It was a good year for me this year, since I got 15 out of 24 predictions correct. In fact, in the major categories, I only got one wrong.
As such, here are my final thoughts on the major winners.
My Prediction: Brokeback Mountain
Final Thoughts: The real surprise of the night. However, since I did say that I liked Crash more than Brokeback Mountain, maybe it’s not much of a surprise after all.
My Prediction and Winner: Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Final Thoughts: He was THAT good in Capote.
My Prediction and Winner: Reese Witherspoon
Final Thoughts: While Felicity Huffman may have deserved this better, it was a nearly sure thing that Witherspoon would win. (aside: Boy is she a motor-mouth)
Best Supporting Actor
My Prediction and Winner: George Clooney
Final Thoughts: In a perfect world Paul Giamatti would finally get his due. Still, I’m glad Clooney won.
Best Supporting Actress
My Prediction and Winner: Rachel Weisz
Final Thoughts: I probably now will definitely give The Constant Gardener a rental..
My Prediction and Winner: Ang Lee
Final Thoughts: This was an award you could see from a mile away.
Best Original Screenplay
My Prediction and Winner: Crash
Final Thoughts: I though this would be the only major award Crash would win, then it goes to win Best Picture. Weird world this is.
Best Adapted Screenplay
My Prediction and Winner: Brokeback Mountain
Final Thoughts: Like I said, there were only two movies that I though could win in these categories.
Best Animated Film
My Prediction and Winner: Wallace and Gromit
Final Thoughts: Those crazy Brits can add a 3rd Oscar (they previously won two for the W&G shorts) to their wall
Well that’s my wrap up. You can see a full list of winners over at the Oscar website.
Until next year.