Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Lets Talk BAFTA's And Spies


With no Golden Globes, a scaled down Grammy Awards, no Academy Awards, and a cable only broadcast of the SAG Awards, what is an award show freak supposed to do? I know you want to see the best and worst dressed and want the special reports of which you have grown so accustomed. Our award spy actually was so depressed that she couldn't spill everything Sunday night, and wants to make sure you don't forget about her and that she promises that she will go make dirt if she has to at the next show she is at. (Probably the SAG Awards).

To get us through our withdrawals, I have found someone who is willing to do the same thing for you, the reader for the BAFTA's which are the British equivalent to the Academy Awards and will be awarded on February 10. The person who is willing to give us a report from the BAFTA's has never blogged before, so I am excited about the possibilities.

Because I want all of us to enjoy the BAFTA experience as much as possible, I think it is imperative that we at least know who the hell is nominated, and that the depressing photo I had yesterday of Kelly Osbourne was her reading the nominations. I don't think that has anything to do with the awards themselves, but rather the presenter herself so don't mistake her general grumpiness for a bad feeling about the awards, but rather the fact that she is always miserable and has to go dress up in a 1920's style dress today for Kate Moss' birthday tea party. And when I say tea, I mean crack. No, it really is a tea party. The crack comes later.

Here are the nominations. Wagering is allowed.

FILM

AMERICAN GANGSTER – Brian Grazer/Ridley Scott
ATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster
THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Lupi

BEST BRITISH FILM

ATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster/Joe Wright/Christopher Hampton
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Frank Marshall/Patrick Crowley/Paul L Sandberg/Paul Greengrass/Tony Gilroy/Scott Z Burns/George Nolfi
CONTROL – Orian Williams/ Todd Eckert/Anton Corbijn/Matt Greenhalgh
EASTERN PROMISES – Paul Webster/Robert Lantos/David Cronenberg/Steve Knight
THIS IS ENGLAND – Mark Herbert/Shane Meadows

THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD

for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in their First Feature Film

CHRIS ATKINS (Director/Writer) – Taking Liberties
MIA BAYS (Producer) – Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
SARAH GAVRON (Director) – Brick Lane
MATT GREENHALGH (Writer) – Control
ANDREW PIDDINGTON (Director/Writer) – The Killing of John Lennon

DIRECTOR

ATONEMENT – Joe Wright
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Paul Greengrass
THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Paul Thomas Anderson

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

AMERICAN GANGSTER – Steven Zaillian
JUNO – Diablo Cody
THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
MICHAEL CLAYTON – Tony Gilroy
THIS IS ENGLAND – Shane Meadows

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

ATONEMENT – Christopher Hampton
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY – Ronald Harwood
THE KITE RUNNER – David Benioff
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Paul Thomas Anderson

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY – Kathleen Kennedy/Jon Kilik/Julian Schnabel
THE KITE RUNNER – William Horberg/Walter Parkes/Rebecca Yeldham/Marc Foster
THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann/Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
LUST, CAUTION – Bill Kong/James Schamus/Ang Lee
LA VIE EN ROSE – Alain Goldman/Olivier Dahan

ANIMATED FILM

RATATOUILLE – Brad Bird
SHREK THE THIRD – Chris Miller
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE – Matt Groening/James L Brooks

LEADING ACTOR

GEORGE CLOONEY – Michael Clayton
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – There Will Be Blood
JAMES McAVOY – Atonement
VIGGO MORTENSEN – Eastern Promises
ULRICH MÜHE – The Lives of Others

LEADING ACTRESS

CATE BLANCHETT – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
JULIE CHRISTIE – Away From Her
MARION COTILLARD – La Vie en Rose
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY – Atonement
ELLEN PAGE – Juno

SUPPORTING ACTOR

JAVIER BARDEM – No Country for Old Men
PAUL DANO – There Will Be Blood
TOMMY LEE JONES – No Country for Old Men
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – Charlie Wilson’s War
TOM WILKINSON – Michael Clayton

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

CATE BLANCHETT – I’m Not There
KELLY MACDONALD – No Country for Old Men
SAMANTHA MORTON – Control
SAOIRSE RONAN – Atonement
TILDA SWINTON – Michael Clayton

MUSIC

AMERICAN GANGSTER – Marc Streitenfeld
ATONEMENT – Dario Marianelli
THE KITE RUNNER – Alberto Iglesias
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Jonny Greenwood
LA VIE EN ROSE – Christopher Gunning

CINEMATOGRAPHY

AMERICAN GANGSTER – Harris Savides
ATONEMENT – Seamus McGarvey
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Oliver Wood
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Roger Deakins
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Robert Elswit

EDITING

AMERICAN GANGSTER – Pietro Scalia
ATONEMENT – Paul Tothill
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Christopher Rouse
MICHAEL CLAYTON – John Gilroy
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Roderick Jaynes

PRODUCTION DESIGN

ATONEMENT – Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE – Guy Hendrix Dyas/Richard Roberts
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX – Stuart Craig/Stephenie McMillan
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Jack Fisk/Jim Erickson
LA VIE EN ROSE – Olivier Raoux

COSTUME DESIGN

ATONEMENT – Jacqueline Durran
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE – Alexandra Byrne
LUST, CAUTION – Pan Lai
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET – Colleen Atwood
LA VIE EN ROSE – Marit Allen

SOUND

ATONEMENT – Danny Hambrook/Paul Hamblin/Catherine Hodgson
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Kirk Francis/Scott Millan/Dave Parker/Karen Baker Landers/Per Hallberg
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Peter Kurland/Skip Lievsay/Craig Berkey/Greg Orloff
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Christopher Scarabosio/Matthew Wood/John Pritchett/Michael Semanick/Tom Johnson
LA VIE EN ROSE – Laurent Zeilig/Pascal Villard/Jean-Paul Hurier/Marc Doisne

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Peter Chiang/Charlie Noble/Mattias Lindahl/Joss Williams
THE GOLDEN COMPASS – Michael Fink/Bill Westenhofer/Ben Morris/Trevor Woods
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX – Tim Burke/John Richardson/Emma Norton/Chris Shaw
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END – John Knoll/Charles Gibson/Hal Hickel/John Frazier
SPIDER-MAN 3 – Scott Stokdyk/Peter Nofz/Kee-Suk Ken Hahn/Spencer Cook

MAKE UP & HAIR

ATONEMENT – Ivana Primorac
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE – Jenny Shircore
HAIRSPRAY – Nominees TBC
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET – Ivana Primorac
LA VIE EN ROSE – Jan Archibald/Didier Lavergne

SHORT ANIMATION

THE PEARCE SISTERS – Jo Allen/Luis Cook
HEAD OVER HEELS – Osbert Parker/Fiona Pitkin/Ian Gouldstone
THE CRUMBLEGIANT – Pearse Moore/John McCloskey

SHORT FILM

DOG ALTOGETHER – Diarmid Scrimshaw/Paddy Considine
HESITATION – Julien Berlan/Michelle Eastwood/Virginia Gilbert
THE ONE AND ONLY HERB MCGWYER PLAYS WALLIS ISLAND – Charlie Henderson/James Griffiths/Tim Key/Tom Basden
SOFT – Jane Hooks/Simon Ellis
THE STRONGER – Dan McCulloch/Lia Williams/Frank McGuinness

THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD

(voted for by the public) – nominees announced on Tuesday 8 January

SHIA LABEOUF
SIENNA MILLER
ELLEN PAGE
SAM RILEY
TANG WEI

14 comments:

brendalove@gmail.com said...

For the music category, I want Jonny Greenwood to win. He's the lead guitarist in Radiohead.

jax said...

wow you really did want to talk baftas..lol

Joseph said...

Kite Runner isnt in English?

Anonymous said...

jax - ent must've gotten fired from his lawyer job, he's been more long-winded than usual this week. :)

BAFTAS:
Expect Atonement to sweep most of the categories.

I'm surprised by the Kelly Macdonald nom for No Country -- I know she's a famed Brit actress, but I thought it was a weak role and a weak performance (aside from her final scene).

Rising star award better not go to Sienna. Here's hoping Ellen Page or Sam Riley (from Control).

Judi said...

Yeah, pulling for Ellen Page, too. But mostly pulling for Marion and La Vie En Rose. Blogging from the show will be great! Thanks, Enty!

__-__=__ said...

Kate Moss is a Capricorn?!?!!?! Figures!! She was trying to fix Pete. I should have known!!

littleoleme said...

Atonemnet is an awful movie. Don't waste your time with it if you haven't seen it.

Wenzel said...

Uh, Ent, speaking of how you get your gossip, there's some gossip going 'round the law office that one of your client's has filed a grievance with the California State Bar Assoc. saying that you effectively have done nothing on his case and failed to show for a court hearing the other day. Someone else was saying that everyone is whispering about why your office door is shut all day and you emerge at day's end with your laptop looking bleary-eyed. And I heard from another guy at lunch that one of your other client's is onto you and is so mad he's posting vile messages (Les Suckno?). Also, do these people know that you are worker's comp attorney?

ms_wonderland said...

I'm pissed that Sweeney Todd was all but ignored. It seems the producers didn't send out screeners, and the film comes out here (UK) next week. How can the eejits expect nominations?

I saw ST at the London prem last week, and met some of the cast. Not Johnny though :(

Is Kelley MacDonald a famed Brit actress? I don't know her.

Rooting for Viggo, but he wont get it.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

No Angelina. I guess the Brits are immune to her "charm."

Anonymous said...

ms_wonderland - Kelly MacDonald was Ewan MacGregor's teenage girlfriend in Trainspotting. She's done a ton of movies since.

littleoleme: I choose to disagree on Atonement. I found it to be a really good story well told, and beautifully shot.

littleoleme said...

dnfromn - it was beyond predictable and ridiculous circumstances. Beautifully shot yes, but that's about it. Who knew a fountain has the same depth as a lake! And KK cannot act. James McAvoy can and it's too bad he was in this hogwash.

Jac said...

Wasn't the pic of Kelly yesterday at the BRIT award nominations?

redgurl72 said...

I'm betting Atonement will clean up.
Personally I thought it was an amazing movie.

I'm also going to say I don't think Sienna Miller will get the rising star award. Some how I think all the English lovies will feel her star is declining. Fingers crossed.

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