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Should Win: Norbit

Persepolis
Ratatouille
Surf's Up

Should Win: Persepolis and Ratatouille are running neck-and-neck as far as critical praise goes.

Will Win: Ratatouille. Pixar is king.

Best Art Direction
American Gangster
Atonement
The Golden Compass
Sweeney Todd
There Will Be Blood

Should Win: It's awfully reminiscent of the rest of Tim Burton's collected filmography, but seeing as Sweeney Todd reads like the culmination of everything Burton's been building towards his whole career, it makes sense.

Will Win: Probably Sweeney Todd. If The Golden Compass had made more than twenty dollars at the box office, it might have stood a chance.

Best Original Score
Atonement (Dario Marianelli)
The Kite Runner (Alberto Iglesias)
Michael Clayton (James Newton Howard)
Ratatouille (Michael Giacchino)
3:10 To Yuma (Marco Beltrami)

Should Win: Dario Marianelli for Atonement. All the other really great scores managed to be either declared ineligible or got snubbed, though a lot of people seem to be quite taken with James Newton Howard's work on Michael Clayton.

Will Win: Dario Marianelli for Atonement. This category can get a little screwy, but given that Marianelli has been nominated before (for Pride & Prejudice two years ago) and this will be one of the new places to safely honor Atonement, this feels like a safe pick.

Best Cinematography
The Assassination Of Jesse James... (Roger Deakins)
Atonement (Seamus McGarvey)
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Janusz Kaminski)
No Country For Old Men (Roger Deakins)
There Will Be Blood (Robert Elswit)

Should Win: This is not only pound-for-pound the strongest category on the entire ballot, but it's also by far the most deserving cinematography lineup I can remember. And the best of the DPs is Roger Deakins's work on The Assassination of Jesse James. Sometimes the hype is warranted.

Will Win: Did you know that Roger Deakins has never won an Oscar in five previous nominations? If the name "Roger Deakins" means anything to you at all, you know that's a travesty. Unfortunately, his two nominations this year will likely cancel each other out, leaving Kaminski to edge out Elswit for the win.

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Oscars 2008: Predictions

Episode Report Card
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YOU GRADE IT
Should Win: Norbit

Persepolis
Ratatouille
Surf's Up

Should Win: Persepolis and Ratatouille are running neck-and-neck as far as critical praise goes.

Will Win: Ratatouille. Pixar is king.

Best Art Direction
American Gangster
Atonement
The Golden Compass
Sweeney Todd
There Will Be Blood

Should Win: It's awfully reminiscent of the rest of Tim Burton's collected filmography, but seeing as Sweeney Todd reads like the culmination of everything Burton's been building towards his whole career, it makes sense.

Will Win: Probably Sweeney Todd. If The Golden Compass had made more than twenty dollars at the box office, it might have stood a chance.

Best Original Score
Atonement (Dario Marianelli)
The Kite Runner (Alberto Iglesias)
Michael Clayton (James Newton Howard)
Ratatouille (Michael Giacchino)
3:10 To Yuma (Marco Beltrami)

Should Win: Dario Marianelli for Atonement. All the other really great scores managed to be either declared ineligible or got snubbed, though a lot of people seem to be quite taken with James Newton Howard's work on Michael Clayton.

Will Win: Dario Marianelli for Atonement. This category can get a little screwy, but given that Marianelli has been nominated before (for Pride & Prejudice two years ago) and this will be one of the new places to safely honor Atonement, this feels like a safe pick.

Best Cinematography
The Assassination Of Jesse James... (Roger Deakins)
Atonement (Seamus McGarvey)
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Janusz Kaminski)
No Country For Old Men (Roger Deakins)
There Will Be Blood (Robert Elswit)

Should Win: This is not only pound-for-pound the strongest category on the entire ballot, but it's also by far the most deserving cinematography lineup I can remember. And the best of the DPs is Roger Deakins's work on The Assassination of Jesse James. Sometimes the hype is warranted.

Will Win: Did you know that Roger Deakins has never won an Oscar in five previous nominations? If the name "Roger Deakins" means anything to you at all, you know that's a travesty. Unfortunately, his two nominations this year will likely cancel each other out, leaving Kaminski to edge out Elswit for the win.

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