Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Last Year's LAFCA Winner

...and my gold medalist, too: There Will Be Blood. Which film will the LAFCA welcome into their fold this year? We find out soon...


Anonymous said...

omg - that movie "there will be blood" - that really sh*t the bed. i could barely sit through it. ditto the horrible "no country for old men."

Anonymous said...


Hopefully LA really mixes things up. They have a tendency to do that, even if not for the best.

Like, maybe Revolutionary Road evyerwhere??? haha (won't happen)

Nick M. said...

Very plausible dream: "Milk"

Very plausible nightmare: "Slumdog Millionaire"

Very plausible LAFCA-style, curveball possibility: "Wall-E"

Paxton Hernandez said...

Overrated WALL*E, it is.


oh a WALL•E win would be so fun. i'm assuming slumdog though on account of the trending each year of critics awards being more and more homogenous and interchangeable

Anonymous said...


Picture: “Wall-E”
Runner-up: “The Dark Knight”

Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Runner-up: Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”

Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”
Runner-up: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

Actress: Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky”
Runner-up: Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”

Supporting actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Runner-up: Eddie Marsan, “Happy-Go-Lucky”

Supporting actress: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Elegy”
Runner-up: Viola Davis, “Doubt”

Screenplay: Mike Leigh, “Happy-Go-Lucky”
Runner-up: Charlie Kaufman, “Synecdoche, New York”

Foreign-language film: “Still Life”
Runner-up: “The Class”

Documentary: “Man on Wire”
Runner-up: “Waltz With Bashir”

Animation: “Waltz With Bashir”

Cinematography: Yu Lik Wai, “Still Life”
Runner-up: Anthony Dod Mantle, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Production design: Mark Friedberg, “Synecdoche, New York”
Runner-up: Nathan Crowley, “The Dark Knight”

Music/score: A.R. Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

New Generation: Steve McQueen, “Hunger”

Douglas E. Edwards independent/experimental film/video: James Benning, “RR” and “Casting a Glance”

Nick M. said...

Is it strange that I'm most excited by a "runner up" prize in the Best Supporting Actor category?

Anonymous said...

So LAFCA makes history by awarding an animated film as their best film. Awesome. This starts the awards train for Heath Ledger and Penelope Cruz. Love that Sally Hawkins won. Hope she can pull off NYFCC. And there's Melissa Leo again. She's poised to upset one of the anointed ones, but which one? Kate Winslet might need to worry. The Globes will have to come through for "Revolutionary Road" in a big way now.

Anonymous said...

I have a bit of a weird crush on Daniel Day-Lewis. He's just so.. brilliant.


lisa this is the home of weird crushes. you're very welcome here

Anonymous said...

I have an odd crush on Daniel Day-Lewis too. You are not alone.