It's that time of year again! Yesterday, thousands of nominations were mailed to the Academy members, which let's us know that in just a few weeks, people will be gathered around the water cooler at their work, discussing this year's…(oops, I should still say 'next year's) Oscar Nominees.
Yahoo!News gives us this:
Accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers counted, sorted and numbered the ballots before the massive mail-out. Voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have until Jan. 12, 2008, to return the forms.
Nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 22. The awards will be presented Feb. 24 at the Kodak Theatre.
Despite the writer's strike, it seems that the biggest award ceremony will still go on. This will definitely be a show I will be watching, because it will either be fantastic or it will be a total and utter mess. (I don't want to miss that!)
So, let's pretend you readers are members of the Academy. Who would YOU nominate and what are your predictions?
User comment: By: Max McCormickWell, as far as actor goes, Daniel Day Lewis most definitely. He is one of my favoitre actors. And I think that this is going to really be his next oscar after the mindblowing "My Left Foot" in 1988.
Visit here to subscribe to these commentsUser comment: By: RossOkay here are my predictions (#= winner,*= MY choice) Best Picture - No Country for Old Med - Atonement# - There Will Be Blood - Gone Baby Gone - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford* Best Director - The Coen Brothers (No Country for Old Men) - Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) - Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) - Joe Wright (Atonement)# - Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd) Best Actor - Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)# - Emil Hirsch (Into The Wild) - Christian Bale (Rescue Dawn) - Brad Pitt (The Assassination of Jesse James)* - George Clooney (Michael Clayton) Best Actress - Keira Knightley (Atonement) - Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)* - Ellen Page (Juno)# - Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) - Keri Russell (Waitress) Best Supporting Actor - Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises) - Steve Zahn (Rescue Dawn) - Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James)* - Ed Harris (Gone Baby Gone) - Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)# Best Supporting Actress - Michelle Monaghan (Gone Baby Gone) - Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There)# - Naomi Watts (Eastern Promises) - Meryl Streep (Lions for Lambs) - Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)* Best Original Screenplay - Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)* - Ridley Scott (American Gangster) - Steve Knight (Eastern Promises) - Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited) - Diablo Cody (Juno)# Best Adapted Screenplay - The Coen Brothers (No Country For Old Men)# - John Logan (Sweeney Todd) - James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) - Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James)* - Christopher Hampton (Atonement) Best Animated Film - The Simpsons Movie - Ratatouille#* - Shrek the Third - Bee Movie - Beowulf Best Cinematography - Roger Deakins (The Assassination of Jesse James)#* - Seamus McGarvey (Atonement) - Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men) - Eric Gautier (Into The Wild) - Peter Zeitlinger (Rescue Dawn) Best Score - Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (The Assassination of Jesse James)* - Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood)# - Alexandre Desplat (Lust, Caution) - Klaus Badelt (Rescue Dawn) - Dario Marianelli (Atonement) Best Sound - There Will Be Blood - The Assassination of Jesse James* - Easter Promises - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street# - I'm Not There Best Visual Effects - Transformers#* - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Spider-Man 3 - Sunshine - 300