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Jan 21, 2008

Nomination predictions and nominations that must happen (2008)

Last year, I wrote a similar post on this topic. It can be seen here. For now, seeing as how it's nearly 10 PM and I haven't put anything up regarding the nominations, I felt the urge to put up some things that need to happen, as well as my predictions for the nominations for the major awards. First, the predictions (forgive my lack of italics for movie titles - I'm being lazy):

Best Picture
Atonement
There Will Be Blood
No Country for Old Men
Michael Clayton
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis - TWBB
Viggo Mortenson - Eastern Promises
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Emile Hirsch - Into the Wild
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd

Best Actress
Julie Christie - Away From Her
Marion Cotillard - La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page - Juno
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley - Atonement

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem - NCFOM
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - The Savages
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton
Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild
Paul Dano - TWBB

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
Catherine Keener - Into the Wild
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement

Finally, some off-the-beaten-path nominations that ought to happen (some of which will and some of which won't):

Tommy Lee Jones - Best Actor - In the Valley of Elah
Paul Dano - Best Supporting Actor - TWBB
Laura Linney - Best Actress - The Savages
Juno - Best Picture
The Savages - Best Picture
Irfan Khan - Best Supporting Actor - The Namesake

(Edit: Here's the list of nominations: Paul Dano was robbed, but I'm ready glad that Laura Linney and Tommy Lee Jones got their respective nods. Also a bit shocked (but gladly) that Juno earned a Best Picture nod.)


7 people have chosen wisely: on "Nomination predictions and nominations that must happen (2008)"

Mrs Fletch said...

Another nomination that won't happen: Parie Je T'aime - Art Direction - for the mime scene.

* (asterisk) said...

Hey, you did pretty well on your prediction, Fletch. Good job.

Nayana Anthony said...

You called it, Fletch! I agree with you on Paul Dano though, and Irfan Khan, too.

Martha Elaine Belden said...

nice job.
i'm glad juno got the nod, too.

Mrs Fletch said...

300 was snubbed!! No mention on Art Direction, Visual Effects, or Costuming.

Daniel G. said...

Wow, did you really think Juno wasn't going to pull that off? I'm more surprised by that than I am that you picked TLJ - which is surprising. Nice work overall.

t j adams said...

i'm with mrs fletch, where the hell was 300? that film looked like art, even if it was nothing more than pointless action. and personally i think that no country for old men is over rated and doesn't deserve all the praise it's getting. i know i'll get the whole you didn't get it nonsense, but i honestly haven't liked any coen film after o brother where art thou.