Sunday, February 29, 2004

My Oscar Nosepicks

Disclaimer: These are my picks for who will win, not who ought to win. Well, except for a couple where I let sentiment get in the way of my good judgement. I promise not to change this blog post after the winners are announced and pretend to be omniscient.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE [Sentiment clouding judgement!]
Bill Murray - LOST IN TRANSLATION

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE [Tough catagory!]
Tim Robbins - MYSTIC RIVER

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE [Easy category!]
Charlize Theron - MONSTER

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE [She was excellent.]
Shohreh Aghdashloo - HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM [Sorry Triplets.]
FINDING NEMO

ART DIRECTION [Wild guess.]
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

CINEMATOGRAPHY [They gotta give it something.]
CITY OF GOD

COSTUME DESIGN [Sure.]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

DIRECTING [It's really pretty.]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE [Tough category again. Runner-up: The Fog of War.]
CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS

FILM EDITING [They have to give it something II]
CITY OF GOD

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM [No brainer. Everyone loves this film.]
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS

MAKEUP [Whatever.]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

MUSIC (SCORE) [Eh, whatever.]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

MUSIC (SONG) [But, since people like Eugene Levy, it could be: "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" - A MIGHTY WIND]
"Belleville Rendez-vous" - THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

BEST PICTURE [Blegh.]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) [Canadian!]
NIBBLES

VISUAL EFFECTS [Duh.]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) [I would have liked to see this film nominated more.]
AMERICAN SPLENDOR

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) [This one is totally up in the air.]
IN AMERICA

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