Sunday, January 15, 2012

Special to the FAC: Documentary, Art Direction, Costumes and The Golden Globes


Here’s a snapshot of where the Oscar race is in three “below the line/non-Big 8” categories.   Information collected from: Awards Daily,, The Hollywood Reporter, Film Misery, The Film Experience, Awards Circuit and Rope of Silicon.


1)       Project Nim

2)       Paradise Lost 3

3)       Buck

4)       We Were Here

5)       Pina

Also in play:

6)       If a Tree Falls

7)       Bill Cunningham

8)       Semper Fi

9)       Loving Story

10)   To Hell and Back

Other possibles: The Undefeated, Sing Your Song, Battle for Brooklyn

Comment: Pina has the distinction of possibly being a dual nominee for Doc and Best Foreign Language Film and is, of course, a graduate of Telluride #38


1)       Hugo

2)       The Artist

3)       Harry Potter/Deathly Hallows

4)       Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

5)       War Horse

In play:

6)       Anonymous

7)       The Tree of Life

8)       The Help

9)       Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

10)   A Dangerous Method

Outside shots: Capt. America, Midnight in Paris, Drive

Comment: We’ll see if the War Horse dive affects its chances at a nomination here.


1)       Hugo

2)       The Artist

3)       Jane Eyre

4)       My Week with Marilyn

5)       The Help

Also playing:

6)       Anonymous

7)       W. E.

8)       Midnight in Paris

9)       The Iron Lady

10)   War Horse

Others that could sneak in: Albert Nobbs, J. Edgar, Tinker Tailor

Comment:  Back in September, I thought Albert Nobbs had a pretty good shot in this category as well as Art Direction and Makeup.  Now, makeup looks like its best shot at an additional nomination beyond Actress, Supporting Actress and Best Song.


The golden Globes are tonight.  What will the results from this wing-ding put on by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association tell us…almost zip….but it could give a jump start to someone’s or some film’s flagging Oscar campaign.  Check back here tomorrow…

Here's the list of GG nominees:

Best Motion Picture — Drama
"The Descendants"
"The Help"
"The Ides of March"
"War Horse"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Tilda Swinton, "We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "J. Edgar"
Michael Fassbender, "Shame
Ryan Gosling, "The Ides of March"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"
Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
"The Artist"
"Midnight in Paris"
"My Week With Marilyn"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
Jodie Foster, "Carnage
Charlize theron, "Young Adult"
Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Kate Winslet, "Carnage"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or musical
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, "The Guard"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"
Ryan Gosling, "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
Owen Wilson, "Midnight in Paris"
Best Animated Feature Film
"The Adventures of Tintin"
"Arthur Christmas"
"Cars 2"
"Puss in Boots"
Best Foreign Language Film
"The Flowers of War" (China)
"In the Land of Blood and Honey" (USA)
"The Kid With a Bike" (Belgium)
"A Separation" (Iran)
"The Skin I Live In" (Spain)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh, "My Week with Marilyn"
Albert Brooks, "Drive"
Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"
Viggo Mortensen, "A Dangerous Method"
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Best Director — Motion Picture
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
George Clooney, "The Ides of March"
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"
Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon - "The Ides of March"
Michel Hazanavicius - "The Artist"
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - "The Descendants"
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin - "Moneyball"
Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Ludovic Bource - "The Artist"
Abel Korzeniowski - "W.E."
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross - "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Howard Shore - "Hugo"
John Williams - "War Horse"

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
"Hello Hello" — "Gnomeo & Juliet," music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin
"The Keeper"— "Machine Gun Preacher," music and lyrics by Chris Cornell
"Lay Your Head Down" — "Albert Nobbs," music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Glenn Close
"The Living Proof" — "The Help"; music by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr.; lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas
"Masterpiece" — W.E., music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry

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