My prediction score is 14/24. I'm pleased. This year was much more difficult to predict than previous years. Especially the tech's. Regarding the ceremony...
The Departed winning Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Editing, taking home more prizes than any other film. It's about time we had a BP winner that really and truly deserves the title. It's absoloutely fitting that this should be remembered as Scorsese's year. His fim had more life, more punch, more polish than any of the other nominees. Bravo academy.
Happy Feet taking home the Animated prize. An Inconvenient Truth taking home documentary. A victory for global warming on all fronts. Milena Canonero's victory in Costume Design. We can now call Marie Antoinette an Oscar winner. Yay! Helen Mirren's speech. Regal. Engaging. Genuine. Jennifer Hudson's speech. Heartfelt. Oscary. Meryl Streep turning her smile effortlessly into an ice-cold glare at Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway when they presented Costume Design. Fantastic. The standing ovation for Martin Scorsese and the continual modesty of one of the greatest living directors.
Ellen presenting. Bring back Billy Crystal. Forest's excessive and boring speech. Pan's Labyrinth winning over Children of Men in cinematography. The fact that nominees now only get a five -second clip, and not much longer than that to accept their prize. Surely they could cut down on the montages. Nobody cares.