Sunday, April 23, 2006

Magic Banana Awards: Look Back.

Meh, felt like doing a tally.

People with the most wins/nominations:
Don Cheadle – 4 (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 runners ups)
Patricia Clarkson – 4 (1 bronze, 3 runners up)
Renée Zellweger – 3 (2 Golds, 1 Runner up)
Alexander Payne – 3 (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Runner up)
Philip Seymour Hoffman – 3 (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 runner up)
Audrey Tautou – 3 (1 silver, 2 runners up)
Uma Thurman – 3 (1 silver, 2 bronze)
Jamie Foxx – 3 (2 bronze, 1 runner up)

People who get nominated for different things: (you know how I love me some multitaskers)
Clint Eastwood – directing, acting
Ethan Hawke – writing, acting
Alexander Payne – writing, directing
Dan Futterman – writing, acting
Wes Anderson – writing, directing

Films with the most wins/nominations
Brokeback Mountain – 10 (6 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze)
Far from Heaven – 8 (4 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 2 Runners up)
Almost Famous – 8 (3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze, 2 Runners up)
The Hours – 8 (3 Bronzes, 5 runners up)
Mystic River – 7 (4 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 bronze)
Erin Brockovich – 6 (2 Gold, 4 Silver)
Capote – 6 (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze)
House of Flying Daggers – 6 (2 Golds, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze)
Road to Perdition – 6 (2 Gold, 4 runners up)
A Beautiful Mind – 6 (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Runners up)
Finding Nemo – 5 (3 Gold, 2 runners up)
Million Dollar Baby – 5 (1 Gold, 4 Silver)
Punch-Drunk Love (2 Silver, 3 runners up)
Amelie – (2 silver, 1 bronze, 2 runners up)
Love Actually – 5 (1 bronze, 4 runners up)
Dirty Pretty Things – 4 (2 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)
Gosford Park – 4 (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 runner up)
The Incredibles – 4 (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 runner up)
Kinsey – 4 (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 bronze, 1 runner up)
The Royal Tenenbaums – 4 (2 Bronze, 2 Runners up)

My Magic Banana Awards, of 2005-2000.

Gold: Brokeback Mountain
Silver: Together
Bronze: Finding Nemo
Runners up: Capote, Turtles Can Fly, Erin Brockovich, Punch-Drunk Love, The Closet, Million Dollar Baby, Far from Heaven

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Gold: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Silver: Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby
Bronze: Robert Altman, Gosford Park
Runners up: Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven), Clint Eastwood (Mystic River)

Actor, Leading Role
Gold: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Silver: Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda
Bronze: Haley Joel Osment, A.I.
Runners up: Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dirty Pretty Things)

Actress, Leading Role
Gold: Julianne Moore, Far from Heaven
Silver: Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake
Bronze: Charlize Theron, Monster
Runners up: Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), Audrey Tautou (Dirty Pretty Things)

Actor, Supporting Role
Gold: Tim Robbins, Mystic River
Silver: Clifton Collins Jr, Capote
Bronze: Peter Sarsgaard, Shattered Glass
Runners up: Peter Sarsgaard (Kinsey), Peiqui Liu (Together)

Actress, Supporting Role
Gold: Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda
Silver: Renée Zellweger, Cold Mountain
Bronze: Amy Adams, Junebug
Runners up: Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River), Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain)

Writing, Original Screenplay
Gold: Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton)
Silver: The Closet (Francis Veber)
Bronze: Punch-Drunk Love (P.T. Anderson)
Runners up: Dirty Pretty Things (Steven Knight), The Incredibles (Brad Bird)

Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Gold: Brokeback Mountain (Diana Ossana & Larry McMurtry)
Silver: Capote (Dan Futterman)
Bronze: Sideways (Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor)
Runners up: My Sassy Girl (Jae Young Kwak), Before Sunset (Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan & Richard Linklater)

Music, Original Score
Gold: Finding Nemo (Thomas Newman)
Silver: Brokeback Mountain (Gustavo Santaolalla)
Bronze: Lemony Snicket (Thomas Newman)
Runners up: Birth (Alexandre Desplat), Road to Perdition (Thomas Newman)

Gold: Brokeback Mountain (Rodrigo Prieto)
Silver: A Very Long Engagement (Bruno Delbonnel)
Bronze: Road to Perdition (Conrad L. Hall)
Runners up: The Man Who Wasn’t There (Roger Deakins), Good Night, & Good Luck (Robert Elswitt)

And that’s that.


lisa said...

I'm seeing this Desplat name everywhere. Who the hell is he?

j.l said...

Well, at least you mentioned Sideways.

uth said...


MysticFist said...

Not too much time to reply, but I wouldn't want to go without dropping a message. I tried to compile a top list of the new millennium a few days ago and this is what I came up with...

01. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee 2005)
02. Collateral (Michael Mann 2004)
03. Garden State (Zach Braff 2004)
04. Stiletto Dance (Mario Azzopardi 2001)
05. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood 2003)
06. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson 2002)
07. The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci 2003)
08. Sideways (Alexander Payne 2004)
09. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar 2002)
10. 25th Hour (Spike Lee 2002)

As for the other categories, I'll have to quickly think of my nominations, which means a few important ones could have been inadvertently left out of it. Hopefully not.

Best Direction
01. Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain (2005)
02. Michael Mann, Collateral (2004)
03. David Lynch, Mulholland Drive (2001)
04. Clint Eastwood, Mystic River (2003)
05. Mario Azzopardi, Stiletto Dance (2001)

Lead Performances
01. Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain (2005)
02. Jack Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain (2005)
03. Tom Cruise in Collateral (2004)
04. Naomi Watts in 21 Grams (2003)
05. Sean Penn in Mystic River (2003)

Supporting Performances
01. Tim Robbins in Mystic River (2003)
02. Thomas Haden Church in Sideways (2004)
03. Morgan Freeman in Million Dollar Baby (2004)
04. Meryl Streep in Adaptation. (2002)
05. Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs on New York (2002)

Best Screenplays
01. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
02. Collateral (2004)
03. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Best Cinematography
01. Collateral (2004)
02. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
03. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Best Film Editing
01. Collateral (2004)
02. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
03. Mulholland Drive (2001)

Best Scores/Soundtracks
01. Collateral (2004)
02. Brokeback Mountain (2003)
03. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)


TBP4 said...

I was wondering which person will have the most awards when I finish (all-time). Hmm. It won't be an actor. Either a composer or writer/director/etc like Lynch (his Eraserhead credits, yikes). So far this decade? Probably Lynch as well (writing, directing, sound, maybe score). Erm.

Emma said...


Emma said...

Erm indeed.

TBP4 said...

Thanks for making me want to come back so soon!

Emma said...

Agh! I haven't been unknowingly rude to one of my best customers, have I? :(

blaise said...

*peers around*

James (T) said...

Let's see... Best Film goes to Catchy, I'd give ScarJo actress, Murray actor

Emma said...


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