Saturday, December 15, 2012


(Theme music, applause, as I come on stage)

Good morning. Thank you all for coming at this early hour, to this year's Nomination Announcements for the 2nd Annual One-Year-Later Awards, the OYLs, the only Award show that honors the best in film from not, the last year, but the year before. This way, we've had time to see all the movies, and enough time to think a bit about which ones are actually good or not. Since this is just the 2nd year of our existance, before we announce the nominees, I thought we'd go over some of the rules for the Awards real quick for people who might be new to these.

Rule #1: Everybody who works at "David Baruffi's Entertainment Views and Reviews," is eligible to vote for the OYL Awards, but they must've seen 200 films from the year before this year, including/and/or a majority of the major Award nominees and winners from that year.

Rule #2: Awards will be presented in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Animated Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Foreign Language Feature, Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, however, the OYL Awards won't necessarily be limited to these Awards alone.

3. The nominating rules:
A. Each category, unless otherwise noted, will have a minimum of 5 nominations per category, however, up to 10 nominations per category are allowed if more than five nominations in se category are deserving of a nomination, for that year, but no more than 10.
B. The Best Picture Category will have 10, and only 10 nominees per year, done so irrelevant of the amount of films the Academy nominates in order to promote and showcase many movies that might generally be overlooked.
C. The Best Animated Feature category will follow the same standard set by the A.M.P.A.S. as to nominations, a maximum of 3 nominations for years with less than 15 feature films released, and five nominations for years with 16 or more.
D. The Best Foreign Language Feature category can choose any film that's predominately shot in a foreign language, and that can include films shot and produced in the United States, by American filmmakers.
E. Documentaries are not eligible for the Best Picture category, although they are eligible in every other category

Okay, last year, we hurriedly rushed these Awards along, but they've gotten such a huge response for the Hollywood community that we've decided to take some time, and really plan out the festivities, a little formally this year, and to that end, we're excited to have with us, to announce the nominees this morning, the winner of the OYL Award last year for Best Supporting Actress for "Black Swan", Mila Kunis!

(Mila Kunis walks out on stage, some applause for the audience and press)

[LAWYER'S NOTE: "David Baruffi's Entertainment Views and Reviews" doesn't claim any huge response from the "Hollywood Community", or any community in regards to the OYL Awards or the blog, neither does Mila Kunis, or any other celebrity. Nor does it claim the existance of any OYL Awards Nomination Press Conference, nor that Mila Kunis attended/participated in any such event, and denies all involvement in any kidnapping plots/attempts of Mila Kunis, or any other actor/actress/reality-show constestant/celebrity/pseudo-celebrity/porn stars, and/or their drivers/valets/publishers/agents/children/parents and/or anybody connected with any of the aforementioned people/groups]

Thank you for having me.

Your welcome.

There are nine nominees this year, in the category of Best Supporting Actor, and the nominees are:

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (All photos pictured below in order as named)
Kenneth Branagh-"My Week with Marilyn"
Albert Brooks-"Drive"
John Hawkes-"Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Sir Ben Kingsley-"Hugo"
Patton Oswalt-"Young Adult"
Brad Pitt-"The Tree of Life"
Christopher Plummer-"Beginners"
Andy Serkis-"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
Corey Stoll-"Midnight in Paris"

There is, the maximum, ten nominations this year, in the Best Supporting Actress category, and the nominees are.

Elena Anaya-"The Skin I Live In"
Sareh Bayat-"A Separation"
Berenice Bejo-"The Artist"
Jessica Chastain-"The Tree of Life"
Dagmara Dominczyk-"Higher Ground"
Judy Greer-"The Descendants"
Keira Knightley-"A Dangerous Method"
Melissa McCarthy-"Bridesmaids"
Carey Mulligan-"Shame"
Shailene Woodley-"The Descendants"

(A few groans from the press are heard at the end)

In an effort for the OYL Awards to continue it's growth, they've chosen to add new categories this year for both Casting Ensemble and Editing. There are nine nominees this year, in the Best Ensemble Casting category. The Award goes to the Casting Director. If no Casting Director is listed, the Award is presented to the film's producer and/or executive producer. The nominees are:

The Artist-Casting by Heidi Levitt
Contagion-Casting by Carmen Cuba
Crazy, Stupid, Love-Casting by Mindy Harin
The Descendants-Casting by John Jackson
Hugo-Casting by Ellen Lewis
Margin Call-Casting by Tiffany Little Canfield and Bernard Telsey
Midnight in Paris-Casting by Stephanie Foenkinos, Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto and Juiet Taylor
A Separation- (Pro.) Negar Eskandarfar and Asghar Farhadi
The Tree of Life-Casting by Vicky Boone and Francine Maisler

There are ten nominees in the category of Best Editing, the nominees are:

The Descendants-Kevin Tent
Drive-Mat Newman
Hugo-Thelma Schoonmaker
Life in a Day-Joe Walker
Margin Call-Pete Beaudreau
Moneyball-Christopher Tellefsen
A Separation-Hayedeh Safeyari
The Tree of Life-Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, and Mark Yoshikawa
We Need to Talk About Kevin-Joe Bini
Young Adult-Dana E. Gluberman

It's been an amazing year for documentaries, and for the first time, there are the maximum, ten nominees this year, in the Best Documentary category. The Award is presented to the films directors and producers. The nominees are:

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest-Dir.: Michael Rapaport; Pro.: ATCQ, Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, Eric Matthies, Frank Mele, Ed Parks and Erika Williams
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop-Dir: Rodman Flender; Pro: Rachel Griffin and Gavin Palone
The Interrupters-Dir/Pro: Steve James; Pro: Alex Kotlowitz
Into the Abyss-Dir. Werner Herzog; Pro: Eric Nelson
Life in a Day-Dir: Kevin MacDonald; Pro: Liza Marshall
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory-Dir./Pro.:Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky; Pro: Jonathan Silberberg
Pearl Jam: Twenty-Dir./Pro.:Cameron Crowe; Pro. Kelly Curtis, Andy Fischer, Barbara McDonough, and Morgan Neville
Pina-Dir./Pro.: Wim Wenders; Pro. Gian-Perro Ringel [NOT OFFICIAL NOMINEE]
Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold-Dir./Pro.: Morgan Spurlock; Pro.: Keith Calder, Jeremy Chilnick, Abbie Hurewitz, and Jessica Wu
Project Nim-Dir. James Marsh; Pro: Simon Chinn
Tabloid-Dir: Errol Morris; Pro: Julie Ahlberg and Mark Lipson

That's a lot of names.

Yeah, I know, sorry about that. We're gonna work on that next year.


There are eight nominees in the Best Foreign Language Film Category. The Award is given to the film's director. The nominees are:

Footnote- Joseph Cedar (Israel)
House of Pleasures (aka House of Tolerance)-Bertrand Bonello (France)
Le Havre-Aki Kaurismaki (Finland/Germany)
Leap Year (aka Ano Bisiesto)-Michael Rowe (Mexico)
Monsieur Lazhar-Phillippe Falardeau (Canada)
Pina-Win Wenders (Germany) [NOT OFFICIAL NOMINEE]
Poetry-Chang-Dong Lee (South Korea)
A Separation-Asghar Farhadi (Iran)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives-Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)

There are five movies nominated in the Best Animated Feature category. The Award is given to the films director(s) and producer(s). The nominees are:

The Adventures of Tintin-(Dir./Pro.) Steven Spielberg; (Pro.) Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy
A Cat in Paris-(Dir.) Jean-Loup Fellicoli & Alain Gagnol; (Pro.) Jacques-Remy Girerd
Chico & Rita-(Dir.) Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba; (Pro.) Santi Errando, Christina Huete, Martin Pope and Michael Rose
Kung Fu Panda 2-(Dir.) Jennifer Yuh Nelson; (Pro.) Melissa Cobb
Rango-(Dir./Pro.) Gore Verbinski; (Pro.) John B. Carls and Graham King

For the second consecutive year, there is the maximum, ten nominations in the Best Actress category. The nominees are:

Maria Bello-"Beautiful Boy"
Monica Del Carmen-"Leap Year (Ano Bisiesto)"
Vera Farmiga-"Higher Ground"
Jenna Fischer-"A Little Help"
Leila Hatami-"A Separation"
Elizabeth Olsen-"Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Tilda Swinton-"We Need to Talk About Kevin"
Charlize Theron-"Young Adult"
Michelle Williams-"My Week with Marilyn"
Jeong-hie Yun-"Poetry"

(Mina waits to speak, as the Press is stunned by the nominations, and the names not mentioned, and groans loudly)

For the first time, there is also a maximum of ten nominations in the Best Actor Category. The nominees are...

Demian Bichir-"A Better Life"
George Clooney-"The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin-"The Artist"
Michael Fassbender-"Shame"
Will Ferrell-"Everything Must Go"
Ryan Gosling-"Drive"
Woody Harrelson-"Rampart"
Payman Maadi-"A Separation"
Brad Pitt-"Moneyball"
Michael Sheen-"Beautiful Boy"

There are nine nominees, in the Best Original Screenplay category. The nominees are...

The Artist-Michel Hazanavicius
Leap Year (aka Ano Bisiesto)-Lucia Carreras and Michael Rowe
Margin Call-JC Chandor
Midnight in Paris-Woody Allen
Rampart-James Ellroy and Oren Moverman
A Separation-Asghar Farhadi
Shame-Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan
The Tree of Life-Terrence Malick
Young Adult-Diablo Cody

There are six nominees this year, in the category for Best Adapted Screenplay. The nominees are...-

A Dangerous Method-Christopher Hampton
The Descendants-Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Drive-Hossein Amini
Higher Ground-Carolyn S. Briggs and Tim Metcalfe
Hugo-John Logan
We Need to Talk About Kevin-Lynne Ramsay & Rory Stewart Kinnear

Only six?

I guess so.

Nine and ten for everything else, but six in that?

I-eh, I guess.


(Brief chuckling for the press)

There are nine nominees for Best Director this year. The nominees are...

Woody Allen-"Midnight in Paris"
David Cronenberg-"A Dangerous Method"
Asghar Farhadi-"A Separation"
Terrence Malick-"The Tree of Life"
Alexander Payne-"The Descendants"
Lynne Ramsay-"We Need to Talk About Kevin"
Jason Reitman-"Young Adult"
Michael Rowe-"Leap Year (aka Ano Bisiesto)"
Martin Scorsese-"Hugo"

And finally, it is my honor to announce the Best Picture category. As always, there are ten nominees in the category, and the Award is presented to the films' producer(s). The nominees are...

The Artist-
Pro.: Thomas Langmann
The Descendants-Pro.: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor and Jim Burke
Hugo-Pro.: Graham King, Martin Scorsese, Johnny Depp and Tim Headington
Leap Year (aka Ano Bisiesto)-Pro.: Edher Campos & Luis Salinas
Margin Call-Pro.: Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Joe Jenckes, Corey Moosa and Zachary Quinto
Midnight in Paris-Pro.: Letty Aronson, Jaume Roures and Stephen Tenenbaum
A Separation-Pro.: Asghar Farhadi
The Tree of Life-Pro.: Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt and Bill Pohlad
We Need to Talk About Kevin-Pro.: Jennifer Fox, Luc Roeg and Robert Salerno
Young Adult-Pro.: Diablo Cody, Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick, Jason Reitman and Russell Smith

Congratulations to all of the nominees! We hope you all join us, on Dec 27th, at the 2nd Annual OYL Awards, where we will open the envelopes! Thank you.

(Theme plays everyone off, ME and MILA both stand for a few seconds before walking off stage)

To those who would like to recall the previous OYL Awards, including the origin and history of the Awards, the links to last years nomination announcements, and the awards themselves are below.

All photos, courtesy of Google Images.

Note: Two films, "Pina" and "Undefeated", which both recieved Oscar nominations in the Best Documentary category (The latter, winning) were yet to be seen as of the date the Awards nominations were announce, as they remained unavailable on DVD, and will remain so until after the ceremony. Because of the essential nature of their immediate need to be viewed in order to give an appropriate declaration of the year in question, if after one/both film(s) are seen by the voting members, and they determine that they would've nominated se film(s) in any category that they would've normally been eligible for, had they viewed it earlier, se film's(s) name will be added to the nomination list, however, only as an "Unofficial Nomination", and will not be eligible to recieve any OYL Awards, post-ceremony.

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