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Monday, January 30, 2006

Mayor Sam's Oscar Nominee Predictions

Tomorrow morning, at the ungodly hour of 5:30 a.m., the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will announce their nominations for the annual Academy Awards. The winners will be announced at the 78th Annual Academy Awards held Sunday, March 5th at the Kodak Theatre. This year's host for the awards is John Stewart. Will Mayor V. be there?

Here are my own predictions for the nominations.

Best Picture

Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck
Walk the Line
The Constant Gardener

Best Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck
Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale

Best Actress
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Charlize Theron, North Country
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Ziyi Zhang, Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
William Hurt, A History of Violence
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
Don Cheadle, Crash
Will Ferrell, The Producers

Best Supporting Actress
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
Amy Adams, Junebug
Catherine Keener, Capote
Frances McDormand, North Country
Shirley MacLaine, In Her Shoes

Best Director
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Bennett Miller, Capote
Paul Haggis, Crash
Fernando Meirelles, The Constant Gardener

Screenplay - Original
Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco, Crash
Grant Heslov, George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale
Stephen Gaghan, Syriana
Akiva Goldsman, Cliff Hollingsworth, Cinderella Man

Screenplay - Adapted
Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain
Dan Futterman, Capote
Josh Olson, A History of Violence
Jeffrey Caine, The Constant Gardener
Tony Kushner & Eric Roth, Munich

Animated Feature
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Chicken Little
The Corpse Bride
Howl's Moving Castle

Documentary Feature
March of the Penguins
Favela Rising
Mad, Hot Ballroom
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Art Direction
King Kong
Chronicles of Narnia
Memoirs of a Geisha
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Visual Effects
Chronicles of Narnia
King Kong
Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Chronicles of Narnia
Memoirs of a Geisha
Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire
Pride and Prejudice
Good Night, and Good Luck

The Chronicles of Narnia
Cinderella Man
A History of Violence
The Libertine
The New World

Walk the Line
History of Violence
Pride & Prejudice

Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha

Original Score
John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha
Gustavo Santaollala, Brokeback Mountain
Henry Gregson-Williams, Chronicles of Narnia
Alexandre Desplat, Syriana
John Williams, Munich

A Love That Will Never Grow Old, Emmy Lou Harris, Brokeback Mountain
Hustle and Flow, Terence Howard, Hustle and Flow
Travelin' Thru, Dolly Parton, Transamerica
There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway, Mel Brooks, The Producers
Wunkerkind, Alannis Morissette, Chronicles of Narnia


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, it's amazing how nobody cares what your predictions are. It really says something about the degree of your delusion.

January 30, 2006 9:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Entertainment now!!!! Guess not much is happening in the world of politics around LA. Why didn't you post all hell is going to break loose tomorrow with the police commission announcing their decision on Devin Brown?

January 30, 2006 9:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

905 - obviously you cared enough to read and post dumbass.

January 30, 2006 10:18 PM  

Anonymous Jack Warner said:

Politics is entertainment and vice versa.

January 30, 2006 11:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i think Alex Padilla should have won best supporting actor award because i recently witnessed him in action at a SEIU endorsement hearing. all that boy did was support everything Cindy Montanez said. does he have an original thought of his own?

January 31, 2006 12:09 AM  

Anonymous noel park said:

Love that Emmylou. Thanks.

How about Syriana? How much more topical can you get, considering events in Pakistan last week and the Times article about the Predator and "targeted killings"? Or not so well targeted.

January 31, 2006 12:47 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

And the irony is that Bareback Mountain (Yes I typed Bareback on purpose) will probably win most of the awards.

Despite Syriana and Good Night and Good Luck on target political and entertaining pieces.

But just like 200 N Spring Street, Hollywood and Oscar are political.

January 31, 2006 1:43 PM  

Blogger PETA NO! said:

Why Brokeback Mountain? Nobody but the homos have seen it.Hollywood puts out nothing but feces these days. The last great movie was "Passion Of the Christ". Brokeback will never see those box office records. I bet that fact kills the liberals.

January 31, 2006 6:10 PM  

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