We have lots of fun Oscar predictions posts coming your way, but these are the official predictions of Cinematical's staff. While we can't attest to the sobriety or relative sanity of any of our team members at the time they submitted their predictions, the results were pretty consistent. It's going to be an interesting night next Sunday when the official results are announced over the course of a three-hour (four, if you count the red carpet, which we'll also be live-blogging) orgy of back-patting, self-congratulatory schmoozing, traditionally followed by a lot of boozing. Will the Oscar's actually be somewhat entertaining this year? We're not holding our collective breath around here, but we'll do our darndest to make our liveblogging at least moderately amusing.
Cinematical's staff was pretty unified on our predictions this year. We asked our staff to pick who they think will actually win (as opposed to who they'd personally like to see win), and in several of the categories (Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay) the votes were unanimous. In fact, the only category in which we didn't have pretty good consensus was Best Supporting Actress, which I think reflects the ambiguous feelings a lot of folks have about that particular field this year. Anyhow, without further ado, here are Cinematical's Official Picks for the Oscars, right after the jump ...
No Country for Old Men - unanimous
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men)
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will be Blood) -- unanimous
Julie Christie (Away from Her)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There)
Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) -- TIE
BEST SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL
Juno -- unanimous
BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED
No Country for Old Men
No End in SIght
For much more on the Oscars, head over to Moviefone's official Oscar page for the skinny on this Sunday's ceremony.