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Re: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #170 on: May 05, 2009, 01:59:32 AM »
It's early yet, but so far I'm really happy with the way this year's categories shook out.

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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: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #171 on: July 25, 2009, 03:47:43 AM »
I believe Visioneers is eligible but virtue of not having seen theatrical release (no review in the New York Times) and not appearing on DVD until 2009.

I'll update the list of eligible films at some point.  I promise.

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Re: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #172 on: September 08, 2009, 06:07:23 PM »
Alright guys.... preliminary ballot time, at least from me.  Shows the holes I have in my 2009 watching, but still.  Some of these are as of yet not FYC'ed... I want to wait a little bit before officially nominating them, as to not MovieBuff the nominations thread with a bunch of names that won't be on my final ballot.

BEST PICTURE
Broken Embraces
Sugar
Goodbye Solo
Cheri
Up

BEST DIRECTOR
Pedro Almodóvar, Broken Embraces
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Sugar
Hayao Miyazaki, Ponyo
Ramin Bahrani, Goodbye Solo
Stephen Frears, Cheri

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Broken Embraces
Sugar
Ponyo
Goodbye Solo
The Brothers Bloom

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Cheri
Star Trek
State of Play
In the Loop
Watchmen (if only by attrition, seemingly)

BEST ACTOR
Goodbye Solo - Souleymane Sy Savane
Broken Embraces - Lluís Homar
World's Greatest Dad - Robin Williams
Cheri - Rupert Friend
Public Enemies - Johnny Depp

BEST ACTRESS
Broken Embraces - Penelope Cruz
Lion's Den - Martina Gusman
Cheri - Michelle Pfieffer
Sunshine Cleaning - Amy Adams
Drag Me to Hell - Alison Lohman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Goodbye Solo - Red West
State of Play - Ben Affleck
The Boat That Rocked/Pirate Radio - Philip Seymour Hoffman
Watchmen - Jackie Earle Haley
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Jim Broadbent

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Goodbye Solo - Diana Franco Galindo
Drag Me to Hell - Lorna Raver
Broken Embraces - Blanca Portillo
The Brothers Bloom - Rinko Kikuchi
Cheri - Kathy Bates

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Broken Embraces
The Girlfriend Experience
Earth
Soul Power
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

BEST ART DIRECTION
Broken Embraces
The Brothers Bloom
Cheri
Star Trek
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

BEST SCORE
Broken Embraces
Drag Me to Hell
Earth
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Star Trek

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Soul Power
The Boat That Rocked/Pirate Radio
Sugar
Adventureland
Sita Sings the Blues

BEST SOUND
Drag Me to Hell
Broken Embraces
The Brothers Bloom
Up
Star Trek

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Up
Sita Sings the Blues
Coraline
Monsters vs. Aliens

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Soul Power
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Beautiful Losers
Chelsea on the Rocks

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM
Broken Embraces
Sugar
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Lion's Den

BEST EDITING
Star Trek
Goodbye Solo
Soul Power
Earth
The Girlfriend Experience

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Star Trek
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Watchmen

BEST DEBUT FEATURE
Soul Power
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Sita Sings the Blues
In the Loop

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
Broken Embraces
Goodbye Solo
Cheri
Star Trek
Sugar

BEST SURPRISE
Sita Sings the Blues
Soul Power
Sunshine Cleaning
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
State of Play

BEST LINE
1. In the Loop - "Difficult, difficult, lemon, difficult."
2. Up - "I was hiding underneath your porch, because I love you."
3. The Boat that Rocked/Pirate Radio - "There's no such thing as a little CINECAST!!"
4. Earth - "It's their first flight.  Actually, I wouldn't call it flying... as much as 'falling with style'."
5. The Brothers Bloom - "I don't like to stereotypically vilify an entire country, but Mexico is a horrible, horrible place."

BEST SCENE (DRAMATIC)
1. Broken Embraces - Touching the Documentary
2. Up - Scenes from a Marriage
3. Drag Me to Hell - Prologue
4. Watchmen - Opening Credit Montage
5. Broken Embraces - Judit's Confession

BEST SCENE (COMEDIC)
1. In the Loop - Riot Act
2. The Brothers Bloom - Penelope's Hobbies
3. Up - The Introduction of Kevin
4. Coraline - The Mouse Circus
5. Chelsea on the Rocks - Interviewing Milos Forman

BEST SHOT
1. Broken Embraces - Magdelena and the Staircase
2. Brothers Bloom - Card Up the Sleeve
3. Up - Lightning Bolt
4. Brothers Bloom - Car in Mid Air
5. Cheri - Final Shot

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Re: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #173 on: September 16, 2009, 01:45:11 AM »
Awesome.  More people should fill out preliminary ballots!

I said somewhere that the New York Times would be the source of record in determining the eligibility for films released theatrically in the US.  The case of Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains makes me want to amend that statement because it's a film with a decent amount of support already that nobody (to my knowledge) had seen in time for last years Filmspots.

The problem is that, per the Times review, it opened in New York in October 2008.  That seems pretty definitive.

I thought the Los Angeles Times might provide a loophole (I misremembered their review having a 2009 dateline), but the film opened in LA in November 2008.

Hmm, I guess we're kinda screwed on this one. :(

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Re: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #174 on: September 16, 2009, 06:47:15 AM »
I'm currently sitting at 5 2009 films watched, my plan is to watch 20 more the week before the ballots are due, yeah, that should work.

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Re: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #175 on: September 21, 2009, 09:57:35 PM »
BEST PICTURE

Adventureland
Lymelife
The Cove
Moon
Inglorious Basterds

BEST DIRECTOR

Steve McQueen, Hunger
James Gray, Two Lovers
Greg Mottola, Adventureland
Ramin Bahrani, Goodbye Solo
Quentin Tarantino, Inglorious Basterds

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Big Man Japan
Adventureland
Moon
Inglorious Basterds
Lymelife

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

In The Loop
The Class
Coraline
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

BEST ACTOR

Sam Rockwell - Moon
Zac Efron - 17 Again
Hitoshi Matsumoto
Goodbye Solo - Souleymane Sy Savane
Michael Fassbender - Hunger

BEST ACTRESS

Zooey Deschanel - Gigantic
Sasha Grey - The Girlfriend Experience
Charlene Yi - Paper Heart
Emma Roberts - Hotel for Dogs
(haven't decided yet) Tie: Zooey Deschanel - (500) Days of Summer and Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana: The Movie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christop Waltz - Inglorious Basterds
Peter Capaldi - In The Loop
Michael Cera - Paper Heart
Kieran Culkin - Lymelife
Martin Starr - Adventureland

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Emma Roberts - Lymelife
Edith Scob - Summer Hours
Isabella Rosselini - Public Enemies
Diana Franco Galindo - Goodbye Solo
Judy Greer - Visioneers

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Sin Nombre
Moon
The Girlfriend Experience
The Brothers Bloom
Hunger

BEST ART DIRECTION

Paper Heart
Big Man Japan
Sin Nombre
The Brothers Bloom
Year One

BEST SCORE
Not Sure Yet


BEST SOUNDTRACK

Hannah Montana: The Movie
Adventureland
Gigantic
Lymelife
Inglorious Basterds

BEST SOUND

Not Sure Yet

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Coraline
Up
Monsters v. Aliens

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Cove
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
Food, Inc.
Boy Interrupted
Soul Power

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM

Inglorious Basterds
The Class
Summer Hours
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Sugar

BEST EDITING
Not sure yet

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
not sure yet

BEST DEBUT FEATURE

Lymelife
Moon
Hunger
In The Loop
Sin Nombre

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

Lymelife
In The Loop
Inglorious Basterds
Advnetureland
The Brothers Bloom

BEST SURPRISE

The Cove
Lymelife
Big Man Japan
Adventureland
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

BEST LINE

1. In the Loop - "And at the end of a war you need some soldiers left, really, or else it looks like you've lost."
2. Observe and Report - "I was up all night. Fighting demons."
3. Hunger - "I have my belief, and in all its simplicity that is the most powerful thing."

That's it for now until I get to go back to a few more films.

BEST SCENE (DRAMATIC)

The Cove - Finale
Hunger - 22-Minute Dialogue (This is the one with the table sequence, right?)
Moon - Final Phone Call Home
(500) Days of Summer - Expectations v. Reality
Hannah Montana: The Movie - Outside Hotel and Post Banquet Stairwell Sequence

BEST SCENE (COMEDIC)

In the Loop - Riot Act
Big Man Japan - Final Fight Sequence
Adventureland - Hill Scene at the End
Paper Heart - Lunch Date
(500) Days of Summer - Black and White Movie Montage

BEST SHOT
I'll come back to this one as well

Another quick preliminary ballot, where I'm at now.

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Re: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #176 on: September 21, 2009, 10:04:54 PM »


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Isabella Rosselini - Public Enemies


Marion Cotillard?

Two Lovers?
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Re: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #177 on: September 22, 2009, 11:41:54 AM »


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Isabella Rosselini - Public Enemies


Marion Cotillard?

Two Lovers?

Right, I meant Two Lovers.

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Re: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #178 on: November 19, 2009, 05:22:49 AM »
Wondering if Ballast, Dear Zachary, and that film that 1SO thought I was not good enough to review are Filmspot eligible.
No, no, and I'm not sure what you're talking about.

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Didn't Ballast have a stupidly limited release? Isn't it basically premiering on DVD? We need new rules, dammit!

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Re: Filmspots 2009
« Reply #179 on: November 19, 2009, 09:09:42 AM »
I believe that a few 2009 eligible films are now available on Netflix instant,

The Girlfriend Experience
Lymelife
Treeless Mountain

There may be more, but those are the three I can remember off hand.