Guess Oscar winners for a chance to win $100

February 10, 2008|By JULIE E. GREENE

The Herald-Mail's fifth Oscar Picks Contest offers a chance to win $100.

The contestant with the most correct picks will win.

The 80th annual Academy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24.

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.

Herald-Mail employees and their family members are not eligible to participate.

The winner must be available to have their photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 26, or Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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

Entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

ยท Pick the Oscar winners from nominations in these categories:

1. Picture: "Atonement," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men," or "There Will Be Blood."


2. Director: Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"; Jason Reitman, "Juno"; Tony Gilroy, "Michael Clayton"; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"; or Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will Be Blood."

3. Actor: George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"; Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"; Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"; Tommy Lee Jones, "In the Valley of Elah"; or Viggo Mortensen, "Eastern Promises."

4. Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"; Julie Christie, "Away From Her"; Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"; Laura Linney, "The Savages"; or Ellen Page, "Juno."

5. Supporting actor: Casey Affleck, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"; Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Charlie Wilson's War"; Hal Holbrook, "Into the Wild"; or Tom Wilkinson, "Michael Clayton."

6. Supporting actress: Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There"; Ruby Dee, "American Gangster"; Saoirse Ronan, "Atonement"; Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"; or Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton."

7. Adapted screenplay: Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"; Sarah Polley, "Away from Her"; Ronald Harwood, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"; or Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will Be Blood."

8. Original screenplay: Diablo Cody, "Juno"; Nancy Oliver, "Lars and the Real Girl"; Tony Gilroy, "Michael Clayton"; Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava and Jim Capobianco, "Ratatouille"; or Tamara Jenkins, "The Savages."

9. Animated Feature Film: "Persepolis"; "Ratatouille"; or "Surf's Up."

10. Foreign language film: "Beaufort," Israel; "The Counterfeiters," Austria; "Katyn," Poland; "Mongol," Kazakhstan; or "12," Russia.

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