Sunday, November 18, 2007

totally random and entirely useless NBR predictions

These are not final at all, but I just feel like putting them out there, cause I'm in that kind of mood:

Best Picture: Atonement (Focus Features)
alternate: No Country for Old Men

Best Director: David Fincher for Zodiac
alternate: The Coen Bros (No Country)

Best Actor: Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd
alternate: Daniel Day-Lewis (TWWB)

Best Actress: Julie Christie for Away From Her
alternate: Laura Linney (Savages and Jindabyne)

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men
alternate: Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)

Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett for I'm Not There
alternate: Michelle Pfeiffer (Hairspray and Stardust)

Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody for Juno
alternate: Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson for TWBB
alternate: Christopher Hampton (Atonement)

Special Achievement: The Coen Bros for No Country for Old Men
alternate: Sarah Polley (Away From Her)

Ensemble Acting: the cast of Hairspray
alternate: the cast of I'm Not There

Directorial Debut: Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
alternate: Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone)

Breakthrough Actor: Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild)
alternate: Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone and Jesse James)

Breakthrough Actress: Ellen Page (Juno)
alternate: Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray)

Top Ten List
1. Atonement
2. No Country for Old Men
3. There Will Be Blood
4. Into the Wild
5. Michael Clayton
6. Charlie Wilson's War
7. Zodiac
8. Hairspray
9. I'm Not There
10. Once

Anyway, I have no idea why I did this. It's not time yet at all. But I just had it on my mind. The special achievement could easily go to Sean Penn or Sarah Polley or someone else. There are a lot of actor directors and writer/director/producers in the mix this year, so it could go any which way. But I feel like the Coens will take special achievement since they're now finally being honest about crediting both of themselves as directors, producers, etc. I also think David Fincher is sufficiently random to take their directing award. And I just have this weird feeling that Depp will take best actor here. But it could be a lot of others, too.

Discuss if you're so inclined. Otherwise, just ignore. Your call.



Blogger J.D. said...

Your BP prediction makes me very sad.


9:12 PM  
Blogger adam k. said...

Well, Atonement is kinda their cuppa tea.

Do you have something against it?

11:15 PM  
Blogger Rural Juror said...

There ya go again with the Johnny Depp. I just don't see it, but ya never know

1:59 AM  
Blogger J.D. said...

No! If it wins the NBR, it's not gonna win Best Picture! [cries]

12:11 PM  
Blogger adam k. said...

That's not necessarily true. It's happened lots of times: Forrest Gump, American Beauty, The Silence of the Lambs and others. It just hasn't happened in a few years. But that trend is bound to change...

4:23 PM  

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