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Oscars frontrunners list: Your ultimate, updated cheat sheet

October 19, 2007 |  6:43 pm

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"American Gangster"
"Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
"Charlie Wilson's War"
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
"The Great Debaters"
"Into the Wild"
"The Kite Runner"
"Lions for Lambs"
"Michael Clayton"
"No Country for Old Men"
"Sweeney Todd"
"There Will Be Blood"
"3:10 to Yuma"

Casey Affleck, "Gone Baby Gone," "Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Mathieu Amalric, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Christian Bale, "Rescue Dawn" / "3:10 to Yuma"
Josh Brolin, "No Country for Old Men"
Don Cheadle, "Talk to Me"
George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"
Russell Crowe, "3:10 to Yuma"
John Cusack, "Grace Is Gone"
Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
Benicio Del Toro, "Things We Lost in the Fire"
Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd"
Richard Gere, "The Hoax"
Ryan Gosling, "Lars and the Real Girl"
Tom Hanks, "Charlie Wilson's War"
Emile Hirsch, "Into the Wild"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" / "The Savages"
Frank Langella, "Starting Out in the Evening"
Tommy Lee Jones, "In the Valley of Elah"
James McAvoy, "Atonement"
Viggo Mortensen, "Eastern Promises"
Jack Nicholson, "The Bucket List"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Reservation Road"
Brad Pitt, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Sam Riley, "Control"
Mark Ruffalo, "Reservation Road"
Denzel Washington, "American Gangster" / "The Great Debaters"

Amy Adams, "Enchanted"
Halle Berry, "Things We Lost in the Fire"
Cate Blanchett, "Elizabeth, The Golden Age"
Helena Bonham Carter, "Sweeney Todd"
Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"
Julie Christie, "Away from Her"
Marcia Gay Harden, "Rails and Ties"
Jodie Foster, "The Brave One"
Angelina Jolie, "A Mighty Heart"
Ashley Judd, "Bug"
Nicole Kidman, "Margot at the Wedding"
Keira Knightley, "Atonement"
Laura Linney, "The Savages"
Ellen Page, "Juno"
Keri Russell, "Waitress"
Charlize Theron, "In the Valley of Elah"

Casey Affleck, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Javier Bardem, "No Country For Old Men"
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Sweeney Todd"
Philip Bosco, "The Savages"
Russell Crowe, "American Gangster"
Tom Cruise, "Lions for Lambs"
Paul Dano, "There Will Be Blood"
Robert Downey, Jr., "Zodiac"
Albert Finney, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
Peter Fonda, "3:10 to Yuma"
Ben Foster, "3:10 to Yuma"
Morgan Freeman, "The Bucket List"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Charlie Wilson's War"
Ethan Hawke, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
Hal Holbrook, "Into the Wild"
Tommy Lee Jones, "No Country for Old Men"
Armin Mueller-Stahl for "Eastern Promises"
John Travolta, "Hairspray"
Tom Wilkinson, "Michael Clayton"
Max Von Sydow, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There"
Jennifer Connelly, "Reservation Road"
Ruby Dee, "American Gangster"
Olympia Dukakis, "Away from Her"
Romala Garai, "Atonement"
Jennifer Garner, "Juno"
Marcia Gay Harden, "The Mist"
Catherine Keener, "Into the Wild"
Jennifer Jason Leigh, "Margot at the Wedding"
Kelly Macdonald, "No Country for Old Men"
Samantha Morton, "Control," "Elizabeth, Golden Age"
Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"
Vanessa Redgrave, "Atonement"
Julia Roberts, "Charlie Wilson's War"
Saoirse Ronan, "Atonement"
Susan Sarandon, "In the Valley of Elah"
Meryl Streep, "Lions for Lambs"
Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton"

"Bee Movie"
"Meet the Robinsons"
"The Simpsons Movie"
"Shrek the Third"

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Tom, what about Steve Zahn for Rescue Dawn (sup actor). He was also excellant in "Happy, Texas". Just wondering if you think he has a shot?

Steve Carell - Dan in Real Life

I caught a sneak preview yesterday, I really do think he has a shot at best actor. (He will definitely get the Golden Globe nomination). He gave such a stellar performance. It was like LMS but times 10 because he moved up from supporting to lead here.

yikes - Robinsons was on this list - don't know how it fell off -- back on now. tx

and, ok, ok, i put 'clayton' on the best pic list, but i think it's a longshot ... also added a few other names

Where is MEET THE ROBINSONS in the Animated Feature list?

I agree with your other picks. However, putting Cate Blanchett in for best actress for Elizabeth is absolutly (on drugs) sick. That movie was AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL.. is one of the worst movies so far this year. She really wasted her talents there. I hope Hairspray make it in the Best picture race, as well as Berry, Del Toro actress/actor, and "Things we lost in the Fire', screen play.

What about Armin-Muller Stahl? He has a much better chance than Vincent Cassell.


Where the hell is Ms. Weaver for "The TV Set" in supporting race and for "The Girl in the Park" in leading race?

Um, Lili Taylor, who's never been nominated, for "Starting Out in the Evening" as aged novelist Frank Langella's witty, bright, devoted, passive/agressive daughter. Her father feels disappointed in her that she is just a Pilates couch and won't have children, and Ariel, her character's name struggles with her indepdence, her devotion to her ailing Dad, and the fact that she's approaching 40 and is older than the woman he's now seeing Lauren Ambrose...And Lili's drop-dead
chic in this too. We've never seen her like this. And totally epitomizes a smart, edgy Upper West Side New York City woman, who is compassionate, caring and neurotic, all at the same time...A very interesting part for Lili, but will the Academy see this small independent movie?

LESLIE MANN, YOU IDIOT! If you can put John Travolta in, then by god you have to put Leslie Mann in. Edit, plz.

Okay the only reason that Blanchett is on top is becuase it's in alphabetical order...And here are some you are going to add:

Katherine Heigl, Knocked Up (Seriously, she will be nominated at the Globes so you might as well)
Leslie Mann, Knocked Up (Most likely choice of the Knocked Up clan)
Paul Rudd, Knocked Up
Steve Carrel, Dan in Real Life
Jack Black, Margot at the Wedding
Amy Adams, Charlie Wilson's War
Shaun Toub, The Kite Runner
Sascha Baron Cohen, Sweeney Todd
Michael Cera, Juno
Michelle Pfeiffer, Hairspray

I agree with Tom. We really need to keep Cate Blanchett at the top of the race for Best Actress...and even supporting actress. There's an interesting article/review that talks about her performance...seems to really like her.



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