Year after year, filmdom looks forward to one source for Oscar predictions.

2008 is no exception nor was 2007

Best picture: “No Country for Old Men”
Best supporting actor: Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”
Original score: “Atonement,” Dario Marianelli
Best director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”
Best screenplay: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”

and though I didn’t post I called Best Actor for Lewis and Cinematography for “There will be Blood”. You can ask anyone if you want.


Jokes apart if last year was Martin Scorsese’s final redemption, this year belongs to the Coen brothers and their one disturbing movie. Folks all over the net are still wondering what it really means, only I figured it out completely. Actually I figured it out five times in one week. Remember 2007 was the year when all the big ticket hopefuls just went to the dogs – Spiderman 3, Shrek 3 and the normally ok Pirates. 2007 is not all waste, and if you missed “American Gangster” – go watch it!

P.S: “There will be Blood” is a long long movie, though not as long as Jodha Akbar

P.P.S: Jodha Akbar was so long and tiring, Mammooty slapped everyone in the theatre

Academy Award winners – Full List

Best picture

“No Country for Old Men” 

Best director

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”

Best actress

Marion Cotillard, “La Vie en Rose”

Best actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”

Best supporting actress

Tilda Swinton, “Michael Clayton”

Best supporting actor

Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”

Best foreign film

“The Counterfeiters,” Austria

Adapted screenplay

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”

Original screenplay

Diablo Cody, “Juno”

Animated feature film


Art direction

“Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


“There Will Be Blood”

Sound mixing

“The Bourne Ultimatum”

Sound editing

“The Bourne Ultimatum”

Original score

“Atonement,” Dario Marianelli

Original song

“Falling Slowly” from “Once”


“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”

Documentary feature

“Taxi to the Dark Side”

Documentary short


Film editing

“The Bourne Ultimatum”


“La Vie en Rose”

Animated short film

“Peter & the Wolf”

Live action short film

“Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)”

Visual effects

                                                             “The Golden Compass”