Early Oscar Buzz (2009)

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  1. PoppyAzura

    PoppyAzura Active Member

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    My favorite time of the year!

    The International Press Academy announced their nominations for the 14th Annual Satellite Awards on Sunday. Leading the pack with 10 nominations was "Nine," while "An Education," "Precious," "Up in the Air," and "The Hurt Locker" scored five each. Here's a list of nominations in the major categories:

    Motion Picture, Drama
    The Hurt Locker
    Bright Star
    An Education
    The Messenger
    Precious
    The Stoning of Soraya M.

    Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical
    Julie & Julia
    The Informant!
    A Serious Man
    It’s Complicated
    Up in the Air
    Nine

    Actress, Drama
    Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
    Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
    Carey Mulligan, An Education
    Shohreh Aghdashloo, The Stoning of Soraya M.
    Catalina Saavedra, The Maid
    Penélope Cruz, Broken Embraces

    Actor, Drama
    Johnny Depp, Public Enemies
    Hugh Dancy, Adam
    Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
    Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
    Michael Sheen, The Damned United
    Colin Firth, A Single Man

    Actress, Comedy/Musical
    Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
    Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
    Katherine Heigl, The Ugly Truth (LMFAO!!!!)
    Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
    Marion Cotillard, Nine

    Actor, Comedy/Musical
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
    Bradley Cooper, The Hangover
    Matt Damon, The Informant!
    Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man
    George Clooney, Up in the Air

    Supporting Actress
    Emily Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning
    Mozhan Marno, The Stoning of Soraya M.
    Mo’Nique, Precious
    Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
    Penélope Cruz, Nine

    Supporting Actor
    Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
    Alfred Molina, An Education
    Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
    James McAvoy, The Last Station
    Timothy Spall, The Damned United

    Director
    Neill Blonkamp, District 9
    Rob Marshall, Nine
    Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
    Lee Daniels, Precious
    Jane Campion, Bright Star
    Lone Scherfig, An Education

    Original Screenplay
    Jane Campion, Bright Star
    Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
    Bob Peterson & Pete Docter, Up
    Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, (500) Days of Summer
    Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man

    Adapted Screenplay
    Nora Ephron, Julie & Julia
    Nick Hornby, An Education
    Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious
    Neill Blonkamp & Terri Tatchell, District 9
    Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

    Foreign Language Film
    Red Cliff
    The Maid
    The White Ribbon
    Broken Embraces
    I Killed My Mother
    Winter in Wartime

    Animated or Mixed Media Film
    Up
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    The Princess and the Frog
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

    Score
    Elliot Goldenthal, Public Enemies
    Rolfe Kent, Up in the Air
    Michael Giacchino, Up
    Carter Burwell & Karen O, Where the Wild Things Are
    Marvin Hamlisch, The Informant!
    Gabriel Yared, Amelia

    Song
    “Almost There,” Randy Newman, The Princess and the Frog
    “I Can See In Color,” Mary J. Blige, Precious
    “Down in New Orleans,” Randy Newman, The Princess and the Frog
    “Cinema Italiano,” Maury Yeston, Nine
    “The Weary Kind,” Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett, Crazy Heart
    “We Are the Children of the World,” Terry Gilliam, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    10 best films of 2009
    (500) Days of Summer
    A Serious Man
    An Education
    Bright Star
    Inglourious Basterds
    Nine
    Precious
    The Hurt Lucker
    The Stoning of Soraya M.
    Up in the Air


    The awards will be presented Dec. 20 at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.
     
  2. Flashbang

    Flashbang Mr. Magic

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    Definitely loving the award season! :clap::clap:
    500 Days of Summer :woot:

    ETA: sadly I haven't seen most of the movies. But I heard The Blindside is good. Where is it? :ermm:
     
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  3. *Bianca*

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    Here's the 15 documentaries that the Academy have shortlisted:

    The Beaches of Agnes
    Burma VJ
    The Cove
    Every Little Step
    Facing Ali
    Food, Inc.
    Garbage Dreams
    Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders
    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
    Mugabe and the White African
    Sergio
    Soundtrack for a Revolution
    Under Our Skin
    Valentino The Last Emperor
    Which Way Home

    The list will be cut down to 5.
     
  4. MyNameIs

    MyNameIs Well-Known Member

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    This award group is pretty nutz (albeit kinda fun), so don't take their nominations too seriously. They probably didn't care for The Blind Side since it's such an 'American' movie and this group are foreign journalists of sorts (as I understand it).
     
  5. Miss Dalloway

    Miss Dalloway Well-Known Member

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    It will be interesting to see which ones get the acutal Oscar nods, but seriously what a weak year, pfft!
     
  6. xerq

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    ^ exactly! none of these movies seem like worthy Oscar contenders.
     
  7. Northern Star

    Northern Star French Chic

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    An Education is receiving a lot of buzz right now, so I'm expecting that to feature come Oscar time. I haven't seen it yet though.
     
  8. Tinetush

    Tinetush What fresh hell is this.?

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    ^Yeah I'm dying to see that one..
    And yeah It really doesn't seem like there are any real heavy lifters this year.. Maybe that's a good thing. :rofl:
     
  9. MyNameIs

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    I don't necessarily understand what you all mean by weak, no good movies competing? I mean there have been a number of movies getting raves from the critics, including films like The Hurt Locker, Up, Up in the Air, An Education, Bright Star, Precious, etc, not to mention the yet unreleased films with great Oscar pedigree like Invictus, Nine, The Lovely Bones etc. Seems like a typical year to me in that regard.

    However, I seriously have no interest in seeing most of those movies. That's so weird to me. Usually there are a dozen of 'buzzed' movies that I'm dying to see, not this year. The only ones are Precious (already saw, blah), The Single Man and maybe Avatar. The rest look SOOOOOO BORING to me. For example Up in the Air and An Education, both getting glowing reviews but I fall asleep during previews, and have no interest in watching either of them. Same applies to The Hurt Locker, Crazy Hearts, Bright Star, etc. I don't know what that's all about.
     
  10. lottie342

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    I prefer the Oscars when it isn't obvious who is going to win, however I'm disappointed by the films that have been out this year, there are not many films which I have watched and thought "That deserves an Oscar".

    There is definitely a lot of buzz about An Education - I want to see it but I'm not too sure...
     
  11. lizbabe09

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    I really hope Mo'nique wins for her role in Precious..she was SOOO good!
     
  12. LolaSvelt

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    The Hurt Locker won some awards yesterday at the Gotham Awards.

    The Independent Spirit Awards' nominations will be revealed today (expect to see Precious!). On Thursday, the NBR Awards will be revealed (they are considered to be one of the most prestigious critic awards during Award Season).
     
  13. LUXXX

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    Sandra Bullock is looking like the dark horse to take one of the slots in Best Actress for The Blind Side, it would be her first nomination.
     
  14. PoppyAzura

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    Nominees for the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Best feature: "(500) Days of Summer," "Amreeka," "Precious," "Sin Nombre," "The Last Station"

    Best director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, "A Serious Man"; Lee Daniels, "Precious"; Cary Joji Fukunaga, "Sin Nombre"; James Gray, "Two Lovers;" Michael Hoffman, "The Last Station"

    Best screenplay: Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman, "The Messenger"; Michael Hoffman, "The Last Station"; Lee Toland Krieger, "The Vicious Kind"; Greg Mottola, "Adventureland"; Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, "(500) Days of Summer"

    Best first feature: "A Single Man," "Crazy Heart," "Easier With Practice," "Paranormal Activity," "The Messenger"

    Best first screenplay: Sophie Barthes, "Cold Souls"; Scott Cooper, "Crazy Heart"; Cherien Dabis, "Amreeka"; Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious"; Tom Ford, David Scearce, "A Single Man"

    John Cassavetes Award: "Big Fan," "Humpday," "The New Year Parade," "Treeless Mountain," "Zero Bridge"

    Best female lead: Maria Bello, "Downloading Nancy"; Nisreen Faour, "Amreeka"; Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"; Gwyneth Paltrow, "Two Lovers"' Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"

    Best male lead: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"; Colin Firth, "A Single Man"; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "(500) Days of Summer"; Souleymane Sy Savane, "Goodbye Solo"; Adam Scott, "The Vicious Kind"

    Best supporting female: Dina Korzun, "Cold Souls"; Mo'Nique, "Precious"; Samantha Morton, "The Messenger"; Natalie Press, "Fifty Dead Men Walking"; Mia Wasikowska, "That Evening Sun"

    Best supporting male: Jemaine Clement, "Gentlemen Broncos"; Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"; Christian McKay, "Me and Orson Welles"; Raymond McKinnon, "That Evening Sun"; Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"

    Best cinematography: Roger Deakins, "A Serious Man"; Adriano Goldman, "Sin Nombre"; Anne Misawa, "Treeless Mountain"; Andrij Parekh, "Cold Souls"; Peter Zeitlinger, "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans"

    Best documentary: "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," "Food, Inc.," "More Than a Game," "October Country," "Which Way Home"

    Best foreign film: "A Prophet," "An Education," "Everlasting Moments," "Mother," "The Maid"

    Acura Someone to Watch Award: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, "Easier With Practice"; Asiel Norton, "Redland"; Tariq Tapa, "Zero Bridge"

    Truer Than Fiction Award: Natalia Almada, "El General"; Jessica Oreck, "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo"; Bill Ross, Turner Ross, "45365"

    Piaget Producers Award: Karin Chien, ("The Exploding Girl," "Santa Mesa"); Larry Fessenden, ("I Sell the Dead," "The House of the Devil"); Dia Sokol, ("Beeswax," "Nights & Weekends")
     
  15. Decalion

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    It's been a very weak year indeed. For BP, I myself would only nominate 500 Days of Summer and Inglourious Basterds, and neither of those are quite as good as, say Atonement and No Country For Old Men were in 07. I'd give Tarantino the best director Oscar without hesitation, though.
     
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    19th Annual Gotham Award winners:

    BEST FEATURE
    The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment)
    Director: Kathryn Bigelow
    Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro

    BEST DOCUMENTARY
    Food, Inc (Magnolia Pictures)
    Director: Robert Kenner
    Producers: Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein

    BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
    The Hurt Locker

    BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR
    Robert Siegel, Big Fan

    BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR
    Catalina Saavedra, The Maid

    BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU
    You Won’t Miss Me
    Director: Ry Russo-Young
    Producer: Ry Russo-Young
     
  17. Northern Star

    Northern Star French Chic

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    The first of the critics awards are up.....

    The National Board Of Review 2009
    Best Film
    Up in the Air

    Best Director
    Clint Eastwood, Invictus

    Best Actor
    George Clooney, Up in the Air
    Morgan Freeman, Invictus

    Best Actress
    Carey Mulligan, An Education

    Best Supporting Actor
    Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

    Best Supporting Actress
    Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

    Best Foreign Language Film
    A Prophet

    Best Documentary
    The Cove

    Best Animated Feature
    Up

    Best Ensemble Cast
    It's Complicated

    Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
    Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

    Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
    Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

    Best Directorial Debut
    Duncan Jones, Moon
    Oren Moverman, The Messenger
    Marc Webb, 500 Days of Summer

    Best Original Screenplay
    Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

    Special Filmmaking Achievement
    Wes Anderson, The Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Ten Best Films
    (in alphabetical order)
    AN EDUCATION
    (500) DAYS OF SUMMER
    THE HURT LOCKER
    INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
    INVICTUS
    THE MESSENGER
    A SERIOUS MAN
    STAR TREK
    UP
    WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Five Best Foreign-Language Films
    (in alphabetical order)
    THE MAID
    REVANCHE
    SONG OF SPARROWS
    THREE MONKEYS
    THE WHITE RIBBON

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Five Best Documentaries
    (in alphabetical order)
    BURMA VJ: REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY
    CRUDE
    FOOD, INC.
    GOOD HAIR
    THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Top Ten Independent Films:
    (in alphabetical order)
    AMREEKA
    DISTRICT 9
    GOODBYE SOLO
    HUMPDAY
    IN THE LOOP
    JULIA
    ME AND ORSON WELLES
    MOON
    SUGAR
    TWO LOVERS
    [/FONT]

    [/FONT]

    (moviecitynews.com)
     
  18. MyNameIs

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    WASHINGTON DC FILM CRITICS
    Winners in bold.

    Best Film
    The Hurt Locker | Summit Entertainment
    Inglourious Basterds | Weinstein Company
    Precious | Lionsgate
    Up | Walt Disney
    Up in the Air | Paramount


    Best Breakthrough Performance
    Anna Kendrick | Up in The Air
    Christian McKay | Me and Orson Welles
    Carey Mulligan | An Education
    Jeremy Renner | The Hurt Locker
    Gabourey Sidibe | Precious


    Best Ensemble
    The Hurt Locker | Summit Entertainment
    Nine | The Weinstein Company
    Precious | Lionsgate
    Star Trek | Paramount
    Up in the Air | Paramount


    Best Animated Film
    Coraline | Focus Features
    Fantastic Mr. Fox | Fox Searchlight
    9 | Focus Features
    Ponyo | Walt Disney
    Up | Walt Disney


    Best Foreign Film
    Broken Embraces | Sony Picture Classics
    Red Cliff | Magnet / Magnolia
    Sin Nombre | Focus Features
    Summer Hours | IFC Features
    The White Ribbon | Sony Picture Classics


    Best Art Direction
    The Lovely Bones | Paramount
    Nine | The Weinstein Company
    Star Trek | Paramount
    Where the Wild Things Are | Warner Bros.
    The Young Victoria | Apparition


    Best Documentary
    Anvil! The Story of Anvil | Abramorama
    Capitalism: A Love Story | Overture
    The Cove | Lionsgate
    Food, Inc. | Magnolia
    Good Hair | Roadside Attractions


    Best Actor
    George Clooney | Up in the Air
    Colin Firth | A Single Man
    Morgan Freeman | Invictus
    Viggo Mortensen | The Road
    Jeremy Renner | The Hurt Locker


    Best Actress
    Sandra Bullock | The Blind Side
    Carey Mulligan | An Education
    Maya Rudolph | Away We Go
    Gabourey Sidibe | Precious
    Meryl Streep | Julie & Julia


    Best Supporting Actor
    Woody Harrelson | The Messenger
    Anthony Mackie | The Hurt Locker
    Alfred Molina | An Education
    Stanley Tucci | The Lovely Bones
    Christoph Waltz | Inglourious Basterds


    Best Supporting Actress
    Vera Farmiga | Up in the Air
    Anna Kendrick | Up in the Air
    Mo’Nique | Precious
    Julianne Moore | A Single Man
    Samantha Morton | The Messenger


    Best Director
    Kathryn Bigelow | The Hurt Locker
    Lee Daniels | Precious
    Clint Eastwood | Invictus
    Jason Reitman | Up in the Air
    Quentin Tarantino | Inglourious Basterds


    Best Screenplay, Adapted
    The Blind Side | Warner Bros.
    An Education | Sony Picture Classics
    Precious | Lionsgate
    The Road | Dimension
    Up in the Air | Paramount


    Best Screenplay, Original
    (500) Days of Summer | Fox Searchlight
    The Hurt Locker | Summit Entertainment
    Inglourious Basterds | Weinstein Company
    A Serious Man | Focus Features
    Up | Walt Disney
     
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  19. Flashbang

    Flashbang Mr. Magic

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    'Up in the Air' is definitely in my to-watch-immediately list. The story is interesting.
     
  20. TheCheekyCritic

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    I'm really advocating for an Academy Award-nomination for Christoph Waltz's absolutely phenomenal(!) performance in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Whether you liked the film or not, the genius that was his portrayal of Hans Landa is simply undeniable. If Waltz is ignored here, the AMPAS will to me lose the little credibility it has left as a serious motion picture association. (Well, that is unless they can't nominate him due to some nom regulation of theirs -- I'm not that familiar with how exactly that works. Then again, they also nominated Heath Ledger posthumously...)

    I'm still a bit undecided on Inglourious Basterds as a whole, but the last time I was this riveted by an acting performance was when I first saw David Wenham's touching portrayal of Faramir in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
     

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