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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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump