It was an adequate year for movies at best, but regardless, let’s get into it:
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”
Devo: If these are the best movies of the year, then this year was no better than a 6.5 out of 10. None of these movies were great, especially Atonement, which sucked. Country and Blood both had fairly significant flaws that I discussed previously. Country will win, but Blood was better. But more about what should have won below.
George Clooney in “Michael Clayton”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”
Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Tommy Lee Jones in “In the
Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises”
Devo: Daniel Day-Lewis should win it, and I think he will. Part of me wants to see Tommy Lee Jones win, if only to see my Dad continue his bitching and moaning about how TLJ’s character in No Country For Old Men, was the most depressing character of all time.
MissMet: I’m going with the safe bet of Daniel Day-Lewis, because everyone and their mother says he’s going to win. Did anyone see Eastern Promises? I heard there was a naked fight in it, including Viggo. If this is Viggo circa Lord of the Rings, I’m in. I still pick Daniel though.
Cate Blanchett in “
Julie Christie in “Away from Her”
Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose”
Laura Linney in “The Savages”
Ellen Page in “Juno”
Devo: Don’t care unless Ellen Page wins. And even then, not really. I guess I’ll say Julie Christie, just because.
MissMet: My aunt and uncle saw Away from Her and said it was pretty much the most devastating thing they’ve seen in awhile. When I asked how Julie Christie was, my aunt replied, “Oh, she was good.” The bold and italics represent the infection which she said the word good, because I cannot recreate it for you over the interweb. I can’t argue with that- Julie Christie.
Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War”
Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild”
Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton”
Devo: With all apologies to Philip Seymour Hoffman, this award has to go to Bardem, friendo.
MissMet: Javier Bardem just because of his haircut. Oh and he was supposedly amazing in this role.
Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There”
Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement”
Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone”
Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”
Devo: Boo to Amy Ryan for giving McNulty the shaft in The Wire. This’ll probably go to Cate Blanchett for playing a female, Victorian-Age Bob Dylan.
MissMet: Apparently, Ruby Dee is the sentimental favorite because she’s so old. Saoirse Ronan is a prodigy because she’s so young. Let’s say Amy Ryan, just so we have one different pick. Plus, she’s a New Yorker acting with a thick
Devo: As long as Atonement didn’t win anything important, it’s been a good Oscar Year. But three dramas were all better than the nominees: American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone, and Kite Runner. And also, the Eddie Vedder Into the Wild song got screwed.
MissMet: I really hope the song “Falling Slowly” from Once wins Best Original Song. I hope that Jon Stewart is damn funny and I hope that there aren’t any wardrobe malfunctions.