Saturday, January 1, 2011

AND THE NOMINEES SHOULD BE...

Inspired by this: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/01/02/movies/awardsseason/20110102-oscarpicks-feature.html

Best Picture

Enter the Void
Carlos
Black Swan
Inception
127 Hours
The Social Network
Never Let Me Go
Valhalla Rising
The American
Unstoppable

Best Director

Gaspar Noe, Enter the Void
Olivier Assayas, Carlos
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Mark Romanek, Never Let Me Go
Anton Corbijn, The American

Best Actor

Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
George Clooney, The American
James Franco, 127 Hours
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Mark Whalberg, The Fighter

Best Actress

Nathalie Portman, Black Swan
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Hye-Ja Kim, Mother
Tilda Swinton, I Am Love

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Fighter
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids are All Right
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network & Never Let Me Go
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Vincent Cassell, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Cecile de France, Hereafter
Greta Gerwig, Greenberg
Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Best Original Screenplay

Olivier Assays and Dan Franck, Carlos
Chris Nolan, Inception
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John McLaughlin, Black Swan
Roy Jacobsen and Nicolas Winding-Refn, Valhalla Rising
Nicole Holofcener, Please Give

Best Adapated Screenplay

Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit
Rowan Joffe, The American
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Alex Garland, Never Let Me Go

Best Cinematography

Benoit Debie, Enter the Void
Ben Seresin, Unstoppable
Wally Pfister, Inception
Martin Ruhe, The American
Morten Soborg, Valhalla Rising

Best Editing

Marc Boucrot and Gaspar Noe, Enter the Void
Chris Lebenzon and Robert Duffy,Unstoppable
Luc Barnier and Marion Monnier, Carlos
Andrew Hulme, The American
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Social Network

Best Musical Score

Daft Punk, Tron
Herbert Gronemeyer, The American
Trent Renzor, The Social Network
Rachel Portman, Never Let Me Go
Michael Giaccahino, Let Me In

Best Visual Effects

Inception
Black Swan
Enter the Void
Tron
Monsters


** Movies that I have yet to see that are not in contention include: The King's Speech, Ger Low, A Prophet, Mesrine, Conviction, Somewhere, The Way Back, Another Year, and Blue Valentine.

2 comments:

phil said...

So what you're saying is that Enter The Void has changed your life and you've decided to find your inner Zen and relocate to Sri Lanka and contemplate film fulltime? Or maybe just the collected works of Aronosky, Scorcese and Mann.

Actionman said...

Ha! I'm down with relocating in order to find my inner Zen, just not sure Sri Lanka would be the best place for me to do that:)

Enter the Void is a one-of-a-kind movie, similar to The Fall in the sense that while watching, you totally believe that EVERY SHOT is EXACTLY as the filmmaker intended. It's a film that I can't wait to study and revisit. That said, I'm not sure that you'd like it, but I'd LOVE for you to check it out (or at least give it a chance). As Manhola Dargis said in her review, the film is an example of an artist [Noe] trying to show us something we've never seen before on a movie screen.

And Mr. English major -- it's ARONOFSKY and SCORSESE!!!