Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fuck the Academy Awards!

Well, it's that time of year again. Awards season. If you know me in real life, you know that I don't give a flying fuck about most of these film awards. It seems like every year there is some new awards show since we don't seem to have enough. The Oscars are the biggest of them all and I do kind of watch them every year. Although recently it has been more as background noise while I follow along on Twitter or some on-line forum making fun of the nominees and the presenters. Every year the ceremony gets longer (10 best picture nominees!?!?!?!) and the films being honored get even more mediocre than in the past. Instead of doing my usual best of list I decided to make my own Academy Awards nominees list. Now obviously I haven't seen every film released last year, or even all the ones I wanted to. I am a film lover but it is impossible to see everything. I know a few key films (Carlos, White Material, Another Year, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Film Socialisme to name a few) may have made this list, but I haven't seen them. Most haven't played in Cleveland yet. This list is based on what I have seen and is done completely from memory. I may have liked a film a lot earlier in the year, but if I can't remember fuck all about it now it couldn't have been that good. All of these films have made some kind of impression on me and deserve some recognition. Feel free to list your own picks in the comments. Nominees listed in bold are who I would pick to win. I listed directors next to my best picture nominees as I was too lazy to look up the producers. And remember, fuck the Academy Awards!

Best Picture
The American, Anton Corbijn
Mother, Bong Joon-ho
Blue Valentine, Derek Cianfrance
Enter the Void, Gaspar Noé
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev
I Am Love, Luca Guadagnino
A Prophet, Jacques Audiard
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974, Julian Jarrold
Somewhere, Sophia Coppola
Winter's Bone, Debra Granik

Best Director
Jacques Audiard, A Prophet
Derek Cianfrance, Blue Valentine
Debra Granik, Winter's Bone
Gasper Noé, Enter the Void
Niels Arden Oplev, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nathaniel Brown, Enter the Void
George Clooney, The American
Stephen Dorff, Somewhere
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Michael Nyqvist, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Noomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Tilda Swinton, I Am Love
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Josh Brolin, True Grit
Vincent Cassel, Black Swan
Bill Murray, Get Low
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Admas, The Fighter
Anne-Marie Duff, Nowhere Boy
Barbara Hershey, Black Swan
Paz de la Huerta, Enter the Void
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Adapted Screenplay
Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Joel Cohen and Ethan Cohen, True Grit
Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, Winter's Bone
Robert Harris and Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
Rowan Joffe, The American

Original Screenplay
Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard, Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit, A Prophet
Derek Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis, Blue Valentine
Luca Guadagnino, Barbara Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo and Walter Fasano, I Am Love
Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Gaspar Noé , Enter the Void
Nicole Holofcener, Please Give

David Boyd, Get Low
Roger Deakins, True Grit
Benoît Debie, Enter the Void
Andrij Parekh, Blue Valentine
Yorick Le Saux, I Am Love

1 comment:

  1. Yeah What ever....
    I'm sick of people complaning about the oscars there are only 6000 members that make up the acedemy!!!!
    go to the websit below to see how something gets nomination.,0

    As far as the show getting longer you are WRONG!!!!! 10 BEST PITURE last year the show ran only 7 minutes longer then the year before. Just turn it off!
    And about the 10 Best Piture they did that to try to get a more wider audience. Last year and this year only 3 Studio film got nods!!!! the rest smaller films. Is say films under $30 million is small.

    Just don't watch!!!