Forums: Early Start to 2006/2007 Academy Awards

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  • 9 years ago
  • The website "" has already posted movies they think will have the greatest awards potentail. Lets see what you think


    Dreamgirls, Flags of our Fathers, The Departed, All the King's Men, and A Prairie Home Companion


    Robert Altman - A Prairie Home Companion, Bill Condon - Dreamgirls, Martin Scorsese - The Departed, Clint Eastwood - Flags of our Fathers, Milos Forman - Goya's Ghosts


    Ryan Phillippe - Flags of our Fathers, Brad Pitt - Babel, Sean Penn - All the King's Men, Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland, Guy Pearce - Factory Girl

    Kate Winslet - Little Children, Cate Blanchett - Babel (or Notes on a Scandal), Salma Hayek - Ask the Dust, Nicole Kidman - Fur, Beyonc&#195&#169 Knowles - Dreamgirls


    Matt Damon - The Departed, Adam Beach - Flags of our Fathers, Gael Garcia Bernal - Babel, Javier Bardem - Goya's Ghosts, Paul Bettany - The DaVinci Code


    Annette Bening - Running with Scissors, Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls, Meryl Streep - A Prairie Home Companion, Jennifer Connelly - Little Children, Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal


    Babel, Goya's Ghosts, The Science of Sleep, The Good Sheperd, Breaking and Entering


    A Prairie Home Companion, Dreamgirls, Little Children, Flags of our Fathers, Marie-Antoinette

    Personally, i think some of these predictions are a little far-fetched. I believe the Best Picture predictions with the acception of All the King's Men. Remaking one of the great political films (and Best Picture winners) i think will prove to a mistake. Annette Bening and Meryl Streep are probably locks because of the Oscar love they always recieve. I also believe that The DaVinci Code will capture a spot on the Adapted Screenplay list.
  • 9 years ago
  • "All the King's Men" actually looks fairly decent. However, the fact that so many movies in Hollywood today are remakes or adaptations causes me to wonder just how desperate the industry is getting for new, original ideas. I've never really found it necessary to remake Best Pictures, but hey, they did it with "Mutiny on the Bounty" and it got several nominations, although it's boxoffice failure nearly cost Marlon Brando his career.

    "A Prarie Home Companion" was decent. A 6 or 7 out of 10 in my book. But the critics really seem to enjoy it. They do. And so I believe that it will be nominated for Picture, Adapted Screenplay, and possibly Director. I don't believe that Meryl Streep deserves a nomination, and if she does, then Kevin Kline should as well; I truly enjoyed his performance.

    "Flags of our Fathers" sounds like it could be either VERY good or VERY bad. Either way, it's another shoo-in for Clint, who I've always thought was Oscar's favorite son.

    I believe Paul Bettany's performance would run second to Ian McKellen's, who I felt did a nice little performance. He was not AMAZING, but a good comic relief, much like William Hurt in "A History of Violence".

    I agree with you that the "DaVinci Code" may be nominated for Adapted, but that is probably it. Seriously, the moment I stepped out of the theater, I turned to my friends as said, 'Ian McKellen and its Screenplay'. I think that is all it has a chance at.

    Nevertheless, it seems very early to start guessing the Oscars. I've realized that, in the past few years, no matter what you guess, there are always those certain films that slipped under you. For example, I didn't even hear about "The Hours" until it was nominated, and it ended up taking home Best Actress.

    Anyhow, I'm getting pumped just discussing this. Until next time,

  • 9 years ago
  • i freaking HATE these websites that predict movies that havn't even come out yet. There's NO WAY in HELL Dreamgirls will be nominated for best picture. They are going on pure star power here for most of these predictions i just wanna punch these people in the livers. Its so insulting because they have absolutly NO information to backup most of these "picks". They are blind farts into the wind. lol...yeeaah i mean its really really hard to pick Scorsese (6-time nominee), Altman (5-time nominee), Eastwood (3-time Nominee, 1 win), and Foreman (1 win) for best director. HELL, I THESE GUYS ARE SO GREAT THEY DON'T EVEN NEED TO SEE THEIR MOVIES AND THEY KNOW THEY'RE GONNA BE GREAT, RIGHT? Gimme a friggin break im so sick of these "advance" picks that are based on nothing.
  • 9 years ago
  • oh well its something to do...

    Best Picture

    The Departed, The Good Shepard, Babel, Flags of Our Fathers, Goyas Ghost or Little Children

    Best Actor

    Brad Pitt - Babel, Ryan Phillipe - Flags of our fathers, Matt Damon - The Good Shepard, Shaun Penn - All the Kings Men, Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed

    Best Actress

    Kate Winslet - Little Children, Anne Hathaway - Becoming Jane, Nicole Kidmin - Fur, Beyonce Knowles - DreamGirls, Annete Beeing - Running with sicsors

    Best Director

    Clint Eastwood - Flags of our fathers,
    Martin Scorsses - The Departed,
    Milos Forman - Goyas Ghost
    Alejandro Gonzalez I - Babel
    Robert Di Nero - The Good Shepard

    Original Screenplay

    The Good Shepard
    Goyas Ghost
    The Departed
    United 93

    Adapted Screenplay

    Little Children
    Flags of our fathers
    Running with sicsors
    Children of Men
    The Good German

    Best Supporting Actress

    Natalie Portman - Goyas Ghost
    Jennifer Connily - Little Children
    Judi Dench _ Notes on a Scandal
    Maryl Streep - A Priare Home Companion
    Cate Blancett - Babel

    Best Supporting Actor

    Matt Damon - The Departed
    Jack Nicholson - The Departed
    Gael Garcia Bernal - Babel
    Jude Law - All The Kings Men
    Adam Beach - Flags of our Fathers
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