Oscar nominees being announced TOMORROW, Feb. 11 at 8:30am in LA, by Marisa Tomei and being broadcasted live on all 3 networks. The Oscars themselves are on March 23, this year's 75th anniversary show will be hosted by the very funny STEVE MARTIN. (If they couldn't get Billy Crystal, this was a cool option too.)
[EDIT: This year's show may be particularly interesting to watch, given celebrities' tendencies to get political during the Oscars if there is war going on. Watch for people like George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey to make some kind of statement...]
I have a SYSTEM for figuring out the Oscar winners, and for the past 4 years, I've been unbeatable in my predictions (between the people I've played with). Unfortunately, I've never won anything cool for my guesses, like in a big contest or anything...but...I can't calculate using my system until I know who is nominated!
Here are some nominations I hope we see tomorrow (not necessarily to be confused with who I actually think will be nominated):
(Sound, visual effects, editing, screenplay adaptation, score, costumes, art direction, Willem Dafoe for supporting. Tobey won't get it, but wasn't he great!!!)
Lord of the Rings
(Sound, visual effects, editing, screenplay adaptation, costumes, art direction, Peter Jackson for directing, possibly best picture.) I will be HIGHLY surprised if any acting nominations are involved...UNLESS...they decide to nominate Gollum for best support. That would turn the whole awards show on its ear. I'll be very upset if anyone nominated Orlando Bloom.
(All the technicals mentioned above for the other two...best screenplay adaptation, and I want with all my heart for Richard Harris to GET and WIN best supporting actor. Kenneth Branagh was pretty great too.)
One Hour Photo
(Best support, Robin Williams)
(Best original screenplay, best actress Nicole Kidman, best support Meryl Streep, best makeup)
(Best actor, Jack Nicholson)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
(Best original screenplay. Best actress Nia Vardulos. Best score. Best picture. Best hunk, John Corbett. Wait. Wrong thread, that one belongs on the Laminated List, not the Oscar nominations.)
(Best original screenplay. Best score.)
Gangs of New York.
(Best support, Daniel Day Lewis. Best actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. Best original song, U2.)
Far From Heaven.
(Best actress, Julianne Moore. Best support, Dennis Quaid. Best picture. Best director and best editing.)
(Best song, best score, best picture, best director, best costumes. Best actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, possibly nominated against Renee Zellweger in the same category. Best support Richard Gere. Best support Queen Latifah.)
Anyone else????? Guess we'll see tomorrow, and then, let the games begin!!!!