Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscar Update - "No Country for Old Men" vs. "There Will Be Blood"

Well, the 80th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone, and I thought I would just make a small post in regards to my previous predictions concerning "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood."

These two movies were competing in 6 categories. I was right in 4 of my 6 predictions, but as I said in the original post, I hadn't seen most of the others, so I was just predicting between those two movies, so I don't know if I was right or not in regards to which movie would beat the other. So I'll weasel out of it by saying I was right four times, and two times I don't know.

Category: Achievement in Cinematography
I predicted a hands-down win for "TWBB," even over those movies I hadn't seen, and I was correct.

Category: Achievement in Directing
I said that the Coen brothers would take this for "No Country," and I was right.

Category: Achievement in Film Editing
I had no idea what went into this (and still don't), so I predicted "TWBB" would come out on top. Sadly, I was completely off on that one. "The Borne Ultimatum" took the Oscar in this category.

Category: Achievement in Sound Editing
My other failure at clairvoyance, "The Borne Ultimatum" took this category as well. I predicted "TWBB."

Category: Adapted Screenplay
Another victory for me, with "No Country" winning in this category.

Category: Best Motion Picture of the Year
The big one. This was another one I made a blanket statement about who would win, even though I hadn't seen the other 3 movies nominated. I predicted "No Country," and it took it.

My one other prediction, for Best Actor, was correct as well, with Daniel Day-Lewis taking it for his role as oil-man Daniel Plainview in "TWBB." "No Country" also won one of its categories in which it was not competing against "TWBB." Javier Bardem took Best Supporting Actor for his role in "No Country." A complete list of the winners can be found here.


Drew said...

I was extremely happy that Daniel Day-Lewis got Best Actor for TWBB. That was the only award that I really cared about, because his performance was just so incredible in that movie, AND that movie would not have been nearly as good without his incredible performance. I think it was well deserved.

Anonymous said...

just saw no country for old men, it's unassumingly unconventional yet (thankfully) never over-the-top. the Coen bros. deserve their Oscars; well done indeed.