Tuesday, January 15, 2008

BAFTA Nomination predictions for tomorrow, and PGA fallout.

The BAFTA nominations come out tomorrow, and here are my predictions. I'm still optimistic on the Atonement front, despite the PGA-shutout (see end of post).

FILM
Atonement
Into the Wild
The Kite Runner
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

DIRECTOR
Atonement
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Atonement
Into the Wild
No Country for Old Men
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
There Will Be Blood

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Juno
The Lives of Others
Michael Clayton
Once
Ratatouille

MAKE UP and HAIR
Atonement
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Stardust
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
The Bourne Ultimatum
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Spider-Man 3
Transformers

SOUND
3:10 to Yuma
The Bourne Ultimatum
Control
No Country for Old Men
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

EDITING
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Lives of Others
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Atonement
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Kite Runner
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

ANIMATED FILM
Ratatouille
Shrek the Third
The Simpsons Movie

MUSIC
Atonement
Hairspray
Lust, Caution
Once
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

LEADING ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis (Daniel Plainview) - There Will Be Blood
Emile Hirsch (Chris McCandless) - Into the Wild
George Clooney (Michael Clayton) - Michael Clayton
James McAvoy (Robbie Turner) - Atonement
Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd) - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

LEADING ACTRESS
Angelina Jolie (Mariane Pearl) - A Mighty Heart
Ellen Page (Juno MacGuff) - Juno
Julie Christie (Fiona Andersson) - Away From Her
Keira Knightley (Cecilia Tallis) - Atonement
Marion Cotillard (Edith Piaf) - La Vie en Rose

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck (Robert Ford) - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Geoffrey Rush (Sir Francis Walsingham) - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Hal Holbrook (Ron Franz) - Into the Wild
Javier Bardem (Anton Chigurh) - No Country for Old Men
Tom Wilkinson (Arthur Edens) - Michael Clayton

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett (Jude) - I'm Not There
Catherine Keener (Jan Burres) - Into the Wild
Saoirse Ronan (Briony Tallis - aged 13) - Atonement
Tilda Swinton (Karen Crowder) - Michael Clayton
Vanessa Redgrave (Older Briony) - Atonement

Crouchie.

The PGA nominations are:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood


- Atonement's chances just keep getting lower and lower. Despite the morale-boosting Golden Globe win for Best Drama, it gets a shutout here, in favour of surprise contenders The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Juno.
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly might just get the lone Best Director slot this year. I read the review of it in this month's Empire, and it sounds riveting! Fashion + overcoming adversity = love. I'm dying to see it now!
- There Will Be Blood & No Country for Old Men = virtually locked. Everyone who's pushed me to see the latter, you've succeeded, because I'm seeing Juno (download) and No Country for Old Men (cinema) this weekend! And I'm very excited indeed.

3 comments:

Dave said...

Did you know you've missed out Costume Design and Prod. Design?

No Country for Old Men is superb, so I'm glad you're going to see it. Especially in a cinema, the sound is awesome. I'm deliriously excited for Juno.

I just did my own predictions, by the way, if you're interested to compare notes.

Kayleigh said...

I am currently waiting for Juno and There Will Be Blood to ahem, become fully aquired. I'm feeling horribly depressed today (see blog for answers why) and this is my way of cheering up.

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