Oscars 2008
It's that time of year again. Oscar season.
The time where the "experts" at the Academy vote and deem the "Best of the Best" for 2008. Here are my pics for this year.
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  • X - My pick for winner
  • * - My personal pick for winner
Scorecard
Categories: 24
Correct X's: 11 / 24
Correct *'s: 7/ 24
Complete Misses: 9/ 24
* beats X: 4 / 17
Performance by an actor in a leading role
  George Clooney in "Michael Clayton"
X Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood"
* Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
  Tommy Lee Jones in "In The Valley Of Elah"
  Viggo Mortenson in "Eastern Promises"
 
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
  Casey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James By THe Coward Robert Ford"
X Javier Bardem in "No Country For Old Men"
* Phillip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War"
  Hal Holbrook in "Into The Wild"
  Tom Wilkinson in "Michael Clayton"
 
Performance by an actress in a leading role
  Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
  Julie Christie in "Away From Her"
X Marion Cotillard in "La Vie En Rose"
  Laura Linney in "The Savages"
* Ellen Page in "Juno"
 
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
X* Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"
  Ruby Dee in "American Gangster"
  Saoirse Ronan in "Atonement"
  Amy Ryan in "Gone Baby Gone"
  Tilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton
 
Best animated feature film of the year
  "Persepolis"
X* "Ratatouille"
  "Surf's Up"
 
Achievement in art direction
  "American Gangster"
  "Atonement"
X "The Golden Compass"
* "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
  "There Will Be Blood"
 
Achievement in cinematography
  "The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford"
  "Atonement"
X "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"
* "No Country For Old Men"
  "There Will Be Blood"
 
Achievement in costume design
  "Across The Universe"
  "Atonement"
  "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
  "La Vie En Rose"
X* "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
 
Achievement in directing
  "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"
Julian Schnabel
* "Juno"
Jason Reitman
  "Michael Clayton"
Tony Gilroy
X "No Country For Old Men"
Ethan and Jeol Coen
  "There Will Be Blood"
Paul Thomas Anderson
 
Best documentary feature
  "No End In Sight"
X "Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience"
* "Sicko"
  "Taxi To The Dark Side"
  "War / Dance"
 
Best documentary short subject
  "Freeheld"
  "La Corona (The Crown)"
X "Salim Baba"
* "Sari's Mother"
  • Presenter: Tom Hanks & Troops in Iraq
  • Comment:
 
Achievement in film editing
  "The Bourne Ultimatum"
  "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"
  "Into The Wild"
X* "No Country For Old Men"
  "There Will Be Blood"
 
Best foreign language film of the year
  "Beaufort"
* "The Counterfeiters"
  "Katyn"
  "Mongol"
X "12"
 
Achievement in makeup
  "La Vie En Rose"
  "Norbit"
X* "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End"
 
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
X "Atonement"
  "The Kite Runner"
  "Michael Clayton"
  "Ratatouille"
* "3:10 To Yuma"
 
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
  "Once"
"Falling Slowly"
  "Enchanted"
"Happy Working Song"
X "August Rush"
"Raise It Up"
* "Enchanted"
"So Close"
  "Enchanted"
"That's How You Know"
 
Best motion picture of the year
  "Atonement"
* "Juno"
  "Michael Clayton"
X "No Country For Old Men"
  "There Will Be Blood"
 
Best animated short film
  "I Met The Walrus"
  "Madame Tutli-Putli"
X "Meme Les Pigeons Vont Au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go To Heaven)"
  "My Love (Moyal Lyubov)"
* "Peter & The Wolf"
 
Best live action short film
  "At Night"
  "Il Supplente (The Substitute)"
X* "Le Mozart Des Pickpockets (The Mozart Of Pickpockets)"
  "Tanghi Argentini"
  "The Tonto Woman"
 
Achievement in sound editing
  "The Bourne Ultimatum"
X "No Country For Old Men"
  "Ratatouille"
  "There Will Be Blood"
* "Transformers"
 
Achievement in sound mixing
X "The Bourne Ultimatum"
  "No Country For Old Men"
  "Ratatouille"
  "3:10 To Yuma"
* "Transformers"
 
Achievement in visual effects
X "The Golden Compass"
  "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End"
* "Transformers"
 
Adapted screenplay
  "Atonement"
Christopher Hampton
  "Away From Her"
Sarah Polley
X "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"
Ronald Harwood
* "No Country For Old Men"
Ethan and Joel Coen
  "There Will Be Blood"
Paul Thomas Anderson
 
Original screenplay
X* "Juno"
Diablo Cody
  "Lars And The Real Girl"
Nancy Oliver
  "Michael Clayton"
Tony Gilroy
  "Ratatouille"
Brad Bird, Jim Capobianco, and Jan Pinkava
  "The Savages"
Tamara Jenkins
















































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