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Postby rudeboy » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:48 am

--dws1982 wrote:Best Supporting Female-
1- Romola Garai, Rory O'Shea Was Here

Happy to see someone else recognise this lovely little performance. Romola Garai is turning into an absolutely terrific actress.




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Postby HarryGoldfarb » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:21 pm

From this year actual nominees, here are my choices for what I think is a fairer panorama:
- Picture: Brokeback Mountain
- Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
- Actor: I can live with Hoffman winning this because the nature of the part, a long time ago we talked about regular performances on showy parts and how effective they are in some levels. I would have prefer a voting split between him and Ledger with a surprise win for Phoenyx or Straheirn for the big shock of the night instead of Crash ultimate victory/upset.
- Actress: Witherspoon would't look so bad had Phoenyx won; it's like giving the Oscar to Hellen Hunt and not to Nicholson. Huffman would have been a better choice.
- Supporting Actor: I'm good with Clooney, classic choice but in a good sense; would have prefered Gyllenhaal but I'm not mad about this.
- Supporting Actress: Weiz is a fine choice. I totally loved her film.
- Adapted Screenplay: Brokeback Mountain.
- Original Screenplay: Even though The Squid and the Whale was the best in the category, this would have been the only thing I can accept for Crash, so I'm cool with this one.
- Editing: Munich
- Cinematography: Brokeback Mountain
- Art Direction: Geisha, with Potter quite close.
- Costume Design: Geisha
- Music: Brokeback Mountain
- Song: "Travelling Through" from Transamerica
- Sound Mixing: King Kong
- Sound Editing: The War of the Worlds
- Visual Effects: King Kong (Potter should have been nominated isntead of Narnya)
- Make up: Narnya
No comments on Documentaries, Short films or Foreign Language Film, considering I still have to see a lot of the nominees.
This would have giving me a decent Best Picture with 5 awards (Picture, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography and Music) all of them, quite deserving. 2 for Transamerica, King Kong and Geisha, 1 for Munich and Crash, as well as 1 for The Constant Gardener, Capote, Syriana, The War of the Worlds and Narnya
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Postby dws1982 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:11 pm

I still have a lot to see, but this is a preliminary ballot:

Anything that had a commercial release in the States or played a major film festival is eligible.

Best Film/Director-
1- The New World (Terrence Malick)
2- Cache (Michael Haneke)
3- Munich (Steven Spielberg)
4- The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones)
5- Millions (Danny Byole)
6- Good Night, And Good Luck. (George Clooney)
7- The Squid and the Whale (Noah Bambauch)
8- Downfall (Oliver Hirshbiegel)
9- Sometimes In April (Raoul Peck)
10- Junebug (Phil Morrisson)

Best Male Lead-
1- Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale
2- Damian Lewis, Keane
3- Tommy Lee Jones, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
4- David Strathairn, Good Night, And Good Luck.
5- Bruno Ganz, Downfall

Best Female Lead-
1- Q'Orianka Kilcher, The New World
2- S. Epatha Merkerson, Lackawanna Blues
3- Juliette Binoche, Cache
4- Joan Allen, The Upside of Anger
5- Reese Witherspoon, Walk The Line

Best Supporting Male-
1- Ciaran Hinds, Munich
2- Terrence Howard, Crash
3- Ray Wise, Good Night, And Good Luck.
4- Ben McKenzie, Junebug
5- Jim True-Frost, Off The Map

Best Supporting Female-
1- Romola Garai, Rory O'Shea Was Here
2- Laura Linney, The Squid and the Whale
3- Corrina Harfouch, Downfall
4- Amy Adams, Junebug
5- Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener

Best Ensemble-
1- Munich
2- Downfall
3- The Squid and the Whale
4- Good Night, and Good Luck.
5- Junebug

Best Original Screenplay-
1- The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2- Millions
3- Cache
4- The Squid and the Whale
5- The New World

Best Adapted Screenplay-
1- Munich
2- Lackawanna Blues
5- The Constant Gardener

Best Cinematography-
1- The New World
2- The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
3- Good Night, And Good Luck.
4- Sometimes In April
5- Keane

Best Editing-
1- The New World
2- Munich
3- Good Night, And Good Luck.
4- The Squid and the Whale
5- Cache

Best Score-
1- The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2- Munich
3- Sometimes In April

Best Art Direction-
1- The New World
2- Lackawanna Blues
3- Junebug
4- The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Best Costume Design-
1- Munich
2- The New World
3- Lackawanna Blues

Best Sound-
1- The New World
2- Munich

Best Makeup-
1- The New World
2- The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Will finish filling in the categories after I see more.

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Postby criddic3 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:11 pm

i think it took more guts to nominate anyone from melinda & melinda.
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Postby dylanfan23 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:55 pm

Theres plenty of brokeback on that list.....just didn't think it was one of the five best films of the year.

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Postby The Original BJ » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:36 pm

Man, you've got guts to post those Crash-loving, Brokeback-excluding picks around here after last night!

I sort of applaud you, in areas not related to taste.

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Postby dylanfan23 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:52 pm

Adapted Screenplay

Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Constant Cardener
A History of Violence
Munich***

Original Screenplay

Crash***
Good Night and Good Luck
Match Point
Squid and the Whale
Syriana

Supporting Actress

Maria Bello - A History of Violence***
Scarlett Johanson - Match Point
Laura Linney - Squid and the Whale
Thandie Newton - Crash
Rachel Weisz - Constant Gardener

Supporting Actor

George Clooney - Syriana
Clifton Collins Jr. - Capote
Matt Dillon - Crash
Jesse Eisenberg - Squid and the Whale***
Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain

Actress

Joan Allen - Upside of Anger
Claire Danes - Shopgirl
Rahda Mitchell - Melinda and Melinda
Emily Watson - Seperate Lies
Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line***

Actor

Russel Crowe - Cinderella Man
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote***
Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
Daniel Day Lewis - Ballad of Jack and Rose
Joquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
hard not to nominate daniels, strathairn, fienes or mortenson, among others.

Director

George Clooney - Good Night and Good Luck
David Cronenberg - A History of Violence
Paul Haggis - Crash
Bennett Miller - Capote
Steven Spielberg - Munich***

Picture

Capote
Crash
A History of Violence
Munich***
Syriana

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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:13 am

Best Picture: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

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Postby Sabin » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:58 pm

No, the movie is about the relationship between King Kong and Ann Darrow. That's the centerpiece, and the hairy one doesn't even show up until the second hour. I'm sick of seeing Gyllenhaal, Anthony Hopkins, and Jamie Foxx showing up in the wrong categories, but this is just stupid.
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Postby criddic3 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:27 am

That's a good point, although a little overstated.

I don't think I can justify putting Watts in lead, but I'll think a bit more about it. Her character does become supporting to Kong. And by your logic, Jack Black is also in nearly every frame and could be considered in the lead actor category. Time isn't always the best indicator of a character's place. Anthony Hopkins was in Silence of the Lambs for perhaps a total of one half-hour, but won an Oscar for Best Actor.
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Postby Penelope » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:00 am

--criddic3 wrote:Well, I just couldn't see her placing in Best Actress for a role that supports a giant ape effect. She was great working with the special effects and making the relationship between her character and Kong somewhat believeable, but the movie is about Kong.

What does that matter? Watts is in practically every frame of the movie, whereas Kong doesn't show up until halfway through the flick! That's like putting Jane Fonda in Supporting and Vanessa Redgrave in Lead just because Julia is named after Redgrave's character.




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Postby criddic3 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:38 am

Well, I just couldn't see her placing in Best Actress for a role that supports a giant ape effect. She was great working with the special effects and making the relationship between her character and Kong somewhat believeable, but the movie is about Kong.
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Postby rudeboy » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:29 am

--criddic3 wrote:Best Supporting Actress
Naomi Watts, King Kong

I can just about swallow the placement of Jake as a supporting actor in Brokeback Mountain - but Naomi Watts?




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Postby criddic3 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:59 am

My Tentative Nominations List for 2005:

Best Picture

Brokeback Mountain
Cinderella Man
Crash
A History of Violence
Sin City


Best Director

Woody Allen, Match Point
David Cronenberg, A History of Violence
Ron Howard, Cinderella Man
Tommy Lee Jones, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

[Third nomination for Lee lands him a second win over past winner Howard (Apollo 13), and three first-timers.]

Best Actor

Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mysterious Skin
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line

[Pheonix won in 2000, in supp. for Gladiator. Crowe won back-to-back for Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind. Everyone else is new, including impressive Ledger.]

Best Actress

Joan Allen, The Upside of Anger
Claire Danes, Shopgirl
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
Ziyi Zhang, Memoirs of a Geisha

[Allen won in 1995, in supp. for Nixon, this being her fourth nod. Zhang won in supp. for 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Witherspoon, winner this year, was nommed in 1999 for her performance in Election. Danes and Knightley score their first nods.]

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Dillon, Crash
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
Barry Pepper, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Mickey Rourke, Sin City

[The Toughest Category this year! I went back and forth, through the list. So many worthy nominees. Rourke gives a surprisingly sympathetic performance as a monstrous character. Pepper was outstanding as an unlikable man, who may learn a thing or two on his forced journey. Dillon, a long-time star who has made a career out of charmingly unfullfilled lowlifes and neer-do-wells, astonishing. Gyllenhaal heart-wrenching as Ledger's long-suffering lover. Then there's Giamatti, in a great supporting role in a largely unsung film and giving a superb performance. After other fine work in recent years, he deserves my approval (not that he needs it.)]

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Taraji P. Henson, Hustle & Flow
Scarlett Johannson, Match Point
Thandie Newton, Crash
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

[All first nods, except winner Johannson, who was also nominated for Lost in Translation in 2003.]

Best Original Screenplay

Cinderella Man
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck
Match Point
Millions


[co-writer Goldsman, Cinderella Man, won in 2001 for A Beautiful Mind. Haggis won last year for Million Dollar Baby, and almost this year. Clooney and Heslov did solid work on their Murrow script, landing first nods. Allen had nods in writing for Crimes and Misdemeanors, Bullets Over Broadway and Everyone Says I Love You, losing each time. For his best film in years, he finally wins.]

Best Adapted Screenplay

Brokeback Mountain
Capote
The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
A History of Violence
Shopgirl


[Steve Martin is nominated for adapting his novella, after three acting nods and one win (Supp. Actor, Grand Canyon, 1991). Everyone else was new to Criddic's awards. Brokeback wins, with a sensitive, engrossing love story.]

Best Art Direction

Good Night, and Good Luck
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha
Sin City


Best Cinematography

Brokeback Mountain
Cinderella Man
Duma
The New World
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada


Best Costume Design

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha
Pride & Prejudice


Best Film Editing

Brokeback Mountain
Cinderella Man
Good Night, and Good Luck
Sin City
Walk the Line


Best Makeup

Cinderella Man
Sin City
Star Wars -- Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith


Best Original Score

Danny Elfman, The Corpse Bride
Harry Gregson-Williams, The Chronicles of Narnia
Dario Marianelli, Pride & Predjudice
Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain
John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha

[Williams had already won numerous awards. Elfman won for 2003's Big Fish.]

Best Sound

Batman Begins
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha
Star Wars -- Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
Walk the Line


Best Visual Effects

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
King Kong
Star Wars -- Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith



TALLY

Brokeback Mountain ... 7 (best song incl.)
Cinderella Man ... 2
Match Point ... 2
Sin City ... 2
Batman Begins ... 1
King Kong ... 1
Memoirs of a Geisha ... 1
Walk the Line ... 1
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Postby The Original BJ » Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:22 pm

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Really, you know her? Do tell her I'm a great admirer of her--she's an incredible talent!

Yes, I went to school with her. In addition to her great performing talent, (which includes her diligent commitment to training and rehearsal) she is truly one of the nicest, most down-to-earth people I have ever met. She was thrilled at her OFTA nomination a few years back for Real Women Have Curves.




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