The big upset of the night will be the Best Actress award.
Marion Cotillard will take the award. Most people seem to be betting on Julie Christie, whom I love, or the Juno star. But I'm predicting Marion Cotillard for her performance as Edith Piaf in "La Vie En Rose". Vive la France!
Then, the Oscar goes to:
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis for "There Will Be Blood" (I mean, how often is a real actor nominated for this award?)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Philip Seymour Hoffman for "Charlie Wilson's War" (He should win. He is probably one of the very best actors ever.)
Best actress in a Supporting Role: Cate for "I'm Not There" (She should win. Ruby Dee wasn't acting - she really is that old.)
Best Picture: "No Country For Old Men"
Director: the Coen Brothers, "No Country For Old Men" (I know! It's rare best pic and director both get the Oscar - but this year they have no other choice.)
Best original Screenplay: "Juno"
And just for Cathy:
Makeup: "La Vie En Rose"
Costume: "Sweeney Todd"
If I am wrong on any of these, the Academy made the mistake, not me.
(Posted at 1:25PM, February 24, 2008.)