Oscars going for Brokeback

So the Oscars are around the corner and after reading an article in my Premiere magazine I decided this year I would decide ahead of time what I thought would win and see how I do. Feel free to add your own opinion. I realize I haven’t seen most of the movies, shame on me, so most of this is just guessing and speculation.

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Capote”
Terrence Howard in “Hustle & Flow”
Heath Ledger in “Brokeback Mountain”
Joaquin Phoenix in “Walk the Line”
David Strathairn in “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

It’s between Hoffman and Ledger as far as I see it. Now Hoffman potentially deserves it more on a personal level because he’s been doing outstanding roles for many years while Ledger is still such a newbie to the film world. I haven’t seen any of the movies other than Brokeback Mountain so I’m going for Heath Ledger. While I really want Hoffman to get a much deserved Oscar and I think Ledger is too young to win I find it hard to believe anyone had nearly as much heart in their performance as Ledger.

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Judi Dench in “Mrs. Henderson Presents”
Felicity Huffman in “Transamerica”
Keira Knightley in “Pride & Prejudice”
Charlize Theron in “North Country”
Reese Witherspoon in “Walk the Line”

Considering Witherspoon had to really work hard for her role including learning to sing like June I think she will most likely win. I don’t know anything about Dench’s performance but I believe she’s won at least once before, Knightly really can’t compare and I just think Huffman is far too unlikely.

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
George Clooney in “Syriana”
Matt Dillon in “Crash”
Paul Giamatti in “Cinderella Man”
Jake Gyllenhaal in “Brokeback Mountain”
William Hurt in “A History of Violence”

While of course my heart goes out to Gyllenhaal above all I know he will not win but I’m confident he’ll win someday down the road, he’s too talented not to. My vote goes to Giamatti because he’s just so good at what he does and he wasn’t even nominated for Sideways last year.

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in “Junebug”
Catherine Keener in “Capote”
Frances McDormand in “North Country”
Rachel Weisz in “The Constant Gardener”
Michelle Williams in “Brokeback Mountain”

McDormand has already won an Oscar and Williams character, which impressive, just doesn’t really blow me away like some performances I’ve seen. My vote goes to Keener, I think it’s time she is recognized and I heard she did a great job in Capote.

Achievement in directing
“Brokeback Mountain”
Ang Lee
Bennett Miller
Paul Haggis
“Good Night, and Good Luck.”
George Clooney
Steven Spielberg

Ang Lee all the fucking way, no doubt in my mind.

Best motion picture of the year
“Brokeback Mountain”
“Good Night, and Good Luck.”

I’ve only see Brokeback Mountain and Crash but I’ve heard even the others are perfection. I think it’s a tough race here but I think it’s impossible for it not to go to Brokeback Mountain. Brokeback pushed the boundairs, had an equisite beauty and had an emotional depth none of the other films could compare to.


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“Brokeback Mountain” Gustavo Santaolalla

Adapted screenplay

“Brokeback Mountain” Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana

Original screenplay

“Good Night, and Good Luck.” (Warner Independent Pictures)
Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov


  1. Blueyes

    February 27, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    I seriously wonder how they come up with these lists because none of those movies would be something I would generally watch much less actually want to see. Where’s the good comedies and action films?

  2. Robin

    February 27, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    Well to be fair the Oscars aren’t about what movie was popular but what movies were the most well done as far as directing, screenplay, acting, etc.

  3. Chris

    February 27, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    I haven’t seen any of them, but I think Brokeback Mountain is probably going to get the most.

  4. sHa shinizzle

    February 28, 2006 at 7:28 am

    BBM is gonna rule the Oscar this year, I can feel it. Though I’m also hoping Munich will bagged 1 or 2 awards…

    And I’m so stoked for the awards – Jake in tux *drool* who can’t resist the charming Jake? 😛

  5. Robin

    February 28, 2006 at 10:03 am

    Yeah I have to admit seeing Jake in a tux is a huge draw to watching it…that and John Stewart hosting.

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