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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 2007 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 2007, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


Juno, The Best Film of 2007

BEST PICTURE
Across the Universe
Into the Wild
Juno
No Country for Old Men
Zodiac

BEST ACTOR
Don Cheadle in Talk To Me
George Clooney in Michael Clayton
John Cusack in Grace is Gone
Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Tommy Lee Jones in In The Valley of Elah

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams in Enchanted
Julie Christie in Away From Her
Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley in Atonement
Ellen Page in Juno

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men
Robert Downey Jr. in Zodiac
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook in Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson in Michael Clayton

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There
Alison Janney in Juno
Julia Roberts in Charlie Wilson's War
Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone
Catherine Keener in Into the Wild

BEST DIRECTOR
Ridley Scott for American Gangster
Sean Penn for Into the Wild
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson for There Will Be Blood
Jason Reitman for Juno

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
American Gangster
Juno
In the Valley of Elah
Lions for Lambs
Michael Clayton

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Charlie Wilson's War
Into the Wild
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Zodiac

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Michael Brook, Kaki King, & Eddie Vedder for Into the Wild
Alberto Iglesias for The Kite Runner
Johnny Greenwood for There Will Be Blood
Dario Marianelli for Atonement
Marco Beltrami for 3:10 to Yuma

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"At The Edge of the World" from Arctic Tale -- Performed by Aimee Mann & Zach Gill
"A Hero Comes Home" from Beowulf -- Performed by Idina Menzel
"Ever Ever After" from Enchanted -- Performed by Carrie Underwood
"Hard Sun" from Into the Wild -- Performed by Eddie Vedder
"Signal Fire" from Spider-Man 3 -- Performed by Snow Patrol
"Society" from Into the Wild -- Performed by Eddie Vedder

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Across the Universe
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
There Will Be Blood
Into the Wild
The Kite Runner

BEST FILM EDITING
Across the Universe
American Gangster
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
Zodiac

BEST ART DIRECTION
Atonement
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Sweeney Todd
There Will Be Blood
Zodiac

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
American Gangster
Atonement
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Enchanted
Zodiac

BEST MAKEUP
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Sweeney Todd

BEST SOUND
300
Live Free or Die Hard
Ratatouille
Spider-Man 3
Transformers

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
The Bourne Ultimatum
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Transformers

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
300
Transformers
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Spider-Man 3

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Across the Universe
American Gangster
Charlie Wilson's War
Juno
No Country For Old Men

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Beowulf
Ratatouille
Surf's Up

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 2007 MOTION PICTURE
Hannah (Greta Gerwig) and Matt (Kent Osborne) naked in a bathtub playing the trumpet together at the end of Hannah Takes The Stairs
The single camera shot on George Clooney as he rides away in a taxi during the end credits of Michael Clayton
Five minute plus continuous one take shot of the Dunkirk retreat during World War II in Atonement
Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) having a discussion with the owner of a gas station gambling with his life on a coin toss in No Country for Old Men
Jude (Jim Sturgess) singing "All You Need Is Love" on the rooftop while Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) tries to find her way up to him in Across the Universe

BEST FILM QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"For tonight, we dine in hell!" from 300
"Music is the only thing that makes sense anymore... play it loud enough and it keeps the demons at bay." from Across the Universe
"That ain't no etch-a-sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, homeskillet." from Juno
"You know you've reached rock bottom when you're told you have character flaws by a man who hanged his predecessor in a military coup." from Charlie Wilson's War
"If I don't come back, tell mother I love her. Your mother's dead, Llewelyn. Well then I'll tell her myself." from No Country for Old Men
"Do I look like I'm negotiating?!" from Michael Clayton
"Do you know more people die in the East Bay commute every three months than that idiot ever killed? He offed a few citizens, wrote a few letters, then faded into footnote... Not that I haven't been sitting here idly, waiting for you to drop by and reinvigorate my sense of purpose." from Zodiac
"Oh, I've just been out dealing with things way beyond my maturity range." from Juno

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Across the Universe
Hairspray
Into the Wild
Once
Spider-Man 3

BEST MOVIE POSTER
Across the Universe
Enchanted
Into the Wild
Juno
Sicko

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM/DOCUMENTARY
Hannah Takes The Stairs (directed by Joe Swanberg)
The Ten (directed by David Wain)
The Devil Came on Horseback (directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sunberg)
Waitress (directed by Adrienne Shelly)
Once (directed by John Carney)

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM
Caress of the Creature (directed by Stewart McAlpine)
Hotel Chevalier (directed by Wes Anderson)
Sarah & Dee (directed by Karen Dee Carpenter)
One Last Drink Before Morning (directed by JD Kelleher)
Dick-George, Tenn-Tom (directed by Gideon Kennedy)