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  1. Tuesday, February 20, 2007:
    Sixth Annual Oscars Week   I've given amazingly accurate Oscars predictions for five straight years now               , predictions made with such accuracy that the Academy called yesterday and told me to just fax over my '07 list so they wouldn't actually need to vote. As I sat down to write this year's list, I realized that I have absolutely no interest in making a sixth sequel in this series and would sooner lick a dog's nose than write all the HTML needed to format a list of movies.  Not every tradition or saga needs to be held in perpetual perpetuity, and some, like another Rocky movie or shaking your keys on the third down in college football, should be gently led o...
  2. Monday, March 06, 2006:
    Oscar Wrap Up Day   Like a flipped coin that can predict the future, the URI! Zone accurately picked the winner in 12 of the 24 Academy Award categories (you can see the official list of winners here   ). This is a marked improvement over previous years -- take that, everyone who didn't believe my predictions!  On Sunday evening, I moseyed on down to a small Oscar party hosted by Chris and Kathy where I filled out a nominee ballot that actually had some sense of internal logic and managed to guess 14 of 24 categories correctly. I only stayed for the first two hours of the ridiculously long ceremony so I don't know if anything goofy happened after that, but overall, my opinion has not changed about the silliness of the whole...
  3. Thursday, March 02, 2006:
    Oscars Week, Part IV of IV  Thank God Oscar week is finally over. This year's batch of movies were too tame and not very fun to make fun of. At least I've now done it for a full five years, so I can sell off the entire series into syndication. You'll no doubt be seeing reruns of BU's Oscar Picks, weeknights on TBS Superstation at 7 and 11.   Directing    The Nominees:    Brokeback Mountain   Capote    Crash   Good Night, and Good Luck.   Munich      What will happen?  This list is identical to the  Best Motion Picture  category and in all likelihood, whichever movie wins one will win the other. ...
  4. Wednesday, March 01, 2006:
    Oscars Week, Part III of IV   Original Score    The Nominees:     Brokeback Mountain   The Constant Gardener   Memoirs of a Geisha   Munich   Pride & Prejudice     What will happen?  John Williams is nominated for two scores this year,  Munich  and  Geisha . I think it's about time he retired, allowing three to four young budding film composers to live on his massive salary. No one will have listened to the soundtrack for  Pride and Prejudice  because they were all waiting for Kiera Knightley to doff the dress, and I will automatically assume that the  Brokeback  score sounds s...
  5. Tuesday, February 28, 2006:
    Oscars Week, Part II of IV   Film Editing    The Nominees:    Cinderella Man   The Constant Gardener    Crash   Munich     Walk the Line     What will happen?  I'm still not entirely clear on how you can tell if an editing job was good without seeing every single bit of cut film or alternately angled shots. The two movies I saw were equally unobtrusively edited so I'm going to vote for  Munich  which is almost Munch which evokes memories of eating tasty foods like pizza and herb-roasted chicken.    Cinematography    The Nominees:     Ba...
  6. Monday, February 27, 2006:
    Fifth Annual Oscars Week, Part I of IV          2005 Picks (9 of 24 right)       2004 Picks (8 of 24 right)       2003 Picks (4 of 24 right)       2002 Picks (9 of 24 right)    "For me, hosting the Academy Awards is like making love to a beautiful woman. You can only do it when Billy Crystal's not in town."  - Steve Martin, 2001       I've done this for four years so you should know the drill by now. Movies that I've seen are bulleted in the list and I take no responsibility if you lose all your money betting on my completely unscientific choices! Follow the links above to see selections from...
  7. Friday, February 25, 2005:
    Untitled Post   Short Film (Live Action)     The Nominees:   Everything in This Country Must   Little Terrorist   7:35 in the Morning   Two Cars, One Night   Wasp    What will happen?  A dangling Must is death when it comes to the Academy Awards. When was the last time you? Actually, these movie titles put together could probably be a good outline for a new movie script brimming with patriotism.  Wasp  will win though.    Sound Editing    The Nominees:   The Incredibles   The Polar Express    Spider-Man 2   &...
  8. Thursday, February 24, 2005:
    Untitled Post   Foreign Language Film     The Nominees:   As It Is In Heaven   The Chorus   Downfall   The Sea Inside   Yesterday    What will happen?  It's a sad day for foreign films when not a single title has any kind of accent marking. Going solely on title alone, I'm choosing  The Sea Inside  because it obviously has something to offer. We know all about the sea outside, so the sea inside is obviously fertile ground for a movie.    Make-Up    The Nominees:   Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events   The Passion of the Christ ...
  9. Wednesday, February 23, 2005:
    Untitled Post   Cinematography     The Nominees:   The Aviator   House of Flying Daggers   Passion of the Christ   Phantom of the Opera   A Very Long Engagement    What will happen?  This will be the only Oscar that  Passion of the Christ  gets, though it's nominated for three.  Phantom of the Opera  will come in second, mostly because of voters who confused its title with  Passion  or who had hanging chad on their ballots.    Costume Design    The Nominees:   The Aviator   Finding Neverland   Lemony Snicket'...
  10. Tuesday, February 22, 2005:
    Untitled Post   I haven't kept up with Oscars or movies much at all this part year, so my selections will be based completely on creative interpretations of anagrams of Nostradamus' propechies. Movies with dots next them are movies I've actually seen.    Actor in a Leading Role    The Nominees:  Don Cheadle -  Hotel Rwanda  Johnny Depp -  Finding Neverland  Leonardo DiCaprio -  The Aviator  Clint Eastwood -  Million Dollar Baby  Jamie Foxx -  Ray    What will happen?  If Leo can't earn an Oscar for a movie about a boat, then he won't have any better luck with a movie about planes. Clint Eastwood will not ge...
  11. Sunday, February 29, 2004:
    Untitled Post    The Oscars, Part VI of VI      Achievement in cinematography    The Nominees:   City of God   Cold Mountain   Girl with a Pearl Earring   Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World   Seabiscuit    What will happen?  This year has some of the corniest titles ever, and they all sound like they're first cousins of each other. Since I haven't seen any of the movies in this category, I will presume that they all employed cutting edge techniques like following the action with a handheld camera, transitioning with blur, and FADE TO BLACK. You can take your camera to a mountain,...
  12. Saturday, February 28, 2004:
    Untitled Post    The Oscars, Part V of VI      Best performance by an actor in a leading role    The Nominees:   Johnny Depp in  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl  Ben Kingsley in  House of Sand and Fog  Jude Law in  Cold Mountain   Bill Murray in  Lost in Translation  Sean Penn in  Mystic River    What will happen?  Johnny Depp modelled his pirate character off of Pepe Le Pew and Keith Richards. Still, a "kid's" movie won't be eligible for an Actor Oscar. Jude Law consistently looks like a creepy Justin Theroux, and I don't know if anyone takes Sean Penn seriou...
  13. Friday, February 27, 2004:
    Untitled Post    The Oscars, Part IV of VI      Best animated feature film of the year    The Nominees:   Brother Bear   Finding Nemo   The Triplets of Belleville    What will happen?   Finding Nemo  will win this category by a landslide, since Disney has lost its touch. At least  Treasure Planet  is not in the running this year. It's a risky proposition to not pick  The Triplets of Belleville  however, since last year's winner was another goofily drawn cartoon that no one had ever heard of.     Best foreign language film of the year    The Nominees:&nb...
  14. Thursday, February 26, 2004:
    Untitled Post    The Oscars, Part III of VI      Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)    The Nominees:   Big Fish   Cold Mountain   Finding Nemo   House of Sand and Fog    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King    What will happen?  I'll be happy if I never have to hear  LotR 's minor second motive ever again, and the music in general was good but expected (there's really not much you can do with so many expectations and preconceptions in the genre).  Big Fish  and  Finding Nemo  will split the vote in a Nader-Goresque man...
  15. Wednesday, February 25, 2004:
    Untitled Post    The Oscars, Part II of VI     Achievement in art direction    The Nominees:   Girl with a Pearl Earring   The Last Samurai   The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King   Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World   Seabiscuit    What will happen?  Movies (and children) should never be named  Seabiscuit  because it quickly dispels any drama and goodwill the movie has.  Master and Commander  will win the Oscar for nonsensical titles, but tragically that category has not yet been invented.  The Last Samurai  starring Tom Cruise as Tom Cruise...
  16. Tuesday, February 24, 2004:
    Untitled Post    "It was so sweet backstage. The Teamsters are helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo."  - Steve Martin at the '03 Oscars   It's time for the Third Annual Uri! Picks for Oscar Night! I saw even fewer movies this year than in the past two years, but I'm luckily saved by the fact that the same four movies appear in every category. Before you run off to your bookie, you should know that I got 4 of 24 correct last year and 9 of 24 the year before that. My scores should improve this year, because I'm not letting Booty have any say in the picks.   With that said, let's start with the categories that no one cares about and build up a false sense of suspense through Sunday's update where I'll make...
  17. Sunday, March 23, 2003:
    Untitled Post    " I don't feel it makes the song any better - the grammar in it is very bad. " - Randy Newman, on his award for best original song in Monster's Inc   It's time for round two of the URI! Domain's Horribly Uneducated Picks for the Oscars?! I've seen even fewer movies this year than I did last year at this time, so I created a cardboard partition with two dimensional effigies of various stars and placed it in Booty's litter box. The ones she pooped on are all obvious winners, while the one time she pooped in the corner signifies a wildcard pick later in the ceremony. Send me your picks or complaints using the mail button above this news update.       Best performance by an actor in a le...
  18. Sunday, March 24, 2002:
    Untitled Post    " He has no genitalia, and he's holding a sword. " - Dustin Hoffman, describing his Oscar to the audiences   It's time for the URI! Domain's Horribly Uneducated Picks for the Oscars?! Since I've actually seen very few of the movies nominated this year (the ones with dots next to them), I'll do what any good statistician would do -- make things up, rely on natural prejudices, and go on gut instincts. Feel free to e-mail me if you blatantly disagree with a pick, or I've overlooked one of your all-time favourite movies.     Best performance by an actor in a leading role      The Nominees:    Russell Crowe in  A Beautiful Mind  Sean Penn ...

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