January 24, 2008
Who SHOULD win?

Here's my take:

Best Picture: "Juno" (though this film depreciates more with multiple viewings, while "There Will Be Blood" gets better and better. These were my #4 and #5 films of the year, so I'm torn.)
Best Director: Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will be Blood"
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"
Best Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, "The Assassionation of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There" (but this category is not very exciting)
Best Adapted Screenplay: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Best Original Screenplay: "The Savages" (I've changed my tune on this versus "Juno" recently)
Best Art Direction: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Best Cinematography: "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Best Costume Design: "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Best Film Editing: "No Country for Old Men"
Best Makeup: "La Vie en Rose"
Best Music - Original Score: "3:10 to Yuma"
Best Music - Original Song: "Once"
Best Sound Editing: "Transformers"
Best Sound Mixing: "Transformers"
Best Visual Effects: "Transformers"
Best Documenary Feature: "No End In Sight"
Best Animated Feature: "Persepolis"


Of course Juno depreciates after repeat viewings. Talk about a pretty lighthearted movie regarding teen pregnancy. So I guess the only repercussion of getting pregnant at the age of sixteen is that people might look at you funny? And I thought once someone begins to show, they're not allowed at school until the baby has been born? I don't know. There Will Be Blood baby!

"Juno" gradually depreciated throughout the viewing for me.

I agree with most the other predictions. Especially your love for "Transformers" on the tech side. The sound mixing on that movie was insane.

"Juno" gradually depreciated throughout the FIRST viewing for me.

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