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Filmfodder 2007 Oscar Picks

Well, this weekend is the big event - the 79th Annual Academy Awards. Have you entered at least one Oscar Pool yet?

If you want to squeeze in that last ballot, here's Filmfodder's picks for this year's race (at least according to me). Yes, I'm putting it out there. Neck on the line and everything. Admittedly, I'm playing on some emotional favorites (namely, "Children of Men" ... why the HECK wasn't that nominated in more categories?!?!) and not always the favored contenders, but I think I'll be able to hold my chin high at the Oscar party, if not win the pool.

To print out your own ballot and make your party a little more lively, visit the Academy's website here.

And now.....

Filmfodder's Picks for the 79th Annual Academy Awards


ACTOR -- LEADING

Leonardo DiCaprio – BLOOD DIAMOND

Ryan Gosling – HALF NELSON

Peter O’Toole – VENUS

Will Smith – THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

Forest Whitaker – THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND


ACTOR -- SUPPORTING

Alan Arkin – LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Jackie Earle Haley – LITTLE CHILDREN

Djimon Hounsou – BLOOD DIAMOND

Eddie Murphy – DREAMGIRLS

Mark Wahlberg – THE DEPARTED


ACTRESS -- LEADING

Penélope Cruz – VOLVER

Judi Dench – NOTES ON A SCANDAL

Helen Mirren – THE QUEEN

Meryl Streep – THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

Kate Winslet – LITTLE CHILDREN


ACTRESS -- SUPPORTING

Adriana Barraza – BABEL

Cate Blanchett – NOTES ON A SCANDAL

Abigail Breslin – LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Jennifer Hudson – DREAMGIRLS

Rinko Kikuchi – BABEL


ANIMATED FEATURE

CARS

HAPPY FEET

MONSTER HOUSE


CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE BLACK DAHLIA

CHILDREN OF MEN

THE ILLUSIONIST

PAN’S LABYRINTH

THE PRESTIGE


COSTUME DESIGN

CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

DREAMGIRLS

MARIE ANTOINETTE

THE QUEEN


DIRECTING

BABEL

THE DEPARTED

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

THE QUEEN

UNITED 93


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

DELIVER US FROM EVIL

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS

JESUS CAMP

MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY


FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

AFTER THE WEDDING

DAYS OF GLORY (INDIGÈNES)

THE LIVES OF OTHERS

PAN’S LABYRINTH

WATER


ORIGINAL SCORE

BABEL

THE GOOD GERMAN

NOTES ON A SCANDAL

PAN’S LABYRINTH

THE QUEEN


ORIGINAL SONG

“I Need to Wake Up” – AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

“Listen” – DREAMGIRLS

“Love You I Do” – DREAMGIRLS

“Our Town” – CARS

“Patience” – DREAMGIRLS


DOCUMENTARY SHORT

THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT

RECYCLED LIFE

REHEARSING A DREAM

TWO HANDS


ART DIRECTION

DREAMGIRLS

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

PAN’S LABYRINTH

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:

DEAD MAN’S CHEST

THE PRESTIGE


MAKEUP

APOCALYPTO

CLICK

PAN’S LABYRINTH


FILM EDITING

BABEL

BLOOD DIAMOND

CHILDREN OF MEN

THE DEPARTED

UNITED 93


VISUAL EFFECTS

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST

POSEIDON

SUPERMAN RETURNS


SOUND EDITING

APOCALYPTO

BLOOD DIAMOND

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST


SCREENPLAY -- ADAPTED

BORAT CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN

CHILDREN OF MEN

THE DEPARTED

LITTLE CHILDREN

NOTES ON A SCANDAL


SCREENPLAY -- ORIGINAL

BABEL

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

PAN’S LABYRINTH

THE QUEEN


SOUND MIXING

APOCALYPTO

BLOOD DIAMOND

DREAMGIRLS

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST


SHORT FILM -- LIVE ACTION

BINTA AND THE GREAT IDEA (BINTA Y LA GRAN IDEA)

ÉRAMOS POCOS (ONE TOO MANY)

HELMER & SON

THE SAVIOUR

WEST BANK STORY


BEST PICTURE

BABEL

THE DEPARTED

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

THE QUEEN


SHORT FILM -- ANIMATED

THE DANISH POET

LIFTED

THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL

MAESTRO

NO TIME FOR NUTS


Posted by Shannon on February 23, 2007 6:40 PM
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You nailed 'em Shan. I can't argue with any of these. I just hope Scorsese finally gets his day in the sun.

-- Posted by: mac at February 24, 2007 12:28 AM

Well, at least I got all but one of the top six categories right. Beyond that.... holy cow. What an upset! Surprise wins all over the place!!

I REALLY can't believe that "Children of Men" didn't win for ANYTHING. It was my favorite movie of the year. Sigh.

At least "Pan's Labyrinth" won lots. It was my second favorite film.

-- Posted by: shannon at February 26, 2007 1:10 AM

Oops. I only got 14 of the 24--barely a passing grade myself. AND I didn't pick the correct Best Picture (I was anticipating a split, like last year). I'm just happy for Alan Arkin...

-- Posted by: Jim at February 26, 2007 11:07 AM

No freaking way. I

-- Posted by: jonundead at April 6, 2008 12:24 PM

When you don’t have a clue on the topic, don’t even try to write anything! First find out what people are talking about, and then write what you think!!!

-- Posted by: RJ at April 9, 2008 6:38 AM

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