OK! Predicts the Oscar Nods


Jan. 21 2008, Published 3:49 p.m. ET

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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!

Best Picture

No Country for Old Men

There Will Be Blood

Michael Clayton

Into the Wild


Next in line: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; Atonement

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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.

Best Director

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.

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Best Actor

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.

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Best Actress

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.

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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!


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