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The FXhome Oscar Predictions

Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 8:20pm

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It's that time of year again: the climax of the film awards season with the 76th Annual Academy Awards.

Sunday evening will at last end all the speculation during a four-hour ceremony that will no doubt feature its usual mix of glitz, glamour, tears, over-long speeches and the occasional sneaky political statement. Amidst all the pomp and fashion, it's easy to forget the whole point of the show - the Oscars.

The nominees are a pleasantly eclectic bunch this year, with a curious mixture of massive blockbusters and tiny independent films. We want to know who you think should win, so have put up polls for most of the categories. Let's see how close the FXhome predictions are to the real results.

Follow the links below to find out about the nominees and cast your vote. Be sure to let us know your reasoning!

The awards categories:

Best picture
Directing
Actor in a leading role
Actress in a leading role
Actress in a supporting role
Actor in a supporting role
Writing (adapted screenplay)
Writing (original screenplay)
Animated feature film
Cinematography
Visual effects
Film editing
Art direction
Costume design
Makeup
Music (score)
Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 8:33pm

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you forgot "Foreign language film" Ondskan (evil) a swedish movie is nominated there. great piece of work!
Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 8:38pm

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There were a few categories I didn't include for various reasons - most people won't have seen any of the films, or at most only one of the films, so voting would have been a bit unfair and pointless.

Plus most of them haven't been released in the UK, so I didn't know what to write about them. smile
Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 8:39pm

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Oh, I got to learn how to think *scraches my head*
Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 10:23pm

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The Oscars are so bogus any more that it makes me ill. The quality of the work in any given category has become all but irrelevant in comparison to the politics and lobbying of the studios to get votes. Its just a big popularity game.
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 3:54am

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Umm... No offence Tarn, but why exactly did you make 17 new topics? Couldn't there have just been one? Is it so you can look at all the votes for each category?
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 4:20am

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Doy!!!

Canta unsure
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 9:09am

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You can only attach one poll to a topic, which means we needed a seperate topic for each category so that all the fxhomers can cast their votes.
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 10:30pm

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All the polls seem to be shifting toward Lord of the Rings for almost everything. Personally I dont think LOTR did all that good with makeup. I think Pirates of the Caribbean did an awesome job at makeup. I mean, just look at Johnny Depp's face in that movie! They really did a great job with that.
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2004, 11:53pm

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Personally I thought the orks and uruk-hai's make up were remarkable. I think that deserves a lot of credit!
Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 10:21am

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As Serpent said, the Orc and Uruk-Hai make-up in LotR is fantastic - particularly in the first film, with Lurtz and the Moria goblins.

However, the best makeup in the movie is with Gimli...brilliant makeup, backed up by a brilliant actor.
Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 6:44pm

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Heres my picks all catagories included.

Best Picture: Return of the King
Best Director: Peter Jackson
Best Actor: I will say Bill Murray but Secretly i want Depp to get it
Best Actress: Charlize Theron
Best Supporting Actor: Ken Watanabe
Best Supporting Actress: Renee Zellweger
Best Original Screenplay: Lost in Translation
Best Adapted Screenplay: Return of the King
Best Foreign Language Film: The Twilight Samurai
Best Animated Feature: Finding Nemo
Best Cinematography: Master and Commander
Best Film Editing: Return of the King
Best Sound: Return of the King
Best Sound Editing: Pirates of the Caribbean
Best Original Score: Return of the King
Best Song: Into the West
Best Costume: Return of the King
Best Art Direction:Return of the King
Best Makeup: Pirates of the Caribbean
Best Visual Effects: Return of the King
Best Documentary Feature: The Fog of War
Best Documentary Short: Asylum
Best Animated Short Film: Boundin'
Best Live Action Short Film: Two Soldiers
Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 8:59pm

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I think that Return of the King will probably get alot of the awards perhaps even break the record for most oscars recieved by one film.
Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 9:02pm

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Not if I have anything to do with it!

Is it even nominated for enough stuff to break the record?
Posted: Mon, 1st Mar 2004, 1:42am

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lotr is definitely overrated
Posted: Mon, 1st Mar 2004, 5:11am

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The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King has won 11 prizes out of a possible 11 at the Academy Awards.

The final part of the Tolkien trilogy scooped a clean sweep, including best picture and director for Peter Jackson.

It became the first fantasy film to win best picture - and equalled the record Oscar win at the Hollywood ceremony.

And in my opinion. It deserved every single award.
Well done. Joly good show.
Posted: Mon, 1st Mar 2004, 5:45am

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Whoopee. 3 hours of my time wasted. Not that I'm not happy for LOTR for winning everything... It's just that I said when the nominations were announced who would win, and everything I said was right! I didn't need to watch it, because I already knew. How predictable!