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The Oscar nominations: Brokeback leads the pack

 
 
Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 08:40 am
http://www.oscar.com/nominees/list.html

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Philip Seymour Hoffman - CAPOTE
Terrence Howard - HUSTLE & FLOW
Heath Ledger - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Joaquin Phoenix - WALK THE LINE
David Strathairn - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
George Clooney - SYRIANA
Matt Dillon - CRASH
Paul Giamatti - CINDERELLA MAN
Jake Gyllenhaal - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
William Hurt - A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Judi Dench - MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
Felicity Huffman - TRANSAMERICA
Keira Knightley - PRIDE & PREJUDICE
Charlize Theron - NORTH COUNTRY
Reese Witherspoon - WALK THE LINE

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams - JUNEBUG
Catherine Keener - CAPOTE
Frances McDormand - NORTH COUNTRY
Rachel Weisz - THE CONSTANT GARDENER
Michelle Williams - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
KING KONG
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
PRIDE & PREJUDICE

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
BATMAN BEGINS
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
THE NEW WORLD

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTSPRIDE & PREJUDICE
WALK THE LINE

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MUNICH

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE
ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
MURDERBALL
STREET FIGHT

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
THE DEATH OF KEVIN CARTER: CASUALTY OF THE BANG BANG CLUB
GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA
THE MUSHROOM CLUB
A NOTE OF TRIUMPH: THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
CINDERELLA MAN
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
CRASH
MUNICH
WALK THE LINE

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
DON'T TELL
JOYEUX NOèL
PARADISE NOW
SOPHIE SCHOLL - THE FINAL DAYS
TSOTSI

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
CINDERELLA MAN
STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES
(ORIGINAL SCORE)
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
MUNICH
PRIDE & PREJUDICE

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES
(ORIGINAL SONG)
"In the Deep" - CRASH
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" - HUSTLE & FLOW
"Travelin' Thru" - TRANSAMERICA

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MUNICH

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BADGERED
THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION
THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO
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ONE MAN BAND

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
AUSREISSER (THE RUNAWAY)
CASHBACK
THE LAST FARM
OUR TIME IS UP
SIX SHOOTER

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
KING KONG
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
WAR OF THE WORLDS

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
KING KONG
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
WALK THE LINE
WAR OF THE WORLDS

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
KING KONG
WAR OF THE WORLDS

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
MUNICH

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MATCH POINT
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
SYRIANA
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material girl
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 08:54 am
My fingers are crossed for Rachel Weisz.She is fab!!
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 10:08 am
Did anyone else see "Good Night and Good Luck?"

Although I found it interesting and very well done, it never connected emotionallywith me. I had rather wished I had waited to see it on Cable/DVD.

One of the intersting subtexts was the chainsmoking on the part of most of the characters, many of whom died of lung cancer. As an actor, I often wondered how a non-smoking actor would fake smoking. Interstingly, Clooney only cast actors who smoked.
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material girl
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 10:10 am
Ive always wondered that too.
Even if I loved acting i dont think id screw up my health for a role!
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 10:13 am
I also saw Transamerica (last July at the Frameline Festival at The Castro) Huffman plays "Bree" a conservative, uptight transsexual who is still struggling as a woman. In that vein, Huffman's portrayal was spot on. In reality, most transsexual women at Bree's stage are fairly much assimiliated as "normal" women.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 11:11 am
Thanks for posting this, joe. It's an intriguing competition this year and now we basically have a third thread on "Brokeback," but it's not making a mountain out of a molehill. The film is great storytelling and very humanistic, warts and all. All the control freak purists (who undoubtedly are not pure themselves) are shaking in their symbolic cowboy boots.
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 11:44 am
I haven't seen "Brokeback" yet but I have to ask once and for all...is it really THAT good a film to receive all of these accolades or is it really the subject matter and the courage it took to make this film that's being honored so?
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 11:48 am
As if there have never been any gay themed films made before? Not one of this calibre in my estimation. "Jack's Hollywood Screen Kiss" just didn't quite make it. The film is also doing extremely good box office and is on nearly every film critics top ten list, number one on several lists. The public polls on the movie sites are placing it up in the A's and B's, or ***1/2.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 11:50 am
On IMDb, depite the obvious "1's" by the homophobes is at a healthy 8 out of 10:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388795/

These are user ratings and reviews.
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mac11
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 11:51 am
In my opinion, eoe, it is that good a film.

It's going to be an interesting Oscar nite as there are so many good performances and films to choose from.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 11:55 am
Very, very competitive this year, mac, in the actor category but I think Phillip Seymour Hoffman's portrayal of Capote will likely trump Ledger's fine performance once again even though Ledger's is truly one from the heart which explores the deepest abysses of the soul and exactly why it could, after all, win the trophy.
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kermit
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 12:21 pm
I guess Munich made it to the list here - heard there was some kind of technical glitch that prevented jurors from watching the DVD in UK and so it wasn't nominated for the british oscars...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 12:25 pm
Might be of interest:

The 78th Academy Awards® Nominations Announcement press kit <click>contains a complete list of the nominees in all categories, as well as photos and production notes for the films nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Picture, and photos and bios of the nominees in the Acting, Directing and Writing categories. Additional information of note about the nominees is also included.



The 78th Academy Awards® press kit <click> contains information about the history and structure of the Academy, an explanation of the voting procedures, information about the producer and host of the telecast, approved artwork of the Oscar statuette and other general information.
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 12:26 pm
Thanks for the 'once and for all'. I've spoken to only gay guys who have seen the film and like any minority seeing themselves finally portrayed with honesty and respect on screen, it's hard to be impartial sometimes. Reading reviews, you don't know who's giving an honest critique, who's just jumping on the bandwagon or being deliberately cantankerous, who's gay, who's straight and what influence that may have on their review, etc.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 12:48 pm
The gays were not particularly portrayed as honest and respectful, both of them practicing adultery and not being totally honest with each other. It's just life exposed with all the ups-and-downs, dissapointments and elation in a profound honest look at real human beings, not some fabricated soap opera viewpoint, but deft and deliberate bare-bones (sic Very Happy ) storytelling. In its own way, there's a beauty to the story in its quest for answers to the questions it is asking. The viewer has to have the answers in their heads and hearts. It is not served up on a platter as a gospel for being gay.
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material girl
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 03:12 am
Gay people are no different ot straight people so as far as a love story goes, it should be as, or not as traumatic/lovely as a straight relationship being told in a film.
Just coz a character is gay doesnt necesserily mean that that is the point of the film.

I cant wait to see Capote and Transamerica looks good too.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 07:25 am
Same chemistry and, in fact, the scientific evidence is that gay men respond to male pheromones -- part of that "chemistry" one always hears about. There is an idealized relationship at the core of "Brokeback Mountain" and the tragedy is that it never really is able to materialize. Unless one needs to see their doctor about whether or not there is something in their chest cavity, it's a sincerely heartbreaking tale that provokes a deeply felt response.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 08:47 am
I see that Amy Adams has been nominated for best supporting actress in Junebug. Frankly, I'd never heard of that movie, but a friend of mine who is a member of SAG and who gets all the promotional dvd's offered to give me her copy of Junebug. Has anyone seen it? Is it worth watching?
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 08:53 am
It's been showing at our local art theater but haven't taken the time to go see it. Excellent critical response, though:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/junebug/
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 09:18 am
Thanks, LW. It looks interesting.
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