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Oscar Nomination Predictions

By Dan Krovich, Reagen Sulewski & David Mumpower

January 24, 2005

As the film awards season winds down, anticipation builds with the approach of the Academy Award nominations. The Academy will announce the nominations Tuesday, January 25. Dan Krovich, Reagen Sulewski and David Mumpower have peered into their crystal balls and have issued the following prognostications:

Category Dan Krovich Reagen Sulewski David Mumpower
Best Picture The Aviator
Finding Neverland
Hotel Rwanda
Million Dollar Baby
Sideways
The Aviator
Hotel Rwanda
Million Dollar Baby
Ray
Sideways
The Aviator
Sideways
Million Dollar Baby
Finding Neverland
Hotel Rwanda
Best Director Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby
Marc Forster - Finding Neverland
Taylor Hackford - Ray
Alexander Payne - Sideways
Martin Scorsese - The Aviator
The Aviator - Martin Scorsese
Finding Neverland - Marc Forster
Hotel Rwanda - Terry George
Million Dollar Baby - Clint Eastwood
Sideways - Alexander Payne
Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby
Terry George - Hotel Rwanda
Marc Forster - Finding Neverland
Martin scorcese - The Aviator
Alexander Payne - Sideways
Best Actor Javier Bardem - The Sea Inside
Don Cheadle - Hotel Rwanda
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Aviator
Jamie Foxx - Ray
Paul Giamatti - Sideways
The Aviator - Leonardo DiCaprio
Bad Education - Gael Garcia Bernal
Hotel Rwanda - Don Cheadle (yeah!)
Ray - Jamie Foxx
Sideways - Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti - Sideways
Jamie Foxx - Ray
Don Cheadle - Hotel Rwanda
Leonardo Dicaprio - The Aviator
Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby
Best Actress Annette Bening - Being Julia
Catalina Sandino Moreno - Maria Full of Grace
Imelda Staunton - Vera Drake
Hilary Swank - Million Dollar Baby
Kate Winslet - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Before Sunset - Julie Delpy
Being Julia - Annette Bening
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Kate Winslet
Million Dollar Baby - Hilary Swank
Vera Drake - Imelda Swanton
Annette Bening - Being Julia
Julie Delpy - Before Sunset
Imelda Staunton - Vera Drake
Hilary Swank - Million Dollar Baby
Catalina Sandino Moreno - Maria Full of Grace
Best Supporting Actor Thomas Haden Church - Sideways
Jamie Foxx - Collateral
Morgan Freeman - Million Dollar Baby
Freddie Highmore - Finding Neverland
Clive Owen - Closer
Collateral - Jamie Foxx
Closer - Clive Owen
Finding Neverland - Freddie Highmore
Million Dollar Baby - Morgan Freeman
Sideways - Thomas Haden Church
Clive Owen - Close
Jamie Foxx - Collateral
Morgan Freeman - Million Dollar Baby
Thomas Haden Church - Sideways
Peter Sarsgaard - Kinsey
Best Supporting Actress Cate Blanchett - The Aviator
Laura Linney - Kinsey
Virginia Madsen - Sideways
Meryl Streep - The Manchurian Candidate
Kate Winslet - Finding Neverland
The Aviator - Cate Blanchett
Closer - Natalie Portman
Kinsey - Laura Linney
The Manchurian Candidate - Meryl Streep
Sideways - Virginia Madsen
Natalie Portman - Closer
Laura Linney - Kinsey
Virginia Madsen - Sideways
Kate Winslet - Finding Neverland
Cate Blanchett - The Aviator
Best Original Screenplay Bill Condon - Kinsey
Charlie Kaufman - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
John Logan - The Aviator
Joshua Marsten - Maria Full of Grace
Keir Pearson & Terry George - Hotel Rwanda
The Aviator
Bad Education
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Hotel Rwanda
Ray
The Aviator
Hotel Rwanda
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ray
Kinsey
Best Adapted Screenplay Paul Haggis - Million Dollar Baby
Richard Linklater & Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy - Before Sunset
Partick Marber - Closer
Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor - Sideways
Jose Rivera - The Motorcycle Diaries
Before Sunset
Closer
Finding Neverland
Million Dollar Baby
Sideways
Sideways
Closer
Finding Neverland
Million Dollar Baby
Before Sunset
Best Animated Film The Incredibles
The Polar Express
Shrek 2
The Incredibles
Shrek 2
The Polar Express
Incredibles
The Polar Express
Shrek 2
Best Documentary Born into Brothels
The Ritchie Boys
Tell Them Who You Are
Touching the Void
Twist of Faith
Born Into Brothels
Home of the Brave
The Story of the Weeping Camel (*shudder*)
Super Size Me
Touching the Void
Touching the Void
Super Size Me

Born into Brothels
Story of the Weeping Camel
The Ritchie Boys
Best Art Direction The Aviator
Finding Neverland
House of Flying Daggers
Million Dollar Baby
The Phantom of the Opera
The Aviator
Finding Neverland
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Terminal
Finding Neverland
Life Aqautic
House of Flying Daggers
A Very Long Engagement
Aviator
Best Cinematography The Aviator
Collateral
House of Flying Daggers
The Passion of the Christ
Ray
The Aviator
Collateral
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Passion of the Christ
Ray
Collateral
House of Flying Daggers
Aviator
Passion of the Chris
Ray
Best Costume Design The Aviator
Finding Neverland
House of Flying Daggers
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Phantom of the Opera
The Aviator
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Hosue of Flying Daggers
The Passion of the Christ
The Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera
Finding Neverland
House of Flying Daggers
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Aviator
Best Film Editing The Aviator
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Million Dollar Baby
Ray
Sideways
The Aviator
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fahrenheit 9/11
Million Dollar Baby
Sideways
Eternal Sunshine
Ray
The Aviator
Fahrenheit 9/11
Sideways
Best Foreign Language Film Les Choristes
House of Flying Daggers
Nobody Knows
The Sea Inside
Yesterday
The Chorus - France
Downfall - Germany
House of Flying Daggers - China
Innocent Voices - Mexico
The Sea Inside - Spain
House of Flying Daggers
The Sea Inside
The Chorus
Nobody Knows
Innocent Voices
Best Makeup The Aviator
Hellboy
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Passion of the Christ
The Sea Inside
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Passion of the Christ
The Aviator
Best Original Score Birth
The Incredibles
Finding Neverland
Sideways
The Terminal
Finding Neverland
The Incredibles
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Passion of the Christ
Sideways
The Incredibles
Finding Neverland
The Terminal
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
House of Flying Daggers
Best Original Song Alfie - "Old Habits Die Hard"
Hotel Rwanda - "Million Voices"
The Phantom of the Opera - "Learn to be Lonely"
The Polar Express - "Believe"
Shrek 2 - "Accidentally in Love"
Alfie - "Old Habits Die Hard"
Before Sunset - "Waltz For a Night"
Hotel Rwanda - "Million Voices"
The Phantom of the Opera - "Learn to Be Lonely"
The Polar Express - "Believe"
Shrek 2 -"Accidentally in Love"
Polar Express - "Believe"
Hotel Rwanda - "Million Voices"
Phantom of the Opera - "Learn to Be Lonely"
Before Sunset - "Waltz for a Night"
Best Sound The Aviator
Collateral
Million Dollar Baby
Ray
Spider-Man 2
The Aviator
Collateral
Finding Neverland
Ray
Spider-Man 2
Collateral
House of Flying Daggers
Ray
Finding Neverland
The Aviator
Best Sound Editing The Aviator
The Incredibles
Spider-Man 2
The Aviator
The Incredibles
Ray
Ray
The Aviator
The Incredibles
Best Visual Effects The Aviator
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Spider-Man 2
I, Robot
Spider-Man 2
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Spider-Man 2
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (hi Tony!)
I, Robot


     


 
 

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