Monday, February 28, 2005

Oscar Fare

How did I do on my predictions?!?! I’m sure you wait with baited breath!!! Yet again Marty cried into his popcorn – when will Oscar shine on him? Another sad chapter in the book of crap awards ceremonies!

Here’s what I said, and here’s what bleedin’ happened…

Best Actor: Don Cheadle; Johnny Depp; Leonardo DiCaprio; Clint Eastwood; Jamie Foxx.

SHOULD: Leonardo DiCaprio
WILL: Jamie Foxx
DID: Jamie Foxx

Supporting Actor: Alan Alda, Thomas Haden Church, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Clive Owen.

SHOULD: Clive Owen (he’s been around soooo long!)
Morgan Freeman
DID: Morgan Freeman

Best Actress: Annette Bening, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Imelda Staunton, Hilary Swank, Kate Winslet.

SHOULD: Kate Winslet
WILL: Annette Bening
DID: Hilary Swank

Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, Virginia Madsen, Sophie Okenedo, Natalie Portman.

SHOULD: Natalie Portman (but I do love Laura!!)
Laura Linney
DID: Cate Blanchett

Animated Feature:
The Incredibles, Shark Tale, Shrek 2.

SHOULD: The Incredibles
The Incredibles
DID: The Incredibles

Cinematography: The Aviator, House of Flying Daggers, The Passion of the Christ, The Phantom of the Opera, A Very Long Engagement.

SHOULD: The Aviator
The Aviator
DID: The Aviator

Costume Design: The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Lemony Snicket’s …, Ray, Troy.

SHOULD: Lemony Snicket
DID: The Aviator

Best Director: The Aviator, Million Dollar Baby, Ray, Sideways, Vera Drake

SHOULD: Clint Eastwood
WILL: Martin Scorcese
DID: Clint Eastwood

Documentary: Born into Brothels, The Story of the Weeping Camel, Super Size Me, Tupac: Resurrection, Twist of Faith.

The Story of the Weeping Camel
DID: Born into Brothels

Film Editing: The Aviator, Collateral, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Baby, Ray.

SHOULD: The Aviator
WILL: Million Dollar Baby
DID: The Aviator

Foreign Language Film: As it is in Heaven, The Chorus, Downfall, The Sea Inside, Yesterday.

SHOULD: The Motorcycle Diaries
WILL: Don’t care
DID: The Sea Inside (still don’t bleedin’ care)

Makeup: Lemony Snicket’s…, The Passion of the Christ, The Sea Inside.

SHOULD: The Passion
WILL: Lemony Snicket
DID: Lemony Snicket

Best Picture: The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Baby, Ray, Sideways.

SHOULD: The Aviator
WILL: Million Dollar Baby
DID: Million Dollar Baby

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Before Sunset, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Baby, The Motorcycle Diaries, Sideways.

SHOULD: The Motorcycle Diaries
WILL: Finding Neverland
DID: Sideways

Writing (Original Screenplay): The Aviator, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hotel Rwanda, The Incredibles, Vera Drake.

SHOULD: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
WILL: The Aviator
DID: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Well……I did ok, I suppose. Guess I really underestimated the Academy’s burning hatred of Marty Scorcese, though, didn't I, huh? Huh? HUH?!

And I DIDN’T stay up to watch it!! (Sky had it this year, and I don’t have bloody Sky. So, yes, if BBC had kept it, I would have stayed up!). I DID, however, buy Empire.

One out of two ain’t bad!

And my prediction score is…dun dun dun…a very very POOR 6 out of 15. Although I was happy to be wrong on a few of those…Best Original Screenplay for Eternal Sunshine? Well deserved! And some of my 'shoulds' came out above my 'wills' I was right in spirit, if not in excecution! (The best kind of right - morally right!)

See you next year…

1 comment:

al said...

i think you did very well, my little, and far more attractive, mistic meg!