February 25, 2008
2008 Year in Advance Winner Predictions


Best Picture: "The Soloist"
Best Director: David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Best Actor: Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, "Revolutionary Road"
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey, Jr., "The Soloist"
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, "Doubt"
Best Adapted Screenplay: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Best Original Screenplay: "The Soloist"
Best Animated Feature Film: "WALL-E"
Best Art Direction: "Red Cliff"
Best Cinematography: "Australia"
Best Costume Design: "Red Cliff"
Best Film Editing: "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
Best Makeup: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Best Music - Original Score: "Revolutionary Road"
Best Music - Original Song: "WALL-E"
Best Sound Editing: "WALL-E"
Best Sound Mixing: "Defiance"
Best Visual Effects: "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"


While I would love an Adams win, in the stage play, at least, that character is mostly there to be a catalyst for the Streep character. She's easily the weakest-written of the four characters. I'm sure you know this already and have read a script I'm not privy to, and it certainly SEEMS like Adams' time, but I still have trouble seeing it, y'know?

My only problem with calling Benjamin Button in the top two categories is the fact that it has flop written all over it. As much as I love Fincher, it stuns me that he was able to get away with a $150 million budget for an adaptation of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. I don't think this really has much of a chance at the box office, and AMPAS doesn't usually reward flops.

Don't know about Wall-E winning Original Song. Didn't even know it had one. Best Animated feature sounds dead-on.

Ughh...I just tried reading the Soloist screenplay last weekend and couldn't even get through it. I liked Joe Wrights last two films, but this had TV movie all over it....Not feeling Kate Winslet either, same exact role as Little Children.

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