Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Nominees Are...

italic - should win, bold - will win, * - bullshit

Best Picture

Avatar - James Cameron & Jon Landau

The Blind Side - Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove, & Broderick Johnson*

District 9 - Peter Jackson & Carolynne Cunningham

An Education - Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey

The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, & Greg Shapiro

Inglorious Bastards - Lawrence Bender

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire - Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, & Gary Magness

A Serious Man - Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Up - Jonas Rivera

Up in the Air - Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman, & Jason Reitman


Best Actor

Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart

George Clooney - Up in the Air

Colin Firth - A Single Man

Morgan Freeman - Invictus

Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side*

Helen Mirren - The Last Station

Carey Mulligan - An Education

Gabourey Sidibe - Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia*


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Matt Damon - Invictus

Woody Harrelson - The Messenger

Christopher Plummer - The Last Station

Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones

Christopher Waltz - Inglorious Bastards


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Penelope Cruz - Nine

Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air

Maggie Gyllenhaal - Crazy Heart

Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air

Mo'Nique - Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire


Best Animated Feature

Coraline - Henry Selick

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Wes Anderson

The Princess and the Frog - John Musker & Ron Clements*

The Secret Kells - Tomm Moore

Up - Peter Docter


Best Documentary Feature

Berma VJ - Anders Ostergaard & Lise Lense-Moller

The Cove - Louie Psihoyos & Fisher Stevens

Food Inc. - Robert Kenner & Elise Pearlstein

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers - Judith Ehrlich & Rick Goldsmith

Which Way Home - Rebecca Cammisa


Best Documentary Short

China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province - Jon Alpert & Matthew O'Neill

The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner - Daniel Junge & Henry Ansbacher

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert

Music by Prudince - Roger Ross Williams & Elinor Burkett

Rabbit a la Berlin - Bartek Konopka & Anna Wydra


Best Foreign Language Film

Ajami - Isreal - Directed by Scandar Copti & Yaron Shani

The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) - Peru - Directed by Claudia Llosa

A Prophete (Un Prophete) - France - Directed by Jacques Audiard

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) - Argentina - Directed by Juan José Campanella

The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band) - Germany - Directed by Michael Haneke


Best Directing

Avatar - James Cameron

The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow

Inglorious Bastards - Quentin Tarantino

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire - Lee Daniels

Up in the Air - Jason Reitman


Best Cinematography

Avatar - Mauro Fiore

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - Bruno Delbonnel
The Hurt Locker - Barry Ackroyd

Inglorious Bastards - Robert Richardson

The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band) - Christian Berger


Best Art Direction

Avatar - Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (Art Direction); Kim Sinclair (Set Decoration)

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro (Art Direction); Caroline Smith (Set Decoration)

Nine - John Myhre (Art Direction); Gordon Sim (Set Decoration)

Sherlock Holmes - Sarah Greenwood (Art Direction); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)

The Young Victoria - Patrice Vermette (Art Direction); Maggie Gray (Set Decoration)


Best Costume Design

Bright Star - Janet Patterson

Coco Before Chanel - Katherine Leterrier

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Monique Prudhomme

Nine - Colleen Atwood

The Young Victoria - Sandy Powell


Best Film Editing

Avatar - Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, & James Cameron

District 9 - Julian Clarke

The Hurt Locker - Bob Murawski & Chris Innis

Inglorious Bastards - Sally Menke

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire - Joe Klotz


Best Makeup

II Divo - Aldo Signoretti & Vittorio Sodano

Star Trek - Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, & Joel Harlow

The Young Victoria - Jon Henry Gordon & Jenny Shircore


Best Sound Editing

Avatar - Christopher Boyes & Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

The Hurt Locker - Paul N.J. Ottosson

Inglorious Bastards - Wylie Stateman

Star Trek - Mark Stoeckinger & Alan Rankin

Up - Micheal Silvers & Tom Myers


Best Sound Mixing

Avatar - Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, & Tony Johnson

The Hurt Locker - Paul N.J. Ottosson & Ray Beckett

Inglorious Bastards - Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, & Mark Ulano

Star Trek - Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson, & Peter J. Devlin

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, & Geoffrey Patterson


Best Visual Effects

Avatar - Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, & Andrew R. Jones

District 9 - Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros, & Matt Aitken

Star Trek - Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh, & Burt Dalton


Best Short Film (Animated)

French Roast - Fabrice O. Joubert

Granny O'Grimms Sleeping Beauty - Nicky Phelan and Darragh O'Connell

The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerta) - Javier Recio Gracia

Logorama - Nicolas Schmerkin

A Matter of Loaf and Death - Nick Park


Best Short Film (Live Action)

The Door - Juanita Wilson & James Flynn

Instead of Abracadabra - Patrik Eklund & Mathias Fjellström

Kavi - Gregg Heveley

Miracle Fish - Luke Doolan & Drew Bailey

The New Tenents - Joachim Back & Tivi Magnusson


Best Music (Original Score)

Avatar - James Horner

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Alexandre Desplat

The Hurt Locker - Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders

Sherlock Holmes - Hans Zimmer

Up - Michael Giacchino


Best Music (Original Song)

The Princess and the Frog - "Almost There" - Music and Lyric by Randy Newman*

The Princess and the Frog - "Down in New Orleans" - Music and Lyric by Randy Newman*

Paris 36 - "Loin De Paname" - Music by Reinhardt Wagner and Lyric by Frank Thomas

Nine - "Take It All" - Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston

Crazy Heart - "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart) - Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Hurt Locker - Written by Mark Boal

Inglorious Bastards - Written by Quentin Tarantino

The Messenger - Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman

A Serious Man - Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Up - Screenplay by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter. Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, & Tom McCarthy


Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

District 9 - Written by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell

An Education - Screenplay by Nick Hornby

In the Loop - Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, & Tony Roche

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire - Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

Up in the Air - Screenplay by Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner




*Remember I cannot predict the future!*

Zombieland

An outbreak of mad cow disease is infecting people and turning them into...ZOMBIES!!! A dorky teen, called Columbus, meets up with a country hard ass, called Tallahassee, and two girls who have trust issues. They are the only ones who have seemed to survive the zombie apocalypse. All of them are headed towards a land that is hopefully untouched by this bizarre tragedy.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, this has the ideal script for a 15 year old adolescent boy and the amount of blood that you might find in a slaughterhouse. The zombies look freakin' awesome, the makeup artist is pretty damn good (at the least).
Woody Harrelson, (Tallahassee), does an amazing job at being a bad ass! And Abigail Breslin does a pretty good job, (veering off from her usual goody-goody roles).

I guess if I had to sum up this movie in one sentence it would be:
Kick ass as fuck!!!!!