Neal Vitale Reviews: In Bruges

Neal Vitale's Oscar Picks

2007 was a good year for film, and the slate for Sunday's festivities is happily full of many deserving nominees. I am expecting a sweep by the Coen Brothers' excellent No Country for Old Men of all the major  film awards.. The following are who I think will win, as opposed to who I think should win (I've noted the few instances where this appears to be a particular injustice).

Best Picture
No Country For Old Men
Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Actress
Julie Christie
Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem
Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett (I still feel Tilda Swinton was miscast in Michael Clayton)
Best Director
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Best Animated Feature Film
(While I like this film, I thought Surf's Up was actually better, and much funnier)
Best Art Direction
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Best Cinematography

There Will Be Blood
(All the candidates in this category are excellent)
Best Costume Design
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
(Elizabeth: The Golden Age is the competition here)
Best Film Editing
No Country For Old Men (This award usually follows the year's dominant film, which is unfortunate for The Bourne Ultimatum)
Best Foreign Language Film
The Counterfeiters

Best Makeup

La Vie En Rose
(A film I hated)
Best Adapted Screenplay
No Country For Old Men
Best Original Screenplay


Best Original Score

Atonement (Those typewriter keys!)
Best Original Song
"Falling Slowly" (The best song of the bunch, by far)
Best Sound Editing

Best Sound Mixing

Best Visual Effects

Best Documentary Feature

No End In Sight

Best Documentary Short Subject


Best Animated Short Film

I Met The Walrus

Best Live Action Short Film

Tanghi Argentini