The Oscars are tonight. Predict the winners. Or don't, see if I care...
LEAD ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman [Capote] SUPPORTING ACTOR: George Clooney [Syriana] LEAD ACTRESS: Reese Witherspoon [Walk the Line] SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rachel Weisz [The Constant Gardener] ANIMATED FEATURE: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit ART DIRECTION: Grant Major, Dan Hennah & Simon Bright [King Kong] CINEMATOGRAPHY: Rodrigo Prieto [Brokeback Mountain] COSTUME DESIGN: Arianne Phillips [Walk the Line] DIRECTOR: Ang Lee [Brokeback Mountain] DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Murderball DOCUMENTARY SHORT: God Sleeps in Rwanda FILM EDITING: Michael Kahn [Munich] FOREIGN FILM: Tsotsi MAKE-UP: David Leroy & Lance Anderson [Cinderella Man] ORIGINAL SCORE: Gustavo Santaolatta [Brokeback Mountain] ORIGINAL SONG: Kathleen "Bird" York & Michael Becker; "In The Deep" [Crash] PICTURE: Crash ANIMATED SHORT: One Man Band LIVE ACTION SHORT: Our Time Is Up SOUND EDITING: Richard King [War of the Worlds] SOUND MIXING: Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill & Peter F. Kurland [Walk the Line] VISUAL EFFECTS: Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul, Christian Rivers & Richard Taylor [King Kong] ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Larry McMurty & Diana Ossana [Brokeback Mountain] ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: George Clooney & Grant Heslov [Good Night, And Good Luck]
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Bold choice of Crash for the big one, Freeway. I pray thats not the case.
PICTURE: Brokeback Mountain DIRECTOR: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain LEAD ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote LEAD ACTRESS: Reese Witherspoon, Walk The Line SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardner ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco, Crash ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Dan Futterman, Capote CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Elswit, Good Night, And Good Luck EDITING: Hughes Winborn, Crash ART DIRECTION: Grant Major, Dan Hennah, Simon Bright King Kong COSTUME DESIGN: Arianne Phillips, Walk The Line ORIGINAL SCORE: Alberto Iglesias, The Constant Gardner ORIGINAL SONG: Kathleen York & Michael Becker, "In The Deep", Crash MAKE-UP: David Leroy, Lance Anderson, Cinderella Man SOUND EDITING: Richard Kind, War Of The Worlds ANIMATED FEATURE: Wallace & Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit FOREIGN FEATURE: Tsotsi BEST DOCUMENTARY: Street Fight BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: God Sleeps In Rwanda BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Badgered BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT: Six Shooter
To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
PICTURE: Brokeback Mt. DIRECTOR: Ang Lee LEAD ACTOR: Hoffman LEAD ACTRESS: Witherspoon SUPPORTING ACTOR: Clooney SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Adams (Honsestly, I'd be *amazed* if it was Adams. But her performance was my favorite by far of the five, and there's frequently an upset in this category, so I am hoping...)
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Crash ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Brokeback Mt. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Good Night VISUAL EFFECTS: King Kong EDITING: Crash ART DIRECTION: Memoirs of a Geisha COSTUME DESIGN: Pride & Prejudice ORIGINAL SCORE: Geisha ORIGINAL SONG: "In The Deep" MAKE-UP: Narnia SOUND EDITING: King Kong SOUND MIXING: Walk the Line ANIMATED FEATURE: W & G FOREIGN FEATURE: Tsotsi BEST DOCUMENTARY: March of the Penguins BEST ANIMATED SHORT: One Man Band
Hey, it's the "total guess" section! BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Kevin Carter BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT: Ausreisser
Last 5 movies seen: Howl's Moving Castle - 7 Men From Now - The Hobart Shakespeareans - The Ice Harvest - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
I liked the first Holmes more overall, but A Game of Shadows (backofthehead.com) has a truly awesome third act confrontation between Holmes and Moriarty that overrode how bored I was with the action in the first half of the movie.