I’m guilty.

by katelin on February 21, 2008

So guilty. Slap me on the wrist. Put me in the corner. I deserve to be punished. Make me watch Heidi’s dumb video again. I’m guilty.

What is I did, or didn’t do in this case, you ask? Well. Let me explain.

As I have mentioned many, many times before. I heart movies. Heck, I more than heart, I adore, I love, I live for movies. Always have and probably always will. Therefore it only makes sense that the Academy Awards is like Christmas to me. I sit in front of my TV and watch all the red carpet interviews (on multiple channels), analyze who’s wearing what, who’s actually there, who needs to brush their hair, who’s dress I’d love to wear…yeah you get the point. And then the real show begins. The awards, the presentations, the performances, ah! I love it all. I even fill out ballots, whether I’m at a friend’s party or sitting at home watching it with my parents I love to make my guesses, it’s part of the whole Oscar fun. So what am I guilty of? What’s the whole point of this post?

I have seen a total of two of the nominated films this year. TWO. A big whopping TWO. Ah! Who am I!?!?! Well I’ve seen two out of the main ones and eight total. But still?! Ah! I wish I could just leave work today and go watch every movie nominated for anything all day for the next three days, that’d be sweet. But alas. I will not. I will simply have to rely on the fact that both Juno and There Will Be Blood were pretty schnazzy and are my only ins to voting this year, well that and the winners from every other awards show til now. But that’s besides the point…

And with that all said (man I ramble on), let’s have a contest! Woo! I love contests! Hurrah! Well there are 24 categories of nominations, which is a lot, so I’m going to ask you to submit your picks for only a couple.

And the categories are….

BEST PICTURE
“Atonement”
“Juno”
“Michael Clayton”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

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”

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”

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”

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

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, “Juno”
Nancy Oliver, “Lars and the Real Girl”
Tony Gilroy, “Michael Clayton”
Brad Bird, Story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird, “Ratatouille”
Tamara Jenkins, “The Savages”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood”
Christopher Hampton, “Atonement”
Ronald Harwood, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”
Sarah Polley, “Away From Her”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Falling Slowly” from “Once”
“Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted”
“Raise It Up” from “August Rush”
“So Close” from “Enchanted”
“That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted”

(you can check out all the nominees if you’re curious, here)

So there you go, all your choices in all their shinning glory. So make your picks and you can either email them to me (bug425@yahoo.com) or write them here. But you have to submit before the show starts (Sunday 5pt/8et), obviously.

*And big note. It’s okay if you’re as out of the loop as I am, vote anyways, you’ll still have a chance*

And the winner will receive a prize! Woo! Everyone loves prizes :)

So good luck and happy viewing! :)

Posted in Celebrities,Movies,My Crazy Life,My Obsessions

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