Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm guilty.

So guilty. Slap me on the wrist. Put me in the corner. I deserve to be punished. Make me watch Heidi's dumb video again. I'm guilty.

What is I did, or didn't do in this case, you ask? Well. Let me explain.

As I have mentioned many, many times before. I heart movies. Heck, I more than heart, I adore, I love, I live for movies. Always have and probably always will. Therefore it only makes sense that the Academy Awards is like Christmas to me. I sit in front of my TV and watch all the red carpet interviews (on multiple channels), analyze who's wearing what, who's actually there, who needs to brush their hair, who's dress I'd love to wear...yeah you get the point. And then the real show begins. The awards, the presentations, the performances, ah! I love it all. I even fill out ballots, whether I'm at a friend's party or sitting at home watching it with my parents I love to make my guesses, it's part of the whole Oscar fun. So what am I guilty of? What's the whole point of this post?

I have seen a total of two of the nominated films this year. TWO. A big whopping TWO. Ah! Who am I!?!?! Well I've seen two out of the main ones and eight total. But still?! Ah! I wish I could just leave work today and go watch every movie nominated for anything all day for the next three days, that'd be sweet. But alas. I will not. I will simply have to rely on the fact that both Juno and There Will Be Blood were pretty schnazzy and are my only ins to voting this year, well that and the winners from every other awards show til now. But that's besides the point...

And with that all said (man I ramble on), let's have a contest! Woo! I love contests! Hurrah! Well there are 24 categories of nominations, which is a lot, so I'm going to ask you to submit your picks for only a couple.

And the categories are....

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

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"

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

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"

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

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

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

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

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Falling Slowly" from "Once"
"Happy Working Song" from "Enchanted"
"Raise It Up" from "August Rush"
"So Close" from "Enchanted"
"That's How You Know" from "Enchanted"

(you can check out all the nominees if you're curious, here)

So there you go, all your choices in all their shinning glory. So make your picks and you can either email them to me (bug425@yahoo.com) or write them here. But you have to submit before the show starts (Sunday 5pt/8et), obviously.

*And big note. It's okay if you're as out of the loop as I am, vote anyways, you'll still have a chance*

And the winner will receive a prize! Woo! Everyone loves prizes :)

So good luck and happy viewing! :)

19 comments:

ana said...

I'd nominate Juno for everything, because you know what? You know what? That's the only movie I've watched from the whole lot. And well also Enchanted. Where have I been the whole year.....

J-Money said...

I've spent way too much time with the On Demand channel, trying to catch up. Did Michael Clayton yesterday (snickersnicker) and have In the Valley of Elah on tap for tonight...

The contest sounds like fun! Look for my answers after I watch some more pay-per-view.

Deutlich said...

Uhm.. I totally suck at keeping up on this sort've stuff, hahaha.

Single said...

My picks:

BEST PICTURE
"No Country for Old Men"

BEST ACTRESS
Julie Christie, "Away From Her"

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ruby Dee, "American Gangster"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"

BEST DIRECTOR
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, "Juno"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"That's How You Know" from "Enchanted"

Jenn said...

Best Picture: Atonement
Best Actress: Ellen Page
Best Actor: Johnny Depp
Best Sup. Actress: Ruby Dee
Best Sup. Actor: Casey Affleck
Best Director: Julian Schnabel
Best Original Screenplay: Juno
Best Adapted Screenplay: Away From Her
Best Original Song: Falling Slowly

srah said...

Picture: No Country for Old Men (even though I think it should be Atonement, but I haven't seen NCFOM)
Actress: Page
Actor: Mortensen
Supporting Actress: Blanchett
Supporting Actor: Bardem
Original Screenplay: Juno
Adapted Screenplay: Atonement
Song: Falling Slowly

If you have an opportunity, you should rent "Once"!

Kiki said...

My votes:
Best picture: No Country
Best Actress: Ellen Page
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best Director: No Country
Best Screenplay: Juno
Best Adapted Screenplay: No Country
Best Original Song: Falling Slowly (no contest!!)

Princess Pointful said...

Okay... my bets (which doesn't always mean it is what I would like best)

Best picture: Atonement
Best actress: Julie Christie
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actress: Ruby Dee
Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody
Best Adapted Screenplay: No Country for Old Men
Best Original Song: Falling Slowly

Kenzie! said...

Well if it makes you feel any better I haven't seen any of those movies. I guess I don't know if that makes you feel better or just mad at me. :)

Susie said...

I've only seen Juno...and Lars and the Real Girl. I may email you my picks! AND my cousin is up for best short documentary :)

Trish Ryan said...

Juno. I figure if it's the only movie I remember seeing over the past year or so, it's the one that deserves the award :)

Andrea said...

Best Picture: There will be blood
Best Actress: Marion Cottard
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis

Bogart in P Towne said...

Count me in...nothing better than a day at the movies!

Best picture: Atonement
Best actress: Laura Linney
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actress: Ruby Dee
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymore Hoffman
Best Director: Tony Gilroy
Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody
Best Adapted Screenplay: Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"
Best Original Song: Raise it Up from August Rush

And am I the only one that was not impressed with Michael Clayton? It was good, but not best picture good...

1218Blog said...

I totally suck this year. I have not seen any of the movies on this list. Well I take that back I did see American Gangster. But I am finding everyone I've talked to, even my movie going lover friends, haven't see these movies. Hmmmm....why is that I wonder?! I wish I could vote her but I'd just be shooting in the dark.

Damsel in Digress said...

i've not nearly seen enough of these to comment just yet! but i will leave my picks later or email them to you.

i will say that the song from once "falling slowly" SLAYS ME. it's so beautiful.

janet said...

Not worthy of entering (I rarely see movies, or at least stay awake for them) but I might finally see Atonement tonight!

Maxie said...

I emailed mine over :-)

Lesli said...

I have only seen Juno (my choice for Best Picture), and Sweeney Todd--my choice for Best Actor Johnny Depp although I was not crazy about the movie itself.

So those are my two picks, but having said that, I do not believe the Academy will agree w/me.

My taste runs more towards 27 Dresses & Enchanted!

t.b.f.love. said...

I also go gaga over the Oscars - I have to sit in front of the TV the entire time and scrutinize what (or who) everyone is wearing and cry over the memoriam reel. I'm watching right now!

P.S. See Atonement if you get a chance!