Saturday, May 26, 2007

Victim's Gold Stars: The Round-Up

Before I unveil my number 1 film of 2006 (which, let's face it, is pretty obvious), I thought I'd do a little round-up, including a few honorary categories.

Individual Categories:
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Non-English Language Film
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production Design/Art Direction
Best Original Score
Best Costume Design
Best Make-Up
Best Sound
Best Sound Effects

Best Visual Effects

The Worst of 2006
The Under- and Over-Appreciated
The Top Ten can be found at my 2006 Viewing Index.

Films With The Most Nominations
Children of Men: 7
The Departed: 5
The Good Shepherd: 5
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu: 4
Marie Antoinette: 4

Best Films With No Nominations
(46 of the 135 Films I Saw Are Nominated for Something)
Akeelah and the Bee
Dave Chappelle's Block Party
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
An Inconvenient Truth
Inside Man
Lady Vengeance
The Road to Guantanamo
Stranger than Fiction

How Did You Get In Here?
(Worst Films To Manage A Nomination)

The Black Dahlia: 1
Breaking and Entering: 1
Dreamgirls: 1
Notes on a Scandal: 2
Perfume: 3
Venus: 1
World Trade Center: 1

The "I Don't Like Real Life" Award for Best Documentary

(or: I didn't see very many documentaries)
Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Best Animated Feature
is jointly awarded to
Cars, Happy Feet and Monster House

The "Hello, Goodbye" Award for Best Small Role
Viola Davis, World Trade Center
Karolina Herfurth, Perfume
Gwyneth Paltrow, Infamous
Jamie Parker, The History Boys
Grace Zabriskie, INLAND EMPIRE

"Sorry I Missed Ya"
(films I missed on release)
Fast Food Nation

Fur- An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Running with Scissors

Damn Those Distributors!
(films that either weren't released, or were barely released at all)
The Dead Girl
Iraq in Fragments
Jesus Camp
Shut Up & Sing

Scene of the Year
The furry infiltrators get blasted by the horrifying sound of THX in Over the Hedge.

And now all you have to look forward are the 2007 Gold Stars. Poor you.

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