Thursday, December 14, 2006

Oscarliciousness 3

Who I'd nominate right this moment, based solely on what I've actually seen. [Clarification: these are my personal picks. Apparently some people couldn't figure that out for themselves.]

The Departed
The Queen
Little Children
Thank You for Smoking

Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed
Matt Damon - The Departed
Aaron Eckhart - Thank You for Smoking
Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat

Helen Mirren - The Queen
Penelope Cruz - Volver
Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet - Little Children
Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine

Supporting Actor
Jack Nicholson - The Departed
Mark Wahlberg - The Departed
Michael Sheen - The Queen
Jackie Earle Haley - Little Children
Steve Carell - Little Miss Sunshine

Supporting Actress*
Carmen Maura - Volver
Emily Blunt - The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep - A Prairie Home Companion
Toni Colette - Little Miss Sunshine

Martin Scorcese - The Departed
Stephen Frears - The Queen
Pedro Almodovar - Volver
Robert Altman - A Prairie Home Companion**
Sofia Coppola - Marie Antoinette

Screenplay (not splitting, sue me)
The Departed
The Queen
Thank You for Smoking
Little Children

A Scanner Darkly

*I can't come up with 5 performances that echo strongly enough with me to slot here.
**Not because he's dead, either.
***There were only 2 I had an interest in seeing this year, and both exceeded my expectations.

Still to see: Half Nelson, Dreamgirls, Letters from Iwo Jima, Notes on a Scandal, The History Boys, United 93
Still not to see: Babel, Blood Diamond, Bobby
On the fence: Venus, The Pursuit of Happyness

Rinko Kikuchi kicks everyone's ass in Babel. i'd love to see her win Best Supporting Actress.
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