Monday, April 03, 2006

Best Picture & Director. Discuss

My April Fool Predictions are up for Best Picture and Best Director. It will be a "Good" Year. I've also thrown up pages for both types of Screenplay and Costumes. Pages are still barebones but these things take time. [sigh]. Check it out and discuss here. Acting Awards and other techs later --commentary on each page eventually.

10 comments:

Gerry said...

Yvonne Blake sure has the opportunity to come back after a (very long) period spent in the hinterland, no?
I'd be somewhat surprised if Roth misses while her film got in, though.

Overall, top-notch work. Clearly balancing your gut feelings with past support for the writers/directors/designers, mixed in with a reasonable amount of bait.

Hope your right about AoJJbtCRF (LOVE that title and think it's got potential to be awesome...if I'm doutbful it'll be Oscary).

chofer said...

Nat, your choices are TAMED, he he he

I don't think THE PRESTIGE will make it unless IT IS a HUGE box office marvel.

I'm a little bolder:

As I posted here around 1 1/2 month ago (I didn't changed much, though I am considering Milos Forman more based on his EXCELLENT Academy track record)they are:

1) THE GOOD GERMAN (the "next" Casablanca?)

2) MARIE ANTOINETTE (too much going on here, but I like my girl friend Sofia)

3) THE BLACK DAHLIA (surely the next LA CONFIDENTIAL...if Brian De Palma followed the book and didn't forget to make awesome thrillers like BODY DOUBLE)

4) BABEL (I'm growing tired of González Iñárritu's multiple CRASHED metaphores of things colliding in random luck, but Academy could show the world they really, really liked CRASH better -It's been talked Babel to start with a group of tourists in Morocco; they probably crash riding CAMELS, huh, huh-

5) LITTLE CHILDREN Too much pre-Oscar awards will earn this one a nomination. A back turned for critical favorite BBM could elevate LCH to the list of "shocking, surprise (and delightful) winner".
As GEORGE MICHAEL wisely said: GUILTY FEET HAVE GOT NO RHYTHM.

spoiler: GOYA'S GHOSTS (MF amazing record with Oscars have me second guessing)

Directors:

1) Sofia Coppola
2) Steven Soderbergh
3) Todd Field
4) Brian De Palma
5) Milos Forman

spoiler: ROBERT DE NIRO (they like their actors behind the camara, d'oh!)

Arkaan said...

So, wouldn't it be funny if Clint Eastwood and Robert de Niro were both nominated for best director against Martin Scorsese. Two actor-turned-directors? Scorsese might just skip the show.

Anonymous said...

I think your really under estimating Scorsese's Pic, it's got an oscar loving cast, a 5 time nominee and the pressure again for the academy to award Marty. I think its going to be a force.

Anonymous said...

Kate Winslet isn't a 5-time Oscar nominee (not yet anyway)

Pedro said...

For best picture, I like (from this distance) Little Children, The Good Sheperd and The Departed. I would add Flag of Our Fathers. For the fifth spot, either Marie Antoinette or Dream Girls.

adam k. said...

It would be the height or irony if De Niro beat Marty to best director. I hope he'd thank him.

Kamikaze Camel said...

I basically ignored The Good Shepherd. I don't know why. I also ignored Scorsese's movie. Basically because it's a remake and considering the Academy PLEADED with people to go to the movies at the last Oscars, it'd seem downright insulting if they embraced a remake of a foreign movie from only a few years ago.

GO TO THE CINEMA... AS LONG AS IT'S NOT A FOREIGN FILM. WE'LL REMAKE IT IN 2-3 YEARS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE... THEN GO TO THE CINEMA.

In my own predix I went with the wacky-tobacky idea that the Academy want to create history and nominate both Francis Ford AND Sofia Coppola. Wouldn't that be a hoot and a half?

NATHANIEL R said...

i love the idea of both Coppolas too. so cute that'd be.

i'm not sure why i went with Bruno Ganz though...since i don't have the movie anywhere else.

chofer said...

Well, it could be THREE COPPOLAS

Considering Brian De Palma started out as his assistant and HE REALLY is a Coppola in disguise!!

Elsewhere, I agree with KC, THE DEPARTED IS a remake.
It will not happen (unless you're thinking THE FUGITIVE, but it's improbable)
THE GOOD SHEPHERD?
How in the world I would put this on my list when it is written by the same person who wroted FORREST GUMP????
YES, it is PREJUDICE!!
Then again, AMPAS is like a box of chocolates, indeed:)