2008 Movie Awards Discussion Thread

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  1. Thi Them

    Thi Them Producer

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    It seems the regulars responsible for the awards threads in the past years are missing, so here it is.

    The Golden Globes were announced yesterday and here are the nominees:

    Best Motion Picture - Drama

    The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
    Frost/Nixon
    The Reader
    Revolutionary Road
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
    Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
    Angelina Jolie – Changeling
    Meryl Streep – Doubt
    Kristin Scott Thomas – I've Loved You So Long
    Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
    Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
    Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
    Sean Penn – Milk
    Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
    Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

    Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
    Burn After Reading
    Happy-Go-Lucky
    In Bruges
    Mamma Mia!
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
    Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
    Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
    Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
    Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
    Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Colin Farrell – In Bruges
    James Franco – Pineapple Express
    Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
    Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

    Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
    Amy Adams – Doubt
    Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Viola Davis – Doubt
    Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
    Kate Winslet – The Reader

    Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
    Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
    Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
    Ralph Fienes – The Duchess
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
    Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

    Best Animated Feature Film
    Bolt
    Kung Fu Panda
    Wall-E


    Best Foreign Language Film
    The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
    Everlasting Moments (Sweden, Denmark)
    Gomorrah (Italy)
    I've Loved You So Long (France)
    Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
    The Country of Israel

    Best Director - Motion Picture
    Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
    Stephen Daldry – The Reader
    David Fincher – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
    Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
    Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road

    Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
    The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
    Written by Eric Roth
    Doubt
    Written by John Patrick Shanley
    Frost/Nixon
    Written by Peter Morgan
    The Reader
    Written by David Hare
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Written by Simon Beaufoy

    Best Original Score - Motion Picture
    The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
    Composed by Alexandre Desplat
    Changeling
    Composed by Clint Eastwood
    Defiance
    Composed by James Newton Howard
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Composed by A. R. Rahman
    Frost/Nixon
    Composed by Hans Zimmer

    Best Original Song - Motion Picture
    "Down To Earth" – Wall-E
    Music By: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
    Lyrics By: Peter Gabriel
    "Gran Torino" – Gran Torino
    Music By: Jamie Cullum, Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
    Lyrics By: Jamie Cullum
    "I Thought I Lost You" – Bolt
    Music & Lyrics By: Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele
    "Once In A Lifetime" – Cadillac Records
    Music & Lyrics By: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarmon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street
    "The Wrestler" – The Wrestler
    Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen


    ~T
     
  2. Thi Them

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    It's nice to see Vicky Cristina Barcelona get some recognition especially for Rebecca Hall. It seems to have been getting ignored in the screenplay category, though.

    ~T
     
  3. Chuck Mayer

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    I'm happy to see In Bruges get some acting love. Farrell and Gleeson as fantastic in it, and the movie itself is quite good. If a bit tough.

    So yay, In Bruges!!
     
  4. Ray H

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    Definitely thrilled for the Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Rebecca Hall!) and In Bruges love.

    Kinda makes up for snubbing The Dark Knight for best picture, director, score, etc.
     
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    Best Foreign Language Film
    I've Loved You So Long (France)

    This is a very good movie, but a rather ordinary affair as well (France routinely churns out this sort of stuff, which I love BTW) elevated by Thomas's performance.

    Has France nothing better to offer this year? Like Entre les Murs/The Class which got all kinds of accolades (including the Palme d'Or) but seems virtually absent from the US award season. Weird.

    Has anyone seen it? (The Class.) I haven't.

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  6. Brent M

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    I think it's a crime that Ledger's nomination was the only one for The Dark Knight. The score certainly deserved to be nominated as it was one of the most memorable scores in recent years IMHO and the movie itself along with Nolan deserved noms as well. I'd like to think the Oscars will right the Globes' wrong, but I don't have too much faith in that happening. [​IMG]
     
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    Can't be any worse than only Kim Basinger getting nominated out of the ensemble cast of L.A. Confidential.*

    Or Memento only getting a screenplay nomination.*

    (*Oscars, not Golden Globes)
     
  8. Thi Them

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    I saw Milk yesterday. Some of the other groups have awarded it in the best picture, supporting acting, directing, and writing categories, but I think the Golden Globes got it right by nominating only Sean Penn.

    ~T
     
  9. Thi Them

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    The Golden Globes award ceremony will be back on tonight, after a 2 year absence due to the strike last year.

    I'm hoping Vicky Cristina Barcelona wins best comedy/musical, and Mickey wins for best actor.

    ~T
     
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    Heath Ledger!!!!!!!
     
  11. ScottR

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    Go Heath and Kate!!!!
     
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    Golden Globe winners:

    The results of the Golden Globes are in:

    Best Picture Drama: Slumdog Millionaire (Oscar frontrunner)

    Best Picture Comedy/Musical: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Best Actor Drama: Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler

    Best Actress Drama: Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road

    Best Actor Comedy: Colin Farrell for In Bruges

    Best Actress Comedy: Sally Hawking for Happy Go Lucky

    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight

    Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet for The Reader

    Best Director: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire

    Best Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire

    Best Score: A.R. Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire

    Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

    Best Animated Film: WALL-E

    Best Original Song: The Wrestler by Bruce Springsteen for The Wrestler
     
  13. Steve Christou

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    So glad Slumdog Millionaire won, I saw it a few days ago and loved it, a few weeks ago I thought it was some crappy Hollywood comedy, like Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Didn't know it was directed by Danny Boyle.

    In Bruges was another big favourite of mine and glad it won something, Colin Farrell Best Actor. I'm chuffed it did better than the hugely overrated Oscar-baiter - Benjamin Button. [​IMG]
     
  14. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    This thread seems to have been lost. Here's the list of SAG (as in "Screen Actors Guild") nominees for film roles, with the winners marked with an asterisk. I've left out the TV acting awards.

    The best ensemble cast award is worth noting. In previous years, it has sometimes been an early indicator of the best picture Oscar.

    The actress races just got more interesting, because the SAG (like the Globes) treated Kate Winslet's role in The Reader as a supporting role.

    Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

    RICHARD JENKINS Walter Vale THE VISITOR Overture Films
    FRANK LANGELLA Richard Nixon FROST/NIXON Universal Pictures
    *SEAN PENN Harvey Milk MILK Focus Features
    BRAD PITT Benjamin Button THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Paramount Pictures
    MICKEY ROURKE Randy THE WRESTLER Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

    ANNE HATHAWAY Kym RACHEL GETTING MARRIED Sony Pictures Classics
    ANGELINA JOLIE Christine Collins CHANGELING Universal Pictures
    MELISSA LEO Ray Eddy FROZEN RIVER Sony Pictures Classics
    *MERYL STREEP Sister Aloysius Beauvier DOUBT Miramax Films
    KATE WINSLET April Wheeler REVOLUTIONARY ROAD Paramount Vantage

    Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

    JOSH BROLIN Dan White MILK Focus Features
    ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. Kirk Lazarus TROPIC THUNDER Paramount Pictures
    PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN Father Brendan Flynn DOUBT Miramax Films
    *HEATH LEDGER Joker THE DARK KNIGHT Warner Bros. Pictures
    DEV PATEL Older Jamal SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

    AMY ADAMS Sister James DOUBT Miramax Films
    PENÉLOPE CRUZ Maria Elena VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA The Weinstein Company
    VIOLA DAVIS Mrs. Miller DOUBT Miramax Films
    TARAJI P. HENSON Queenie THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Paramount Pictures
    *KATE WINSLET Hanna Schmitz THE READER The Weinstein Company

    Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

    THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Paramount Pictures
    DOUBT Miramax Films
    FROST/NIXON Universal Pictures
    MILK Focus Features
    *SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Fox Searchlight Pictures
     
  15. Thi Them

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    I was surprised Slumdog won for best cast. The actors seem like they would've picked Milk or Doubt rather than a movie with unknowns.

    I was hoping Rourke was building up momentum for the Oscars, but with Penn winning this award and with the actors making up a majority of the Oscar members, it'll probably go to Penn.

    ~T
     
  16. Michael Reuben

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    I just noticed that neither the Producers Guild nor the Directors Guild nominees are listed above. It's the same list, and the PGA announced their winner over the weekend.

    PGA nominees (winner marked with an asterisk):

    THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
    Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall
    Ceán Chaffin

    THE DARK KNIGHT
    Christopher Nolan
    Charles Roven
    Emma Thomas

    FROST/NIXON
    Brian Grazer
    Ron Howard
    Eric Fellner

    MILK
    Dan Jinks
    Bruce Cohen

    *SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
    Christian Colson


    DGA nominees (winner marked with an asterisk):

    *DANNY BOYLE
    Slumdog Millionaire

    DAVID FINCHER
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    RON HOWARD
    Frost/Nixon

    CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
    The Dark Knight

    GUS VAN SANT
    Milk


    Now, I don't suppose it'll matter to Dark Knight fans still bruised by what they perceive as an Oscar snub, but I note that both the PGA and the DGA are about as insider as organizations come. So it's hard to maintain that "Hollywood" won't nominate comic book movies.
     
  17. Michael Reuben

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    Agreed, but if the race is close, there could be a surprise. We saw that last year with the best actress award, when SAG picked Julie Christie, but the Oscar went to Marion Cotillard.
     
  18. John Stell

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    Other examples: the year Johnny Deep won the SAG for Pirates of the Caribbean, Sean Penn won the AA for Mystic River. And the year Annette Benning won the SAG for American Beauty, Hilary Swank won for Boys Don't Cry. And two years ago every one thought Eddie Murphy was going to win for Dream Girls, especially after he too won the SAG. The Oscar went to Alan Arkin. I think Rourke may pull this off. He's the one I'm rooting for.
     
  19. Michael Reuben

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    It was widely speculated at the time that Murphy blew the Oscar with a less-than-gracious SAG acceptance speech. I suspect there's something to that theory, but those are all good examples.
     
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    I thought it was because of Norbit. [​IMG]
     

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