Sunday, March 05, 2006


I got lots of mine right:

How many I got right:

Best Feature Brokeback Mountain (2005) - James Schamus, Diana Ossana

Best Female Lead Felicity Huffman for Transamerica (2005)

Best Male Lead Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (2005)

Best Supporting Female Amy Adams for Junebug (2005)

Best Supporting Male Matt Dillon for Crash (2004)

Best Director Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Best Screenplay Capote (2005) - Dan Futterman

Best First Screenplay Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) - Miranda July (wrong - Transamerica)

Best Cinematography Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) - Robert Elswit

Best First Feature Crash (2004) - Paul Haggis, Cathy Schulman, Don Cheadle, Bob Yari, Mark R. Harris, Robert Moresco

Best Foreign Film Paradise Now (2005) - Hany Abu-Assad

(Palestine/Netherlands/Germany/France) Best Documentary Grizzly Man (2005) - Werner Herzog (wrong - Enron)

2 wrong, but I'm still amazing! And give them one too, for redeeming the whole Lost in Translation sweep 2 years ago! (Though even though weren't thick enough to even nominate Scarlett. )

Now, I've been looking at the history of independent film award winners:
2005- Sideways (9/10)
2004 - Lost in Overration (0.0000000001/10)
2003 - Far from heaven (9/10)
2002 - Memento (7/10)
2001 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (7/10)
2000 - Election (7/10)
1999 - Gods and Monsters (8/10)
1998 - The Apostle (7/10)
1997 - Fargo (7/10)
1996 - Leaving Las vegas (8/10)
1995 - Pulp Fiction (0.000001/10)
1994 - Short Cuts (9/10)
1993- The Player (9/10)
1992 - Rambling Rose (7/10)
1991 - The Grifters (5/10)
1990 - Sex, lies and videotape (6/10)
With the exception of two horrifically bad movies made by horrifically bad filmmakers, this is a decent list. Nonetheless, until now, there hasn't been a single 10/10 movie. Brokeback Mountain has changed all that.
I'm also pleased that Felicity and Amy have been duly awared - it doesn't look too likely that they're going to win the Oscar, but at least they have something to show for their great work. Philip, well, he was always going to win, because he gave the best performance of the year. Yet I still found it amusing how Heath Ledger looked so utterly cheesed off in all the photos. Heath, you're not going to win the Oscar, babe! Get over it.
Amy, by the way, looked gorgeous. She has such pretty hair! Felicity looked as good as she can. Michelle Williams looked pretty too.
Sadly, the same cannot be said for the guys. Benjamin Mackenzie?! That freak from the OC? Kill me now. Matt Dillion grim. Heath looked OK, but he really could do with smiling more often. And Philip, well, let's just hope he makes more of an effort come tonight, because the last time someone turned out so messy at all film awards, it was Peter Jackson, and Phil, unlike his comparison, does actually have talent. So dress like you do, please!
Meh. Jake not there. I really think that Mr. Gyllenhaal needs to become a little more gracious. Jake, just because you're not nominated, doesn't mean you can't go! The same goes for the Golden Globes, where the Brokeback Mountain table was missing just one member - him.
Anyway, generally, I'm pleased with the indie film awards this year. Let's just hope that Sofia Coppola's upcoming mediocrity (staring slut of the century Kirsten Dunst [I say this because she used to go out with Jakey]) won't be walking away with the awards next year.


commentator said...

I saw that! I would have never gotten the likes of Best Cinematography right. And do I agree with any of those ratings? Perhaps 9/10 for Far From Heaven and Short Cuts, but that's it. And Sideways WAS a 10/10 film, just like BBM.

But what really matters is that getting both this award and the Oscar for best film turns out to be a true testament to Brokeback's greatness. It really seems to be THE film of the year, not just for its social relevance, but intrinsic artistic merit as well.

emily said...

You can't give a film decimals, Mrs. Maths.

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