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Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.63
Okay. Here's the deal: let's predict who wins. Nominees are listed HERE. Predict one per category, along with a bit of an explanation if you feel it's warranted. Let's rock!

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PICTURE: Million Dollar Baby
DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese [The Aviator]
LEAD ACTOR: Jamie Foxx [Ray]. Almost a gimme.
LEAD ACTRESS: Hilary Swank [Million Dollar Baby]
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Morgan Freeman [Million Dollar Baby]. He's due.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Virginia Masden [Sideways]
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Sideways
ANIMATED FEATURE: The Incredibles
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Super Size Me
FOREIGN FILM: The Sea Inside.
SONG: "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" - The Motorcycle Diaries
SCORE: Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban
MAKE-UP: A Series of Unfortunate Events
ART DIRECTION: The Aviator
CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Aviator
COSTUME DESIGN: Troy
FILM EDITING: Collateral
VISUAL EFFECTS: Spider-Man 2
SOUND MIXING: Spider-Man 2
SOUND EDITING: The Incredibles
DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Autism is a World
LIVE ACTION SHORT: Little Terrorist
ANIMATED SHORT: Ryan



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Since: 2.1.02
From: The City of Subdued Excitement

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
PICTURE: The Aviator
DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood
LEAD ACTOR: Jamie Foxx
LEAD ACTRESS: Hilary Swank (I think it's kind of a toss up between her and Bening, so I gotta go with the hometown girl)
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Thomas Haden Church -- in an upset!
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Sideways
ANIMATED FEATURE: The Incredibles -- duh
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Born into Brothels
FOREIGN FILM: The Sea Inside
SONG: The Polar Express one -- just 'cuz it's Silvestri -- I haven't heard *any* of the nominations
SCORE: I'd be a fool to bet against John Williams -- Harry Potter
MAKE-UP: Lemony Snicket
ART DIRECTION: The Aviator
CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Aviator
COSTUME DESIGN: The Aviator
FILM EDITING: The Aviator
VISUAL EFFECTS: Spider-Man 2
SOUND: Ray
SOUND EDITING: Spider-MAn 2
DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Autism is a Word
LIVE ACTION SHORT: Little Terrorist
ANIMATED SHORT: Ryan

(Boy, those last three feel like such a crapshoot. I dug up what little info I could and came to...the same conclusions as Freeway.)

--K



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Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.71
Here goes nothing:


BEST PICTURE: Million Dollar Baby
BEST DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)
BEST ACTOR: Jamie Foxx (Ray)
BEST ACTRESS: Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Sideways
BEST ANIMATED FILM: The Incredibles
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Super Size Me
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Sea Inside
BEST SONG: "Learn To Be Lonely" (The Phantom of the Opera)
BEST SCORE: The Passion of the Christ
BEST MAKEUP: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
BEST ART DIRECTION: The Aviator
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Passion of the Christ
BEST FILM EDITING: The Aviator
BEST VISAUL EFFECTS: Spiderman 2
BEST SOUND MIXING: The Incredibles
BEST SOUND EDITING: The Incredlbes
BEST SHORT - DOCUMENTARY: Sister Rose's Passion
BEST SHORT - LIVE ACTION: Little Terrorist
BEST SHORT - ANIMATED: Ryan



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Since: 18.5.02

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.45
BEST PICTURE
MILLION DOLLAR BABY

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Jamie Foxx - RAY

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Morgan Freeman - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Hilary Swank - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Cate Blanchett - THE AVIATOR

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
THE INCREDIBLES

ART DIRECTION
THE AVIATOR

CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE AVIATOR

COSTUME DESIGN
THE AVIATOR

DIRECTING
MILLION DOLLAR BABY

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
SUPER SIZE ME

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
THE CHILDREN OF LENINGRADSKY

FILM EDITING
MILLION DOLLAR BABY

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE SEA INSIDE

MAKEUP
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

MUSIC (SCORE)
FINDING NEVERLAND

MUSIC (SONG)
"Believe" - THE POLAR EXPRESS

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
RYAN

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
EVERYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY MUST

SOUND EDITING
SPIDER-MAN 2

SOUND MIXING
THE AVIATOR

VISUAL EFFECTS
SPIDER-MAN 2

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
SIDEWAYS

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND





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Since: 25.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.31
PICTURE: Million Dollar Baby
DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese
LEAD ACTOR: Jamie Foxx
LEAD ACTRESS: Hilary Swank (second biggest lock ever)
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Clive Owen
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: My Girlfriend, Cate Blanchett
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Aviator
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Sideways
ANIMATED FEATURE: The Incredibles (biggest lock ever)

I'm taking a walk on the rest. Don't want to look too wrong.





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Since: 3.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.63
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Karlos The Jackal: 17/24



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