We're looking for contributors

Oscar 2008 Predictions: Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress

Paul Dano, Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

George Clooney (for Michael Clayton) might have been the sentimental favorite for he's a local Hollywood-ite, while Daniel Day-Lewis (above, with Paul Dano), who plays a ruthless oil baron in There Will Be Blood, is an Englishman living in Ireland. Clooney, however, won an Oscar (for Syriana) a mere two years ago, while Day-Lewis' SAG win has solidified his position as this year's front-runner.

 

Julie Christie - Away from Her

Best Actress: Julie Christie, Away from Her

Until the SAG Awards, it was a three-lane race: veteran Julie Christie for Away from Her, Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose, and Ellen Page for Juno – by far the biggest box office hit among the films nominated in the best actress category.

As a result of her SAG win, Julie Christie, for her portrayal of a woman suffering from Alzheimer's, is now the front-runner.

 

Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem – the third non-American in this list – was the favorite from the very start. He's won nearly every US film critics's group award, in addition to the Golden Globe and the SAG Award, for his turn as a demonic killer in Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men.

 

Ruby Dee - American Gangster

Best Supporting Actress: Ruby Dee, American Gangster

This is still a messy category. It's true that not every SAG Award winner goes on to win the Oscar, but considering that Ruby Dee is a longtime veteran, that Cate Blanchett (up for I'm Not There) has already won an Oscar (for The Aviator), and that Amy Ryan (for Gone Baby Gone) is well known on Broadway but not in Hollywood, since this past Sunday Dee has unexpectedly become the front-runner.

 

Oscar 2008 Predictions: Best Film, Foreign Language Film, Animated Film

Oscar 2008 Predictions: Best Director, Screenplay

Oscar 2008 Predictions: Technical Categories

If you found Oscar 2008 Predictions: Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress an informative post, please recommend it to your friends. See share buttons above and on the left.
And consider following Alt Film Guide on Facebook and/or joining the FB group All About Movies.
Oscar 2008 Predictions: Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress © 2004-2015 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s). Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.

Continue Reading: Oscar 2008: "Falling Slowly" Remains on the Shortlist

Previous Post: Oscar 2008 Predictions: Best Director, Screenplay


You can leave your comment about Oscar 2008 Predictions: Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress in the space below. Important: Different views and opinions are perfectly fine, but courtesy and respect are imperative. Abusive, bigoted, baseless (spreading misinformation), and/or inflammatory comments will be deleted, and such commenters may be banned.

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

1 Comment to Oscar 2008 Predictions: Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress

  1. The writers strike is over and we have the Oscars coming up. What more do you need in your life. I am looking forward to seeing the wardrobe nightmares, and oh yeh who will take home the Oscar. If your like me and you need a blast from the past on Oscars come and gone check out http://www.kiisfm.com/cc-common/awards/ . Here you can see past winners, who is up this year for an Oscar and also which great movies never won the Oscar.




Lauren Bacall and the 1997 Academy Awards
EKLAVYA, THE BAND'S VISIT, THE CLASS, EXILED, ON THE WINGS OF DREAMS: Oscar 2007 Entries
Oscar 2008: Telecast Gets Lowest Ratings Ever
George Clooney Tops US Critics' 2009 Awards
Betting Oscar Odds for THE HURT LOCKER, AVATAR, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock
Pedro Almodóvar, John Hughes' Alumni: Oscar Ceremony 2010
Christian Bale, Jacki Weaver: Oscar's Veterans 2010
Oscar 2011 Ceremony Rundown Leaked: No James Franco Singing in Drag
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, THE FIGHTER - Oscar 2011 Predictions
Colin Firth Oscar 2011 Interview Pt.2: THE KING'S SPEECH Censorship, Tom Hooper's Direction