Awards Watch Archive for January, 2005

Visual Effects Society Nominees

Los Angeles, January 10, 2005 – The Visual Effects Society (VES), the entertainment industry’s only society of visual effects professionals, today announced nominees for the 3rd Annual VES Awards recognizing outstanding visual effects in nineteen (19) categories of film, television, commercials, music videos and games. Nominees were chosen by a panel of over sixty (60)…

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Visual Effects Society Nominations

Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Visual Effects Film The Aviator Leonardo DiCaprio Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Jude Law Spider-Man 2 Alfred Molina Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture The Day After Tomorrow Karen Goulekas, Mike Chambers, Greg Strause, Remo Balcells Harry Potter and the…

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Writer’s Guild of America Nominations

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY WRITING BRIGHT LEAVES Narration Written by Ross McElwee CONTROL ROOM Written by Julia Bacha and Jehane Noujaim HOME OF THE BRAVE Written by Paola di Florio THE HUNTING OF THE PRESIDENT Written by Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL Written by Jessica Yu SUPER SIZE ME…

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Women Film Critics Circle

BEST PICTURE Vera Drake BEST ACTRESS Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake BEST ACTOR Paul Giamatti, Sideways BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE (Tie) Irma P. Hall, The Lady Killers and Halle Berry, Catwoman BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full Of Grace BEST SONG She Walks In Beauty (Sissel), Vanity Fair (Mira Nair, director) LIFETIME…

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Visual Effects Society

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR OR ACTRESS IN A VISUAL EFFECTS FILM SPIDER-MAN 2 Alfred Molina BEST SINGLE VISUAL EFFECT OF THE YEAR THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW – TIDAL WAVE Karen Goulekas Mike Chambers Chris Horvath Matthew Butler OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN A LIVE ACTION MOTION PICTURE SPIDERMAN-2 – NYC STREET, NIGHT Dan Abrams David Emery…

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Vancouver Film Critics

BEST PICTURE Sideways BEST DIRECTOR Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby BEST ACTOR Jamie Foxx for Ray BEST ACTRESS Imelda Staunton for Vera Drake BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Morgan Freeman for Million Dollar Baby BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Virginia Madsen for Sideways BEST CANADIAN PICTURE Childstar BEST CANADIAN DIRECTOR Don McKellar for Childstar BEST CANADIAN ACTOR Don…

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Toronto Film Critics

Best Picture Sideways Best performance by an actor Paul Giamatti – Sideways Best performance by an actress Imelda Staunton – Vera Drake Best performance by a supporting actor/actress Virginia Madsen – Sideways Best performance by a supporting actor/actress Clive Owen – Closer Best director Michel Gondry – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Best Screenplay…

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The Southeastern Film Critics Association

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM Maria Full of Grace Runner-up — A Very Long Engagement BEST DIRECTOR Alexander Payne, Sideways Runner-up — Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby BEST ACTOR Jamie Foxx, Ray Runner-up — Paul Giamatti, Sideways BEST ACTRESS Annette Bening, Being Julia Runner-up — Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Thomas Haden Church, Sideways Runner-up…

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Seattle Film Critics Circle

Complete 2004 List Best Film Million Dollar Baby Best Director Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby Best Actor Jamie Foxx for Ray Best Actress Imelda Staunton for Vera Drake Best Supporting Actor Thomas Haden Church for Sideways Best Supporting Actress Virginia Madsen for Sideways Best Original Screenplay Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Best Adapted…

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Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films SCIENCE FICTION FILM The Butterfly Effect The Day After Tomorrow Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The Forgotten I, Robot Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow FANTASY FILM Birth Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban Hellboy House Of Flying Daggers Lemony Snicket’s A Series…

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San Francisco Film Critics

Best Picture Sideways Best Director Alexander Payne for Sideways Best Actor Paul Giamatti for Sideways Best Actress Julie Delpy for Before Sunset Best Supporting Actor Thomas Haden Church for Sideways Best Supporting Actress Virginia Madsen for Sideways Best Foreign Language Film Maria Full of Grace Best Documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 Marlon Riggs Award for courage &…

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San Diego Film Critics

Best Picture Vera Drake Best Director Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby Best Actress Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake Best Actor Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Best Supporting Actress Natalie Portman, Closer Best Supporting Actor Phil Davis, Vera Drake Best Original Screenplay Vera Drake (Mike Leigh) Best Adapted Screenplay Sideways (Alexander Payne and Jim…

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Screen Actors Guild

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Jamie Foxx Ray Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Cate Blanchett The Aviator Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Morgan Freeman Million Dollar…

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Phoenix Film Critics

Best Picture The Aviator Best Director Martin Scorsese, The Aviator Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Jaime Foxx, Ray Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Hillary Swank, Million Dollar Baby Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Thomas Haden Church, Sideways Best Performance by an Actress in…

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Producer’s Guild

Best Picture The Aviator Best Picture Nominees The Aviator Million Dollar Baby Finding Neverland The Incredibles Sideways ____________________ Honorary awards will be presented to DreamWorks studio co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, producers Laura Ziskin and John Wells, and former Warner Bros. studio boss Terry Semel, now chairman of Yahoo Inc.

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The People’s Choice Awards

Favorite Movie Fahrenheit 9/11 Favorite Movie Drama The Passion of the Christ Favorite Movie Comedy Shrek 2 Favorite Animated Movie Shrek 2 Favorite Sequel Shrek 2 Favorite Animated Movie Star Donkey in Shrek 2 (Eddie Murphy) Favorite Villain Movie Star The Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2 (Jennifer Saunders) Favorite On-Screen Chemistry Drew Barrymore and Adam…

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Online Film Critics Awards

THE WINNERS BEST PICTURE Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind BEST DIRECTOR Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind BEST ACTOR Paul Giamatti, Sideways BEST ACTRESS Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Thomas Haden Church, Sideways BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Cate Blanchett, The Aviator BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Eternal Sunshine of…

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New York Online Film Critics

The New York Film Critics Online met at the Judson Memorial Church on Dec. 11th and voted these awards. PICTURE Sideways DIRECTOR Martin Scorsese (The Aviator) ACTOR Jamie Foxx ACTRESS Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) SUPPORT ACTOR Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) SUPPORT ACTRESS Laura Linney (Kinsey) (tie) Cate Blanchett (The Aviator) (tie) SCREENPLAY Eternal Sunshine of…

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Costume Designers Guild

Excellence in Costume Design for Film – Contemporary WINNER The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: Milena Canonero NOMINEES Alfie: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Melissa Toth Kill Bill: Vol. 2: Catherine Marie Thomas Ocean’s Twelve: Milena Canonero Excellence in Costume Design for Commercial WINNER Jennifer Rade For Apple iPod “Dance”. Excellence…

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New York Film Critics’ Circle

Best Picture Sideways Fox Searchlight Best Actor Paul Giamatti Sideways, Fox Searchlight Best Actress Imelda Staunton Vera Drake, Fine Line Features Best Supporting Actor Clive Owen Closer, Sony Pictures Best Supporting Actress Virginia Madsen Sideways, Fox Searchlight Best Director Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby, Warner Bros. Best Screenplay Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor Sideways, Fox…

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~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould