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 thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima

“They’re still talking about the ‘cathedral of cinema,’ the ‘communal experience,’ blah blah. The experiences I’ve had recently in the theatre have not been good. There’s commercials, noise, cellphones. I was watching Colette at the Varsity, and halfway through red flashes came up at the bottom of the frame. A woman came out and said, ‘We’re going to have to reboot, so take fifteen minutes and come back.’ Then they rebooted it from the beginning, and she had to ask the audience to tell her how far to go. You tell me, is that a great experience? I generally don’t watch movies in a cinema at all. Netflix is the future. It’s the present. But the whole paradigm of a series, binge-watching, it’s quite different. My first reaction is that it’s more novelistic, because if you have an eight-hour season, you can get into complex, intricate things. You can let it breathe and the audience expectations are such that they will let you, where before they wouldn’t have the patience. I think only the surface has been touched with experimenting with that.”
~ David Cronenberg