CM; reid; before the wave

My predictions. Through 10.

Picture:
1. The Departed
2. Dreamgirls
3. Flags of Our Fathers
4. The Queen
5. The Good Shepherd
6. Babel
7. Little Miss Sunshine
8. Volver
9. Little Children
10.The Good German

Actor:
1. Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland
2. O’Toole – Venus
3. Dicaprio – Blood Diamond (or the Departed)
4. Gosling – Half Nelson
5. Damon – The Good Shepherd
6. Clooney – The Good German
7. Patrick Wilson – Little Children
8. Nicholas Cage – World Trade Center
9. Jude Law – Breaking and Entering
10.Derek Luke – Catch a Fire

Actress:
1. Mirren – The Queen
2. Cruz – Volver
3. Winslet – Little Children
4. Streep – The Devil Wears Prada
5. Dench – Notes on a Scandal
6. Blanchett – The Good German
7. Gyllenhaal – Sherrybaby
8. Mol – The Notorious Bettie Page
9. Bening – Running With Scissors
10.Judd – Come Early Morning

Supporting Actor:
1. Murphy – Dreamgirls
2. Nicholson – The Departed
3. Sheen – The Queen
4. Dicaprio – The Departed (might be lead)
5. Beach – Flags of Our Fathers
6. Arkin – Little Miss Sunshine
7. Pitt – Babel
8. Haley – Little Children
9. Affleck – Hollywoodland
10.Nighy – Notes on a Scandal

Supporting Actress:
1. Hudson – Dreamgirls
2. Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine
3. Barazza – Babel
4. Kicuhci – Babel
5. Blanchett – Notes on a Scandal
6. Farmiga – The Departed
7. Somerville – Little Children
8. Thomspon – Stranger than Fiction
9. Maura - Volver
10.Clayburgh – Running With Scissors

Director:
1. Scorsese - The Departed
2. Condon - Dreamgirls
3. Frears - The Queen
4. Almodovar - Volver
5. Eastwood - Flags o0f our Fathers
6. Innaritu - Babel
7. Field - Little Children
8. Soderbergh - The Good German
9. Del Toro - Pan's Labrynth
10.Greengrass - United 93
mr. turtle

BOO-YAH!

Crash won the Oscar. I'm glad that Ang Lee took home the Oscar for Best Director, but c'mon. Two films, both raise important social issues. But Crash was the better made film overall. YAY!!! I didn't think the Oscar people could surprise us much.

Kudos to John for making fun of WTL and all the damn montages, and keeping the night enjoyable. Seriously, if they could afford all the montage/commercial time, couldn't they give the award receivers sufficient time to talk?

Steve Carell and Will Ferrell were awesome as well. What the hell was Ben Stiller thinking?

And, "It's Hard to Be A Pimp?" WTF? That was terrible. The Crash song was beautiful. I cracked up so hard when one of the Rappers thanked Jesus. So nice to know Jesus cares about pimps, and the many hardships they face.
mr. turtle

Riddle Me This, Batman....

How is it that in 2000, Gladiator won the Oscar for "Best Film", and Batman Begins doesn't even get its foot in the door this year? Honestly, Gladiator was just boring aside from the battles. Just endless talks about the future of "The Republic" and then the stupidest ending they could've hoped for. Batman Begins is brilliance; the only negative part of it was Katie Holmes in one or two spots.