Sunday, February 08, 2009
Mamma Mia! It's the BAFTAS already!
So, it's prediction day again. After last year's poor show (they only made six right decisions) let's see how well the BAFTA jury does this year in their deliberations. Are they going to get it right?
(results added Monday am)
It's gotta be SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
It should be MAMMA MIA. All that Tom Hanks star-buying money has gotta have some effect!
Obv not going for the pop vote, but Man on Wire is a damn fine film.
CARL FOREMAN AWARD
STEVE McQUEEN (Hunger) please - although this is the only time JUDY CRAMER (Mamma Mia) stands a chance.
DANNY BOYLE did a brilliant job on Slumdog Millionaire.
IN BRUGES should get it.
Haven't seen Benjamin Button yet. So money's on SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
FILM NOT ENGLISH
GOMORRAH. Gotta be.
WALL-E please. I'm the only person in the world that wasn't thrilled beyond belief by Persepolis.
SEAN PENN - no contest - although it has been pointed out that his nose is too big for his face. Nevertheless he is the Nationwide fave actor of his generation still. Man's a creative genius.
Wrong - Boo!
Mickey Rourke? When's it out on DVD?
Looks like KATE WINSLETT
HEATH LEDGER, posthumously, althoug Aaron Eckhart did a very impressive job in that film too. .
TILDA SWINTON was utterly superb but all five here are strong.
Wrong - ish..
Should ABBA get a BAFTA? The whole film is the music so why not? Give it to Benny and Bjorn!
ANTHONY DOD MANTLE (Slumdog) Fabulous.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE definitely, although I ain't seen this Benjamin Button
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. I don't know how they did it - apart from the studio set courtesy of Celador.
No idea. Wall-e? James Bond?
It would be midly ironic if Indiana Jones was to get (or anything frankly) after Spielberg's pre-publicity line - "it's all for real, no special effects". Oh yeah?
MAKE UP and HAIR
Probably Benjamin Button but the hair in MILK is something else.
WALLACE AND GROMIT deserve a British Award!
Correct - yay!
From 20 predictions, 13 were correct. Not bad going BAFTA jury but you must try harder next year.
Oh, and the Americans are going to hate us.
Posted by Nationwide