a prelude

Seeing as how we are now merely days away from discovering how well I did on Theric's reindeer games, I thought it would be good to post one final Oscar guessing. You know, because the Oscars matter.

Primarily I wish to post EW's predictions. Films I've already seen are listed in red.

Best Picture

  • Babel
  • The Departed
  • Dreamgirls
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Queen

Best Actor
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed
  • Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson
  • Peter O'Toole in Venus
  • Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland

Best Actress
  • Penelope Cruz in Volver
  • Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal
  • Helen Mirren in The Queen
  • Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
  • Kate Winslet in Little Children

Best Supporting Actor
  • Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine
  • Jackie Earle Haley in Little Children
  • Djimon Hounsou in Blood Diamon
  • Eddie Murphy in Dreamgirls
  • Jack Nicholson in The Departed

Best Supporting Actress
  • Adriana Barraza in Babel
  • Cate Blanchett in Notes on a Scandal
  • Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine
  • Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls
  • Rinko Kikuchi in Babel

Best Director
  • Bill Condon for Dreamgirls
  • Clint Eastwood for Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Stephen Frears for The Queen
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Babel
  • Martin Scorsese for The Departed

Best Original Screenplay
  • Babel
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Pan's Labrynth
  • The Queen

Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Children of Men
  • The Departed
  • Little Children
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • Thank You for Smoking

In addition to their predictions, they also list the 25 must-see movies before Oscar night.
  1. The Departed
  2. Dreamgirls
  3. Babel
  4. The Queen
  5. Letters from Iwo Jima
  6. Little Miss Sunshine
  7. United 93
  8. Little Children
  9. Notes on a Scandal
  10. Flags of Our Fathers
  11. The Last King of Scotland
  12. The Devil Wears Prada
  13. Borat
  14. Blood Diamond
  15. Volver
  16. The Pursuit of Happyness
  17. Venus
  18. Children of Men
  19. Pan's Labrynth
  20. Half Nelson
  21. Thank You for Smoking
  22. The Painted Veil
  23. Stranger Than Fiction
  24. Hollywoodland
  25. For Your Consideration

As you can tell from the lack of red in this post, I have some serious movie viewing to get in.


Master Fob said...

Have you really not seen a single one of these? Because I haven't. (I'm commenting just to spite you.)

Th. said...


I don't see any red, yet I know you've seen at least two of these.

(i didn't see any read on the newbury one either)

Master Fob said...

Yeah, the red shows up sometimes in Google Reader, but not here at all.