2008 Year in Advace Oscar Predictions

Best Picture:
The Golden Age
Charlie Wilson’s War
Reservation Road
There Will Be Blood
I’m Not There

Other chances, in order:
My Blueberry Nights
The Kite Runner
In the Valley of Elah
Lust, Caution
No Country for Old Men
Eastern Promises
Sweeney Todd
American Gangster
Michael Clayton

Best Director
Shekhar Kapur – The Golden Age
Mike Nichols – Charlie Wilson’s War
Terry George – Reservation Road
Todd Haynes – I’m Not There
PT Anderson – There Will Be Blood

Kar Wai Wong - My Blueberry Nights
Marc Forster – The Kite Runner
Ang Lee – Lust, Caution
Gavin Hood – Rendition
The Coen Borthers - No Country for Old Men
David Conenberg, Eastern Promises
Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd
Paul Haggis – In the Valley of Elah

Best Actor:
Tom Hanks – Charlie Wilson’s War
Tommy Lee Jones – No Country for Old Men or In the Valley of Elah
Joaquin Phoenix – Reservation Road
Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood
Khalid Abdalia – The Kite Runner

George Clooney – Michael Clayton
Jake Gyllenhall - Rendition
Denzel Washington – American Gangster
Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd
Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, The Golden Age
Jennifer Connolly – Reservation Road
Norah Jones - My Blueberry Nights
Joan Chen – Lust, Caution
Evan Rachel Wood – Across the Universe

Meryl Streep – Evening or Lions for Lambs
Reese Witherspoon – Rendition
Kiera Knightly – Atonement
Julia Roberts – Charlie Wilson’s War
Naomi Watts – Eastern Promises

Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo - Reservation Road
Clive Owen – The Golden Age
Ed Harris - My Blueberry Nights
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
Adrien Brody – I’m Not There

Woody Harrelson – No Country for Old Men
Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
Christian Bale – I’m Not There
Paul Dano – There Will Be Blood
Jude Law – My Blueberry Nights
Peter Saarsgaard - Rendition
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton
James Franco – In the Valley of Elah
Geoffrey Rush – The Golden Age
David Strathairn – My Blueberry Nights

Best Supporting Actress
Julia Roberts – Charlie Wilson’s War
Amy Adams - Charlie Wilson’s War
Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
Samantha Morton - The Golden Age
Natalie Portman - My Blueberry Nights

Venessa Redgrave – Evening or Atonement
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd
Julianne Moore – I’m Not There
Rachel Weisz – My Blueberry Nights
Meryl Streep – Rendition
Toni Colette – Evening
Claire Daines – Evening
Charlize Theron – In the Valley of Elah


RIP Meff

This isn't really a picture of my kitty, but close enough.

Meff, my cat of 10 years, died at the age of 16 on Sunday. It was sad stuff.

You and your thumbs will be missed Meffers!

Grade: A for his life, F for dying on me.