Sunday, November 30, 2008

Satellite Nominations!

Oh my's that time of year...

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Revolutionary Road
Frozen River

Best Director
Thomas McCarthy - The Visitor
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant - Milk
Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry - The Reader

Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas - Ive Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet - The Reader

Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama
Mickey Rourke -The Wrestler
Mark Ruffalo - What Doesnt Kill You
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Frank Langella -Frost/Nixon
Leonardo Dicaprio - Revolutionary Road
Sean Penn - Milk

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Tropic Thunder
In Bruges

Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep - Mamma Mia!
Lisa Kudrow - Kabluey
Kat Dennings - Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist
Catherine Deneuve - A Christmas Tale
Debra Messing - Nothing Like the Holidays

Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
Ricky Gervais - Ghost Town
Sam Rockwell - Choke
Josh Brolin - W.
Brendan Gleeson - In Bruges
Michael Cera - Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist
Mark Ruffalo - The Brothers Bloom

Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Rosemarie DeWitt - Rachel Getting Married
Penelope Cruz - Elegy
Anjelica Huston - Choke
Sophie Okonedo - The Secret Life of Bees
Emma Thompson - Brideshead Revisited
Viola Davis - Doubt
Beyoncé Knowles - Cadillac Records

Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road
Robert Downey, Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Rade Sherbedgia - Fugitive Pieces
James Franco - Milk
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt

Best Original Script
Philip Roth, Elegy
Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Thomas McCarthy, The Visitor
Eric Roth & Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Baz Luhrmann, Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood, & Richard Flanagan, Australia

Best Adapted Script
David Hare, The Reader
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Justin Haythe, Revolutionary Road
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Film
Norway, Reprise
Italy, Gomorrah
France, The Class
Lebanon/France, Caramel
Sweden, Let the Right One In
Argentina, Sangre de mi Sangre

Best Motion Picture - Animated
The Sky Crawlers
Waltz With Bashir
The Tale of Despereaux
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

Best Motion Picture - Documentary
Man on Wire
Waltz With Bashir
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Encounters at the End of the World
Anita O'Day - The Life of a Jazz Singer

Best Cinematography
Tim Orr, Snow Angels
Tom Stern, Changeling
Mandy Walker, Australia
Gyula Pados, The Duchess
Jess Hall, Brideshead Revisited
Claudio Miranda, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Score
Danny Elfman, Milk
Thomas Newman, Wall-E
David Hirschfelder, Australia
David Arnold, Quantum of Solace
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
John Powell, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

Best Film Editing
Dan Lebental, Iron Man
Lee Smith, The Dark Knight
Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire
Dody Dorn & Michael McCusker, Australia
Daniel P. Hanley & Mike Hill, Frost/Nixon
Matt Chessé & Richard Pearson, Quantum of Solace

Best Art Direction
Alice Normington, Brideshead Revisited
Karen Murphy & Catherine Martin, Australia
Ken Wakefield & Michael Carlin, The Duchess
Jon Billington & Martin Laing, City of Ember
Kristi Zea & Debra Schutt, Revolutionary Road
Donald Graham Burt & Tom Reta, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Costumes
Ruth Myers, City of Ember
Catherine Martin, Australia
Michael O'Connor, The Duchess
Patricia Field, Sex and the City
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Brideshead Revisited
Jacqueline West, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Song
Peter Gabriel, "Down to Earth", Wall-E
Guns N' Roses, "If the World", Body of Lies
Bruce Springsteen, "The Wrestler", The Wrestler
A.R. Rahman & Gulzar, "Jaiho", Slumdog Millionaire
Jack White, "Another Way to Die", Quantum of Solace
Angela Little, Felix Meagher Baz Luhrmann, Anton Monsted, & Schuyler Weiss, "By the Boab Tree", Australia

Best Visual F/X
Chris Godfrey, Australia
Jeffrey A. Okun, The Day the Earth Stood Still
Chris Corbould & Kevin Tod Haug, Quantum of Solace
John Nelson, Shane Mahan, Dan Sudek, & Ben Snow, Iron Man
Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, & Paul Franklin, The Dark Knight

Best Sound (Mixing & Editing)
Ben Burtt, Wall-E
Jenny Ward, Australia
Christopher Boyes, Iron Man
Richard King, The Dark Knight
William R. Dean & David Husby, The Day the Earth Stood Still
Eddy Joseph, Mike P. Smith, Mark Taylor, Jimmy Boyle, & Martin Cantwell, Quantum of Solace

A few thoughts...

-Frozen River got an Actress nom...AND A PICTURE NOM???? Yes!
-Nice to seee that some iffy contenders (Robert Downey, Jr., Rosemarie DeWitt, Kristin Scott Thomas) may have a more legitimate shot than we predicted
-Winselt got the nom for The Reader but not for Revolutionary Road. For the Oscars she's going supporting with Reader, so that explains that, but does this indicate anything?
-Slumdog Millionaire a drama? If it goes that way at the Globes, we're screwed.
-Penelope Cruz gets a Supporting Actress nod...for Elegy?
-As always with the Sattelites, some bizzarre nods. Beyonce? Michael Cera/Kat Dennings? DEBRA MESSING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
-No Benjamin Button in the Big 8. The tech nods indicate that they did see it. I don't know if this means anything, but it's surprising.

This looks like a great way to start off the season. Tomorrow is the first day of December, so before we know it, we'll be in high gear...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...'s Satellite, not Sattelite. What IS the International Press Academy anyway? These are about as dumb as the Golden Globes. Debra Messing? Did they even SEE 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' with that terrific script and a performance for the ages by Penelope Cruz? At least there was nothing more for 'Happy-Go-Lucky' than Sally Hawkins, because she's the ONLY reason to see that film. Glad to see Nicole Kidman and that kid in 'Australia' ignored. Nicole's emotions ranged from A to B, as someone once said. I haven't seen 'Slumdog Millionaire' yet. I worry that all the chatter is going to get people's expectations up. Glad to see a couple of nods for 'In Bruges,' the most under-appreciated movie of the year, IMHO. Has anyone ever been to the awards ceremony for this thing? Where is it - Long Beach?