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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Time of the Season

Yeah, been real busy with the holidays quickly approaching. Don't expect too many, if any updates for the next couple days. Anyway, here are the updated charts. Enjoy!

Golden Globes Predictions 12/24
BEST ACTOR - DRAMA: Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
BEST ACTRESS - DRAMA: Julie Christie, "Away from Her"
BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd"
BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There" (Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone")
BEST DIRECTOR: Ethan and Joel Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
BEST SCREENPLAY: Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Dario Marianelli, "Atonement"
BEST ORIGNAL SONG: "Walk Hard", "Walk Hard"
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

Updated Oscar BEST PICTURE 12/24
The Nominees:
1. (1) "Atonement"
2. (2) "No Country for Old Men"
3. (5) "Michael Clayton"
4. (4) "There Will Be Blood"
5. (3) "Sweeney Todd"
On the Bubble:
6. (8) "Into the Wild"
7. (6) "Juno"
8. (-) "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
9. (7) "American Gangster"
The Outsiders:
10. (9)"Charlie Wilson's War"
11. (10) "The Great Debaters"
Big momentum going on with "Into the Wild" after the SAG Nominations. Don't count out that film. Weak box office from "Sweeney Todd" is somewhat of a concern, but it came out to solid reviews. I've pretty much eliminated "Charlie Wilson" and "Great Debaters", but never say never. "Blood" opens up next week, so that should be really interesting how the public reacts to it. I'm beginning to like "Michael Clayton" more and more. Still, my favorites are "Atonement" and "No Country".

Random Oscar Thoughts:

- Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises) is for real after getting a SAG nomination. So is Catherine Keener ("Into the Wild").
- "Michael Clayton" is picking up more steam and George Clooney, not Johnny Depp is Daniel Day-Lewis' biggest threat.
- "Atonement" could very well not garner any acting nominations. Keira Knightley getting shafting by SAG was not a good sign.
- Best Supporting Actress is really shaping up to be "The Race" this year with Cate Blanchett vs. Amy Ryan. It's a dead heat.
- What's going to happen if the strike is still going on in February (very likely)? I can't imagine the Oscars not being televised. That would be a sad day in my life.

On a side note, I've got to see some more of these films, but I haven't been able to get out to the theater. Not making excuses, but it is the holidays.

Happy Christmas from Mikey Filmmaker

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