The 2007 Oscars seemed to be wrong a good bit, to me, and I shall share my mind on the five categories that I think should have been corrected.

1. Best Picture:
Nominees:

>No Country for Old Men
>Babel
>The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
>There Will Be Blood
>The Diving Bell & The Butterfly
>Michael Clayton
>Once

One of the best musicals ever, the best fact-based story-turned-movie I have recently seen, three book-adapted movies, a Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu masterpiece, and a Tony Gilroy-George Clooney well-worked piece of awesome. These films were fantastically done, and this was a great year in film. But which film deserved the title of Best Picture?

>Winner: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
This film was better, to me, than No Country for Old Men, and it was more acceptable in the sense of a family-esque film than Babel, which was also very masterful.

2. Best Supporting Actor:
Nominees:

>Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
>Hal Holbrook – Into the Wild
>Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
>Garrett Dillahunt – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
>Tommy Lee Jones – No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem was good and dark in his first English-speaking role, Tommy Lee Jones delivered, as always, Casey Affleck was pretty frickin’ good, and Garrett Dillahunt was phenomenal, but there was one performance that outdid all.

>Winner: Hal Holbrook – Into the Wild.
His performance made me tear up, the way he was perfect as the role of an older friend who wanted a son. He was magnificent, and should have received the award seeing that he was the oldest person to be nominated for an Academy Award at the age of 82.

3. Best Original Screenplay:
Nominees:

>Babel – Guillermo Arriaga
>Juno – Diablo Cody
>Michael Clayton – Tony Gilroy
>Ratatouille – Brad Bird
>Lars and the Real Girl – Nancy Oliver

>Winner: Babel – Guillermo Arriaga
The film was amazing, and the writing was even more so.

4. Best Adapted Screenplay:
Nominees:

>The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Andrew Dominik
>There Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson
>No Country for Old Men – Joel & Ethan Coen
>Away From Her – Sarah Polley
>The Diving Bell & The Butterfly – Ronald Harwood

No Country for Old Men was good, but there was one that was better, in my eyes.

>Winner: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Andrew Dominik.
This film was written and directed by Andrew Dominik, who made this film the absolute best it could be.

5. Best Director:
Nominee:

>The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Andrew Dominik
>No Country for Old Men – Joel & Ethan Coen
>There Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson
>Michael Clayton – Tony Gilroy
>Juno – Jason Reitman

Again, the Coens’ No Country for Old Men was great, but it was not as good as another man’s film ability.

>Winner: The Assassination of Jesse James – Andrew Dominik.
This film was the all around best film of 2007. It was fantastic and well-conceived.