11 December 2006

More Awards

New York Film Critics Circle:

Best Film: United 93 - dir. Paul Greengrass
Runners-Up: The Queen - dir. Stephen Frears, The Departed - dir. Martin Scorsese

Best Director: Martin Scorsese (The Departed)
Runners-Up: Stephen Frears (The Queen), Clint Eastwood (Letters from Iwo Jima)

Best Non-Fiction Film: Deliver Us from Evil - dir. Amy Berg
Runners-Up: Borat - dir. Larry Charles, An Inconvenient Truth - dir. Davis Guggenheim

Best Foreign Language Film: Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres) - dir. Jean-Pierre Melville
Runners-Up: Volver - dir. Pedro Almodóvar, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu [Moartea domnului Lazarescu] - dir. Cristi Puiu

Best Animated Feature: Happy Feet - dir. George Miller
Runners-Up: A Scanner Darkly - dir. Richard Linklater, Cars - dir. John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

Best Actor: Forrest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)
Runners-Up: Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat)

Best Actress: Helen Mirren (The Queen)
Runners-Up: Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal), Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada)

Best Supporting Actor: Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children)
Runners-Up: Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls), Steve Carell (Little Miss Sunshine)

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)
Runners-Up: Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson), Catherine O'Hara (For Your Consideration)

Best Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro (Pan's Labyrinth)
Runners-Up: Curse of the Golden Flower, Children of Men

Best Screenplay: Peter Morgan (The Queen)
Runners-Up: The Departed, Little Miss Sunshine

Thoughts:

Very little, as I'm battling a serious cold right now. However, I did finally throw away my reservations and watched United 93 last night, which was absolutely riveting. I would like to flesh out a real review for it, but in the state I'm in, I'm just happy these film circles keep throwing out awards so I don't have to do my job. I just wish one of these circles would shake things up a bit. Maybe give it to Helen for Shadowboxer, instead of The Queen. Or better yet, just award her that prize you forgot to give her 8 years ago with Teaching Mrs. Tingle. Someone better start showin' some love to my girl Macy Gray soon is all I'm sayin'.

1 comment:

filmbo said...

I saw United 93 opening weekend, and I haven't stopped praising it since. I'm glad you also liked it.