Wednesday, December 03, 2008

It's That Time Again: NBR Predictions

I did this last year, predicting eight of the top eleven films, but none of the four winning Actors (George Clooney, Julie Christie, Casey Affleck and Amy Ryan). This year it could be a familiar story. I feel as if the NBR will include most of the big films released in the past month, with maybe a couple of little films banded around in early nomination lists this week.


Best Picture: The Reader

I think it's going to be this or Slumdog that wins. They went for Daldry in 2002 with The Hours, and although Reader doesn't have quite the same buzz it feels like a respectable winner. Something that needs championing as a realistic contender, anyway.

Top Ten:

The Dark Knight
Frozen River
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
The Visitor

I realise I've left out Benjamin Button, The Wrestler, Rachel Getting Married, Wall-E, Australia, Gran Torino etc. but there has to be casualties.

Director: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire

I very nearly put Clint Eastwood but I think Boyle's direction is likely to be showy, and the film is popular, so why not?

Actor in a Leading Role: Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon

Or Di Caprio. The ones that look bland.

Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep - Doubt

Slam dunk. Thank you very much.

Actor in a Supporting Role: Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road

Just guessing.

Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet - The Reader

Because she badly needs endorsing in this category, and the NBR really don't care for fraud.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Knowing the NBR's crazy ways, nothing is a lock. Not even Heath Ledger.