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    2006 Oscar favorites

    I don't know if anyone keeps a tally of votes for the Oscars - and I know that we have until Dec 31 for all movies to be considered.

    Do we want to start our picks now?

    I believe it's 5 for each catagory
    Best Actress, Best Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Animated Movie, Best Costume/Wardrobe (any other catagories you want to add?)

    Pick your 5 and then put an * next to your winner

    You can change your mind - I'll tally if you guys want

    Should be fun - Who's first????

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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    I usually like some pretty odd stuff. there is yet to be released ones such as "Dreamgirls", "The Good German" (Clooney), and "Miss Potter" (Zellweger) that might come storming forth.

    So...

    I would LIKE to see- Depp for Pirates, or Spacey for Superman returns, but due to the "Fluffiness" of the roles, I dont think it will happen. (Depp was better in the first pirates anyway) Clooney in "The Good German" isn't out yet.

    I hear Zellweger is awesome as Beatrix Potter, and Beyonce Knowles in Dreamgirls...but those aren't out yet.

    Animated? Cars by a hubcap over Happy Feet.

    Documentary- "An Inconveinient Truth" should give Gore an Oscar. Pretty Amazing.
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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    Quote Originally Posted by PanTheMan View Post
    Documentary- "An Inconveinient Truth" should give Gore an Oscar. Pretty Amazing.
    Would Gore really get the Oscar? "...receipt of a statuette shall be limited to two persons, one of whom must be the credited director who exercised directorial control, and the other of whom must have a producer or director credit." (Rule 12, section IX, #1 from AMPAS Rules).

    Gore is not a producer or director of the film according to imdb. So, he'd get the Oscar symbolically at best right?

    I can't make any guesses just yet, not when so many of what we'll so nominated hasn't opened wide to the public yet. Once I see some of these "Oscar worthy" movies that are coming our way this month I'll make my guesses.

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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    You are right. Gore wrote the book. "Adapted" it to the screen, and starred in it, but did not Produce or Direct. (What would a director do in the case of this film?..Not much to Direct) So I am not sure where he would fit in.
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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    ...And Dont Forget Hellen Mirran for "The Queen", and Streep for "The Devil wears Prada"
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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    I don't have time to fill one out, but I want to come back to this later. In case anyone wants a list of categories, you can use this:

    Best Picture
    Best Actor
    Best Actress
    Best Supporting Actor
    Best Supporting Actress
    Best Animated Feature
    Best Art Direction
    Best Cinematography
    Best Costume Design
    Best Directing
    Best Documentary Feature
    Best Documentary Short Subject
    Best Film Editing
    Best Foreign Language Film
    Best Makeup
    Best Original Music Score
    Best Song
    Best Animated Short Film
    Best Live Action Short Film
    Best Sound
    Best Sound Effects Editing
    Best Visual Effects
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Best Original Screenplay

    Of course, you don't have to do them all. Just the interesting ones if you prefer.

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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    Quote Originally Posted by PanTheMan View Post
    ...And Dont Forget Hellen Mirran for "The Queen", and Streep for "The Devil wears Prada"
    Haven't seen "Prada" but I thought Helen Mirran did a wonderful job.

    And I hope that "Flags Of Our Fathers" gets some Oscar attention. I just thought it was so well done. Certainly Clint Eastwood for Best Director. I think the companion "Letters From Iwo Jima" is coming out before the end of the year as well.

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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    I think it will be a tough year - we have Will Smith for Happyness, Clooney for a Good German, Pitt for Babel, DiCaprio and Nicholson for the Departed, and then there is still Forest Whittaker for that docu drama about Amin - the problem with Flag of our Fathers is that it came out too early and usually casts like that cancel each other out for awards, tho Clint for directing is a sure nomination.

    Scorsese <sp?>, the director for Babel and Good German, Clint and lets not count out Emilio Estevez for Bobby, that could be the underdog in a few catagories and come out the winner

    You have Mirran for the Queen (which I think is a shoo in), Blanchett for Good German and Babel, Zellwiger for Beatrix (tho thats an if), Beyonce is an if also - it's early I need coffee to get this one - it was so nice to see so many good actress roles

    I don't think Spacey will get nominated tho I just saw this last night and he was great! but then so was Parker Posey.

    I don't think Pirates will get much attention until the 3rd one, Depp got nominated for the 1st Pirates right? My guess is the 3rd one will be the charm (like LOTR was)

    I think this year will be a good competition year - and boy do I see the competition already - the promotions these actors have started - it seems that everyone is out on every talk show, magazine and premiere, people are careful with what movie they see and spending $10 on a movie it better be good cause the DVD comes out so quickly after now

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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    Wardrobe...Marie Antoinette, no questions asked

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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    http://www.oscarwatch.com/
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    http://www.theoscarigloo.com/
    http://www.moviecitynews.com/
    As you can tell I'm an oscar nut. MovieCityNews is highly recommend for their "gurus of gold" feature which is rarely wrong.

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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    I'll kind of mix what I'm sure of and what I really really want.
    Here we go:

    Best Picture:
    Dreamgirls*
    Babel
    Flags of Our Fathers
    Letters From Iwo Jima (blasted onto the top for taking the top prize at National Board of Review this week. Don't ever doubt Clint Eastwood)
    The Departed
    *Good competition this year, don't count out The Queen, Little Children The Good Shepherd, The Pursuit of Happyness Little Miss Sunshine, United 93, and World Trade Center.

    Best Actor
    Forest Whitaker-The Last King of Scotland*
    Peter O'Toole-Venus
    Will Smith-The Pursuit of Happiness
    Leonardo DiCaprio-Blood Diamond (even thought the accent looks painfully unreal)
    Matt Damon-The Departed* (doubtful)
    *Ryan Gosling for Half Nelson instead of Matt
    *With the rise of Letters From Iwo Jima, Ken Watanabe appears to be in contention. Yipee! Love that guy!

    Best Actress
    Helen Mirren-The Queen*
    Meryl Streep-The Devil Wears Prada
    Penelope Cruz-Volver
    Judi Dench-Notes on a Scandal
    Beyonce Knowles-Dreamgirls* (good chance at nomintaion but a win is highly unlikely, but you have to admit, it would be classic. Can you imagine the philosophical, indie loving film buffs reactions? )
    **Kate Winslet for Little Children is right there, tough race this year.

    Best Supporting Actor
    Jack Nicholson-The Departed* (will get it)
    Eddie Murphy-Dreamgirls* (I would love to see him win)
    Brad Pitt-Babel
    Djimon Honsou-Blood Diamond
    Ben Affleck-Hollywoodland (he has hardly any chance of anything but he absolutely deserves it!)
    *Mark Wahlberg for The Departed and Adam Beach for Flags of Our Fathers are lurking.

    Best Supporting Actress
    Jennifer Hudson-Dreamgirls*
    Rinko Kikuchi-Babel*
    Abigail Breslin-Little Miss Sunshine*
    Cate Blanchett-Notes On a Scandal
    Sharon Stone-Bobby
    *I adore all three of them. I believe Jennifer will take it.

    Best Director
    Clint Eastwood-Flags of Our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima*
    Martin Scorcesse-The Departed*
    Bill Condon-Dreamgirls*
    Pedro Almodovar-Volver
    Alejandro Gonz&#225;lez I&#241;&#225;rritu-Babel
    *It's going to be a very unpredictable year for this category

    Best Animated Feature
    Cars* (close one with Happy Feet nipping at it's tires)
    Happy Feet
    Monster House
    Over the Hedge
    Flushed Away

    Best Art Direction
    Marie Antoinette*
    The Prestige
    Dreamgirls
    Pan's Labryinth
    Flags of Our Fathers

    Best Cinematography
    Flags of Our Fathers*
    Children of Men
    Dreamgirls
    Marie Antionette
    World Trade Center

    Best Costume Design
    Marie Antionette*
    Dreamgirls
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Best Film Editing
    The Departed*
    Dreamgirls
    World Trade Center
    Babel
    United 93

    Best Foreign Language Film
    Letters From Iwo Jima-Japan* (I read somewhere it qualifies, not sure though)
    Volver-Spain*
    Curse of the Golden Flower-China
    The Lives of Others-Germany
    Pan's Labyrinth-Mexico

    Best Makeup
    Marie Antoinette*
    Dreamgirls
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Best Original Score
    Flags of Our Fathers*
    The Da Vinci Code
    Babel
    The Departed
    The Queen

    Best Song
    Listen-Dreamgirls, Beyonce Knowles*
    I Need To Wake Up-An Inconvienient Truth, Melissa Etheridge
    My Little Girl-Flicka, Tim McGraw

    Best Sound
    Dreamgirls
    World Trade Center
    United 93*

    Best Sound Editing
    Happy Feet
    The Departed
    Dreamgirls*

    Best Visual Effects
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    Superman Returns*
    The Prestige

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    The Departed*
    Dreamgirls
    Flags of Our Fathers
    Bobby
    Little Children

    Best Original Screenplay
    Little Miss Sunshine*
    The Queen
    Volver
    Babel
    Venus
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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    Quote Originally Posted by Trac View Post
    I think it will be a tough year - we have Will Smith for Happyness, Clooney for a Good German, Pitt for Babel, DiCaprio and Nicholson for the Departed, and then there is still Forest Whittaker for that docu drama about Amin - the problem with Flag of our Fathers is that it came out too early and usually casts like that cancel each other out for awards, tho Clint for directing is a sure nomination.
    Clooney is not looking good, Nicholson and Pitt are going for Supporting. Flags is flailing but Letters just won the NBR which is huge and it is now looking good for a nom.

    Scorsese <sp?>, the director for Babel and Good German, Clint and lets not count out Emilio Estevez for Bobby, that could be the underdog in a few catagories and come out the winner
    Estevez is out, as much as I like him. Bobby crashed with the critics. Clint, Condon, and Scorcesse are the ones to watch.

    You have Mirran for the Queen (which I think is a shoo in), Blanchett for Good German and Babel, Zellwiger for Beatrix (tho thats an if), Beyonce is an if also - it's early I need coffee to get this one - it was so nice to see so many good actress roles
    Mirren is for the most part locked, yes. Blanchett is going for supporting (which she will lose to Jennifer Hudson). Zellweger isn't getting any buzz. Beyonce is being pushed hard and getting good reviews but it's iffy because she is Beyonce.

    I don't think Pirates will get much attention until the 3rd one, Depp got nominated for the 1st Pirates right? My guess is the 3rd one will be the charm (like LOTR was)
    Just technicals this year I think. Bad reviews doomed it. Johnny might get a golden globe nomintation though.

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    Re: 2006 Oscar favorites

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneySeaFan View Post
    Best Director
    Clint Eastwood-Flags of Our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima*
    Martin Scorcesse-The Departed*
    Bill Condon-Dreamgirls*
    Pedro Almodovar-Volver
    Alejandro González Iñárritu-Babel
    *It's going to be a very unpredictable year for this category
    Scorcesse- Otherwise he will forever become the Susan Lucci of Directors.

    lol...

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    This looks Awesome though....

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html

    NEW YORK (AP) -- "Letters From Iwo Jima," the second of Clint Eastwood's two-part look at World War II, is the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures' pick as the best film of 2006.
    Also on the list, announced Wednesday: "Flags of Our Fathers," in which Eastwood shows the aftermath of war through the eyes of the military men who raised the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
    "Letters," which depicts the war from the Japanese perspective with a mostly Japanese cast, originally was scheduled to hit theaters in February 2007, but Warner Bros. recently bumped up the release date to December 20.
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    http://www.oscarwatch.com/
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    http://www.theoscarigloo.com/
    http://www.moviecitynews.com/
    As you can tell I'm an oscar nut. MovieCityNews is highly recommend for their "gurus of gold" feature which is rarely wrong.
    Me too - The Oscars was a time for us to make dinner to watch at the TV while we have a contest for our picks - We all have the total ballot - my daughters pick theirs and I pick mine - if they beat me with total wins I give them $100 each - I win every time! LOL But I still end up giving them the money for being good sports

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    Dunno who's going to win but this year is going to be a tough one. After so many cruddy years for film this year has been a real pleasure. So many good ones!!
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