Is it too early to begin discussing the 2006 Academy Awards?
Well, according to GoldDerby.com (and myself), no, it is never too early.
The movie industry odds site has selected its picks for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress nominations.
And some possibilities are:
Munich – Steven Speilberg’s terrorist drama about the 1972 Munich Olympics and the hunt
for the Israeli athletes killers.
Brokeback Mountain – The controversial and provocative film about gay cowboys directed by
Jarhead – Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a marine sniper during the 1991 Gulf War, in this Sam
Mendes (American Beauty) picture that questions the nature of war.
Syriana – The story of the CIA’s false confidence concerning the future of the Middle East after
the end of the Cold War. George Clooney plays a CIA agent.
Memoirs of a Geisha – The movie based on the best selling novel. Directed by Rob Marshall.
Charlize Theron – North Country
Judi Dench – Mrs. Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman – Transamerica
Diana Keaton – The Family Stone
Ziyi Zhang – Memoirs of a Geisha
Tommy Lee Jones – Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Jake Gyllenhaal – Jarhead
Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain
Phillip Seymour Hoffman – Capote
Joaquin Phoenix – Walk the Line
These are just some the films and actors being suggested for the 2006 Oscar race.
Do not be surprised if some little film comes out of no where to win Best Picture this year. Hollywood is starting to move away from the big-budget blockbusters (i.e. Titanic) to the more artsy, controversial, and provocative movies, like Million Dollar Baby.