Awards Watch Archive for February, 2009

Best Actor, Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Sean Penn – Milk SAG, BFCA (45%) Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler HFPA (45%) Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon (5%) Richard Jenkins – The Visitor (3%) Brad Pitt – Benjamin Button (2%) BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Kate Winslet – The Reader HFPA, SAG in Ssppt (30%) Meryl Streep…

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Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Slumdog Millionaire FxSch PGA, SAG, BFCA, HFPA Your Oscar Winner (50%) Milk Focus The most passionate Phase II push… but it ain’t Crash and Slumdog ain’t Brokeback (5%) Frost/Nixon U (5%) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Par (3%) The Reader TWC (2%) BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film Comment Danny…

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4 Days To Go, That Obscure Sense Of Surprise

And so, we are at the end. For a year of predictable outcomes, it is actually fairly remarkable how many major awards seem to be up for grabs at this late date. I don’t think many people expect Slumdog Millionaire to get anything less than 6 Oscars, including Picture, Director, and Screenplay. But in the…

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2008 American Cinema Editors Awards Awards

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC) Slumdog Millionaire Chris Dickens BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL) WALL-E Stephen Schaffer BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY Man on Wire Jinx Godfrey BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION 30 Rock “Reunion” Meg Reticker BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION Breaking Bad “Pilot” Lynne Willingham, A.C.E. BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES…

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February 16

This week, The Gurus voted only on the winners in each category… and assigned a number from 1 – 10 to suggest just how firmly they held this belief, 10 being the strongest. Heath Ledger scored 149 out of a possible 160. Who else seems like a lock?

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20 Weeks to Oscar: 2 Weeks To Go, Who Let The Dogs In?

Ladies & Gentlemen… children of all ages… seven Oscar nominees who really didn’t go into this season expecting to be attending the Academy Awards… Viola Davis. Courtney Hunt. Richard Jenkins. Scott Hamilton Kennedy. Melissa Leo. Martin McDonagh. Michael Shannon. All deserving. All appreciating. With nothing much to write about, no major upsets being seriously considered…

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Best Actor, Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Sean Penn – Milk SAG, BFCA (45%) Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler HFPA (35%) Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon (15%) Richard Jenkins – The Visitor (3%) Brad Pitt – Benjamin Button (2%) BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Kate Winslet – The Reader HFPA, SAG in Ssppt (35%) Meryl Streep…

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Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Slumdog Millionaire FxSch PGA, SAG, BFCA, HFPA Your Oscar Winner (50%) Milk Focus The most passionate Phase II push… but it ain’t Crash and Slumdog ain’t Brokeback (5%) Frost/Nixon U (5%) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Par (3%) The Reader TWC (2%) BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film Comment Danny…

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February 3

Nominations are in and The Gurus vote on every single category for the first time.

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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