Good morning, folks. Alan Smithee here in Vegas, as we await anxiously for the announcements for the 3rd Annual, ONE-YEAR-LATERS, The OYLs, as they've been called; they will be announced, in just a few moments. Entertainment analysis Patrick B. Davidson here, for analysis with us, now Patrick, the OYL Awards, very highly regarded in recent years, now they're called the One-Year-Later Awards well, very specifically for what they do, they are Awards given for the Best in Cinema, from the year before this past year.
Absolutely, they started a couple years ago, here on David Baruffi's blog; this is there Annual Award show, and they're honoring the best in cinema in 2012, and they prefer to take the time, a full year in fact, to watch all or the major movies, and many not-so-major one, instead of rushing through the end of the year Oscar fanaticism; they take the time to decide, what was the best in cinema. In some sense, an Oscar corrector, to some, they often like to boast, somewhat sarcastically, but they do like to believe that by taking all the time that they do to really consider and analyze as much as they can from cinema of the past year, that they are making sure that they're getting it right. That's certainly debatable, but they're very confident, that their choices for both winners and nominees, aren't just simply more accurate, they consider themselves, the correct one.s
I mentioned this is their third annual Award show, here the links to those Awards on the website,
Two Years Ago
now, let's take a quick look at some of the rules, well the other rules, that in some ways, differentiate the OYLs from the Oscars and from other Award shows.
(On screen is list of rules below)
OYL AWARD RULES and REGULATIONS
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 a majority of the major Award nominees and winners from that year.
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.
Obviously, these are the voters, and their necessary requirements for voting, and the Awards themselves, now last year, they added an Editing Award, and somewhat unusually a Casting Ensemble Award, and this year, they're presenting a Cinematography OYL, for the first time I hear.
Yes, they hope to continually expand this, as the Awards get bigger of course to other categories as well, there's already been some talk, no decisions yet, about possibly including Music categories, next year, for either Score, Song or both, but that's in the yet-to-be-determined phase, but it's very exciting to see how that plays out.
(On screen now, is the second part of the the Rules and Regulation, below)
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 nomination 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.
Some of the nominating rules here, but basically, most categories, can have, a minimum of five, and as many as ten nominees, with the Best Picture category, always having ten, presumably in part to highlight certain films, that-eh, that might not have gotten the appeal or recognition previously, correct.
Yes, that's correct. Although, in some categories, there's true unpredictability here; it's particularly intriguing in the Best Picture category this year, because the blog that holds these Awards, has been somewhat public about being against the grain, in their views on 2012 films. They've been very critical of the year in cinema, which is unusual, 'cause there's been a lot of respected names in and out of the industry, Harvey Weinstein for instance, who have been praising 2012 for being one of the greatest years for films; they strongly disagreed with that stance.
(Onscreen words go off, back to REPORTER #1 and REPORTER #2.
Yes no secret here, they weren't particularly as impressed with 2012 films, except for documentaries, they very specifically noted that exception intriguingly enough-
And this is an Award show, when they say documentaries are eligible in every category except Best Picture, they've meant it in the past, nominating documentaries in other categories, that's interesting in one respect to some of the other categories, but in Best Picture, particularly interesting, since on their Top Ten films of the year list, which released very recently, three documentaries made their list, but they're not eligible for Best Picture, making that category, much more intriguing, for those who follow the blog, than even normal.
Yes, and don't be surprised, by nominations for documentaries in other categories, and while, we have some suspicions like "Life of Pi", getting a lot of nods, a few other movies, a lot of speculation about what will be nominated, especially in Best Picture. I suspect a film like "Lincoln" might sneak in, or "Zero Dark Thirty", there might be something way out of left field too that might also sneak in and with variable nominees in other categories, who knows-
(DAVID BARUFFI walks onstage, and Press gathers to attention as he walks to the podium)
That's one of the appeals of these Awards.
Yes, as you can see, we're gonna find out right now, let's go to the stage.
Good morning, Everyone. Welcome, to the Nomination announcements, for the 3rd Annual ONE-YEAR-LATER AWARDS, the OYLs!
(Smattering of applause from side of crowd)
Yes, thank you.
(Slight laughs from Press)
And thank you all, for coming. Very excited about this year's OYL Awards. Here to present the nominees with me, gracing us with her presence, last year's winner of the OYL Award for Best Actress, for her work in "Young Adult", and of course, an Oscar-winner, for her work in "Monster", among many other accolades, Miss Charlize Theron.
(CHARLIZE THERON enters from stage left, with applause from Press as she arrives to the podium.)
Thank you for waking up, early to be here with us.
Shall we begin?
Am I first?
Yes, you are.
Okay. For the first time ever at the OYL Awards, there are ten nominees, the maximum, in the Best Supporting Actress category, and they are...
(On Screen behind David and Charlize, periodically are pictures of some of the nominees, coming up, as they're announced)
Kerry Bishe-"Newlyweds" Dame Judi Dench-"Skyfall"
Sally Field-"Lincoln" Gina Gershon-"Killer Joe"
Anne Hathaway-"Les Miserables" Nicole Kidman-"The Paperboy"
Brit Marling-"Sound of My Voice" Sarah Silverman-"Take This Waltz"
Juno Temple-"Killer Joe" Dreama Walker-"Compliance"
Dame Judi Dench-"Skyfall"
Gina Gershon-"Killer Joe"
Anne Hathaway-"Les Miserables"
Nicole Kidman-"The Paperboy"
Brit Marling-"Sound of My Voice"
Sarah Silverman-"Take This Waltz"
Juno Temple-"Killer Joe"
(Some scattered stunned murmurs of groans from Press, after Kerry Bishe's name is announced, and minor spattering through the rest of the nominees announced. David, before speaking, silently motions his head towards the Press, acknowledging some of their shock at a few of the names)
For the second consecutive year, we're proud to announce that there are ten nominees, the maximum, this year in the Best Supporting Actor category. The nominees are:
Leonardo DiCaprio-"Django Unchained" Mark Duplass-"Safety Not Guaranteed"
Philip Seymour Hoffman-"The Master" Samuel L. Jackson-"Django Unchained"
Tommy Lee Jones-"Lincoln" Ezra Miller-"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Edward Norton-"Moonrise Kingdom" Matt O'Leary-"Fat Kid Rules the World"
James Spader-"Lincoln" Christoph Waltz-"Django Unchained"
Leonardo DiCaprio-"Django Unchained"
Mark Duplass-"Safety Not Guaranteed"
Philip Seymour Hoffman-"The Master"
Samuel L. Jackson-"Django Unchained"
Tommy Lee Jones-"Lincoln"
Ezra Miller-"The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Edward Norton-"Moonrise Kingdom"
Matt O'Leary-"Fat Kid Rules the World"
Christoph Waltz-"Django Unchained"
(Press was quieter during the announcement, but still a few curious sounds could be heard)
The OYLs are very proud to announce that, for the first time ever, they're presenting an OYL Award for Best Cinematography and that there are, the maximum, ten nominees for the first ever Award. They are:-
For "The Dark Knight Rises," Wally Pfister. For "Django Unchained", Robert Richardson. For, "Kon-Tiki", Geir Hartly Andre-assin? Andreasson.
(Click mouths, after difficulty with the name, slight chuckle under smile)
For "Life of Pi", Claudio Miranda. For "Lincoln", Janusz Kaminski; For "The Master" Mihai Malaimare Jr. For "Moonrise Kingdom", Robert D. Yeoman. For "Prometheus"! Yeah. Darius Wolski.-
(Press and David, chuckle at her excited announcement of "Prometheus"'s nomination)
(Slight pause before continuing)
For "Samsara", Ron Fricke. And for "Skyfall", Roger Deakins.
The Dark Knight Rises-Wally Pfister
Django Unchained-Robert Richardson
Kon-Tiki-Geir Hartly Andreasson
Life of Pi-Claudio Miranda
The Master-Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Moonrise Kingdom-Robert D. Yeoman
(Pauses before speaking)
You were good in "Prometheus", by the way.
(Press slightly chuckles at exchange)
For the second consecutive year, there are ten nominees, the maximum, in the category of Best Editing, and the nominees are...-
For "Argo", William Goldenberg. For "Cloud Atlas, Alexander Berner and Claus Wehlisch. For "Django Unchained," Fred Raskin. For "How to Survive a Plague", T. Woody Richman and Tyler H. Walk. For "Life of Pi", Tim Squyres. For "Moonrise Kingdom", Andrew Weisblum. For "Premium Rush", Derek Ambrosi and Jill Savitt. For "Samsara," Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson. For "Skyfall", Stuart Baird. And for "Zero Dark Thirty", William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor
Cloud Atlas-Alexander Berner and Claus Wehlisch
Django Unchained-Fred Raskin
How to Survive a Plague-T. Woody Richman and Tyler H. Walk
Life of Pi-Tim Squyres
Moonrise Kingdom-Andrew Weisblum
Premium Rush-Derek Ambrosi and Jill Savitt
Samsara-Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson
Zero Dark Thirty-William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor
For the first time ever, there are ten nominees this year, the maximum, in the Best Casting Ensemble category. The OYL Awards is presented for the Most Outstanding work by a film's main acting ensemble. The Award goes and is presented to a film's Casting Director, and goes to all the main members of a cast. If a casting director isn't listed or credited for the film, than the nominee goes to that film's Executive Producer and Producers. The nominees are...-
"Argo", casting by Lora Kennedy, "Cloud Atlas", casting by Lora Kennedy and Lucinda Syson, "Django Unchained", casting by Victoria Thomas, "Killer Joe", casting by Denise Chamian, "Les Miserables", casting by Nina Gold, "Lincoln", casting by Avy Kaufman, "Moonrise Kingdom", casting by Douglas Aibel, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", casting by Venus Kanani and Mary Vernieu, "Silver Linings Playbook", casting by Lindsay Graham and Mary Vernieu, and "Stand Up Guys", casting by Deborah Aquila and Tricia Wood.
Argo-Casting by Lora Kennedy
Cloud Atlas-Casting by Lora Kennedy and Lucinda Syson
Django Unchained-Casting by Victoria Thomas
Killer Joe-Casting by Denise Chamian
Les Miserables-Casting by Nina Gold
Lincoln-Casting by Avy Kaufman
Moonrise Kingdom-Casting by Douglas Aibel
The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Casting by Venus Kanani and Mary Vernieu
Silver Linings Playbook-Casting by Lindsay Graham and Mary Vernieu
Stand Up Guys-Casting by Deborah Aquila and Tricia Wood
There are five nominees this year in the Best Animated Feature category, awards are give to the film's directors and producers. The nominees are...
"Brave"; Directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, co-director Steve Purcell; Producer Katharine Sarafian. "From Up on Poppy Hill", Director Goro Miyazki; Producers Tetsuro Sayama, Toshio Suzuki and Chizuri Takahashi. "ParaNorman", Directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell; Producers Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner. "The Secret World of Arrietty", Director Hiromasa Yonebayshi; Producer Toshio Suzuki. And "Wreck-It Ralph", Director Rich Moore; Producer Clark Spencer
Brave-Dir: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, Co-Dir: Steve Purcell; Pro: Katharine Sarafian
From Up on Poppy Hill-Dir.: Goro Miyazaki; Pro.: Tetsuro Sayama, Toshio Suzuki and Chizuri Takahasi
ParaNorman-Dir: Chris Butler and Sam Fell; Pro: Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
The Secret World of Arrietty-Dir.: Hiromasa Yonebayashi; Pro.: Toshio Suzuki
Wreck-It Ralph-Dir.: Rich Moore; Pro.: Clark Spencer
For the first time ever, there are ten nominees, the maximum, in the Foreign Language Film category. The Awards is given to the film's director. The nominees are...
From Austria, "Amour", Director, Michael Haneke. From France, "Holy Motors", director Leos Carax. From Belgium, "The Kid with a Bike", Directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne. From Norway, "Kon-Tiki", Director Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. From Chile, "No", Director Pablo Larrain. From Norway, "Oslo, August 31", Director Joachim Trier. From France, "Rust and Bone" Director Jacques Audiard. From Japan, "The Secret World of Arrietty", Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. From Sweden, "Sound of Noise", Directors Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjarne Nilsson. And from Hong Kong, "A Simple Life", Director Ann Hui.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour (Austria)-Michael Haneke
Holy Motors (France)-Leos Carax
The Kid with a Bike- (Belgium)-Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
Kon-Tiki (Norway)-Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg
No (Chile)-Pablo Larrain
Oslo, August 31 (Norway)-Joachim Trier
Rust and Bone (France)-Jacques Audiard
The Secret World of Arrietty (Japan)-Hiromasa Yonabayashi
Sound of Noise (Sweden)-Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjarne Nilsson
A Simple Life (Hong Kong)-Ann Hui
You always give the tough ones to the guest presenter, or
(David, as he was about to speak, turns to Charlize, as the Press slightly laughs.)
It just turned out that way, and I'm getting just as many tough ones as you.
Not foreign language I see.
You're the foreigner girl; you should've been able to handle that.
(Press erupts in laughter, as does Charlize)
(Nodding head, mock-begrudgingly while laughing)
Yeah, alright, good point there.
I got Documentary, that's not an easy one.
(Back to serious)
For the 2nd consecutive year, the OYL Awards are proud to announce that there are ten nominees, the maximum, in the Best Documentary category. The awards are given to the films' director and producers, and the nominees are...-
"Bully", Director/Producer Lee Hirsch, Producer, Cynthia Lowen. "How to Survive a Plague", Director/Producer David France, Producer Howard Gertler. "The Imposter", Director Bart Layton, Producer Dimitri Doganis. "The Invisible War", Director Kirby Dick, Producers, Tamara King Barklow and Amy Ziering. "Marley", Director Kevin MacDonald, Producer Charles Steel. "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God", Director/Producer Alex Gibney, Producers Kristen Vaurio, Jedd Wider and Tom Wider. "The Queen of Versailles", Director/Producer Lauren Greenfield, Producer Danielle Renfrew. "Samsara", Director Ron Fricke, Producer Mark Magidson. "Searching for Sugar Man", Director/Producer, Malik Bendj-lllwl (pause) Dammit.
You couldn't get it.
(Everyone starts laughing, Press, Charlize, even David as he puts his hand over face and shakes his head a couple time slightly embarassed.)
(Trying to regain composure)
Okay, I got it, hold on a sec. Director-
(Brief pause, slight hiccup)
Director/Producer, Malik Bendjelloul-
(David looks around with a raised them for acceptance.)
You got it!
Thank you. And Producer, Simon Chinn. And finally, "Wish Me Away", Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf
Bully-Dir./Pro.: Lee Hirsch, Pro.: Cynthia Lowen
How to Survive a Plague-Dir./Pro.: David France, Pro.: Howard Gertler
The Imposter-Dir.: Bart Layton, Pro.: Dimitri Doganis
The Invisible War-Dir.: Kirby Dick, Pro.: Tanner King Barklow and Amy Ziering
Marley-Dir. Kevin MacDonald, Pro.: Charles Steel
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God-Dir./Pro.: Alex Gibey, Pro.: Kristen Vaurio, Jedd Wider and Tom Wider
The Queen of Versailles-Dir./Pro.: Lauren Greenfield, Pro.: Danielle Renfrew
Samsara-Dir.: Ron Fricke, Pro.: Mark Magidson
Searching for Sugar Man-Dir./Pro. Malik Bendjelloul, Pro.: Simon Chinn
Wish Me Away-Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf
Whew! Tough category.
In more ways than one.
In many ways.
(Press laughing as well. Charlize quickly gathers herself and announces the next category)
For the second consecutive year, there are ten nominees, the maximum, in the category of Best Actor, and the nominees are...
Jack Black-"Bernie" Bradley Cooper-"Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis-"Lincoln" Jamie Foxx-"Django Unchained"
Hugh Jackman-"Les Miserables" Andy Lau-"A Simple Life"
Denis Lavant-"Holy Motors" Christopher Plummer-"Barrymore"
Matthias Schoenearts-"Rust and Bone" Suraj Sharma-"Life of Pi"
Bradley Cooper-"Silver Linings Playbook"
Jamie Foxx-"Django Unchained"
Hugh Jackman-"Les Miserables"
Denis Lavant-"Holy Motors"
Andy Lau-"A Simple Life"
Matthias Schoenearts-"Rust and Bone"
Suraj Sharma-"Life of Pi"
There are nine nominees this year, in the Best Actress category. The nominees are...
Jessica Chastain-"Zero Dark Thirty" Marion Cotillard-"Rust and Bone"
Cecile de France-"The Kid with a Bike" Ann Dowd-"Compliance"
Jennifer Lawrence-"Silver Linings Playbook" Aubrey Plaza-"Safety Not Guaranteed"
Lea Thompson-"The Trouble with the Truth" Quvanzhane Wallis-"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Jessica Chastain-"Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard-"Rust and Bone"
Cecile de France-"The Kid with a Bike"
Jennifer Lawrence-"Silver Linings Playbook"
Aubrey Plaza-"Safety Not Guaranteed"
Lea Thompson-"The Trouble with the Truth"
Quvenzhane Wallis-"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts-"The Impossible"
For the first time, there are ten nominees, the maximum this year in the Adapted Screenplay category, the nominees are...
Chris Terrio for "Argo". Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin for "Beasts of the Southern Wild. Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski for "Cloud Atlas". Tracy Letts for "Killer Joe". William Nicholson & Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg & Herbert Kretzmer for "Les Miserables". David MaGee for "Life of Pi". Tony Kushner for "Lincoln". Stephen Chbosky for "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain for "Rust and Bone". And Ben Lewin for "The Sessions".
Beasts of the Southern Wild-Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Cloud Atlas-Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski
Killer Joe-Tracy Letts
Les Miserables-William Nicholson & Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg & Herbert Kretzmer
Life of Pi-David MaGee
The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Stephen Chbosky
Rust and Bone-Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain
The Sessions-Ben Lewin
There are nine nominees this year in the category of Best Original Screenplay. The nominees are...
Michael Haneke for "Amour". Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchained". David Ayer for "End of Watch". Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne for "The Kid with a Bike". Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for "Moonrise Kingdom". Chris Butler for "ParaNorman". Derek Connolly for "Safety Not Guaranteed". Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, Rich Moore and John Reardon for "Wreck-It Ralph". And Mark Boal for "Zero Dark Thirty".
Django Unchained-Quentin Tarantino
End of Watch-David Ayer
The Kid with a Bike-Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
Moonrise Kingdom-Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Safety Not Guaranteed-Derek Connolly
Wreck-It Ralph-Screenplay by Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee, Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Jim Reardon
Zero Dark Thirty-Mark Boal
For the second consecutive year, there are nine nominees in the Best Director category. The nominees are...
Wes Anderson-"Moonrise Kingdom" Jacques Audiard-"Rust and Bone"
Kathryn Bigelow-"Zero Dark Thirty" Stephen Chbosky-"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Ron Fricke-"Samsara" Ang Lee-"Life of Pi"
Steven Spielberg-"Lincoln" Quentin Tarantino-"Django Unchained"
Cloud Atlas-Pro.: Steven Arndt, Grant Hill, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski
Django Unchained-Pro.: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone and Stacey Sher
Les Miserables-Pro.: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi-Pro.: Ang Lee, Gil Netter and David Womark
Moonrise Kingdom-Pro.: Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson and Scott Rudin
The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Pro.: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich and Russell Smith
Rust and Bone-Pro.: Jacques Audiard, Martine Cassinelli and Pascal Caucheteux
Safety Not Guaranteed-Pro. Derek Connelly, Stephanie Langhoff, Peter Saraf, Colin Trevorrow and Marc Turtletaub
Wreck-It Ralph-Pro.: Clark Spencer
Zero Dark Thirty-Pro.: Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison
Charlize, thank you for being here again.
My pleasure, it was fun.
Don't mention it. Congratulations to all of the nominees, Come back and join us on Dec. 30th, where we will open the envelopes, and announce the winners. Our host this year is Conan O'Brien, and thank you all, and Happy Holidays to everyone!
(Turning away from mike, heard in background to Charlize)
Whew, we got it all right this year.
(Press is gathering around, and talking frantically to each other over the nominations and David and Charlize exit stage left. The ten nominated film titles remain on the screens, eventually fading to the background as Reporter #1 and Reporter #2 come back into focus.)
Well, there you have it, and Wow! Um-
Where do we begin
That's what I was about to ask you Patrick, what are your thoughts.
Well, I guess we start with Best Picture, and we were wondering what films, were gonna get nominated, seven we kinda suspected, the three we weren't sure of, are "Zero Dark Thirty", "Les Miserables", and "Safety Not Guaranteed", that's gotta be the first big shocker, that little Indy, sneaking into big categories-
A lot of unusual independent films getting in a lot of places, actually.
Yes, but then you look at "Lincoln", Spielberg got a Best Director nomination, there were only nine directors compared to Best Pictures, and one of the director's films wasn't eligible, so, eight directors, ten best picture, and "Lincoln" did not get into Best Picture, that is a startling shock to me. They had, eight nominations, and did not get Best Picture, that's intriguing.
Well, let's start there; let's go through the nomination totals for each film.
(On screen, list of total nominations for each film is shown.)
NOMINATIONS PER FILM
Life of Pi=6
Rust and Bone=6
The Perks of Being a Wallflower=5
Zero Dark Thirty=5
Safety Not Guaranteed=4
5 films with 3
8 films with 2
"Django Unchained" leads with ten nominations, but remember 4 of them are in acting categories, in fact, they have three of the supporting actor nominations, and "Lincoln" has 2 so of the ten nominees in that that, they have half of them. "Moonrise Kingdom" with 7, "Life of Pi" and "Rust and Bone" with 6; there's doesn't seem to be a real consistent pattern here. 4 films with 5 nominations, 3 with 4, no pattern, and the movies seemed to be spreading around; even with an 8 nomination "Lincoln" this was the year it was completely sporadic it seems. This wasn't a year, where two of three films were just getting all the nominations, except for "Django..." maybe, but other than that, you couldn't predict anything here.
Some categories are as erratic and a real mix of seemingly random films, that seemed to have come out of nowhere, and other time, two movies sweep a category or two. An intriguing mix of the cerebral as well as the technical this time around. Very unusual.
Let's go category-by-category any real surprises here, well we went over Picture, well let's start with in general, what were you taken aback by, Patrick.
Well the director category first, other than Spielberg in director but not picture, I don't think a lot of people had Stephen Chbosky on the director ballot; I think everybody had him for writing, which he was nominated for and the Picture nomination for "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", that's a very intriguing decision to put him in directing. As to the acting categories, in Best Actress, I was gonna say Aubrey Plaza but then it got Best Picture, so maybe that shouldn't been as big a surprise. No Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour" didn't do well at all a little surprisingly only a Foreign Language and a writing nomination; "The Kid with a Bike" though, Cecile de France; it's interesting that A. that movie did so well here, 3 nominations total, but also B. Cecile de France, she gives a great performance; it's a little debatable about which category she should've been in. Her and Naomi Watts, are a little borderline in that regard, and that makes the complete out-of-nowhere of Supporting Actress nominations even more intriguing, 'cause I have a suspicion that de France was moved into the Lead Actress category. Lea Thompson, is another surprise there; she wasn't on my radar at all, in fact I thought that was a 2013 release, "The Trouble with the Truth" a very good film but-
Actually we have a note on her nomination, that the members of the blog, including David. saw that movie and the documentary "Marley" in 2012, as part of a film festival he covered.
Oh, okay; I missed that completely.
And therefore, since it was personally seen by him, and the rest of the crew of the blog, that they were eligible this year.
I wish I knew that going in; I missed that nomination completely, but it wasn't the only one either. Onto to Best Actor, Matthias Schoenaerts, again "Rust and Bone" was a film that they liked, I suspected Cotillard's nomination, his was a little more surprising. Andy Lau's is interesting, not just for the shock value of "A Simple Life" getting a nod there, but normally, when that film's been nominated, like at some of the Asian film awards, it was his co-star Deannie Ip, who was usually nominated in Lead Actress, and there was a space left there, very unusual that he took Lau, but not Ip. Christopher Plummer, not a surprise if you were in the know on that one, but Jack Black's a bit of a shock for "Bernie", good nomination, glad he remembered that one. And speaking of remembering lesser-known films let's look at the supporting categories, and take you pick.
Let's start with Supporting Actor first.
Okay, Supporting Actor, three from "Django..." two from "Lincoln" as I said, Duplass, again "Safety Not Guaranteed" before we realize how many nods they'd but, he was a borderline lead or supporting character too, Ezra Miller and Edward Norton, are a bit of a surprise there, but Matt O'Leary for "Fat Kid Rules the World" was the name most of the audience went "Huh?" on that one.
I don't even remember that movie.-
Actually it was a good film-, if "Perks..." hadn't come out, in any other year, the best teen movie would've been "Fat Kid Rules the World", and Matt O'Leary does give an incredible performance, and it's a little interesting that they nominated both Ezra Miller's work, and remembered O'Leary's work as well. Now let's go to Supporting Actress, and you all heard the Press's confused state after those announcement.
(Reporter #1 laughs)
I know. Two nominees for "Killer Joe" first of all, Gina Gershon and Juno Temple, which is interesting, 'cause a name that didn't show up anywhere was Matthew McConaughey, despite his great year, a lot of people that he was overlooked for "Magic Mike" and "Killer Joe" last year, and some thought that way for "Bernie" too, but he remember the other cast members of the film instead, and good for him, those probably were, the bravest and toughest roles in the film, but McConaughey shutout, that's surprising. Dreama Walker gave a brave performance as well, nice to see her recognized for "Compliance" and not just Ann Dowd. "Take This Waltz" was on their radar, and there was rumor of an upswell for that film, after a decent review, but not a great review of the movie, some thoughts were that Michelle Williams, who these awards have loved in the past, might sneak in for it, but I did suspect Sarah Silverman, who gives a performance that people only familiar with her comedy would be very shocked by in that film, I did suspect she would be in. Brit Marling, again a lukewarm review, but I did think he might remember that performance. I don't know how many remembered "Newlyweds" however, or Kerry Bishe's work in the film. I have to go back and look that one up myself-
Oh, so you don't know everything?
Apparently not. That was an ultra-low budget film by Edward Burns, but I think I skipped over that review, and that movie, so I'm gonna go back. That's the thing, it isn't just the headline big budget films with this Award show, they try to watch everything if possible; as much as they can, and sometimes it is that 6th or 7th movie down in their batch of reviews that week, that little-do-we-know, we're supposed to be looking at, and-eh, I'm gonna have to catch up on that one.
Some would say that shows just how much more thoughtful and advanced these OYL Awards are compared to some of the others.
Well, he certainly would say that.
Alright, we to get out of here in a minute, so real quick, what are some of the other nominations, anomalies, and names that we should be aware of, as we countdown to OYL Awards next week.
Well, I'll start with two people who got four nominations, each. First "Rust and Bone" director Jacques Audiard, a nominee as a producer as well as director, writer and foreign language film, for "Rust and Bone" A more interesting name though, Ron Fricke, 'cause he alone got four nominations for "Samsara," the documentarian was nominated for Best Director, Documentary, Editing and Cinematography, for the film, he's a photographer by trade, and that transcendent documentary, obviously a big favorite of these awards. We mentioned that docs, might sneak into other categories, and "Samsara" got in many nominations, and "How to Survive a Plague" got into editing too. Foreign films got nominations in other categories, across the board, 7 of the 10 nominated foreign language films, got nominations in other categories. 10 is a lot for that category by the way, that's one category that was always six or seven nominees until now, so interesting how well foreign language films did. Animation did well, "Wreck-It Ralph" became the first animated film to get a Best Picture OYL Award nomination, but "...Arrietty", got into Foreign Language film, and "ParaNorman" got a screenplay nomination, that was a bit of a surprise as well. Four people, are nominated twice in the same category this year, William Goldenberg, just like the Oscars, up for editing "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty", but in casting Lora Kennedy, and Mary Vernieu, both got double nominations in that category. Also Toshio Suzuki, the great Studio Ghibli, nominated twice for producing both "The Secret World of Arrietty" and "From Up on Poppy Hill", the two animes that got into the Best Animated Feature category. Also, back to Foreign Language, two countries, Norway and France, have multiple films nominated in the category, that's not allowed at the Oscars, but it's perfectly acceptable here, but that's the first time that that's ever happened. Kathryn Bigelow, nominated twice, second woman nominated for Best Director ever, after Lynne Ramsay last year for "We Need to Talk About Kevin", and Lana Wachowski, the first trans-gendered person, ever nominated, she's in directing, as well as writing and picture. Kevin MacDonald, another name, he won Best Documentary last year, for "Life for a Day", he could win that award twice in a row now, for "Marley". Also Sam Jackson and Jamie Foxx's acting nominations, marked the first time African-American have ever been nominated for acting awards here-
Yeah, that's a little surprising, but they did not care much for "The Help" which of course, won an acting Oscar with Octavia Spencer, and Viola Davis was nominated, they did not nominate that film for anything, did not like it, that was a, a bit of a discussion point last year-
Well, they like "Django..." enough it seems. Ten nominations for that film, a record total, and a record four acting nominations, and three in the same category. "Lincoln" eight nominations, also with four acting nominations, but not Best Picture strangely. Just diving into these nominees, it's a good batch, an interesting batch, and it's gonna be an interesting OYL Awards.
And on that note, thank you for joining us, for the 3rd Annual OYL Awards Nomination Announcements, the Awards will be on the 30th on this blog, the One-Year-Later Awards. Well see you guys then, Happy Holidays, Everyone.
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