Awards Watch Archive for February, 2007

Best Actor, Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Forrest Whitaker – Last King Of Scotland (GG/Drama) (BFCA) (SAG) Peter O’Toole – Venus Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness Ryan Gosling – Half Nelson Leonardo DiCaprio – Blood Diamond BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Helen Mirren – The Queen (GG/D) (BFCA) (SAG) Meryl Streep – The…

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Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Charts

BEST PICTURE The Departed (BFCA) The Queen Letters From Iwo Jima (Foreign- GG, BFCA) Little Miss Sunshine (PGA, SAG Ensemble) Babel (GG) Babel (GG) The Departed (BFCA) The Queen Letters From Iwo Jima (Foreign- GG, BFCA) Little Miss Sunshine (PGA, SAG Ensemble) Little Miss Sunshine (PGA, SAG Ensemble) Babel (GG) The Departed (BFCA) The Queen…

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Week Twenty – 3 Days to Go Auld Lang Syne

Phew… Almost there… What’s left to say? It does matter who wins… mostly to those who win. The media efforts to rustle up comprehensive coverage this week are painful enough to me more sad than laughable. Someone mentioned a poll of three Academy members in one outlet. Oy. And so, as it ends, we count…

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Week Nineteen – 10 Days to Go Dead Horse Beating 101

The wrap-up, now ten days away from “the envelope please,” of the 2006/07 season really isn’t about the movies. It’s about the frou-frou. It’s about the media plays that failed, the “Oscar bloggers” who had less to do this year than in most, the flight of the Dartees, the laid-back success at Warner Bros, the…

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Best Actor, Best Actress Charts

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Forrest Whitaker – Last King Of Scotland (GG/Drama) (BFCA) (SAG) He just keeps rollin’ along Peter O’Toole – Venus Probably not around enough to get the momentum to push out Dada Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness A huge hit but no campagning makes Will a losing boy…

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Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Charts

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Comment The Departed (BFCA) vs Babel (GG) vs Little Miss Sunshine (PGA, SAG Ensemble) Most slots curently have two major competitors… this one has three… ask anyone on any day and you will get a different answer or none at all. Letters From Iwo Jima (Foreign- GG, BFCA) Rarely have…

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Best Actor, Best Actress Charts

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Forrest Whitaker – Last King Of Scotland (GG/Drama) (BFCA) (SAG) Hard to beat with none of the potential competition working for it at all Peter O’Toole – Venus Back in England after one appearance and a standing ovation Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness Could be a real…

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Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Charts

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Comment Babel (GG) Love it or hate it… but the “hate its” can’t vote against it, only for something else The Departed (BFCA) The adult’s movie movie of the year…. but it’s still a movie based on an Asian action movie Letters From Iwo Jima (Foreign- GG, BFCA) If it…

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Week Eighteen – 17 Days to Go Driving In Neutral

Oh, we’re getting close. Oh, nothing seems to be changing very much. I am having this weird feeling that the movie no one is talking about is the movie that might shock them all. Explaining it logically, there is one comedy and four dramas. Of the four dramas, the one with the most muscle is…

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Best Actor, Best Actress

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Forrest Whitaker – Last King Of Scotland (GG/Drama) (BFCA) (SAG) Way out ahead… far enough to trip Peter O’Toole – Venus Due in L.A. on Monday… we’ll see Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness Could be a shocker… but not probably available enough Ryan Gosling – Half Nelson…

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Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Comment Babel (GG) 22% Letters From Iwo Jima (Foreign- GG, BFCA) 21.5% Little Miss Sunshine (PGA) (SAG Ensemble) 20% The Departed (BFCA) 19% The Queen 17.5% BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film Comment Martin Scorsese – The Departed (GG) (BFCA) (DGA) Would be a stunner if he lost Clint Eastwood –…

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Week Seventeen – 24 Days to Go Tick Tock

What’s the worst thing that could have happened to Little Miss Sunshine? As this week’s trendy pick to win Best Picture, LMS could easily be being set up to take a fall as it reaches the final leg of the race. It’s wondrously amusing to see people who screamed that Crash could never win last…

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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.

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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