2008 Oscar Shouldabeens

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Postby Sabin » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:28 pm

Still a little unsure about certain placements (and whether or not I want to include 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days; for the moment, no) but this is where I'm at.

BEST PICTURE
Chop Shop
Let the Right One In
Reprise
Synecdoche, New York
WALL*E

BEST DIRECTOR
Ramin Bahrani, Chop Shop
Tomas Alfredson, Let the Right One In
Andrew Stanton, WALL*E
Joachim Trier, Reprise
Gus Van Sant, Paranoid Park

BEST ACTOR
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Synecdoche, New York
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Sean Penn, Milk
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Ronit Elkabetz, The Band's Visit
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep, Doubt

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
Emile Hirsch, Milk
Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky
Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hiam Abbass, The Visitor
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Tilda Swinton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Viktoria Winge, Reprise
Alexis Zegerman, Happy-Go-Lucky




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Postby Bruce_Lavigne » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:56 pm

Best Motion Picture
01. The Wrestler
02. WALL·E
03. The Edge of Heaven
04. Rachel Getting Married
05. Gomorrah


Best Director
01. Jonathan Demme — Rachel Getting Married
02. Darren Aronofsky — The Wrestler
03. Fatih Akin — The Edge of Heaven
04. Matteo Garrone — Gomorrah
05. Courtney Hunt — Frozen River


Best Leading Actor
01. Mickey Rourke — The Wrestler
02. Sean Penn — Milk
03. Michael Fassbender — Hunger
04. Richard Jenkins — The Visitor
05. Frank Langella — Frost/Nixon


Best Leading Actress
01. Sally Hawkins — Happy-Go-Lucky
02. Meryl Streep — Doubt
03. Melissa Leo — Frozen River
04. Anne Hathaway — Rachel Getting Married
05. Kate Winslet — The Reader


Best Supporting Actor
01. Robert Downey Jr. — Tropic Thunder
02. Heath Ledger — The Dark Knight
03. Bill Irwin — Rachel Getting Married
04. Eddie Marsan — Happy-Go-Lucky
05. Brad Pitt — Burn After Reading

Honorable Mentions: Liev Schreiber (Defiance); Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Stop-Loss)


Best Supporting Actress
01. Viola Davis — Doubt
02. Marisa Tomei — The Wrestler
03. Penélope Cruz — Vicky Cristina Barcelona
04. Hanna Schygulla — The Edge of Heaven
05. Misty Upham — Frozen River


Best Original Screenplay
01. In Bruges — Martin McDonagh
02. Frozen River — Courtney Hunt
03. Rachel Getting Married — Jenny Lumet
04. WALL·E — Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter
05. The Wrestler — Robert D. Siegel


Best Adapted Screenplay
01. Frost/Nixon — Peter Morgan
02. Elegy — Nicholas Meyer
03. Slumdog Millionaire — Simon Beaufoy
04. Snow Angels — David Gordon Green
05. Appaloosa — Ed Harris, Robert Knott




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Postby danfrank » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:57 pm

--Eric wrote:Best Supporting Actor
Haaz Sleiman, The Visitor (OK, I'm voting with my flipp on that one)

I second that emotion.

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Postby Eric » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:33 am

Best Picture
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Happy-Go-Lucky
Rachel Getting Married
Viva (though now I'm not so sure)
WALL•E

Best Director
Tomas Alfredson, Let the Right One In
Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married
Guy Maddin, My Winnipeg
Andrew Stanton, WALL•E
Gus Van Sant, Paranoid Park

Best Actor
Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
Sean Penn, Milk
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Mark Webber, The Memory Thief
... um, no fifth nominee yet

Best Actress
Juliette Binoche, Flight of the Red Balloon
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep, Doubt

Best Supporting Actor
Emile Hirsch, Milk
Vlad Ivanov, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky
Haaz Sleiman, The Visitor (OK, I'm voting with my flipp on that one)
Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Doubt
Ann Savage, My Winnipeg
Tilda Swinton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Debra Winger, Rachel Getting Married
Alexis Zegerman, Happy-Go-Lucky

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Postby flipp525 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:57 pm

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
*Milk
Happy-Go-Lucky
The Dark Knight
Rachel Getting Married

Best Actor
Ed Harris, Appaloosa
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
*Sean Penn, Milk
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
*Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt

Best Supporting Actor
James Franco, Milk
Emile Hirsch, Milk
Michael Kelly, Changeling
*Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
*Viola Davis, Doubt
Samantha Morton, Synecdoche, New York
Amy Ryan, Changeling
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
*Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant, Milk
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Postby Cinemanolis » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:48 pm

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
In Bruges
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Fernando Meirelles – Blindness
Gus Van Sant - Milk

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo Di Caprio – Revolutionary Road
Colin Farrell - In Bruges
Sean Penn - Milk
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
Michael Sheen - Frost/Nixon

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mathieu Amalric - A Christmas Tale
Ralph Fiennes - In Bruges
Bill Irwin – Rachel Getting Married
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Eddie Marsan - Happy-Go-Lucky

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis - Doubt
Rosemary DeWitt - Rachel Getting Married
Vera Farmiga – Nothing But the Truth
Rebecca Hall – Vicky Christina Barcelona
Kate Winslet – The Reader

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
In Bruges
Milk
Nothing But the Truth
Rachel Getting Married
The Visitor

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:41 pm

This was the first time I've nominated Ron Howard for anything. However, I've since replaced him with John Patrick Shanley for Doubt which some will probably see as a worse choice.

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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:38 pm

I have to give Howard credit for Frost/Nixon. It could have been more heavy handed. It certainly wasn't the awful contrivance that was A Beautiful Mind, but this is his best work since Apollo 13, which was a fairly strong movie.

I wouldn't place him as one of the best directors of the year. Heck, I don't even know what I'm going to do with my director lineup when I put together my reviews for the year.
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Postby Bog » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:33 pm

I think I've said this before, and yet it continues to confuse, Magilla. Your list reads just like a predictions list, but this is your shouldabeens (should-bes), non?

Are the shouldabeens supposed to be our personal preferences within the realm of Oscar? Or should they be one's choices for what they wish the Oscars were?

Howard and Daldry and their films? Really? I don't even know if Ron Howard's name should ever appear in a blanket search of threads like this on our board....it's almost more offensive that he's succeeded in making a film that's just so blah that no one seems to get behind and hate it out loud

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Postby flipp525 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:24 pm

--Uri wrote:
--Big Magilla wrote:Best Supporting Actress
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

She was fine, but merely serviceable. It's a perfect example of the tendency to confuse best supporting performance with best supporting character, so typical of this category. The list of suffering mothers and spouses roles recognized here seems to be endless. The standout supporting turn was by Swinton. A masterful performance.

I have to agree with Uri (and I loved Benjamin Button). Big Magilla, I'm a little surprised that you'd single Henson out on your own personal list. As Uri states, her performance is serviceable, meaning that it serves the purpose of the character as it's written in the script, yet does nothing to transcend it. There are tons of better female supporting performances this year (even in her same movie). Rosemarie DeWitt, Misty Upham, Elsa Zyberstein, just off the top of my head.
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Postby Uri » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:12 pm

--Big Magilla wrote:Best Supporting Actress
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

She was fine, but merely serviceable. It's a perfect example of the tendency to confuse best supporting performance with best supporting character, so typical of this category. The list of suffering mothers and spouses roles recognized here seems to be endless. The standout supporting turn was by Swinton. A masterful performance.

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2008 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:43 am

2008

Best Picture
*The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
*Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Kristin Scott Thomas, I've Loved You So Long
*Meryl Streep, Doubt

Best Supporting Actor
*Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
James Franco, Milk
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Doubt
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
*Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
*David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk


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