FILM THREAT’S 2008 ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS (PART 2)

Can’t slow down now, not if we want to get these predictions within the alloted time for this feature…

In the category of Best Animated Feature Film, the nominees are:
Persepolis
Ratatouille
Surf’s Up

And Film Threat predicts…
Ratatouille: While I would love to see “Persepolis” take this one, I’ve got a strong hunch that it’ll be “Ratatouille” all the way.

In the category of Art Direction, the nominees are:
American Gangster
Atonement
The Golden Compass
Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
There Will Be Blood

And Film Threat predicts…
There Will Be Blood: This is unbelievably hard to call. “The Golden Compass” is epic, “Atonement” is a period piece, “American Gangster” is gritty, “Sweeney Todd…” is typical Burton darkness but “There Will Be Blood” goes the full length of the court to really establish its world the most.

In the category of Cinematography, the nominees are:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Atonement
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

And Film Threat predicts…
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: Another almost impossible category to call, but I’m going to go with “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’s” visual impact over the “No Country…” / “There Will Be Blood” heavyweights.

In the category of Sound Mixing, the nominees are:
The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
3:10 to Yuma
Transformers

And Film Threat predicts…
3:10 to Yuma: Honestly, no fucking clue, but I’d love to see “3:10 to Yuma” win something so…

In the category of Sound Editing, the nominees are:
The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
There Will Be Blood
Transformers

And Film Threat predicts…
Transformers: Even though this category is Sound Mixing with “3:10 to Yuma” switched out with “There Will Be Blood,” I’ve got to go with “Transformers” for getting all them transforming sounds edited in with the score, human screams and other action-packed gibberish and explosions.

In the category of Original Score, the nominees are:
Atonement, Dario Marianelli
The Kite Runner, Alberto Iglesias
Michael Clayton, James Newton Howard
Ratatouille, Michael Giacchino
3:10 to Yuma, Marco Beltrami

And Film Threat predicts…
3:10 to Yuma, Marco Beltrami: “There Will Be Blood’s” Johnny Greenwood deserves the win for this category, but due to some nonsense Academy fine-print, his score was ineligible. Sorry, Marco, you may win but you had the second best score of the year.

In the category of Original Song, the nominees are:
“Falling Slowly” from Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
“Happy Working Song” from Enchanted, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
“Raise It Up” from August Rush,
“So Close” from Enchanted, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
“That’s How You Know” from Enchanted, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

And Film Threat predicts…
“Falling Slowly” from Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova: The “Enchanted” songs should cancel each other out completely, leaving it a fight between “Once” and “August Rush” and… the former is sheer brilliance and the latter is a piece of shit.

In the category of Costume, the nominees are:
Across the Universe
Atonement
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
La Vie en Rose
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

And Film Threat predicts…
Elizabeth: The Golden Age: More elegantly a period-piece display than any of the other nominees…

In the category of Visual Effects, the nominees are:
The Golden Compass
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Transformers

And Film Threat predicts…
Transformers: Forget the pirates, this comes down to three words: Giant Transforming Robots!

In the category of Documentary Feature, the nominees are:
No End in Sight
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Sicko
Taxi to the Dark Side
War/Dance

And Film Threat predicts…
No End in Sight: No documentary has ever been more important towards showing how we got to where we are in the Iraq War, and been more prophetic to where we’re going, then “No End in Sight.” This film needs to be seen, and if an Academy Award win helps that happen, I’m behind it 100%.

Only the top categories remain in Part Three of Film Threat’s 2008 Academy Awards Predictions>>>




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