Awardment, or There Will Be Awards, or No Awards For Old Men

Like I said, the Filmspotting community is handing out awards this year. There was a nominating process, in which we submitted a ranked list of no more than three films per category. The following were my nominees:

Picture:

1. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
2. I’m Not There
3. No Country For Old Men

Director:

1. Todd Haynes, I’m Not There
2. Tsai Ming-liang, I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone
3. Jia Zhang-ke, Still Life

Original Screenplay:

1. Paul Laverty, The Wind That Shakes The Barley
2. Todd Haynes & Oren Moverman, I’m Not There
3. Tsai Ming-liang, I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men
2. Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
3. james Vanderbilt, Zodiac

Actor:

1. Cillian Murphy, The Wind That Shakes The Barley
2. Tony Leung, Lust, Caution
3. Christian Bale, Rescue Dawn


Actress:

1. Tang Wei, Lust, Caution
2. Ellen Page, Juno
3. Keri Russell, Waitress
 

Supporting Actor:

1. Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
2. Jeremy Davies, Rescue Dawn
3. Ben Whishaw, I’m Not There

Supporting Actress:

1. Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
2. Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
3. Kelly Macdonald, No Country For Old Men

Ensemble cast:

1. No Country For Old Men
2. I’m Not There
3. The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Editing:

1. Jay Rabinowitz, I’m Not There
2. Juliette Welfling, The Diving Bell & The Butterfly
3. Takeshi Seyama, Paprika


Foreign Language Film:

1. Climates
2. Still Life
3. I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone

Soundtrack:

1. I’m Not There
2. The Darjeeling Limited
3. There Will Be Blood

Score:

1. Jonny Greenwood, There Will Be Blood
2. Michael Giacchino, Ratatouille
3. Alexandre Desplat, Lust, Caution

Animated Film:

1. Ratatouille
2. The Simpsons Movie
3. Paprika

Documentary:

NA

Art direction:

1. The Darjeeling Limited
2. I’m Not There
3. Lust, Caution

Sound editing:

1. I’m Not There
2. Ratatouille
3. Tears Of The Black Tiger

Visual Effects:

1. 300
2. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
3. Sunshine

Cinematography:

1. Gokhan Tiryaki, Climates
2. Yu Lik-wai, Still Life
3. Peter Zeitlinger, Rescue Dawn

Make-up:

1. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
2. Rescue Dawn
3. No Country For Old Men

Costumes:

1. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
2. I’m Not There
3. There Will Be Blood

Kick-ass scene:

1. Fireworks, Still Life [actually a bridge lighting, I misremembered the ass-kicking]
2. Fishing, I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone
3. Anton Ego’s Review, Ratatouille

Trailer:

1. Paprika
2. Grindhouse
3. There Will Be Blood


Villain:

1. Chigurh, No Country For Old Men
2. The Zodiac, Zodiac
3. Mr. Yee, Lust, Caution

Surprising performance:

1. Cillian Murphy, The Wind That Shakes The Barley
2. Jeremy Davies, Rescue Dawn
3. Shia LeBeouf, Transformers

Surprising film:

1. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
2. The Diving Bell & The Butterfly
3. Ratatouille

Debut Feature:

1. Adreinne Shelly, Waitress
2. Wisit Sasanatieng, Tears Of The Black Tiger
3. Craig Gillespie, Lars And The Real Girl

Best line:

1. “How can I answer that if you got the nerve to ask me?”, I’m Not There
2. “I’m fixin’ to do something dumber than hell, but I’m going anyways.”, No Country For Old Men
3. “Drainage!”, There Will Be Blood

Worst film:

1. Beowulf
2. Spirderman 3
3. Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer

Breakthrough (can be an actor or filmmaker of any sort):

1. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Climates
2. Cillian Murphy, The Wind That Shakes The Barley
3. Josh Brolin, No Country For Old Men & Grindhouse

So, after the votes were tabulated, few of my nominees made the cut. So here’s my final ballot, the winners will be announced at the site on Monday. My picks are marked with an asterisk.

Filmspots 2007 — The Official Nominees

Best Picture
Atonement
Juno
*No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
There Will Be Blood
Zodiac

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
*Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
David Fincher, Zodiac
Paul Greengrass, The Bourne Ultimatum
Joe Wright, Atonement

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
*Christian Bale, Rescue Dawn
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
Gordon Pinsent, Away from Her

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, Enchanted
Julie Christie, Away from Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
*Ellen Page, Juno
Keri Russell, Waitress
Naomi Watts, Eastern Promises

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
*Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Ben Foster, 3:10 to Yuma
Irfan Khan, The Namesake
Paul Rudd, Knocked Up
Kurt Russell, Grindhouse

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
Kelly Macdonald, No Country for Old Men
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
*Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Tabu, The Namesake

Best Ensemble Cast
Grindhouse
*I’m Not There
Juno
No Country for Old Men
Zodiac

Best Original Screenplay
Brad Bird, Ratatouille
Diablo Cody, Juno
Alex Garland, Sunshine
Todd Haynes and Oren Moverman, I’m Not There
*Paul Laverty, The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Adrienne Shelly, Waitress

Best Adapted Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
*Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Christopher Hampton, Atonement
Ronald Harwood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
James Vanderbilt, Zodiac

Best Editing
Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Chris Dickens, Hot Fuzz
Sally Menke, Ethan Maniquis, & Robert Rodriguez, Grindhouse
*Jay Rabinowitz, I’m Not There
Christopher Rouse, The Bourne Ultimatum


Best Cinematography
*Roger Deakins, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Roger Deakins, No Country for Old Men
Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood
Seamus McGarvey, Atonement
Harris Savides, Zodiac

Best Non-English Language Film
*The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Lives of Others
Lust, Caution
Offside
Paris, Je T’aime
La Vie en Rose

Best Documentary
Helvetica
In the Shadow of the Moon
*The King of Kong
No End in Sight
Sicko

Best Animated Film
Paprika
Persepolis
*Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie

Best Score
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
*Jonny Greenwood, There Will Be Blood
Dario Marianelli, Atonement
John Murphy & Underworld, Sunshine
Howard Shore, Eastern Promises

Best Soundtrack
Black Snake Moan
*The Darjeeling Limited
Grindhouse
Juno
Once

Best Costumes
Colleen Atwood, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Alexandra Byrne, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Jacqueline Durran, Atonement
*Patricia Norris, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Gersha Phillips, Talk to Me


Best Art Direction
Ian Bailie, Nick Gottschalk, & Niall Moroney, Atonement
David Crank, There Will Be Blood
Keith P. Cunningham, Zodiac
Gary Freeman, Stephen Morahan, & Denis Schnegg, Sunshine
*Aradhana Seth & Adam Stockhausen, The Darjeeling Limited

Best Sound Editing
Ethan Andrus, Christopher Assells, & Paula Fairfield, Grindhouse
Christopher Assells, Karen M. Baker, & Bob Beemer, The Bourne Ultimatum
Craig Berkey, No Country for Old Men
*Benjamin Cheah & Robert Jackson, I’m Not There
Paul Hamblin, Danny Hambrook, & Catherine Hodgson, Atonement

Best Makeup
Nicola Buck, Paula Price, & Lesley Smith, The Golden Compass
Nana Fischer & Peter Owen, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tysuela Hill-Scott, Grindhouse
*Danielle Lyn Saunders, Rescue Dawn
Christien Tinsley, No Country for Old Men
Jenny Weight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Best Visual Effects
Chrysta Marie Burton, John Frazier, & James D. Schwalm, Transformers
Richard Conway, Sunshine
*Stephen Gilbert, 300
Allen Hall, Mark Hawker, & Jamie J. Silverman, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
John Richardson, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Kick-Ass Scene
Waterloo Station, The Bourne Ultimatum
Bathhouse Fight, Eastern Promises
Beating Up Mike (Final Scene), Grindhouse
Head-On Collision, Grindhouse
Dog Chase in River, No Country for Old Men
*Anton Ego Returns to Childhood, Ratatouille
Oil Fire, There Will Be Blood

Best Trailer
American Gangster
Cloverfield
The Dark Knight
*Grindhouse
There Will Be Blood

Best Villain
Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell), Grindhouse
Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
*Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), No Country for Old Men
Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), There Will Be Blood
The Zodiac (Richmond Arquette, Bob Stephenson, & John Lacy), Zodiac

Surprising Performance
Amy Adams, Enchanted
*Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Chris Evans, Sunshine
Jennifer Garner, Juno
Keri Russell, Waitress
Molly Shannon, Year of the Dog

Surprising Film
Enchanted
The Namesake
*Once
This is England
Superbad


Best Line
“Because if that was true we’d be having this conversation face to face.” (The Bourne Ultimatum)
“Juno MacGuff: ‘Cause you’re, like, the coolest person I’ve ever met, and you don’t even have to try, you know… Paulie Bleeker: I try really hard, actually.” (Juno)
“There are five different types of chairs in this hotel room.” (Knocked Up)
“Spider-Pig…Spider-Pig…” (The Simpsons Movie)
*”I drink your milkshake! I drink it up! … I’m finished.” (There Will Be Blood)

Worst Film
300
Epic Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
*Spider-Man 3
Transformers

Debut or Breakthrough Feature
Away from Her (Sarah Polley)
Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)
The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
Once (John Carney)
*Waitress (Adrienne Shelly)

Breakthrough
*Josh Brolin (Performer), Grindhouse & No Country for Old Men
Michael Cera (Performer), Juno & Superbad
Jonny Greenwood (Composer), There Will Be Blood
Emile Hirsch (Performer), Into the Wild
Ellen Page (Performer), Juno
Paul Rudd (Performer), Knocked Up

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