February 21, 2008
The Oscars aka the gay man's SuperBowl... Thoughts?
Well, the Writer's Strike is over. And just in time, too. In honor of the Oscars this Sunday, I thought I would ask for some good 'ol fashioned help from my friends.
Some may say I have a gambling problem (and to that I say, it ain't over until the rent money's gone), but after my dismal numbers in boxes for the SuperBowl, I've entered yet another pool for the Oscars, run by one of my coworkers. What can I say—I cannot resist the words "WINNER TAKE ALL."
So... having only seen a few movies, I put my guesses in bold, but I need your guys' expertise. Did anyone see Clooney's Michael Clayton? Or—dare I ask—Atonement/Enchanted? Or even lesser-known films like Driving Bell & the Butterfly or La Vie en Rose?
Let me know what you think!
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Given that Best Picture and Best Director usually go hand-in-hand, my guess is...
Julian Schnabel (Driving Bell & the Butterfly)
Jason Reitman (Juno)
Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
Coen Bros. (No Country)
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Danny Day Lewis has this on lockdown. Anyone disagree?
The ones that have a shot:
Based off the idea that no one wants Michael Moore on stage:
No End in Sight
Falling Slowly (Once)
That's How You Know (Enchanted)