It’s their Country

There was a few surprises tonight at the Big Show. Marion Cotillard beat out the shoe-in Julie Christie. I guess the Academy didn’t want to give it to her twice, eh? Otherwise, the obvious did win.

12 out of 24 this year, my dearests. 50%. Totally off my game. I’m blaming it on the flu. Heh.  I made a few bad choices but there are those Oscar surprises again, you know.

BEST PICTURE
[ ] Atonement
[ ] Juno
[ ] Michael Clayton
[X] No Country for Old Men
[ ] There Will Be Blood – I think this one should win, but I’m no Academy member.

DIRECTOR
[ ] Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
[X] Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
[ ] Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
[ ] Jason Reitman, Juno
[ ] Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
[ ] Juno
[ ] Lars and the Real Girl
[ ] Michael Clayton
[ ] Ratatouille
[X] The Savages – Okay, I should’ve stuck with my guts on this one. I just wasn’t all that impressed with Juno, is all.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
[ ] Atonement
[ ] Away from Her
[ ] The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
[X] No Country for Old Men
[ ] There Will Be Blood

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
[ ] George Clooney, Michael Clayton
[XXXX] Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
[ ] Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
[ ] Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
[ ] Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
[ ] Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
[X] Julie Christie, Away from Her
[ ] Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
[ ] Laura Linney, The Savages
[ ] Ellen Page, Juno

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
[ ] Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
[XXXX] Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
[ ] Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War
[ ] Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
[ ] Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
[ ] Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
[ ] Ruby Dee, American Gangster
[ ] Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
[X] Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
[ ] Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton – A surprise here too.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
[ ] 12 (Russia)
[ ] Beaufort (Israel)
[X] Counterfeiters (Austria)
[ ] Katyn (Poland)
[ ] Mongol (Kazakhstan)

ANIMATED FEATURE
[ ] Persepolis
[X] Ratatouille
[ ] Surf’s Up

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
[X] No End in Sight
[ ] Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
[ ] Sicko
[ ] Taxi to the Dark Side
[ ] War/Dance

SHORT FILM – ANIMATED
[X] I Met the Walrus
[ ] Madame Tutli-Putli
[ ] My Love (Moya Lyubov)
[ ] Peter & the Wolf

SHORT FILM – LIVE ACTION
[ ] At Night
[X] Il Supplente (The Substitute)
[ ] Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)
[ ] Tanghi Argentini
[ ] The Tonto Woman

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
[ ] Freeheld
[X] La Corona (The Crown)
[ ] Salim Baba
[ ] Sari’s Mother

ORIGINAL SCORE
[X] Atonement
[ ] The Kite Runner
[ ] Michael Clayton
[ ] Ratatouille
[ ] 3:10 to Yuma

ORIGINAL SONG
[X] “Falling Slowly” – Once
[ ] “Happy Working Song” – Enchanted
[ ] “Raise It Up” – August Rush
[ ] “So Close” – Enchanted
[ ] “That’s How You Know” – Enchanted

ART DIRECTION
[ ] American Gangster
[ ] Atonement
[ ] The Golden Compass
[X] Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
[ ] There Will Be Blood

CINEMATOGRAPHY
[ ] The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
[ ] Atonement
[ ] The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
[ ] No Country for Old Men
[X] There Will Be Blood

COSTUME DESIGN
[ ] Across the Universe
[X] Atonement
[ ] Elizabeth: The Golden Age
[ ] La Vie en Rose
[ ] Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

MAKEUP
[ ] La Vie en Rose
[ ] Norbit
[X] Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

SOUND MIXING
[ ] The Bourne Ultimatum
[ ] No Country for Old Men
[ ] Ratatouille
[X] 3:10 to Yuma
[ ] Transformers

SOUND EDITING
[ ] The Bourne Ultimatum
[ ] No Country for Old Men
[ ] Ratatouille
[ ] There Will Be Blood
[X] Transformers

VISUAL EFFECTS
[ ] The Golden Compass
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
[X] Transformers

FILM EDITING
[X] The Bourne Ultimatum
[ ] The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
[ ] Into the Wild
[ ] No Country for Old Men
[ ] There Will Be Blood

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