View Poll Results: Which film do you predict will win "Best Picture"?

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  • Munich

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  • Brokeback Mountain

    15 55.56%
  • Crash

    10 37.04%
  • Good Night And Good Luck

    2 7.41%
  • Capote

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    The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    I'm surprised I haven't seen this before now...about 36 hours before Hollywood's biggest broken arm for slapping itself on the back.

    Who are you picking in the major categories, and, if different, who or what would you like to see win? Include short "bullet" points if you want -

    Feel free to add any category you wish (too numerous to list em all here).

    I'll start...My pick and choice are the same unless otherwise noted.

    Best Picture pick - Brokeback Mountain
    My choice - Good Night And Good Luck

    Best Directing - CRASH
    (EDIT - my choice, George Clooney, GNGL)

    Best Actor - Heath Ledger (EDIT my choice - David Strathairn, GNGL)
    Note: Edits made after another viewing of GNGL Saturday evening)

    Best Actress - Reese Witherspoon (I wouldn't be dissappointed with Felicity Huffman but Reese is my choice)

    Best Supporting Actor - Matt Dillon (CRASH)
    my choice - Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man)

    Best Supporting Actress - Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
    My choice - Rachel Weisz, Constant Gardener

    Animated Feature - Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
    (Admittedly I haven't seen Howl's Moving Castle which I'm told is excellent)

    Documentary - March Of the Penguins
    (my choice - Murderball)

    Cinematography - Brokeback Mountain (not even close in this category IMHO)

    Visual effects - My pick and my choice...Chronicles Of Narnia

    There you go....the pre-game envelopes, please...
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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    The top picks are what I 'think' will win, the bottom choice is my pick if different.

    Best Picture pick - Brokeback Mountain
    My choice - Crash

    Best Directing - CRASH

    Best Actor - PSH
    My choice - Joaquin Phoenix

    Best Actress - Reese Witherspoon

    Best Supporting Actor - Matt Dillon (CRASH)
    My Choice - Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man)

    Best Supporting Actress - Rachel Weisz, Constant Gardener

    Animated Feature - Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
    My Choice - Wallace and Gromit

    Documentary - March Of the Penguins

    Cinematography - Brokeback Mountain

    Visual effects - Chronicles Of Narnia

    Sadly, IMO the music choices this year suck.


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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiobarry
    Documentary - March Of the Penguins
    (my choice - Murderball)
    Dear RB,

    I think that Murderball was a nominee last year, but it was released wide this year.

    As for the rest, well...

    BEST PIC: Brokeback Mountain

    BEST ACTOR: P.S. Hoffman for Capote

    BEST ACTRESS: Greasy Reesy Witherspoon ("My great, great grandfather signed the Declaration!")

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Matt Dillion

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Undecided

    BEST ANIMATED, FEATURE LENGTH: Wallace and Grommit


    That's all I can think of now. I'll be watching, that's for sure. I'm so envious of you, being right there in Cali to see this stuff as it happens. Here? We are the Time-Delay region of the Rockies. What else can I do? TiVO anyone?

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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    In the night's typical order:

    Best Supporting Actress
    Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener

    Best Supporting Actor
    George Clooney - Syriana

    Best Original Screenplay
    Good Night, And Good Luck
    George Clooney & Grant Heslov

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Brokeback Mountain
    Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana

    Best Actress
    Reese Witherspoon - Walk The Line
    (not without the amazing performance of Joaquin Phoenix)

    Best Actor
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
    (not without the quiet brilliance of Clifton Collins Jr.'s performance)

    Best Director
    Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain
    (my choice Clooney, for creating the time machine/time bomb, Good Night, And Good Luck, depicting an American era not far gone and very close at hand today.)

    Best Picture
    Brokeback Mountain
    (all the films in this category are outstanding and the nomination truly is the honour. Walk The Line should have been included.)
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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    Ok here goes:

    Best Picture pick - Brokeback Mountain
    But I'd prefer my choice - Good Night And Good Luck (saw this film and really liked it)

    Best Directing - Brokeback Mountain
    My preference - Crash, cyuae it's just a great film

    Best Actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Best Actress - Reese Witherspoon (Though I think it's going to be close with Felicity Huffman)

    Best Supporting Actor - I am so torn between Matt and Paul, seriously. It could go either way, but don't count George out on this one either.


    Best Supporting Actress - Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

    Animated Feature - Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

    Documentary - I have not seen any of them, so I can't honestly predicct, but for popularity sake...March of the Penguins


    Cinematography - Brokeback Mountain (While this movie will win, I'd be very happy to see GN and GL take it)


    Original Screenplay: Good Night and Good Luck (such a great film)

    Adapted Screenplay: Brokeback Mountain
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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    I will be very surprised if the following don't win:

    Best Supporting Actress
    Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener

    Best Supporting Actor
    Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man


    Best Actress

    Reese Witherspoon - Walk The Line


    Best Actor
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote

    Best Director
    Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain


    Best Picture
    Brokeback Mountain
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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Roo719
    Dear RB,

    I'll be watching, that's for sure. I'm so envious of you, being right there in Cali to see this stuff as it happens. Here? We are the Time-Delay region of the Rockies. What else can I do? TiVO anyone?

    Peace out,
    Roo
    Roo - I'm about 80 miles and the lack of an invitation/limo/tuxedo/gift bag away, so I'll be watching just like you - and it's my impression that ABC is showing this live in all time zones of the continental US starting at 5pm Pacific, etc...- no? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    And just for the record...

    I think that Murderball was a nominee last year, but it was released wide this year.
    Nominess according to oscar.com:

    Best documentary feature

    "Darwin's Nightmare" (International Film Circuit) Hubert Sauper
    A Mille et Une Production

    "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" Alex Gibney and Jason Kliot
    (Magnolia Pictures)
    An HDNet Films Production

    "March of the Penguins" (Warner Independent Pictures) Luc Jacquet and Yves Darondeau
    A Bonne Pioche Production

    "Murderball" (THINKFilm) Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro
    An Eat Films Production

    "Street Fight" Marshall Curry
    A Marshall Curry Production

    Let the envelopes continue...vote early...vote oft...well, at least once...

    Thanks,

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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    Just thought I'd point out that I made a couple of changes to my picks in the first post - check them out.
    I'd like to get as many votes as possible from MC'ers, lets see how we stack up against the actual results.

    Polls close at 5pm Pacific, Sunday.

    Thank you,

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    PS...Why is it that "Munich" is getting so little buzz? (Besides the fact I didn't think it was Spielberg's best effort by a LONG SHOT)
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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    I never saw any of the films that were nominated so I honestly don't care. I doubt I'm going to even watch.

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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster
    I never saw any of the films that were nominated so I honestly don't care. I doubt I'm going to even watch.
    Aimster - so far at least that seems to be a prevailing feeling here on this board, and among most people, and it's understandable. While all of these films are good to very good IMHO, there's not a box office bonanza among them.

    And that's partially because, as I've stated in other threads, these movies are almost all statement, or agenda-driven.

    The Academy has always liked those types of movies, but it seems to me that there have been bigger box office hits also in the mix for most past Oscars.

    I should have included Don't know/Don't care in the poll.

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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiobarry
    Roo - I'm about 80 miles and the lack of an invitation/limo/tuxedo/gift bag away, so I'll be watching just like you - and it's my impression that ABC is showing this live in all time zones of the continental US starting at 5pm Pacific, etc...- no? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    And just for the record...



    Nominess according to oscar.com:

    Best documentary feature

    "Darwin's Nightmare" (International Film Circuit) Hubert Sauper
    A Mille et Une Production

    "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" Alex Gibney and Jason Kliot
    (Magnolia Pictures)
    An HDNet Films Production

    "March of the Penguins" (Warner Independent Pictures) Luc Jacquet and Yves Darondeau
    A Bonne Pioche Production

    "Murderball" (THINKFilm) Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro
    An Eat Films Production

    "Street Fight" Marshall Curry
    A Marshall Curry Production

    Let the envelopes continue...vote early...vote oft...well, at least once...

    Thanks,

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    Whoops. I hate it when I go from poor memory and not from fact. Hope I didn't offend. Your avatar is pretty creepy looking.

    80 miles is still closer than me, four gazillion states away!

    Peace to you,
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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Roo719
    Whoops. I hate it when I go from poor memory and not from fact. Hope I didn't offend. Your avatar is pretty creepy looking.

    80 miles is still closer than me, four gazillion states away!

    Peace to you,
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    Not at all, my friend, not at all! Just more evidence how "tongue-in-cheek" doesn't always translate well across these pages.

    And since you mentioned it, my avatar is not, as might be commonly thought, my senior class picture (LOL) .

    Actually, it's from a "Twilight Zone" episode where earth is invaded by these giant creatures, who say that they come in peace...and to serve man.

    They invite earthlings to come visit their planet, and leave behind a book on their "humanitarian" efforts (the visitors never return BTW).

    It's not until later that someone actually translates the book, and discovers that..."To Serve Man" is actually...a cookbook !

    Rod Serling was a genius. I am a certifiable "Zonie".

    Now back to your regularly scheduled thread.

    Thank you,

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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    I thought it was from the Outer Limits episode where they zoomed one man through time (but he stayed here) so they could see the effects of evolution on the human body. He got a huge cranium and six fingers and gained ESP powers. He eventually tried to take over the world, but I can't remember beyond that.

    I know of the episode, however.

    So, what did you think of the Oscars?

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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    Too late to vote for Crash? lol






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    Re: The Very Unofficial Academy Awards Pre-Game Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Roo719
    I thought it was from the Outer Limits episode where they zoomed one man through time (but he stayed here) so they could see the effects of evolution on the human body. He got a huge cranium and six fingers and gained ESP powers. He eventually tried to take over the world, but I can't remember beyond that.

    I know of the episode, however.

    So, what did you think of the Oscars?

    peace,
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    Roo - rather than being redundant, I'd like to direct you to the other Oscar thread where I gave a rundown of my thoughts...fair enough?

    Thanks,

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