Awards Watch Archive for December, 2007

The Top Ten Chart for December 30, 2007

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The Top Ten Chart for December 28, 2007

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The Top Ten Chart for December 26, 2007

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The Top Ten Chart for December 24, 2007

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The Top Ten Chart for December 23, 2007

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The Top Ten Chart for December 21, 2007

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Best Screenplay Chart

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film GG Comment Michael Clayton Tony Gilroy Juno Diablo Cody * The Savages Tamara Jenkins Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead Kelly Masterson Lars & The Real Girl Nancy Oliver Knocked Up I’m Not There Margot At The Wedding American Gangster In The Valley Of Elah BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Writer(s)…

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Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film GG SAG Comment Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose M/C A Julie Christie – Away From Her D A Keira Knightley – Atonement D Ellen Page – Juno M/C A Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd M/C Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart D A Laura Linney – The…

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Best Actor Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film GG SAG Comment Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd C/M Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood D A George Clooney – Michael Clayton D A Ryan Gosling – Lars C/M A Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises D A James McAvoy – Atonement D Phillip Seymour Hoffman – The Savages…

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Best Director Chart

BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film GG Comment The Best Picture Runners The Coen Bros – No Country For Old Men * Tony Gilroy – Michael Clayton Tim Burton – Sweeney Todd * Joe Wright – Atonement * The Superstars Of Directing ’07 Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood Julian Schnabel – The Diving…

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Best Picture Chart

BEST PICTURE Release Date Picture Studio Globe Nom Comment Nov 9 No Country For Old Men Mira D The most locked Oct 5 Michael Clayton WB D The most likely consensus builder Dec 21 Sweeney Todd DW M/C The most muscled one Dec 7 Atonement Focus D The most in need of Leno and Letterman…

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10 Weeks To Go The Last Oscar Column (Until January 3)

Well, we’re down to where we were a month ago! Back on November 15, I wrote: “It’s also an unusual year because so many of these films are so good.  Everyone has personal favorites and films they just don’t like, but if you run down the list of the dozen or so films still in…

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The Top Ten Chart for December 16, 2007

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Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film GG Comment Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose M/C Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd M/C Julie Christie – Away From Her D Keira Knightley – Atonement D Ellen Page – Juno M/C Laura Linney – The Savages Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart D Amy Adams – Enchanted…

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Best Actor Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film GG Comment Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd C/M Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood D George Clooney – Michael Clayton D James McAvoy – Atonement D Phillip Seymour Hoffman – The Savages C/M Josh Brolin – No Country For Old Men Denzel Washington – American Gangster D Tom…

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Best Director Chart

BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film GG Comment The Best Picture Runners The Coen Bros – No Country For Old Men * Tony Gilroy – Michael Clayton Tim Burton – Sweeney Todd * Joe Wright – Atonement * The Superstars Of Directing ’07 Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell & The Butterfly * Sidney Lumet –…

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Best Picture Chart

BEST PICTURE Release Date Picture Studio Globe Nom Globe Guess Comment Oct 5 Michael Clayton WB D D The silent killer Dec 21 Sweeney Todd DW M/C M/C There will be a lot of talk about blood Nov 9 No Country For Old Men Mira D D Already quieting down… but still “in” Dec 7…

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12 Weeks To Go Around The World In 80 Nominations

Wow… that was… muted. It is odd that I find myself becoming The Awards Curmudgeon (trademark pending) while at the same time a fan of the idea of The Season.  I think it is a result of the hype overload – to which I am a party – that gets bigger and bigger every year……

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Best Screenplay Chart

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Writer(s) – Film GG Comment Michael Clayton Tony Gilroy Juno Diablo Cody * The Savages Tamara Jenkins Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead Kelly Masterson Lars & The Real Girl Nancy Oliver Knocked Up I’m Not There Margot At The Wedding American Gangster In The Valley Of Elah BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Writer(s)…

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59 Songs Tune Up For 2007 Oscar®

Beverly Hills, CA — Fifty-nine songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are being considered in the Original Song category for the 80th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by…

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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould