Saturday, December 4, 2010

NBR Awards!

Ah, the Oscar race is starting in earnest, and I'm so very behind. The satellite noms are fun (yay Noomi Rapace love), as are the gothams, but the NBR awards are the first ones that people take seriously. Whether they should or not. The list below, with my thoughts:

Best Film: The Social Network

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

I'm pretty happy with these. Jacki Weaver gets remembered, which keeps her hopes for a nomination alive. I'm thrilled Christian Bale is finally getting some long-deserved recognition. And The Social Network is excellent. I have yet to see Another Year, so... no thoughts there.

Best Foreign Film: Of Gods and Men

Best Documentary: Waiting For “Superman”

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Why do the animated films I like never win anything?

Best Ensemble Cast: The Town

Oh yay. This is a good cast. Although I would've picked Winter's Bone, like the Gothams.

Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

YAY! Win.

Spotlight Award for Best Directorial Debut: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo

Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network


Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola, for for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere

William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin

NBR Freedom of Expression: Fair Game, Conviction, Howl

Awww.... Conviction. This is the only award you will win.

Top Eleven Films (In alphabetical order):
Another Year
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Pretty good. I like having The Fighter and Winter's Bone in here. But Shutter Island, Hereafter and Toy Story 3 over Blue Valentine, Black Swan, and 127 Hours?

Top Ten Independent Films (In alphabetical order):
Animal Kingdom
Fish Tank
The Ghost Writer
Let Me In
Please Give
Youth in Revolt

YAY Fish Tank!!!! SO excited about that. Hmmm.... I'm getting the sense I should see Buried. I read an interesting article that said it should be garnering more notice than 127 hours. Yay Animal Kingdom. And happy Let Me In got a little notice.

Top Six Foreign Films (In alphabetical order):
I Am Love
Life, Above All
Of Gods And Men
Soul Kitchen
White Material

Huh. I think Incendies is going to next year's Sundance. *sigh* I still need to see I Am Love.

Top Six Documentary Films (In alphabetical order):
A Film Unfinished
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Tillman Story
Waiting For “Superman"

Another thought on the Satellite noms: "the awards - handed out by International Press Academy - are generally disregarded as a serious Oscar precursor due to their often inexplainable decisions (see this year’s bizarre move to erratically extend most categories to seemingly whatever number of nominees they wanted),"

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