Saturday, January 12, 2008

My Oscar Ballot: Movie Year 2007

The Oscar nominations polls close at 5 p.m. PST today. Below are my choices for nominations in the 80th Annual Academy Awards. I've limited them to the "big" categories, but I added a few choices among the rest. The nominations will be announced 5:30 a.m. PST on Tuesday, January 22nd.

Best Picture:
Away from Her
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
Into the Wild
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Best Director:
Wes Anderson for The Darjeeling Limited
Seth Gordon for The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Cristian Mungiu for 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
Sean Penn for Into the Wild
Sarah Polley for Away From Her

Best Actor:
George Clooney in Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Emile Hirsch in Into the Wild
Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises
Gordon Pinsent in Away From Her

Best Actress:
Julie Christie in Away From Her
Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney in The Savages
Anamaria Marinca in 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
Rose McGowan in Grindhouse

Best Supporting Actor:
Jason Bateman in Juno
Michael Cera in Juno
Ethan Hawke in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Hal Holbrook in Into the Wild
Vlad Ivanov in 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

Best Supporting Actress:
Olympia Dukakis in Away From Her
Jennifer Garner in Juno
Catherine Keener in Into the Wild
Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone
Sigourney Weaver in The TV Set

Best Original Screenplay:
The Darjeeling Limited
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Away From Her
The Bourne Ultimatum
Into the Wild
Rescue Dawn

Also Noteworthy:
The Darjeeling Limited (Best Art Direction-Set Decoration)
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (Best Foreign Language Film)
Into the Wild (Best Editing, Best Make-Up, Best Score, Best Cinematography)
Music and Lyrics (Best Song: “PoP! Goes My Heart”)
No Country for Old Men (Best Sound Editing)
Once (Best Song: “Falling Slowly”)
Ratatouille (Best Animated Film)
Sicko (Best Documentary)
The Simpsons Movie (Best Animated Film)
Sweeney Todd (Best Art Direction-Set Decoration)
There Will Be Blood (Best Cinematography, Best Score)
300 (Best Visual Effects)

1 comment:

Patrick Roberts said...

i vote for "Into the Wild"