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My Oscar Picks 2006

Written By Stephen Eli Harris on Saturday, March 04, 2006 | 3/04/2006 11:37:00 pm

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It's Oscar time folks; one of my favorite times of the year. For years now I've been watching (not always all of it because it's sometimes quite boring) the program and seeing who'll be honored. A lot of the time I'll yell at the choices but, sometimes, they get it right.

One of the highlights of this years awards ceremony is the fact that it's being hosted by Jon Stewart. I've been a fan of his since his very first show and currently love his "Daily Show". I'm sure he'll do a great job hosting.

Of course, like everyone else, I've made my predictions. Some are complete guesses (animated, foreign) and some are choices that I'd like to see win. Either way, it's all a best guess because you really don't know what the Academy likes... or why they do, for that matter.

So, here's my choices.

Best Picture
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MUNICH

Best Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman - CAPOTE
Terrence Howard - HUSTLE & FLOW
Heath Ledger - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Joaquin Phoenix - WALK THE LINE
David Strathairn - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

Best Actress
Judi Dench - MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
Felicity Huffman - TRANSAMERICA
Keira Knightley - PRIDE & PREJUDICE
Charlize Theron - NORTH COUNTRY
Reese Witherspoon - WALK THE LINE

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney - SYRIANA
Matt Dillon - CRASH
Paul Giamatti - CINDERELLA MAN
Jake Gyllenhaal - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
William Hurt - A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - JUNEBUG
Catherine Keener - CAPOTE
Frances McDormand - NORTH COUNTRY
Rachel Weisz - THE CONSTANT GARDENER
Michelle Williams - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Best Director
Ang Lee - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Bennett Miller - CAPOTE
Paul Haggis - CRASH
George Clooney - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
Steven Spielberg - MUNICH

Best Adapted Screenplay
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
CAPOTE - Dan Futterman
THE CONSTANT GARDENER - Jeffrey Caine
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE - Josh Olson
MUNICH - Tony Kushner and Eric Roth

Best Original Screenplay
CRASH - Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. - George Clooney & Grant Heslov
MATCH POINT - Woody Allen
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE - Noah Baumbach
SYRIANA - Written by Stephen Gaghan

Best Foreign Language Film
DON'T TELL - Italy
JOYEUX NOèL - France
PARADISE NOW - Palestine
SOPHIE SCHOLL - THE FINAL DAYS - Germany
TSOTSI - South Africa

Best Animated Feature Film
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT

Achievement in art direction
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
KING KONG
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
PRIDE & PREJUDICE

Achievement in cinematography
BATMAN BEGINS
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
THE NEW WORLD

Achievement in costume design
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
WALK THE LINE

Best documentary short subject
THE DEATH OF KEVIN CARTER: CASUALTY OF THE BANG BANG CLUB
GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA
THE MUSHROOM CLUB
A NOTE OF TRIUMPH: THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN

Best documentary feature
DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE
STREET FIGHT
ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
MURDERBALL

Achievement in film editing
CINDERELLA MAN
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
CRASH
MUNICH
WALK THE LINE

Achievement in makeup
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
CINDERELLA MAN
STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH

Best Original Score
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
MUNICH
PRIDE & PREJUDICE

Best Original Song
"In the Deep" - CRASH
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" - HUSTLE & FLOW
"Travelin' Thru" - TRANSAMERICA

Best animated short film
BADGERED
THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION CASHBACK
THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO
9
ONE MAN BAND

Best live action short film
AUSREISSER (THE RUNAWAY)
THE LAST FARM
OUR TIME IS UP
SIX SHOOTER

Achievement in sound editing
KING KONG
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
WAR OF THE WORLDS

Achievement in sound mixing
WALK THE LINE
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
KING KONG
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
WALK THE LINE
WAR OF THE WORLDS

Achievement in visual effects
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
KING KONG
WAR OF THE WORLDS

So, that's my picks, the ones in yellow. Let's see which ones I get right.

Enjoy the show!!

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2 comments:

eV said...

Not a good night for ya!

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Nope, not at all. I never get up to 50% on these things. My psychic abilities always fail me.

Stephne

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