Tuesday

priorities

Now that the Oscar nominees have been announced (see below), I can prioritize my movie watching for the next month. (Again, those I've already seen--all 8 of them--are indicated in red.)

  1. Babel (7)
  2. The Departed (5)
  3. Letters from Iwo Jima (4)
  4. Little Miss Sunshine (4)
  5. The Queen (6)
  6. United 93 (2)
  7. Volver (1)
  8. Notes on a Scandal (4)
  9. The Devil Wears Prada (2)
  10. Little Children (3)
  11. Blood Diamond (5)
  12. Half Nelson (1)
  13. Venus (1)
  14. The Pursuit of Happyness (1)
  15. The Last King of Scotland (1)
  16. Pan's Labrynth (6)
  17. Borat (1)
  18. Children of Men (3)
  19. Cars (2)
  20. Happy Feet (1)
  21. Monster House (1)
  22. Dreamgirls (8)
  23. The Good Shepherd (1)
  24. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (4)
  25. The Prestige (2)
  26. Deliver Us from Evil (1)
  27. An Inconvenient Truth (2)
  28. Iraq in Fragments (1)
  29. Jesus Camp (1)
  30. The Black Dahlia (1)
  31. The Illusionist (1)
  32. Curse of the Golden Flower (1)
  33. Marie Antoinette (1)
  34. My Country, My Country (1)
  35. After the Wedding (1)
  36. Days of Glory (1)
  37. The Lives of Others (1)
  38. Water (1)
  39. The Blood of Yingzhou District (1)
  40. Recycled Life (1)
  41. Rehearsing a Dream (1)
  42. Two Hands (1)
  43. The Good German (1)
  44. The Danish Poet (1)
  45. Lifted (1)
  46. The Little Matchgirl (1)
  47. Maestro (1)
  48. No Time for Nuts (1)
  49. Binta y La Gran Idea (1)
  50. Eramos Pocos (1)
  51. Helmer & Son (1)
  52. The Saviour (1)
  53. West Bank Story (1)
  54. Poseidon (1)
  55. Superman Returns (1)
  56. Apocalypto (3)
  57. Flags of Our Fathers (2)
  58. Click (1)

Category Nominations (listed in order of personal viewing priority)
Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Babel
  • The Departed
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Queen

Achievement in Directing
  • Babel
  • The Departed
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • The Queen
  • United 93

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Penelope Cruz in Volver
  • Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal
  • Helen Mirren in The Queen
  • Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
  • Kate Winslet in Little Children

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond
  • Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson
  • Peter O'Toole in Venus
  • Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland

Original Screenplay
  • Babel
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Pan's Labrynth
  • The Queen

Adapted Screenplay
  • Borat
  • Children of Men
  • The Departed
  • Little Children
  • Notes on a Scandal

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
  • Cars
  • Happy Feet
  • Monster House

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine
  • Jackie Earle Haley in Little Children
  • Djimon Hounsou in Blood Diamond
  • Eddie Murphy in Dreamgirls
  • Mark Wahlberg in The Departed

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Adriana Barraza in Babel
  • Cate Blanchett in Notes on a Scandal
  • Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine
  • Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls
  • Rinko Kikuchi in Babel

Best Documentary Feature
  • Deliver Us from Evil
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Iraq in Fragments
  • Jesus Camp
  • My Country, My Country

Achievement in Art Direction
  • Dreamgirls
  • The Good Shepherd
  • Pan's Labryinth
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • The Prestige

Achievement in Cinematography
  • The Black Dahlia
  • Children of Men
  • The Illusionist
  • Pan's Labrynth
  • The Prestige

Achievement in Costume Design
  • Curse of the Golden Flower
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Dreamgirls
  • Marie Antoinette
  • The Queen

Achievement in Film Editing
  • Babel
  • Blood Diamond
  • Children of Men
  • The Departed
  • United 93

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
  • After the Wedding
  • Days of Glory
  • The Lives of Others
  • Pan's Labrynth
  • Water

Best Documentary Short Subject
  • The Blood of Yingzhou District
  • Recycled Life
  • Rehearsing a Dream
  • Two Hands

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
  • Babel
  • The Good German
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • Pan's Labrynth
  • The Queen

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
  • "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth
  • "Listen" from Dreamgirls
  • "Love You I Do" from Dreamgirls
  • "Our Town" from Cars
  • "Patience" from Dreamgirls

Best Animated Short Film
  • The Danish Poet
  • Lifted
  • The Little Matchgirl
  • Maestro
  • No Time for Nuts

Best Live Action Short Film
  • Binta y La Gran Idea
  • Eramos Pocos
  • Helmer & Son
  • The Saviour
  • West Bank Story

Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Poseidon
  • Superman Returns

Achievement in Sound Editing
  • Apocalypto
  • Blood Diamond
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Achievement in Makeup
  • Apocalypto
  • Click
  • Pan's Labrynth

Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • Apocalypto
  • Blood Diamond
  • Dreamgirls
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

5 comments:

Absent-minded Secretary said...

I got Monster House for Christmas. If you make it all the way down to 21 on your list, you may borrow it.

Tolkien Boy said...

It's been a while since my computer has worked well enough to visit you. Things look different. Are they? Because if they are, I like them.

If not, well, I like them still.

Master Fob said...

I've seen Superman Returns. Twice.

Th. said...

.

Next up: Little Miss Sunshine.

(Of course, it's been in that position for months....)

eleka nahmen said...

I wouldn't suggest bothering with Borat. It's humourous bits weren't prevalent enough to make up for it's crudeness. (And PS - so when do I get to return from my banishment, hmm?)