Tuesday, January 22, 2008

There Will Be Blood Versus No Country For Old Men

They got the most Oscar nominations and they're the only Best Picture winners to be nominated for Best Editing. And the Best Picture winner is almost always nominated for Best Editing. The last time it wasn't? 1980 when Ordinary People won Best Picture. Maybe Michael Clayton will pull a similar stunt. It has huge support from actors, giving the movie three acting nods (Clooney's first Best Actor nod, along with Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson) while TWBB and NCFOM both got noly one acting nod and its total noms (7) is only one behind their 8. If there's a year for a real upset, this could be it with Michael Clayton and Juno spoiling for a fight. But the frontrunners are Blood and No Country with No Country being in the lead all season so don't get your hopes for anything more than it winning Best Picture and Director.

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