Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"And the Nominees Are..."


Behold my favorite season in full bloom: Awards Season! The SAGs were Sunday, and the Oscar nominations came out this morning (5:30am PST).

For the last two years, Chrismatica™ has been a rousing success in picking the winners with a 100% success rate. I’m not sure how well I will do this year, but I’m already starting my calculations.

If there is anyone who has a ‘lock’ at this point, it is Ang Lee who won the Director’s Guild award. In the history of the guild only twice has the Academy not followed the DGA—and in those cases the DGA winner wasn’t nominated for an Oscar. Before the telecast even starts, Brokeback will already be a winner.

The rest will need some heavy calculations to come up with a winner.

For those of you who do not know the nominees (and, honestly, what is wrong with you—I have them memorized already), here are the nominees for the 78th Annual Academy Awards:

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MUNICH

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Philip Seymour Hoffman - CAPOTE
Terrence Howard - HUSTLE & FLOW
Heath Ledger - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Joaquin Phoenix - WALK THE LINE
David Strathairn - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
George Clooney - SYRIANA
Matt Dillon - CRASH
Paul Giamatti - CINDERELLA MAN
Jake Gyllenhaal - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
William Hurt - A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Judi Dench - MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
Felicity Huffman - TRANSAMERICA
Keira Knightley - PRIDE & PREJUDICE
Charlize Theron - NORTH COUNTRY
Reese Witherspoon - WALK THE LINE

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams - JUNEBUG
Catherine Keener - CAPOTE
Frances McDormand - NORTH COUNTRY
Rachel Weisz - THE CONSTANT GARDENER
Michelle Williams - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MUNICH

My picks should be out on March 2nd. Oscar Sunday is March 5—5:00pm (PST).

3 comments:

JPRESTI said...

Felicity!* Felicity!* You were robbed at the SAG Awards!







*Huffman that is. My secret imaginary girlfriend.

Miladysa said...

"WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT"

A local film! :)

What are you wearing to the Oscars? I am toying with the idea of Amethyst and pale gold silk...

Bhakti said...

Matt Dillon better win, damnit!!