Little Gold Bald Dudes

Posted by Jim on Feb 24th, 2008
Feb 24

It’s Oscar night!  Here’s my list of who I hope wins tonight. [At least in the categories where I have an opinion.  Once again, I managed to miss all of the best documentary shorts.]

  • Actor – Johnny Depp
  • Supporting Actor – Javier Bardem
  • Actress – Ellen Page
  • Supporting Actress – Cate Blanchett
  • Animated Feature – Persepolis
  • Art Direction – Sweeney Todd
  • Cinematography – No Country for Old Men/Assassination of Jesse James (Rger Deakins is nominated for both films)
  • Costume Design – Atonement
  • Directing – Jason Reitman for Juno (but really, I’d be happy to see any of the nominees win, they are all so talented)
  • Editing – No Country for Old Men
  • Score – Michael Giacchino (I want him to win because his work for the Bad Robot productions is so great, not because I remember the music in Ratatouille being exceptional;  if we were going for a memorable score, Dario Marianelli’s work in Atonement really stands out)
  • Song – Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova for “Falling Slowly” (I think Alan Menken might suffer from overexposure with his three nominations from one film tonight, but it isn’t without precedent for him to win.  He had three nominations and took home the statue in 1991 for Beauty and the Beast)
  • Picture – Juno
  • Adapted Writing – Sarah Polley (How awesome would it be for Sarah Polley to win this?  If not here, I wouldn’t mind seeing PTA or the Coens win)
  • Original Writing – Brad Bird (I liked Juno a lot [see Best Picture], but Brad Bird is just too great to not root for)