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Oscars

The Oscars are once again upon us and having never watched it in full since, well, ever, I’ve decided to put my picks in right now. 3 hours before the stupid thing starts. That way tomorrow I can say, “See? I told you they would win. Next time maybe you’ll listen, jerk.” And if they don’t win, I’m just going to delete this post. Hence, I still win!

I’ve put up the odds and also highlighted who I think will win and why. In retrospect, I should have put this up much earlier, but that would’ve severely cut into my “staring at the wall” time.

Actor in a leading role

  • GEORGE CLOONEY (MICHAEL CLAYTON) +1000
  • DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (THERE WILL BE BLOOD) -1600 / “I drink your milkshake!”
  • JOHNNY DEPP (SWEENEY TODD) +1000
  • TOMMY LEE JONES (IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH) +2400
  • VIGGO MORTENSEN (EASTERN PROMISES) +2000

Actor in a supporting role

  • CASEY AFFLECK (THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES) +1000
  • JAVIER BARDEM (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) -1300 / He kills people with an air gun. How cool is that?!
  • PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR) +1800
  • HAL HOLBROOK (INTO THE WILD) +900
  • TOM WILKINSON (MICHAEL CLAYTON) +1000

Actress in a lead role

  • CATE BLANCHETT (ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE) +2000
  • JULIE CHRISTIE (AWAY FROM HER) -310
  • MARION COTILLARD (LA VIE EN ROSE) +120
  • LAURA LINNEY (THE SAVAGES) +2000
  • ELLEN PAGE (JUNO) +400 / I’ve never seen the movie, but I’ve seen Hard Candy. Best pedophile revenge/avenge movie ever. Possibly because it’s the only one. That’ I’ve watched.

Actress in a supporting role

  • CATE BLANCHETT (I’M NOT THERE) -145
  • RUBY DEE (AMERICAN GANGSTER) +185
  • SAOIRSE RONAN (ATONEMENT) +3000
  • AMY RYAN GONE (BABY GONE) -170 / It’s about time a crack-head won.
  • TILDA SWINTON (MICHAEL CLAYTON) +400

Art direction

  • AMERICAN GANGSTER +550
  • ATONEMENT +160
  • THE GOLDEN COMPASS +400
  • SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET -210 / Johnny Depp. If I was a girl, I’d probably swoon.
  • THERE WILL BE BLOOD +210

Best achievement in writing

  • J. SCHNABEL- THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY +550
  • JASON REITMAN- JUNO +2000
  • TONY GILROY- MICHAEL CLAYTON +2600
  • JOEL COEN/ETHAN COEN- NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN -430
  • PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON- THERE WILL BE BLOOD +400 / “I drink your fucking milkshake!”

Foreign language film

  • BEAUFORT +445
  • THE COUNTERFEITERS -165
  • KATYN -105 / I have no idea what this is about or what the name means, but it sounds sexy.
  • MONGOL +105
  • 12 +655

Best picture

  • ATONEMENT +775
  • JUNO +400
  • MICHAEL CLAYTON +3300
  • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN -285 / Air gun, bitches!
  • THERE WILL BE BLOOD +250

Short film (animated)

  • I MET THE WALRUS +250
  • MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI -110
  • MÊME LES PIGEONS VONT AU PARADIS (EVEN PIGEONS GO) +2250
  • MY LOVE (MOYA LYUBOV) +1750
  • PETER & THE WOLF -125 / Wolves are nature’s most efficient killer. Just kidding. I think that’s the Great White Shark. Wolves are cool though.

Writing (adapted screenplay)

  • ATONEMENT +345
  • AWAY FROM HER +1000
  • THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY +275
  • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN -450 / I wanted to pick Blood just so I could say, “I drink it up!” Ah, screw it. “I DRINK IT UP!”
  • THERE WILL BE BLOOD +350
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