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Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« on: January 01, 2017, 03:29:37 PM »
Best Picture
     Magnolia — 41.4%
     The Matrix — 34.5%
     Toy Story 2 — 12.7%
     Fight Club — 8.1%
     Being John Malkovich — 3.3%

Best Director
     Paul Thomas Anderson, Magnolia — 33.7%
     The Wachowskis, The Matrix — 23.0%
     Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut — 19.0%
     David Fincher, Fight Club — 15.6%
     Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich — 8.7%

Best Original Screenplay
     Paul Thomas Anderson, Magnolia — 35.1%
     Charlie Kaufman, Being John Malkovich — 30.7%
     The Wachowskis, The Matrix — 18.1%
     Jim Jarmusch, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai — 9.6%
     M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense — 6.5%

Best Adapted Screenplay
     Jim Uhls, Fight Club (from the novel by Chuck Palahniuk) — 31.8%
     Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Election (from the novel by Tom Perrotta) — 23.1%
     Tim McCanlies, The Iron Giant (from the The Iron Man by Ted Hughes) — 23.0%
     Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb, Toy Story 2 (from characters created in the film Toy Story) — 14.7%
     Anthony Minghella, The Talented Mr. Ripley (from the novel by Patricia Highsmith) — 7.4%

Best Actor
     Denis Lavant, Beau Travail — 36.6%
     Kevin Spacey, American Beauty — 25.4%
     Forest Whitaker, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai — 17.4%
     Russell Crowe, The Insider — 14.8%
     Edward Norton, Fight Club — 5.9%

Best Actress
     Cecilia Roth, All About My Mother — 31.0%
     Reese Witherspoon, Election — 23.9%
     Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta — 18.8%
     Hillary Swank, Boys Don't Cry — 17.9%
     Annette Benning, American Beauty — 8.4%

Best Supporting Actor
     Tom Cruise, Magnolia — 38.6%
     Brad Pitt, Fight Club — 20.5%
     Alan Rickman, Galaxy Quest — 20.4%
     Philip Seymour Hoffman, Magnolia — 15.0%
     Hugo Weaving, The Matrix — 5.5%

Best Supporting Actress
     Samantha Morton, Sweet and Lowdown — 27.6%
     Antonia San Juan, All About My Mother — 27.2%
     Julianne Moore, Magnolia — 17.0%
     Nicole Kidman, Eyes Wide Shut — 14.5%
     Helena Bonham Carter, Fight Club — 13.7%

Best Ensemble Cast
     Magnolia — 51.4%
     Galaxy Quest — 21.4%
     All About My Mother — 16.2%
     Topsy-Turvy — 7.0%
     The Matrix — 4.0%

Best Non-English Language Film
     All About My Mother (directed by Pedro Almodσvar) — 46.6%
     Beau Travail (directed by Claire Denis) — 14.9%
     Rosetta (directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) — 14.0%
     Audition (directed by Miike Takashi) — 13.3%
     The Wind Will Carry Us (directed by Abbas Kiarostami) — 11.2%

Best Animated Film
     Toy Story 2 (directed by John Lasseter) — 27.0%
     My Neighbors the Yamadas (directed by Takahata Isao) — 26.3%
     The Iron Giant (directed by Brad Bird) — 23.9%
     South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (directed by Trey Parker) — 22.8%
     Fantasia 2000 (directed by Hendel Butoy and Don Hahn) — 0.0%

Best Documentary
     Belfast, Maine (directed by Frederick Wiseman) — 38.1%
     American Movie (directed by Chris Smith) — 31.1%
     My Best Fiend (directed by Werner Herzog) — 17.1%
     Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (directed by Errol Morris) — 8.2%
     Buena Vista Social Club (directed by Wim Wenders) — 5.5%

Best Editing
     Zach Staenberg, The Matrix — 48.3%
     James Haygood, Fight Club — 29.8%
     Dylan Tichenor, Magnolia — 8.9%
     Andrew Mondshein, The Sixth Sense — 8.5%
     Eric Zumbrunnen, Being John Malkovich — 4.4%

Best Score
     RZA, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai — 39.8%
     Jon Brion, Magnolia — 26.7%
     Don Davis, The Matrix — 17.2%
     Thomas Newman, American Beauty — 11.7%
     John Williams, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace — 4.6%

Best Cinematography
     Bill Pope, The Matrix — 30.5%
     Larry Smith, Eyes Wide Shut — 28.4%
     Robert Elswit, Magnolia — 16.2%
     Newton Thomas Sigel, Three Kings — 14.9%
     Jeff Cronenweth, Fight Club — 10.0%

Best Art Direction
     Owen Paterson, Lisa Brennan, Tim Ferrier and Marta McElroy, The Matrix — 50.2%
     Les Tomkins, Roy Walker, Lisa Leone and Terry Wells, Eyes Wide Shut — 19.5%
     Alex McDowell and Jay Hart, Fight Club — 16.9%
     K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena, Being John Malkovich — 8.3%
     Rick Heinrichs and Peter Young, Sleepy Hollow — 5.2%

Best Year
     Tom Cruise (for Magnolia and Eyes Wide Shut) — 40.9%
     Philip Seymour Hoffman (for Magnolia and The Talented Mr. Ripley) — 18.2%
     Kirsten Dunst (for The Virgin Suicides, Dick, and Drop Dead Gorgeous) — 13.6%
     Sam Rockwell (for Galaxy Quest and The Green Mile) — 13.6%
     Spike Jonze (for Being John Malkovich, Three Kings, and Torrance Rises) — 13.6%
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 05:13:27 PM »
Okay, maybe I'll draw it out a little. Here are the bottom three finishers in each category:

Best Picture
     Toy Story 2 — 12.7%
     Fight Club — 8.1%
     Being John Malkovich — 3.3%

Yep, a two-way race between Magnolia and The Matrix, with 75.9% of the vote between them. It seemed like a dead heat, as I was tabulating the ballots. Magnolia, as you might recall, won the 1990s US Bracket, while The Matrix lost in just the second round (to Eyes Wide Shut, another 1999 film!) but earned resurrection — only to lose again immediately (to Hoop Dreams). Can the Wachowski's find redemption in the Retrospots?

Best Director
     Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut — 19.0%
     David Fincher, Fight Club — 15.6%
     Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich — 8.7%

The same two-way race as Best Picture, but with a much smaller percentage of the vote between them (56.7%).

Best Original Screenplay
     The Wachowskis, The Matrix — 18.1%
     Jim Jarmusch, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai — 9.6%
     M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense — 6.5%

It's Charlie Kaufman versus Paul Thomas Anderson here, with 65.2% of the vote between them.

Best Adapted Screenplay
     Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb, Toy Story 2 (from characters created in the film Toy Story) — 14.7%
     Anthony Minghella, The Talented Mr. Ripley (from the novel by Patricia Highsmith) — 7.4%

This is a race between Election, Fight Club, and The Iron Giant. I'm only showing the bottom two here because the second- and third-place finishers were separated by 0.1%. Somewhat surprising that The Iron Giant outperformed Toy Story 2 in this category, given that the latter was also a Best Picture nominee.

Best Actor
     Forest Whitaker, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai — 17.4%
     Russell Crowe, The Insider — 14.8%
     Edward Norton, Fight Club — 5.9%

It's the Oscar-winner, Spacey, versus cabal favorite Lavant. Place your bets, place your bets.

Best Actress
     Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta — 18.8%
     Hillary Swank, Boys Don't Cry — 17.9%
     Annette Benning, American Beauty — 8.4%

A very close, four-way race, but it ultimately came down to Roth and Witherspoon.

Best Supporting Actor
     Philip Seymour Hoffman, Magnolia — 15.0%
     Hugo Weaving, The Matrix — 5.5%

Another category in which  the second- and third-place finishers were separated by just 0.1% — even though the category itself wasn't close at all. Either Cruise, Pitt, or Rickman won it handily.

Best Supporting Actress
     Julianne Moore, Magnolia — 17.0%
     Nicole Kidman, Eyes Wide Shut — 14.5%
     Helena Bonham Carter, Fight Club — 13.7%

Just 0.4% separates the winner with the first runner-up. One of the dark horse candidates will prevail, either Morton or San Juan. This result ends the bid by Cruise and Kidman to become the first husband-and-wife team to win Filmspots in the same year for different films. (Note: I didn't fact-check this entirely made-up stat.)

Best Ensemble Cast
     All About My Mother — 16.2%
     Topsy-Turvy — 7.0%
     The Matrix — 4.0%

Can underdog Galaxy Quest really snatch this Filmspot away from the powerhouse cast of Magnolia? Stay tuned!

Best Non-English Language Film
     Rosetta (directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) — 14.0%
     Audition (directed by Miike Takashi) — 13.3%
     The Wind Will Carry Us (directed by Abbas Kiarostami) — 11.2%

Another category in which the Oscar-winner (this time, All About My Mother) faces off against cabal favorite Beau Travail. Place your bets, place your bets.

Best Animated Film
     Fantasia 2000 (directed by Hendel Butoy and Don Hahn) — 0.0%

Fantasia 2000 wins the It Was Just an Honor to Be Nominated Award, as the only nominee to receive zero votes on the final ballot. The other four nominees are separated by just 4.2% of the vote.

Best Documentary
     My Best Fiend (directed by Werner Herzog) — 17.1%
     Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (directed by Errol Morris) — 8.2%
     Buena Vista Social Club (directed by Wim Wenders) — 5.5%

This is probably the sixth or seventh time in which a Documentary race has come down to a battle between the early favorite (American Movie) and an underseen Wiseman film (Belfast, Maine). They combined for 69.2% of the votes. We all know how this ends, right?

Best Editing
     Dylan Tichenor, Magnolia — 8.9%
     Andrew Mondshein, The Sixth Sense — 8.5%
     Eric Zumbrunnen, Being John Malkovich — 4.4%

This has always been The Matrix's category to lose, but Fight Club put up a great fight, to say the least.

Best Score
     Don Davis, The Matrix — 17.2%
     Thomas Newman, American Beauty — 11.7%
     John Williams, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace — 4.6%

The Matrix did well here with voters who voted for it in every category possible, but this was mostly just a race between Jon Brion and RZA.

Best Cinematography
     Robert Elswit, Magnolia — 16.2%
     Newton Thomas Sigel, Three Kings — 14.9%
     Jeff Cronenweth, Fight Club — 10.0%

It's Eyes Wide Shut versus The Matrix, in a 90s US Bracket rematch! The winner got 30.5% of the vote; the loser, 28.4%.

Best Art Direction
     Alex McDowell and Jay Hart, Fight Club — 16.9%
     K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena, Being John Malkovich — 8.3%
     Rick Heinrichs and Peter Young, Sleepy Hollow — 5.2%

It's Eyes Wide Shut versus The Matrix, in a 90s US Bracket rematch! The winner got 50.2% of the vote; the loser, 19.5%. I expected Fight Club to perform much better here.

Best Year
     Kirsten Dunst (for The Virgin Suicides, Dick, and Drop Dead Gorgeous) — 13.6%
     Sam Rockwell (for Galaxy Quest and The Green Mile) — 13.6%
     Spike Jonze (for Being John Malkovich, Three Kings, and Torrance Rises) — 13.6%

A three-way tie for third, leaving Magnolia co-stars Cruise and Hoffman battle it out for supremacy, in a rematch of Mission: Impossible III. The movie was much more of a nail-biter.

Full results in two hours.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 07:17:19 PM »
Looking good for Magnolia. I like this format of revealing the results. Actress is the big disappointment for me. I thought Rosetta had a chance.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 08:27:39 PM »
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It's the Oscar-winner, Spacey, versus cabal favorite Lavant.

Who?!

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 09:48:36 PM »
First post updated with full results.

Here are the success rates for each voter, taking into account only the categories where that person had seen the eventual winner (and thus had an opportunity to vote for it):

Sandy80.0% (4/5)
oldkid66.7% (10/15)
Knocked Out Loaded60.0% (9/15)
StudentOFilm60.0% (9/15)
Dave the Necrobumper          55.6% (5/9)
Teproc53.8% (7/13)
dheaton53.3% (8/15)
jbissell50.0% (8/16)
Junior50.0% (6/12)
roujin50.0% (7/14)
saltine50.0% (7/14)
pixote47.1% (8/17)
Beavermoose46.7% (7/15)
sdedalus46.7% (7/15)
chardy99946.2% (6/13)
StarCarly46.2% (6/13)
OVERALL43.5% (154/354)
Bondo40.0% (6/15)
goodguy40.0% (2/5)
PeacefulAnarchy40.0% (6/15)
Sam the Cinema Snob38.5% (5/13)
smirnoff38.5% (5/13)
‘Keith!37.5% (6/16)
MartinTeller25.0% (4/16)
maρana17.6% (3/17)
BlueVoid8.3% (1/12)
1SO6.3% (1/16)

Notable success rates by the film:

Sweet and Lowdown100.0% (1/1)
Magnolia50.0% (5/10)
All About My Mother50.0% (2/4)
Beau Travail50.0% (1/2)
The Matrix33.3% (3/9)
Toy Story 233.3% (1/3)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai         33.3% (1/3)
Fight Club11.1% (1/9)
Being John Malkovich0.0% (0/5)
Eyes Wide Shut0.0% (0/4)
American Beauty0.0% (0/3)
The Sixth Sense0.0% (0/2)
Election0.0% (0/2)
The Iron Giant0.0% (0/2)
Rosetta0.0% (0/2)
Galaxy Quest0.0% (0/2)
The Talented Mr. Ripley0.0% (0/1)
The Insider0.0% (0/1)
Boys Don't Cry0.0% (0/1)
Topsy-Turvy0.0% (0/1)
Three Kings0.0% (0/1)

Thanks everyone for voting!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 10:08:39 PM »
Categories where the winner received the same or fewer voters as a runner-up:

PICTURE - Magnolia (10), The Matrix (10)
ACTOR - Lavant (6), Spacey (8)
DOCUMENTARY - Belfast, Maine (2), My Best Fiend (4), American Movie (7)
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Magnolia (8), Being John Malkovich (8)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Morton (4), Bonham Carter (4), Kidman (4), Moore (5), San Juan (7)

I acknowledge that it doesn't feel right for a film to win an award with just two votes, but so it goes. Luckily Wiseman's films are becoming more readily available lately, so hopefully more of us can catch up with his films in the future. But the Documentary category received very little attention overall: only 15 of 26 voters cast a vote there, and collectively those fifteen voters had only seen 53% of the nominees (40/75).

Categories affected by the weighting of votes:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Both Magnolia and Being John Malkovich received 8 votes from 23 viewers, so by a raw percentage they would have tied (34.8% each). But every voter for Magnolia had seen all five films in the category, while four different Being John Malkovich voters had only seen four of the films, so their votes didn't carry quite the same weight. (One of them hasn't seen Magnolia; two of them haven't seen Ghost Dog; and one hasn't seen The Sixth Sense. Get to work, guys! Those are some good films!)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS - By a raw percentage, San Juan beats Morton 33.3% to 28.6%. But all four of Morton's votes came from voters who had seen all the nominees in the category, compared to only three of San Juan's seven votes.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 10:44:32 PM »
DOCUMENTARY - Belfast, Maine (2), My Best Fiend (4), American Movie (7)

I acknowledge that it doesn't feel right for a film to win an award with just two votes, but so it goes.

How does that happen? That seems like the weighting needs to be adjusted. I could understand if the votes were closer, but 7 to 2?

SUPPORTING ACTRESS - By a raw percentage, San Juan beats Morton 33.3% to 28.6%. But all four of Morton's votes came from voters who had seen all the nominees in the category, compared to only three of San Juan's seven votes.

Well, damn. I'd seen all the nominees, so I guess I did all I could.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 10:58:07 PM »
Thanks everyone for voting!
Thanks for all your efforts, pix!

Best Picture
     Magnolia — 45.4%
     The Matrix — 30.4%
     Toy Story 2 — 12.7%
     Fight Club — 8.1%
     Being John Malkovich — 3.3%

Best Director
     Paul Thomas Anderson, Magnolia — 33.7%
     The Wachowskis, The Matrix — 23.0%
     Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut — 19.0%
     David Fincher, Fight Club — 15.6%
     Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich — 8.7%

Best Original Screenplay
     Paul Thomas Anderson, Magnolia — 35.1%
     Charlie Kaufman, Being John Malkovich — 30.7%
     The Wachowskis, The Matrix — 18.1%
     Jim Jarmusch, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai — 9.6%
     M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense — 6.5%
Be it stipulated that you're all terrific. Be it also stipulated that it's bananas how far up Magnolia's butt you all are.  8)

DOCUMENTARY - Belfast, Maine (2), My Best Fiend (4), American Movie (7)
I acknowledge that it doesn't feel right for a film to win an award with just two votes, but so it goes.
How does that happen? That seems like the weighting needs to be adjusted. I could understand if the votes were closer, but 7 to 2?
Nah, people should just do their homework.  :)
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 10:59:40 PM »
Sub 40 percent! The snob title remains apt!

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1999: Official Winners
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2017, 01:00:36 AM »
Be it stipulated that you're all terrific. Be it also stipulated that it's bananas how far up Magnolia's butt you all are.  8)

But it's warm in there, and Aimee Mann sings me to sleep at night!

On the nominations balloting, Magnolia received 14 votes, 5 of them first-place votes. The Matrix appeared on 16 ballots, with 4 first-place votes. So The Matrix was definitely in a good position to win, but Magnolia was a more popular compromise pick from fans of the likes of Rosetta, Time Regained, American Beauty, All About My Mother, and Three Kings (me!).

In researching that, I realized that one final ballot vote for Magnolia actually belonged to The Matrix. That sent me into a brief panic, but Magnolia still wins the category, despite both films receiving 10 votes. But if everyone who voted for The Matrix had also seen Magnolia, the results would probably have been different.

DOCUMENTARY - Belfast, Maine (2), My Best Fiend (4), American Movie (7)
I acknowledge that it doesn't feel right for a film to win an award with just two votes, but so it goes.
How does that happen? That seems like the weighting needs to be adjusted. I could understand if the votes were closer, but 7 to 2?
Nah, people should just do their homework.  :)

Ha, yeah, pretty much. What is comes down to is the fact that a full two-thirds (67%!) of the people that had seen Belfast, Maine voted for it. Hard to deny it victory, with that kind of percentage. I think our collective failure wasn't so much with the final voting, but with the nominations voting. A film with only three viewers probably shouldn't have been nominated in the first place, but documentaries were largely ignored in the discovery phase of this project — partly due to availability issues, granted. But if On the Ropes had made the final ballot, it would have taken my vote away from the Wiseman film and probably resulted in a more consensus pick — even if that pick wasn't necessarily On the Ropes/

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.