15 February 2008
Picture: There Will Be Blood (347/27)
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood (397/26) [second nomination]
Actress: Carice van Houten, Black Book (312/21)
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood (519/30) [second nomination]
S. Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men (340/25)
S. Actress: Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone (355/25)
Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood (309/23)
Scene: Han River attack, The Host (185/15)
[Because I can't do subtitles, here's the English-dubbed version, which is only marginally distracting because it's almost entirely background chatter.]
As director, Anderson previously placed 7th for Boogie Nights (1997), 4th for Magnolia (1999), and 8th for Punch-Drunk Love (2002). His only miss to date is his debut, Hard Eight. As screenwriter, he's fared just a bit less well, coming in 11th for both Boogie Nights and Magnolia and 15th for Punch-Drunk Love.
Day-Lewis won Supporting Actor (yes, Supporting Actor) in 2002 for Gangs of New York. Bardem placed 17th in the lead category for Before Night Falls in 2000. Van Houten and Ryan are both new.
Finally, congratulations to the two Beat MuseMalade participants who did, in fact, beat MuseMalade. The top scores:
Paul Clark: 88 points
Matt Noller: 79 points
Ryan "MuseMalade" Wu: 74 points
Mr. Clark predicted the Best Actor lineup with 100% accuracy, and was in fact the only contestant to correctly guess that Sam Rockwell would be among the nominees. Mr. Noller precisely nailed Best Picture, and was the only one to anticipate Grindhouse's unexpectedly high rank. Good job buds.
Posted by md'a at 5:14 AM