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So, the nominations will be announced tomorrow... I am pretty much bored to tears with this year's potentials, but tradition took over and forced me to make a list... so here goes...

2007 Oscar Nomination Predictions

Best Picture:
The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine
Dreamgirls
Babel
The Queen

Odd Man Out:
United 93
Letters From Iwo Jima

Best Actor:
Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Departed (or for Blood Diamond – SAG classified Leo as Supporting in The Departed and Lead in Blood Diamond)
Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness
Peter O’Tool – Venus
Ryan Gosling – Half Nelson

Odd Man Out:
Sacha Baren Cohen – Borat


Best Actress:
Helen Miren – The Queen
Judy Dench – Notes on A Scandal
Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet – Little Children
Penelope Cruz – Volver

Odd Man Out:
NONE


Best Supporting Actor:
Eddie Murphy – Dreamgirls
Alan Arkin – Little Miss Sunshine
Jackie Earl Haley – Little Children
Djimon Hounsou – Blood Diamond
Brad Pitt – Babel

Odd Man Out:
Jack Nicholson – The Departed
(I’m torn… Pitt and Nicholson are going head to head for the 5th spot here, and I think the voters may be tired of nominating Jack for playing Jack… whereas Pitt made a departure from his norm.)


Best Supporting Actress:
Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls
Cate Blanchett – Notes on a Scandal (or Babel; or The Good German)
Adrianna Barraza – Babel
Rinko Kikuchi – Babel
Abigail Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine

Odd Man Out:
NONE


Best Director:
Martin Scorsese – The Departed
Bill Condon – Dreamgirls
Stephen Frears – The Queen
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Babel
Clint Eastwood – Letters From Iwo Jima

Odd Man Out:
Paul Greengrass – United 93
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris – Little Miss Sunshine

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Best Original Screenplay:
The Queen
Little Miss Sunshine
Babel
Volver
United 93

Odd Man Out:
Letters from Iwo Jima


Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Departed
Little Children
Thank You For Smoking
Notes on A Scandal
Dreamgirls

Odd Man Out:
The Devil Wears Prada

Date: 2007-01-23 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annewashere.livejournal.com
I think they nominated Letters from Iwo Jima instead of Dreamgirls so they could give best director to Scorcese while saying, well, Clint was nominated for best picture!

I really hate Clint Eastwood.

Also, good call on the Actor category. But wow, Mark Wahlberg? I don't blame you for not getting that one.

Date: 2007-01-23 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mjschaef.livejournal.com
Frankly, I thought Dreamgirls was an absolutely horrible film and am quite happy that it did not get the nominations in the picture and director categories. Though Jennifer Hudson is going to be a star - she is remarkable.

I also really hate Eastwood... with a mad, seething, driving passion. I haven't seen either of his movies from this year, so I can't really comment on their merits, except to say that I imagine they are the same crap he usually does.

I'm not shocked about Mark Wahlberg... he got a lot of praise for this role, and a Golden Globe Nomination. However, I thought his performance was just a string of profanity... scenery chewing to be sure, but not my idea of award caliber acting. I guess Brad Pitt will have to make due with another year of staring at his girlfriend's Oscar.

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