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Now in our third calendar year
PCR # 99 (Vol. 3, No. 7) This edition is for the week of February 11--17, 2002.

This Week's PCR
Movie Review
Nolan B. Canova  productions presents:

 "The OSCAR nominations"

How did we--er--Mike do?

by Nolan B. Canova




Frontpage
La Floridiana
Matt's Rail
The Enlightenment
Woo Woo Express
Deadguy's Dementia
Mike's Rant
Archives 2002
2001
2000
PCR 2002 Home
Crazed Fanboy
The short list...
Michael A. Smith was the only PCR contributor to send in a list of Oscar nomination guesses, but let's all try to give him a little more competition when the Awards are a little closer, shall we?

Immediately below is the original table with his choices. Anything that didn't make it has a line thru it, and the "corrections" are in red.

Mike, as you'll see, and as always, shows an almost prophet-like ability to forecast these things. I'll be back at the end with some comments.

MIKE SMITH'S OSCAR PREDICTIONS
And the final tally
BEST ACTOR BEST ACTRESS
RUSSELL CROWE
A Beautiful Mind
SISSY SPACEK
In The Bedroom
DENZEL WASHINGTON
Training Day
HALLE BERRY
Monsters Ball
SEAN PENN
I Am Sam
NICOLE KIDMAN
Moulin Rouge
TOM WILKINSON
In The Bedroom
RENNE ZELLWEGGER
Bridget Jones's Diary
BILLY BOB THORNTON
Monsters Ball
WILL SMITH
JUDI DENCH
Iris
SLEEPERS
WILL SMITH / Ali sleeper won!
GUY PEARCE/Memento
NAOMI WATTS
Mulholland Drive
BEST SUPPORTING ACTORBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEN KINGSLEY
Sexy Beast
HELEN MIRREN
Gosford Park
IAN McKELLEN
The Lord of the Rings
MAGGIE SMITH
Gosford Park
JIM BROADBENT
Iris
JENNIFER CONNELLY
A Beautiful Mind
JON VOIGHT
Ali
CAMERON DIAZ
Vanilla Sky
MARISA TOMEI
CARL REINER
Ocean's Eleven
ETHAN HAWKE
ANJELICA HUSTON
The Royal Tannenbaums
KATE WINSLET
SLEEPERS
HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN/JOE PANTALIANO Life As A House/MementoCATE BLANCHETT
Bandits
BEST DIRECTORBEST PICTURE
RON HOWARD
A Beautiful Mind
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
PETER JACKSON
The Lord of the Rings
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
RIDLEY SCOTT
Black Hawk Down
BLACK HAWK DOWN GOSFORD PARK
BAZ LURHMANN
Moulin Rouge

DAVID LYNCH
Mulholland Drive
MOULIN ROUGE
ROBERT ALTMAN
Gosford Park
IN THE BEDROOM
SLEEPERS
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
Memento
MEMENTO

Incredible, Mike--with a perfect score for "Best Actress"! (I think that happened before didn't it?) In Mike's original piece, he commented that "Momento", while a blazingly original film, is usually not the type that takes Oscars for anything other than Best Original Screenplay. It is worth noting that it IS nominated for that, just as he suspected. "Memento" is the movie Mike and I saw together when he visited Tampa last year, so has additional fond memories for me.---Nolan.


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