Awards Watch Archive for August, 2006

Best Screenplay Chart

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film Comment World Trade Center Babel The Queen Little Miss Sunshine Volver Borat The Good Shepherd Stranger Than Fiction Catch A Fire United 93 Goya’s Ghosts Home of the Brave Bobby BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film Comment Little Children Dreamgirls Running With Scissors Flags of Our Fathers The History…

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Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada Miranda is this year’s Capt. Jack Sparrow Annette Bening – Running With Scissors Probably the best of her recent Oscar hopeful roles Dame Helen Mirren – The Queen Always grand. Dame Judi Dench – Notes On A Scandal There ain’t nothin’ like…

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Best Actor Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness A funny guy doing drama… always a good bet Richard Griffiths – The History Boys Should be easy… unless he goes supporting George Clooney – The Good German Is he in the can’t miss groove? Nicolas Cage – World Trade Center Falls…

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Best Director Chart

BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film Comment Oliver Stone – World Trade Center Clint Eastwood – Flags of Our Fathers Steven Soderbergh – The Good German Bill Condon – Dreamgirls Alejandro Inarritu – Babel Todd Field – Little Children Nicholas Hytner – The HIstory Boys Phillip Noyce – Catch A Fire Stephen Frears – The Queen…

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Best Picture Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Comment World Trade Center Could still fall if the box office turns spotty…. FOUF is its real threat… how much America can people embrace at once? Dreamgirls I’m telling you… it’s not goin’ Flags of Our Fathers How good is the film…how much Eastwood/ Haggis fatigue is there? The History…

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205 Days to Go: The Year Of The Huh?

About three months ago, I was excited about this being the Year of The Director. And now, a few weeks from Toronto, it feels like The Year of Who The Hell Knows. The directors I foresee racing are still pretty much familiar awards season names, but a lot of those directors’ films have simply become…

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Academy Declares Oscar on Block a Counterfeit

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has examined the Oscar® statuette that was scheduled to be sold at an Internet auction on August 16 and declared it a “high-quality counterfeit.” Auctioneers Mastro Auctions, who brought the statuette to the Academy on Thursday so that its authenticity could be confirmed…

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh