Rama’s Screen: My Pick for Oscar Nominees

Many things decide whether a movie is successful or not. Box office results are one determinant factor. If no one pays to see your movie, then it might be a sign that you need a different hobby. But nothing give a movie more pride than winning one of those little golden statuettes.

Many people don’t like watching the Oscars and that’s mainly because the show lasts for more than three hours. However, I like watching the Oscars every year. I’m ecstatic when my favorite movies and stars get recognition; and I get upset when my faves are overlooked — and less-deserving actors, movies or directors run off with the award. Plus, I enjoy standup comedy, which is why I always look forward to hearing the host’s jokes an opening monologue.

On January 22nd, Hollywood is going to announce the Oscar nominees, so I figured I’d come up with my own list of who and what I think deserve to get nominated. These are just some of the top popular categories:

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
*
300
* I AM LEGEND
* TRANSFORMERS

Best Animated Feature Film
*
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
* PERSEPOLIS
* THE BEE MOVIE

Best Supporting Actress
*
Cate Blanchett, I’M NOT THERE
* Amy Ryan, GONE BABY GONE
* Helena Bonham Carter, SWEENEY TODD
* Tilda Swinton, MICHAEL CLAYTON
* Kelly McDonald, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

Best Supporting Actor
*
Javier Bardem, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
* Steve Zahn, RESCUE DAWN
* Philip Seymour Hoffman, CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR
* Chiwetel Ejiofor, TALK TO ME
* Casey Affleck, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES

Best Actress
*
Ellen Page, JUNO
* Cate Blanchett, ELIZABETH
* Julie Christie, AWAY FROM HER
* Angelina Jolie, A MIGHTY HEART
* Jodie Foster, THE BRAVE ONE

Best Actor
*
Daniel Day Lewis, THERE WILL BE BLOOD
* Johnny Depp, SWEENEY TODD
* John Cusack, GRACE IS GONE
* Christian Bale, RESCUE DAWN
* Ryan Gosling, LARS AND THE REAL GIRL

Best Director
*
Ben Affleck, GONE BABY GONE
* Tim Burton, SWEENEY TODD
* Joel & Ethan Coen, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
* Paul Thomas Anderson, THERE WILL BE BLOOD
* Sydney Lumet, BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD

Best Picture
*
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
* JUNO
* NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
* ATONEMENT
* SWEENEY TODD