Sunday, December 11, 2005

Lots of movie awards announced over the weekend (Golden Globe noms are out on Tuesday)...anyway if you're not a movie lover this probably is of zero interest to you

AFI names their top 10 movies of 2005 (I saw Syriana Saturday afternoon and found it dull and confusing)
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
CRASH
THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
KING KONG
MUNICH
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
SYRIANA

New York Online Critics 2005 Film Awards
PICTURE
The Squid and the Whale
DIRECTOR
Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener)
ACTOR
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
ACTRESS
Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice)
SUPPORTING ACTOR
Oliver Platt (Casanova)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams (Junebug)
SCREENPLAY
Crash (Paul Haggis)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Downfall
DOCUMENTARY
Grizzly Man
CINEMATOGRAPHY
March of the Penguins
ANIMATION
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Weir-Rabbit
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER
Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow, Get Rich or Die Tryin?, Crash, Four Brothers)
DEBUT AS DIRECTOR
Paul Haggis (Crash)
BEST NINE FILMS (Alphabetical)
The Best of Youth
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
The Constant Gardener
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck
Munich
The Squid and the Whale
Syriana

LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ANNOUNCE 2005 AWARD WINNERS
"Brokeback Mountain" was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced tonight by Henry Sheehan, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was "A History of Violence."
DIRECTOR: Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"
- Runner-up: David Cronenberg, "A History of Violence"
ACTRESS: Vera Farmiga, "Down to the Bone"
- Runner-up: Judi Dench, "Mrs. Henderson Presents"
ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"
- Runner-up: Heath Ledger, "Brokeback Mountain"
SCREENPLAY: TIE:
"Capote" by Dan Futterman
“The Squid and the Whale” by Noah Baumbach
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Catherine Keener, "Capote", “Ballad of Jack and Rose”, “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and “The Interpreter”
- Runner-up: Amy Adams, "Junebug"
SUPPORTING ACTOR: William Hurt, "A History of Violence"
- Runner-up: Frank Langella, "Good Night, And Good Luck"
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Caché" directed by Michael Haneke
- Runner-up: "2046" directed by Wong Kar Wai
DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: "Grizzly Man" directed by Werner Herzog
- Runner-up: "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" directed by Alex Gibney

Weekend Box Office:
1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, $67.1 million.
2. Syriana, $12 million.
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, $10.3 million.
4. Walk the Line, $5.75 million.
5. Yours, Mine & Ours, $5.15 million.
6. Aeon Flux, $4.6 million.
7. Just Friends, $3.9 million.
8. Pride & Prejudice, $2.5 million.
9. Chicken Little, $2.3 million.
10. Rent, $2 million.