Oscar Countdown: Who Will Win? Who Cares? You Decide. (Winners Added)

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The 80th Annual (aka the 2008) Oscars will be televised live later tonight on ABC, 5:00 PT/8:00 ET, and unless you have something better to do, you’ll probably end up watching it on and off. Personally, I got a Rockets game to keep me occupied, so I’ll probably tune in when the whole thing is over. Until that happens, who do you think will win? Give us your predictions below.

And the nominees are … (the “important” categories only, of course) — Note: Winners in Italics.

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

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

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

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

BEST LEAD ACTOR
George Clooney in “Michael Clayton”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”
Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah”
Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises”

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
Julie Christie in “Away from Her”
Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose”
Laura Linney in “The Savages”
Ellen Page in “Juno”

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There”
Ruby Dee in “American Gangster”
Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement”
Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone”
Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”

BEST ANIMATED FILM
“Persepolis” – Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
“Ratatouille” – Brad Bird
“Surf’s Up” – Ash Brannon and Chris Buck

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” – Roger Deakins
“Atonement” – Seamus McGarvey
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” – Janusz Kaminski
“No Country for Old Men” – Roger Deakins
“There Will Be Blood” – Robert Elswit

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“No End in Sight” – Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
“Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience” – Richard E. Robbins
“Sicko” – Michael Moore and Meghan O’Hara
“Taxi to the Dark Side” – Alex Gibney and Eva Orner
“War/Dance” – Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Beaufort” Israel
“The Counterfeiters” Austria
“Katyn” Poland
“Mongol” Kazakhstan
“12” Russia

Oscar Countdown: Who Will Win? Who Cares? You Decide.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    And how in the hell does “The Golden Compass” beat “Transformers” for special effects?!? Say what you want about “TF,” but cars turning into robots (flawlessly, too) is a lot better than talking polar bears!

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    And how in the hell does “The Golden Compass” beat “Transformers” for special effects?!? Say what you want about “TF,” but cars turning into robots (flawlessly, too) is a lot better than talking polar bears!