Saturday, December 8, 2007

LAFCA, NYFCC Predix

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association announces their winners tomorrow, with the New York Critics weighing in on Monday. Common sense says they both go with No Country for Best Pic, but only twice this decade have they chosen the same film. I see this as a good opportunity for Diving Bell to make a splash, which along along with Juno are the only two films close to No Country in terms of critical praise. The LA critics in particular seem to do what they see fit, so I expect more surprises there and I have adjusted my predictions accordingly. Of course this all just a guessing game - you know, playing the averages and what have you. I'll have Golden Globe predictions up next week as well, which are much easier to call.

LAFCA Predictions:
Best Picture: The Diving Bell and Butterfly
Alternate: Juno

Best Director: Julian Schnabel
Alternate: Joel and Ethan Coen

Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
Alternate: Phillip Seymor Hoffman

Best Actress: Ellen Page
Alternate: Marion Cotillard

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem
Alternate: Max Von Sydow

Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett
Alternate: Jennifer Garner

Best Screenplay: Juno
Alternate: No Country for Old Men

NYFCC Predictions:
Best Picture: No Country for Old Men
Alternate: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Director: Joel & Ethan Coen
Alternate: Todd Haynes

Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
Alternate: Johnny Depp

Best Actress: Marion Cotillard
Alternate: Laura Linney

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem
Alternate: Max Von Sydow

Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett
Alternate: Amy Ryan

Best Screenplay: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Alternate: The Savages

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