Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Awards Keep Coming

Six new categories now posted in the FB Awards...
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited or Cameo Role
Lady-who-lunches. Reporter. Pissed off benefits worker. Two mothers who understand way more than they're letting on.
Best Costume Design (Period)
Country Superstars. Hong Kong Divas. Brides-to-Be. Native Princesses. Dance Hall Ladies
Best Film Editing
Peroni. Simpson. Hudecek. Mirrione. Sanders
Best Original Score
Andrews. Desplat. Hisaishi. Marianelli. Santaolalla.
Best Sound f/x Editing
Aliens, Apes, and Wizards.
Best Director
Cronenberg. Desplechin. Haneke. Lee. Wright.

19 comments:

Dr. S said...

I just saw the trailer for Cache last night, when I finally got a chance to see The Squid and the Whale (hooray!), and thought to myself, from everything I've heard about this movie and how great it is, I wish the trailer were a better piece of work. I'm still excited to see it, if/when it gets to what I now know are pretty great theaters in Columbus. Comfy seats, &c. And I bet we were the only audience in America that got the greatest laugh ever out of Laura Linney's line, "He was unlike anyone in Columbus," late in the movie. Soooo deflating of an already deflated guy.

adam k. said...

OK, Nathaniel, I must ask: how did you feel about Sense and Sensibility's screenplay win? Since both Austin adaptations were basically in the same league. I don't see why that one was any harder to adapt than this. I just don't get the total lack of screenplay love. Even if it's not one of the five best of the year, it's a very good screenplay and it's gotten zero recognition, when S&S owned that category in its year. I assume the problem is that damn BBC miniseries... and maybe people are just thinking "been there done that", after S&S? I don't get it.

I know that was random, but bear with me.

John T. said...

I'm so glad to see Roberta Maxwell and Miranda Richardson nominated-they'd make my list of bit parts.

John T. said...

Robert Altman just was announced to win the Honorary Oscar-think he'll follow in Henry Fonda's and Paul Newman's footsteps and follow up an honorary win with a competitive award (for Prarie Home Companion)?

Joe R. said...

Adam: if you're looking for why P7P isn't getting the kudos S&S did from the awards bodies at large (and not just, say, here), I think it boils down to two things: a) S&S was in the thick of the Best Picture race; and b) Emma Thompson wrote the S&S script, which adds a whole other level of nominatability to things.

These are both observations that don't go to the actual quality of the scripts, but there you go.

adam k. said...

I guess I agree that those are the two main reasons, but I still think those reasons are lame. And why again isn't P&P in the thick of the best picture race?

...actually, I just thought about it, and I think the reasons for THAT are:
a) the BBC miniseries
b) Brokeback is focus' baby
c) the globes put it in comedy, where it didn't make much of a wave (but at least they recognized it)

But really I'd like to know whether Nathaniel personally believes that the S&S screenplay was award-worthy (and if so, why?), since he doesn't believe this one is.

adam k. said...

Sorry to continually post on this topic after getting responses, but it just irks me.

Arkaan said...

adam k, I think Nathaniel just forgot the PnP screenplay, given his love for the film overall.

And according to his retrospective, he would nominate Thompson's screen for Sense and Sensibility (along with Dead Man Walking, Leaving Las Vegas, and Babe).

NATHANIEL R said...

i think the S&S screenplay is superior yes. P&P had some clunk dialogue issues and the story was necessarily choppy to fit everything in --though it did still flow well considering. My admiration and love for it are due mainly to its very cinematic flavor (in this way I prefer it to S&S -though Ang Lee's film is beautiful) and its heart.

adam k. said...

Okay, that makes sense.

Also, it took me a long time, but I just figured out who the "other oscar-winning Kevin" was. Ha! Yeah, he should take notes.

Kamikaze Camel said...

God, how long will it be til Alexandre Desplat finally gets an Oscar nomination? His Birth score is one of the finest ever created in my humble opinion.

For Original Song, I must say I like both Brokeback songs "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" and the much more toe-tapping "It's So Easy" by Linda Ronstadt. I dunno if it's an original or not though. My fave song from Corpse Bride was also the wedding song, whatever that was called.

*claps* for Loretta Devine!

Kamikaze Camel said...

Oh, and can we say Brokeback Mountain is going to win editing? Because whenever there's a posthumus nominee...

Kamikaze Camel said...

btw, is there ANY picture of Zhang Ziyi in 2046 that is not one of the most beautiful things you have ever seen? My god, seriously. There's a reason why she's considered one of the most beautiful people alive. 2046 is a testemant to this. I could stare at her for hours in that film.

Anonymous said...

Sort of sad that Miranda July was the not nominated director of your best picture nominees.

adam k. said...

OK this is stupid, it looks like Linney's people are actually campaigning her for BOTH categories. There is definitely an ad running on oscarwatch for BEST ACTRESS Laura Linney, and also on oscarwatch, one can view a recent FYC ad for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Linney. Great way to get her nommed, guys. Ugh.

Linney is doomed.

adam k. said...

Oh, also, FYC best original song: "The Maker Makes" (Brokeback Mountain) if it is indeed original.

NATHANIEL R said...

it is sad about miranda july yes. :(
if you look at almost any of the lists and look at the person in 6th place. guarantee you I'm sad about it

such is my turmoil.

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