I'd be sort of sad if I had to start my annual year-end film detrius thread here.

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One of the critics (I won't say who) leaked the winners and runners-up to the Nerve blog Screengrab.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:14 (fifteen years ago) link

NYT writers don't vote for sports awards, either.

According to someone else:

"The NYT critics were forced to resign in 2002 (I think) because of a
new company policy banning Times staff from voting on awards that
could produce financial benefits for people whom they cover in the
paper. This was primarily aimed at the sports department (since
honors like the Heisman Trophy or a spot in the MLB Hall of Fame,
both voted on by sportswriters, are worth millions in potential
income to their recipients) and business reporters, but it applied to
the NYFCC insofar as a win there could increase somebody's chance of
an Oscar nomination, which in turn could be used by the winner's
agent as a reason for their client to get paid more in the future."

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:16 (fifteen years ago) link

It's out:

2006 Awards

Best Picture
United 93
Best Actor
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of Scotland
Best Actress
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Best Director
Martin Scorsese
The Departed
Best Foreign Film
Army of Shadows
Best Screenplay
Peter Morgan
The Queen
Best Supporting Actor
Jackie Earle Haley
Little Children
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Hudson
Dreamgirls
Best Cinematographer
Guillermo Navarro
Pan's Labyrinth
Best Non-Fiction Film
Deliver Us From Evil
Best First Film
Ryan Fleck
Half Nelson
Best Animated Film
Happy Feet

1:00pm EST: Voting is finished.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Best First Film: Ryan Fleck, Half Nelson

Classic example of a make-up award. "Gosling and Epps wuz robbed, let's sneak the film in here."

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:19 (fifteen years ago) link

So Gosling got the raves for a role Forest Whitaker himself would have played in 1989 (oops, sorry, it was Morgan Freeman)?

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Forest Whitaker would've played a white schoolteacher?

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:24 (fifteen years ago) link

no, in '89 it would've been Kevin Bacon, if indie-grainy had hit by then.

I have a pinch of guilt in avoiding Last King of Scotland, as I'd go only cuz I find James McAvoy totally fucking hot.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:24 (fifteen years ago) link

ACADEMY AWARDZ TIME

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:25 (fifteen years ago) link

Morbs liked McAvoy's hoofs in Narnia.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:26 (fifteen years ago) link

What it is with gays and goat legs?

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:29 (fifteen years ago) link

No, a hot guy is not enough to make me watch that kinda nerd shit. McAvoy is tasty in that Brit series Shameless.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:30 (fifteen years ago) link

We think they make you a better dancer.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:30 (fifteen years ago) link

What it is with gays and goat legs?

I thought Chris Kattan wasn't actually gay.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Jake Gyllenhaal has hairy legs. Does that make him a goat?

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:33 (fifteen years ago) link

i hope departed wins best pic or at least best director in the oscar race (i foresee some musical winning best pic and director going to MS) because i'd hate to see the dude go out like altman with some late-in-the-game honorary award.

deep space nine (deep space nine), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:36 (fifteen years ago) link

(x-post) Helen Mirren has hairy legs. Does that make her hot to gays?

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:37 (fifteen years ago) link

i'd hate to see the dude go out like altman with some late-in-the-game honorary award.

Unlike Altman, I think Scorsese actually cares about the Oscars. A vestigial thing from his youth.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:43 (fifteen years ago) link

A vestigial thing from his everyone's youth.

Fixed.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:46 (fifteen years ago) link

I think you're projecting!

Didn't Crash fix your obsession?

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Don't pretend that you, like every film buff, didn't at least give the Oscars some minor credence in your formative years. Not to the extent that you thought they ever made the right choice, maybe, but that they at least might have nominated "the right film" occasionally (e.g. me in 1994 when they nominated Pulp Fiction).

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Not to the extent that you thought they ever made the right choice

I'm not pretending at all -- they gave Annie Hall Best Pic in my formative years (but since Woody didn't show, I already knew they were for suckers). But it's been all downhill since the early '90s, worse than I could've imagined. I really plan to skip it this year barring some miraculous Laura Dern nomination.

Bill Weber (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:54 (fifteen years ago) link

I skipped it the year Lord of the Rings was set to win everything in sight.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:56 (fifteen years ago) link

that was great because everyone in the audience was so annoyed : D

deep space nine (deep space nine), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:56 (fifteen years ago) link

xpost

which definitively showed that it's more about Ka-Ching than it used to be. (lib self-congrats only in a year w/out an awardable big grosser)

annoyed? weren't they the ones who voted for it?

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 18:59 (fifteen years ago) link

there was a definite sense of 'wtf' in the place

deep space nine (deep space nine), Monday, 11 December 2006 19:01 (fifteen years ago) link

it wasn't even the best one of the trilogy.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 11 December 2006 19:03 (fifteen years ago) link

(I haven't watched the Oscars in years, altho I did tune in for Michael Moore's acceptance speech, which was awesome)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 11 December 2006 19:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Of the 22 critics who were physically present (proxy votes having dropped out after ballot #2), 12 went for United 93, giving it the squeakiest victory since Daniel Day-Lewis beat out Jack Nicholson in '02. Lisa Schwarzbaum suggested that since even this 12-10 vote was a virtual tie, we really ought to award Best Picture to both films. Nobody really agreed (but no vote was taken).

A brief silence. Then, the voice of Rex Reed.

"So that's it."

Pause.

"The best film of 2006."

Pause.

"According to the New York Film Critics Circle."

Pause.

"Is United 93."

Long, uncomfortable pause, plus some tittering.

"A film that no one in America wanted to see."

At which point People critic Leah Rozen said, "And how did you vote, Rex?"

http://www.nerve.com/nerveblog/screengrabblog.aspx?id=107e7985#7985

Bill Weber (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:13 (fifteen years ago) link

That Sarris on the toilet story is great. I wonder why they didn't ask him if he only had to tinkle or if he also pinched a loaf.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Leah Rozen is a New York Film Critic?

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:19 (fifteen years ago) link

cuz People is based in NY?

xpost

I bet Linklater would've paid for the laxative.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Rex Reed and Thelma Adams are also NYFCC members? Doesn't that rock your world?

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Is John Simon still a member?

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:25 (fifteen years ago) link

No, he got kicked out for excessive bathroom breaks.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Steven Spielberg is developing two new scripts for the Fox network. First is a drama “set in the world of high fashion and follow[ing] five twentysomething friends who work behind the scenes of the industry,” to be written by Edward Burns and his wife Christy Turlington.

deep space nine (deep space nine), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:32 (fifteen years ago) link

She's a published author, dude - don't front.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:33 (fifteen years ago) link


http://www.nyfcc.com/members.php


hey, Klawans is working on a Preston Sturges project.

That isn't detrius, DS9.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:33 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm just super excited about it, is all

deep space nine (deep space nine), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:35 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm just posting this here because it's not really appropriate anywhere else, but Happy Feet was actually a really excellent movie.

Dragons (per the previous FAQ answer) (nklshs), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:39 (fifteen years ago) link

The next big adult animated film is a documentary on the Chicago 7 trial (Sundance).

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:45 (fifteen years ago) link

No, he got kicked out for excessive bathroom breaks.

The shit was coming out of his mouth, it seems.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 December 2006 22:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Not that John Simon wasn't frequently infuriating and dense in his dotage, but a friend of mine says his '70s writing was among the first he was ever interested in. He's represented in that US film critics anthology.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 14:18 (fifteen years ago) link

A new collection of his 1981-2001 criticism was published a few months ago; his hilarious eviscerations of actress' physical flaws wax and wane over the years.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 14:28 (fifteen years ago) link

San Francisco critics (Eric, avert yr eyes):

Best Picture – Little Children
Best Director – Paul Greengrass, United 93
Best Actor – Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
Best Actress – Helen Mirren, The Queen
Best Supporting Actor – Jackie Earle Haley, Little Childen
Best Supporting Actress – Adriana Barraza, Babel
Best Screenplay – Little Children
Best Foreign Film – Pan’s Labyrinth

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 19:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Jackie Earle Haley suddenly emerging as this year's Shoreh Agdashloo (i.e. rarely singled out in reviews when sexier and classier leads were the focus).

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 19:41 (fifteen years ago) link

YEAH KELLY LEAK

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 19:44 (fifteen years ago) link

wouldn't this year's Shoreh Agdashloo(s) be the maid and deaf teenager from Babel? Haley is more like, I dunno, Dean Stockwell.

we really need more artfilm content on this thread instead of all the middlebrow horseshit, but I guess that'll be when the post-Voice polls come out.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 19:52 (fifteen years ago) link

No one in Sand and Fog was sexier than Shoreh.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 00:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Meh. I've had a crush on Ron Eldard since True Love.

Alfred Soto (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 00:46 (fifteen years ago) link


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
2007 Golden Globe Awards
For the year ended December 31, 2006

Nominations Press Release

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

BABEL
Anonymous Content Production/Una Producción De Zeta Film/Central Film Production; Paramount Pictures/Paramount Vantage

BOBBY
Bold Films; The Weinstein Company

THE DEPARTED
Warner Bros. Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

LITTLE CHILDREN
New Line Cinema; New Line Cinema

THE QUEEN
A Granada Production; Miramax Films



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

PENÉLOPE CRUZ VOLVER

JUDI DENCH NOTES ON A SCANDAL

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL SHERRYBABY

HELEN MIRREN THE QUEEN

KATE WINSLET LITTLE CHILDREN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA


LEONARDO DICAPRIO BLOOD DIAMOND

LEONARDO DICAPRIO THE DEPARTED

PETER O’TOOLE VENUS

WILL SMITH THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

FOREST WHITAKER THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND



BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL


BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN
One America; Twentieth Century Fox

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Twentieth Century Fox; Twentieth Century Fox

DREAMGIRLS
DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures; DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Big Beach/Bonafide Productions; Fox Searchlight Pictures

THANK YOU FOR SMOKING
Room 9 Entertainment/David O. Sacks Production/Content Film; Fox Searchlight Pictures



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ANNETTE BENING RUNNING WITH SCISSORS

TONI COLLETTE LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

BEYONCÉ KNOWLES DREAMGIRLS

MERYL STREEP THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

RENEE ZELLWEGER MISS POTTER


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

SACHA BARON COHEN BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN

JOHNNY DEPP PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST

AARON ECKHART THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR KINKY BOOTS

WILL FERRELL STRANGER THAN FICTION



BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

CARS
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studio; Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

HAPPY FEET
Kingdom Pictures, LLC; Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures

MONSTER HOUSE
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

APOCALYPTO (USA)
Touchstone Pictures/Icon Productions; Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (USA/JAPAN)
Warner Bros. Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

THE LIVES OF OTHERS (GERMANY)
Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion; Sony Pictures Classics

PAN’S LABYRINTH (MEXICO)
Estudios Picasso/Tequila Gang/Esperanto; Picturehouse

http://www.hfpa.org/news/id/42



VOLVER (SPAIN)
El Deseo; Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

ADRIANA BARRAZA BABEL

CATE BLANCHETT NOTES ON A SCANDAL

EMILY BLUNT THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

JENNIFER HUDSON DREAMGIRLS

RINKO KIKUCHI BABEL



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

BEN AFFLECK HOLLYWOODLAND

EDDIE MURPHY DREAMGIRLS

JACK NICHOLSON THE DEPARTED

BRAD PITT BABEL

MARK WAHLBERG THE DEPARTED



BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

CLINT EASTWOOD FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

CLINT EASTWOOD LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

STEPHEN FREARS THE QUEEN

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ
IÑÁRRITU BABEL

MARTIN SCORSESE THE DEPARTED



BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

GUILLERMO ARRIAGA BABEL

TODD FIELD &
TOM PERROTTA LITTLE CHILDREN

PATRICK MARBER NOTES ON A SCANDAL

WILLIAM MONAHAN THE DEPARTED

PETER MORGAN THE QUEEN



BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT THE PAINTED VEIL

CLINT MANSELL THE FOUNTAIN

GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA BABEL

CARLO SILIOTTO NOMAD

HANS ZIMMER THE DA VINCI CODE



BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“A FATHER’S WAY” — THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
Music by: Seal and Christopher Bruce
Lyrics by: Seal

“LISTEN” — DREAMGIRLS
Music & Lyrics by: Henry Krieger, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler and Beyoncé Knowles

“NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH” — BOBBY
Music & Lyrics by: Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda

“THE SONG OF THE HEART” — HAPPY FEET
Music & Lyrics by: Prince Rogers Nelson

“TRY NOT TO REMEMBER” — HOME OF THE BRAVE
Music & Lyrics by: Sheryl Crow

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 December 2006 14:24 (fifteen years ago) link


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