2006 Oscar® nominations predictions

The actual nominations will be announced on January 23, 2007, and the awards show is on February 25, 2007. The predictions were last updated on January 21, 2007. Besides the sources mentioned below, I also used OscarCentral, Oscarwatch, and AwardSpeculation.com for inspiration and ideas.

Remember that these are my predictions, and not necessarily the films or performances that I would pick if I had a vote. Besides, I have not seen many of these yet.

Best Picture

Comments: This is the same as the Producers Guild of America list, which also agrees with everyone else’s predictions. Other possibilities include Letters from Iwo Jima and United 93, the latter of which I would be very happy to see nominated (the former may be excellent, but I haven’t seen it yet).

Best Director

Comments: This is the same as the Directors Guild of America list but with Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris for (Little Miss Sunshine) removed and Paul Greengrass added. Other possibilities include Clint Eastwood for Letters from Iwo Jima and Robert Altman for A Prairie Home Companion.

Best Actress

Comments: This is the same as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations, as well as everyone else’s predictions. Other possibilities include Maggie Gyllenhaal for SherryBaby and Annette Bening for Running With Scissors.

Best Actor

Comments: Again I started from the SAG nominations, and this time I replaced Leonardo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond) with his performance in The Departed (SAG has his Departed performance under the supporting category). Other possibilities include Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat and Ken Watanabe for Letters from Iwo Jima.

Best Supporting Actor

Comment: Starting from the SAG nominations, I replaced Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed) with Jack Nicholson. Other possibilities include Brad Pitt for Babel, Mark Wahlberg for The Departed, and Michael Sheen for The Queen.

Best Supporting Actress

Comments: This is the same as the SAG nominations, as well as everyone else’s predictions. Other admittedly unlikely possibilities include Catherine O’Hara for For Your Consideration (the ironic choice), Emily Blunt for The Devil Wears Prada, and Shareeka Epps for Half Nelson.

Best Original Screenplay

Comments: Starting from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) nominations, I replaced United 93 with Volver. Other possibilities include and Letters from Iwo Jima and Pan’s Labyrinth.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Comments: As in the original screenplay category, I started with the WGA nominees. I replaced The Devil Wears Prada with Notes on a Scandal. Other possibilities include Dreamgirls and Children of Men.

Best Animated Film

Comments: The number of animated films released this year is such that only 3 films will be in the running for the Oscar. Originally it was thought that there would be 5, but Arthur and the Invisibles was disqualified, bringing the total number just below the threshold. Other possibilities include Over the Hedge and Flushed Away.

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