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Oscar Picks

The Oscar Nominations are in. And I pick who will win, and who I think should win. I only cover the races in which I have something to say.

Best Film
"Michael Clayton"
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood"

Who will win? No Country for Old Men
Who should win? No Country for Old Men

Best Director
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", Julian Schnabel
"Juno", Jason Reitman
"Michael Clayton", Tony Gilroy
"No Country for Old Men", Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
"There Will Be Blood", Paul Thomas Anderson

Who will win? Paul Thomas Anderson
Who should win? The Coen Brothers

Best Actor
George Clooney in "Michael Clayton"
Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood"
Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah"
Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises"

Who will win? Daniel Day-Lewis
Who should win? Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Julie Christie in "Away from Her"
Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose"
Laura Linney in "The Savages"
Ellen Page in "Juno"

Who will win? Julie Christie
Who should win? Ellen Page

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men"
Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War"
Hal Holbrook in "Into the Wild"
Tom Wilkinson in "Michael Clayton"

Who will win? Hal Holbrook
Who should win? Javier Bardem

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"
Ruby Dee in "American Gangster"
Saoirse Ronan in "Atonement"
Amy Ryan in "Gone Baby Gone"
Tilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton"

Who will win? Cate Blanchett
Who should win? Tilda Swinton

Best Score
"Atonement" Dario Marianelli
"The Kite Runner" (: Alberto Iglesias
"Michael Clayton" James Newton Howard
"Ratatouille" Michael Giacchino
"3:10 to Yuma" Marco Beltrami

Who will win? Dario Marianelli
Who should win? The UN-NOMINATED Jonny Greenwood for "There Will Be Blood." Biggest oversight of the year!

Best Original Screenplay
"Juno", Written by Diablo Cody
"Lars and the Real Girl", Written by Nancy Oliver
"Michael Clayton", Written by Tony Gilroy
"Ratatouille" , Screenplay by Brad Bird; Story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird

Who Will Win? Tony Gilroy
Who Should Win? Diablo Cody

Best Adapted Screenplay
"Atonement" , Screenplay by Christopher Hampton
"Away from Her", Written by Sarah Polley
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
"No Country for Old Men", Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
"There Will Be Blood", Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson
"The Savages", Written by Tamara Jenkins

Who Will Win? The Coen Brothers
Who Should Win? Paul Thomas Anderson

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