Saturday, January 19, 2008

Actress Psychic ~ Ends Next Weekend!

Actress Psychic Oscar Contest --updated point totals here. We last updated after the SAG noms. Now we come to the final pre-Oscar scores. It's been a long blind trip since April, hasn't it? Only maybe you weren't so blind. The collective prediction way back when was reasonably close to what the Oscar competition might look like on Tuesday. That either means that
  • you're brilliant
  • Oscar voters aren't very imaginative when it comes to judging roles on paper versus what actually ends up on screen or...
  • a little of both
The updated points page now has a spotlight on the top 20 players. Check them out and read who they're rooting for (apart from their own year-in-advance predictions of course)


small point gains since last update
+ 11 won the NSFC, an FB Nomination and maxed out on small critics org points Julie Christie (Away From Her)
+ 6 EW Oscar cover (shared) plus two box office pts for Keira Knightley (Atonement)
+6 FB nomination and chosen as EW's "fyc" in their Oscar prediction issue: Nicole Kidman (Margot at the Wedding)

+5 FB Nomination and film at 85% or higher on RT: Laura Linney (The Savages)
+4 box office points and review points (film at 85% or higher at RT) Helena Bonham-Carter (Sweeney Todd)
+ 4 one m
inor critics award (KCFC ~other two already calculated) and "Great Performances" in EW's best of issues for Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)
+3 "Great Performances" in EW's best of issue Keri Russell (Waitress)
+ 3 box office points and small EW inset photo cover Julia Roberts (Charlie Wilsons War)
+3
FB Nomination Tang Wei (Lust, Caution)
+2 box office points for Vanessa Redgrave and Romola Garai (Atonement)
+2 points film at 85% higher on RT: Naomi Watts (Eastern Promises) Note: pre September films already calculated
+1 Entertainment Weekly cover inset photo (small) this affects a few due to that ugly ugly "Best & Worst of 2007" issue: Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth the Golden Age / I'm Not There) Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Reese Witherspoon (Rendition) and Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart / Changeling)


All that's left is the nominations themselves. I'll tally the actual nomination points up next week and we'll celebrated the winners next weekend! If you want to play the 2.0 version of this game for the February 2009 Oscars, stay tuned -- more details coming next month. To get the fullest film experience you have to stick with the site after the last Oscar statue is handed out. There's daily hijinx --365 days a years right here. Just a friendly reminder from your hardworking film bitch. [Best Actress Predix -final]
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13 comments:

Jess said...

First review of Sunshine Cleaning by Fox NEws

Amy Adams Enchanting in Sundance Hit

Amy Adams has already had a big hit this season in "Enchanted" and earned an Oscar nomination for "Junebug."

But when "Sunshine Cleaning" — directed by Christine Jeffs and written by Megan Holley —comes to screens next fall, Adams is going to move up several notches on the movie star chain.

Friday night’s screening of this much-anticipated comedy/drama — which costars Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin — was the hot ticket in town. The Racquet Club was packed with distributors seeing the movie for the first time.

And they were not disappointed. "Sunshine Cleaning" has the potential to be the next "Juno" or "Little Miss Sunshine." It’s that good. Not only is Adams super as a young single mother who starts a business cleaning up crime scenes, but Blunt — as her sister — is also simply sublime. The pair really seem like sisters, and Arkin is perfectly cast — reprising his Oscar-winning work from "Little Miss Sunshine" — as their eccentric father.

"Sunshine Cleaning" is beautifully crafted, too. Jeffs and Holley present that rare thing, a fully rounded-out film that hits all the right notes. More importantly, it has a very smart third act that crosses all its T’s and dots all its I’s as it comes in for a landing. There’s also a terrific supporting cast with Clifton Collins Jr., Mary Lynn Rajskub, Steve Zahn and child star Jason Spevak, who almost steals the entire movie.

I’ve said before that Adams was fast becoming our generation’s Julie Andrews. With "Sunshine" she’s also moving into Nicole Kidman/Julia Roberts territory as well, playing sexy, irreverent and sarcastic against her girl-next-door looks.

So now the heat is on. By the time you read this, several film companies will have outbid each other on both "Sunshine" and "Wackness." And that’s not all. Check back with me Saturday afternoon for updates and more reviews. This Sundance festival is already proving to be one of the best in many, many years.

I'm sorry I can't withhold my excitement, plus there are more pics on Ropeofsilicon.com

James Henry said...

Don't Cotillard and Adams (and anyone else listed) receive points for getting Best Performance mentions in the EW "Best & Worst 2007" issue. I thought I remembered reading that in the rules, but I could be mistaken...

NATHANIEL R said...

oops. you are right sir.

I have to add points fo Cotillard and Keri Russell! for EW notices in that best of issue.

17 Year Old Blogger said...

#14!!!! Wouldn't think I would have gotten that high, lol...I have a feeling that Winslet will be on like 90% of next year's predictions...And I am dying to see Sunshine Cleaning...

I just look at this pick of Adams and Blunt and die of laughter...

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/6866/1sunshinecleaninggf9.jpg

17 Year Old Blogger said...

Here's the link again, since it seems it was cut off...

http://img114.imageshack.us/img
114/6866/1sunshinecleaninggf9.jpg

vinci said...

Love the chart!

NATHANIEL R said...

is that because you're currently in the lead ;)

vinci said...

Well, it may have something to do with it. ;)

NATHANIEL R said...

FYI russell and cotillard folks, i did add those points that i'd forgotten so the page is totally complete now. ONLY OSCAR NOMINATIONS REMAIN...

Ivan said...

Wow. I did terribly. This was definitely fun Nathaniel. I certainly hope you'll do it again for 09.

Joe Reid said...

Damn, pretty close! Just one more reason Marion Cotillard is a blight on my Oscar season.

17 Year Old Blogger said...

If I'm not mistaken, Stephen G won the contest...

NATHANIEL R said...

I'll announce the winners this weekend