There Will Be Blood

I’m a little ashamed at this, but this is my first time seeing Daniel-Day Lewis acting, and let me say this. After viewing this, I went right out and rented Gangs of New York and plan to rent My Left Foot soon because Daniel-Day Lewis is one of the most incredible actors I’ve ever seen. There Will Be Blood is basically a biography of a cruel man who loves at times, but hates more often, while educating you a bit on oil. Don’t take the “E” word as a bad thing, it was actually quite interesting. Let me put it this way, this extremely entertaining 2 and a half hour movie felt like an 82 minute movie. When Daniel-Day Lewis is on the screen, which is most of the time, it’s impossible to be bored. This movie was incredible, but the only problem was that Daniel-Day Lewis made it incredible, that’s why it shouldn’t get the oscar, because if the academy gave There Will Be Blood the oscar for Best Picture, your just giving Daniel-Day Lewis another award, because he basically made the movie. Give him the award for acting, he deserves it, there is no question about that, but don’t give it the Best Picture award. This is an amazing movie, go see it.Grade: A+ 

Oscar Nominations and Predictions

These are the oscar nominations, I’ve listed the awards in importance to me this year, not every year (least-greatest). I have also put my prediction along with some comments for some awards. The winners will be posted the day of or after the oscar ceremony. Enjoy. Oh and if I put one and didn’t comment on it, I probably haven’t seen any of that category and I just chose a familiar or intriguing name/title.  By the way the actual nominees are in no particular order.PS: We’ll miss ya Mr. Ledger. Documentary Short

  •  Freeheld
  • The Crown
  • Salim Baba
  • Sari’s Mother
Prediction: Freeheld

Live-Action Short 

  •  At Night
  • The Substitute
  • The Mozart of Pickpockets
  • Tanghi Argentini
  • The Tonto Woman
Prediction: The Substitute

Animated Short  

  •  I Met the Walrus
  • Madame Tutli-Putli
  • Even Pigeons Go To Heaven
  • Peter and The Wolf
  • My Love
Prediction: I Met the Walrus

Documentary 

  •  Taxi to the Dark Side
  • War/Dance
  • No End in Sight
  • Sicko
  • Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Prediction: No End in Sight, Michael Moore lies on some of his statistics.

Foreign Film 

  •  Mongol
  • 12
  • Katyn
  • Beaufort
  • The Counterfeiters
Prediction: The Counterfeiters

Music(song) 

  •  Enchanted
  • Once
  • Enchanted
  • Enchanted
  • August Rush
Prediction: Once

Music(score)

  •  The Kite Runner
  • Michael Clayton
  • Atonement
  • Ratatouille
  • 3:10 to Yuma
Prediction: Atonement

Animated Picture 

  •  Surf’s Up
  • Persepolis
  • Ratatouille
Prediction: Ratatouille, this one’s a for sure.

Make Up 

  •  Norbit
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Prediction: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Sound Mixing 

  •  3:10 to Yuma
  • Transformers
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Ratatouille
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
Prediction: No Country For Old Men

Sound Editing 

  •  There Will Be Blood
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Ratatouille
  • Transformers
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
Prediction:No Country For Old Men

Costumes 

  •  Atonement
  • Across the Universe
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Sweeney Todd
Prediction: Sweeney Todd

Visual Effects

  •  The Golden Compass
  • Transformers
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Prediction: Pirates 3

Art Direction 

  •  American Gangster
  • The Golden Compass
  • Atonement
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Sweeney Todd
Prediction: Sweeney Todd

Editing 

  •  The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
  • Into the Wild
  • No Country For Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
Prediction: No Country For Old Men

Cinematography 

  •  Atonement
  • The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • No Country For Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood
Prediction: No Country For Old Men

Best Supporting Actress 

  •  Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
  • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
  • Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
  • Ruby Dee, American Gangster
  • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Prediction: Cate Blanchett

Best Actress 

  •  Laura Linney, The Savages
  • Julie Christie, Away From Her
  • Ellen Page, Juno
  • Cate Blanchettt, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
Prediction: Julie Christie

Best Actor 

  •  Daniel-Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
  • George Clooney, Michael Clayton
  • Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
  • Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
  • Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Prediction: Daniel-Day Lewis, 99.9999% chance of winning

Best Supporting Actor 

  •  Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
  • Tom Wilikinson, Michael Clayton
  • Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford
Prediction: Javier Bardem, 99.999% chance of winning

Best Screenplay (original)

  •  Michael Clayton
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Ratatouille
  • The Savages
  • Juno
Prediction: Michael Clayton 

Best Screenplay (adapted)

  •  Away From Her
  • The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Atonement
  • There Will Be Blood
Prediction: There Will Be Blood, it deserves some kind of big award because it was a great movie.

Best Directing

  •  The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
  • Juno
  • There Will Be Blood
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Michael Clayton
Prediction: No Country For Old Men

Best Picture

  •  Juno
  • Atonement
  • No Country For Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Michael Clayton
Prediction: No Country For Old Men, I’ve seen every single one except for Michael Clayton, and what I know is that No Country For Old Men deserves this award.
 
PS: Why the hell was Juno nominated when Sweeney Todd wasn’t, that’s bull-crap. What Sweeney Todd have a little too much blood for you academy.