Speculating On The 80th Round Of Oscars® [AMENDED]

Back on January 22nd I speculated on the winners for the 80th annual Academy Awards. Here’s a quick rundown on what I picked with a few last minute amendments. Like a lot of folks I will be gathered with friends watching the event played out on television — the same house and folks that I watched the Super Bowl with. It’s a reason to get together with friends, eat junk food, throw back a couple of beers, and judge the appearances of those attending the actual event at the Kodak Theater.

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”

[AMENDED] Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Ellen Page in “Juno” – Having seen Juno now I’m going to have to go with my new crush Ellen Page on this one. Originally, I was going with Julie Christie to win for Away From Her.

[AMENDED] Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Ruby Dee in “American Gangster” – I’m going with more of an award for her body of work than this actual role. Originally I had Cate Blanchett picked for her role in I’m not There.

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Ratatouille” (Walt Disney)

Achievement in art direction

  • “There Will Be Blood” – Art Direction: Jack Fisk, Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Achievement in cinematography

  • “No Country for Old Men” – Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design

  • “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” – Colleen Atwood

Achievement in directing

  • “There Will Be Blood” – Paul Thomas Anderson

Achievement in film editing

  • “No Country for Old Men” – Roderick Jaynes

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “Mongol” – Kazakhstan

Achievement in makeup

  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” – Ve Neill and Martin Samuel

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • Atonement” – Dario Marianelli

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “So Close” from “Enchanted” – Music by Alan Menken, Lyric by Stephen Schwartz

Best motion picture of the year

  • “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)

Achievement in sound editing

  • “Transformers” – Ethan Van der Ryn and Mike Hopkins

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Transformers” – Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Peter J. Devlin

Achievement in visual effects

  • “Transformers” – Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl and John Frazier

Adapted screenplay

  • “No Country for Old Men” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Original screenplay

  • “Juno” Written by Diablo Cody
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