so james wasn’t having any of my “no opinion” – selections – he made me give a guess prior to the award (hence the changes reflected below).

all in all, i did pretty good.  the green means i got it right, the red means wrong.  13/24 – better than half, not bad eh?  really really proud of my hometown boys (the coen brothers) and girl (diablo cody); way to represent minnesota!

  • best picture; no country for old men
  • best actor; daniel day-lewis / there will be blood
  • best actress; ellen page / juno (yup, that’s right – i went there…julie christie’s got nothing on her… lol).  marion cotillard won for la vie en rose
  • best supporting actor; javier bardem / no country for old men
  • best supporting actress; cate blanchett / i’m not there tilda swinton for micheal clayton
  • director; ethan coen & joel coen / no country for old men
  • documentary; sicko take me to the dark side
  • documentary short; the crown freeheld
  • animated feature; persepolis (haven’t seen it, but it looks amazing… & ratatouille is not even remotely pixars best work) ratatouille
  • foreign language film; 12 the counterfitters
  • cinematography; tough call, but i’m going to go with there will be blood
  • original screenplay; diablo cody / juno
  • adapted screenplay; ethan coen & joel coen / no country for old men
  • visual effects; transformers the golden compass
  • animated short; even pigeons go to heaven peter wolf
  • live action short; the mozart of the pickpockets
  • art direction; atonement sweeney todd; the demon barber of fleet street
  • costume design; atonement elizabeth; the golden age
  • film editing; no country for old men the bourne ultimatum
  • sound mixing; the bourne ultimatum
  • sound editing; the bourne ultimatum
  • original score; atonement
  • original song; falling slow / once
  • makeup; la vie en rose
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