Tuesday, January 22

Entertainment Weekly's Oscar Picks eerily correct

Forget if the Oscars will happen, Entertainment Weekly are so finely tuned through the years that they predicted 95% of the nominees.

Best Actor
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah

They actually picked Ryan Gosling for Lars and the Real Girl, they did mention Tommy Lee Jones. They said: "[He] delivered one of the best performances of is career as the father of a missing soldier, but the fact that the film flopped at the box office was likely killed his chances in this category." Apparently not.

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney, The Savages
Ellen Page, Juno

They actually thought Angelina Jolie would get a nod for A Mighty Heart. About Blanchett, they said because of poor critical and commercial reception and not to mention her sure-thing for Supporting Actress could meaning she wouldn't get a nod, but this year, she gets two nods! Page is the youngest in the category, she will be 21 in February 21st.

Best Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

They got them all right this time. They said it would be hard to pick a fifth slot in such strong performances, but Casey did get a SAG and Golden Globe nod.

Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

EW picked Catherine Keener for Into the Wild instead of Ronan, but did recognize her.

Best Director
Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jason Reitman, Juno
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

They picked Sean Penn for Into the Wild and Joe Wright for Atonement. It is a surprise Penn didn't get a nom. And Jason Reitman is a pleasant surprise. They thought them two would be left on the 'cutting room floor.'

Best Picture

Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood