posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 07:36 AM
With the Academy Awards coming up next month, and the recent release of this year's nominations, I thought I would create a thread with a list of all
nominee's and discuss some opinions on the matter. The Oscars is normally one Award show that I do watch annually. Although I did watch most of the
Golden Globes this year. So lets have a look at the nominees.
■ Leonardo DiCaprio
■ Ryan Gosling
■ Forrest Whitaker
■ Will Smith
■ Peter O'Toole
I am a fan of Ryan Gosling's recent work, and I would love to see him take home the award. It's quite obvious he is the dark horse in this group,
and is going to be more than please with his nomination. I believe Whitaker is going to take home the award this year, as he took home the Golden
Globe. I've not seen this film or his performance, but from every review I have read, he is the runaway favorite. So was Brokeback Mountain last
year though, and Crash took the award. So we'll never know until it is actually announced.
Best Supporting Actor
■ Alan Arkin
■ Mark Whalberg
■ Eddie Murphy
■ Djimon Hounsou
■ Jackie Earle Haley
Marky Mark or Goonie Goo Goo? Mark Whalberg has been putting out very good performances in the last few years, more so than Eddie Murphy. I would
love to see Whalberg take home an Oscar but I have to hand it to Eddie on this one. Either way, I'm more than satisfied to see one of these guys
take home the gold.
■ Penelope Cruz
■ Judi Dench
■ Helen Mirren
■ Meryl Streep
■ Kate Winslet
Haven't seen any of the films, but Mirren does eerily resemble Queen Elizabeth II. Flip a coin on this one, I really could care less.
Best Supporting Actress
■ Adriana Barraza
■ Cate Blanchett
■ Jennifer Hudson
■ Rinko Kikuchi
■ Abigail Breslin
Again, Have not seen any of the performances but I have heard plenty of good reviews on Hudson's performance long before she won the Golden Globe in
this category. Haven't seen it, could care less, but I would be surprised if Hudson did not take this award.
■ The Departed
■ Little Miss Sunshine
■ The Queen
■ Letters From Iwo Jima
I think other years a movie like Babel or The Queen could of won, but The Departed is my odds on favorite going into the show. With their cast,
Scorsese at the helm, it is their year. Just as Scorsese is going to take home the award for Best Director, they are taking home the award for Best
What do you think?