Final Oscar Nominee Predictions

The Oscar nominees are announced a week from today. I work on updating this list about once a month during the year. Here are my final picks for this year!

Best Picture:
The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen
Runner-Up: United 93
I wish: Little Children

Best Director
Martin Scorsese – The Departed
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Babel
Stephen Frears – The Queen
Bill Condon – Dreamgirls
Clint Eastwood – Letters from Iwo Jima
Runner Up – Paul Greengrass – United 93
I wish: Robert Altman – Prairie Home Companion

Best Actor:
Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Departed
Peter O’Tool - Venus
Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyiness
Ryan Gosling – Half Nelson
Runner Up: Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat
I wish: Patrick Wilson – Little Children

Best Supporting Actor
Eddie Murphy – Dreamgirls
Brad Pitt – Babel
Jack Nicholson – The Departed
Alan Arkin – Little Miss Sunshine
Jackie Earl Haley – Little Children

Runner-up: Michael Sheen – The Queen
I wish: Mark Wahlberg – The Departed

Best Actress
Hellen Mirren – The Queen
Kate Winslet – Little Children
Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada
Judi Dench – Notes on a Sandal
Penelope Cruz – Volver
Runner-up: Nobody. This group is solid
I wish: Annette Benning had some room in here for running with scissors

Best Supporting Actress:
Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls
Adrianna Barraza – Babel
Abigail Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine
Rinko Kulchi - Babel
Cate Blanchett – Notes on a Scandal
Runner-Up: Emily Blunt – The Devil Wear’s Prada
I wish: Meryl Streep – Prairie Home Companion

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Departed
Little Children
The Last King of Scotland
Notes on a Sandal
Runner-up: Thank You for Smoking

Best Original Screenplay
The Queen
Little Miss Sunshine
United 93
Runner Up: Pan’s Labrynth


A ton of grades...

I need a slap on the wrist from the blogger Gods... I just don't seem to have as much blogging time. So, a bunch of grades all in one post:

Pan's Labyrinth: B+
Dreamgirls: B
New Year's Eve: A (much better than compared to mine a year ago)
Summer's Eve: B (it still doesn't smell fresh)
My holiday travel woes: F
My new Kitchen Aid mixer: A
The Glass Castle: A Memoir: A
The new zippy my boyfriend got me: A
Not having the Nintendo Wii yet: D
My new gym membership: I (not sure yet)

I need to do some thinking about how I can either change my format or do something to keep me blogging. Ideas?