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Updated Oscars predix: Amy Ryan rules in supporting

February 6, 2008 |  1:15 pm

We've got a new breakdown of Oscar forecasts at our Buzzmeter: CLICK HERE, then click on any link marked "Individual Panelist's Rankings" to see the big grid noting predix per pundit.

Most suspense looms over that notorious bastion of upsets — the supporting actress category where Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone") has the backing of most gurus, including Clay Smith ("E.T.," "The Insider") and Peter Howell (Toronto Star).

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Notables in the Cate Blanchett ("I'm Not There") camp: Gregory Ellwood (MSN Movies) and Edward Douglas (Comingsoon.net). Joining me rah-rahing for Ruby Dee ("American Gangster") are Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Sasha Stone (Awardsdaily.com) and Kris Tapley (Variety.com).

Almost everybody's betting on "No Country" for best pic, except those notorious wags at New York Mag's Vulture blog, Dan Kois and Lane Brown, who are really hoping "There Will Be Blood." Diving off a cliff for "Juno" is Anthony Breznican (USA Today).

Otherwise, what's interesting to note about the best-pix predix is which flix our other seers have in second place. Biggest threat to "No Country" is "Michael Clayton," according to Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly) and Pete Hammond (The Envelope). Backing "Blood" are Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere.com), Anne Thompson (Variety.com), Lou Lumenick (New York Post) and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today). "Atonement" is the biggest threat, says Edward Douglas of Comingsoon.net.

Of course, "Juno" cheerleader Scott Feinberg (AndTheWinnerIs) puts his fave in the place position there in the best-pic race, and, sadly, has Ellen Page in show behind Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose") and Julie Christie ("Away From Her") in the actress matchup.

(Photo: Miramax)

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I totally agree with Roxi.

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (“Le scaphandre et le papillon”) was surely one of the best films of the year and should unquestionably have been nominated. That film could have been just like any other predictable Walt Disney movie but the direction is indeed exceptional and the result is a very inspiring film that is never sombre nor schmaltzy. Director Julian Schnabel has a unique vision and a very personal style. Bravo!

I'll also join my voice to the choir of praises for MARION COTTILLARD. She would be a great and very deserving Oscar winner for her bravura performance in “La vie en rose”. Bravissimo!

COTILLARD TO WIN!!! MAKE JUSTICE!

If Marion Cotillard does not win, I won't watch the Oscars anymore. LAFCA are the Oscars for me now. I've never been so emotionally invested in a performance before.

Also, Casey Affleck and Cate Blanchett deserve Oscars!

At least Daniel will win...

Viggo better get that gong. CDL couldn;t have pulled off that nude scene and Clooney will never let a role like that bust his playgirl status.

Julie Christie

Viggo deserves Best Actor. Absolutely Amazing.

I can't see Amy Ryan winning an Oscar for that movie and that character. It could happen but I doubt it. Look for Cate or Ruby Dee to win it.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly really should have been a best picture nominee, as it was better than any of them. I really hope Julian Schnabel will win best director oscar. The direction of the movie is just AMAZING.

marion cotillard deserves the oscar!!! please!

Critics Best Supporting Actress Usually Does Not Win Oscar. In the recent year, the possible exception is Mira Sorvino and possibly Jennifer Hudson.

But Juliet Binoche, Kim Bassinger, Judi Dench, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Connelly, Catherine Zeta Jones, Renee Zwellger, Cate Blanchett, Rachel Weisz did not win the majority of the film critics awards the year they won the Oscar.

MARION COTAILLARD FOR THE BEST ACTRESS WIN!!! SHE WAS GREAT, I'VE SEEN EACH PERFORMANCE AND HER'S WAS SOO MOVING!!

I'M HAPPY WITH AMY OR CATE!!

JAVIER AND DANIEL DAY ARE NO BRAINERS!!

NO COUNTRY FOR BEST PIC AND DOUBLE DIRECT!! GLAD TO COENS ARE IN THE HISTORY BOOKS WITH THE DIRECTORS OF WEST SIDE STORY!

Can't comment on best pix. I've only seen "No Country..."

I'm just glad the critics were sober enough to keep "Beowulf" off the list.

Was the 6th Century that LOUD?


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