Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Last Minute National Board of Review Predictions

The National Board of Review is the very first precursor that has any impact on the Oscar Race. They are supposed to be announcing their picks sometime today so I thought, "What the hell, everyone is posting their predictions." So here's who I think will win:

Best Picture: Michael Clayton

Rest of the Top 10 (in alphabetical order): American Gangster; Atonement; Before the Devil Knows You're Dead; Charlie Wilson's War; Hairspray; Into the Wild; Juno; Knocked Up; No Country For Old Men

Best Foreign Film: Persepolis

Rest of the Top 5 (in alphabetical order): The Counterfeiters; The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; La Vie en Rose; Lust, Caution

Best Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah, No Country For Old Men

Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose

Best Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Margot at the Wedding

Best Director: Sean Penn, Into the Wild

Best Screenplay (Original): Tamara Jenkins, The Savages

Best Screenplay (Adapted): David Benioff, The Kite Runner

Best Ensemble Acting: Juno

Breakthrough Performance- Male: Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild

Breakthrough Performance- Female: Ellen Page, Juno

Best Directorial Debut: Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton

Best Documentary: Sicko

Best Animated Feature: Ratatouille