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OSCAR UPDATE VIII - January 20, 2007

Oscar nomination will be announced on Tuesday.  Who will be in?  Who will be out?  What tragedy will the nominating process bring us in 2007?  This year I've given you my five predictions, one alternate and one prediction that won't happen, but should.

The Moviegoer's 2007 Oscar nomination predictions:

Best Picture
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood"
"Michael Clayton"
"Into the Wild"
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Alternate:  "Atonement"
Should be nominated (but won't):  "Zodiac"

Best Director
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - "No Country for Old Men"
Sean Penn - "Into the Wild"
Julian Schnabel - "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Paul Thomas Anderson - "There Will Be Blood"
Sidney Lumet - "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
Alternate:  Tony Gilroy, "Michael Clayton"
Should be nominated (but won't):  David Fincher, "Zodiac"

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis - "There Will Be Blood"
George Clooney - "Michael Clayton"
Emile Hirsch - "Into the Wild"
Johnny Depp - "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Viggo Mortensen - "Easten Promises"
Alternate:  Ryan Gosling, "Lars and the Real Girl"
Should be nominated (but won't): James McAvoy, "Atonement"

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard - "La Vie En Rose"
Julie Christie - "Away from Her"
Ellen Page - "Juno"
Angelina Jolie - "A Mighty Heart"
Keira Knightly - "Atonement"
Alternate: Amy Adams, "Enchanted"
Should be nominayed (but won't): Laura Linney, "The Savages"

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem - "No Country for Old Men"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Charlie Wilson's War"
Hal Holbrook - "Into the Wild"
Tom Wilkinson - "Michael Clayton"
Casey Affleck - "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Alternate: Paul Dano, "There Will Be Blood"
Should be nominated (but won't):  Robert Downey, Jr., "Zodiac"

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett - "I'm Not There"
Amy Ryan - "Gone Baby Gone"
Tilda Swinton - "Michael Clayton"
Soairse Ronin - "Atonement"
Catherine Keener - "Into the Wild"
Alternate: Ruby Dee, "American Gangster"
Should be nominated (but won't): Vanessa Redgrave, "Atonement"

Best Original Screenplay
Diablo Cody - "Juno"
Tony Gilroy - "Michael Clayton"
Tamara Jenkins - "The Savages"
Nancy Oliver - "Lars and the Real Girl"
Brad Bird - "Ratatouille"
Alternate - Judd Apatow, "Knocked Up"
Should be nominated (but won't):  Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, "Superbad"

Best Adapted Screenplay
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - "No Country for Old Men"
Paul Thomas Anderson - "There Will Be Blood"
Sean Penn - "Into the Wild"
Ronald Harwood - "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
James Vanderbilt - "Zodiac"
Alternate - Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"
Should be nominated (but won't): Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard, "Gone Baby Gone"



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