Monday, December 20, 2010

Satellite Wins Favor Network, Inception and... Uh... Wonderland.

If you care about the Golden Satellite Awards -- and you'd probably care more if they had a televised ceremony. Television is magic -- you should know that they went for The Social Network for 3 big prizes (Pic, Dir, Screenplay) and Inception for 3 important craft citations (Art Direction, Cinematography, Score) indicating that they liked it. They really did.

What would Mark Zuckerberg's totem look like? Would he notice the kick?
Which makes their decision to snub it for the visual effects prize in favor of Eyesore in Wonderland all the more confusing.

Complete list of winners after the jump

Best Picture (Drama) The Social Network
Best Picture (Comedy) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Best Picture (Foreign) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Best Picture (Animated) Toy Story 3
Best Picture (Documentary) Restrepo
Best Director David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Screenplay (Original) The King's Speech
Best Screenplay (Adapted) The Social Network

Best Actress (Drama) Noomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Actress (Comedy) Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Best Supporting Actress Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Actor (Drama) Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Best Actor (Comedy) Michael Cera, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Score  Hans Zimmer, Inception

Best Song Dianne Warren and Cher "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me", Burlesque
Best Sound Mixing and Editing Unstoppable

Best Cinematography Wally Pfister, Inception

Best Visual Effects Alice in Wonderland

Best Film Editing Robert Frazen, Please Give
Best Production Design Guy Dyas, Inception

Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland
Best Cinematography Wally Pfister, Inception

Oh and... TV Prizes
Series (Drama) Breaking Bad
Series (Comedy) The Big C

Miniseries  Sherlock Holmes
Made for TV Movie Temple Grandin

Best Actress (Series, Drama) Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights

Best Actress (Series, Comedy) Laura Linney, The Big C
Best Actress (Miniseries or Movie) Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Supporting Actress
Brenda Vaccaro, You Don't Know Jack

Best Actor (Series, Drama) Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Best Actor (Series, Comedy) Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Actor (Miniseries or Movie) Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Supporting Actor
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin


Ryan T. said...

Well they gave Scott Pilgrim some much-deserved love so I can't completely bash their choices. But yeah, a lot of suspect picks here.

TB said...

Cher performing at the Oscars. Make it happen Academy.

/3rtfu11 said...

Eww – this is the fanboy awards.

Walter L. Hollmann said...

They won me with Social Network and Scott Pilgrim and lost me with Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Alice in Wonderland. But hey, editing to Please Give! Interesting!

Mirko said...

They love SCOTT PILGRIM, so I can't hate them...

Rapace for Best Actress 5th spot? Well, tons better than Swank...

Anonymous said...

Alice In Wonderland was beautifully done and well deserving of winning best visual effects. Who's Nathaniel R and who cares about his opinion?

Jorge Rodrigues said...

EYESORE IN WONDERLAND... You got me laughing for like an hour with that, Nathaniel.

But yeah I thought it was a fine list of winners except for Wonderland, of course (and Noomi Rapace too - I don't GET all this love, I've seen the movieS and she's good but not great), but as someone already said, these are fanboy awards and nothing else.

No interest for predicting the Oscar nominations.

Movies with Abe said...

The reason I love the Satellite Awards is illustrated by the triumph of Please Give in the Best Film Editing category over Inception, Shutter Island, The Social Network, The Town, and Unstoppable. Weird, puzzling, and pretty cool.

Mirko said...

I care about Nathaniel's opinions, definitely!!! ;-)

OtherRobert said...

To give credit where credit is due, I think Colleen Atwood did some lovely work for Alice in Wonderland. It's not her fault Tim Burton surrounded those costumes with such ugly scenery, effects, and recoloring. I remember seeing the film with one of my friends, who is an excellent seamstress, and she talked about the quality of the costumes for weeks. The shapes, the textures, and the craftsmanship fought real hard to save Tim Burton from his ugly vision.