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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My Personal Oscar Ballot

Before I take a final stab at predicting the Oscar nominations, which are announced on Tuesday, here is the ballot I would submit if I were an actual voter. I'll limit it to the eight main categories.

Best Picture
Pan's Labyrinth
The Prestige
United 93

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men
Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth
Paul Greengrass, United 93
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel
Christopher Nolan, The Prestige

Best Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking
Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Clive Owen, Children of Men
Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

Best Actress
Ivana Baquero, Pan's Labyrinth
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
Helen Mirren, The Queen
Kate Winslet, Little Children

Best Supporting Actor
Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland
Robert Downey Jr., A Scanner Darkly
Kazunari Ninomiya, Letters from Iwo Jima
Brad Pitt, Babel
Michael Sheen, The Queen

Best Supporting Actress
Adriana Barraza, Babel
Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
Phyllis Somerville, Little Children

Best Original Screenplay
Letters from Iwo Jima
Pan's Labyrinth
The Queen
United 93

Best Adapted Screenplay
Notes on a Scandal
The Prestige
Thank You for Smoking
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story


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