Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Oscar read my mind!


The Oscar nominations were just announced and things went absolutely spendidly! In fact, the 5 films nominated are essentially the top 5 films that I loved this year.

Here is the list with notes;

BEST PICTURE - perfect group
"Atonement"
"Juno"
"Michael Clayton"
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood"

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - I did not see "Eastern" and Depp is surprising
George Clooney for "Michael Clayton"
Daniel Day-Lewis for "There Will Be Blood"
Johnny Depp for "Sweeney Todd"
Tommy Lee Jones for "In the Valley of Elah "
Viggo Mortensen for "Eastern Promises"

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - ELLEN PAGE!!!!
Cate Blanchett for "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Julie Christie for "Away from Her"
Marion Cotillard for "La Vie En Rose"
Laura Linney for "The Savages"
Ellen Page for "Juno"

DIRECTING - Poor Joe Wright... snubbed. PTA's first nomination!!!!
Julian Schnabel for "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"
Jason Reitman for "Juno"
Tony Gilroy for "Michael Clayton"
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen for "No Country For Old Men"
Paul Thomas Anderson for "There Will Be Blood"

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Affleck finally gets deserved love!!!
Casey Affleck for "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford"
Javier Bardem for "No Country For Old Men"
Philip Seymour Hoffman for "Charlie Wilson's War"
Hal Holbrook for "Into the Wild"
Tom Wilkinson for "Michael Clayton"

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - I missed "Gone Baby Gone"
Cate Blanchett for "I'm Not There"
Ruby Dee for "American Gangster"
Saoirse Ronan for "Atonement"
Amy Ryan for "Gone Baby Gone"
Tilda Swinton for "Michael Clayton"

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - don't care
"Persepolis"
"Ratatouille"
"Surf's Up"

SCREENPLAY (Adapted) - PTA and Coen!!!
Christopher Hampton for "Atonement"
Sarah Polley for "Away from Her"
Ronald Harwood for "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen for "No Country For Old Men"
Paul Thomas Anderson for "There Will Be Blood"

SCREENPLAY (Original) Cody or Gilroy!
Diablo Cody for "Juno"
Nancy Oliver for "Lars and the Real Girl"
Tony Gilroy for "Michael Clayton"
Brad Bird for "Ratatouille"
Tamara Jenkins for "The Savages"

ART DIRECTION - "Blood" rules
"American Gangster"
"Atonement"
"The Golden Compass"
"Sweeney Todd"
"There Will Be Blood"

CINEMATOGRAPHY - wow... WOW... all are amazing!
"The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford"
"Atonement"
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood"

COSTUME DESIGN - don't care
"Across the Universe"
"Atonement"
"Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
"La Vie En Rose"
"Sweeney Todd"

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - Moore is there but I didn't see it
"No End in Sight"
"Operation Homecoming"
"Sicko"
"Taxi to the Dark Side"
"War/Dance"

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT - whatever
"Freeheld"
"La Corona"
"Salim Baba"
"Sari's Mother"

FILM EDITING - "No Country" or "Blood" - the rest are chumps
"The Bourne Ultimatum"
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
"Into the Wild"
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - ?
"Beaufort"
"The Counterfeiters"
"Katyn"
"Mongol"
"12"

MAKEUP - NORBIT?!??!
"La Vie En Rose"
"Norbit"
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

MUSIC (SCORE) - Johnny Greenwood was robbed!!! "Blood" has the best score of the year - "Atonement" was fine
Marco Beltrami for "3:10 to Yuma"
Dario Marianelli for "Atonement"
Alberto Iglesias for "The Kite Runner"
James Newton Howard for "Michael Clayton"
Michael Giacchino for "Ratatouille"

MUSIC (SONG) - Give out some "Once" love!!!
Falling Slowly from "Once"
Raise It Up from "August Rush"
Happy Working Song from "Enchanted"
So Close from "Enchanted"
That's How You Know from "Enchanted"

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) - meh
"I Met the Walrus"
"Madame Tutli-Putli"
"Even Pigeons Go To Heaven"
"My Love"
"Peter and the Wolf"

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) - meh
"At Night"
"The Substitute"
"The Mozart of Pickpockets"
"Tanghi Argentini"
"The Tonto Woman"

SOUND EDITING - "No Country" or "Blood" the rest are megachumps
"The Bourne Ultimatum"
"No Country for Old Men"
"Ratatouille"
"There Will Be Blood"
"Transformers"

SOUND MIXING Not sure why "Blood" is not here - go "No Country"
"3:10 to Yuma"
"The Bourne Ultimatum"
"No Country for Old Men"
"Ratatouille"
"Transformers"

VISUAL EFFECTS - whatever
"The Golden Compass"
"Transformers"
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End"

Fantastic list - wish Greenwood would have been nominated... and maybe more love for "Once" - but overall... YEAAAAAHHH!!!!

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1 comment:

Kern said...

I think this sounds like one of more interesting lists in a while. At least no one is fellating Paul Haggis this year!

Interesting article about the Greenwood ineligibility over at CHUD.com by the way.