The Oscar nominations are announced later today (5.30am PST, 8.30am EST, 1.30pm GMT) and they can be real headache to predict.
There are usually front runners but each category nearly always has one or two slots that can be very hard to call (I’m still split on whether Atonement will make Best Picture or not).
With that in mind, here are my predictions for what will get nominated in the major categories:
Juno, Michael Clayton, No Country Old Men, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, There Will Be Blood.
Sean Penn (Into the Wild); Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton); Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly); Joel Coen/Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men); Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
George Clooney (Michael Clayton); Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood); Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street); Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises); Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild)
Julie Christie (Away From Her); Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose); Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart); Ellen Page (Juno); Laura Linney (The Savages)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford); Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men); Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild); Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton); Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson’s War)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett (I’m Not There); Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men); Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone); Saoirse Ronan (Atonement); Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
Check back later when I post the full nominations as soon as they are announced.