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79th Annual
Academy Awards

Carolyn McFaul's Picks

There are not many movies Carolyn has missed and she's never one to balk at giving her opinion. So here's her picks for the Academy Awards. Then tune in on February 25th and see how she does.

Performance by an actor in a leading role

The Nominees:

Leonardo DiCaprio - Blood Diamond

Ryan Gosling - Half Nelson

Peter O'Toole - Venus

Will Smith - The Pursuit of Happyness

Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland

Carolyn's Pick: Will Smith. "He is so talented and so versatile."

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

The Nominees:

Alan Arkin - Little Miss Sunshine

Jackie Earle Haley - Little Children

Djimon Hounsou - Blood Diamond

Eddie Murphy - Dream Girls

Mark Wahlberg - The Departed

Carolyn's Pick: Eddie Murphy. "I knew he was talented but I never knew he could do all of the things he did in this movie."

Performance by an actress in a leading role

The Nominees:

Penelope Cruz - Volver

Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal

Helen Mirrin - The Queen

Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada

Kate Winslett - Little Children

Carolyn's Pick: Judi Dench. "She did a wonderful job. I think Meryl Streep was very good too, but I don't think it's worth an Oscar."

Performance by an actress
in a supporting role:

The Nominees:

Adrianna Barraza- Babel

Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal

Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls

Rinko Kikuchi - Babel

Carolyn's Pick: Jennifer Hudson. "Boy can she belt it out."

Best motion picture

The Nominees


The Departed

Letters from Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Carolyn's Pick: Little Miss Sunshine. "It really made me laugh. Everyone did such a great job in their performance. I could have done without the grandfather's bad language, but I guess that was part of it. It was very, very good."

Best animated feature film

The Nominees


Happy Feet

Monster House

Carolyn's Pick: Cars. "I thought it was very well done and I just plain liked it."

Carolyn also says: "I wish Flags of Our Fathers had more nominations in non-technical categories. I really liked that movie."

Agree or disagree, Carolyn would love to hear what you think. Click on the link to E-mail your thoughts to Movies@ClevelandSeniors.com

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