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Friday, November 30, 2007

 

Oscar-ology: The Golden Satellites

Every awards season has their award whores. For the theatre, it's the Drama Desks. For music, it's the American Music Awards. And for movies, it's the Golden Satellites, that special best-of from the asskissers of the International Press Academy. They give out so many nominations one wonders who wasn't nominated. I mean, seriously...it makes the Golden Globes look serious and dignified, and that takes some doing. Here's how we see the nominations (all 5 million of them) shaking out:

Makes My Heart Glad: The many nominations for The Lookout and the surprising strength of Eastern Promises
Color Us Surprised: All those noms for La Vie En Rose, and yet so very few for The Kite Runner
Color Us Pissed: The weak showing of Michael Clayton, Gone Baby Gone, Once, and the continuing studio neglect of The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford
Missing and Overlooked: Indie Spirit leaders I'm Not There and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly barely registered, and Philip Seymour Hoffman was skipped for both Before The Devil Knows You're Dead and The Savages. Sweeney Todd and Charlie Wilson's War are completely missing, probably because not all IPA members have seen them yet. This might also account for the near-shutout of There Will Be Blood.

MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
The Lookout (Miramax)
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (ThinkFilm)
Away From Her (Lionsgate)
Eastern Promises (Focus Features)
No Country For Old Men (Miramax Films)
3:10 To Yuma (Lionsgate)

MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Hairspray (New Line Cinema)
Juno (Fox Searchlight)
Shoot ‘Em Up (New Line Cinema)
Lars and the Real Girl (MGM)
Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)

MOTION PICTURE, FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Ten Canoes Australia (Palm Pictures)
Offside Iran (Sony Pictures Classics)
La Vie En Rose France (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Lust, Caution China (Focus Features)
4 Months 3 Weeks & 2 Days Romania (Ifc Films)
The Orphanage Spain (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Margot at the Wedding (Paramount Vantage)

MOTION PICTURE, ANIMATED OR MIXED MEDIA
Persepolis (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Simpsons Movie (Twentieth Century Fox)
The Golden Compass (New Line Cinema)
Ratatouille (Buena Vista Pictures)
300 (Warner Brothers)
Beowulf (Paramount Pictures)

MOTION PICTURE, DOCUMENTARY
The King Of Kong (Picturehouse Entertainment)
The 11th Hour Warner (Independent Pictures)
Sicko (Lionsgate)
No End In Sight (Magnolia Pictures)
Darfur Now (Warner Independent Pictures)
Lake Of Fire (ThinkFilm)

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Julie Christie, Away From Her (Lionsgate)
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart (Paramount Vantage)
Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Tilda Swinton, Stephanie Daley (Regent Releasing)
Keira Knightly, Atonement (Focus Features)
Laura Linney, The Savages (Fox Searchlight)

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Denzel Washington, American Gangster (Universal Pictures)
Josh Brolin, No Country For Old Men (Miramax Films)
Christian Bale, Rescue Dawn (MGM)
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises (Focus Features)
Frank Langella, Starting Out in the Evening (Roadside Attractions)
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah (Warner Independent Pictures)

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Katherine Heigl, Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)
Amy Adams, Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)
Ellen Page, Juno (Fox Searchlight)
Emily Mortimer, Lars and the Real Girl (MGM)
Nicole Kidman, Margot at the Wedding (Paramount Vantage)
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There (The Weinstein Company)

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Richard Gere, The Hoax (Miramax)
Seth Rogen, Knocked Up (Universal Pictures)
Ben Kingsley, You Kill Me (Ifc Films)
Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl (MGM)
Clive Owen, Shoot ‘Em Up (New Line Cinema)
Don Cheadle, Talk To Me (Focus Features)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement (Focus Features)
Emmanuelle Seigner, La Vie En Rose (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone (Miramax Films)
Taraji P. Henson, Talk To Me (Focus Features)
Ruby Dee, American Gangster (Universal Pictures)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeff Daniels, The Lookout (Miramax Films)
Brian Cox, Zodiac (Paramount Pictures)
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ben Foster, 3:10 To Yuma (Lionsgate)
Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men (Miramax Films)
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros. Pictures)

DIRECTOR
Ang Lee, Lust, Caution (Focus Features)
Olivier Dahan, La Vie En Rose (Picture House Entertainment)
David Cronenberg, Eastern Promises (Focus Features)
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, No Country For Old Men (Miramax Films)
Sidney Lumet, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (ThinkFilm)
Sarah Polley, Away From Her (Lionsgate)

SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL
Scott Frank, The Lookout (Miramax Films)
Diablo Cody, Juno (Fox Searchlight)
Kelly Masterson, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (ThinkFilm)
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl (MGM)
Steven Knight, Eastern Promises (Focus Features)

SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED
James Vanderbilt, Zodiac (Paramount Pictures)
Christopher Hampton, Atonement (Focus Features)
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, No Country For Old Men (Miramax Films)
David Benioff, The Kite Runner (Paramount Vantage)
Sarah Polley, Away From Her (Lionsgate)
Wang Hui Ling, James Schamus, Lust, Caution (Focus Features)

ORIGINAL SCORE
Dario Marianelli, Atonement (Focus Features)
James Newton Howard, The Lookout (Miramax Films)
Michael Giacchino, Ratatouille (Buena Vista Pictures)
Alberto Iglesias, The Kite Runner (Paramount Vantage)
Howard Shore, Eastern Promises (Focus Features)
Nick Cave, The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros. Pictures)

ORIGINAL SONG
"Do You Feel Me"/Diane Warren, American Gangster (Universal Pictures)
"If You Want Me"/Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, Once (Fox Searchlight)
"Come So Far"/Marc Shaiman, Hairspray (New Line Cinema)
"Rise"/Eddie Vedder, Into The Wild (Paramount Vantage)
"Grace Is Gone"/Clint Eastwood and Carole Bayer Sager, Grace Is Gone (The Weinstein Company)
"Lyra"/Kate Bush, The Golden Compass (New Line Cinema)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Harris Savides, Zodiac (Paramount Pictures)
Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage)
Bruno Delbonnel, Across The Universe (Revolution Studios)
Janusz Kaminski, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Miramax Films)
Roger Deakins, The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros.)
Henry Braham, The Golden Compass (New Line Cinema)

VISUAL EFFECTS
Transformers (Paramount Pictures)
The Golden Compass (New Line Cinema)
300 (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures)
Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures)
Beowulf (Paramount Pictures)

FILM EDITING
Pietro Scalia, American Gangster (Universal Pictures)
Jill Savitt, The Lookout (Miramax)
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, No Country For Old Men (Miramax)
Richard Marizy, La Vie En Rose (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Christopher Rouse, The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures)
Ronald Sanders, Eastern Promises (Focus Features)

SOUND (EDITING AND MIXING)
The Golden Compass (New Line Cinema)
La Vie En Rose (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (Buena Vista Pictures)
300 (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures)
I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures)

ART DIRECTION AND PRODUCTION DESIGN
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Universal Pictures)
The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Hairspray (New Line Cinema)
Sunshine (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Amazing Grace (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Across The Universe (Revolution Studios)

COSTUME DESIGN
Alexandra Byrne, Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Universal Pictures)
Yvonne Blake, Goya’s Ghosts (Samuel Goldwyn Pictures)
Marit Allen, La Vie En Rose (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Rita Ryack, Hairspray (New Line Cinema)
Jenny Beavan, Amazing Grace (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Jacqueline Durran, Atonement (Focus Features)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Joe R. said...

Ben Foster for Yuma is awesome, but they choose one of the awesome Zodiac supporting actors...and it's Brian Cox? That's fucked up. And I love Brian Cox.

11/30/07, 9:48 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

Cox was in Zodiac for, what, six minutes?

Seigner? How very interesting. Not a bad choice, just... interesting.

EMILY MORTIMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But yeah, these usually mean somewhere between minimalist nothing and complete nothing. They went crazy over Memoirs of a Geisha, remember?

12/1/07, 1:53 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Count me in with Joe in being happy to see Ben Foster there -- not because I've seen the film but because I picked him as a sure bet talent after seeing LIBERTY HEIGHTS and I'm still waiting.

We simply MUST, MUST, MUST go to a movie this season...either the weekend before Christmas or the one before New Year's. No year is complete without a COC for old time's sake. I'm taking off work the 29th. Wanna go see GRACE IS GONE if it's in, say, Edgewater by then?

12/1/07, 9:03 PM  

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