson
99% sure with this one.
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ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Little Miss Sunshine
Kinda worried about Babel.
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Departed
ANIMATED FEATURE: Cars
FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Pan's Labyrinth
Just watched Pan's recently, and I freaking loved it.
ART DIRECTION: Dreamgirls
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Children of Men
Have you seen this movie?? It kills the competition. Please let this win. The movie's been unjustly shunned all year.
COSTUME DESIGN: Marie Antoinette
Worried about Dreamgirls here.
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: An Inconvenient Truth
DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Two Hands
Going with EW's pick here because I have no idea. But judging by its synopsis, it sounds like a winner to me.
FILM EDITING: United 93
Babel seems like the better choice, but I think United 93 will get this as consolation for getting shut out everywhere else.
MAKEUP: Pan's Labyrinth
Just look at that picture ---->
I think it should win. And how is Click nominated for anything???
VISUAL EFFECTS: Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
It kind of hurts my soul that this awful movie is even a choice.
ORIGINAL SCORE: The Queen
I think Babel has a chance here, but The Queen won at the Golden Globes.
ORIGINAL SONG: "Listen" (Dreamgirls)
Whoever wins, I think Three 6 Mafia should go up again to receive the award.
ANIMATED SHORT: The Little Matchgirl
Thanks to the beauty of YouTube, I can, for once in my life, make an educated choice with this category.
LIVE ACTION SHORT: Eramos Pocos
You can watch it here.
SOUND EDITING: Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
My heart aches.
SOUND MIXING: Dreamgirls
It's a musical. It will win.