Guess who wins Oscar gold

Categories announced for Oscar picks contest; chance to win $50

Categories announced for Oscar picks contest; chance to win $50

January 29, 2007|by JULIE E. GREENE

Will Meryl Streep win her third Oscar with her 14th nomination?

Will Martin Scorsese earn his first Oscar after eight nominations?

Will Oscar rookie Mark Wahlberg win?

Movie fans will find out Sunday, Feb. 25, when the 79th annual Academy Awards air on ABC at 8 p.m.

But first, take a shot at winning $50 by guessing who you think will win the golden statuettes by participating in The Herald-Mail's fourth Oscar picks contest.

The contestant with the most correct picks in the 10 selected categories will win. If there is a tie, a drawing will be held to decide the winner.


Pick the winners from 10 categories to win:

1. Picture: "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine," or "The Queen."

2. Director: Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, "Babel"; Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"; Clint Eastwood, "Letters From Iwo Jima"; Stephen Frears, "The Queen"; or Paul Greengrass, "United 93."

3. Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, "Blood Diamond"; Ryan Gosling, "Half Nelson"; Peter O'Toole, "Venus"; Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"; or Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland."

4. Actress: Penlope Cruz, "Volver"; Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"; Helen Mirren, "The Queen"; Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"; or Kate Winslet, "Little Children."

5. Supporting actor: Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children"; Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond"; Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"; or Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed."

6. Supporting actress: Adriana Barraza, "Babel"; Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"; Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"; or Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel."

7. Adapted screenplay: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, Dan Mazer and Todd Phillips, "Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"; Alfonso Cuarn, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, "Children of Men"; William Monahan, "The Departed"; Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, "Little Children"; or Patrick Marber, "Notes on a Scandal."

8. Original screenplay: Guillermo Arriaga, "Babel"; Iris Yamashita and Paul Haggis, "Letters From Iwo Jima"; Michael Arndt, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Guillermo del Toro, "Pan's Labyrinth"; or Peter Morgan, "The Queen."

9. Animated feature film: "Cars," "Happy Feet," or "Monster House."

10. Foreign language film: "After the Wedding," Denmark; "Days of Glory (Indignes)," Algeria; "The Lives of Others," Germany; "Pan's Labyrinth," Mexico; or "Water," Canada.

Contest entry guidelines

To be eligible to win, contestants must live in Washington or Frederick counties in Maryland; Franklin or Fulton counties in Pennsylvania; or Berkeley, Jefferson or Morgan counties in West Virginia.

Mail entries to Oscar Picks Contest; c/o Lifestyle; The Herald-Mail Co.; P.O. Box 439; Hagerstown, MD 21741; or e-mail entries to Please type "Oscar picks" in the subject line. Please include your name and a daytime phone number.

Entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23.

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