2nd Annual American Film Institute 2001 Nominees

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  1. Edwin Pereyra

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    AFI Movie Of The Year

    Nominees:

    A Beautiful Mind (DreamWorks)

    Directed by Ron Howard

    Black Hawk Down (Columbia)

    Directed by Ridley Scott

    In The Bedroom (Miramax)

    Directed by Todd Field

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (New Line)

    Directed by Peter Jackson

    The Man Who Wasn't There (USA Films)

    Directed by Joel Coen

    Memento (Newmarket)

    Directed by Christopher Nolan

    Monster's Ball (Lions Gate)

    Directed by Marc Forster

    Moulin Rouge (Fox)

    Directed by Baz Luhrmann

    Mulholland Dr. (Universal Focus)

    Directed by David Lynch

    Shrek (DreamWorks)

    Directed by Adam Adamson and Vicky Jenson

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    AFI Actor Of The Year - Movies - Male

    Nominees:

    Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind (DreamWorks)

    Billy Bob Thornton, The Man Who Wasn't There (USA Films)

    Denzel Washington, Training Day (Warner Bros.)

    Tom Wilkinson, In The Bedroom (Miramax)

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    AFI Actor Of The Year - Movies - Female

    Nominees:

    Halle Berry, Monster's Ball (Lions Gate)

    Stockard Channing, The Business Of Strangers (IFC Films)

    Sissy Spacek, In The Bedroom (Miramax)

    Naomi Watts, Mulholland Dr.

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    AFI Featured Actor Of The Year - Movies - Male

    Nominees:

    Steve Buscemi, Ghost World (MGM)

    Brian Cox, L.I.E. (Lot 47)

    Gene Hackman, The Royal Tenenbaums (Touchstone)

    Tony Shaloub, The Man Who Wasn't There (USA Films)

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    AFI Featured Actor Of The Year - Movies - Female

    Nominees:

    Cate Blanchett, Bandits (MGM)

    Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind (DreamWorks)

    Cameron Diaz, Vanilla Sky (Paramount)

    Frances O'Connor, A.I. Artificial Intelligence (DreamWorks)

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    AFI Director Of The Year

    Nominees:

    Robert Altman, Gosford Park (USA Films)

    Todd Field, In The Bedroom (Miramax)

    David Lynch, Mulholland Dr. (Universal Focus)

    Ridley Scott, Black Hawk Down (Columbia)

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    AFI Screenwriter Of The Year

    Nominees:

    Rob Festinger and Todd Field, In The Bedroom (Miramax)

    Christopher Nolan, Memento

    Akiva Goldsman, A Beautiful Mind (DreamWorks)

    Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, Ghost World (MGM)

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    AFI Editor Of Of The Year

    Nominees:

    Jill Bilcock, Moulin Rouge (Fox)

    Dody Dorn, Memento (Newmarket)

    Pietro Scalia, Black Hawk Down (Columbia)

    Tim Squyres, Gosford Park (USA Films)

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    AFI Cinematographer Of The Year

    Nominees:

    Ericson Core, The Fast And The Furious (Universal)

    Roger Deakins, The Man Who Wasn't There (USA Films)

    Slawomir Idziak, Black Hawk Down (Columbia)

    Janusz Kaminski, A.I. Artificial Intelligence (DreamWorks)

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    AFI Production Designer Of The Year

    Nominees:

    Stephen Altman, Gosford Park (USA Films)

    Rick Carter, A.I. Artificial Intelligence (DreamWorks)

    Grant Major, The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (New Line)

    Arthur Max, Black Hawk Down (Columbia)

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    AFI Digital Effects Artist Of The Year

    Nominees:

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence (DreamWorks)

    Scott Farrar, Dennis Muren

    Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (Warner Bros.)

    Robert Legato, Nick Davis, Roger Guyett

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (New Line)

    Jim Rygiel

    Waking Life (Fox Searchlight)

    Bob Sabiston

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    AFI Composer Of The Year

    Nominees:

    Craig Armstrong, Moulin Rouge (Fox)

    Angelo Badalamenti, Mulholland Dr. (Universal Focus)

    Patrick Doyle, Gosford Park (USA Films)

    Howard Shore, The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (New Line)

    ~Edwin
     
  2. Dave L

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    Golden Globes, Film Critics Awards from NY, Boston, LA, and everywhere in between, National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics -- the question arises: do we need another film award? Why did AFI decide to get into this business? Why are their awards any more/less valid than the rest? With so many awards and awards shows, the value of any of them is greatly diminished.
     
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    That's a nice list of nominees. I'm thrilled that Memento is being nominated in a few categories.
     
  5. Seth Paxton

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    A) Now that I have realized that In the Bedroom is Miramax (thanks to Edwin elsewhere), it seems obvious that only 2 films are in the running for the Best Pix Oscar - In the Bedroom and A Beautiful Mind. This discussion can now end (yeah, I really mean it and I'm not bitter, just know a sure thing when I see it)
    B) Pearl Harbor - denied. There were those talking about effects, etc. Think again. This film will most likely not appear anywhere near any awards (except some Blockbuster BS award)
    C) I think the AFI list looks a lot like what we will see from the Academy. They touch on artistic efforts but keep their feet planted on the ground of mainstream.
    D) Ben Kingsley - denied again. Color me surprised. I'd call it a bad sign for his chances the rest of the season.
    E) Consistent with what we have already seen this year's awards look to be scattered across a wide range of films. There seems to be no clear favorite across the board, ala Titanic, Gladiator, Schindler, SPR/SIL, Braveheart, etc.
    We might see many films getting 4-5 noms but no film getting 10. This year looks to be even more diverse than last year.
     
  6. Seth Paxton

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    Another reason to prefer the AFI list or at least find it highly interesting...

    from Variety.com

     
  7. Edwin Pereyra

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    Speaking of explanations, from the AFI site:

     
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    See, that is both a reason to really like the idea of this new awards ceremony and to respect the Oscars. It's an honest attempt to resolve the film year in some manner. I like that. I mean they actually discussed openly with each other rather than watch crappy screener tapes while sipping the champagne that came with them.

    That being said, I think Ebert's comments and the variety of choices simply verifies what I've been saying about the Oscars. People may think they are a crock, but they actually resemble what you get when you ask a GROUP what they think about film. The film's that touch EVERYONE will rise to the top, while the "edgy" films that only some people love and others hate will get slightly less recognition which will piss people off yet will also be fair.

    People just don't respect other people's opinions very much I think. Requiem was amazing, but not everyone loved it or respected it. I didn't care for Gladiator except as an average picture, but so many others loved it that I can't call the Best Pix Oscar complete crap.
     
  10. Edwin Pereyra

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    I guess my thread title is misleading as this is the inaugural awards for the AFI. The winners will be announced on Saturday, January 5th, which will make it the first awards to be given out leading up to the Oscars.

    Somehow, I think the AFI will be setting the tone of things to look forward to at the Oscar ceremonies.

    ~Edwin
     
  11. Edwin Pereyra

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    Just a heads up, the awards will be broadcast tonight on CBS.

    ~Edwin
     
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    [​IMG] I'm well aware of the disgust most of this forum has for Gladiator. Well, maybe disgust is too harsh a word. Let's just say most here don't care for it. It still boggles my mind considering most other people rave about it.
     
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    Terrell,

    I don't want to stir up the Gladiator debates again, but I don't think most of this forum is disgusted with it. I'd bet that most of the forum likes it, but some of the more active posters have felt the need to take some of the air out of its balloons.
     
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    That's probably a fair assessment.[​IMG] Anyway, as to the list, a great group of nominees.
     
  17. Edwin Pereyra

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    this is on CBS right now
     
  19. Seth Paxton

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    I'm the number one anti-Gladiator poster, in terms of activity.
    HOWEVER, I never said I didn't like the film, I was just stunned by it's consideration as one of the finer films of the year. I felt everyone but Crowe was just so-so, the script was just a repeat of Fall of the Roman Empire and Ben-Hur, except that Hur had great character and story depth and Gladiator was straight action.
    Head to head I would place Gladiator behind Road Warrior as both a film and an action film, which is how I view Gladiator. Gladiator is an entertaining popcorn flick that you don't have to check your brain at the door on (as it should be with any decent film).
    This is all IMHO and I just wanted to make it clear that I was far from hating it, just a little confused over the massive raves as one of the greatest films ever. I did think it was the least of the Oscar winners from the last 20 years. But I own it and enjoy watching it from time to time.
    And thus ends my serious thread derailment. [​IMG]
    I came looking for the active discussion on the AFI awards going on. I love the Oscars (even last year) and thought that the AFI put together a good group of nominees.
    They are talking about Memento right now. Hey, there's Joe [​IMG]
     
  20. Seth Paxton

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    Is there no AFI chat BTW? Like we did with the Oscars?

    Memento for script!!! Moulin Rouge for Editing.

    I think Memento is running strong for Best Screenplay Oscar now. Kick ass.
     

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