Awards Watch Archive for January, 2007

Best Screenplay

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film Comment Little Miss Sunshine (BFCA) (WGA) Likely Sunday bone after big Saturday wins Babel (BFCA) (WGA) Back-Up The Queen Longshot Letters From Iwo Jima Could possibly ride a wave Pan’s Labyrinth Great get BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film Comment Borat (WGA) Could actually win this The Departed (WGA)…

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Best Actress

BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Helen Mirren – The Queen (GG/D) (BFCA) (SAG) One category with no surprises Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada (GG/C) (SAG) Judi Dench – Notes On A Scandal (SAG) Kate Winslet – Little Children (SAG) Penelope Cruz – Volver (SAG) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Jennifer…

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Best Actor

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Forrest Whitaker – Last King Of Scotland (GG/Drama) (BFCA) (SAG) Looking like a machine Peter O’Toole – Venus (SAG) Could surprise…. health/appearances will matter Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness (SAG) Could come up with a win Leonardo DiCaprio – Blood Diamond (Supporting – SAG) Not for The…

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Best Director

BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film Comment Martin Scorsese – The Departed (GG) (BFCA) (DGA) Your winner Clint Eastwood – Letters From Iwo Jima (BFCA) Could be your shocker… but would have to be in BP too Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Babel ((DGA) Stephen Frears – The Queen (DGA) Paul Greengrass – United 93 The most…

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Best Picture

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Comment Babel (GG) (PGA) (DGA) (SAG) Suddenly the one to beat Little Miss Sunshine (PGA) (DGA) (SAG) The little yellow bus that could Letters From Iwo Jima A real threat to pull the rug out from everyone… Pic, Director, Screenplay The Departed (PGA) (BFCA) (DGA) (SAG) Needs to find a…

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Week Sixteen: 31 Days to Go And Now For Something You’ll Really Like … Again?!?!

And now, we start the 2007 Oscar season again for the last time… Yes, Phase II (post-nom time, as it is called) 2007 may be the most wide open race in memory. The last time we were looking at as many of the 5 nominees that could really win was the year of Gladiator, Erin…

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Best Screenplay Chart

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film Comment Little Miss Sunshine (BFCA) (WGA) These two… The Queen (GG) (BFCA) (WGA) … are neck and neck Babel (BFCA) (WGA) Letters From Iwo Jima Volver Half Nelson Stranger Than Fiction (WGA) United 93 (WGA) BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film Comment The Departed (WGA) Little Children (WGA) The…

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Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Helen Mirren – The Queen (GG/D) (BFCA) (SAG) Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada (GG/C) (SAG) Judi Dench – Notes On A Scandal (SAG) Kate Winslet – Little Children (SAG) Penelope Cruz – Volver (SAG) Outsiders Beyonce Knowles – Dreamgirls Annette Bening – Running With Scissors BEST SUPPORTING…

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Best Actor Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Forrest Whitaker – Last King Of Scotland (GG/Drama) (BFCA) (SAG) Seems silly to be expecting anything else… but sometimes, sheep bite Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness (SAG) A growing favorite Peter O’Toole – Venus (SAG) Still unwell… tough way to win Leonardo DiCaprio – The Departed (SAG)…

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Best Director Chart

BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film Comment Martin Scorsese – The Departed (GG) (BFCA) (DGA) Bill Condon – Dreamgirls (DGA) Stephen Frears – The Queen (DGA) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Babel ((DGA) Clint Eastwood – Letters From Iwo Jima (BFCA) The Potential Upsetters Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton – Little Miss Sunshine (DGA) Paul Greengrass –…

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Best Picture Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Comment Dreamgirls (GG) (PGA) (DGA) (SAG) Box office and a split field keeps Dreamgirls in front… whether you like it or not Babel (GG) (PGA) (DGA) (SAG) I have not been a big believer, but in this split field, it is one of the films with the most passion, it…

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Week Fourteen – 36 Days to Go Pow!!!(er)

With the Oscar season about to leap into the second phase, there is not a lot more to say before Tuesday. However, Los Angeles Magazine has been kind enough to drag the work of “Oscar Blogging” in and out of the mud, it seems like a good time to put forth my immodest theory as…

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Nine Films In The Foreign Language Film Category

Nine films will advance in the voting process in the Foreign Language Film category for the 79th Academy Awards®. Sixty-one films had originally qualified in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Algeria, “Days of Glory,” Rachid Bouchareb, director Canada, “Water,” Deepa Mehta, director Denmark, “After the Wedding,” Susanne Bier, director…

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Best Screenplay Chart

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film Comment Little Miss Sunshine (BFCA) (WGA) The Queen (GG) (BFCA) (WGA) Babel (GG) (BFCA) (WGA) Letters From Iwo Jima Volver Half Nelson Stranger Than Fiction (BFCA) (WGA) United 93 (WGA) The Pursuit of Happyness BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film Comment The Departed (GG) (BFCA) (WGA) Little Children (GG)…

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Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Helen Mirren – The Queen (GG/D) (BFCA) (SAG) Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada (GG/C) (SAG) Judi Dench – Notes On A Scandal (SAG) Kate Winslet – Little Children (SAG) Penelope Cruz – Volver (SAG) Outsiders Beyonce Knowles – Dreamgirls Annette Bening – Running With Scissors BEST SUPPORTING…

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Best Actor Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness (GG) (BFCA) (SAG) Assuming he gets nominated, people will see the perfomance of a superstar playing drama Forrest Whitaker – Last King Of Scotland (GG) (BFCA) (SAG) Lots of awards, but will being a supporting role cost him in the end? Peter…

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Best Director Chart

BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film Comment Martin Scorsese – The Departed (GG) (BFCA) (DGA) Still the winner Bill Condon – Dreamgirls (BFCA) (DGA) Stephen Frears – The Queen (GG) (BFCA) (DGA) Finally cracked the DGA Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Babel (GG) (DGA) The lonely amigo. Clint Eastwood – Letters From Iwo Jima (GG) (BFCA) Yes,…

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Best Picture Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Comment Dreamgirls (GG) (PGA) (BFCA) (DGA) (SAG) Others are more fashionable in this slot, but when the perspective shifts to five… The Queen (GG) (PGA) (BFCA) (DGA) Solid, well liked, respected work The Departed (GG) (PGA) (BFCA) (DGA) (SAG) Adult, well liked, violent film Little Miss Sunshine (GG) (PGA) (BFCA)…

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Week Thirteen – 45 Days to Go Everything Old Is New Again

What’s really left to say with less than 72 hours left before the last Oscar ballot is postmarked? If there is anything interesting about the season so far it is that as split as the critics seem to be, the Guilds and Critics groups with shows have fallen into a remarkably narrow range of selections….

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Seven Films Advance in Makeup Oscar® Race

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition for achievement in makeup for the 79th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Apocalypto” “Click” “Pan’s Labyrinth” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” “The Prestige” “The Santa Clause 3: The…

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Awards Watch

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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