Mover Mike’s Oscar Predictions

Overall, I don’t expect this year to get over half of the total nominations right, but here are the majors:

# Will win
* Should win

Best Picture-Correct
“Babel”
“The Departed” #
“Letters from Iwo Jima”
“Little Miss Sunshine”
“The Queen”

Best Actor in a Leading Role-Correct
Leonardo DiCaprio for “Blood Diamond”
Ryan Gosling for “Half Nelson”
Peter O’Toole for “Venus”
Will Smith for “The Pursuit Of Happyness”
Forest Whitaker for “The Last King Of Scotland” #

Best Actress in a Leading Role-Correct
Penélope Cruz for “Volver”
Judi Dench for “Notes On A Scandal”
Helen Mirren for “The Queen” #
Meryl Streep for “The Devil Wears Prada”
Kate Winslet for ” Little Children”

Best Director-Correct
Clint Eastwood for “Letters From Iwo Jima”
Stephen Frears for “The Queen”
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu for “Babel”
Paul Greengrass for “United 93”
Martin Scorsese for “The Departed” #

Best Supporting Actor-Wrong
Alan Arkin for “Little Miss Sunshine”-Winner
Jackie Earle Haley for “Little Children”
Djimon Hounsou for “Blood Diamond”
Eddie Murphy for “Dreamgirls” #
Mark Wahlberg for “The Departed”

Best Supporting Actress-Correct
Adriana Barraza for “Babel”
Cate Blanchett for “Notes On A Scandal”
Abigail Breslin for “Little Miss Sunshine”
Jennifer Hudson for “Dreamgirls” #
Rinko Kikuchi for “Babel”

Best Foreign Film-The “Should Win” Did Win
“After the Wedding ” (Denmark)
“Days of Glory” (Algeria)
“The Lives Of Others” (Germany)*-Winner
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Mexico) #
“Water” (Canada)

Best Screenplay – Adapted-Wrong
Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines,
Peter Baynham and Dan Mazer for “Borat”
Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton for “Children of Men”#
William Monahan for “The Departed”-Winner
Todd Field & Tom Perrotta for “Little Children”
Patrick Marber for “Notes On A Scandal”

Best Screenplay – Original-Wrong
Guillermo Arriaga for “Babel”
Iris Yamashita for “Letters from Iwo Jima”
Michael Arndt for “Little Miss Sunshine”-Winner
Guillermo Del Toro for “Pan’s Labyrinth” #
Peter Morgan for “The Queen”

Academy Awards Oscars Predictions Mover Mike

Update:

Out of 24 catagories, I was correct on 15 and wrong on 9. Not bad.

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