Friday, January 12, 2007

BAFTA nominations have been announced, 2007; icky this year.

First, let me just have a little rant. HOW THE FRICK DID BRESLIN GET IN THERE AND IVANA GET OVERLOOKED?!!! Daniel Craig for Actor? Disgusting!!!! HOW DARE YOU NOMINATED 93 for DIRECTION????@ LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE SUX!!!

Anyway, here are the damned nominations, with my reactions and predictions in white.

FilmBabel - Alejandro González Iñárritu/Jon Kilik/Steve Golin
The Departed - Brad Pitt/Brad Grey/Graham King
The Last King Of Scotland - Andrea Calderwood/Lisa Bryer/Charles Steel
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen - Tracey Seaward/Christine Langan/Andy Harries

Babel, The Departed, The Queen all predictable. Nice to see BAFTA showing some variety with the nod to The Last King of Scotland, even if Little Miss Sunshine is awful.

The Alexander Korda Award For The Outstanding British Film Of The YearCasino Royale - Michael G Wilson/Barbara Broccoli/Martin Campbell/Neal Purvis/Robert Wade/Paul Haggis
The Last King Of Scotland - Andrea Calderwood/Lisa Bryer/Charles Steel/Kevin Macdonald/Peter Morgan/Jeremy Brock
Notes On A Scandal - Scott Rudin/Robert Fox/Richard Eyre/Patrick Marber
The Queen - Tracey Seaward/Christine Langan/Andy Harries/Stephen Frears/Peter Morgan
United 93 - Tim Bevan/Lloyd Levin/Paul Greengrass

So predictable.

The Carl Foreman Award For Special Achievement By A British Director, Writer Or Producer In Their First Feature FilmAndrea Arnold (Director) - Red Road
Julian Gilbey (Director) - Rollin' With The Nines
Christine Langan (Producer) - Pierrepoint
Gary Tarn (Director) - Black Sun
Paul Andrew Williams (Director) - London To Brighton

Okay, Andrea Arnold has GOT to win this. Red Road was stunning.

The David Lean Award For Achievement In Direction
Babel - Alejandro González Iñárritu
The Departed - Martin Scorsese
Little Miss Sunshine - Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris
The Queen - Stephen Frears
United 93 - Paul Greengrass

To be honest, I don't really give a cat's turd who wins this category any more. Nominating the two for Little Miss Sunshine is just a joke, the direction in that "movie" was atrocious.

Original Screenplay
Babel - Guillermo Arriaga
Little Miss Sunshine - Michael Arndt
Pan's Labyrinth - Guillermo Del Toro
The Queen - Peter Morgan
United 93 - Paul Greengrass

Nice to see Pan's Labyrinth in there, thought my guess is that Babel will win.

Adapted Screenplay
Casino Royale - Neal Purvis/Robert Wade/Paul Haggis
The Departed - William Monahan
The Devil Wears Prada - Aline Brosh Mckenna
The Last King Of Scotland - Peter Morgan/Jeremy Brock
Notes On A Scandal - Patrick Marber

Casino Royale was one of the worst written films of 2006. I mean, Paul "Crash" Haggis wrote a third of it! Ugh. Anyway, nice to see Marber and McKenna getting into there, and Peter Morgan's proving that 2006 was quite his year, with nods in Adapted and Original. That is good.

Film Not In The English Language
Apocalypto - Mel Gibson/Bruce Davey
Black Book (Zwartboek) - Teun Hilte/San Fu Maltha/Jens Meurer/Paul Verhoeven
Pan's Labyrinth - Alfonso Cuarón/Bertha Navarro/Frida Torresblanco/Guillermo Del Toro
Rang De Basanti (Paint It Yellow) - Ronnie Screwvala/Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Volver - Agustín Almodóvar/Pedro Almodóvar

Right. If Pan's doesn't win this... then.. ugh.

Animated Feature Film
Cars - John Lasseter
Flushed Away - David Bowers/Sam Fell
Happy Feet - George Miller

Once again, proof that England is trying to copy America, and, once again, proof that you shouldn't do it.

Actor In A Leading Role
Daniel Craig - Casino Royale
Leonardo Dicaprio - The Departed
Richard Griffiths - The History Boys
Peter O'Toole - Venus
Forest Whitaker - The Last King Of Scotland

I am delighted about Griffith's nomination, as I'm sure you can guess, but words cannot describe my disgust at Craig getting nominated. He was bad. End of.

Actress In A Leading Role
Penélope Cruz - Volver
Judi Dench - Notes On A Scandal
Helen Mirren - The Queen
Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet - Little Children

So predictable.

Actor In A Supporting Role
Alan Arkin - Little Miss Sunshine
James Mcavoy - The Last King Of Scotland
Jack Nicholson - The Departed
Leslie Phillips - Venus
Michael Sheen - The Queen

Delighted for James, disgusted at the rest. Here's to hoping the sexpot wins.

Actress In A Supporting Role
Emily Blunt - The Devil Wears Prada
Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine
Toni Collette - Little Miss Sunshine
Frances De La Tour - The History Boys
Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls

Delighted for Emily, disgusted at the rest. Here's to hoping the classy lady wins.

The Anthony Asquith Award For Achievement In Film Music
Babel - Gustavo Santaolalla
Casino Royale - David Arnold
Dreamgirls - Henry Krieger
Happy Feet - John Powell
The Queen - Alexandre Desplat

The Da Vinci Code, Volver, Marie-Antoinette (seeing as BAFTA look at overall music and not just score), The Fountain and Perfume should all be here instead of these five. I mean, I love Desplat, but his score to The Queen was truly nothing special by his standards.

Babel - Rodrigo Prieto
Casino Royale - Phil Meheux
Children Of Men - Emmanuel Lubezki
Pan's Labyrinth - Guillermo Navarro
United 93 - Barry Ackroyd

Decent, I suppose.

Babel - Stephen Mirrione/Douglas Crise
Casino Royale - Stuart Baird
The Departed - Thelma Schoonmaker
The Queen - Lucia Zucchetti
United 93 - Clare Douglas/Christopher Rouse/Richard Pearson

Meh. I'm surprised LMS didn't get in here; BAFTA are so in love with that piece of mediocrity.

Production Design
Casino Royale - Peter Lamont/Simon Wakefield
Children Of Men - Geoffrey Kirkland/Jim Clay/Jennifer Williams
Marie Antoinette - K K Barrett/Véronique Melery
Pan's Labyrinth - Eugenio Caballero/Pilar RevueltaPirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Rick Heinrichs/Cheryl A Carasik

Good choices.

Costume Design
The Devil Wears Prada - Patricia Field
Marie Antoinette - Milena CanoneroPan's Labyrinth - Lala Huete
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Penny Rose
The Queen - Consolata Boyle

A geniunely well chosen category.

Babel - José García/Jon Taylor/Chris Minkler/Martín Hernández
Casino Royale - Chris Munro/Eddy Joseph/Mike Prestwood Smith/Martin Cantwell/Mark Taylor
Pan's Labyrinth - Martín Hernández/Jamie Bashkt
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Christopher Boyes/George Watters Ii/ Paul Massey/Lee Orloff
United 93 - Chris Munro/Mike Prestwood Smith/Douglas Cooper/Oliver Tarney/Eddy Joseph

*nods in approval*

Achievement In Special Visual Effects
Casino Royale - Steve Begg/Chris Corbould
Children Of Men - Frazer Churchill/Tim Webber/Michael Eames/Paul Corbould
Pan's Labyrinth - Edward Irastorza/Everett Burrell
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - John Knoll/Hal Hickel/Charles Gibson
Superman Returns - Mark Stetson

Remind me, what were the special effects in Casino Royale again?

Make Up & Hair
The Devil Wears Prada - Nicki Ledermann/Angel De Angelis
Marie Antoinette - Jean-Luc Russier/Desiree Corridoni
Pan's Labyrinth*
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Ve Neill/Martin Samuel
The Queen - Daniel Phillips

Quite good choices. I love that BAFTA incorporate hair into the mix, unlike those idiots at Oscar.

Short Animation Film
Dreams And Desires - Family Ties - Les Mills/Joanna Quinn
Guy 101 - Ian Gouldstone
Peter And The Wolf - Hugh Welchman/Alan Dewhurst/Suzie Templeton

Short Film
Care - Rachel Bailey/Corinna Faith
Cubs - Lisa Williams/Tom Harper
Do Not Erase - Asitha Ameresekere
Hikikomori - Karley Duffy/Paul Wright
Kissing, Tickling And Being Bored - David Smith/Jim Mcroberts

The Orange Rising Star Award
Emily Blunt
Eva Green
Naomie Harris
Cillian Murphy
Ben Whishaw

We've talked about this. Emily to win.


Carter said...

here's the tally:

Casino Royale: 9
The Queen: 9
Pan's Labyrinth: 8
Babel: 7
The Departed: 6
Little Miss Sunshine: 6
United 93: 6
The Devil Wears Prada: 5
The Last King of Scotland: 5
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 5
Children of Men: 3
Marie-Antoinette: 3
Notes on a Scandal: 3
Dreamgirls: 2
Happy Feet: 2
The History Boys: 2
Venus: 2
Volver: 2
Apocalypto: 1
Black Book: 1
Cars: 1
Flushed Away: 1
Little Children: 1
Paint It Yellow: 1

Have you heard? Mouro's leaving Chelsea.

Emma said...


I've heard rumours, but that's all they are. Rumours.

Anonymous said...

Hehe, like the rumours you started about Pancake that actually turned out to be true?

Emma said...

Er. I didn't start that rumour, I merely helped spread it.

I've heard that Jose Mourinho's wants to go to that place where Beckham went. You know. The country full of fat pigs. What's it called again? Oh yeah, USA.

Harry W said...

Emma, you know I don't care for football much, but I read this today, which I thought you might find funny:

"The China Olympic football team will hold a two-week training camp at Chelsea’s training ground next month. The visit, which begins on February 1, is the first practical assistance given by Chelsea after a co-operation agreement between the Chinese FA and the club signed last year. As well as hosting China for training, the visit will involve staff giving seminars on technical, coaching and medical issues. Chelsea will also arrange friendly matches for China."

Harry W said...

That was to cheer you up for the BAFTA noms, which I agree were an atrocioty.

-Princess Shin- said...

Good luck in ur studies! Hehe.. push movies out for a while first! =)

Love Devil wears Prada!

paul haine said...

"The Departed - Brad Pitt/Brad Grey/Graham King"

Brad Pitt?

Katie said...

Harry! Don't see you on here that much.

How's it going?

Remind me again, what ASs do you do? did you have History today? It sucked

Anonymous said...

I agree, Craig was terrible. if BAFTA were going to nominate someone for being English, it should have been Clive Owen, who actually gave a good performance.

Harry W said...

I did have History; Nazi Germany, and of course, they just had to test the one area I hadn't revised. So Katie, don't worry, I think it "sucked" too.

Aside from History, I take English literature, German, French and Geography. I know. Five. :)

Besty said...

What Harry W said.

Why do exams always test us on what we haven't done? Fiddlesticks

And my subjects are English Lit., German, PE and History. Similar to Harry, again. :)

Let's turn this into a Q&A - what A-levels are everyone who visits Emma's site taking, or what did you take?

Emma said...

Oh yeah, let's discuss Education, that'll cheer me up a treat.

Besty said...

Well, sorry, but after a seriously distressing exam today, we aren't all in the mood to bitch about Abi Breslin/ talk about Robben's hairline.

Emma said...

Harsh, Martin! Harsh.

Anonymous said...

He's got a point though. You're a bit self-centred, to say the least.

Besty said...

Maybe so, but I'm the one that has to go to fucking Stamford Bridge tomorrow just because his girlfriend has an obsession with Shevchenko and knows nothing else about the game. Sheva probably won't even play!

Anyway. Looks like Little Miss FunkyMonkey's done a runner.

Emma said...
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Besty said...

Emma, give it a rest. You know I'm not like that. I was just having a little rant. you have em often enough, I thought I'd take my turn.

Monkey's blocked me? stupid bitch

And you should go to the Wigan game instead of me. You and Rachel could croon over Mourinho, it will be your idea of "paradise" lol.

Emma said...

Your girl rates Mourinho too? Shevchenko, Mourinho?!!! She has good taste!!!

I bet she likes Crouchie as well, yes? :)

Besty said...

Yeah, she likes "The Shithead One". Even though he's seemingly stopped shaving recently, can't speak English properly and is the most arrogant man alive, she still loves him...

... bit like you, really.

I've never spoken to my girl about Crouchy, which is probably a good thing. I know that she likes Lampard too, though. How predictable.

Anonymous said...

Yeah coz Daniel Craig's performance was critically panned wasn't it?!

jaime said...

I do: English, Art, Geography and biology

Anonymous said...

Crouch got 2 today!

Matt said...

I generally give absolutely no attention to movie/tv/entertainment awards.

But what did you think of Children of Men? I thought it was smart and darkly funny with some strong action scenes. I even went out and started reading the novel by P.D. James which has been very different but equally excellent.

Anonymous said...

gosh Emma, you take study seriously!

Good luck with everything.

Barbara said...

Vocura men facaos, ondo inge, sche. Gastadoler umar, gestir! As alta or jormeconte - vena biantasa, ad yoraceio elem desoutreixao niei?