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Since: 3.1.02
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Hey everybody! It's the disputed Wienerboard movie junkie here with an idea: Let's have an unofficial "Guess The Oscar Nominations" contest. Guess up to 5 in each category. For every nomination correctly guessed, you get a point. Most points wins bragging rights. Contest unofficially closes once the Oscar nominations are announced tomorrow morning at 5:30 am PST.


MY PICKS:

Best Picture: Chicago, The Hours, Gangs of New York, The Two Towers and Adaptation
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson [About Schmidt], Daniel Day-Lewis [Gangs of NY], Richard Gere [Chicago], Adrien Brody [The Pianist] and Michael Caine [The Quiet American]
Best Actress: Nicole Kidman [The Hours], Julianne Moore [Far From Heaven], Diane Lane [Unfaithful], Renee Zelwegger [Chicago] and Meryl Streep [The Hours]
Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper [Adaptation], John C. Reilly [Chicago], Paul Newman [Road To Perdition], Dennis Quaid [Far From Heaven] and Christopher Walken [Catch Me If You Can]
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates [About Schmidt], Catherine Zeta-Jones [Chicago], Meryl Streep [Adaptation], Julianne Moore [The Hours[ and Queen Latifah [Chicago]
Best Director: Peter Jackson [The Two Towers], Steven Spielberg [Minority Report], Rob Marshall [Chicago], Stephen Daldry [The Hours] and Martin Scorsese [Gangs of NY]
Adapted Screenplay: Charlie & Donald Kaufman [Adaptation], David Hare [The Hours], Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor [About Schmidt], Bill Condon [Chicago] and Peter Jackson, Phillpa Boyens & Fran Walsh [The Two Towers]
Original Screenplay: Nia Vardalos [My Big Fat Greek Wedding], Michael Moore [Bowling For Columbine], Jay Cocks, Steve Zaillian & Ken Lonergan [Gangs of NY], Alfonso & Carlos Cuaron [Y Tu Mama Tambien] and Todd Haynes [Far From Heaven]

OTHERS
Animated: Spirited Away
Documentary: Bowling For Columbine

Adaptation gets the Best Pic nod, leaving Cage out to dry in the Actor race. About Schmidt also loses a B.P. spot due to the acting & script recognition. Polanski & the Pianist largely ignored, leaving Adrien Brody getting a nod for Best Actor (and well deserved, too).



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Since: 4.1.02
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Best Picture
Adaptation, Chicago, The Hours, Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, The Pianist

Best Director
Stephen Daldry/The Hours, Peter Jackson/Lord of the Rings, Spike Jonze/Adaptation, Rob Marshall/Chicago, Martin Scorsese/Gangs of New York

Best Actor
Adrian Brody/The Pianist, Nicolas Cage/Adaptation, Michael Caine/The Quiet American, Daniel Day-Lewis/Gangs of New York, Jack Nicholson/About Schmidt

Best Actress
Salma Hayek/Frida, Nicole Kidman/The Hours, Julianne Moore/Far From Heaven, Meryl Streep/The Hours, Renee Zellweger/Chicago

Best Supporting Actor
Chris Cooper/Adaptation, Paul Newman/Road to Perdition, Dennis Quaid/Far From Heaven, John C. Reilly/Chicago, Christopher Walken/Catch Me If You Can

Best Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates/About Schmidt, Queen Latifah/Chicago, Julianne Moore/The Hours, Meryl Streep/Adaptation, Catherine Zeta-Jones/Chicago

Best Adapted Screenplay
Charlie and Donald Kaufman/Adaptation, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor/About Schmidt, Bill Condon/Chicago, David Hare/The Hours, Chris Weitz and Peter Hedges/About a Boy

Best Original Screenplay
Antwone Fisher/Antwone Fisher, Nia Vardalos/My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Todd Haynes/Far From Heaven, Pedro Almodovar/Talk to Her, P.T. Anderson/Punch-Drunk Love

Best Animated Feature
Ice Age, Lilo & Stitch, Spirited Away, The Wild Thornberrys

Best Original Song
The Hands That Build America/U2, from Gangs of New York
Lose Yourself/Eminem, from 8 Mile
Something to Talk About/Badly Drawn Boy, from About a Boy
Die Another Day/Madonna, from 007: Die Another Day
Father and Daughter/Paul Simon, from The Wild Thornberrys



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PICTURE:
Chicago
LOTR
Hours
Gangs
Greek Wedding

DIRECTOR:
Chicago
Hours
Gangs
LOTR
Adaptation

ACTOR:
Cage
Nicholson
Day-Lewis
Caine
Rockwell

ACTRESS:
Streep (hours)
Moore (far from heaven)
Lane
Kidman (hours)
Zellweger (chicago)

I think we had this debate before, but I don't think Spirited Away is eligible for the awards, either it being released in Japan in 2001 or it not being submitted as Japan's entry for Foreign Film. I could be wrong. I HOPE I'm wriong.




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Spirited Away can get the nod since its being released (although in limited release) throughout America this year. They must really be hurting for good animated flicks because Spirit (that one about the horse) and Treasure Island were also included for the nominations.

Meh... I guess they've already announced the finalists?
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