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Topic 29 of 73: Oscars and other movie Award Shows

Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (20:53) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
Oscars 2002. It's on ABC. From Hollywood in a new theater.

Lord of the Rings. Beautiful Mind. Russell Crowe.

Oscars 2003. Coming Feb 29, 2003.

167 responses total.

 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 1 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (20:56) * 4 lines 
 
Best supporting actress, tough one Gloria Steward or the lady in Good
Will Hunting, yet Kim Basinger gets it! Hmm, well I didn't see that one.
What was the name of the supporting actress in Good Will Hunting?



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 2 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (21:01) * 4 lines 
 
Debra L Scott got it for best costumes in Titanic, will this start a roll?
Second Oscar of the Night. Kundun didn't get it. Billy Crystal said,
and the best thing is that those costumes are drip dry.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 3 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (21:09) * 5 lines 
 
Neve Campbell seemed very tense as one of the announcers, perhaps because
she had to use "Michael Bolton" and "exciting" in the same sentence. She
looked kinda scarey.




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 4 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 23, 1998 (21:30) * 5 lines 
 
Robin Williams was a real obvious choice for Good Will Hunting.
Supporting Actor.

Titanic for Sound.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 5 of 167: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Mar 25, 1998 (22:35) * 1 lines 
 
But let's get serious: how about all those dowdy prom dresses?? Yecchh, I've got better-looking bridesmaids gowns I wouldn't be caught dead in.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 6 of 167: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Mar 26, 1998 (01:01) * 3 lines 
 
Gotta agree with you here, Autumn, there were some
of the "butt-ugliest" babes in attendance that I
have ever had the misfortune of lusting after...


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 7 of 167: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Thu, Mar 26, 1998 (16:03) * 2 lines 
 
LOL!
that is your cross to bear!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 8 of 167: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Mar 26, 1998 (17:06) * 1 lines 
 
just one of many...


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 9 of 167: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun 23, 1998 (17:10) * 1 lines 
 
I'll bear any cross, as long as it's pointing in a kind of Northerly direction . . .


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 10 of 167: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun 23, 1998 (17:11) * 1 lines 
 
Honestly, I don't know WHAT I'm doing here; I know bugger-all about movies! I'm in bed, sick, and bored as hell, that's why.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 11 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, Jun 23, 1998 (21:32) * 1 lines 
 
Hope you feel better soon, Riette.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 12 of 167: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (01:28) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks, Charlotte, I'm okay - and how do you do? Do you know alot about movies?


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 13 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (09:40) * 3 lines 
 
Well, I watch a lot of movies, and I know a lot about the ones I watch. :)

But I would not dare to appear on a movie quiz show.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 14 of 167: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (12:47) * 3 lines 
 
That probably means you simply watch a healthy amount - not too many, not too few. And what sort of movies do you prefer - action, drama, comedy? Or just anything that looks interesting?
I know little about movies, but when I'm feeling really uptight, and there's no merry-go-around in town, I go see one of these crazy action movies with neither story, nor plot, where everyone just runs around the whole time like silly rabbits; nice way to switch off for a couple of hours.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 15 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (14:24) * 12 lines 
 
It's usually not the movie that's important to me, but the star or the
director. I will go see anything with Ralph Fiennes in it, regardless of
whatever reviews I have read, regardless of the plot or genre or director.
Anything. Likewise, I will see anything directed by Peter Weir or Steven
Spielberg. I will (and have see anything Kevin Costner is in.

Beyond those givens, I will go see a movie that is getting consistently
good reviews in the media, or one that friends highly recommend. I am
particularly fond of anything that Miramax distributes.

I haven't seen a merry-go-round in years! I guess that's why I turned to
books and crochet and movies.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 16 of 167: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (15:23) * 4 lines 
 
You HAVEN'T???? Where do you live, girl?? Do you also like the merry-go-round then?
Here in Zürich the merry-go-around comes every two or three months. My eldest girl, Isa (she's three) is as mad about the rides as me. We usually dump her two year-old sister with Daddy a couple of evenings, and blast a hundred francs or so on the rides. It's getting difficult though, 'cos Elza likes it too, but I really don't think the roller coaster is small enough for her yet . . . It's such a relief to have
children as childish as me!
Do you have sisters and brothers? I miss my brother and twin sister most when the merry-go-round's in town - sneaking out of my parents' house in the middle of the night with them, and walking 5 km's to the merry-go-round every August is probably one of my fondest childhood memories.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 17 of 167: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (15:24) * 1 lines 
 
ha-ha, how disgustingly sentimental!!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 18 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (19:40) * 11 lines 
 
:)

how did sentiment ever get such a bad rep?

I have one brother and 2 sisters. we were never close. i have one
daughter who has grown up (age 21) and moved to Guam. i miss her, but
I am simply loving the freedom of doing whatever I like whenever
I like.

tonight, I think I will go out to dinner with my best friend and then
try and talk her into going to see Mulan.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 19 of 167: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (21:07) * 5 lines 
 
Sounds like a plan.
I think I'll go see 'Wilde' tonight.
But first I gotta check the merry-go-round.
I like the non-sentiment of seeing kids seeing me coming over
when they recognize right away I'm one a them.....forever.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 20 of 167: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (08:31) * 9 lines 
 
Sometimes I think having that kind of freedom again would be nice, and at others I'm not sure what I'd (what I WILL HAVE TO do with myself) once the kids are grown up.
Sometimes I find it difficult having them, and trying to build my (insignificant) career, and sometimes I can just about wring their little necks (the little one is mischief-ridden!), but I adore going on trips with the eldest one - and I'm looking forward to the day when the little one will be ready too. Isa loves travelling as much as I do (my husband doesn't), and so from time to time we just take a train somewhere, mostly in search of merry-go-rounds!!, sleep over for a night, and return the next da
. When we get back we're usually in such high spirits that my poor husband finds it a little difficult to cope . . . so then he just goes very, very silent, and I know it's time to change into an adult again! ha-ha!
But I feel if I can remain friends with them while having enough friends of my own, I'll be alright when they go out of the house, and hopefully it will make it easier for them too. I don't know, you'll have to tell me how it works, Charlotte.

How was Mulan?
I've never heard of it - who's in it?




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 21 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (09:48) * 4 lines 
 
We didn't go see Mulan, which is Disney's latest animated epic, getting
very good reviews.

Instead, we rented two of our favorites: In & Out and The Fifth Element.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 22 of 167: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (16:11) * 2 lines 
 
I saw the Fifth Element, yould you believe!!!
It got bad reviews here, but I adored it.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 23 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (17:38) * 9 lines 
 
Got bad reviews here, too, but my friends and I were totally captivated.
We formed an "Elements" club. You had to see the movie 5 times to be
a member. :) Last night was #7 for me. I have the sountrack CD, which
I keep in the car all the time.

I'm getting a new purebred kitten next week, and I've named him
Korben Dallas.

Bet that made you smile!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 24 of 167: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (20:56) * 4 lines 
 
ummm...
excuse the dolt-like question...
besides the name of your future kitten...
am I supposed to be familiar with the name Korben Dallas?


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 25 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (22:21) * 3 lines 
 
Oh. Sorry! I forgot that others besides Riette would be reading this!

No, Stacey. It would only be meaningful if you had seen The Fifth Element.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 26 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (23:30) * 8 lines 
 
So. Speaking of Oscars (lame attempt at avoiding the topic police), :)

I recently re-watched Oscar and Lucinda. Has anyone else had a chance
to see this exquisite jewel since it has become available on video?
It was nominated for one Academy Award, which to my way of thinking
was a crime against art. Ralph Fiennes disappears into a character like
no other actor I have ever seen. It was a bravura performance that
was shamefully overlooked by the masses.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 27 of 167: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (00:35) * 2 lines 
 
and back to your, um, kitten...
what kind?


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 28 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (01:19) * 9 lines 
 
He's a Ragdoll!

They are known as the "gentle giants". He will continue to grow for the
next 3 years, eventually weighing 30 pounds. :)

If you are really interested, I've put some photos of what he will
look like as he grows on
my web site.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 29 of 167: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (01:27) * 2 lines 
 
went and looked at both sites.....
thanks for the information!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 30 of 167: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (01:50) * 2 lines 
 
Great name for your kitty, Charlotte!!
Has he got the personality to cope with it?!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 31 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (02:22) * 7 lines 
 
Dunno. He's still with the breeder. He's paid for, but not ready to
come home yet. She says there is a good possibility I can bring him home
July 3. But I know he will be sexy and affectionate just like his
namesake, as portrayed by Bruce Willis.

Thanks for asking, KitchenManager! Us old ladies whose kids have grown and
gone can get purty durn excited about our crocheting and our cats. :)


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 32 of 167: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Jun 30, 1998 (21:45) * 2 lines 
 
Sorry Charlotte. I did see the Fifth Element but only once so the name did not register anywhere relevant in my brain!
Neat pictures!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 33 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Feb  8, 1999 (18:58) * 126 lines 
 
Oscar Predictions:


BEST PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Neil Jordan, The Butcher Boy
Gods and Monsters Shekhar Kapur, Elizabeth
Saving Private Ryan John Madden, Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love Steven Speilberg, Saving Private Ryan
The Truman Show Peter Weir, The Truman Show

BEST ACTOR BEST ACTRESS

Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
Jim Carrey, The Truman Show Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love
Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters Susan Sarandon, Stepmom
John Travolta, Primary Colors Meryl Streep, One True Thing

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Ed Harris, The Truman Show Joan Allen, Pleasantville
Bill Murray, Rushmore Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
Giovanni Ribisi, Saving Pvt. Ryan Judi Davis, Shakespeare in Love
Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love Lisa Kudrow, The Opposite of Sex
Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters


On a different note, the 19th Annual Razzie Awards nominations are:

WORST PICTURE
* An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Armageddon
* The Avengers
* Godzilla
* Spice World

WORST ACTOR
* Ralph Fiennes, The Avengers
* Ryan O'Neal, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Ryan Phillippe, 54
* Adam Sandler, The Waterboy
* Bruce Willis, Armageddon/Mercury Rising/The Siege

WORST ACTRESS
* Yasmine Bleeth, BASE-ketball
* Anne Heche, Psycho
* Jessica Lange, Hush
* The Spice Girls, Spice World
* Uma Thurman, The Avengers

WORST SCREEN "COUPLE"
* Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler, Armageddon
* Any Combination of Two Characters, Body Parts or Fashion Accessories,
Spice
World
* Any Combination of Two People Playing Themselves (or Playing WITH
Themselves), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Leonardo DiCaprio (as twins!), The Man in the Iron Mask
* Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, The Avengers

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
* Sean Connery, The Avengers
* Joe Esterhas (as himself), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Roger Moore, Spice World
* Joe Pesci, Lethal Weaopon 4
* Sylvester Stallone (as himself), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood,
Burn!

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
* Ellen Albertini Dow (as "Disco Dottie"), 54
* Jenny McCarthy, BASE-ketball
* Maria Pitillo, Godzilla
* Liv Tyler, Armageddon
* Raquel Welch, Chairman of the Board

SPECIAL AWARD: "1998 -- THE WORST MOVIE-GOING YEAR EVER"
(New Category, Dis-Honoring The Worst Movie Trends of The Year)
* Gidgets n'n Geezers (58-Year-Old Leading Men Wooing 28-Year-Old
Leading Ladies)
* If You've Seen the Trailer, Why bother to See the Movie?!? (Previews
That Give Away The Film's ENTIRE Plot)
* 30 Minutes of Story -- conveyed in Less Than 3 Hours! (L-O-N-G-E-R
Movies...Shorter Plotz)
* THX: The Audience is Deafening (Movie Sound So Loud It Constitutes
Assault w/a Deadening Weapon)
* Yo Quiero Tacky Tie-Ins! (Mega-Zillion-Dollar Cross-Promotional
Overkill: Armageddon, Godzilla, Etc.)

WORST DIRECTOR
* Michael Bay, Armageddon
* Jeremiah Chechick, The Avengers
* Roland Emmerich, Godzilla
* Alan Smithee (aka Arthur Hiller), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn,
Hollywood, Burn!
* Gux van Sant, Psycho

WORST RE-MAKE OR SEQUEL (INCLUDING FILMS BASED ON TV SHOWS)
* The Avengers
* Godzilla
* Lost in Space
* Meet Joe Black
* Psycho

THE JOE ESZTERHAS DIS-HONORARIAL WORST SCREENPLAY AWARD
* Joe Eszterhas, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* Jonathan Hensleigh & JJ Abrams, Armageddon
* Don MacPherson, The Avengers
* Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, Godzilla
* Kim Fuller (From an Idea by Fuller and the Spice Girls), Spice World

WORST NEW STAR
* Barney, Barney's Great Adventure
* Carrot Top, Chairman of the Board
* Joe Eszterhas (as himself), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood,
Burn!
* The Spice Girls, Spice World
* Jerry Springer, Ringmaster

WORST "ORIGINAL" SONG
* "Barney, the Song," Barney's Great Aventure
* "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Armageddon
* "I Wanna Be Mike Ovitz!," An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!
* "Storm," The Avengers
* "Too Much," Spice World



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 34 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Feb  8, 1999 (20:47) * 3 lines 
 
Lemme guess: You didn't care much for The Avengers.

:)


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 35 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Feb  8, 1999 (20:51) * 4 lines 
 
Yeah, and that list is way to hard on the Spice Girls, I grabbed it off a
website, it's not mine. I didn't see the Avengers, but the above isn't a
great recommendation.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 36 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (08:58) * 7 lines 
 
The Oscars nominations are posted at

http://www.oscar.com/ and I hear Bill Murray was robbed.

Will someone volunteer to repost those here, please?




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 37 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (09:00) * 168 lines 
 
Never mind, I'll post them now:



Actor in a Leading Role
Roberto Benigni in LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
Tom Hanks in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
Ian McKellen in GODS AND MONSTERS
Nick Nolte in AFFLICTION
Edward Norton in AMERICAN HISTORY X

Actor in a Supporting Role
James Coburn in AFFLICTION
Robert Duvall in A CIVIL ACTION
Ed Harris in THE TRUMAN SHOW
Geoffrey Rush in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Billy Bob Thornton in A SIMPLE PLAN

Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett in ELIZABETH
Fernanda Montenegro in CENTRAL STATION
Gwyneth Paltrow in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Meryl Streep in ONE TRUE THING
Emily Watson in HILARY AND JACKIE

Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates in PRIMARY COLORS
Brenda Blethyn in LITTLE VOICE
Judi Dench in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Rachel Griffiths in HILARY AND JACKIE
Lynn Redgrave in GODS AND MONSTERS

Art Direction
ELIZABETH
PLEASANTVILLE
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

Cinematography
A CIVIL ACTION
ELIZABETH
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE

Costume Design
BELOVED
ELIZABETH
PLEASANTVILLE
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
VELVET GOLDMINE

Directing
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE
THE TRUMAN SHOW

Documentary Feature
DANCEMAKER
THE FARM: ANGOLA, U.S.A.
THE LAST DAYS
LENNY BRUCE: SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH
REGRET TO INFORM

Documentary Short Subject
THE PERSONALS: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years
A PLACE IN THE LAND
SUNRISE OVER TIANANMEN SQUARE

Film Editing
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
OUT OF SIGHT
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE

Foreign Language Film
CENTRAL STATION
CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
THE GRANDFATHER
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
TANGO

Makeup
ELIZABETH
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Original Musical or Comedy Score
A BUG'S LIFE
MULAN
PATCH ADAMS
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Original Dramatic Score
ELIZABETH
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
PLEASANTVILLE
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
THE THIN RED LINE

Original Song
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from ARMAGEDDON
"The Prayer" from QUEST FOR CAMELOT
"A Soft Place to Fall" from THE HORSE WHISPERER
"That'll Do" from BABE: PIG IN THE CITY
"When You Believe" from THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

Best Picture
ELIZABETH
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE

Short Film—Animated
BUNNY
THE CANTERBURY TALES
JOLLY ROGER
MORE
WHEN LIFE DEPARTS

Short Film—Live Action
CULTURE
ELECTION NIGHT (Valgaften)
HOLIDAY ROMANCE
LA CARTE POSTALE (The Postcard)
VICTOR

Sound
ARMAGEDDON
THE MASK OF ZORRO
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE

Sound Effects Editing
ARMAGEDDON
THE MASK OF ZORRO
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

Visual Effects
ARMAGEDDON
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

Screenplay—Original
BULWORTH
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE TRUMAN SHOW

Screenplay—Adaptation
GODS AND MONSTERS
OUT OF SIGHT
PRIMARY COLORS
A SIMPLE PLAN
THE THIN RED LINE


OK, you've got it. Now talk amongst yourselves! Oy!




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 38 of 167: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (09:16) * 1 lines 
 
tough choices! when are the oscars, anyway?


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 39 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (09:58) * 11 lines 
 
THE 71st ANNUAL
ACADEMY AWARDS
Airing: Sunday, March 21 [5:30 p.m. PT]

What's an actress to do after she's already won just about every major
award in Hollywood? Give them away, of course! Whoopi Goldberg, who counts
an Oscar among her collection, proves the third time's the charm when she
returns to host the 71st Annual Academy Awards.

from http://www.oscar.com



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 40 of 167: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (12:13) * 1 lines 
 
and play hollywood squares!! she's a riot...


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 41 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (12:54) * 2 lines 
 
Wonderful! I loved her at the Oscars. I'm glad she's gonna
do it again! I think she and Billy should alternate years.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 42 of 167: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Feb  9, 1999 (13:09) * 1 lines 
 
or do them together!!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 43 of 167: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Mar 22, 1999 (19:26) * 83 lines 
 
The 1999 version:

and look, I knew this would happen, too --- Kevin Costner wins the Best Actor in a Foreign Film award (just like 2 years ago when he did it):


Best Picture --- Shakespeare in Love
David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick and Marc Norman

Directing --- Saving Private Ryan
Steven Spielberg

Best Actress --- Gwyneth Paltrow
as Viola in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Best Actor --- Roberto Benigni
as Guido in Life is Beautiful

Best Supporting Actress --- Judi Dench
as Queen Elizabeth I in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Best Supporting Actor --- James Coburn
as Glen in AFFLICTION

Foreign Language Film --- Life is Beautiful
Italy

Cinematography --- Saving Private Ryan
Janusz Kaminski

Original Screenplay --- Shakespeare in Love
Written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

Screenplay-Adaptation --- Gods and Monsters
Written for the screen by Bill Condon

Original Song --- The Prince of Egypt
"When You Believe"
music and lyric by Stephen Schwartz

Costume Design --- Shakespeare in Love
Sandy Powell

Visual Effects --- What Dreams May Come
Joel Hynek, Joel Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson and Kevin Mack

Film Editing --- Saving Private Ryan
Michael Kahn

Original Dramatic Score --- Life is Beautiful
Nicola Piovani

Original Musical or Comedy Score --- Shakespeare in Love
Stephen Warbeck

Makeup --- Elizabeth
Jenny Shircore

Art Direction --- Shakespeare in Love
Martin Childs:Jill Quertier

Sound --- Saving Private Ryan
Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Ronald Judkins

Sound Effects Editing --- Saving Private Ryan
Gary Rydstrom and Richard Hymns

Documentary Feature --- The Last Days
James Moll and Ken Lipper

Documentary Short Subject --- The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years Keiko Ibi

Short Film (animated) --- Bunny
Chris Wedge

Short Film (live action) --- Election Night (Valgaften)
Kim Magnusson and Anders Thomas Jensen

Honorary Oscar --- Elia Kazan

Thalberg Award --- Norman Jewison

On February 27, the Academy presented Scientific and Technical Awards.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 44 of 167: Autumn  (autumn) * Mon, Mar 22, 1999 (22:16) * 1 lines 
 
And Jim saw every one of them.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 45 of 167: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Mar 22, 1999 (23:13) * 5 lines 
 
I saw Nick Nolte, Elia Kazan, and Chris Rock having a very friendly
conversation together, and fortunately none of them could figure out how to
save private Ryan.
Then Bunny came over and finished their conversation for them.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 46 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 23, 1999 (09:17) * 119 lines 
 
And if you really want all the gory details, from film.com:

9:29: Whoopi, in the last of her feathered gowns, says goodnight.
9:25: Harrison Ford turns up to present "the last Oscar of the century,"
for Best Picture, to Shakespeare in Love. The final tally for the evening:
Shakespeare 7; Ryan 5; Life 3. A slew of producers accept the award. The
orchestra swells just as Harvey Weinstein is thanking his mom.
9:16: A bespectacled Kevin Costner presents the Best Director award to
Steven Spielberg for Saving Private Ryan. He thanks everybody, and
dedicates the award to his dad.
9:10: Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, looking very cute, present the Adapted
Screenplay award to Bill Condon for Gods and Monsters, and the Original
Screenplay award to Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard for Shakespeare in Love.
9:04: Steven Spielberg gives a dignified tribute to director Stanley
Kubrick.
8:55: Jack Nicholson presents the Best Actress award to Gwyneth Paltrow
for Shakespeare in Love. She weepily thanks her fellow nominees, her
director, her co-star, "my friend Ben Affleck," her agent, numerous family
members, and various others.
8:53: "The sumptuous Uma Thurman" presents the Best Cinematography award
to Janusz Kaminski for Saving Private Ryan.
8:51: Whoopi Goldberg gives a brief thumbs-up tribute to Gene Siskel.
8:48: Jack Valenti arrives to introduce, rather mysteriously, great movie
personality General Colin Powell, who introduces clips from Saving Private
Ryan and The Thin Red Line.
8:43: Annette Bening gracefully introduces the "In Memorium" segment,
honoring those who died this past year. Biggest applause goes to E.G.
Marshall, Alan J. Pakula, Maureen O'Sullivan, Phil Hartman, Esther Rolle,
Akira Kurosawa, and Roddy McDowall. (No Stanley Kubrick; perhaps he'll be
honored later.)
8:40: Jennifer Lopez turns up to present the Best Song award to Stephen
Schwartz for "When You Believe" from The Prince of Egypt. Stephen, alas,
didn't bother to show up.
8:34: Catherine Zeta-Jones introduces the final nominated song, "The
Prayer," from Quest for Camelot, sung by Andrea Bocelli and an excessively
tan Celine Dion.
8:31: Whoopi models the final nominated costume, from Shakespeare in Love,
and then presents the Costume Design award to Sandy Powell for Shakespeare
in Love. (Sandy, of course, looks fabulously chic.)
8:20: Oscar controversy time: Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro present
the much-debated honorary Oscar to Elia Kazan. The planned protest doesn't
really come off: most audience members applaud; many stand. (Nick Nolte
and Ed Harris were two prominent exceptions.) A frail-looking Kazan hugs
Scorsese, makes a brief speech.
8:15: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck amble in to present the documentary
awards. The Documentary Short Subject award goes to The Personals:
Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years, directed by Keiko Ibi
(decked out in a purple gown; rather weepy speech). The Documentary
Feature award is handed out to James Moll and Ken Lipper's The Last Days.
8:10: Lisa Kudrow introduces yet another nominated song, "That'll Do" from
Babe: Pig in the City.
8:07: Whoopi, complete with blue wig, models a costume from Velvet
Goldmine.
8:00: Helen Hunt, sporting Gwyneth Paltrow-esque hair, presents the Best
Actor award to Roberto Benigni, who again bows excessively and claims to
have "used up all my English." He manages to talk at length, regardless.
Helen looks quizzical.
7:55: Val Kilmer has the unusual honor of being completely upstaged by a
skittery horse, while introducing a salute to movie Westerns.
7:50: Liam Neeson presents the Best Visual Effects award to the What
Dreams May Come people, who look quite grateful.
7:40: Nicolas Cage introduces Norman Jewison, recipient of the Irving
Thalberg award. Following the grand tradition of Stanley Donen last year,
Jewison performs a spirited dance while accepting his award.
7:35: Renee Zellweger introduces another Best Song performance, "A Soft
Place to Fall" from The Horse Whisperer.
7:33: An emotional Jim Carrey, asserting that "winning the Oscar is not
the most important thing in the world," presents the Film Editing award to
Michael Kahn for Saving Private Ryan.
7:25: The obligatory Oscar Technical Snafu happens during, coincidentally,
Anne Heche's introduction of the Scientific and Technical Awards. (Sound
problems ensue; she handles them gracefully.)
7:23: A bearded Whoopi models a men's costume from Elizabeth.
7:16: John Travolta introduces a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
7:15: Geena Davis (who's changed her outfit since the pre-show) presents
Best Dramatic Score to Nicola Piovani, Life Is Beautiful. A mercifully
short speech.
7:08: The obligatory fabulous Oscar Dance Number, set to the Best Dramatic
Score music. Some tap, some jazz, kinda cool, but a worldwide audience
just went to get a beer.
7:06: Andie McDowell and Andy Garcia present Best Musical or Comedy Score
to Stephen Warbeck Shakespeare in Love
7:04: Roberto is still talking.
7:00: Sophia Loren introduces clips from Life Is Beautiful, and then
presents the Best Foreign Film award to "Roberto!" (Life Is Beautiful).
Benigni hops up to the stage, embraces Sophia, bows excessively, and says
he wants to kiss everybody.

6:55: Whoopi models a costume from Beloved.
6:48: A bearded Tom Hanks introduces a salute to heroes.
6:45: Anjelica Huston presents Best Sound award to Saving Private Ryan.
6:40: Liv Tyler introduces Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing," a
Best Song nominee. (Liv's dad, Steve Tyler, looks a little worse for
wear.)
6:35: Chris Rock presents Sound Effects Editing award to Saving Private
Ryan.
6:30: Robin Williams presents Best Supporting Actress award to Dame Judi
Dench (Shakespeare in Love). Very gracious speech; spiffy white outfit.
6:22: Flik and Heimlich, animated creatures from A Bug's Life, present the
Animated Short Film award to Chris Wedge's Bunny.
6:19: Brendan Fraser presents Live Action Short Film award to Election
Night.
6:16: Whoopi fetchingly models a polka-dot costume from Pleasantville.
6:08: Christina Ricci introduces Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey's
rendition of "When You Believe." White gowns, hand-holding.
6:04: Curiously, Mike Myers presents the Makeup award. The winner:
Elizabeth.
6:01: Patrick Stewart introduces clips from Elizabeth and Shakespeare in
Love.
5:59: Gwyneth Paltrow presents Art Direction award to Shakespeare in Love.
An early trend?
5:52: Kim Basinger presents Best Supporting Actor to James Coburn
(Affliction). Calls Oscar "a love child."
5:45: Another Whoopi monologue.
5:38: Academy president Robert Rehme introduces mandatory "favorite movie
moments" montage.
5:30: Whoopi Goldberg makes entrance in Queen Elizabeth outfit, as "The
African Queen." Monologue ensues. Fairly short.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 47 of 167:  (sprin5) * Sun, Mar 26, 2000 (23:57) * 10 lines 
 
Well, I watched the Oscars and had a thoroughly good time at it. I also checked in on Harry Knowles comments during the show, as he kept reposting comments.
I was happy to see American Beauty get recognition, even though Annette Benning lost. John Long will be happy that Angelina Jolie won something, I was hoping she would mention him because he always mentions her.

I like seeing Salma Hayak in the preshow. She's doing something called Time Code:



The Yahoo Internet Life Online Film Festival kicked off Wednesday. The big event was Wednesday night's screening of Mike Figgis' Time Code at the Director's Guild theater, which I attended. It's an all-digital multitask viewing experience — four cameras showing four vantage points, shot in a single "live" unbroken take.




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 48 of 167:  (sprin5) * Sun, Mar 26, 2000 (23:59) * 1 lines 
 
Bill Crystal lived up to expectations, he does these shows on autopilot. I thought the American Beauty score should have won, there wasn't much great movie music last year was there?


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 49 of 167:  (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (00:00) * 3 lines 
 
And Knowles comments on Angelina Jolie's award:

Here comes the Supporting Actress award...Tony Collette in THE SIXTH SENSE... she's wonderful, Angelina Jolie.... nonononono... do not win. You are beautiful but please don't win. This category never goes to the right people. Catherine Keener... Wonderful... go. Samantha Morton.... PLEASE WIN!!! YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL ENTRANCING AND STUNNING!!! God I love her in SWEET AND LOWDOWN... Please win! Chloe Sevigny... what a wonderful performance. DOn'T GO TO ANGEL.... FUCK!!! GODDAMNIT! WHAT THE FUCK! Man.... sigh. Alright alright.... whatever, it's going to be one of those years! shit. She is gorgeous, but man. Sigh.... I can't hate her, it's the category... it's always screwed... How did marisa tomei win all those years ago... It's constantly fucked.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 50 of 167:  (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (00:04) * 1 lines 
 
Hillary Swank, the boyish looking one, got best actress. Gweneth Paltrow pressented the Best Actor Award to Kevin Spacey. Best picture American Beauty, ok.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 51 of 167: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (00:21) * 1 lines 
 
Which gowns did you like the best? (Is vulgarity of the forbidden sort common these days at the oscars? I did not watch since it was tape delayed and we heard all of the winners before the event was telecast here.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 52 of 167: Dot Epp  (dotepp) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (00:27) * 1 lines 
 
I loved the women in their dresses, turning this way and that and looking right at the camera like it couldn't eat them up but it did... I did fall asleep and woke up just before the Warren Beattie tribute which was as disturbing as any of my dreams... Now I want to see Boys Don't Cry and I'm glad I saw American Beauty and was aware of Kevin Spacey's performance. That movie blew me away. Why does everybody have to thankeverybody?


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 53 of 167:  (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (00:28) * 13 lines 
 
Too bad Jeremy Northam didn't win supporting actor for the Winslow Boy,
and Annette Benning lost in best actress.

DeForrest Kelly wasn't mentioned among the departed cuts.

George Lucas was totally ignored.

But then there *was* something called the Matrix.

Classiest act of the night was Michael Caine, he really gave others their
credit. The comment to Tom Cruise was pure, unadulterated class. (He
told him that supporting actors don't make near as much and it would have
got him a pay cut).


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 54 of 167:  (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (07:03) * 54 lines 
 
And this topic wouldn't be complete without a box score:

Best Picture- AMERICAN BEAUTY

Best Director- Sam Mendes, AMERICAN BEAUTY

Best Actor- Kevin Spacey, AMERICAN BEAUTY

Best Actress- Hillary Swank, BOYS DON'T CRY

Best Supporting Actor- Michael Caine, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES

Best Supporting Actress- Angelina Jolie, GIRL INTERRUPTED

Best Screenplay, Adapted-John Irving, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES

Best Screenplay, Original- Alan Ball, AMERICAN BEAUTY

Art Direction- SLEEPY HOLLOW

Cinematography- Conrad Hall, AMERICAN BEAUTY

Sound- THE MATRIX

Sound Effects Editing- THE MATRIX

Original Score - John Corigliano, THE RED VIOLIN

Original Song - "You'll Be In My Heart" Phil Collins

Costume - TOPSY-TURVY

Documentary Feature - ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER

Documentary Short - KING GIMP

Film Editing - THE MATRIX

Makeup - TOPSY-TURVY

Short Film - MY MOTHER DREAMS THE SATAN'S DISCIPLES IN NEW YORK

Animated Short Film - OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Visual Effects - THE MATRIX

IRVING B THALBERG AWARD went to WARREN BEATTY.

Annette Bening did not give birth during the Award ceremony!







 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 55 of 167:  (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (07:09) * 207 lines 
 
And the total blow by blow from film.com

The Big Night


It's a wrap at the Shrine Auditorium, and we give the show -- well, a
solid B for effort. Things moved along snappily (although we're still not
sure what Peter Coyote, giving his best impersonation of a headwaiter,
was doing at that little desk), and the awards were spread out over a
nice variety of films, reflecting the depth of movie offerings this year.
American Beauty, as expected, won the big awards, but also
well-represented were Boys Don't Cry, Topsy-Turvy, and The Matrix (which
had a perfect four-for-four night). And Billy Crystal was at his relaxed
best. But -- if you're going to remove the dance numbers, why replace
them with interminable musical numbers and endless montages? And why
bring out Isaac Hayes only to immediately cover him in smoke? On the
fashion front, we liked Samuel L. Jackson's blue velvet jacket, Hilary
Swank's goldish gown, and Cher's fabulously understated (for Cher) black
velvet dress with a cross dangling at crotch level -- for which she
apologized, saying that she had "dressed like a grownup" this year. Ah,
well -- maybe next year. And, when last spotted, Annette Bening had still
not gone into labour.

All in all, a professional yet fairly uneventful evening without too many
big surprises. (Blame it on the Wall Street Journal poll, which gave all
the right answers.) And our favorite moment took place in the pre-show,
at which Matt Stone and Trey Parker (of South Park, as if we have to tell
you) unveiled their Oscar attire -- a Gwyneth Paltrow-ish pink
spaghetti-strapped gown, and a Jennifer Lopez-y sheer green dress
(accessorized by chest hair). Blame Canada, indeed.

Just in case you missed it, here's the play-by-play as we called it; or
click here for a complete list of winners.


Complete List of Winners

The Tally
American Beauty: 5
The Matrix: 4
The Cider House Rules: 2
Topsy-Turvy: 2
All About My Mother: 1
Boys Don't Cry: 1
Girl, Interrupted: 1
Tarzan: 1



9:31: Clint Eastwood gives the Best Picture award to American Beauty.

9:27: Steven Spielberg gives the Best Director award to Sam Mendes for
American Beauty. Here comes the semi-sweep?

9:20: Gwyneth Paltrow, with a bad case of bed head, gives the Best Actor
award to Kevin Spacey, while Denzel Washington gallantly applauds. In his
speech, he acknowledges the "real beauty" of American Beauty, and says
he's proud to be an actor. And, for the record, says he's speechless and
that he loves his mother.

9:07: Roberto Benigni runs around the stage for a while and says he'd
like to be a dog, and then calms down sufficiently to present the Best
Actress award to Hilary Swank for Boys Don't Cry. After smooching with
hubby Chad Lowe, she gives a poised speech.

9:00: Mel Gibson presents the Best Original Screenplay award to Alan
Ball, for American Beauty. He thanks, among other things, a plastic bag.

8:55: Kevin Spacey turns up to present the Best Adapted Screenplay award
to John Irving for The Cider House Rules, providing us with the rare
spectacle of seeing a bestselling novelist at the podium. He provides the
first political moment so far, acknowledging the National Abortion Rights
Action League. Go John!

8:51: Brad Pitt presents the Best Cinematography award to Conrad L. Hall
for American Beauty. So, will this kick off the American Beauty sweep we
kept hearing so much about?

8:32: Jack Nicholson, sporting a brush cut and a grim little mustache,
gives a rambling intro to Warren Beatty, the recipient of this year's
Irving G. Thalberg award. We're pleased to note that Warren's wife,
Annette Bening, is still in the auditorium and not in the maternity ward.
A nice standing O for Warren, who gives an equally rambling -- but very
sweet -- acceptance speech.

8:28: Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd, bringing back unpleasant memories
of Double Jeopardy, present the Film Editing award to Zach Staenberg of
The Matrix, which is pulling off a nice little technical sweep. He reads
his speech from a piece of paper, and is not particularly compelling.

8:22: Julianne Moore and Russell Crowe stroll out to present the Art
Direction award to Rich Heinrichs and Peter Young for Sleepy Hollow.

8:15: Edward Norton shows a remarkable lack of enthusiasm for introducing
the annual "In Memorium" tribute to those who have died, which includes
Jim Varney, Robert Bresson, Hedy Lamarr, Garson Kanin, Madeline Kahn, and
George C. Scott.

8:10: Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves present the Best Original Score
Oscar to John Corigliano for The Red Violin. He says he's speechless, and
then makes a gracious speech.

8:05: Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz (who, coincidentally, have both
starred in Pedro Almodovar films) turn up to present the Best Foreign
Film award to . . . Pedro Almodovar, for All About My Mother. Cruz gets
really excited and jumps around, then the three have a group hug.
Almodovar whips out a big piece of paper and thanks a lot of people until
the music starts playing.

7:45: A rather emotional Burt Bacharach leads a medley of songs nominated
for Oscars past, including "Everybody's Talkin'," "Over the Rainbow,"
"The Man That Got Away," "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," and more,
performed by the likes of Ray Charles, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Dionne
Warwick, and Queen Latifah -- sometimes, alas, inviting unfortunate
comparison with the originals. Really, nobody but Judy should sing "Over
the Rainbow." The exception is Isaac Hayes, who turns up to croon
"Shaft," and sounds as cool as ever -- until he gets enveloped by a smoke
machine. And, in the obligatory standing O, Annette stands up again!
Somebody stop her!

7:33: Arnold "I've been a visual effect" Schwarzenegger shows up to
present the Visual Effects award to the guys from The Matrix. A guy
wearing a really cool black outfit does all of the talking; the others,
who look less cool, stand behind him. He goes on too long and gets cut
off by music, but not before he can plug www.whatisthematrix.com.

7:31: The "exciting and talented" Salma Hayek summarizes the Scientific
and Technical Awards. She is mercifully brief. So is her dress.

7:28: Chow Yun-Fat saunters out to present the award for Sound Effects
Editing to Dane A. Davis for The Matrix.

7:21: Jane Fonda is welcomed back to Hollywood, and graciously introduces
Polish director Andrzej Wajda, who is this year's recipient of an
honorary Oscar. (Although we have no idea why Jane mysteriously crossed
the entire stage during her intro -- perhaps to show off her Vera Wang
gown.) A grinning Wajda gets a nice standing O, and gives a nice speech
in Polish (thankfully, there are subtitles).

7:10: Dame Judi Dench and her impeccable diction present the Best
Supporting Actor award to Michael Caine for The Cider House Rules. He
gets a kind of half-baked standing ovation (including the elegantly
gowned and extremely pregnant Annette Bening, who should stay seated),
and graciously acknowledges his fellow nominees (telling Tom Cruise,
"Have you any idea how much supporting actors get paid?").

7:05: Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, also very cute, present the
Documentary Feature award to -- surprise! -- One Day in September,
directed by Kevin MacDonald.

7:02: Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, and Thora Birch of American Beauty, all
looking cute as can be, present the award for Documentary Short Subject
to King Gimp, directed by William A. Whiteford, who has been seated in
the last possible row of the auditorium (because he's not famous) and
takes a really long time to get to the podium.

6:55: Cher enters, apologizes for her sedate and un-Cher-like dress (hey,
we think it's pretty), and presents the Best Song award to Phil Collins
for "You'll Be in My Heart" from Tarzan.

6:41: LL Cool J and Vanessa Williams introduce the Best Song nominees,
performed by a strapless Sarah McLachlan, a wispy-voiced Aimee Mann, a
follically challenged Phil Collins, the pretty boys of N'Sync with a
strapless Gloria Estefan, and a rather hoarse Robin Williams, who did
indeed manage to use the words "fart" and "bitch" in his rendition of
"Blame Canada," and gamely participated in a final kickline.

6:33: Woody, Buzz, and the Rock-Em-Sock-Em Robots (yep, pretty darn cute)
present the Best Animated Short Film award to The Old Man and the Sea,
directed by Aleksander Petrov, who apologizes for not being able to speak
English, but gives a speech anyway.

6:28: A very elegant Cate Blanchett and Jude Law present the award for
Best Live-Action Short Film to My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in
New York, directed by Barbara Schock and Tammy Tiekel, one of whom is
quite Annette Bening-esque (pregnant, that is).

6:20: Morgan Freeman talks quite vaguely about the past century,
mysteriously using the phrase "global village", and introduces the
obligatory Chuck Workman montage.

6:10: James Coburn strolls in to present the Best Supporting Actress
award to . . . Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted), who's wearing some
sort of Elvira getup with major hair extensions. Contrary to her behavior
at the Golden Globes, she does not bring her brother to the podium,
although he is her date for the evening. She thanks everyone she knows.

6:05: Tobey Maguire and a high-headwrapped Erykah Badu present the Best
Makeup award to Topsy-Turvy. A Topsy-Turvy sweep tonight? A write-in for
Best Picture? Go, Mike Leigh!

6:02: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, and Heather's cleavage present the
award for Best Sound to those guys from The Matrix.

5:58: Haley Joel Osment introduces an uninspired montage of performances
by young actors. Gee, wonder why they picked him?

5:50: The Charlie's Angels girls (Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz)
present the Best Costume award to Lindy Hemming for Topsy-Turvy. An
upset!

5:30: Billy Crystal kicks things off with a 20-minute opening number
featuring -- surprise -- a lot of song and dance. Not bad. A funny Kevin
Spacey cameo.


... everyone she knows except John Long!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 56 of 167: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (13:07) * 4 lines 
 
Hmmm...Lindy Hemming....who is she? Not that many people in the USA spell it that way - of the few families of Hemming of any ilk. Anyone know anything about her? British? (surely was the origin of her name as it was mine via the Danish invasion w a y back...)

I am also not much help on the Oscar reports, except that I caught the press briefing after the entire show and Warren Beatty put me to sleep - as he usually does. My fav thing was the actress with the lime-green gown and the necklace I might kill for...Hilary Swank, was she? Looked very classy and most lovely though that color does nothing for any human I am aware of...
Fell asleep again...and more than slightly put out house male turned it off and went to sleep - so did I at that point...!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 57 of 167: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (13:38) * 5 lines 
 
I was absoulutely thrilled that "The Red Violin" won for Best Score. Wonderfully researched, perfect to period music, and it won! Too bad "The Red Violin" wasn't nominated as Best Picture. What a lousy slate of nominee's this year; the only one which deserved the nomination was "The Sixth Sense".

But sometimes the Academy shows sense, such as, by giving the Oscar to Hilary Swank. "Boys Don't Cry" was a much better film than 4 of the Best Picture contenders, including the winner. The person who deserved the award won the award. That doesn't always happen.

The nights best speech was easily that of Michael Caine, gracious, generous, and classy. Great speech. The worst speech was Kevin Spacey's. What a shallow, self-absorbed little ass he seemed. Such a crashing bore, or should that be boor? Spacey gave the weakest performance of all the nominee', yet he won. Oscar very often gets it wrong.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 58 of 167: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (13:41) * 1 lines 
 
I almost forgot. The evening's best fau pas was Jane Fonda stating that it was her pleasure to prevent, pause, present this award to Andrzej Wajda.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 59 of 167: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (16:09) * 3 lines 
 
At the Press Conference later, Kevin Spacey admitted he had gone blank and was just standing there in stunned numbness. I guess that is how he came across!

*lol* Jane Fonda - one of my least fav people on the planet, actually...


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 60 of 167: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (21:28) * 28 lines 
 
Oscar-watching helicopter crashes, two injured
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A news helicopter covering the Oscars developed
hydraulic problems and crashed as it tried to make an emergency landing at
a nearby airport early on Monday, badly injuring the pilot and a photographer.
The helicopter, an Aerospatiale A-Star owned by Fox television station KTTV,
was covering the post-Oscar celebrations at the Shrine Auditorium when it
developed hydraulic problems shortly after midnight, Los Angeles Fire
Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
As the 28-year-old female pilot struggled desperately to bring it under control,
the helicopter flew to the nearby suburban Van Nuys airport followed by two
other news choppers seeking to aid the stricken aircraft.
The helicopter crashed and burst into flames on impact. Airport emergency
crews, aided by crews from the other helicopters, pulled the two occupants to
safety before they suffered any burns, Humphrey said.
Steve Howell, who was piloting a KTLA-TV helicopter and followed the
chopper, said the pilot, whose name was not released, did a tremendous job
in avoiding houses and businesses as the chopper approached suburban Van
Nuys airport.
``If you lose hydraulics, it's almost like losing power steering (in a car), but
even worse,'' Howell said.
``It's amazing anyone could have survived this crash,'' he added.
The pilot and the 40-year-old photographer, whose name was also not
released, were said to be in serious but stable condition at a local hospital on
Monday.
The pilot fractured her right wrist and left leg. She also suffered a large gash
to her head as well as pelvic trauma, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The photographer suffered one, or possibly two, broken legs as well as
multiple lacerations to his face.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 61 of 167:  (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (03:30) * 1 lines 
 
Spacey spaced out, Warren Beatty looked pale and feeble, Nicholson looked like the football coach at Fresno State (maybe a role he's doing now?), Gweneth Paltrow looked pissed off, did anyone else think the Peter Coyote newsdesk thing with him wearing a headset was a bit odd?


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 62 of 167:  (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (03:32) * 1 lines 
 
Did anyone else see the uttlerly sour look on Bening's face when Hilary Swank won? And I'm still waiting for an explanation on the whole blame Canada thing.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 63 of 167:  (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (03:36) * 3 lines 
 
Who was the improbable winner of the night?

Michael Caine. There was the comment about his first acting job at 3 being to lie to the rent man about his mother not being home. The Alfie clips. Then the classiest speech every where he tributed the other nominees in fine, fine fashion.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 64 of 167:  (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (03:44) * 7 lines 
 
Take out the word "every" in the previous response.

And substitute "gave tribute to" for "tributed".

You beat someone then you make a speech elevating them and making them feel good and laugh. Did you see Tom Cruise's response.

Class all the way.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 65 of 167: moviespring (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 26, 2001 (08:28) * 16 lines 
 
The Oscars (impressions):
First impression: J Lo's form fitting top was not quite see through.

J. Lo on the red carpet:



Angelina Joie looked cool but I expected her to be escorted by John Long for Billy Joe Thornton.

What was Danny DeVito eating? A carrot? That was funny when Steve Martin sent him down some dip from the stage.

Worst dressed and worst singer: Bjork, who wore a huge, limp swan.

On second thought, wasn't that Kevin Costner sitting next to Angelina Jolie?

Biggest dissappointment: Joan Allen and Ellen Burstyn not winning.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 66 of 167: moviespring (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 26, 2001 (23:36) * 3 lines 
 
Maybe that gif will work this time.




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 67 of 167: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Tue, Mar 27, 2001 (12:42) * 1 lines 
 
nope, no luck


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 68 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (19:05) * 10 lines 
 

Well, I'm kicked back watching Oscars 2002 live. As I write this.

Best natural looks of the night go to Renee Zellwegger and to Cameron
Diaz. Gweneth Paltrow put on about 3 pounds of makeup. Whoopi is doing a
great job with an outrageous costume.

Jennifer Conelly got best supporting actress. Lord of the Rings just got
one for best makeup, I thought that would have gone to Moulin Rouge.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 69 of 167: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (19:57) * 1 lines 
 
We get it on a tape-delay basis, as usual!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 70 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:02) * 2 lines 
 
Blackhawk Down got one. Halle Berry presented this award for sound and sound editing. (beat out Lord of the Rings and Moulin
Rouge and Pearl Harbor).


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 71 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:05) * 1 lines 
 
Geore Waters II and Christopher Boyes. Sound Editing. Pearl Harbor.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 72 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:10) * 14 lines 
 
We're half way thought the awards.

Bring on the heavyweights!

Supporting actor.

Nominees:
Jim Broadbent. Iris.
Ethan Hawke. Training Day.
Ben Kingsley. Sexy Beast. My pick.
Ian McKellan. Lord of the Ring, Fellowship of the Ring.
Jon Voight. Ali.

Jim Broadbent wins. His first nomination.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 73 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:25) * 14 lines 
 
Special Effects.

Nominees.
AI.
Lord of the Rings. My pick.
Pearl Harbor.

The Oscar goes to Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring.

Jim Riegel, Randall Cook.

2200 prosthetic Hobbit feet were used in the film.




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 74 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:42) * 1 lines 
 
Score. My guess Lord. Winner Lord.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 75 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:48) * 6 lines 
 
Most overdone item.

Showing cuts of Will Smith and Samuel Jackson every time blacks are
mentioned. Are these the only representatives of blackdom?




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 76 of 167: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (20:51) * 1 lines 
 
Now I don't have to watch it. I have 35 minutes before we see any of it.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 77 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:09) * 12 lines 
 
Best Actress.

Hallie Berry. Monsters Ball.
Judy Dench. Iris.
Nicole Kidman. Moulin Rouge.
Sissy Spacek. In the Bedroom.
Renee Zellwegger. Bridget Jones Diary. My pick.

The winner.

Hallie Berry, her first.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 78 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:16) * 2 lines 
 
Most emotional also. Lot's of cuts to Sidney Poitier during her speech.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 79 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:25) * 18 lines 
 
best actor.

My pick, Russell Crowe.

For a Beautiful Mind.

The others.

Sean Penn. I am Sam.

Will Smith. Ali.

Denzel Washington. Training Day.

Tom Wilkinson. In the Bedroom.

The winner. Denzel Washington.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 80 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:26) * 5 lines 
 

To sum it up.

It's a black sweep. Denzel, Hallie, and Sidney.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 81 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 24, 2002 (22:39) * 8 lines 
 
Ron Howard, who directed a Beautiful Mind, won.

And the Best Picture?



Beautiful Mind.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 82 of 167: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (02:20) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

Wooohoooo!!!!!!!!!!! New Zealanders did well. Peter Jackson effort did not get him anything personally but it got the film 4 Oscars and a fifth went to the New Zealand director of Shrek.

Rob


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 83 of 167: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (02:21) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

Doubtlessly Jackson is a happy chappy.

Rob


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 84 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (08:56) * 6 lines 
 
Should I post a warning before seeing this picture of Gwenie?



Definitely worst dressed. And did she borrow the Kiss makeup artist?



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 85 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (09:00) * 3 lines 
 
On the other hand, lookin' good!




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 86 of 167: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (09:21) * 3 lines 
 
Man I have to agree with you about Gwyneth. 1) did she NOT look in the mirror before leaving the house? 2) did she NOT have friends or family to prevent her from leaving the house?

To pull off wearing a dress like that, you need 1) a bust, 2) good posture and...oh hell, nobody could pull off wearing that dress. It's just plain ugly.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 87 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 25, 2002 (09:24) * 1 lines 
 
Best push up bra award: Uma Thurmond.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 88 of 167: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (02:29) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

Looks a bit pornographic does it not? Umm what was Gwyneth thinking.....

Rob


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 89 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (06:52) * 8 lines 
 
Cintra Wilson has a really funny review of the Oscars at:

http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2002/03/25/oscars_2002/index.html

Major nipple spottings. Gwenyth of course. Cameron Diaz, anyone see
this?




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 90 of 167: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (10:20) * 1 lines 
 
that review was great!


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 91 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (13:11) * 1 lines 
 
It's posted fully in drool. We both spotted the same provacative review.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 92 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (15:47) * 23 lines 
 

This should put the Paltrow question to bed:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020324/170/1avwc.html




Redford comparison pix: this was him six years ago

http://people.aol.com/people/profiles/photogallery/0,10492,105220,00.html
. . . and here he was on sunday:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020325/168/1axke.html

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020325/168/1axkf.html




And as for Cameron Diaz:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020325/168/1ayhj.html


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 93 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (17:48) * 27 lines 
 


Caption Gwyneth's Boobies!

http://www.threewayaction.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000263.html


http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252135
Ian McKellin and boyfriend? in the background

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252194
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252196
Robert Redford

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252226
Another sandwich, over here, for Mr Stapleton-Grey!

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252236
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252238
Perky Cameron Diaz

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=he&id=1807880494&cf=pg&photoid=252239
Jody Foster in a short dress






 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 94 of 167: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Mar 26, 2002 (18:04) * 3 lines 
 
i was wondering if that was ian's boyfriend too....at one point during the oscars, they panned over to him and that dude had his hand in ian's lap.

and poor gwyneth had to have been wearing a nude tube top under that thing.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 95 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Mar 29, 2002 (08:51) * 4 lines 
 
Was Gwenyth Paltrow a winner in some weird, twisted sort of way. After all, she's getting attention and publicity, even if it's of a derisive sort. She and Halle Berry our garnering all the attention.

So maybe this year's big winner is Gweneth Paltrow's boobs.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 96 of 167: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Fri, Mar 29, 2002 (14:38) * 1 lines 
 
My vote goes to Jennifer Lopez's hair. Did she need to get a building permit to wear that 'do?


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 97 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Sep 27, 2003 (19:07) * 27 lines 
 

Billy Crystal to Return as Oscar Host



BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) - Comedian Billy Crystal will return as the
host of the upcoming 76th Academy Awards after a three-year absence
from the U.S. film industry's top awards ceremony, Oscar organizers
said on Wednesday.

In past years, Crystal has been a favorite of Oscar audiences and
critics alike for his deadpan humor and send-up jokes of Hollywood's
most famous movie stars and award winners such as Russell Crowe, Kevin
Spacey, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep.

He last hosted the Oscars in 2000, and the upcoming Feb. 29th 2003
ceremony
in Los Angeles marks his eighth trip into the spotlight as Awards
master of ceremonies.

"I'm really excited about coming back," Crystal told reporters at a
news conference held by Oscar organizers at the Academy of Motion
Pictures Arts and Sciences.

"I've had a nice little sleep, and since my grass-roots run for
governor didn't take hold, this felt like an option," he joked,
referring to the California governor recall election.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=entertainmentNews&storyID=3501959



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 98 of 167: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Oct  3, 2003 (19:15) * 1 lines 
 
yaay, i love BC


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 99 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Feb 27, 2004 (08:55) * 115 lines 
 
Complete list of Oscar Nominations
See all the contenders and all the categories for this year's awards
Associated Press

Sean Penn is nominated for Best Actor in "Mystic River" which was also
nominated for Best Picture

Complete list of the 76th annual Oscar nominations announced Jan. 27 in
Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

1. Best Picture: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Lost in
Translation," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Mystic
River," "Seabiscuit."

2. Actor: Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black
Pearl"; Ben Kingsley, "House of Sand and Fog"; Jude Law, "Cold Mountain";
Bill Murray, "Lost in Translation"; Sean Penn, "Mystic River."

3. Actress: Keisha Castle-Hughes, "Whale Rider"; Diane Keaton,
"Something's Gotta Give"; Samantha Morton, "In America"; Charlize Theron,
"Monster"; Naomi Watts, "21 Grams."

4. Supporting Actor: Alec Baldwin, "The Cooler"; Benicio Del Toro, "21
Grams"; Djimon Hounsou, "In America"; Tim Robbins, "Mystic River"; Ken
Watanabe, "The Last Samurai."

5. Supporting Actress: Shohreh Aghdashloo, "House of Sand and Fog";
Patricia Clarkson, "Pieces of April"; Marcia Gay Harden, "Mystic River";
Holly Hunter, "thirteen"; Renee Zellweger, "Cold Mountain."

6. Director: Fernando Meirelles, "City of God"; Peter Jackson, "The Lord
of the Rings: The Return of the King"; Sofia Coppola, "Lost in
Translation"; Peter Weir, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the
World"; Clint Eastwood, "Mystic River."

7. Foreign Film: "The Barbarian Invasions," Canada; "Zelary," Czech
Republic; "The Twilight Samurai," Japan; "Twin Sisters," The Netherlands;
"Evil," Sweden.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, "American
Splendor"; Braulio Mantovani, "City of God"; Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens &
Peter Jackson, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"; Brian
Helgeland, "Mystic River"; Gary Ross, "Seabiscuit."

9. Original Screenplay: Denys Arcand, "The Barbarian Invasions"; Steven
Knight, "Dirty Pretty Things"; Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David
Reynolds, "Finding Nemo"; Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten
Sheridan, "In America"; Sofia Coppola, "Lost in Translation."

10. Animated feature film: "Brother Bear"; "Finding Nemo"; "The Triplets
of Belleville."

11. Art Direction: "Girl with a Pearl Earring," "The Last Samurai," "The
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Master and Commander: The Far
Side of the World," "Seabiscuit."

12. Cinematography: "City of God," "Cold Mountain," "Girl with a Pearl
Earring," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Seabiscuit."

13. Sound Mixing: "The Last Samurai," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return
of the King," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Pirates
of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Seabiscuit."

14. Sound Editing: "Finding Nemo," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of
the World," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. "

15. Original Score: "Big Fish," Danny Elfman; "Cold Mountain," Gabriel
Yared; "Finding Nemo," Thomas Newman; "House of Sand and Fog," James
Horner; "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Howard Shore.

16. Original Song: "Into the West" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return
of the King," Fran Walsh, Howard Shore and Annie Lennox; "A Kiss at the
End of the Rainbow" from "A Mighty Wind," Michael McKean and Annette
O'Toole; "Scarlet Tide" from "Cold Mountain," T Bone Burnett and Elvis
Costello; "The Triplets of Belleville" from "The Triplets of Belleville,"
Benoit Charest and Sylvain Chomet; "You Will Be My Ain True Love" from
"Cold Mountain," Sting.

17. Costume: "Girl with a Pearl Earring," "The Last Samurai," "The Lord of
the Rings: The Return of the King," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of
the World," "Seabiscuit."

18. Documentary Feature: "Balseros," "Capturing the Friedmans," "The Fog
of War," "My Architect," "The Weather Underground."

19. Documentary (short subject): "Asylum," "Chernobyl Heart," "Ferry
Tales."

20. Film Editing: "City of God," "Cold Mountain," "The Lord of the Rings:
The Return of The King," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
"Seabiscuit."

21. Makeup: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Master and
Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The
Curse of the Black Pearl."

22. Animated Short Film: "Boundin'," "Destino," "Gone Nutty," "Harvie
Krumpet," "Nibbles."

23. Live Action Short Film: "Die Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket)," "Most (The
Bridge)," "Squash," "(A) Torzija ( 1/8A 3/8 Torsion)," "Two Soldiers."

24. Visual Effects: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,"
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Pirates of the
Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

Oscar winners previously announced this year:
Honorary Academy Award: Blake Edwards.
Gordon E. Sawyer Award (technical achievement): Peter D. Parks.
Academy Award of Merit (technical achievement): Digidesign.
Academy Award of Merit (technical achievement): Bill Tondreau.






 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 100 of 167: Sam Blob  (AlFor) * Sat, Feb 28, 2004 (14:53) * 13 lines 
 
I have not seen any of the Best Picture nominees.

From what I've heard, I hope "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" gets a big goose egg.

If the link between Best Picture, Best Director and the DGA holds true, prepare for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" to be the second sequel ever to win Best Picture.

I don't know who will win Best Lead Actor, but I am fairly sure it will not be Johnny Depp. The role's not serious enough.

When an animated film is up for Best Original Screenplay, one has to wonder about the original screenplays for that year...

"The Barbarian Invasions" will wing the Foreign Film Oscar. It is the only foreign film nominee nominated for something else (Best Original Screenplay).

My most secure prediction: The movie that wins Best Visual Effects will have a double-barrelled name with a colon dividing it.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 101 of 167: Autumn  (autumn) * Sat, Feb 28, 2004 (18:11) * 1 lines 
 
The only one of the best film nominees I've seen is "Seabiscuit," and if it wins I'll know the other ones must not have been worth seeing...


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 102 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  1, 2004 (11:29) * 6 lines 
 
Wow, Rings gets a clean sweep!

Angelina Jolie lokking serious, and lovely.

Billy Crystal rocked. And he sang a lot and it wasn't a disaster.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 103 of 167: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Mar  2, 2004 (09:49) * 1 lines 
 
I loved Will Ferrell and Jack Black singing the song that hurries you along when your acceptance speech goes on.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 104 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar  2, 2004 (10:36) * 81 lines 
 
That was good. Billy Crystal was "on"; especially his song and dance
routines. "lokking" sb looking the above post. The silk dress was as
sexy as it gets. Angelina really looked above it all, she's on a mission
to save the world. I could see the seriousness in her look and sense that
the Oscars weren't her mission in life. She went alone, without a date.

Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellwegger were a "sandwich" with a lucky guy
sitting in the middle, he must have been the producer/director
or something of Cold Mountain. Do I envy his seating arrangement, well,
yeah.

The look back at those who passed on is always startling, to see familiar
faces like Bob Hope, Hume Cronyn, and others who you know peripherally.
Were you struck by any of those vignettes.

Jon Stewart blast the awards as boring, showing acceptance speeches by
Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, he was hoping for some politically incorrect
statement a la Michael Moore. It never happened. I had hoped for
something from Angelina. But she couldn't do it because she was only a
presenter and not an award winner.

The "Ring sweep" was not the Janet Jackson nipple ring. Nothing
sensational, not even a naked Billy Crystal in the opening movie. Maybe
the opening movie was the excitement for the night. It was very well done
and put Crystal in some amazing settings.

From the href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/entertainmentstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3552583&thesection=entertainment&thesubsection=film&thesecondsubsection=general">New
Zealand Herald
:

The atmosphere was so passionless one could have been forgiven for
thinking Hollywood had replaced its annual orgy of self-congratulation
with a meeting of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce."

A five-second coverage delay, imposed after Janet Jackson's breast was
exposed in a televised gig at the Superbowl, was blamed for taking
spontaneity away from the night.

Other media blamed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts for allowing the
clean sweep. Awards expert Tom O'Neil said: "It may signal the end of the
Oscars as we know it - a fun, suspenseful race when jaw-droppers can
happen and usually do."

(end quote)

The nearly four-hour-long ceremony, broadcast live from Hollywood's Kodak
Theatre, also saw awards go to Sean Penn (Best Actor for "Mystic River"),
Charlize Theron (Best Actress for "Monster"), Tim Robbins (Best Supporting
Actor for "Mystic River") and Renee Zellweger (Best Supporting Actress for
"Cold Mountain"). Peter Jackson was named Best Director for "Lord of the
Rings," and Sofia Coppola — daughter of famed director Francis Ford
Coppola received her first Oscar for Original Screenplay ("Lost in
Translations").

The evening's presenters included Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta Jones,
Jennifer Garner, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Oprah Winfrey, Steven
Spielberg, Will Smith, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Jude Law, Charlize
Theron, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Julianne Moore, Renee Zellweger, Tom
Cruise, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Sandra Bullock, John Travolta, Susan
Sarandon, Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman, Sofia Coppola, Angelina Jolie, Adrien
Brody, Pierce Brosnan, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McKellan, Jada Pinkett
Smith, Ben Stiller, Liv Tyler, Owen Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Nicolas Cage,
Sean Connery, Chris Cooper, Francis Ford Coppola, Jamie Lee Curtis, John
Cusack, Diane Lane, Queen Latifah and Tobey Maguire.

Performers included Annie Lennox, singing the now-Academy-Award-winning
"Into the West" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King";
Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, who dueted on "A Kiss at the End of the
Rainbow" from "A Mighty Wind"; and Sting and Alison Krauss, who offered
"You Will Be My Ain True Love" from "Cold Mountain." Krauss did
double-duty, also performing "The Scarlet Tide" from "Cold Mountain"; she
was accompanied by Elvis Costello and T Bone Burnett on the latter.

Oh yeah, Stewart also included the Annie Lennox clip and made fun of that.
And he had fun with Sting playing the hurdie gurdie. I didn't laugh at
that during the ceremonies but it was funny the way Stewart presented it
on the Daily Show.






 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 105 of 167: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Mar  2, 2004 (20:00) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, I always find it so moving when they show the vignettes of the actors who died that year. Some are icons, some you never heard of, some were so old I was surprised they lived as long as they did (e.g. Hume Cronyn--I thought he died years ago). You know that someday all those people who won or who presented will be on the "in memoriam" segment, many in our lifetime.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 106 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar  2, 2004 (20:25) * 2 lines 
 
Billy Crystal did a song about Clint Eastwood, "old man Eastwood, he just
keeps rooooollllling along..."


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 107 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Mar 10, 2004 (08:19) * 18 lines 
 
Maria Menounos, an “Entertainment Tonight” reporter, was practically
stumping for the Defense of Marriage Act, gooily exclaiming that Will
Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were “one of my favorite Hollywood couples,”
and that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were “a true golden
Hollywood couple.” Menounos, whose dress had a bodice that was essentially
two spangly Doritos chips, displayed her own true golden Hollywood couple
in a way that a silicone manufacturer would think was a brilliant example
of product placement, and she won a spot on the Barbara Walters softball
team when she asked Sofia Coppola, “What will it be like for you to win
this?”

from

The New Yorker
http://newyorker.com/critics/television/?040315crte_television

BTW, Marias dress cost $2 million and was *all diamonds*.



 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 108 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Mar 10, 2004 (08:36) * 22 lines 
 


Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos


In the 2001-02 season, Maria Menounos was named correspondent on
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. Her duties include reporting on film, television,
music and fashion for the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the
world. She also serves as host of ET on MTV, one of the highest rated
shows on the cable network, as well as ET on VH1.

Previously, Ms. Menounos was an international correspondent for Channel
One News, the #1 source of news for America's teen students. As a
journalist for their 10-minute weekday broadcasts, she reported on a
variety of timely and topical issues to more than eight million students.
During her tenure, she interviewed President George W. Bush, numerous
celebrities, and traveled the world to cover such tragedies as the 2001
earthquake in El Salvador and the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 109 of 167: Autumn  (autumn) * Fri, Mar 12, 2004 (23:00) * 1 lines 
 
From serious reporting (natural disasters, AIDS epidemic) to Hollywood?? Yikes, what a sellout...


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 110 of 167: Dorine  (gomezdo) * Fri, Mar 12, 2004 (23:10) * 1 lines 
 
I think she's still a DJ for one of the NYC radio stations, too.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 111 of 167: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Sat, Mar 13, 2004 (12:17) * 3 lines 
 
That's showbiz...and now isn't news pretty much "showbiz'.

The interviewer I'd like to see axed from "red carpet" duty is none other than that overdressed, underfed example of plastic surgery run amok, Joan Rivers. Go home Joan, maybe you were funny 30 years ago but its time to leave. Seriously, someone should have told that woman years ago that as far as cosmetic procedures are concerned...she'd had enough.


 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 112 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Mar 13, 2004 (16:05) * 9 lines 
 
They had the Austin Film Awards last night.

Robert Duvall was there as was Austinite, Ethan Hawke.

More later.

Part of http://sxsw.com




 Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
 Response 113 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jan 27, 2005 (02:41) * 3 lines 
 
Next month's Academy Awards telecast will try to do what the Oscar nominees have not: attract a big audience. By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/movieawards/oscars/2005-01-26-oscar-telecast_x.htm


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For the first time in 18 years, the crop of best-picture nominees lacks a big hit. And that could spell trouble for the Oscar show, which is struggling to draw new viewers.

Of the best-picture nominees —The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Baby, Ray and Sideways—Ray is the biggest box office success with $73.1 million so far.

Leading up to Tuesday's nominations, the combined ticket sales for all five movies was just $204 million, the lowest total since 1988.

Compare that to last year, when ticket sales for the nominated films totaled $637 million, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King raked in $338 million alone.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/movieawards/oscars/2005-01-26-oscar-telecast_x.htm


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Google Oscars

http://news.google.com/?ned=us&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&ncl=http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/movieawards/oscars/2005-01-26-oscar-telecast_x.htm


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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Academy members' eagerly awaited choices for best picture suggest a tight Oscar race rivalling the suspense of the 1999 derby, when "Shakespeare in Love" enjoyed a shock triumph over "Saving Private Ryan."

Tuesday's picks -- "The Aviator," "Sideways," "Finding Neverland," "Million Dollar Baby," and "Ray" -- turned out to be right in line with nominations and awards from a number of Oscar bellwethers, including the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards and the Producers Guild of America Awards.

Miramax and Warner Bros.' "The Aviator" had landed the Golden Globe for best picture (drama), was a Critics' Choice best picture nominee, won the PGA's best picture award, and will compete for a the best ensemble cast prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on February 5.

Fox Searchlight Pictures' "Sideways" went home from the Globes with a best picture (musical/comedy) win, was the Critics' Choice best picture winner and received a SAG best ensemble nomination.

Miramax's "Finding Neverland," Warner Bros.' "Million Dollar Baby," and Universal's "Ray" each received best picture nominations at the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards. They will also compete for SAG's ensemble cast prize.

The films come into the race with certain advantages, but also face some specific problems. The critically acclaimed "Sideways," for instance, must confront the Academy's historic tendency not to take comedy seriously. Since 1934, only nine films that can be described as comedies or dark comedies have won the best picture Oscar, including "American Beauty" (1999), "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) and "Forrest Gump" (1994).

more at

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=entertainmentNews&storyID=661763


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http://us.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/

Welcome to IMDb's Awards Central! We catalog both recent and historical information on hundreds of award ceremonies and film festivals. Whether you're looking for the latest Golden Globes winners or the results of the 1947 Oscar® race, you'll find it here.

  • Aviator, The (2004)

  • Finding Neverland
    (2004)
    -
    Richard N. Gladstein
    ;
    Nellie Bellflower

  • Million Dollar Baby
    (2004)

  • Ray (2004/I)

  • Sideways (2004) -
    Michael London
    (II)


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  • Aviator, The (2004)
    - Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Finding Neverland
    (2004)
    - Johnny Depp

  • Hotel Rwanda (2004)
    - Don Cheadle

  • Million Dollar Baby
    (2004)
    - Clint
    Eastwood

  • Ray (2004/I) -
    Jamie Foxx


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    Best Actress

  • Being Julia (2004)
    - Annette Bening

  • Eternal Sunshine of
    the Spotless Mind (2004)
    -
    Kate Winslet

  • Maria Full of Grace
    (2004)
    -
    Catalina Sandino Moreno

  • Million Dollar Baby
    (2004)
    - Hilary
    Swank

  • Vera Drake (2004)
    - Imelda Staunton

    
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    Best Actor

  • Aviator, The (2004)
    - Alan Alda

  • Closer (2004/I) -
    Clive Owen

  • Collateral (2004)
    - Jamie Foxx

  • Million Dollar Baby
    (2004)
    -
    Morgan Freeman (I)

  • Sideways (2004) -
    Thomas Haden
    Church


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    http://oscar.com

    That's the official site. But the Academy site is

    http://oscars.org

    The nominations:

    Performance by an actor in a leading role


    Don Cheadle in “Hotel Rwanda” (United Artists in association with Lions Gate Entertainment through MGM Distribution Co.)


    Johnny Depp in “Finding Neverland” (Miramax)


    Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)


    Clint Eastwood in “Million Dollar Baby” (Warner Bros.)


    Jamie Foxx in “Ray” (Universal)



    Performance by an actor in a supporting role


    Alan Alda in “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)

    Thomas Haden Church in “Sideways” (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)


    Jamie Foxx in “Collateral” (DreamWorks and Paramount)


    Morgan Freeman in “Million Dollar Baby” (Warner Bros.)


    Clive Owen in “Closer” (Sony Pictures Releasing)



    Performance by an actress in a leading role


    Annette Bening in “Being Julia” (Sony Pictures Classics)


    Catalina Sandino Moreno in “Maria Full of Grace” (HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features)


    Imelda Staunton in “Vera Drake” (Fine Line Features, Alain Sarde and UK Film Council in association with Inside Track Films)


    Hilary Swank in “Million Dollar Baby” (Warner Bros.)


    Kate Winslet in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (Focus Features)



    Performance by an actress in a supporting role


    Cate Blanchett in “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)


    Laura Linney in “Kinsey” (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)


    Virginia Madsen in “Sideways” (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)


    Sophie Okonedo in “Hotel Rwanda” (United Artists in association with Lions Gate Entertainment through MGM Distribution Co.)


    Natalie Portman in “Closer” (Sony Pictures Releasing)



    Best animated feature film of the year


    “The Incredibles” ( Buena Vista ) Brad Bird


    “Shark Tale” (DreamWorks) Bill Damaschke


    “Shrek 2” (DreamWorks) Andrew Adamson



    Achievement in art direction


    “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)
    Art Direction: Dante Ferretti
    Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo


    “Finding Neverland” (Miramax)
    Art Direction: Gemma Jackson
    Set Decoration: Trisha Edwards


    “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Paramount and DreamWorks)
    Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs
    Set Decoration: Cheryl A. Carasik


    “The Phantom of the Opera” (Warner Bros.)
    Art Direction: Anthony Pratt
    Set Decoration: Celia Bobak


    “A Very Long Engagement” (Warner Independent Pictures)
    Art Direction: Aline Bonetto



    Achievement in cinematography


    “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)
    Robert Richardson


    “House of Flying Daggers” (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Zhao Xiaoding


    “The Passion of the Christ” (Icon and Newmarket )
    Caleb Deschanel


    “The Phantom of the Opera” (Warner Bros.)
    John Mathieson


    “A Very Long Engagement” (Warner Independent Pictures)
    Bruno Delbonnel



    Achievement in costume design


    “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)
    Sandy Powell


    “Finding Neverland” (Miramax)
    Alexandra Byrne


    “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Paramount and DreamWorks)
    Colleen Atwood

    “Ray” (Universal)
    Sharen Davis


    “Troy” (Warner Bros.)
    Bob Ringwood



    Achievement in directing


    “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)
    Martin Scorsese


    “Million Dollar Baby” (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood


    “Ray” (Universal) Taylor Hackford

    “Sideways” (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox) Alexander Payne


    “Vera Drake” (Fine Line Features, Alain Sarde and UK Film Council in association with Inside Track Films) Mike Leigh



    Best documentary feature


    “Born into Brothels” (THINKFilm)
    A Red Light Films, Inc. Production
    Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski


    “The Story of the Weeping Camel” (THINKFilm)
    A Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München Production
    Luigi Falorni and Byambasuren Davaa



    “Super Size Me” (Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn Films)
    A Kathbur Productions/The Con Production
    Morgan Spurlock



    “Tupac: Resurrection” ( Paramount )
    An MTV - Amaru Entertainment, Inc. Production
    Lauren Lazin and Karolyn Ali


    “Twist of Faith”
    A Chain Camera Pictures Production
    Kirby Dick and Eddie Schmidt



    Best documentary short subject


    “Autism Is a World”
    A State of the Art Production
    Gerardine Wurzburg


    “The Children of Leningradsky”
    A Hanna Polak Production
    Hanna Polak and Andrzej Celinski


    “Hardwood”
    A Hardwood Pictures and National Film Board of Canada Production
    Hubert Davis and Erin Faith Young

    “Mighty Times: The Children’s March”
    A Tell the Truth Pictures Production
    Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston

    “Sister Rose’s Passion”
    A New Jersey Studios Production
    Oren Jacoby and Steve Kalafer




    Achievement in film editing


    “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)
    Thelma Schoonmaker


    “Collateral” (DreamWorks and Paramount )
    Jim Miller and Paul Rubell

    “Finding Neverland” (Miramax)
    Matt Chesse


    “Million Dollar Baby” (Warner Bros.)
    Joel Cox


    “Ray” (Universal)
    Paul Hirsch



    Best foreign language film of the year


    “As It Is in Heaven”
    A GF Studios Production
    Sweden


    “The Chorus (Les Choristes)”
    A Galatée Films/Pathé Renn/France 2 Cinema/Novo Arturo Films/Vega Film AG Production
    France


    “Downfall”
    A Constantin Film Production
    Germany


    “The Sea Inside”
    A Sogecine and Himenóptero Production
    Spain


    “Yesterday”
    A Videovision Entertainment Production
    South Africa



    Achievement in makeup


    “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”
    ( Paramount and DreamWorks)
    Valli O’Reilly and Bill Corso


    “The Passion of the Christ”
    (Icon and Newmarket )
    Keith Vanderlaan and Christien Tinsley


    “The Sea Inside”
    (Fine Line Features and Sogepaq)
    Jo Allen and Manuel García



    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)


    “Finding Neverland” (Miramax) Jan A.P. Kaczmarek


    “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (Warner Bros.) John Williams


    “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Paramount and DreamWorks) Thomas Newman


    “The Passion of the Christ” (Icon and Newmarket ) John Debney


    “The Village” ( Buena Vista ) James Newton Howard




    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)


    “Accidentally In Love” from “Shrek 2” (DreamWorks)
    Music by Adam Duritz, Charles Gillingham, Jim Bogios, David Immergluck, Matthew Mallery and David Bryson
    Lyric by Adam Duritz and Daniel Vickrey


    “Al Otro Lado Del Río” from “The Motorcycle Diaries” (Focus Features and Film Four)
    Music and Lyric by Jorge Drexler


    “Believe” from “The Polar Express” (Warner Bros.)
    Music and Lyric by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri


    “Learn To Be Lonely” from “The Phantom of the Opera” (Warner Bros.)
    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Lyric by Charles Hart


    “Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)” from “The Chorus (Les Choristes)” (Miramax)
    Music by Bruno Coulais
    Lyric by Christophe Barratier



    Best motion picture of the year


    “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)
    A Forward Pass/Appian Way /IMF Production
    Nominees are still to be determined.



    “Finding Neverland” (Miramax)
    A FilmColony Production
    Richard N. Gladstein and Nellie Bellflower, Producers


    “Million Dollar Baby” (Warner Bros.)
    A Warner Bros. Pictures Production
    Nominees are still to be determined.


    “Ray” (Universal)
    A Universal Pictures/Bristol Bay Production
    Nominees are still to be determined.


    “Sideways” (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
    A Sideways Productions, Inc. Production
    Michael London, Producer



    Best animated short film


    “Birthday Boy” An Australian Film, TV and Radio School Production
    Sejong Park and Andrew Gregory


    “Gopher Broke”
    A Blur Studio Production
    Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller


    “Guard Dog”
    A Bill Plympton Production
    Bill Plympton


    “Lorenzo”
    A Walt Disney Pictures Production
    Mike Gabriel and Baker Bloodworth


    “Ryan”
    A Copper Heart Entertainment & National Film Board of Canada Production
    Chris Landreth



    Best live action short film


    “Everything in This Country Must”
    A Six Mile LLC Production
    Gary McKendry


    “Little Terrorist”
    An Alipur Films Production
    Ashvin Kumar


    “7:35 in the Morning ( 7:35 de la Mañana)”
    An Ibarretxe & Co. Production
    Nacho Vigalondo


    “Two Cars, One Night”
    A Defender Films Limited Production
    Taika Waititi and Ainsley Gardiner



    “Wasp”
    A Cowboy Films Production
    Andrea Arnold



    Achievement in sound editing


    “The Incredibles” ( Buena Vista ) Michael Silvers and Randy Thom


    “The Polar Express” (Warner Bros.) Randy Thom and Dennis Leonard


    “Spider-Man 2” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Paul N.J. Ottosson



    Achievement in sound mixing


    “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)
    Tom Fleischman and Petur Hliddal


    “The Incredibles” ( Buena Vista )
    Randy Thom, Gary A. Rizzo and Doc Kane


    “The Polar Express” (Warner Bros.)
    Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands and William B. Kaplan


    “Ray” (Universal)
    Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer and Steve Cantamessa


    “Spider-Man 2” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
    Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Joseph Geisinger



    Achievement in visual effects


    “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (Warner Bros.)
    Roger Guyett, Tim Burke, John Richardson and Bill George


    “I, Robot” (20th Century Fox)
    John Nelson, Andrew R. Jones, Erik Nash and Joe Letteri


    “Spider-Man 2” (Sony Pictures Releasing) John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara and John Frazier



    Adapted screenplay


    “Before Sunset” (Warner Independent Pictures)
    Screenplay by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke
    Story by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan


    “Finding Neverland” (Miramax)
    Screenplay by David Magee


    “Million Dollar Baby” (Warner Bros.)
    Screenplay by Paul Haggis


    “The Motorcycle Diaries” (Focus Features and Film Four)
    Screenplay by José Rivera


    “Sideways” (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
    Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor



    Original screenplay


    “The Aviator” (Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group and Warner Bros.)
    Written by John Logan


    “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (Focus Features)
    Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman
    Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michel Gondry & Pierre Bismuth


    “Hotel Rwanda” (United Artists in association with Lions Gate Entertainment through MGM Distribution Co.)
    Written by Keir Pearson & Terry George


    “The Incredibles” ( Buena Vista )
    Written by Brad Bird


    “Vera Drake” (Fine Line Features, Alain Sarde and UK Film Council in association with Inside Track Films)
    Written by Mike Leigh









    rev. 01.25.2005




    Academy of Motion Picture
    Arts and Sciences
    Academy Foundation
    8949 Wilshire Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, California 90211
    Phone: 310-247-3000
    Fax: 310-859-9351
    E-mail: ampas@oscars.org
    Legal Notices



    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
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    The Academy Awards®, affectionately known as the Oscars®, are the oldest, best known, most influential, most prestigious, and famous of film awards. The awards (and gold-plated statuettes) have been presented annually (the first awards ceremony was held in May of 1929) by a non-profit professional organization - the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), based in Beverly Hills, California, and founded in 1927. Pricewaterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) has managed the Academy Awards balloting process since 1935 - all but the first six years of the Oscars. Ever since 1941, when their now-famous confidential envelope system was introduced, marking the first year of complete secrecy, "the Envelope Please" has become a familiar phrase that evokes the thought of the Academy Awards® ceremony.

    Except for the early years of the institution, the awards honored films made during the previous 12-month calendar year. [At first, to be eligible for an award, a film had to open in Los Angeles during the twelve months ending on July 31 of the preceding year. To allow each ceremony to cover films for a single calendar year - matching the eligibility period, the 1932/33 awards were based on a 17-month qualifying period. Ever since then, beginning with the 1934 awards ceremony, all awards have been based on openings in the previous calendar year.] Until 1954, the Oscars were presented mostly on a Thursday evening. From 1955 to 1958, they were presented on a Wednesday. From 1959 until 1998 the Oscars were, with a few exceptions, presented on a Monday night. Only since 1999 has the Awards ceremony taken place on a Sunday (traditionally in March). In 2004, the ceremony was moved even earlier to improve ratings and to be more relevant to the awards 'season'.

    The establishment of the Academy (and its awards system) has had a major effect and influence upon the film industry, due to the enormous boost a nomination or award (for a film or actor) creates, by giving prestige and bottom-line profits to a studio or performer. Studios have often engaged in expensive marketing and advertising campaigns to sway votes. Although the Academy has, with limited success, tried to limit the influences of pressure groups and promotion, box office gross receipts, studio public relations and marketing, sentimentality and personal popularity, "prestige" or epic scale, those influences have had a decided effect upon the outcome of some of the poll results. Especially since the 80s, moneymaking 'formula-made' blockbusters have often been crowd-pleasing titans, but they haven't necessarily been great films with depth or critical acclaim by any measure.

    from

    http://www.filmsite.org/oscars.html

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 123 of 167: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Jan 29, 2005 (12:11) * 2 lines 
     
    we've seen finding neverland (which was very good), planning to see sideways and the aviator this week... what's appalling to me is that eternal sunshine, one of the best films i've ever seen, wasn't nominated, and carrey was snubbed again...
    eastwood's film will win, i think, though i doubt we'll ever see it... a film about boxing is still, no matter how high the quality, a film about, well, boxing... impossible to get enthused about it...

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 124 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jan 30, 2005 (16:53) * 1 lines 
     
    After watching Charley Rose's interviews with Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood I'd tend to go see it. Those interviews got me going about seeing it. Catch the reruns on PBS if you get a chance, because PBS does lots of reruns of this show.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 125 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jan 31, 2005 (02:36) * 32 lines 
     

    LOS ANGELES, CA: The winners of the 2004 Directors Guild of America Outstanding
    Directorial Achievement Awards and the recipients of the DGA's 2005 Career
    Achievement Awards were announced tonight at the 57th Annual DGA Awards Dinner
    at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

    For the nineteenth time, Actor/Director/Comedian Carl Reiner hosted the Awards
    ceremony before an audience of 1,200 guests. The presenters included: DGA
    President Michael Apted; Mischa Barton (The O.C.); Jason Bateman (Arrested
    Development); DGA Board member LeVar Burton; Sandra Oh and Paul Giamatti
    (Sideways); Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives); Regina King and Kerry
    Washington (Ray); Diane Lane (Unfaithful); Director Garry Marshall (The Princess
    Diaries); Ian McShane (Deadwood); Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica); DGA
    Second Vice President Ed Sherin; Abby Singer; Academy Award® winner Halle Berry
    (Monster's Ball); DGA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Steven Spielberg; and
    77th Annual Academy Award® nominees: Cate Blanchett (The Aviator), Leonardo
    DiCaprio (The Aviator), Thomas Haden Church (Sideways), Jamie Foxx (Ray and
    Collateral), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Virginia Madsen (Sideways),
    Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace) and Hilary Swank (Million Dollar
    Baby).

    The DGA's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has
    traditionally served as a near-perfect barometer for the Academy Award for Best
    Director. Only six times since the DGA Award's inception in 1949 has the winner
    not gone on to receive the Academy Award for Best Director.

    The winners of the 2004 Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding
    Directorial Achievement, and the recipients of the Guild's 2005 Career
    Achievement Awards, are listed in the next response.

    from http://dga.org


    
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    Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2004
    CLINT EASTWOOD
    Million Dollar Baby (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    Mr. Eastwood's Directorial Team:
    Unit Production Manager: Tim Moore
    First Assistant Director: Robert Lorenz
    Second Assistant Director: Donald Murphy
    Second Second Assistant Director: Katie Carroll
    Additional Second Assistant Director: Ryan D. Craig

    This is Mr. Eastwood’s second DGA Feature Film Award. His prior win was for
    Unforgiven (1992) and he also received a nomination for Mystic River (2003).



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    Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies For Television for 2004
    JOE SARGENT
    Something the Lord Made
    (HBO)
    Mr. Sargent's Directorial Team:
    Unit Production Manager: Karyn McCarthy
    First Assistant Director: Michele Ziegler
    Second Assistant Director: Joseph Incaprera
    Second Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan

    This is Sargent's third win out of seven previous DGA nominations. He won the
    DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television in
    1973 for The Marcus Nelson Murders. That year he also won the DGA Television
    Award for Most Outstanding TV Director 1973. Sargent's previous nominations
    include: For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story in 2000; A Lesson Before
    Dying in 1999; Miss Evers' Boys in 1997; World War II: When Lions Roared in
    1994; and Miss Rose White in 1992.

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    Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night for 2004
    WALTER HILL
    Deadwood – Pilot
    HBO
    Mr. Hill's Directorial Team:
    Unit Production Manager: Gregg Feinberg
    First Assistant Director: James Hensz
    Second Assistant Director: Kenneth B. Roth
    Second Second Assistant Director: Kevin Turley

    This is Hill's first DGA Award.

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    Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2004
    TIMOTHY M. VAN PATTEN
    Sex and the City
    "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux"
    HBO
    Mr. Van Patten's Directorial Team:
    Unit Production Managers: Jane Raab, Margo Myers
    First Assistant Director: Bettiann Fishman
    Second Assistant Director: Peter Soldo

    This is Van Patten’s second win in the Comedy Series category out of four DGA
    Award nominations. In 2003, he won the DGA Award in the Comedy Series category
    for "Boy Interrupted" (Sex and the City). In 2002, he was nominated in the
    Dramatic Series Night category for "Whoever Did This" (The Sopranos). This year,
    he was also nominated in the Dramatic Series Night category for "Long Term
    Parking" (The Sopranos).

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    Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety for 2004
    BRUCE GOWERS
    Genius: A Night For Ray Charles
    CBS
    Mr. Gowers' Directorial Team:
    Associate Directors: Laura Lyons, Paige Rabban Hadley, Leslie Wilson
    Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Valdez Flagg, Harve Levine, Dency Nelson, Jacqueline Stathis, Debbie Williams

    This was Gowers' first DGA Award win. He was also nominated for Fleetwood Mac
    Reunion Special in 1997.

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    Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for 2004
    BRUCE BARRY

    Guiding Light
    Episode #14,321
    CBS
    Mr. Barry's Directorial Team:
    Associate Director: Tracey Bryggman
    Stage Managers: Ann Vettel, Adam Reist
    Production Associate: Jan Conklin

    This is Barry's first DGA Award out of five nominations for Daytime Serials. His
    previous nominations – in 2000, 1996, 1995 and 1993 – were all for episodes of
    Guiding Light.


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    Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2004
    BYAMBASUREN DAVAA & LUIGI FALORNI

    The Story of the Weeping Camel
    (Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel)

    This is Davaa & Falorni's first DGA Award.

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    Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2004
    NOAM MURRO

    Production Company:
    Biscuit Filmworks
    Carry, Adidas - TBWA Chiat/Day San Francisco
    First Assistant Director: Gary Feil
    Second Assistant Directors: Robert Kay,
    Brian Stevens, James Veal
    Glen, Starbucks - Fallon, NY
    First Assistant Director: James Giovannetti
    Second Assistant Director: Susie Balaban
    Toy Boat, eBay - Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
    First Assistant Director: Gary Feil
    Second Assistant Directors: Robert Kay, James Veal

    This is Murro's first DGA Award. He was previously nominated in 2003 and 2002
    for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials.

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    Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs for 2004
    STUART GILLARD
    Going to the Mat
    Disney Channel
    Mr. Gillard's Directorial Team:
    Unit Production Manager: Donald Schain
    First Assistant Director: Matias Alvarez
    Second Assistant Director: Miriam Footer
    Second Second Assistant Director: Christopher Barnes

    This is Gillard's first DGA Award.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Special Awards 2004
    DGA Presidents Award
    GILBERT CATES

    For Leadership and Extraordinary Efforts in Enhancing the Welfare and Image of
    the Directors Guild of America and the Industry.

    Frank Capra Achievement Award

    HERB ADELMAN

    For an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager in Recognition of Career
    Achievement in the Industry and Service to the Directors Guild of America.

    Franklin J. Schaffner
    Achievement Award

    STANLEY FAER

    For an Associate Director or Stage Manager in Recognition of Career Achievement
    in the Industry and Service to the Directors Guild of America.


    DGA Diversity Award

    STEPHEN McPHERSON

    For Outstanding Commitment to and Leadership in the Hiring of Women and Ethnic
    Minorities in DGA Categories.




    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 127 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Feb 25, 2005 (11:13) * 22 lines 
     
    Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars:
    [Cinema India, Bollywood]: Mumbai, Feb 25 : Aishwarya Rai's certainly out for the kill abroad - sources say the Oscar organisers have invited her to present a trophy at the awards ceremony Sunday!

    "It's a unique honour for an Indian entertainer, and one that Ash shouldn't miss for the world," exults Gurinder Chadha, who directed her in "Bride and Prejudice".

    Just one hitch, though. She will be shooting for Chadha's husband Paul Berges' "Mistress Of Spices" on the night before the ceremony.

    Aishwarya is currently shooting for the film in Britain. The film's US distributors, the prestigious Miramax, have opted for a large number of prints of "Bride & Prejudice" in the second week.

    So will Aishwarya miss this unique moment of glory?

    Says Chadha, "Miramax is very keen to get to the Oscars. Frankly, so am I. But the problem is my husband thinks our film is more important. And I agree. Ash's schedule with Paul ends Saturday night.

    "We'll try to get her out into the US the same night. I'm attending the Oscars as the date for Sid Ganis, who's the deputy chairperson of the Academy awards and is going to produce my next film 'I Dream Of Jeannie'.

    "I hope and pray Ash can make it too. It's a big honour."

    On a more humorous note, Chadha rubbishes a story in an Indian daily about her son's marriage to a Japanese girl. "What son? Whose marriage? I don't have a son!" she shoots back incredulously.

    --Indo-Asian News Service



    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 128 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (20:34) * 3 lines 
     
    Watching the Oscars. Chris Rock rocked. The bit about the Gap was very funny. The one about the guy being $70 trillion short in the register and starting a war with the Banana Republic. Renee Zellwegger looked slim and hot in her red gown with the white trip on top.

    I was pulling for Morgan Freeman in Million Dollar Baby. He was up against Clive Owen. And Morgan got it. His first academy award after 4 nominations.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 129 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (20:40) * 1 lines 
     
    Robin Williams rocked too in his intro of animated features. The Incredibles got it.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 130 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (20:47) * 1 lines 
     
    Beyonce sang a beautiful French song and looked incredible.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 131 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (20:57) * 3 lines 
     
    The "technocrane" got an award. From Scarlet Johanssen. At the Scientific and Technical Awards.

    A hoarse Pierce Brosnan shared the stage with a cartoon character and gave the costume design award to Sandy Powell for teh Aviator, a distinguished looking redhead in a proper green dress.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 132 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:02) * 1 lines 
     
    Tim Robbins gave the supporting actress award. I was pulling for Laura Linney in the Kinsey movies. The Oscar went to Kate Blanchette in the Aviator. My second choice. She played Katherine Hepburn. She said she hoped her son would marry Martin Scorcese's daughter.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 133 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:05) * 1 lines 
     
    Whoopi Goldberg did a tribute to Johnny Carson, shown in several clips of his stint as Oscar host.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 134 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:08) * 1 lines 
     
    Leonardo DeCaprio gave the documentary award. Michael Moore wasn't nominated. Born in to Brothers, Supersize Me, Tupac were nominated. And Born in to Brothels won, Zanna Briskie and Ross Kauffman. Zana. Zana looked amazing.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 135 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:10) * 1 lines 
     
    Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom gave the award for film editing. Aviator. Collateral. Finding Neverland. Million Dollar Baby. Ray. The Aviator's Thelma Schoonmaker won. She thanked Scorcese.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 136 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:13) * 1 lines 
     
    Mike Myers introduced the song Accidentally in Love from Shrek song by the Counting Crows. The lead singer had a striking mop top dreadlock haircut.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 137 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:19) * 3 lines 
     
    It looked like there were a lot of empty seats!

    Catherine Zeta Jones. Mix up. Chris Rock subbed for czj. Adam Sandler gave the award for the adapted screenplay. I was rooting for After Sunrise and the Motorcycle Diaries. Oscar went to Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor for Sideways. One of them thanked his wife Sandra Oh.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 138 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:21) * 10 lines 
     
    ZZ Yang gave the award for visual effects.

    They were all on stage.

    Harry Potter.
    I, Robot.
    Spider-Man 2

    Winner: John Dykstra for Spider-Man 2. His 2nd Oscar. Scott Stokdyk was one of the co-winners.


    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 139 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:33) * 3 lines 
     
    Al Pacino gave the Honorary Oscar to Sidney Lummett. 12 Angry Men. The Pawnbroker. Stagestruck. Long Say's Journey in to Night. Bye Bye Braverman. The Group. Fail Safe. The Hill. Serpico. Q&A. Prince of the City. Night Falls on Manhattan. Network. Murder on the Orient Express. The Wiz. The Morning After. Equus. The Pawnbroker. Deathtrap. Family Business. Anderson Tapes. Dog Day Afternoon. Power. The Verdict. Find Me Guilty in production. A Lifetime of Acheivement.

    He thanked his family. Piety, Amy, Jenny.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 140 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:38) * 6 lines 
     
    Beyonce sang again. Phantom of the Opera. She had some major ice hanging off her ears and neck.

    Andrew Lloyd Weber on the piano.

    I don't think this song will get it, nice as it is.


    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 141 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:44) * 9 lines 
     
    Chris introduced "comedy superstar" Jeremy Irons, who said, so nice to be recognized at last. He gave the award to Wasp, Andrea Arnold. One of the nominees was asleep in their chair.

    Laura Linney gave the award for best animated cartoon. Birthday Boy. Gopher Broke. Lorenzo. Guard Dog. Ryan.

    Ryan won. Chris Landreth. He thanked the Canada Council for the Arts.

    Kate Winslett. Cinematographers. Aviator. House of Flying Dragons. Passion of Christ. Phantom of the Opera. Very Long Engagement.

    Robert Richardson won. The Aviator.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 142 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (21:56) * 7 lines 
     
    Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayak looked so alike! They gave the award for sound mixing.

    Aviator. Incredibles. Polar Express. Ray. Spider-Man 2.

    I guess Ray. Got that one right.

    Ray Charles. Of course it deserved great sound.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 143 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (22:06) * 8 lines 
     
    Cruz and Hayak gave the award for sound editing too. Incredibles. Polar Express. Spider-Man 2.

    Oscar went to Michael Silvers for the Incredibles. Randy Thom shared it with him.

    Salma Hayak introduced the song from the Motorcycle Diaries. "not everything is lost. I have seen the light on the other side of the river." First song in Spanish ever to be nominated. Carlos Santana and Antonio Banderas performed it.

    I didn't know Antonio Banderas could sing. He can.


    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 144 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (22:17) * 3 lines 
     
    

    (ice cream break. butter pecan)

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 145 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (22:23) * 46 lines 
     
    Annete Bening introduced Yo Yo Ma and those who left us last year.

    Ronald Reagan.

    Peter Ustinov

    Carrie Snodgrass

    Fay Wray

    Phil Gersh, Agent

    Elmer Bernstein

    Frank Thomas, animator

    Russ Meyer

    Jerry Orbach

    Ralphg Winders

    Robert Thompson

    Howard Keel

    Janet Leight

    Christoper Reeve

    Ossie Davis

    Mercedes McCambridge

    Paul Winfield

    Jerry Goldsmith, composer

    Virginia Mayo

    Tony Randall

    Marlon Brando

    I missed a few.


    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 146 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (22:26) * 8 lines 
     
    Puffy Combs introduced Believe from the Polar Express. Sung by Beyone and Josh Grodin.

    Third song and third dress for Beyonce.

    Her eyeshadow was skillfully matched to her dress for each song.

    I don't get the feeling this song will get it.


    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 147 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (22:30) * 3 lines 
     
    Prince came on. He's totally defined in my mind by SNL Skits.

    Jorge Drexler got it for the Motorcycle Diaries. He sang it and said Gracias, caio.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 148 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (22:37) * 20 lines 
     
    Sean Penn put in a word for Jude Law who Chris Rock dissed.

    Best Actress.

    Annette Bening.

    Katarina Sandina Moreno in Full of Grace.

    Emelda Staunton in Vera Drake.

    Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby.

    Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    Oscar to Hilary Swank. Her second. Her first was for Boys Don't Cry.

    I can't decide if her dress was horrible or great.

    I think she thanked everyone this time.


    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 149 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (22:51) * 17 lines 
     
    >Charlize Theron.
    >
    >Best Actor.
    >
    >Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda.
    >
    >Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland.
    >
    >Leonardo DeCaprio in the Aviator.
    >
    >Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar Baby.
    >
    >Jamie Fox in Ray.
    >
    >I picked Clint Eastwood.
    >
    >The winner. Jamie Foxx in Ray.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 150 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (22:57) * 15 lines 
     
    Julia Roberts presented for best picture.

    Not. Directing.

    Martin Scorcese
    Clint Eastwood
    Taylor Hackford
    Alexander Payne
    Mike Lee

    Clint got it. And it was Mike Leigh.

    He brought his 96 year old mom along.

    He made the picture in 37 days.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 151 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (23:02) * 17 lines 
     
    Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand gave the award for best picture.

    Aviator.

    Finding Neverland.

    Million Dollar Baby.

    Ray.

    Sideways.

    The winner was Million Dollar Baby.

    "I'm so happy to give this to you again Clint," said Barbara.

    And that was the show.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 152 of 167: Kathryn W.  (Kathryn) * Sun, Feb 27, 2005 (23:19) * 1 lines 
     
    Thank you for all your up-dates, Terry, as I can't stand actually watching but want the results. :-)

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 153 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar  1, 2005 (06:49) * 65 lines 
     


    Complete list of winners at the 77th annual Academy Awards, presented Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles:

    Picture: "Million Dollar Baby."

    Actor: Jamie Foxx, "Ray."

    Actress: Hilary Swank, "Million Dollar Baby."

    Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman, "Million Dollar Baby."

    Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, "The Aviator."

    Director: Clint Eastwood, "Million Dollar Baby."

    Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, "Sideways."

    Original Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

    Art Direction: "The Aviator."

    Cinematography: "The Aviator."

    Film Editing: "The Aviator."

    Visual Effects: "Spider-Man 2."

    Sound Mixing: "Ray."

    Sound Editing: "The Incredibles."

    Original Score: "Finding Neverland."

    Original Song: "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" from "The Motorcycle Diaries."

    Costume: "The Aviator."

    Makeup: "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events."

    Foreign Film: "The Sea Inside" (Spain).

    Animated Feature: "The Incredibles."

    Animated Short: "Ryan."

    Documentary Feature: "Born Into Brothels."

    Documentary Short: "Mighty Times: The Children's March."

    Live Action Short: "Wasp."

    ___

    Oscar winners previously announced this year:

    Honorary Academy Award: Sidney Lumet.

    Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Roger Mayer.

    Gordon E. Sawyer Award (technical achievement): Takuo Miyagishima.

    Scientific and Technical Oscars: Horst Burbulla, Jean-Marie Lavalou, Alain Masseron and David Samuelson.



    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 154 of 167: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (14:11) * 6 lines 
     
    A girly page, if I ever saw one

    http://teens4planetearth.com/2922444/girlshome

    "If you’re one of those girls who can’t get enough of all things nature-related, this is the site for you! Many young women have turned their ideas into amazing environmental projects, making a real difference in their communities. Now you can too."


    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 155 of 167: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (14:12) * 3 lines 
     
    Posted by mistake in the wrong topic, this goes in another topic in "Geo".

    Ooops.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 156 of 167: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Dec 15, 2005 (09:38) * 75 lines 
     
    The National Board of Review doesn't have a televised award show -- but they are useful for those who enjoy handicapping the Oscars. Below are this past year's winners.

    National Board of Review Awards for 2005:

    Best Film
    Good Night, And Good Luck

    Top Ten Films
    Good Night, And Good Luck, Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, History of Violence, Match Point, Memoirs of a Geisha, Munich, Syriana, Walk the Line

    Best Foreign Language Film
    Paradise Now

    Top Five Documentaries
    March of the Penguins, Ballets Russes, Grizzly Man, Mad Hot Ballroom, Murderball

    Top Foreign Films
    Paradise Now, 2046, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Downfall, Walk on Water

    Best Actor
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

    Best Actress
    Felicity Huffman, Transamerica

    Best Supporting Actor
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain

    Best Supporting Actress
    Gong Li, Memoirs of a Geisha

    Best Acting By An Ensemble
    Mrs. Henderson Presents

    Breakthrough Performance Actor
    Terrence Howard, Crash, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and Hustle & Flow

    Breakthrough Performance Actress
    Q'Orianka Kilcher, The New World

    Best Director
    Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

    Best Directorial Debut
    Julian Fellowes, Separate Lies

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Stephen Gaghan, Syriana

    Best Original Screenplay
    Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale

    Best Documentary
    March of the Penguins

    Best Animated Feature
    Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

    Best Film or Mini-Series Made for Cable TV
    Lackawanna Blues

    Career Achievement Award
    Jane Fonda

    Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Directing
    David Cronenberg

    Career Achievement - Music Composition
    Howard Shore

    William K. Everson Award for Film History
    George Feltenstein

    Special Recognition For Excellence In Filmmaking
    (Listed Alphabetically) Breakfast on Pluto, Cape of Good Hope, The Dying Gaul, Everything Is Illuminated, Hustle & Flow, Junebug, Layer Cake, Lord of War, Nine Lives, The Thing About My Folks, The Upside of Anger

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 157 of 167: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Dec 15, 2005 (09:42) * 25 lines 
     
    More for the Oscar handicapper from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

    Here’s a full look at all Boston Society of Film Critics winners:

    Best Picture - Brokeback Mountain

    Best Actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

    Best Actress - Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

    Best Supporting Actress - Catherine Keener, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Capote, The Ballad of Jack and Rose

    Best Supporting Actor - Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man

    Best Screenplay - Dan Futterman, Capote

    Best Foreign Language Film - Kung Fu Hustle

    Best Cinematography - Good Night, and Good Luck

    Best Ensemble - Syriana

    Best Documentary - Muderball

    David Brudnoy New Filmmaker Award - Joe Wright, Pride and Prejudice

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 158 of 167: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Dec 15, 2005 (12:46) * 56 lines 
     
    More info for Oscar handicappers. These are very big time awards, if you're in the business. Anyway, that's what I've heard.

    Los Angeles Film Critics Announce 2005 Award Winners

    "Brokeback Mountain" was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced tonight by Henry Sheehan, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was "A History of Violence."

    LAFCA's 31st annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, January 17 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Los Angeles. www.lafca.net

    Other award winners are:

    DIRECTOR: Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"
    - Runner-up: David Cronenberg, "A History of Violence"

    ACTRESS: Vera Farmiga, "Down to the Bone"
    - Runner-up: Judi Dench, "Mrs. Henderson Presents"

    ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"
    - Runner-up: Heath Ledger, "Brokeback Mountain"

    SCREENPLAY: TIE:
    "Capote" by Dan Futterman
    “The Squid and the Whale” by Noah Baumbach

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Catherine Keener, "Capote", “Ballad of Jack and Rose”, “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and “The Interpreter”
    - Runner-up: Amy Adams, "Junebug"

    SUPPORTING ACTOR: William Hurt, "A History of Violence"
    - Runner-up: Frank Langella, "Good Night, And Good Luck"

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Caché" directed by Michael Haneke
    - Runner-up: "2046" directed by Wong Kar Wai

    DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: "Grizzly Man" directed by Werner Herzog
    - Runner-up: "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" directed by Alex Gibney

    PRODUCTION DESIGN: William Chang, "2046"
    - Runner-up: Jim Bissell, "Good Night, And Good Luck."

    ANIMATION: "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (Nick Park and Steve Box)

    MUSIC/SCORE: Joe Hisaishi, Youmi Kimura, "Howl’s Moving Castle"
    - Runner-up: Ryuichi Sakamoto, "Tony Takitani"

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Elswit, "Good Night, And Good Luck"
    - Runner-up: Christopher Doyle, Kwan Pun Leung, & Yiu-Fai Lai, "2046"

    NEW GENERATION: Terrence Howard

    CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Richard Widmark

    INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL: “La Commune (Paris, 1871)” directed by Peter Watkins

    SPECIAL CITATIONS:
    To Film critic Kevin Thomas for his contributions to film culture in Los Angeles.

    To David Shepard, Bruce Posner and the Anthology Film Archive to honor “Unseen Cinema”, an eight-disc set DVD collection of avant-garde, underground films from 1894-1941.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 159 of 167: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Dec 15, 2005 (12:56) * 49 lines 
     
    Okay, more for all of you to use in hadicapping your Oscar picks. These are considered very prestigious awards.


    New York Film Critics Circle 2005 Award Winners

    Best Picture
    Brokeback Mountain

    Best Foreign Film
    2046

    Best Animated Film
    Howl's Moving Castle

    Best Non-Fiction Film
    Grizzly Man

    Best Non-Fiction Film
    White Diamond

    Best First Film
    Capote

    Best Director
    Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

    Best Screenplay
    Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale

    Best Actress
    Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

    Best Actor
    Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain

    Best Supporting Actor
    William Hurt, A History of Violence

    Best Supporting Actress
    Maria Bello, A History of Violence

    Best Cinematographer
    Christopher Doyle, 2046

    Best Cinematographer
    Lai Yiu Fai, 2046

    Best Cinematographer
    Kwan Pun Leung, 2046

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 160 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 16, 2005 (07:07) * 4 lines 
     
    Cheryl, do they miss any movies that might come out between now and the end of 2005?

    When do they close off their nominations?


    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 161 of 167: Dorine  (gomezdo) * Fri, Dec 16, 2005 (07:14) * 1 lines 
     
    They get early press or other screenings or screeners sent to them to see them all in time.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 162 of 167: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Fri, Dec 16, 2005 (08:27) * 1 lines 
     
    Terry, I think that the end of November is pretty much the cut-off point for the major critics' asscociations -- but they are ahead in their viewing comparted to just regular film goers. Dorine is right that they do get early screenings or sometimes special screener dvd's sent to them. Some of the films, especially in the cases of short and feature documentarys, short animations, and live-action shorts are familiar to critics from the film festival circuit.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 163 of 167: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jan 31, 2006 (20:41) * 164 lines 
     
    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    78th Annual Academy Awards Nominations

    PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - CAPOTE
    Terrence Howard - HUSTLE & FLOW
    Heath Ledger - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    Joaquin Phoenix - WALK THE LINE
    David Strathairn - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

    PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    George Clooney - SYRIANA
    Matt Dillon - CRASH
    Paul Giamatti - CINDERELLA MAN
    Jake Gyllenhaal - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    William Hurt - A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

    PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
    Judi Dench - MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
    Felicity Huffman - TRANSAMERICA
    Keira Knightley - PRIDE & PREJUDICE
    Charlize Theron - NORTH COUNTRY
    Reese Witherspoon - WALK THE LINE

    PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    Amy Adams - JUNEBUG
    Catherine Keener - CAPOTE
    Frances McDormand - NORTH COUNTRY
    Rachel Weisz - THE CONSTANT GARDENER
    Michelle Williams - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
    HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
    TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
    WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT

    ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
    GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
    HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
    KING KONG
    MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
    PRIDE & PREJUDICE

    ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
    BATMAN BEGINS
    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
    MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
    THE NEW WORLD

    ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
    CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
    MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
    MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTSPRIDE & PREJUDICE
    WALK THE LINE

    ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    CAPOTE
    CRASH
    GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
    MUNICH

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE
    ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM
    MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
    MURDERBALL
    STREET FIGHT

    BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
    THE DEATH OF KEVIN CARTER: CASUALTY OF THE BANG BANG CLUB
    GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA
    THE MUSHROOM CLUB
    A NOTE OF TRIUMPH: THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN

    ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
    CINDERELLA MAN
    THE CONSTANT GARDENER
    CRASH
    MUNICH
    WALK THE LINE

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
    DON'T TELL
    JOYEUX NOèL
    PARADISE NOW
    SOPHIE SCHOLL - THE FINAL DAYS
    TSOTSI

    ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP
    THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
    CINDERELLA MAN
    STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH

    ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES
    (ORIGINAL SCORE)
    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    THE CONSTANT GARDENER
    MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
    MUNICH
    PRIDE & PREJUDICE

    ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES
    (ORIGINAL SONG)
    "In the Deep" - CRASH
    "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" - HUSTLE & FLOW
    "Travelin' Thru" - TRANSAMERICA

    BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    CAPOTE
    CRASH
    GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
    MUNICH

    BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
    BADGERED
    THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION
    THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO
    9
    ONE MAN BAND

    BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
    AUSREISSER (THE RUNAWAY)
    CASHBACK
    THE LAST FARM
    OUR TIME IS UP
    SIX SHOOTER

    ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
    KING KONG
    MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
    WAR OF THE WORLDS

    ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
    THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
    KING KONG
    MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
    WALK THE LINE
    WAR OF THE WORLDS

    ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
    THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
    KING KONG
    WAR OF THE WORLDS

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    CAPOTE
    THE CONSTANT GARDENER
    A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
    MUNICH

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    CRASH
    GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
    MATCH POINT
    THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
    SYRIANA


    sorry about all the caps, that's how the Oscar.com site published it.


    
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    If you like lists of Academy Award winners, you'll love this:

    http://www.filmsite.org/oscars.html


    2005

    Picture:
    "CRASH," "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Munich"
    Animated Feature Film:
    "WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride"
    Actor:
    PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN in "Capote," Terrence Howard in "Hustle & Flow," Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain," Joaquin Phoenix in "Walk the Line," David Strathairn in "Good Night, and Good Luck"
    Actress:
    REESE WITHERSPOON in "Walk the Line," Judi Dench in "Mrs. Henderson Presents," Felicity Huffman in "Transamerica," Keira Knightley in "Pride & Prejudice," Charlize Theron in "North Country"
    Supporting Actor:
    GEORGE CLOONEY in "Syriana," Matt Dillon in "Crash," Paul Giamatti in "Cinderella Man," Jake Gyllenhaal in "Brokeback Mountain," William Hurt in "A History of Violence"
    Supporting Actress:
    RACHEL WEISZ in "The Constant Gardener," Amy Adams in "Junebug," Catherine Keener in "Capote," Frances McDormand in "North Country," Michelle Williams in "Brokeback Mountain"
    Director:
    ANG LEE for "Brokeback Mountain," George Clooney for "Good Night, and Good Luck," Paul Haggis for "Crash," Bennett Miller for "Capote," Steven Spielberg for "Munich"

    The Academy Award honorees for this year, for the most part, continued the trend away from big-budget, mega-blockbusters and aimed at smaller independent efforts. In recent memory, the last time this happened was in 1996, when four of the five top nominees (The English Patient, Fargo, Secrets & Lies, Shine - and Jerry Maguire) were independent productions.

    Many of the themes of the nominees were focused on sociopolitical issues (corporate corruption), provocative socially-relevant ideas (racial tension and terrorism), and intimate personal themes (gay and transgender). There was a perceived backlash against flashy, "popcorn" Best Picture nominees/winners, such as Gladiator (2000), Chicago (2002), and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003) in this decade. Mega-budget box-office blockbusters that received minimal nominations included:

    * Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong (with only 4 technical nominations, and three wins: Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing)
    * director Andrew Adamson's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (with 3 technical nominations and one win for Best Makeup), an adaptation of C. S. Lewis' second book in Narnia series about good and evil in a magical land
    * Steven Spielberg's sci-fi thriller remake War of the Worlds (with 3 technical nominations)
    * the adaptation of best-seller J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (with only 1 nomination, Best Art Direction) - the fourth Harry Potter film in five years
    * Christopher Nolan's comic-book superhero film Batman Begins (with 1 nomination, Best Cinematography)
    * George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (with 1 nomination, Best Makeup)
    * Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (with 1 nomination, Best Costume Design)

    The five low-budget Best Picture nominees fairly evenly split the major nominations - no film received more than 8 nominations. This was also the first time since 1947 that no picture won more than 3 Oscars. They were all modest in scope, and challenged political, sexual and intellectual mores. Two were biopics. Focus Features topped all other studios with 16 nominations, including its Best picture contender Brokeback Mountain (8), The Constant Gardener (4) and Pride & Prejudice (4). Of the five nominees, only one of them had a budget over $14 million (Spielberg's Munich at $70 million), and three of them were budgeted at about $7 million. The combined gross of all five nominees was a very l0w $187 million, and none of the films grossed more than $53 million at the box-office at the time of the nomination's announcements in late January.

    When the final tally of Oscars was determined, the awards were sparsely divided among all the major film nominees. For the first time in 49 years (since 1956) and only the third time in Oscar's 78-year history (it also occurred in 1952), six different films split the top six Oscars (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress). And this marked the fourth consecutive year that the Best Picture winner wasn't from a major Hollywood studio.

    The Best Picture winner was a major upset sleeper film - Crash (with 6 nominations and three wins, also for Best Film Editing and director Paul Haggis' Best Original Screenplay) - it was an ensemble film about racism involving whites, blacks, Latinos, Koreans, and Iranians that was centered around a killing in Los Angeles which might have been racially motivated. For two consecutive years, therefore, the Best Picture winner was set in Los Angeles (the previous year's winner was Million Dollar Baby (2004)). [Some noted its aggressive studio campaign that sent pre-release DVDs of the film to nearly every person involved in the motion picture industry -- possibly a new trend in future marketing campaigns. Reportedly, Lions Gate Films spent $4 million promoting a film that cost only about $6.5 million to make.]

    Crash was an anomaly winner for many reasons:

    * it was originally released in 2004, but did not qualify for the 2004 Academy Awards because it did not play at least one week in L.A.; when it officially opened in L.A. in May of 2005, it then qualified for Oscars consideration
    * it marked the first time a film-festival acquisition (after its premiere at the September 2004 Toronto Film Festival) won Best Picture
    * at the time of this win, it was no longer playing in theaters (but was available on DVD); short-term memory (sometimes a factor) may have been the reason it was overlooked in the pre-Oscar awards season
    * it won the fewest Oscars for a Best Picture winner since Rocky (1976) (both won 3 Oscars)
    * it had only six nominations (the front-runner Brokeback Mountain had 8) - only four times in the past twenty-five years has the Best Picture winner not also been the film with the most nominations
    * it didn't win any acting awards
    * it didn't win Best Director also
    * it was an independent film made on a budget of $6.5 million
    * it had the lowest Best Picture theatrical gross total ($53.4 million) since Best Picture-winning The Last Emperor (1987) (at $44 million), while favored nominee Brokeback Mountain had over twice the box-office results at $120 million worldwide (the highest grossing film of the five nominees)
    * it won the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) ensemble award, the Chicago Critics award (due to strong endorsements by Roger Ebert), and an Image Award - and not much else before the Oscars ceremony
    * it wasn't even nominated for Best Picture by the Golden Globes - (a nomination that has occurred in 18 of the previous 22 years for Best Picture winners); only once, in 1973, did a film that wasn't nominated for the Golden Globe's Best Picture go on to win the Academy Award (that movie was The Sting (1973), and it wasn't nominated because of a mix-up at the Golden Globes over category confusion (drama vs. comedy))
    * it was poorly received by most critics and ratings before the Oscars ceremony: its "metacritic" score (69) was the lowest
    among the Best Picture nominees: Capote (88), Brokeback Mountain (87), Good Night, and Good Luck (80), and Munich (74)
    * critical rankings for films of the year in both Premiere Magazine's and Entertainment Weekly's polling showed it to be way behind the front-runner, Brokeback Mountain
    * it told a personal story with an ensemble cast about a divisive social issue
    * it marked the first time that a film (Brokeback Mountain) that had won the Writer's Guild, Director's Guild, and Producer's Guild awards, did not go on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture - some argued that homophobia was mostly to blame

    The other four nominees for Best Picture were:

    * Brokeback Mountain (with 8 nominations and three wins for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score), a melodrama about two young cowboys who had an unexpected tryst while shepherding in 1963, and how it affected their married lives in the following three decades; the most honored movie in cinematic history (it had more Best Picture and Director wins than previous Oscar winners Schindler's List (1993) and Titanic (1997) combined), it was the critical darling of the media and the expected favorite to win [If it had won the top award, it would have been the first predominately gay-themed film to accomplish that feat]; the film was adapted from an eleven-page 1997 short story by E. Annie Proulx originally published in The New Yorker Magazine
    * Capote (with 6 nominations, and only one win for Best Actor), was a biopic about gay author Truman Capote's journalistic relationship with troubled serial killer Perry Smith while researching his 1966 'non-fiction' book In Cold Blood (later made into the noted film starring Robert Blake), and how the situation ruined his mental health, leading to an early death at the age of 59
    * Good Night, and Good Luck (with 6 nominations and no wins), was a B/W biopic about legendary radio and CBS television news reporter Edward R. Murrow, focusing on his challenging attack in the mid 50s on red-baiting Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and McCarthyism; historical politician McCarthy "played" himself in archival footage, rather than being portrayed by an actor; nominated director George Clooney was also nominated for his Best Original Screenplay
    * Munich (with 5 nominations and no wins), was Steven Spielberg's box-office failure - a political thriller/morality play 'inspired by real events' -- that followed the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich, involving a secret Israeli squad assigned by prime minister Golda Meir to kill those who perpetrated the attack; this was the only film among the top nominees that was 100% underwritten by a major studio (Universal)

    Other notable multiple award winners/nominees were:

    * Chicago (2002) director Rob Marshall's overblown and over-hyped Memoirs of a Geisha (with 6 (mostly technical) nominations including three wins for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction/Set Decoration)
    * the conventional musical biopic Walk the Line (with 5 nominations and only one win for Best Actress) from director James Mangold based on Johnny Cash's own books Man in Black and Cash: The Autobiography
    * Traffic (2000) screenwriter Stephen Gaghan's similarly-convoluted Syriana (with a win for Best Supporting Actor for George Clooney and a nomination for Best Original Screenplay), which focused on oil companies' effects on geopolitics

    All five of the Best Picture-nominated directors were nominated for Best Director - the first occurrence in 24 years! This was very rare and happened only three other times in Oscar history: 1957, 1964, and 1981. [Note: Of the five nominees, only Steven Spielberg has been a beneficiary both times - in 1981, Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) was nominated in both categories.]

    The Best Director winner was veteran director Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (he was previously nominated for directing and producing the foreign-language film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - the best Foreign Language Film winner!). He was notable for being the first Asian (or non-white) filmmaker to win the top film-making honor. The only other nominated veteran director was six-time Best Director-nominated and two-time Best Director winner Steven Spielberg, for Munich -- (previously winning three Oscars: Best Director for Best Picture-winning Schindler's List (1993) and Best Director for Saving Private Ryan (1998)). Spielberg was also nominated for producing Munich.

    Two other Best Director nominees, both first-timers, also attained milestones in Oscar history:

    * actor/director George Clooney was nominated for Good Night, and Good Luck (his second feature film)
    [Note: With two of his three nominations this year, the first nominations in his career, George Clooney was the first to receive directing and acting nominations for two different films in the same year. He didn't win any awards for Good Night, and Good Luck, however]
    * Canadian director/writer/producer Paul Haggis was nominated for his directorial debut film Crash (he received his 2nd-4th career nominations, for Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture (Producer), and Best Director for the film)
    [Note: With his two Academy Awards Oscars, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, he became the first person to have written two consecutive Best Pictures (he wrote the screenplay for last year's Million Dollar Baby (2004))]

    The fifth Best Director nominee was Bennett Miller (with his first nomination) for his first narrative feature film Capote.

    Special mention should be made of the fact that Woody Allen earned his 14th career writing nomination (all for Best Original Screenplay) for Match Point - it was his 21st career nomination. He has won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar twice, for Annie Hall (1977) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), the only Allen films nominated for Best Picture, and he won the Best Director Oscar for Annie Hall (1977). The next closest nominee remained Billy Wilder, with 12 career writing nominations and 3 career writing wins.

    For the first time in the short history of the Best Animated Feature Film category, none of the three nominees were CGI films, although that could be accounted for since Pixar (winner of last year's award for The Incredibles (2004)) took the year off. All three were only moderately successful, scarcely making $100 million in total. The winner was: Aardman Animation's second feature-length 'claymation' and first feature-length Wallace and Gromit film from co-directors Nick Park and Steve Box (with this being his third Oscar win) - Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, about eccentric, cheese-loving inventor Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis) and his faithful mute dog assistant Gromit. This was the first stop-motion/'claymation' film to win the Best Animated Feature award.

    [Nick Park's prior Wallace and Gromit short films, A Grand Day Out (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993), and A Close Shave (1995) were all nominated for Best Animated Short Oscars, with the latter two winning, and the former losing to another of Park's nominated short films Creature Comforts (1989) - giving him his first Oscar. This Oscar, his fourth, maintained Park's streak of winning every category he'd been nominated for.]

    The other nominees in the Best Animated Feature Film category were:

    * famed anime director Hayao Miyazaki's traditionally cel-animated Howl's Moving Castle (aka Hauru no ugoku shiro), about a young girl who was transformed by a jealous witch into an old woman, and fell in love with a brash young sorceror [Note: In the second year of this category, Miyazaki won the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award for his enchanting fantasy Spirited Away (2002)]
    * producer/director Tim Burton's macabre stop-motion animated Tim Burton's Corpse Bride about a shy, bumbling groom-to-be Victor (voice of Johnny Depp) who accidentally married a recently dead, wedding dress-wearing woman (voice of Helena Bonham Carter) [Note: Unbelievably, this was the first Oscar nomination for the long-neglected producer/director Tim Burton, who was overlooked for Best Director for such films as Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999) and Big Fish (2003)]

    The Best Documentary Feature category featured among its five nominees three strong contenders, with the winner: Luc Jacquet's absorbing March of the Penguins - the highest-grossing nature documentary to date (at $77.4 million), about the mating rituals and breeding cycle of flightless Emperor penguins in Antarctica. March of the Penguins was the first nature documentary to win Best Documentary Feature since The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971). The other nominees included:

    * a polished, well-researched, and spellbinding Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room about the rise and scandalous bankruptcy-fall of the 7th largest company in the US - Enron, a major energy company in Texas
    * the disturbing, cautionary nature film Darwin's Nightmare about a socio-economic disaster - how a single invasive species of alien fish (the Nile perch or Lates niloticus), introduced 40-50 years ago, has had a devastating ecological effect upon a thriving Tanzanian biosystem, Lake Victoria - coexisting with the people's famine and poverty

    All four winners in the acting categories were first-time nominees - marking the first time this has happened since 1961 (Maximilian Schell, Sophia Loren, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno). In fact, 14 of the twenty nominees were first-timers, the highest number in nine years! (Four of the six remaining veterans had won one Oscar: William Hurt in 1985, Frances McDormand in 1996, Judi Dench in 1998, and Charlize Theron in 2003. Joaquin Phoenix and Catherine Keener had never won.) The average age of this year's nominees, at the time of the announcement of nominations, was 38, younger when compared to the average of 41 in 2004. Nine of the 20 acting nominees were aged 35 or under - four more than last year - while six of them were in their 20s. Four of the nominees: Matt Dillon, David Strathairn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and George Clooney - finally received nominations after dozens of films and many years in the business.

    Three of the five Best Actor nominations were characterizations of real-life persons, and four of the five nominations were also for first-time nominees.

    The winner in the Best Actor category was 38 year-old Philip Seymour Hoffman (with his first nomination) as squeaky-voiced, effete, eccentric, mentally-deteriorating, pop icon/biographer Truman Capote in Capote [Hoffman had long been considered a perennial Oscar snub, for worthy unnominated roles in Boogie Nights (1997), Happiness (1998), Flawless (1999), Magnolia (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), and Cold Mountain (2003).] His strongest competition came for another nominee portraying a gay/bisexual man: 26 year-old Heath Ledger (with his first nomination), as Wyoming ranch hand Ennis Del Mar who experienced an illicit affair with another cowboy in the ill-fated love story of Brokeback Mountain.

    The remaining three Best Actor nominees included:

    * 36 year-old Terrence Howard (with his first nomination, and the only nominee of color this year) for his breakout role as DJay, a menacing pimp-turned-rapper in Memphis, in the independently-produced Hustle & Flow (with 2 nominations, including a win for Best Song: "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp") (Some argued that his performance should have been nominated in the supporting category)
    * 57 year-old David Strathairn (with his first nomination) as crusading, unflappable television and radio reporter Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck [Strathairn had previously never been recognized - and overlooked for his roles in Matewan (1987), Eight Men Out (1988), City of Hope (1991) and L.A. Confidential (1997)]
    * 31 year-old Joaquin Phoenix (with his second nomination, with a previous supporting role nomination for Gladiator (2000)) as black-clad, troubled country singer Johnny Cash in Walk the Line

    Three of the five Best Actress nominations were for first-time nominees. The winner in the category was 29 year-old Reese Witherspoon (her first nomination) as June Carter, a country-western singer who toured with and eventually married fellow performer Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. [Note: This marked the fifth time that both Best Actor and Best Actress went to portrayals of real-life persons, and the first time since 1980 (when Robert De Niro won as Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980) and Sissy Spacek won for her role as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)).]

    The other Best Actress nominees were:

    * 71 year-old Judi Dench (with her fifth nomination), the most honored acting nominee, as the title character Laura Henderson, a war-time widow who transformed a run-down theater into a flashy nude burlesque revue of showgirls, and battled government censorship in WWII in director Stephen Frears' Mrs. Henderson Presents (with two nominations, including Best Costume Design) [Dench had two previous nominations for lead roles in Mrs. Brown (1997) and Iris (2001), and two nominations for supporting roles in Shakespeare in Love (1998) - for which she won - and Chocolat (2000)]
    * 30 year-old Charlize Theron (with her second nomination, after her win for her leading role in Monster (2003)) as single mother miner Josey Aimes (loosely based on Lois Jenson) who successfully sued her mining company for sexual harassment in North Country (with 2 nominations and no wins)
    * 43 year-old Desperate Housewives ABC-TV sitcom star Felicity Huffman (with her first nomination) in a gender-bending role as Bree, a pre-operative transgendered woman (or male-to-female transsexual) (with the given name of Stanley) who discovered (s)he had fathered a surly, drug-abusing 17-year-old gay hustler named Toby (Kevin Zegers) in the low-budget, independent road film Transamerica (with 2 nominations, including Best Song)
    * 20 year-old Keira Knightley (with her first nomination) as eldest daughter Elizabeth Bennet who had an affair with the older, cynical Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen) in the classic Jane Austen tale of romantic comedy from director Joe Wright, Pride & Prejudice (with 4 nominations and no wins)

    The winner in the Best Supporting Actor category was 44 year-0ld George Clooney as over-the-hill CIA agent Bob Barnes, who became a tortured hostage while investigating an oil company conspiracy in Syriana (Clooney also received a Best Director nomination and Best Screenwriting nomination for Good Night, and Good Luck). Clooney was joined by three other first-time nominees:

    * 38 year-old Paul Giamatti, for his performance as underdog James J. Braddock's (Russell Crowe) Depression-era boxing trainer/corner man Joe Gould in Cinderella Man (with 3 nominations). [His nomination followed notable consecutive snubs for his roles in American Splendor (2003) and Sideways (2004) in the previous two years]
    * 41 year-old Matt Dillon, as racist Officer Ryan, who sexually assaulted a black woman (Thandie Newton) in front of her husband (Terrence Howard) during a pat-down in Crash
    * 25 year-old Jake Gyllenhaal, as bisexual, free-spirited married cowboy Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain (a supporting nominee despite his lead role in the film, some argued)

    The remaining Best Supporting Actor nominee was 55 year-old, four-time nominee William Hurt, in a powerfully unsettling, creepy 10-minute role as volatile mobster Richie Cusack in A History of Violence (with 2 nominations, including Best Screenplay Adaptation). [Hurt's prior three nominations were all for lead roles, including a win for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), and nominations for Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987).]

    The winner in the Best Supporting Actress category was 34 year-old Rachel Weisz (with her first Oscar nomination and win) as Tessa, the murdered wife of foreign diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), whose activism against a corrupt pharmaceutical company in a poor Third World African country contributed to her death, in Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles' drama The Constant Gardener (with 4 nominations). The other nominees in the Best Supporting Actress category were:

    * 26 year-old Amy Adams (with her first nomination), as the free-spirited, pregnant North Carolinian high-schooler Ashley, who became dazzled by her sophisticated and worldly new sister-in-law, in director Phil Morrison's low-budget independent film Junebug (the film's sole nomination)
    * 25 year-old Michelle Williams (with her first nomination) as Alma, an understanding young wife who becomes lost and lonely after learning of her Wyoming ranch hand/husband Ennis' (real-life boyfriend Heath Ledger) affair with another cowboy, in Brokeback Mountain
    * 45 year-old Catherine Keener (with her second nomination, after her similar nod for Being John Malkovich (1999)) as To Kill a Mockingbird author Nelle Harper Lee, Truman Capote's childhood friend and confidant, in Capote
    * 48 year-old Frances McDormand (with her fourth career nomination) as Glory - another sexually-harassed coal miner (stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease) in North Country [she was previously nominated twice in a supporting role for Mississippi Burning (1988) and Almost Famous (2000), and won her sole lead nomination for Fargo (1996)].

    Robert Altman received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar for his contributions to motion picture history. His most obvious innovations including the use of multiple storylines and characters, overlapping dialogue, and improvised original performances from large ensemble casts. The iconoclastic 81 year-old writer/director/producer and seven-time Academy Award nominee never won a competitive Oscar. He received five directorial nominations for: the anarchic M*A*S*H (1970) (with five nominations and one win for Best Adapted Screenplay), Nashville (1975) (with five nominations and one win for Best Song), The Player (1992) (with three nominations and no wins), Short Cuts (1993) (with one nomination), and Gosford Park (2001) (with seven nominations and one win for Best Original Screenplay). He also directed such films as the acclaimed McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973) with Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe, California Split (1974), 3 Women (1977), Popeye (1980), Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy
    ean, Jimmy Dean (1982), Vincent & Theo (1990), Prêt-à-Porter/Ready to Wear (1994), Kansas City (1996), and Dr. T and the Women (2000).

    Gary Demos received the honorary Gordon E. Sawyer Award for his pioneering CGI work in such films as TRON (1982) and The Last Starfighter (1984). He had won three technical awards in 1984, 1994 and 1995 for his revolutionary work in film.

    Omissions:

    Contrary to form, George Lucas' sixth and final installment of his galactic epics, that made more than $380 million at the box-office, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (with only 1 nomination, Best Makeup) did not receive an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects. All five previous movies either were recognized in the category or received a Special Achievement Award for the work of his own high-tech company, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

    The biggest omissions of the year overlooked two legendary auteurs:

    * Woody Allen had two 2005 releases that were almost completely overlooked, including two major Best Actress snubs:
    (1) Melinda and Melinda (no nominations), featured Radha Mitchell's dual-role as Melinda in two parallel stories (one tragic, one comedic), as well as Will Ferrell's role in the comic story as Hobie, a married man obsessed with Melinda, and two actors in the tragic story: Chiwetel Ejiofor as Ellis Moonsong, a jazz musician who dumped Melinda for one of her best friends and Brooke Smith as Cassie, Melinda's straightforward, realistic friend.
    (2) Match Point (1 nomination only, for Allen's screenplay), the December-released absorbing erotic thriller, with Scarlett Johansson snubbed as femme fatale American actress Nola Rice, as well as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Irish tennis pro Chris Wilson, involved in a destructive, tragic affair with Nola; also with Emily Mortimer's supporting role as Chris' naive upper-class wife Chloe Hewett
    * Ingmar Bergman's Saraband (no nominations) was a sequel to his classic character study Scenes From a Marriage (1973) with Liv Ullman and Erland Josephson, with snubs for Best Picture, Best Director (Bergman), Best Original Screenplay (Bergman), and the returning leads from the first film portraying ex-spouses who met again after 30 years

    Other films that failed to earn a Best Picture and/or a Best Director nomination included:

    * Rob Marshall's melodramatic Memoirs of a Geisha (with 6 nominations and three wins for Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Cinematography), adapted from Arthur Golden's best-selling faux-autobiography
    * James Mangold's autobiographical musical drama Walk The Line (with 5 nominations including two major nominations for its lead performers, and only one win for Best Actress)
    * Joe Wright's polished adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (with 4 nominations, including Best Actress, Best Original Score, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design and no wins)
    * Peter Jackson's King Kong (with 4 technical nominations and three wins), a monumental remake of the original classic adventure film King Kong (1933)
    * Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles' political thriller The Constant Gardener (with 4 nominations, and one win for Best Supporting Actress)
    * Ron Howard's inspirational boxing story Cinderella Man (with 3 nominations and no wins)
    * Craig Brewer's Hustle & Flow (with 2 nominations and one win for Best Original Song)
    * David Cronenberg's incisive A History of Violence (with 2 nominations and no wins)
    * Terrence Malick's sprawling historical epic The New World (with only 1 nomination, for Best Cinematography)
    * Sam Mendes' even-handed Gulf War movie Jarhead (with no nominations), similar in structure to Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    * Danish director Lars von Trier's Manderlay, his follow-up film to his own Dogville (2003)
    * Ridley Scott's historical epic Kingdom of Heaven (with no nominations), set during the Crusades
    * David Dobkin's block-buster R-rated comedy Wedding Crashers (with no nominations)

    Acting Omissions:

    * Russell Crowe lacked a Best Actor nomination for his role as lower-class, come-back heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock in Cinderella Man
    * Ralph Fiennes, likewise, was overlooked for his performance as soft-spoken British diplomat Justin Quayle, who investigated his wife's secret past in The Constant Gardener
    * Taraji P. Henson lacked a supporting nomination as one of DJay's prostitutes, Shug, in Hustle & Flow
    * Donald Sutherland has often been snubbed by Oscar - this time for his supporting role as family patriarch Mr. Bennett in Pride & Prejudice
    * Nicolas Cage was denied nominations for roles as self-doubting arms dealer Yuri Orlov in Lord of War (with no nominations), and as conflicted meteorologist David Spritz in Gore Verbinski's The Weather Man (with no nominations)
    * Catherine Keener, nominated for Capote, could also have been nominated for her supporting role as Trish, a mall shop owner and the love interest of the titular character in the gross-out comedy The 40 Year Old Virgin (with no nominations)
    * Brokeback Mountain's Heath Ledger could have been nominated for his supporting role as substance abusing, self-destructive skateboarder Skip Engblom in Lords of Dogtown (with no nominations), based on Stacy Peralta's autobiographical documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)), while co-star Jake Gyllenhaal could have been nominated for his lead role as Marine sniper Anthony Swofford in Jarhead
    * Anne Hathaway was overlooked as rodeo queen Lureen Newsome, wife of Jake Gyllenhaal's sexually-confused Jack, in Brokeback Mountain
    * George Clooney, nominated and winning for his supporting role in Syriana, should have been nominated for his role as Murrow's supportive producer Fred Friendly in Good Night, and Good Luck; and Frank Langella was neglected for his role as concerned CBS founder William Paley
    * Ed Harris went unnominated for his chilling, villainous role as mobster Carl Fogarty in A History of Violence, as was Maria Bello as lawyer wife Edie Stall

    Other worthy performances included:

    * Johnny Depp as the famed, mischievous chocolatier Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (with 1 nomination for Best Costume Design)
    * Orlando Bloom as Balian, a widower knight during the Crusades, in Kingdom of Heaven
    * Claire Danes as the titular character Mirabelle in Shopgirl (with no nominations)
    * Naomi Watts as "the Beauty" Ann Darrow in Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong
    * Tilda Swinton as the frosty villainess White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    * Q'orianka Kilcher in her breakthrough debut film (15 years old) as the young teenaged Pocahontas in The New World
    * Cillian Murphy as two creepy villains: Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow in Batman Begins (with 1 nomination for Best Cinematography), and as a devilish assassin, ominously named Jackson Rippner in Wes Craven's suspense thriller Red Eye (with no nominations); also Rachel McAdams as his seatmate victim Lisa Reisert
    * Presley Chweneyagae as the titular protagonist who takes care of the 3 month-old child of his carjacking victim in the widely acclaimed Best Foreign Language film winner from South Africa, Tsotsi

    Documentary and Best Animated Feature Film Omissions from Nominees:

    * the ribald, profanity-rich documentary The Aristocrats, featuring dozens of famous stand-up comedians refashioning the world's dirtiest joke about a family circus act (the similar punchline always being: "What do you call yourselves?" "The Aristocrats"); also the first NC-17 rated studio release documentary Inside Deep Throat, about the making of the infamous hard-core adult film Deep Throat (1972), starring Linda Lovelace
    * Hoodwinked, a hip, manic and clever Rashomon (1950)-inspired (by Akira Kurosawa) CGI-animated satire of the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood; other worthy CGI films included: PDI/DreamWorks' Madagascar, Blue Sky/20th Century Fox's Robots, and Disney's first in-house fully-CGI film Chicken Little


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     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 165 of 167: moviegoer (cfadm) * Mon, Jul 21, 2008 (19:39) * 3 lines 
     


    "The Dark Knight," the newest entry in highly successful Batman franchise, obliterated the competition for the top movie over the weekend ending July 20, and set records along the way. The film, which marks the final screen appearance by the late Heath Ledger, raked in an estimated $155.3 million for the weekend, making it the highest-grossing three-day weekend debut in movie history. The previous record was held by last year's "Spider-Man 3," which took in $151.1 million in its opening weekend, according to movie industry sources.

    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 166 of 167: moviegoer (cfadm) * Wed, Feb  3, 2010 (06:03) * 570 lines 
     
    Envelope please.
    And the nominees are:

    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    - NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY - 82ND AWARDS -
    Performance by an actor in a leading role

    * Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart" (Fox Searchlight)
    * George Clooney in "Up in the Air" (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios)
    * Colin Firth in "A Single Man" (The Weinstein Company)
    * Morgan Freeman in "Invictus" (Warner Bros.)
    * Jeremy Renner in "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment)

    Performance by an actor in a supporting role

    * Matt Damon in "Invictus" (Warner Bros.)
    * Woody Harrelson in "The Messenger" (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
    * Christopher Plummer in "The Last Station" (Sony Pictures Classics)
    * Stanley Tucci in "The Lovely Bones" (DreamWorks in association with Film4, Distributed by Paramount)
    * Christoph Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company)

    Performance by an actress in a leading role

    * Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros.)
    * Helen Mirren in "The Last Station" (Sony Pictures Classics)
    * Carey Mulligan in "An Education" (Sony Pictures Classics)
    * Gabourey Sidibe in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)
    * Meryl Streep in "Julie & Julia" (Sony Pictures Releasing)

    Performance by an actress in a supporting role

    * Penélope Cruz in "Nine" (The Weinstein Company)
    * Vera Farmiga in "Up in the Air" (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios)
    * Maggie Gyllenhaal in "Crazy Heart" (Fox Searchlight)
    * Anna Kendrick in "Up in the Air" (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios)
    * Mo'Nique in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

    Best animated feature film of the year

    *
    "Coraline" (Focus Features) Henry Selick
    *
    "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (20th Century Fox) Wes Anderson
    *
    "The Princess and the Frog" (Walt Disney) John Musker and Ron Clements
    *
    "The Secret of Kells" (GKIDS) Tomm Moore
    *
    "Up" (Walt Disney) Pete Docter

    Achievement in art direction

    *
    "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg
    Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
    *
    "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (Sony Pictures Classics) Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro
    Set Decoration: Caroline Smith
    *
    "Nine" (The Weinstein Company) Art Direction: John Myhre
    Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
    *
    "Sherlock Holmes" (Warner Bros.) Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood
    Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
    *
    "The Young Victoria" (Apparition) Art Direction: Patrice Vermette
    Set Decoration: Maggie Gray

    Achievement in cinematography

    *
    "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) Mauro Fiore
    *
    "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (Warner Bros.) Bruno Delbonnel
    *
    "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment) Barry Ackroyd
    *
    "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company) Robert Richardson
    *
    "The White Ribbon" (Sony Pictures Classics) Christian Berger

    Achievement in costume design

    *
    "Bright Star" (Apparition) Janet Patterson
    *
    "Coco before Chanel" (Sony Pictures Classics) Catherine Leterrier
    *
    "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (Sony Pictures Classics) Monique Prudhomme
    *
    "Nine" (The Weinstein Company) Colleen Atwood
    *
    "The Young Victoria" (Apparition) Sandy Powell

    Achievement in directing

    *
    "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) James Cameron
    *
    "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment) Kathryn Bigelow
    *
    "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company) Quentin Tarantino
    *
    "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate) Lee Daniels
    *
    "Up in the Air" (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios) Jason Reitman

    Best documentary feature

    *
    "Burma VJ" (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
    A Magic Hour Films Production Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
    *
    "The Cove" (Roadside Attractions)
    An Oceanic Preservation Society Production Nominees to be determined
    *
    "Food, Inc." (Magnolia Pictures)
    A Robert Kenner Films Production Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
    *
    "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers"
    A Kovno Communications Production Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
    *
    "Which Way Home"
    A Mr. Mudd Production Rebecca Cammisa

    Best documentary short subject

    *
    "China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province"
    A Downtown Community Television Center Production Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill
    *
    "The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner"
    A Just Media Production Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
    *
    "The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant"
    A Community Media Production Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
    *
    "Music by Prudence"
    An iThemba Production Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
    *
    "Rabbit à la Berlin" (Deckert Distribution)
    An MS Films Production Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra

    Achievement in film editing

    *
    "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
    *
    "District 9" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Julian Clarke
    *
    "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment) Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
    *
    "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company) Sally Menke
    *
    "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate) Joe Klotz

    Best foreign language film of the year

    *
    "Ajami"(Kino International)
    An Inosan Production Israel
    *
    "El Secreto de Sus Ojos" (Sony Pictures Classics)
    A Haddock Films Production Argentina
    *
    "The Milk of Sorrow"
    A Wanda Visión/Oberon Cinematogràfica/Vela Production Peru
    *
    "Un Prophète" (Sony Pictures Classics)
    A Why Not/Page 114/Chic Films Production France
    *
    "The White Ribbon" (Sony Pictures Classics)
    An X Filme Creative Pool/Wega Film/Les Films du Losange/Lucky Red Production Germany

    Achievement in makeup

    *
    "Il Divo" (MPI Media Group through Music Box) Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
    *
    "Star Trek" (Paramount and Spyglass Entertainment) Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
    *
    "The Young Victoria" (Apparition) Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

    *
    "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) James Horner
    *
    "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (20th Century Fox) Alexandre Desplat
    *
    "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment) Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
    *
    "Sherlock Holmes" (Warner Bros.) Hans Zimmer
    *
    "Up" (Walt Disney) Michael Giacchino

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

    *
    "Almost There" from "The Princess and the Frog" (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
    *
    "Down in New Orleans" from "The Princess and the Frog" (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
    *
    "Loin de Paname" from "Paris 36" (Sony Pictures Classics) Music by Reinhardt Wagner
    Lyric by Frank Thomas
    *
    "Take It All" from "Nine" (The Weinstein Company) Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
    *
    "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from "Crazy Heart" (Fox Searchlight) Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

    Best motion picture of the year

    *
    "Avatar" (20th Century Fox)
    A Lightstorm Entertainment Production James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
    *
    "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros.)
    An Alcon Entertainment Production Nominees to be determined
    *
    "District 9" (Sony Pictures Releasing)
    A Block/Hanson Production Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
    *
    "An Education" (Sony Pictures Classics)
    A Finola Dwyer/Wildgaze Films Production Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
    *
    "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment)
    A Voltage Pictures Production Nominees to be determined
    *
    "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company)
    A Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures/A Band Apart/Zehnte Babelsberg Production Lawrence Bender, Producer
    *
    "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)
    A Lee Daniels Entertainment/Smokewood Entertainment Production Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
    *
    "A Serious Man" (Focus Features)
    A Working Title Films Production Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
    *
    "Up" (Walt Disney)
    A Pixar Production Jonas Rivera, Producer
    *
    "Up in the Air" (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios)
    A Montecito Picture Company Production Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

    Best animated short film

    *
    "French Roast"
    A Pumpkin Factory/Bibo Films Production Fabrice O. Joubert
    *
    "Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty" (Brown Bag Films)
    A Brown Bag Films Production Nicky Phelan and Darragh O'Connell
    *
    "The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)"
    A Kandor Graphics and Green Moon Production Javier Recio Gracia
    *
    "Logorama" (Autour de Minuit)
    An Autour de Minuit Production Nicolas Schmerkin
    *
    "A Matter of Loaf and Death" (Aardman Animations)
    An Aardman Animations Production Nick Park

    Best live action short film

    *
    "The Door" (Network Ireland Television)
    An Octagon Films Production Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
    *
    "Instead of Abracadabra" (The Swedish Film Institute)
    A Directörn & Fabrikörn Production Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström
    *
    "Kavi"
    A Gregg Helvey Production Gregg Helvey
    *
    "Miracle Fish" (Premium Films)
    A Druid Films Production Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
    *
    "The New Tenants"
    A Park Pictures and M & M Production Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

    Achievement in sound editing

    *
    "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
    *
    "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment) Paul N.J. Ottosson
    *
    "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company) Wylie Stateman
    *
    "Star Trek" (Paramount and Spyglass Entertainment) Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin
    *
    "Up" (Walt Disney) Michael Silvers and Tom Myers

    Achievement in sound mixing

    *
    "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
    *
    "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment) Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
    *
    "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company) Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano
    *
    "Star Trek" (Paramount and Spyglass Entertainment) Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin
    *
    "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (DreamWorks and Paramount in association with Hasbro, Distributed by Paramount) Greg P. Russell, Gary
    Summers and Geoffrey Patterson

    Achievement in visual effects

    *
    "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
    *
    "District 9" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken
    *
    "Star Trek" (Paramount and Spyglass Entertainment) Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton

    Adapted screenplay

    *
    "District 9" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
    *
    "An Education" (Sony Pictures Classics) Screenplay by Nick Hornby
    *
    "In the Loop" (IFC Films) Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
    *
    "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate) Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
    *
    "Up in the Air" (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios) Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

    Original screenplay

    *
    "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment) Written by Mark Boal
    *
    "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company) Written by Quentin Tarantino
    *
    "The Messenger" (Oscilloscope Laboratories) Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
    *
    "A Serious Man" (Focus Features) Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
    *
    "Up" (Walt Disney) Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter
    Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy




    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    - MOTION PICTURE NOMINATIONS - 82ND AWARDS
    - NOMINATIONS BY PICTURE -
    (This list does not include Short Films or Documentary Short Subjects)

    "Ajami," an Inosan Production (Kino International) (1 nomination)
    Best foreign language film (Israel)

    "Avatar," a Lightstorm Entertainment Production (20th Century Fox) (9 nominations)
    Art direction
    Cinematography
    Directing
    Film editing
    Original score
    Best picture
    Sound editing
    Sound mixing
    Visual effects

    "The Blind Side," an Alcon Entertainment Production (Warner Bros.) (2 nominations)
    Sandra Bullock - Performance by an actress in a leading role
    Best picture

    "Bright Star," a Jan Chapman/Bright Star Films Production (Apparition) (1 nomination)
    Costume design

    "Burma VJ," a Magic Hour Films Production (Oscilloscope Laboratories) (1 nomination)
    Documentary feature

    "Coco before Chanel," a Haut et Court Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (1 nomination)
    Costume design

    "Coraline," a LAIKA Production (Focus Features) (1 nomination)
    Best animated feature film

    "The Cove," an Oceanic Preservation Society Production (Roadside Attractions) (1 nomination)
    Documentary feature

    "Crazy Heart," an Informant Media/Butcher's Run Films Production (Fox Searchlight) (3 nominations)
    Jeff Bridges - Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Maggie Gyllenhaal - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    Original song - "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)"

    "District 9," a Block/Hanson Production (Sony Pictures Releasing) (4 nominations)
    Film editing
    Best picture
    Visual effects
    Adapted screenplay

    "An Education," a Finola Dwyer/Wildgaze Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (3 nominations)
    Carey Mulligan - Performance by an actress in a leading role
    Best picture
    Adapted screenplay

    "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," a Haddock Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (1 nomination)
    Best foreign language film (Argentina)

    "Fantastic Mr. Fox," an American Empirical Production (20th Century Fox) (2 nominations)
    Best animated feature film
    Original score

    "Food, Inc.," a Robert Kenner Films Production (Magnolia Pictures) (1 nomination)
    Documentary feature

    "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," a Warner Bros. Production (Warner Bros.) (1 nomination)
    Cinematography

    "The Hurt Locker," a Voltage Pictures Production (Summit Entertainment) (9 nominations)
    Jeremy Renner - Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Cinematography
    Directing
    Film editing
    Original score
    Best picture
    Sound editing
    Sound mixing
    Original screenplay

    "Il Divo," an Indigo Film/Lucky Red/Parco Film/Babe Films Production (MPI Media Group through Music Box) (1 nomination)
    Makeup

    "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," a Poo Poo Pictures Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (2 nominations)
    Art direction
    Costume design

    "In the Loop," a Loop Film/BBC Films and UK Film Council in association with Aramid Entertainment Production (IFC Films) (1 nomination)
    Adapted screenplay

    "Inglourious Basterds," a Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures/A Band Apart/Zehnte Babelsberg Production (The Weinstein Company) (8 nominations)
    Christoph Waltz - Performance by an actor in a supporting role
    Cinematography
    Directing
    Film editing
    Best picture
    Sound editing
    Sound mixing
    Original screenplay

    "Invictus," a Liberty Pictures Production (Warner Bros.) (2 nominations)
    Morgan Freeman - Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Matt Damon - Performance by an actor in a supporting role

    "Julie & Julia," a Columbia Pictures Production (Sony Pictures Releasing) (1 nomination)
    Meryl Streep - Performance by an actress in a leading role

    "The Last Station," an Egoli Tossell Film/Zephyr Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (2 nominations)
    Christopher Plummer - Performance by an actor in a supporting role
    Helen Mirren - Performance by an actress in a leading role

    "The Lovely Bones," a Wingnut Films Production (DreamWorks in association with Film4, Distributed by Paramount) (1 nomination)
    Stanley Tucci - Performance by an actor in a supporting role

    "The Messenger," an All the King's Horses Production (Oscilloscope Laboratories) (2 nominations)
    Woody Harrelson - Performance by an actor in a supporting role
    Original screenplay

    "The Milk of Sorrow," a Wanda Visión/Oberon Cinematogràfica/Vela Production (1 nomination)
    Best foreign language film (Peru)

    "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers," a Kovno Communications Production (1 nomination)
    Documentary feature

    "Nine," a Weinstein Brothers/Marc Platt/Lucamar/Relativity Media Production (The Weinstein Company) (4 nominations)
    Penélope Cruz - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    Art direction
    Costume design
    Original song - "Take It All"

    "Paris 36," a Galatée Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (1 nomination)
    Original song - "Loin de Paname"

    "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," a Lee Daniels Entertainment/ Smokewood Entertainment Production (Lionsgate) (6 nominations)
    Gabourey Sidibe - Performance by an actress in a leading role
    Mo'Nique - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    Directing
    Film editing
    Best picture
    Adapted screenplay

    "The Princess and the Frog," a Walt Disney Pictures Production (Walt Disney) (3 nominations)
    Best animated feature film
    Original song - "Almost There"
    Original song - "Down in New Orleans"

    "The Secret of Kells," a Cartoon Saloon/Les Armateurs/Vivi Film Production (GKIDS) (1 nomination)
    Best animated feature film

    "A Serious Man," a Working Title Films Production (Focus Features) (2 nominations)
    Best picture
    Original screenplay

    "Sherlock Holmes," a Warner Bros. UK Services Production (Warner Bros.) (2 nominations)
    Art direction
    Original score

    "A Single Man," a Fade to Black and Depth of Field Production (The Weinstein Company) (1 nomination)
    Colin Firth - Performance by an actor in a leading role

    "Star Trek," a Bad Robot Production (Paramount and Spyglass Entertainment) (4 nominations)
    Makeup
    Sound editing
    Sound mixing
    Visual effects

    "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," a Don Murphy/Tom DeSanto/di Bonaventura Pictures/Ian Bryce Production (DreamWorks and Paramount in association
    with Hasbro, Distributed by Paramount) (1 nomination)
    Sound mixing

    "Un Prophète," a Why Not/Page 114/Chic Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (1 nomination)
    Best foreign language film (France)

    "Up," a Pixar Production (Walt Disney) (5 nominations)
    Best animated feature film
    Original score
    Best picture
    Sound editing
    Original screenplay

    "Up in the Air," a Montecito Picture Company Production (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios) (6 nominations)
    George Clooney - Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Vera Farmiga - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    Anna Kendrick - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    Directing
    Best picture
    Adapted screenplay

    "Which Way Home," a Mr. Mudd Production (1 nomination)
    Documentary feature

    "The White Ribbon," an X Filme Creative Pool/Wega Film/Les Films du Losange/Lucky Red Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (2 nominations)
    Cinematography
    Best foreign language film (Germany)

    "The Young Victoria," a GK Films Production (Apparition) (3 nominations)
    Art direction
    Costume design
    Makeup
    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    - MOTION PICTURE NOMINATIONS - 82ND AWARDS -
    - FEATURE FILMS WITH TWO OR MORE NOMINATIONS -
    (This list does not include Short Films or Documentary Short Subjects.)
    Picture Distribution Company Nominations
    "Avatar" 20th Century Fox 9
    "The Hurt Locker" Summit Entertainment 9
    "Inglourious Basterds" The Weinstein Company 8
    "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" Lionsgate 6
    "Up in the Air" Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios 6
    "Up" Walt Disney 5
    "District 9" Sony Pictures Releasing 4
    "Nine" The Weinstein Company 4
    "Star Trek" Paramount and Spyglass Entertainment 4
    "Crazy Heart" Fox Searchlight 3
    "An Education" Sony Pictures Classics 3
    "The Princess and the Frog" Walt Disney 3
    "The Young Victoria" Apparition 3
    "The Blind Side" Warner Bros. 2
    "Fantastic Mr. Fox" 20th Century Fox 2
    "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" Sony Pictures Classics 2
    "Invictus" Warner Bros. 2
    "The Last Station" Sony Pictures Classics 2
    "The Messenger" Oscilloscope Laboratories 2
    "A Serious Man" Focus Features 2
    "Sherlock Holmes" Warner Bros. 2
    "The White Ribbon" Sony Pictures Classics 2


    
     Topic 29 of 73 [movies]: Oscars and other movie Award Shows
     Response 167 of 167: moviegoer (cfadm) * Mon, Feb 28, 2011 (07:01) * 1 lines 
     
    Congratulations to Colin Firth, he gave an amazing Firth's Speech last night.

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