Wednesday, February 01, 2006

78th Annual Academy Awards

It's that time of year again and since Adventures is a whore to watching films, we present to you the important listing of Oscar nominations and our predictions for winners. Not surprisingly, Brokeback Mountain will probably win an avalanche of trophies but there's still plenty of room for competition with many nominees worthy of the award. It all kicks off on March 5 so there's still time for the movie houses to flex their muscles and promote their films but here's how we see the pay-off landing. Bold denotes our prediction winner and an asterisk indicates if it's a film we really loved.
Enjoy!





Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role


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

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

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

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role

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

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role

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

Best Animated Feature Film Of The Year

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE*
TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT

Best Documentary Feature

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

Best Motion Picture Of The Year

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
MUNICH*

Achievement in Directing

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
MUNICH

3 Comments:

Anonymous lou said...

What about best director? I reckon that will go to Ang Lee (or maybe Speilberg as there seems to be a trend of best actor and director being awarded to different films).
I agree with most of those, barr best supporting actor. I think its George Clooney's year and with his double wammy of nominations, its more likely he'll get the actor's nod as opposed to director.

9:16 pm  
Blogger Jay Tea said...

You're right - I've included it now. I'll be happy to put stunts in there when the Academy recognise their dedication. Incredible you have a section for make-up and yet not a single category for choregraphing.

Looking forward to Jon Stewart hosting too - should prove funnier than Chris Rock - great stand up artist whose material simply isn't suitable for the Oscars. Then again, Jon Stewart hosts the Daily Show - attacking all areas of values so it should prove interesting.

9:25 pm  
Blogger Skry said...

I'm not a huge fan of the Oscars, but I would watch it if H was watching it too. However I don't think that I could put up with a night of Brokeback Mountain, not matter how good it is.

As for the stuntman/woman/person category, they should have one of those without question. Stunt professionals risk their lives making films look great - if they put bums on cinema seats they should get thanked.

I don't think I've seen enough popular films this year to see one win an Oscar - I think The Constant Gardner and A History Of Violence are the only films on your list that I've seen! Would love to see Crash though.

Sandra Bullock... outstanding! :P

12:11 am  

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