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Old 01-12-06, 04:19 PM
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Online Film Critic Society nominations for 2005 films

Just thought you guys might be interested in what the nominations are for OFCS awards. I know there are a ton of year end awards coming up, but OFCS is the only (or one of th eonly) organizations that includes critics from DVDTalk, so read it and love it!

BEST PICTURE
Brokeback Mountain
Crash
Good Night and Good Luck
A History of Violence
Munich


BEST DIRECTOR

George Clooney, Good Night and Good Luck
David Cronenberg, A History of Violence
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Peter Jackson, King Kong
Steven Spielberg, Munich


BEST ACTOR

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrance Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk The Line
David Straithairn, Good Night and Good Luck


BEST ACTRESS

Joan Allen, The Upside of Anger
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Keira Knightley, Pride and Prejudice
Naomi Watts, King Kong
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Matt Dillon, Crash
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt, A History of Violence
Mickey Rourke, Sin City


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, Junebug
Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Catherine Keener, Capote
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain



BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Woody Allen, Match Point
Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale
George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night and Good Luck
Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco, Crash
Jim Jarmusch, Broken Flowers

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Jeffrey Caine, The Constant Gardener
Dan Futterman, Capote
Tony Kushner & Eric Roth, Munich
Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain
Josh Olson, A History of Violence



BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Christopher Doyle, Kwan Pun Leung and Yiu-Fai Lai, 2046
Robert Elswit, Good Night and Good Luck
Emmanuel Lubezki , The New World
Rodrigo Prieto, Brokeback Mountain
Robert Rodriguez, Sin City


BEST EDITING

Michael Kahn, Munich
Stephen Mirrione, Good Night and Good Luck
Robert Rodriguez, Sin City
Ronald Sanders , A History of Violence
Claire Simpson, The Constant Gardener


BEST MUSICAL SCORE

James Newton Howard, King Kong
James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer, Batman Begins
James Horner, The New World
Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain
John Williams, Munich


BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Aristocrats
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Grizzly Man
March of the Penguins
Murderball


BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE (NON-ENGLISH) FILM

Cache
Downfall
Kung Fu Hustle
Oldboy
2046


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Howl's Moving Castle
Madagascar
Robots
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit


BEST BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER

Jud Apatow, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Craig Brewer, Hustle & Flow
Paul Haggis, Crash
Bennett Miller, Capote
Joe Wright, Pride and Prejudice


BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER

Nathan Fillion, Serenity
Georgie Henley, The Chronicles of Narnia
Tony Jaa, Ong-Bak
Q'Orianka Kilcher, The New World
Owen Kline, The Squid and the Whale
Old 01-16-06, 08:05 AM
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And the winners are...


Best Picture: A History of Violence
Best Director: David Cronenberg, A History of Violence
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
Best Supporting Actor: Mickey Rourke, Sin City
Best Supporting Actress: Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Best Original Screenplay: Good Night and Good Luck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Best Adapted Screenplay: Brokeback Mountain, Larry McMurty and Diana Ossana, based on L. Annie Proulx short story
Best Cinematography: Sin City, Robert Rodriguez
Best Editing: Sin City, Robert Rodriguez
Best Score: Brokeback Mountain, Gustavo Santaolalla
Best Documentary: Grizzly Man
Best Foreign-Language Film: Downfall (Germany)
Best Animated Feature: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Breakthrough Filmmaker: Paul Haggis, Crash
Breakthrough Performance: Owen Kline, The Squid and the Whale


Some good ones, some bad ones. No Amy Adams = No sale as far as I'm concerned. Hrrumph. Too bad I only got one vote.
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Originally Posted by Gil Jawetz
And the winners are...

Best Supporting Actor: Mickey Rourke, Sin City
That one alone makes me like these. All the others they got right are just gravy as far as I am concerned.
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It's too bad they passed over the BATMAN BEGINS score.
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Maybe it's just me, but I don't think the Batman Begins score even deserved a nom. That was the weakest part of that film. Good film, but not impressed by the score.
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
It's too bad they passed over the BATMAN BEGINS score.
Agreed. It's a fantastic, atmospheric, primal score that I never get tired of. Unfortunately, it's been lost on those who simplistically need a comfortable catchy theme they can hum to. Whereas the BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN score, while perfectly suitable to the easy-going pastoral scenes in that film, is the equivalent of Hallmark wallpaper. I'd rather that any of the other nominees had won instead.
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Agreed. It's a fantastic, atmospheric, primal score that I never get tired of. Unfortunately, it's been lost on those who simplistically need a comfortable catchy theme they can hum to.
Hardly! It's just a mediocrem simplistic score that doesn't elevate the film at all in my opinion. Plain and simple. They could have done a far better job than what they ended up with. As I said, I really enjoyed Batman Begins, but the score did absolutely nothing for me. Of the 3 nominees that I've seen, Brokeback and even King Kong, are better, and I couldn't hum you a tune from either one. Brokeback has the best score of the three though.
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Originally Posted by Terrell
Hardly! It's just a mediocrem simplistic score that doesn't elevate the film at all in my opinion. Plain and simple.
Yeah, that's true...it is merely your own "plain and simple" opinion. Blandly plain and laughably simple. Glad we're in agreement on that.
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Do you try hard to be an asswipe, or does it just come naturally? And here you were criticizing me in another thread.
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Okay, so back to the subject at hand...

I think the nominations were relatively by-the-numbers, with a few exceptions here and there. The winners that were named, though, felt authentic. A History of Violence over the much beloved Brokeback Mountain. Mickey Rourke winning for his turn in Sin City. Definitely doesn't feel like they just went with the mainstream, "saw it coming" choices.

That's not to say that I agree with everything, though. For my money, Tony Jaa is easily a more impressive breakthrough performer than Owen Kline, Felicity Huffman gave the best performance of the year (male or female), Madagascar never deserved a nomination, and Hustle & Flow deserved more love than it got.

For the most part, though, I enjoyed scrolling through this list of nominees and winners much more than I enjoy any of the mainstream year-end award ceremonies.

-JP
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Originally Posted by Terrell
Do you try hard to be an asswipe, or does it just come naturally? And here you were criticizing me in another thread.
I was just agreeing with you! You presented your plain and simple opinion, nothing more. Nothing close to fact or relevance or anything else. Just your "plain and simple" (your words) opinion. Why do you get so angry when people agree with you? Given your checkered posting history here and elsewhere, I guess you're just not accustomed to it.
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Yeah, that's true...it is merely your own "plain and simple" opinion. Blandly plain and laughably simple.
I think it's clear to anyone what you meant. You got mad over an innocent reply and flamed me. But rather than continue to derail this thread by humoring your tired act, I'll just ignore it and let the mods handle it however they want.
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Originally Posted by NatrlBornThrllr
For my money, Tony Jaa is easily a more impressive breakthrough performer than Owen Kline
I wholeheartedly disagree. Jaa was great, but what was asked of Kline was eye-raising, and the kid handled that tricky role with a remarkable amount of grace. Others his age would've failed right away.
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Originally Posted by Terrell
I think it's clear to anyone what you meant. You got mad over an innocent reply and flamed me. But rather than continue to derail this thread by humoring your tired act, I'll just ignore it and let the mods handle it however they want.
If you were really going to ignore it, you would have just done it. But at least you admit that you derailed the thread. That's progress, I suppose.

So to get back on topic, I think most of the awards so far this year are largely uninspired, including the OFCS's celebration of the tepid BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN score over the haunting and brutal BATMAN BEGINS. But then again, I think BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, which is a perfectly adequate little character study, has been largely overrated across the board. However, I think most of the OFCS's picks are quite deserving. Just ditch the awards for Rodriguez and it's quite a formidable list.
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet
Agreed. It's a fantastic, atmospheric, primal score that I never get tired of. Unfortunately, it's been lost on those who simplistically need a comfortable catchy theme they can hum to. Whereas the BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN score, while perfectly suitable to the easy-going pastoral scenes in that film, is the equivalent of Hallmark wallpaper. I'd rather that any of the other nominees had won instead.
I however think that the Brokeback Mountain score is easily the most recognizable of the year and haunts me whenever I hear it. I wish it won a Globe.
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Originally Posted by Gil Jawetz
Some good ones, some bad ones. No Amy Adams = No sale as far as I'm concerned. Hrrumph. Too bad I only got one vote.
I don't know what you are talking about, she is nominated.
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet
Yeah, that's true...it is merely your own "plain and simple" opinion. Blandly plain and laughably simple. Glad we're in agreement on that.

Count de Monet, this really wasn't necessary. Stick to the topic instead of going after other members.
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Originally Posted by Terrell
Do you try hard to be an asswipe, or does it just come naturally? And here you were criticizing me in another thread.
Terrell, you've been warned in the past about personal attacks. Don't be surprised if this comment earns you a week or more off.
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Keira Knightley, Pride and Prejudice
Naomi Watts, King Kong
Huh?
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Originally Posted by ChrisKnudsen
I don't know what you are talking about, she is nominated.
See the second post. She didn't win, which was what I was referring to.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
Huh?
I think that's a function of how bad roles are for women. I mean, it's not like Adrien Brody's King Kong performance was in contention. Seriously, when I was submitting my own ballot I had a tough, tough time picking 5 women. Looking back at it now, I actually only submitted 2 (Reese Witherspoon and Embeth Davidtz, who didn't get nominated)
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Nice picks. Glad to see Cronenberg get some recognition.
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Count de Monet, this really wasn't necessary. Stick to the topic instead of going after other members.
I don't feel I was going after other members. It's just self-defense against, as you put it, Terrell's repeated "personal attacks," something which I've grown tired of, both here and elsewhere. I'm sorry if this results in topics being derailed but that's why I always try to get back on-topic, as I tried to do here. From now on, I'll contact you directly when Terrell steps out of line again. Thanks.

Originally Posted by ChrisKnudsen
I however think that the Brokeback Mountain score is easily the most recognizable of the year and haunts me whenever I hear it. I wish it won a Globe.
I think that the BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN score fits perfectly with the film and, certainly, that's more important than having a great stand-alone score. I guess since I found the film itself to be quite bland and detached, my disinterest in the perfectly-appropriate score follows suit.
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Best Animated Feature: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
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Originally Posted by Gil Jawetz
See the second post. She didn't win, which was what I was referring to.
Oh those are the real winners. I thought they were your picks and I was like, "Man, those pics are pretty unrealistic." Funny that they are the winners, though.

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