Saturday, March 04, 2006

Academy Awards Predictions 2006

I'm not feeling all that excited about the Oscars this year, in part because I think the winners are so predictable and unexciting. Brokeback Mountain was annointed Best Picture the minute it was released. When is the Academy going to loosen up? Batman Begins, Harry Potter, and The 40 Year-Old Virgin are all deserving of the same acclaim being heaped upon Brokeback, Capote, and Good Night, and Good Luck. Though I hope Crash steals it tomorrow night, I know that won't happen. Hell, if anything unexpected happened, I'd be thankful. Go Terrence Howard! That being said, here are my predictions:

Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain

Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon

Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney

Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz

Best Director: Ang Lee

Best Original Screenplay: Crash

Best Adapted Screenplay: Brokeback Mountain

Best Costume: Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Editing: Crash

Best Cinematography: Brokeback Mountain

Best Art Direction: Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Sound Mixing: King Kong

Best Sound Editing: King Kong

Best Visual Effects: King Kong

Best Score: Brokeback Mountain

Best Song: "Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle & Flow

Best Live Action Short: Six Shooter

Best Animated Short: 9

Best Documentary: March of the Penguins

Best Documentary Short Subject: The Death of Kevin Carter

Best Animated Film: Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Ware-Rabbit

Best Foreign Film: Paradise Now

Best Makeup: Chronicles of Narnia

Good luck in all your pools!


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