Sunday, March 05, 2006

Not that this matters a hill of beans, but...

Here are my Oscar picks:

Best Picture: Crash
Best Director: Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
Best Actress: Felicity Huffman (Transamerica)
Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney (Syriana)
Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain)
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco (Crash)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Dan Futterman (Capote) c'mon - do not let this man's biggest claim to fame be as the brother on "Judging Amy"!!!
Best Foreign Language Film: Paradise Now
Best Documentary: March of the Penguins (unless there is a gay penguin backlash among Academy voters...)
Best Animated Feature: Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Best Art Direction: Memoirs of a Geisha
Best Cinematography: Good Night, and Good Luck
Best Original Score: Memoirs of a Geisha
Best Original Song: "Travelin' Thru" (Dolly Parton - Transamerica)
Best Costume Design: Memoirs of a Geisha
Best Visual Effects: King Kong

Best part of my picks here? Of all the films I've chosen above, I've only seen Good Night, and Good Luck, Crash, and Paradise Now. A sorry state of affairs for a movie junkie. I've just been too beat and too broke to see 'em all. But the three I have seen? Excellent.

Let's see how far off the mark I am...


Sasquatch said...

Damn, woman!!!! Nice job. With this kind of percentage, maybe I need to take you to Pimlico this summer...

Pirate Twin said...

Yeah, good job! I, like you, thought Felicity would win.

I have to admit, I didn't like Crash at all. Other than a few good lines, I didn't enjoy it..thought it was preachy and weird, and no one goes through life thinking in these idealistic overtones. I know it was only a movie, but out here it's kind of being touted as "realism." It's not very realistic, imo.

gadgetgrl said...

Wow pretty close! I am impressed. I can't get over that you got crash as your best pic AND ang lee as director- they always seem to go together in my mind!

I also thought Felicity would win for actress and Dolly for Trnsamerica - I can't believe the pimp song won- wasn't it surreal? The lyric changes were funny in my mind- witches seemed to figure prominently

I too haven't seen many of the pictures this year. I can't believe it as well - I usually try to see the last few ones I haven't seen. I am a disgrace this year.