The Oscar’s and the Razzies

Both ends of the Hollywood spectrum were celebrated late last night and early this morning. I can remember waking up in college to watch the official Oscar announcements, don’t know if they still do that. Especially this year with the strike and all. Without further ado here are your major category nominees for The Oscars.


?Best picture

Atonement. The sweeping saga of a World War II-era romance doomed by false accusations.

Juno. The story of a precocious, pregnant teen locks up the slot that voters seem to reserve each year for a low-budget comedy.

Michael Clayton. The George Clooney thriller that affirms audiences’ worst attitudes toward lawyers.

No Country for Old Men. Writers and directors Joel and Ethan Coen’s bloody, contemporary Western.

There Will Be Blood. A ruthless tycoon’s struggle with a small-town preacher over drilling for oil. A gusher for nominated lead actor Daniel Day-Lewis.

(I’d say this is a two horse race between There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men, but don’t count out the dark horse love story in Atonement)

?Best actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

George Clooney, Michael Clayton

Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd

Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah

Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Julie Christie, Away From Her

Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose

Laura Linney, The Savages

Ellen Page, Juno

?Supporting Actor

Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War

Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild

Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

?Supporting actress

Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

Ruby Dee,American Gangster

Saoirse Ronan, Atonement

Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton


Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton

Jason Reitman, Juno

Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Oscar Award Ceremony will take place on Feb. 24, with Jon Stewart as a host. For those who care There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men led the way with eight nominations each. However, one of those nominations wasn’t for Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood’s amazing score for There Will Be Blood. It was disqualified from competition because it contained previously composed material.

Also: Lindsay Lohan swept the nominees for The Razzies. Good for her!

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