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Postby Sabin » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:56 pm

Had no idea Adriana Asti is a legendary Italian actress. Wouldn't surprise me though. Such beauty and gravity in her performance.
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Postby ITALIANO » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:29 pm

Nice to see a beautiful Italian movie in your ballot, Sabin - and our legendary Adriana Asti, too.

Sonic Youth, you have made some good choices too - Corinna Harfouch WAS excellent - but seriously, I'm interested - so you REALLY like Dakota Fanning..? I thought you were joking.

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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:59 pm

After seeing the Walk the Line clips and talking to my mother who had just seen the movie, I was reminded how much Joaquin knocked me out. I don't know why I left him off the the list first time round, but he's there now. This knocks John Hawkes off the list, rendering my conversation with Sabin superfluous. Sorry John.

I forgot to do Best Director and I still need to do the clips. Later...
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Postby Eric » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:17 pm

This will be revised. Oh yes, this will be revised. (Have to use Clean in the acting categories, even though I only saw it at a MSPIFF screening and it's probably more "eligible" this coming year... or next.)

Best Picture
The Joy of Life
Kings and Queen
Land of the Dead
Munich
War of the Worlds

Best Director
Arnaud Desplechin, Kings and Queen
Gregg Araki, Mysterious Skin
Steven Spielberg, Munich
Steven Spielberg, War of the Worlds
Jia Zhang-ke, The World

Best Female Lead
Maggie Cheung, Clean
Emmanuelle Devos, Kings and Queen
Dina Korzun, Forty Shades of Blue
Sylvie Testud, Tomorrow We Move
Sharon Wilkins, Palindromes

Best Male Lead
Mathieu Amalric, Kings and Queen
Luigi Lo Cascio, The Best of Youth
Brady Corbet, Mysterious Skin
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Nick Nolte, Clean

Best Supporting Female
Amy Brenneman, Nine Lives
Debra Monk, Palindromes
Tilda Swinton, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Robin Wright Penn, Nine Lives
Qiu Yuen, Kung Fu Hustle

Best Supporting Male
Jean-Marc Barr, Cote d'Azur
Eric Bogosian, King of the Corner
Sid Haig, The Devil's Rejects
Terrence Howard, Crash
Craig T. Nelson, The Family Stone

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Postby Sabin » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:09 pm

Time for an update. Thusly updated.

Best Picture
1. The Best of Youth
2. A History of Violence
3. The New World
4. The Squid and the Whale
5. Tropical Malady

Best Director
1. David Cronenberg ~ A History of Violence
2. Terrence Malick ~ The New World
3. Apichatpong Weerasethakul ~ Tropical Malady
4. Marco Tullio Giordana ~ The Best of Youth
5. Steven Spielberg ~ Munich

Best Actor
1. Daniel Day-Lewis ~ The Ballad of Jack and Rose
2. Luigi Lo Cascio ~ The Best of Youth
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt ~ Mysterious Skin
4. Heath Ledger ~ Brokeback Mountain
5. Terrence Howard ~ Hustle & Flow
-- I regret to leave out in rough order: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jesse Eisenberg, David Strathairn, Steve Carrel, and Kevin Costner

Best Actress
1. Rachel Weisz ~ The Constant Gardener
2. Q'orianka Kilcher ~ The New World
3. Reese Witherspoon ~ Walk the Line
4. Naomi Watts ~ King Kong
5. Nathalie Press ~ My Summer of Love

Best Supporting Actor
1. Jeff Daniels ~ The Squid and the Whale (pound for pound, a supporting performance. It's Eisenberg's story.)
2. Cillian Murphy ~ Batman Begins (no longer no.1, but bite me nonetheless)
3. Owen Kline ~ The Squid and the Whale
4. Benjamin MacKenzie ~ Junebug
5. Ciaran Hinds ~ Munich

Best Supporting Actress
1. Amy Adams ~ Junebug
2. Michelle Williams ~ Brokeback Mountain
3. Maggie Gyllenhaal ~ Happy Endings
4. Zhang Ziyi ~ 2046
5. Adriana Asti ~ The Best of Youth

Best Ensemble
1. The Best of Youth
2. The Squid and the Whale
3. Junebug
4. The 40-Year Old Virgin
5. Look at Me

Best Screenplay
1. The Squid and the Whale
2. Brokeback Mountain
3. The Best of Youth
4. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
5. A History of Violence

Best Score
1. A History of Violence
2. The Best of Youth
3. Brokeback Mountain
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
5. Capote

Best Cinematography
1. 2046
2. The New World
3. Good Night, and Good Luck.
4. Tropical Malady
5. A History of Violence

Best Film Editing
1. A History of Violence
2. Munich
3. Oldboy
4. Good Night, and Good Luck.
5. Red Eye

Best Art Direction
1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2. Sin City
3. 2046
4. A History of Violence
5. Oldboy

Best Costume Design
1. 2046
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
3. Breakfast on Pluto
4. Munich
5. The New World

Best Sound Mixing and Sound Effects
1. King Kong
2. War of the Worlds
3. Munich
4. A History of Violence
5. Batman Begins

Best Visual Effects
1. King Kong
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
3. War of the Worlds




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Postby Sonic Youth » Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:34 am

Sabin wrote:Haven't seen Kiss Kiss but Downey Jr. and Mognahan (sp?) and the film itself did very well at the Village Voice poll.

Yeah, Monaghan was good. In fact... [Edits category.]

Turtles Can Fly is about a pack of orphaned children, many with their limbs blown off, using their cunning and resilience to survive in pre-war Iraq by providing services like dismantling land mines. I don't think it would have gotten you laid. Although it didn't make my final five, there is a small but lovely supporting performance by Saddam Hossein Feysal, the kind that never gets noticed.

I guess Zhang is supporting, but it's a very prominent supporting role.

Yes, John Hawkes was excellent. But I couldn't take Miranda July's performance.
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Postby Sabin » Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:18 am

Pleased to see Jean-Pierre Bacri. I have Marilou Berry slightly ahead of Agnes Jaoui but it's great to see you recognize those two actors and the ensemble. Lovely film.

Just saw Me and You and Everybody We Know again and John Hawkes has an extremely difficult role and pulls it off very nicely. Good to see Jeffrey Wright and Anne Hathaway mentioned (then again, just glad to see Anne Hathaway. such nice mamm-er, memories, I mean).

Haven't seen Kiss Kiss but Downey Jr. and Mognahan (sp?) and the film itself did very well at the Village Voice poll.

I think Zhang Ziyi's supporting.

Incidentally, Turtles Can Fly? I saw the poster with my girlfriend at the time and she was so enamored with the title we almost went in to see it. What's this film about?
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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:34 pm

I've not seen The New World or Match Point, and I've missed several foreign and indie films.

It was heartbreaking to omit seven or eight worthy names from the Best Actor category. Just don't freak out at my choice.

Best Picture

1. Murderball

2. Nobody Knows
3. Mondovino
4. Nina's Tragedies
5. Junebug

Best Non-Documentary Picture

1. Nobody Knows

2. Nina's Tragedies
3. Junebug
4. Tropical Malady
5. Turtles Can Fly

Best Actor

1. Robert Downey, Jr. - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

2. Joaquim Phoenix - Walk the Line
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
3. Bruno Ganz - Downfall
4. Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain


Best Actress

1. Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
(yes, she's lead)
2. Ayelet Zorer - Nina's Tragedies
3. Zhang Ziyi - 2046
4. Agnes Jaoui - Look at Me
5. Michelle Monaghan - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Best Supporting Actor

1. Jean Pierre-Bacri - Look at Me

2. Owen Kline - The Squid and the Whale
3. Shmil Ben-Ari - Nina's Tragedies
4. Jeffery Wright - Broken Flowers
5. Ed Harris - A History of Violence

Best Supporting Actress

1. Laura Linney - The Squid and the Whale

2. Ann Hathaway - Brokeback Mountain
3. Dakota Fanning - War of the Worlds
3. Corinna Harfouch - Downfall
4. Tilda Swinton - Broken Flowers

Best Ensemble

1. Broken Flowers

2. Downfall
3. Munich
4. Good Night and Good Luck
5. Look At Me
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:26 pm

I bought The Constant Gardener on DVD today. I plan to re-watch it as soon as I find the time to see if I've been missing something in Rachel Weisz's performance, but unless I change my mind on second viewing, Ralph Fiennes title character was for me the heart and soul of the movie, not Weisz. Still, she is one of seven strong contenders for supporting actress, along with Catherine Keener and the five I've listed.

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Postby Sabin » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:14 pm

Huh. I'm curious, Magilla: The Constant Gardener for Picture & Director but not Supporting Actress? Or Actress for that matter (I know I'm still waffling)? I have yet to see North Country, In Her Shoes, or The Family Stone, but she deserves her spot as much if not more than Maria Bello and Michelle Williams IMHO.
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2005 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:17 am

2005

Best Picture
*Brokeback Mountain
Capote
The Constant Gardener
Good Night, and Good Luck
A History of Violence

Best Actor
Ralph Fiennes, The Constant Gardener
*Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Viggo Motensen, A History of Violence
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck

Best Actress
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
*Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Julianne Moore, The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio
Joan Plowright, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney, Syriana
Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale
Matt Dillon, Crash
*Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
Frank Langella, Good Night, and Good Luck

Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Diane Keaton, The Family Stone
Shirley MacLaine, In Her Shoes
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
*Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

Best Director
Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
David Croneneberg, A History of Violence
*Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Fernando Meirelles, The Constant Gardener


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