I honestly don't care much for the Oscars, but I have nothing else to talk about lately, so, just for fun... let's see how right or wrong I am...
Actor, leading role: Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
Actor, supporting: Djimon Honsou, Blood Diamond
Actress, leading role: Penelope Cruz, Volver
Actress, supporting: either Cate Blanchett, Notes on A Scandal, or Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Directing: Martin Scorsese, The Departed
Best Motion Picture: either The Queen or The Departed
Animated Film: Happy Feet
Art Direction: either Dead Man's Chest or Pan's Labyrinth
Cinematography: Children of Men
Costume Design: Marie Antoinette
Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth
Visual Effects: Dead Man's Chest
Adapted Screenplay: William Monahan, The Departed
Screenplay: Guillermo Arriaga, Babel
The rest of the categories I don't know enough about to hazard a guess... but let's hope Saviour from AFTRS wins Live Action Short Film. That would be cool.
EDIT - Well, I got 8 right! (If you count the ones I had two options for!) Here is the list of winners. And check out the "Thank You CAM" where winners have to deliver their thank you speech - backstage I think it is, with dozens of people milling around getting in the way - how NOT classy is that?! Ah well... I guess the Oscars were classy once upon a time...
I saw Rocky Balboa last night. I was surprised by how much I liked it. It's a really great film and about so much more than boxing (which, I guess, all the Rockys were supposed to be...) Together with Million-Dollar Baby, which I watched a couple of weeks ago, it's made me want to take up boxing! (ok, well, not really... but I do sometimes really want to punch people and it would be cool to be able to do it properly, yes?) Anyway, Rocky sure is a great character and the film was an excellent "goodbye" for him.