Thank you Everyone, for coming, to the announcements for this years nominees for the 4th Annual, One-Year-Later Awards, The OYLs!
Yes, thank you. We're the only Award show, that takes it's time, and takes a whole year, to go through and see as much as we can from the year before, to make sure, that we get it correct, what was the best in film from the year.
(Press applauds again)
So far, we also have so hopefully again this year. Eh, before we announce the nominees, I wanted to refresh everyone on the nominees and awards and how exactly they are determined, so let's go over those real quick...
(I go over the rules and regulations, however no one's listening and the televised broadcast has chosen to comment over me at this moment.)
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.
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.
If you're just joining, this is from the Las Vegas, where they are currently in the process of announcing the One-Year-Later Awards nomination, the film awards, that are very young, but have clearly distinguished themselves so far, by insisting on taking a whole extra year to watch, every film they can, before finally announcing the nominees, we have our entertainment reporter Alan Smithee on the scene, Alan, are there any predictions or surprises we should be expecting from these awards?
Well, there may be some surprises from the General Public's perception, but if you paid attention, there certainly are a few films we're expecting to hear quite a bit from tonight, for instant, we think the Best Picture category, we suspect that that is set, but there's room for surprises in some of the other awards, and they are known, for being against the grain at times, like their name implies, they wait a whole year before announcing the winners and nominees. They take pride, in being very precise and careful with these awards, so we'll see.
Do we have time for another question, to Alan, no we don't, I'm told, the announcements are coming up now.
(Back to me)
It's my pleasure to introduce last year's winners for both Best Actor and Best Actress to announce the awards this year. OYL-Award winner for "Les Miserables," Hugh Jackman, and a 2-time OYL Award winner, as a member of the cast of "Midnight in Paris", and last year for Best Actress for "Rust and Bone", Marion Cotillard.
(Hugh and Marion enter stage left and approach the podium, as I walk off stage right.)
Good morning, Everyone. For the second consecutive year, their are ten nominees, the maximum, in the Best Supporting Actress category. The nominees are:
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins-"Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Hudson-"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete"
Jennifer Lawrence-"American Hustle"
Julianne Moore-"What Maisie Knew"
Lupita Nyong'o-"12 Years a Slave"
Margot Robbie-"The Wolf of Wall Street"
Lea Seydoux-"Blue is the Warmest Color"
Joanna Vanderham-"What Maisie Knew"
Ziyi Zhang-"The Grandmaster"
(Some collected ooh, oh, and other rumblings from the Press as some of the more unexpected names are announced)
For the second consecutive year, we're proud to announce that there are ten nominees, the maximum, in the Best Supporting Actor category. The nominees are:
Daniel Bruhl-"Rush" Bradley Cooper-"American Hustle"
James Franco-"Spring Breakers" Will Forte-"Nebraska"
Ryan Gosling-"The Place Beyond the Pines" Jake Gyllenhall-"Prisoners"
Jonah Hill-"The Wolf of Wall Street" Jared Leto-"Dallas Buyers Club"
Kai-Peter Malina-"Lore" Alexander Skarsgard-"What Maisie Knew"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bradley Cooper-"American Hustle"
James Franco-"Spring Breakers"
Ryan Gosling-"The Place Beyond the Pines"
Jonah Hill-"The Wolf of Wall Street"
Jared Leto-"Dallas Buyers Club"
Alexander Skarsgard-"What Maisie Knew"
(There's a notable loud cheer after James Franco's name is announced, while other rumblings also occur at some of the other names.)
(Audience chuckles at Hugh's reference to being a co-star in "Prisoners")
As the One-Year Later Awards continue to grow and expand, for the first time ever the OYLs have chosen to give out an Award for Outstanding work in Production Design for a feature film. For this inaugural year for the award, there are nine nominees, and they are: for "American Hustle", Production Design Judy Becker, Set Decoration by Heather Loeffler, for "Ginger & Rosa", Production Design by Carlos Conti, Set Decoration by Liz Griffiths, for "The Grandmaster" Production Design by William Chang, Art Direction by Alfred Yau, for "Gravity", Production Design by Andy Nicholson, Set Decoration by Rosie Goodwin & Joanne Woollard, for "The Great Beauty" Stefania Cella, for "The Great Gatsby", Production Design by Catherine Martin, Set Decoration by Beverly Dunn, for "Her", Production Design by Mark Digby, Set Decoration by Michelle Day, and for "The Wolf of Wall Street", production design by Bob Shaw, set decoration by Ellen Christiansen.
American Hustle-Pro.: Judy Becker; Set: Heather Loeffler
Ginger & Rosa-Pro.: Carlos Conti; Set: Liz Griffiths
The Grandmaster-Pro.: William Chang, Art: Alfred Yau
Gravity-Pro: Andy Nicholson; Set: Rosie Goodwin & Joanne Woollard
The Great Beauty-Stefania Cella
The Great Gatsby-Pro.: Catherine Martin; Set: Beverly Dunn
Her-Pro.: K.K. Barrett; Set: Gene Serdana
Rush-Pro.: Mark Digby, Set: Michelle Day
The Wolf of Wall Street-Pro.: Bob Shaw; Set: Ellen Christiansen
There are nine nominees this year in the category of Best Editing. The nominees are:
for "12 Years a Slave", Joe Walker, for "American Hustle", Alam Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, for "Captain Phillips", Christopher Rouse, for "Gravity", Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger, for "Her", Jeff Buchanan and Eric Zumbrunnen, for "Inside Llewyn Davis", Roderick Jaynes,
(Slight pause, to make sure she says the film title correctly)
for "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty", Terence Nance,
(A second slight pause)
for "Rush" Dan Hanley & Mike Hill, and for "The Wolf of Wall Street", Thelma Schoonmaker.
12 Years a Slave-Joe Walker
American Hustle-Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Captain Phillips-Christopher Rouse
Gravity-Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
Her-Jeff Buchanan and Eric Zumbrunnen
Inside Llewyn Davis-Roderick Jaynes (aka Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty-Terence Nance
Rush-Dan Hanley & Mike Hill
The Wolf of Wall Street-Thelma Schoonmaker
For the second consecutive year, there are ten nominees in the OYL Award for Best Cinematography. The nominees are.
For "All is Lost", Frank G. DeMarco, for "The Grandmaster," Philippe Le Sourd, for "Gravity" Emmanuel Lubezki, for "The Great Beauty," Luca Bigazzi, for "Her", Hoyte van Hoytema.
(Pause after saying name) for "Inside Llewyn Davis" Bruno Delbonnel, for "Nebraska", Phedon Papamichael,
(Slightly louder than he has)
for "Prisoners", Roger A. Deakins.
(Slight applause for the crowd)
(Slight laughter as Hugh acknowledges the praise)
for "Rush", Anthony Dod Mantle, and to- for "To the Wonder", Emmanuel Lubezki.
All is Lost-Frank G. DeMarco
The Grandmaster-Phillippe Le Sourd
The Great Beauty-Luca Bigazzi
Her-Hoyte van Hoytema
Inside Llewyn Davis-Bruno Delbonnel
Prisoners-Roger A. Deakins
Rush-Anthony Dod Mantle
To the Wonder-Emmanuel Lubezki
For the third consecutive year, there are ten nominees, the maximum, in the category of Best Casting Ensemble. The OYL Award is for the Most Outstanding Work by a film's main acting ensemble. The award is presented and given to the film's Casting Director and the an award goes to all of the main members of a cast. If no casting director is listed, the nomination is presented to the Executive Producers and Producers. The nominees are:
"12 Years a Slave", casting by Francine Maisler, "American Hustle", casting by Lindsay Graham and Mary Vernieu, "Blue Jasmine", casting by Patricia DiCerto and Juliet Taylor, "Ginger & Rosa" casting by Irene Lamb and Heidi Levitt, "Inside Llewyn Davis", casting by Ellen Chenoweth, "Prisoners", casting by Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee-
(Hugh reacts with a shocked expression once "Prisoners" gets announced and looks towards Marion, audience laughs, pause)
"A Touch of Sin", Executive Producers Zhangke Jia, Zhong-lun Ren and Yuji Sadais; Producer Shozo, Ichiyama. Whew.
"The Way Way Back", casting by Allison Jones, "What Maisie Knew", Avy Kaufman and "The Wolf of Wall Street", casting by Ellen Lewis.
12 Years a Slave-Casting by Francine Maisler
American Hustle-Casting by Lindsay Graham and Mary Vernieu
Blue Jasmine-Casting by Patricia DiCerto and Juliet Taylor
Ginger & Rosa-Casting by Irene Lamb and Heidi Levitt
Inside Llewyn Davis-Casting by Ellen Chenoweth
Prisoners-Casting by Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee
A Touch of Sin-(Ex. Pro.:) Zhangke Jia, Zhong-lun Ren and Yuji Sadai; (Pro.:) Shozo Ichiyama
The Way Way Back-Casting by Allison Jones
What Maisie Knew-Casting by Avy Kaufman
The Wolf of Wall Street-Casting by Ellen Lewis
and Congratulations Hugh.
Thank you, I swear, I was not told of this ahead of time. Were you nominated for anything?
Not so far, but if you didn't know, maybe, I am?
Well, we'll see. You didn't make a documentary this year did you?
No, I didn't
Alright. Probably not nominated here. There are nine nominees this year in the Best Documentary category, the OYL award is given to the film's Director and Producers. The nominees are:
"20 Feet from Stardom", Director, Morgan Neville, Producers, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers, "The Act of Killing, Director, Joshua Oppenheimer, Co-Directors/Producers, Anonymous and Christine Cynn, Producers Anne Kohncke, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Joren Tem Brink and Micheal Uwemedimo-
(Pause for breath)
Whew. And that was just one nomination.
Eh, sorry. This is work. "Blackfish", Director/Producer Gabriella Cowperwaithe, Producer Manuel V. Oteyza, "The Crash Reel", Director/Producer Lucy Walker, Producer Julian Cautherly, "Let the Fire Burn", Director/Producer Jason Osder, "More than Honey", Director/Producer Markus Imhoof, Producers Helmut Grasser, Thomas Kufus and Pierre-Alain Meier, "The Square", Director/Producer Jehame Noujaim, Producer Karim Amer, "Stories We Tell," Director Sarah Polley, Producer Anita Lee, and "Tim's Vermeer", Director Teller, Producers Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler.
20 Feet from Stardom-Dir./Pro.: Morgan Neville; Pro.: Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers
The Act of Killing-Dir.: Joshua Oppenheimer; Co-Dir./Pro.: Anonymous and Christine Cynn; Pro.: Anne Kohncke, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Joren Tem Brink, and Michael Uwemedimo
Blackfish-Dir./Pro.: Gabriella Cowperwaithe; Pro.: Manuel V. Oteyza
The Crash Reel-Dir./Pro.: Lucy Walker; Pro.: Julian Cautherly
Let the Fire Burn-Dir./Pro.: Jason Osder
More than Honey-Dir./Pro.: Markus Imhoof; Pro.: Helmut Grasser, Thomas Kufus and Pierre-Alain Meier
The Square-Dir./Pro.: Jehame Noujaim; Pro.: Karim Amer
Stories We Tell-Dir.: Sarah Polley; Pro.: Anita Lee
Tim's Vermeer-Dir.: Teller; Pro.: Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler
There are nine nominees this year in the Foreign Language Film category, the award is given to the film's director. The nominees are:
from France, "Blue is the Warmest Color", Director Abdellatif Kechiche, from Belgium, "The Broken Circle Breakdown" Director Felix von Groeningen, from Italy, "The Great Beauty", Director Paolo Sorrentino, from Switzerland, "More than Honey", Director Markus Imhoof, from Belgium, "Our Children", Director Joachim Lafosse, from Iran, "The Past" Director Asghar Farhadi, from Egypt, "The Square", Director Jehame Noujaim, from the People's Republic of China, "A Touch of Sin", Director Zhangke Jia, and from Saudi Arabia, "Wadjda", Director Haifaa Al-Mansour.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue is the Warmest Color-(France) Abdellatif Kechiche
The Broken Circle Breakdown-Felix von Groeningen (Belgium)
The Great Beauty-Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)
More than Honey-Markus Imhoof (Switzerland)
Our Children-Joachim Lafosse (Belgium)
The Past-Asghar Farhadi (Iran)
The Square-Jehame Noujaim (Egypt)
A Touch of Sin- Zhangke Jia (People's Republic of China)
Wadjda-Haifaa Al-Mansour (Saudi Arabia)
There are five nominees this year in the Best Animated Feature category, the award is given to the film's director and producers, the nominees are:
"Despicable Me 2", Directors Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud, Pro.: Janet Healy and Chris Meledandri, "Ernest & Celestine", Directors Stephen Aubier & Vincent Patar, and Benjamin Renner, Producers Didier Brunner, Henri Magalon, Stephan Roelants and Vincent Tavier, "Frozen", Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Producer Pet Del Vecho, "Monsters University, Director Dan Scanlon, Producer Kori Rae, and "The Wind Rises", Director Hayao Miyazaki, Producer, Toshio Suzuki.
Despicable Me 2-Dir.: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud; Pro.: Janet Healy and Chris Meledandri
Ernest & Celestine-Dir.: Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner; Pro.: Didier Brunner, Henri Magalon, Stephan Roelants, and Vincent Tavier
Frozen-Dir.: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee; Pro.: Peter Del Vecho
Monsters University-Dir.: Dan Scanlon; Pro.: Kori Rae
The Wind Rises-Dir.: Hayao Miyazaki; Pro.: Toshio Suzuki
For the third time in four years there are ten nominees, the maximum, in the Best Actress category. The nominees are:
Amy Adams-"American Hustle" Veerle Baetens-"The Broken Circle Breakdown"
Cate Blanchett-"Blue Jasmine" Sandra Bullock-"Gravity"
Julie Delpy-"Before Midnight" Emilie Dequenne-"Our Children"
Adele Exarchopoulos-"Blue is the Warmest Color" Gaby Hoffmann-"Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus & 2012"
Brie Larson-"Short Term 12" Robin Weigert-"Concussion"
Amy Adams-"American Hustle"
Veerle Baetens-"The Broken Circle Breakdown"
Cate Blanchett-"Blue Jasmine"
Julie Delpy-"Before Midnight"
Emilie Dequenne-"Our Children"
Adele Exarchopoulos-"Blue is the Warmest Color"
Gaby Hoffmann-"Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012"
Brie Larson-"Short Term 12"
(Press murmurs about, somewhat surprised and puzzled by some of the more obscure nominations and names)
For the second consecutive year, there are ten nominees, the maximum also, in the Best Actor category; this marks the first time that all four acting categories have reached the maximum number of nominations. The nominees are:
Christian Bale-"American Hustle" Leonardo DiCaprio-"The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor-"12 Years a Slave" Ethan Hawke-"Before Midnight"
Johan Heldenbergh-"The Broken Circle Breakdown" Oscar Isaac-"Inside Llewyn Davis"
Matthew McConaughey-"Dallas Buyers Club" Joaquin Phoenix-"Her"
Robert Redford-"All is Lost" Forest Whitaker-"Lee Daniels' The Butler"
Christian Bale-"American Hustle"
Leonardo DiCaprio-"The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor-"12 Years a Slave"
Ethan Hawke-"Before Midnight"
Johan Heldenbergh-"The Broken Circle Breakdown"
Oscar Isaac-"Inside Llewyn Davis"
Matthew McConaughey-"Dallas Buyers Club"
Robert Redford-"All is Lost"
Forest Whitaker-"Lee Daniels' The Butler"
For the second consecutive year, there are ten nominees, the maximum this year in the Best Original Screenplay category, and the nominees are:
For "All is Lost", J.C. Chandor, for "American Hustle", Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, for "Blue Jasmine", Woody Allen, for "Ginger & Rosa", Sally Potter, for "Gravity" Alfonso Cuaron & Jonas Cuaron. for "Her", Spike Jonze, for "Inside Llewyn Davis" Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, for "The Past", Asghar Farhadi, for "Rush", Peter Morgan, and for "A Touch of Sin", Zhangke Jia.
All is Lost-J.C. Chandor
American Hustle-Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine-Woody Allen
Ginger & Rosa-Sally Potter
Gravity-Alfonso Cuaron & Jonas Cuaron
Inside Llewyn Davis-Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
The Past-Asghar Farhadi
A Touch of Sin-Zhangke Jia
There are seven nominees this year in the Adapted Screenplay category, the nominees are:
for "12 Years a Slave", John Ridley, for "Before Midnight", Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy, for "Blue is the Warmest Color", Abdellatif Kechiche & Ghalie Lacroix, for "The Broken Circle Breakdown," Felix von Groeningen and Carl Joos, for "Frozen", Story/Screenplay by Jennifer Lee, Story by Chris Buck & Shane Morris; additional story by Dean Wellins, from "What Maisie Knew", Nancy Doyle & Carroll Cartwright, and for "The Wolf of Wall Street", Terence Winter.
12 Years a Slave-John Ridley
Before Midnight-Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy
Blue is the Warmest Color-Abdellatif Kechiche & Ghalia Lacroix
The Broken Circle Breakdown-Felix von Groeningen and Carl Joos
Frozen-Story/Screenplay by Jennifer Lee; Story by Chris Buck & Shane Morris, Additional Story by Dean Wellins
What Maisie Knew-Nancy Doyne & Carroll Cartwright
The Wolf of Wall Street-Terence Winter
For the first time ever, there are ten nominees, the maximum, in the category of Best Director. The nominees are:
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen-"Inside Llewyn Davis" Alfonso Cuaron-"Gravity"
Ron Howard-"Rush" Spike Jonze-"Her"
Abdellatif Kechiche-"Blue is the Warmest Color" Richard Linklater-"Before Midnight"
Steve McQueen-"12 Years a Slave" David O. Russell-"American Hustle"
Martin Scorsese-"The Wolf of Wall Street" Zhangke Jia-"A Touch of Sin"
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen-"Inside Llewyn Davis"
Abdellatif Kechiche-"Blue is the Warmest Color"
Richard Linklater-"Before Midnight"
Steve McQueen-"12 Years a Slave"
David O. Russell-"American Hustle"
Martin Scorsese-"The Wolf of Wall Street"
Zhangke Jia-"A Touch of Sin"
And here to announce Best Picture, the editor of "David Baruffi's Entertainment Views and Reviews", and the producer/creator of the One-Year-Later Awards, David Baruffi.
(I walk back out after a pause, to applause from the press and from Hugh and Marion as I head to the podium, and stand between them)
Thank you very much, Hugh, Marion, thank you very much for doing this, Hugh Congrats, on your nomination, Marion, I've heard very good things about a couple of the films you're in this year, so your name might be mentioned next year.
I hope so.
I do too. Okay, as always there are ten nominees for the OYL Award for Best Picture; the award is given to the film's Producers; and the nominees are:
"American Hustle", Producers, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles Rovan and Richard Suckle, "Before Midnight," Producers, Christos V. Konstakopoulos, Richard Linklater and Sara Woodhatch, "Blue is the Warmest Color", Producers Laurence Clerc, Adbellatif Kechiche and Vincent Maraval, "Gravity", Producers Alfonso Cuaron and David Heyman, "Her", Producers Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, "Inside Llewyn Davis", Producers Joel Coen & Ethan Coen and Scott Rudin, "Rush", Producers Andrew Eaten, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Peter Morgan and Brian Oliver, "A Touch of Sin", Producer Shozo Ichiyama, "What Maisie Knew", Producers Daniel Crown, Daniela Taplan Lundberg, William Teitler and Charles Weinstock, and "The Wolf of Wall Street", Producers Riza Azi, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey MacFarland, Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.
American Hustle-Pro.: Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles Rovan and Richard Suckle
Before Midnight-Pro.: Christos V. Konstakopoulos, Richard Linklater and Sara Woodhatch
Blue is the Warmest Color-Pro.: Laurence Clerc, Abdellatif Kechiche and Vincent Maraval
Gravity-Pro.: Alfonso Cuaron and David Heyman
Her-Pro.: Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay
Inside Llewyn Davis-Joel Coen & Ethan Coen and Scott Rudin
Rush-Pro.: Andrew Eaten, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Peter Morgan and Brian Oliver
A Touch of Sin-Pro.: Shozo Ichiyama
What Maisie Knew-Pro.: Daniel Crown, Daniela Taplan Lundberg, William Teitler, and Charles Weinstock
The Wolf of Wall Street-Pro.: Riza Azi, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey MacFarland, Martin Scorsese, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Congratulations to all the nominees, don't forget to join us on December 30, here at "David Baruffi's Entertainment Views and Reviews", for the 4th Annual One-Year-Later Awards, this year hosted by former OYL Award nominee Sarah Silverman, where we will open the envelopes and be, the final last word on the best in film from 2013. Thank you very much.
(I, Hugh and Marion stand at the podium for a few moments, talking with each other, while the press begins huddling and scurrying about trying to figure out the nominees.)
Well, Alan, this was I-, Alan you there?
Yes, I'm here Jane.
Well, I guess you're all kinda overloaded right loaded now, there seemed to be a lot of nominations wasn't there, from a lot of films it seems?
Well, I gotta be honest here, this has always been somewhat, a bit of an ordeal, but yes, even the OYLs, this amounts to a staggering amount of confusion, not only did, as they mention, all four acting categories, five if you count the Casting Ensemble by the way, did they all reach ten nominations, there wasn't even a repeat actor, getting maybe a second nomination in any of those categories, this was spread around, even more than ever, but it wasn't the only category, except for Adapted Screenplay, it seems, every category seems a very overloaded. Normally, the OYLs, do want to not narrow the nominations, because they do want to honor outstanding work in general and not be force to selecting the five best; they want the 5-10 performances that were absolutely outstanding and special to be mentioned for themselves, but this was unusually excessive I must say, but then again, I think this underlines, how much quality there was this past year in some of these categories. Best Actress, alone,- uh, I don't know how the hell they're gonna pick one from that list of nominees-
Well, Alan let's talk about the nominees, first for Best Picture, and we're to get totals in btw for each film, those should be on your screen in a second, what films did really well for these OYL Awards.
The Wolf of Wall Street=9
Inside Llewyn Davis=7
12 Years a Slave=6
Blue is the Warmest Color=6
What Maisie Knew=6
A Touch of Sin=5
The Broken Circle Breakdown=4
All is Lost=3
Ginger & Rosa=3
The Great Beauty=3
Dallas Buyers Club=2
More than Honey=2
All others with 1 nomination
Well, "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" did the best, with ten and nine nominations respectively, "American Hustle" ties the record btw with "Inglourious Basterds" last year, although that film only won one OYL last year, but "American Hustle"'s nominations are spread over nine categories, so that bodes well for them; like the Oscars they got into all four acting categories, something hasn't happened until now with the OYLs. But, those two were basically the exception, there was a lot of spreading around, and then, and while it seems like they put some stock into the Oscars picks last year, if you look closer, they really didn't care, about other awards and simply gave out their own nominations. I'll give you an example here, not only did eight of the nine Foreign Language nominees get into another category, but "The Grandmaster" which wasn't nominated for Foreign Language film, got three nominations, and three other foreign language films got into other category, one in Supporting Actor, two in Animation, btw, "The Grandmaster" wasn't only not picked for Foreign Language Film, they picked another Chinese film, "A Touch of Sin" and that got into four other categories, including Picture and Director, so that country got eight nomination, and Belgium had seven, by the way, across three films, two nominated for Best Foreign Language film, "The Broken Circle Breakdown" and "Our Children", both of whom in other strange categories, but that country also made, "Ernest & Celestine", which got into Animated Feature. France only had six, and that was all, "Blue is the Warmest Color".
I also noticed that two films got Foreign Language film nominations and Documentary nominations, has that ever happened?
No, that's new as well, with "More than Honey" and "The Square", oh, "The Square" also, the first African film to get nominated anywhere at these awards, although last year, one of the Japanese animated films got into Animation and Foreign Language Film, and strangely the two foreign language Animated films, did not get into both. And neither of those docs were Cambodia "The Missing Picture" which didn't get into either, despite a Foreign Language Oscar nomination last year.
Well, back to Best Picture any surprises here, no "12 Years a Slave", for instance, no nominations at all for "Philomena", "Dallas Buyers Club", didn't do well, was this expected?
Actually Best Picture, for those who kept an eye out and payed attention, there wasn't a lot of surprises in Best Picture, for OYL followers who keep an eye out year-round, although a few would surprise some; Steve McQueen getting int Director, despite "12 Years a Slave", staying out of Picture, that was a bit of a surprise but not totally unexpected. The real surprises, and not counting a lot of the "Huh?" nominations, for films that most of the audience might not know about, "Frozen" getting into Adapted Screenplay, was the last one I truly didn't expect to see, "The Great Gatsby" in Production Design is an interesting one, 'cause that's the first time a film got a negative review from this blog, but still got into a category, that's groundbreaking, although it is Production Design. But, especially for Best Actress, I think a lot of people were going, "What the hell is "Our Children"?" What the hell is "Concussion"?! What's "Crystal Fairy and..." whatever the hell that was...", what' "Lore" is Supporting Actor, I think a lot are caught off-guard by those nominations right now, than anything else.
Okay, good I'm not alone. I didn't know "What Maisie Knew" or "A Touch of Sin" into the Best Picture categories even, and then what was Jennifer Hudson, surprisingly nominated for?
That was a "What?" and a "Huh?" for me too, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete", that one, very small independent film, that got a few nominations at like, the Spirits and something like that. The one that caught some of the insiders offguard, was an experimental film, "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty" being remembered for Editing, that was one that surprised even the people who thought they had this the most pegged, but apparently not.
Okay, I'm not gonna ask you predictions, a lot of nominations, would you say anything is weird, or undeserved, and completely missed the mark to some degree?
Honestly, and I'm still scouring these, but no, I don't see something where I'm like annoyed by, and in some cases, some of these other nominations,- I mentioned Best Actress again, if you saw those other performances, by Veerle Baetens and Emilie Dequenne and Gaby Hoffman, and if you remember those films, you're really just at a complete blank on what could win in this group. Some of the performances not nominated in that category, were still reeling from them, but now we're looking at these other ones and thinking, "Oh wait a minute, this was unbelievable, that was unbelievable..." or Cinematography is the same way,- I just don't know who they're picking out of some of these major categories; it's a bit of a tricky awards to predict, and when you see what they were working with, it actually makes it harder, to predict, and it's also very easy to see why, so many categories, got to the maximum nominations this year; it really was incredible year for film.
Alright, Alan thank you very much, we'll get back to you later.
(Turning back to local station camera)
That was Alan Smithee, reporting for the Announcements of the One-Year-Later Awards Nominations.
To see past awards and nominations see the links below:
3RD OYLs NOMINATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
3RD OYLs AWARDS
2ND OYL NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENTS
2ND OYL AWARDS
1st OYL NOMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT
1st OYL AWARDS
(Lawyer's Note #1: Certain nominations my possibly be subject to change, before the Awards are given out. If that situation happens, changes will be noted and marked on the bottom of the blog.)
(Lawyer's Note #2: Reporters Alan Smithee and Jane U. Ignarant-Slutte are fictional, created by "David Baruffi's Entertainment Views and Reviews" and used for entertainment purposes, and do not represent any real entertainment reporter living, dead, serious injured, in a coma, suffering the effects of blunt force trauma, kidnapped by the North Koreans, tied to a coconut tree, on an island of cannibals in the South Pacific, been forcibly injected with Ebola against their will, or being blackmailed to show up after photos surfaced of them being choked in a sex swing by Tiger Woods while attending an orgy at The Green Door. Yeah, that's just a rumor, nothing's been proven and nothing should be read into that. David Baruffi's Entertainment Views and Reviews" also denies any/all possible knowledge of any supposedly missing and/or presumed dead entertainment reporters, particularly those of whom, whose accidentals deaths while skydiving seemed "suspicious" according to eyewitnesses, Coroners' reports, and supposed video footage)
(Lawyer's Note #3: Hugh Jackman and Marion Cotilliard denies participating in or had knowledge to or of the existence of the OYL Awards or the nominations thereof.)
(Lawyer's Note #4: David Baruffi, David Baruffi's Entertainment Views and Reviews, the OYL Awards and all affiliates and associates deny all existence of David Baruffi, David Baruffi's Entertainment Views and Reviews and the OYL Awards. None of which to our knowledge actually exists, and deny any/all claims of bribery in regard to the Awards, which aren't in existence and not affiliated with David Baruffi.)