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Academy Awards thread:

  1. Mar 5, 2006 #1

    arildno

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    Who wins? Who loses?
    Post your guesses! :smile:
    Here's a list of the nominees:
    http://www.oscar.com/nominees/list.html
     
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    Crash- best picture
    Reese Witherspoon- Best Actress
    Philip Seymore Hoffman- Best Actor
    Matt Dillon- Best supporting actor
     
  4. Mar 5, 2006 #3

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    Michelle Williams-actress in supporting role
    Ang Lee-directing
     
  5. Mar 5, 2006 #4
    Ang Lee directing

    Philip Seymore Hoffman for actor in a leading role.

    Nope to Reese Witherspoon... :)

    I can't speak about the others since i have not seen all the pictures/performances that were nominated.

    marlon
     
  6. Mar 5, 2006 #5

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    I really hope that "The Constant Gardener" gets a prize or two, say for adapted screenplay.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2006 #6

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    As for documentaries, although I haven't seen it, I believe that "March of the Penguins" will get the award.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2006 #7
    I have seen that documentary and i assure you it is great. I also think it will win the oscar.

    i saw the constant gardener too but i did not really like it.

    marlon
     
  9. Mar 5, 2006 #8

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    I'm not guessing what will win, but what I would vote for.

    Actor in a leading role: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote

    Actor in a supporting role: George Clooney in Syriana

    Actress in a leading role: Charlize Theron in North Country

    Actress in a supporting role: Catherine Keener in Capote

    Animated Feature: Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

    Art Direction: King Kong

    Cinematography: Good Night, and Good Luck

    Costume Design: Memoirs of a Geisha

    Directing: Brokeback Mountain

    Documentary Feature: Murderball

    Film Editing: Cinderella Man

    Makeup: Revenge of the Sith

    Score: Brokeback Mountain

    Best Picture: Capote

    Sound Editing: War of the Worlds

    Sound Mixing: War of the Worlds

    Visual Effects: King Kong

    Adapted Screeplay: Capote

    Original Screenplay: The Squid and the Whale
     
  10. Mar 6, 2006 #9

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    Well, they agreed with me on six of the awards. The only real complaints are Rachel Weisz for supporting actress (very small part, very one-dimensional, good enough but unchallenging role) and Crash for best picture and screenplay, especially the screenplay win. I thought the movie was terribly sensationalistic and gave a very narrow view of race relations in Los Angeles, like a series of news bites. I prefer depth to breadth, and real plot structure to cheap literary devices. Sorry to anyone that liked that film, but I was very unimpressed with it. I don't generally like pontificational movies that try to tell you what to think. I will say this for it: it was full of terrific scenes, and did have some good performances from the ensemble, especially Terence Howard and Michael Pena.

    Oh well. The only award I really cared about was best actor. Philip Seymour Hoffman has been one of my favorite actors for a long time now and I'm glad to see him getting some recognition. I was thrilled when I first saw the Capote trailer to see that he had finally gotten a leading role. Not surprisingly, he nailed it.
     
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