Monday, January 16, 2006

Better late than never

I'm jotting these down while in the middle of an all-nighter essay session just to keep track for the ceremony. I swear to God, I could not be any less interested in university this year.

I'm not being very risky/adventurous with these predix, but look what happened to me when I did that with SAG. Not again.

Picture (Drama): Brokeback Mountain (alt. Good Night, and Good Luck)
Picture (Comedy/Musical): Walk the Line (alt. Pride and Prejudice)
Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain (alt. George Clooney, Good Night)
Actress (Drama): Felicity Huffman, TransAmerica (alt. Maria Bello, A History of Violence)
Actor (Drama): Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote (alt. Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain)
Actress (Comedy/Musical): Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line (alt. Keira Knightley, Pride and Prejudice)
Actor (Comedy/Musical): Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line (alt. Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale)
Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain (alt. Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener)
Supporting Actor: George Clooney, Syriana (alt. Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man)
Screenplay: Crash (alt. Brokeback Mountain)
Foreign Film: Tsotsi (alt. Kung-Fu Hustle)
Score: Memoirs of a Geisha (alt. Brokeback Mountain)
Song: Brokeback Mountain (alt. TransAmerica)


Nick M. said...

I had planned not to make predictions, because I simply don't care (gasp, oh no!). Actually, I do not feel like I have a grasp on the situation -- I have had no strong feelings about an underdog prevailing.

Essay-session? When do you return to university? My second semester classes begin tomorrow.

And, for curiosity's sake -- what classes are you taking?

Nick M. said...

Oh, and even though I will not be posting predictions (although, an hour before the show, I might just break down and scribble some down anyway), I will DEFINITELY be doing another play-by-play coverage.

Yay for drunk celebrities!

adam k. said...

A lot of people are predicting Crash for screenplay, but I don't think that'll happen. The globe screenplay always ALWAYS goes to a best pic nominee, so it'll be Brokeback, Goodnight, or Match Point. If Crash wins anywhere, it's for Dillon.

Though Crash could of course win original screenplay at the oscars.

JavierAG said...

I am waiting demoniacally for "Crash" to just well, crash, really. Talk about subject matter being more important than the film in question.

Ali said...

Nick - where your play by play coverage? It's not on your blog as yet... I'm waiting for more bitter and pissed off reactions.

I went back to university on the 9th. Classes are the same from last year (I'm taking full courses): World Lit, Fiction 1900-1960, Indo-Caribbean Studies, Modern Political Theory and Comparing World Religions.

All of them are seemed fascinating when I read their descriptions in the course booklet last July. Nevertheless, I can't say I'm in love with a single one of them (well, that's not true, I do enjoy my World Lit - great reading list).

Adam - Good call on screenplay, I didn't consider that. Too bad about PSH, I know badly you (and I) wanted him to win. I saw the film again today and my appreciation for his work grew even more (if that's possible). I am in love with this performance, my favorite of the year (male or female, lead or supporting).

Javier - Although I didn't totally despise Crash (C/C+), I am also stunned by the end-of-year kudos. It had as much sublety as an episode of the now-dead "Boston Public" (superficially) tackling race relations.

Nick M. said...

Ali -- update your BLOG!

Ali said...

Easier said than done. Do you see how many I have to review? I get sick just looking at that list. Maybe I'll just pick and choose what to write about.

Nick M. said...

Yeah, that is what I tend to do.

Also, just write small capsules of a few, and perhaps leave the thers for some other time.

But don't only focus on reviews -- I always like to hear small anecdotes, also.

JavierAG said...

I'm dying to read your thoughts about "The New World". And you must. see. "Constant Gardener". pretty please.

Nick M. said...

No SAG predictions yet?