4 comments February 26th, 2007at 10:18am Posted by Eli

In retrospect, I should have blogged my Oscar picks instead of just e-mailing them to the shadowy and mysterious Codename V, since it turns out I did pretty well. My only real blind spot was The Departed, what with Martin Scorsese being the Susan Lucci of the Oscars and all.

My pick for Best Picture: The Queen.
Oscar: The Departed.

My pick for Best Actor: Forest Whitaker.
Oscar: Forest Whitaker.

My pick for best Actress: Helen Mirren.
Oscar: Helen Mirren.

My pick for Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin.
Oscar: Alan Arkin.

My pick for Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson.
Oscar: Jennifer Hudson.

My pick for Best Director: Clint Eastwood.
Oscar: Martin Scorsese.

My pick for Best Foreign Language Film: Anything But Pan’s Labyrinth.
Oscar: Not Pan’s Labyrinth. (NOTE: My pick was not meant to disparage Pan’s Labyrinth – quite the contrary.)

My pick for Best Adapted Screenplay: The Departed.
Oscar: The Departed.

My pick for Best Original Screenplay: Little Miss Sunshine.
Oscar: Little Miss Sunshine.

My pick for Best Animated Feature: Happy Feet.
Oscar: Happy Feet.

My pick for Best Art Direction: Pan’s Labyrinth.
Oscar: Pan’s Labyrinth.

My pick for Best Cinematography: Children Of Men.
Oscar: Pan’s Labyrinth.

Not bad, especially considering I haven’t seen any of the nominees.

Entry Filed under: Movies


  • 1. karmicjay  |  February 26th, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Yay! Don’t you feel like buying a lottery ticket?

  • 2. V.  |  February 26th, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    All I have to say is, mad mad props to Forest Whitaker. I’m a long standing fan, and it’s nice to see him finally get some recognition. I mean, damn.

  • 3. kyklops  |  February 27th, 2007 at 2:08 am

    Not bad, especially considering I havenít seen any of the nominees.

    Not bad at all! What”s your secret?

  • 4. Eli  |  February 27th, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Hell if I know. I guess I just understand the psychology of the Oscar voters. It’s not like my picks were necessarily based on merit, just who/what looked like someone/something the voters would choose.

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