Oscar 2006 Wrap Up

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.

Best Picture
My Prediction: Brokeback Mountain
Winner: Crash
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.

Best Actor
My Prediction and Winner: Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Final Thoughts: He was THAT good in Capote.

Best Actress
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..

Best Director
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.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).