Best Picture: The Departed
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
Best Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Best Original Screenplay: Little Miss Sunshine
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Departed
Best Foreign Language Film: Panâ€™s Labyrinth
Best Animated Feature Film: Cars
Best Documentary Feature: An Inconvenient Truth
Best Documentary Short Subject: Two Hands
Best Animated Short Film: The Little Matchgirl
Best Live Action Short Film: West Bank Story
Best Cinematography: Children of Men
Best Editing: Babel
Best Makeup: Panâ€™s Labyrinth
Archive for the ‘2007 Oscar Predictions’ Category
Best Picture: The Departed
Here are two of the trickiest categories you’ll encounter, especially this year. In some years, one grand film will sweep these two awards, along with Visual Effects. “King Kong” did exactly that last year and other blockbusters like “The Matrix” and “Titanic” also pulled the hat trick. This year, one film is nominated across the board: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” Though “Pirates” scored major box office booty and featured very good effects, we’re not quite so sure it’s on the same level as “King Kong.” That said, let’s check out the nominees for Best Sound.
Providing an informed prediction for best animated short film is difficult because the films generally only show at festivals and are not officially available online. Although some industrious fans have put two of this year’s nominees â€“ â€œMaestroâ€ and â€œThe Little Matchgirlâ€ â€“ on video-sharing sites, the other three films â€“ â€œLiftedâ€, â€œNo Time for Nuts,â€ and â€œThe Danish Poetâ€ â€“ are harder to come by. The best resource for seeing clips of the five nominees is the Animation World Network. Out of the five shorts, â€œThe Little Matchgirlâ€ has the most sentimental and uplifting story. It tells the…
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“Little Miss Sunshine” and “The Departed” solidified their strong standings for best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay with wins at last night’s Writers Guild Awards. Here is the list of winners:
Little Miss Sunshine, Written by Michael Arndt, Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Departed, Screenplay by William Monahan, Based on the Motion Picture Infernal Affairs, Written by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, Warner Bros. Pictures
Well, here we go, trying to deconstruct the most challenging and potentially unpredictable Oscar race in years. When is the last time mid-December rolled around without a clear frontrunner? “Dreamgirls” seemed poised to trump the competition and roll through the Oscar season Chicago-style, but its opening last week was met with solid, yet unspectacular reviews. Now it’s just another likely nominee. Of course, being the early favorite hasn’t always been a good thing. Just look at “The Aviator” and “Brokeback Mountain” from the last two years. So when it comes to this year, the big question is, has this year’s…
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This past March, OscarFrenzy revealed its five selections for 2007 Best Picture. Now that we’re in the heat of the summer, it’s time to revisit our predictions. 2006 was, for all intensive purposes, the year of the small film. Best Picture nominees such as Brokeback Mountain, Crash, and Capote came from such lesser known studios as Focus Features and Lionsgate. We believe this coming year will mark the return of the heavyweights. Universal. Paramount. Warner Brothers. You can’t keep big money down for long. So without further adieu, let’s usher in the contenders.
Summer’s almost halfway over, which means the season of serious films will finally soon be upon us. Since most of the predicted Oscar contenders have yet to be fully screened, there is not a whole lot to report. Nonetheless, marketing strategies, insider word of mouth, festival buzz, and other factors have helped us to narrow the field. Let’s take a closer look at who’s ahead, who’s dropping, and who’s still hanging around in the prestigious Best Picture sweepstakes.
Before its release, A Prairie Home Companion was hyped as the first Oscar worthy film of the year. Although it opened to decent, but not amazing reviews, some experts are still calling it a contender due to its high profile fans.
After seeing A Prairie Home Companion this weekend, I cannot imagine that it has a real chance of winning best picture. The movie’s major problem is that is has the pace of its famous radio show namesake. It consists of a series of bits tied together by Garrison Keillor’s somewhat…
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I had to revise our 2007 Oscar prediction chart to work with the new website design. Let us know what you think of the new design and of the chart. This chart is currently outdated. For the most recent predictions, go to our PredictMatrix.
And the Oscar Goes to:
All the King’s Men