80th Academy Awards predictions

11 02 2008

Here are my predictions for the 80th Academy Awards

Best Picture:
Michael Clayton
There Will Be Blood

Best Director:
Tony Gilroy for Michael Clayton

Best Actor:
George Clooney for Michael Clayton
Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tommy Lee Jones for In the Valley of Elah

Best Actress:
Julie Christie for Away from Her
Ellen Page for Juno

Best Supporting Actor:
Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men
Hal Holbrook for for Into the Wild

Best Supporting Actress:
Ruby Dee for American Gangster
Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton

Best Original Screenplay:
Lars and the Real Girl – Nancy Oliver
The Savages – Tamara Jenkins

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Ronald Harwood – Le scaphandre et le papillon, memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Best Animated Feature:
Surf’s Up

Best Cinematography:
Seamus McGarvey – Atonement

Best Art Direction:
Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer – Atonement
Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Jack Fisk and Jim Erickson – There Will Be Blood

Best Costume Design:
Albert Wolsky – Across the Universe

Best Documentary Feature:
No End in Sight
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Taxi to the Dark Side

Best Documentary Short:
Sari’s Mother

Best Film Editing:
Jay Cassidy – Into the Wild

Best Makeup:
Ve Neill and Martin Samuel – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Best Original Score:
Alberto Iglesias – The Kite Runner
James Newton Howard – Michael Clayton
Michael Giacchino – Ratatouille
Marco Beltrami – 3:10 to Yuma

Best Original Song:
Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz – “That’s How You Know” from Enchanted

Best Animated Short:
My Love

Best Live Action Short:
At Night

Best Sound Mixing:
Scott Millan, David Parker, and Kirk Francis – The Bourne Ultimatum
Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter Kurland – No Country for Old Men
Paul Massey, David Giammarco, and Jim Steube – 3:10 to Yuma
Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, and Peter J. Devlin – Transformers

Best Sound Editing:
Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg – The Bourne Ultimatum
Skip Lievsay – No Country for Old Men
Matthew Wood – There Will Be Blood
Ethan van Der Ryn and Mike Hopkins – Transformers

Best Visual Effects:
The Golden Compass
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Best Foreign Language Film:
Beaufort (Israel), in Hebrew



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