The time has come. The nominations for the 80th Annual Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday morning. So who will score a nod? Who will get the shaft? You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out, but you don’t have to wait for OK!’s predictions. Check them out below and see how well we match up!
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Into the Wild
Next in line: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; Atonement
The first three are locks. While snubbed by the Globes — which, although they try their damndest, doesn’t have a killer record predicting Oscar nods/wins — Into the Wild ought to get in on the strength of its Guild nods. Juno should be safe as the "light comedy" pick, but don’t be surprised if the revered The Diving Bell and the Butterfly sneaks in.
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Sean Penn, Into the Wild
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Next in line: Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd; Joe Wright, Atonement; Sidney Lumet, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
There probably won’t be a picture-director matchup here if Juno gets in for picture, and especially with Tim and Joe nipping at the front-runners’ heels. The Academy loves their Sean Penn, but not their Tim Burton as much, though he definitely deserves props for his bloody masterpiece.
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
Next in line: Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl; James McAvoy, Atonement
George and Daniel are guaranteed nods — and even a win in Daniel’s case at this point. With the strength of his first Globe win and rave reviews, Johnny should look forward to hearing his name announced tomorrow too. The always underappreciated Viggo should secure his first nod while Emile will most likely beat out last year’s nominee Ryan for the younger actor spot.
Amy Adams, Enchanted
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Ellen Page, Juno
Next in line: Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age; Helena Bonham Carter, Sweeney Todd; Laura Linney, The Savages
While last year’s actress nominees were predetermined way beforehand, that’s not the case this year. There’s a fifth slot up for grabs, which will most likely be between the ever-charming Amy Adams and the wonderful Cate Blanchett, though the Aussie was more deserving of her first nod for her reincarnation of the British queen nine years ago. Besides, she’s already a lock in supporting actress.
Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
Next in line: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War; John Travolta, Hairspray; Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
The only given here is Javier, although the other four look relatively safe based on precursors. If voters are really feeling No Country Country for Old Men, expect two nods.
Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
Catherine Keener, Into the Wild
Kelly MacDonald, No Country for Old Men
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Next in line: Saoirse Ronan, Atonement; Vanessa Redgrave, Atonement
Cate, Amy and Tilda are good as gold. Catherine and Kelly look to be a little more unsturdy, each of whom could get snubbed (and subbed) for 13-year-old Saoirse. Remember that the Academy loves little girls; little boys, not as much!