Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The 2008 Oscar Nominations



The nominations were announced this morning. Comments from the peanut gallery underneath. For a full list, click here.

BEST PICTURE
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood


What should win: There Will Be Blood
What will win: Atonement

BEST DIRECTOR
Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jason Reitman, Juno
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood


Who should win: Julian Schnabel
Who will win: Julian Schnabel or Paul Thomas Anderson

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton


Who should win: Amy Ryan
Who will win: Cate Blanchett

BEST SUPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton


Who should win: Casey Affleck
Who will win: Casey Affleck or Javier Bardem

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney, The Savages
Ellen Page, Juno


Who should win: Marion Cotillard
Who will win: Marion Cotillard or Julie Christie

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises


Who should win: Daniel Day-Lewis
Who will win: Daniel Day-Lewis

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, Juno
Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Ratatouille
Tamara Jenkins, The Savages


Who should win: Diablo Cody
Who will win: Diablo Cody

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Christopher Hampton, Atonement
Sarah Polley, Away from Her
Ronald Harwood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood


Who should win: Paul Thomas Anderson
Who will win: Christopher Hampton


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Across the Universe
Atonement
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
La Vie en Rose
Sweeney Todd


Who should win: Elizabeth
Who will win: Elizabeth

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
No End in Sight
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Sicko
Taxi to the Dark Side
War/Dance


What should win: Sicko
What will win: Sicko

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Atonement
The Kite Runner
Michael Clayton
Ratatouille
3:10 to Yuma


Who should win: Jonny Greenwood
Who will win: Jonny Greenwood


Biggest Upset: Jonny Greenwood not being nominated
Biggest Relief: Thank God Keira Knightley isn't nominated

The New York Times critics weigh in.


What say ye?

6 comments:

I want big hair said...

hope atonement wins:)
xxx

Snobber said...

boo. i loved the book, though!

love your blog, tres chic for a jeune fille comme toi!

Mary-Laure said...

I saw both No Country For Old Men and Sicko in Cannes (http://cannesgirl.blogspot.com/) and was disappointed when Bardem didn't walk away with an award, so I hope he wins an Oscar. As for Sicko, I really thought it was super-simplistic and mostly a vehicle to promote Michael Moore rather than anything else; I hate it how he stages himself in faux improvised scenes, argh. And there are so many GREAT documentaries out there that are disregarded, sigh. Oh well.

Anne Corrons said...

We have one French, at least! Marion was really fabulous in the Edith Piaf film. I hope you have seen it!

Anonymous said...

love that I just discovered your blog (grace a Ms. Doves, herself-- L.C.)

wait, not happy that I only just found it-- happy that I have, et voila.

~Elizabeth
http://bluepoppy.omworks.com

Snobber said...

ML: i think michael moore has balls, and i love people with balls. (i agree that there are more worthy documentaries out there that never get the recognition--you should blog about them!)

AC: I actually have not! It's on my queue.

elizabeth: yay! i'm glad you found it. those are beautiful pups.

thanks for reading, all!