Wednesday, January 14, 2009

BAFTA Nomination Predictions.

BAFTA nominations come out tomorrow. As I'll be in my room all day revising, I'll probably be there at the precise moment, witnessing it. Here are my predictions -

BEST FILM
“Frost/Nixon”
“Milk”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Wall-E”
“The Wrestler”

Wishful thinking for the Wall-E nomination, but, it’s now or never for the little robot; if it doesn’t get a BAFTA nomination, then any slipping chances it had of getting a Best Picture nomination are down the pan. The other four films, I think, are pretty standard.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Frost/Nixon “
“Persepolis”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”

We got Persepolis a year later than the bigwigs at Oscar, and it was so well-received in the UK, I thought I’d predict it a screenplay nomination.

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I thought that Sisterhood of the Travelling pants II had a surprisingly underrated screenplay, it was funny and moving and kept the soul of the book. Shame no one bothered to watch it. :(

DIRECTOR
“The Dark Knight”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Milk”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Wrestler”

Dunno. The Dark Knight could get nominated.

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ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Happy-Go-Lucky”
“Milk”
“The Visitor”
“Wall-E”
“The Wrestler”

OK, I’m not too sure about anything in this category. I’d love to see In Bruges getting nominated or something, but, quite frankly, just as long as Burn After Reading’s not there, I’ll be fine.

MAKE UP & HAIR
“Australia”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Duchess”

*shrugs*

VISUAL EFFECTS
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”
“The Dark Knight”
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
“Iron Man”
“Quantum of Solace”

SOUND
“Iron Man”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Quantum of Solace”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Wall-E”

EDITING
“The Dark Knight”
“Man on Wire”
“Milk”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Wrestler”

COSTUME DESIGN
“Australia”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Duchess”
“Revolutionary Road”

Sex and the City deserves a nod, but I don’t think it’ll make it. A real pity that, because I loved just about every outfit I saw in the movie.

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PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Australia”
“Changeling”
“The Duchess”
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
“The Reader”

CINEMATORAPHY
“Australia”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”

Roger Deakins needs to get nominated for his fifth BAFTA. And he needs to win his first bunging Oscar! He worked on The Shawshank Redemption. I wonder how many more times I'm going to mention that film in this entry.

ANIMATED FILM
“Persepolis”
“Wall-E”
“Waltz With Bashir”

I love Kung Fu Panda, so hard, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to get nominated.

MUSIC
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Wall-E”

BAFTA tend to credit overall music rather than just score, which is why I’ve rather wishfully predicted Mamma Mia!. Furthermore, despite BAFTA not actually liking Thomas Newman that much (they gave him the win for American Beauty but that’s it), I’m predicting him for double nods this year. After all, his win for American Beauty was from collaborating with Sam Mendes, which he’s done on Revolutionary Road, and, Wall-E just has really nice, Shawshank Redemptionesque music. So it should get nominated. So blah.

Furthermore, I'm currently listening to Girls Aloud's "out of Control", but just before that, I'd been listening to the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, and it has not one, but two versions of my favourite song of 2008. And the DFA remix is awesome. I know a good song along does not a good OST make, but, wow. I can't wait to see how it goes with the movie.

LEADING ACTOR
Frank Langella - “Frost/Nixon”
Leonardo DiCaprio - “Revolutionary Road”
Michael Fassbender — “Hunger”
Mickey Rourke - “The Wrestler”
Sean Penn - “Milk”

Ooooh, difficult category to predict, this. I geniunely gave Dev Patel for SM a bit of thought, especially as it's been an all-round top year for him. But then I thought nah.

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LEADING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway - “Rachel Getting Married”
Kate Winslet - “Revolutionary Road”
Kate Winslet - “The Reader”
Kristen Scott Thomas - “I’ve Loved You So Long”
Sally Hawkins - “Happy-Go-Lucky”

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona has got to be one of the only movies I've watched where I've not wanted to gouge ScarJo's eyes out. She was flirty, flighty and bit annoying, but her character was supposed to be. But Rebecca Hall was absolutely amazing and sososososo pretty and I would like nothing more than for her to get nominated for VCB!

I cannot believe Frances McDormand is on here for Burn After Reading and Julianne Moore isn’t for both Blindness and Savage Grace. What’s wrong with you, BAFTA?

More pertinently, BAFTA adore Kate and even nominated her rather mediocre performance in 2004’s Finding Neverland, which, incidentally, was when she bagged double nominations in this category, so I see no reason why it wouldn’t happen again. Pity that, as, whilst I’m sure she was fine in both films (I’m yet to see them), I’d love it if Rebecca Hall were a BAFTA nominee.

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger - “The Dark Knight”
Josh Brolin - “Milk”
Ralph Fiennes - “The Duchess”
Ralph Fiennes - “In Bruges”
Ralph Fiennes - “The Reader”

Your eyes don’t deceive you, I really have Ralph for all three. 'Cos I'm feeling adventurous. And bored.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Charlotte Rampling - “The Duchess”
Freida Pinto - “Slumdog Millionaire”
Marisa Tomei - “The Wrestler”
Penélope Cruz - “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis - “Doubt”

Charlotte Rampling is a Goddess. That cold English bitch with the judgemental look schtick worked wonders. I think she’ll get nominated. Elsewhere, I’ve just sort of guessed. It’s not really a very strong category this year, especially as BAFTA pushed Kate for leasing.

3 comments:

anahita said...

*shrug* I guessed a lot of my predictions, and the ones I did predict properly were never going to happen, i.e keira for leading actress. I want it to happen so much though!! and unfortunately, I think ccobb will get in rather than wall e :( xxx

Matt said...

you're right. I think we're all pulling for wall-e... and i hope it's not the third time for a disney/pixar 'well at least you get the animated feature consolation'. i remember even finding nemo had a few people thinking it might get nominated and it has just gotten better and better...

but good to see some love for tsottp2... it was touching in the way that good comedies can be when you stop trying to be cool for a second

Emma said...

I'm a massive fan of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants; mainly for Blake Lively, but I grew up reading the novels over and over again. They're lovely. ♥