Now…nominations HERE and my not-predictions below…I say that because it’s not really who I think will end up winning, just more that they're my favs.
Best actor and supporting actor: Johnny Depp (Daniel Day Lewis probably deserves it!) and either Javier Bardem (nice hair Javi!) or - I changed my mind last night after seeming 'Charlie Wilson's War' - Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hilarious.
Best actress and best supporting actress: would be great if Cate Blanchett got both only for the fact that it would be for a both a female and a male role! However I go for Marion Cotillard and Amy Ryan in 'La Vie en Rose' and 'Gone, Baby Gone' respectively.
Best film…damn...this is hard and they're all SOOOOOOOOOOOOO different and all good in their own way…is it me or have they all been released in the last 2 months?...yes, that's me changing the subject to avoid making a decision: the odds are on the big guns: 'No Country For Old Men' and 'There Will Be Blood' although recently the sweet, 'isn't it cute and quirky',coming-up-fast-on-the-outside is 'Juno'…so I'll go for 'Atonement'.
Don’t really care about the rest except, as I said at the beginning, as long as Ratatouille wins. However…sound to the Bourne Ultimatum, mainly because I’ve just bought the trilogy on DVD, and screenplay to Cody Diablo’s enjoyable Juno. (More on Juno here from Baldinio)
Other films I've seen recently, in no particular order:
Films I've missed and want to see: 'Eastern Promises' and '3-10 to Yuma'; will make sure I see: Kite Runner, We Own The Night, Vantage Point, Mama Mia, 21, 10,000...lots of numbers! some more: possibilities for 55 films to see in 2008...
Atonement – lovely Keira…at least the dress [image] she wore won something. Enjoyable and beautifully 'put-together' film.
Juno – easy-going, enjoyable, good script.
Michael Clayton – good film, very good supporting actors
No Country for Old Men – fantastic, my sort of film.
There Will Be Blood – bit too long but very well shot.
Sweeney Todd – great, Johnny D and Helena BC mixing it up.
In the Valley of Elah – good film; Tommy Lee Jones' best in a long time.
Charlie Wilson's War – very funny - Philip Seymour Hoffman in particular.
American Gangster – fantastic film, superb cast.
Jumper – a let down, could have been better; thumbs up for Jamie Bell.
30 days of Night – Enjoyable vampire stuff.
Now or Never – good enjoyable film, classy acting (as you’d expect)
Rambo – does what you’d expect, critics slammed it public loved it (minced meat ending possibly a bit OTT)
Cloverfield – good except for the oh-so annoying first half hour of setting the scene/characters.