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Postby Damien » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:47 pm

Hustler wrote:The best foreign film is Summer Hours. A Gem. I´ve seen it at Mar del Plata film festival last year.

It's still my favorite movie of the year.
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Postby Hustler » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:06 pm

The best foreign film is Summer Hours. A Gem. I´ve seen it at Mar del Plata film festival last year.

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:34 pm

Indeed, the winners were being announced earlier than what was posted on the website, but their website was announced as each winner was selected.
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Postby Hustler » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:29 pm

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Hustler wrote:Could someone explain to me why Jeremy Renner (Male Lead) was nominated last year for this film along with Anthony Mackie (Supporting Male) at the independent Spirit Awards given the fact that its commercial release was this year?

The Spirits are not bound by such earthly matters.

The film was shown at last year's Venice, Toronto, Montreal and Mar del Plata Film Festivals, teh latter of which you may have attended, so it was fair game for their purposes.

Yep. It was shown at the opening night. Unfortunately I missed it because I arrived 2 hours later.

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:37 pm

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OscarGuy wrote:They seem to be doing what New York does and announce them slowly as they are voted on.

I don't think that's official policy of the NYFFC. In past years there has been a mole texting results to the outside world. I wouldn't expect it to happen again this year, as said mole no longer lives in New York as far as I understand.

You're right there was a mole texting them out quicker, including mentioning runners-up -- I believe that was Mike D'Angelo. But NY does post winners on their site as they're determined.

No, it was the Post's Lou Lemerick who says since he's forbidden to text this year he will take notes and hotfoot back to the office this year and post the winners and runners-up on his blog.
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Postby Mister Tee » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:26 pm

rain Bard wrote:
OscarGuy wrote:They seem to be doing what New York does and announce them slowly as they are voted on.

I don't think that's official policy of the NYFFC. In past years there has been a mole texting results to the outside world. I wouldn't expect it to happen again this year, as said mole no longer lives in New York as far as I understand.

You're right there was a mole texting them out quicker, including mentioning runners-up -- I believe that was Mike D'Angelo. But NY does post winners on their site as they're determined.

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Postby rain Bard » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:20 pm

OscarGuy wrote:They seem to be doing what New York does and announce them slowly as they are voted on.

I don't think that's official policy of the NYFFC. In past years there has been a mole texting results to the outside world. I wouldn't expect it to happen again this year, as said mole no longer lives in New York as far as I understand.

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:29 pm

Hustler wrote:Could someone explain to me why Jeremy Renner (Male Lead) was nominated last year for this film along with Anthony Mackie (Supporting Male) at the independent Spirit Awards given the fact that its commercial release was this year?

The Spirits are not bound by such earthly matters.

The film was shown at last year's Venice, Toronto, Montreal and Mar del Plata Film Festivals, teh latter of which you may have attended, so it was fair game for their purposes.
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Postby Hustler » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:21 pm

Could someone explain to me why Jeremy Renner (Male Lead) was nominated last year for this film along with Anthony Mackie (Supporting Male) at the independent Spirit Awards given the fact that its commercial release was this year?

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:20 pm

Still no foreign language selection. Maybe they won;t have one this year.
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Postby Mister Tee » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:06 pm

That tie in ensemble is a bit odd. It's like platooning Albert Pujols and Monica Seles.

Random thought about Streep's selection: the Boston critics have been known to go for local favorites, like Mystic River. And Julia Child's PBS show was a WGBH/Boston production.

If things continue this way, we could have supporting Oscar winners largely decreed, but the top-line acting categories very competitive.

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:05 pm

It's probably taking as long as Best Actress and Ensemble Cast to come to a consensus on Foreign Film.
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Postby Okri » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:59 pm

I think it won after two techs, honestly. That stated, anyone find it odd that they announced everything but foreign language film? I wonder if they forgot.

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Postby Hustler » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:56 pm

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Eric wrote:After the award for Renner, I can't imagine there's any doubt as to what their best picture will be.

I had the precisely same thought.

3 awards for Bigelow´s film so far.

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Postby Hustler » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:52 pm

Just a little bit surprised with Meryl´s award.


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