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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“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