Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Those Pesky Academy Thingies...

Best Picture
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Crash
Good Night, And Good Luck
Munich

Best Director
Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain
Bennett Miller - Capote
Paul Haggis - Crash
George Clooney - Good Night, And Good Luck
Steven Spielberg - Munich

Best Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix - Walk The Line
David Strathairn - Good Night, And Good Luck

Best Actress
Judi Dench - Mrs Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman - Transamerica
Keira Knightley - Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron - North Country
Reese Witherspoon - Walk The Line

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney - Syriana
Matt Dillon - Crash
Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt - A History Of Violence

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - Junebug
Catherine Keener - Capote
Frances McDormand - North Country
Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain

Best Original Screenplay
Crash
Good Night, And Good Luck
Match Point
The Squid And The Whale
Syriana

Best Adapted Screenplay
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
The Constant Gardener
A History Of Violence
Munich

Best Animated Film
Howl’s Moving Castle
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

Best Foreign Film
Don’t Tell (Italy)
Merry Christmas (France)
Sophie Scholl (Germany)
Tsotsi (South Africa)
Paradise Now (Palestinian Authority)

4 comments:

s.warren said...

It annoys me that Crash and Munich are both up for Best Picture while A History of Violence isn't. Munich and Crash are both overwrought and overblown message pictures that take themselves so seriously they reach the point of unintentional hilarity. At least History delivers its message sans histrionics and with some intentional guffaws.

John Donald Carlucci said...

My calls -Not my choices, but the direction I bet the statues will go.

Best Picture
Munich

Best Director
Steven Spielberg - Munich

Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix - Walk The Line

Best Actress
toss up here...
Judi Dench - Mrs Henderson Presents
Keira Knightley - Pride & Prejudice

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney - Syriana

Best Supporting Actress
Frances McDormand - North Country


Best Original Screenplay
Crash

Best Adapted Screenplay
Capote

Best Animated Film
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

JDC

CD said...

JDC --

Man, I don't know how Brokeback Mountain could possibly miss on Best Picture. Munich seems like a long shot given the tepid response from critics, etc.

I'd say Clooney is a shoo-in for best director.

Hoffman or Phoenix for Actor.

Actress -- boy, I don't know. Probably Witherspoon.

Best supporting -- Paul Giamatti

Supporting Actress -- Amy Adams

Best Original Screenplay -- Crash (probably)

Best Adapted -- Brokeback Mtn.

Animated -- Howl's Moving Castle

John Donald Carlucci said...

I'm not talking about worth, I'm talking about how the academy will vote. A different animal when we talk about the safe feelings of the academy - politics will go a long way. BBM may pick up an acting award or director, but not best picture.

Of course, I could be wrong and have been before.

JDC