These are the 2013 Endy Awards, wherein I pretend to give out maneki-neko statues to the best in the past year in film. You can also check out the special Oscar episode of The George Sanders Show, discussing a couple of former Best Picture winners in addition to award-giving and predicting, as well as the big end of the year double episode of They Shot Pictures. Awards for many other years can be found in the Rankings & Awards Index. Eligibility is determined by imdb date and by whether or not I’ve seen the movie in question. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order and the winners are bolded. And the Endy goes to. . .
Best Picture:

1. Blind Detective
2. The Missing Picture
3. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
4. A Touch of Sin
5. La última películaBest Director:1. Rithy Panh, The Missing Picture
2. Hong Sangsoo, Nobody’s Daughter Haewon
3. Isao Takahata, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
4. Jia Zhangke, A Touch of Sin
5. Raya Martin & Mark Peranson, La última película

I’m going with Jia Zhangke, who seamlessly blended his long-take, not quite realist visual style into wuxia genre traditions while retaining, amplifying even, the sense of social and political outrage.

Best Actor:

1. Robert Redford, All is Lost
2. Andy Lau, Blind Detective
3. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
4. Lee Kang-sheng, Stray Dogs
5. Simon Pegg, The World’s End

Leo’s performance is the best thing about Gatsby, and I think Wolf is the best work he’s ever done. I’d say the same for Lee Kang-sheng and Simon Pegg as well. Tough to leave out James Gandolfini in Enough Said, but this is a strong category this year.

Best Actress:

1. Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color
2. Zhang Ziyi, The Grandmaster
3. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
4. Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive
5. Jung Yoo-mi, Our Sunhi

A really tough category this year, but I’m going with the newcomer from the movie with “Blue” in the title while the veteran and former Endy winner from the movie with “Blue” in the title just misses the cut for a nomination, edged out by a perennial Endy favorite, whose voice once starred in a movie called Blue. Meanwhile, Jung Yoo-mi in Our Sunhi might be the most interesting performance in any Hong Sangsoo movie, ever.

Supporting Actor:

1. Jung Jae-young, Our Sunhi
2. Dwayne Johnson, Pain & Gain
3. Gabino Rodríguez, La última película
4. Mathew McConaughey, The Wolf of Wall Street
5. Nick Frost, The World’s End

Supporting Actress:

1. Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
2. Léa Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Color
3. Aoi Miyazaki, The Great Passage
4. Shu Qi, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
5. Zhao Tao, A Touch of Sin

Original Screenplay:

1. Wai Ka-fai, Blind Detective
2. Andrew Bujalski, Computer Chess
3. Rithy Panh, The Missing Picture
4. Hong Sangsoo, Our Sunhi
5. Raya Martin & Mark Peranson (et al), La última película

The sheer unexpected weirdness of Bujalski’s Computer Chess wins the Endy over perennial favorite Hong, Rithy Panh’s wrenching reminiscence and La última película‘s swirling and hilarious ode to film. A truly great year for original screenplays.

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
2. Kensaku Watanabe, The Great Passage
3. Stephen Chow & Derek Kwok, et al, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
4. Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises
5. Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street

Non-English Language Film:

1. Blind Detective (Johnnie To)
2. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Stephen Chow & Derek Kwok)
3. The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh)
4. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)
5. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)

Short Film:

1. Hard to Say (Lee Kwangkuk)
2. Just in Time (Peter Greenaway)
3. Mahjong (João Rui Guerra da Mata & João Pedro Rodrigues)
4. Redemption (Miguel Gomes)
5. The Three Disasters (Jean-Luc Godard)

Lee is a former assistant director for Hong Sangsoo (Hard to Say ran before Our Sunhi in Vancouver) who made a feature a couple years ago that I really liked but have never heard anything else about called Romance Joe.

Documentary Film:

1. At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman)
2. A Fuller Life (Samantha Fuller)
3. The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh)
4. A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (Ben Rivers & Ben Russell)
5. Yumen (JP Sniadecki, et al)

Animated Film:

1. Frozen (Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck)
2. The Garden of Words (Makoto Shinkai)
3. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)
4. The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)

Unseen Film:

1. Hard to Be a God (Aleksey German)
2. Like Father, Like Son (Koreeda Hirokazu)
3. Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz)
4. The Past (Asghar Farhadi)
5. The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zürcher)

Film Editing:

1. Blind Detective
2. The Grandmaster
3. La última película
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. Yumen

Cinematography:

1. Computer Chess
2. The Grandmaster
3. Gravity
4. A Touch of Sin
5. La última película

Art Direction:

1. The Grandmaster
2. Gravity
3. Her
4. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
5. The Missing Picture

Going with Rithy Panh’s heartbreaking dioramas over Spike Jonze’s Apple Store dystopia.

Costume Design:

1. Computer Chess
2. The Grandmaster
3. The Great Gatsby
4. Her
5. Only Lovers Left Alive

Her‘s high-waisted pants over Computer Chess‘s high-waisted pants.

Make-up:

1. Blind Detective
2. Blue Jasmine
3. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
4. A Touch of Sin
5. The World’s End

Original Score:

1. 12 Years a Slave
2. The Grandmaster
3. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
4. A Touch of Sin
5. The Wind Rises

Soundtrack:

1. Inside Llewyn Davis
2. Only Lovers Left Alive
3. La última película
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. The World’s End

I’m still annoyed that the Coens’ renamed “Dink’s Song” for the movie, but whatever. As usual their (and T Bone Burnett’s) song choices are impeccable.

Sound:

1. Distant
2. Gravity
3. A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
4. La última película
5. Yumen

Sound Editing:

1. Blind Detective
2. The Grandmaster
3. Gravity
4. Star Trek Into Darkness
5. The World’s End

Visual Effects:

1. Gravity
2. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
3. La última película
4. The World’s End
5. Young Detective Dee and the Rise of the Sea Dragon

 
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