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Friday, November 30, 2007

Awards Watch: The Satelllites

The International Press Academy announced today their nominees for their 12th annual Satellite Awards ... and don't worry if you've never heard of them. This offshoot group of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is even wackier in their choices then the HFPA is with their more well-known Golden Globes. Kristopher Tapley at Variety's Red Carpet District blog sums them up appropriately by calling them the "let's nominate everyone" awards (literally; in addition to movies and TV like the Globes, they also hand out trophies to DVDs and video games).

Such mostly forgotten films as The Lookout, Stephanie Daley and Goya's Ghosts are included, while biggies like Into the Wild, Charlie Wilson's War and Sweeney Todd are nowhere to be found (the latter two may not have been screened in time, which just makes these even more irrelevant). Granted, some movies we don't want to be forgotten, like Zodiac and 3:10 to Yuma, were remembered, but then again, it doesn't really matter much in the big race anyway, as this untelevised event makes as much impact as a "fart in a windstorm", as Big Edie used to say.

Again, like the Globes, the oddest thing about the Satellites is the category placement, i.e.: what they deem a drama or comedy/musical (I'll be chiming in on the Globes recent decisions on that matter in a future Awards Watch). For example, there's always the question of where to put the music biopics; are they a drama (yes) or musical (no, but they are often called that anyway by these two groups). Apparently, there is no hard and fast rules for this, as this year we have Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose competing for drama, while Cate Blanchett's turn as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There is in the comedy/musical race (to make it even more confounding, their categories are reversed for the Globes). In the meantime, such Movie Dearest favorites as Hairspray and Enchanted are snubbed in one way or another (although they did get four and two nominations, respectively).

The awards (pictured above ... hey, does that thing get Direct TV?) will be presented December 16. See the comments section below for a quick look at the full list of movie nominations.

Links via PressAcademy.com and Variety.com.

1 comment:

  1. Outstanding Motion Picture - Drama:

    Away from Her
    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
    Eastern Promises
    The Lookout
    No Country for Old Men
    3:10 To Yuma

    Outstanding Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical:

    Hairspray
    Juno
    Knocked Up
    Lars and the Real Girl
    Shoot ‘Em Up

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama:

    Christian Bale in Rescue Dawn
    Josh Brolin in No Country for Old Men
    Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley of Elah
    Frank Langella in Starting Out in the Evening
    Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises
    Denzel Washington in American Gangster

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical:

    Don Cheadle in Talk to Me
    Richard Gere in The Hoax
    Ryan Gosling in Lars and the Real Girl
    Ben Kingsley in You Kill Me
    Clive Owen in Shoot 'Em Up
    Seth Rogen in Knocked Up

    Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama:

    Julie Christie in Away from Her
    Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose
    Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart
    Keira Knightly in Atonement
    Laura Linney in The Savages
    Tilda Swinton in Stephanie Daley

    Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical:

    Amy Adams in Enchanted
    Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There
    Katherine Heigl in Knocked Up
    Nicole Kidman in Margot at the Wedding
    Emily Mortimer in Lars and the Real Girl
    Ellen Page in Juno

    Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role:

    Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men
    Brian Cox in Zodiac
    Jeff Daniels in The Lookout
    Ben Foster in 3:10 to Yuma
    Tom Wilkinson in Michael Clayton

    Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role:

    Ruby Dee in American Gangster
    Taraji P. Henson in Talk to Me
    Saoirse Ronan in Atonement
    Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone
    Emmanuelle Seigner in La Vie en Rose
    Tilda Swinton in Michael Clayton

    Outstanding Director:

    Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for No Country for Old Men
    David Cronenberg for Eastern Promises
    Olivier Dahan for La Vie en Rose
    Ang Lee for Lust, Caution
    Sidney Lumet for Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
    Sarah Polley for Away from Her

    Best Screenplay - Original:

    Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
    Eastern Promises
    Juno
    Lars and the Real Girl
    The Lookout
    Michael Clayton

    Best Screenplay - Adapted:

    Atonement
    Away from Her
    The Kite Runner
    Lust, Caution
    No Country for Old Men
    Zodiac

    Outstanding Cinematography:

    Across the Universe
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    The Golden Compass
    There Will Be Blood
    Zodiac

    Outstanding Art Direction & Production Design:

    Across the Universe
    Amazing Grace
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    Hairspray
    Sunshine

    Outstanding Costume Design:

    Across the Universe
    Amazing Grace
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    Goya's Ghosts
    Hairspray
    La Vie en Rose

    Outstanding Original Score:

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Atonement
    Eastern Promises
    The Kite Runner
    The Lookout
    Ratatouille

    Outstanding Original Song:

    "Do You Love Me" from American Gangster
    "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)" from Hairspray
    "Grace is Gone" from Grace is Gone
    "If You Want Me" from Once
    "Lyra" from The Golden Compass

    Outstanding Film Editing:

    American Gangster
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Eastern Promises
    La Vie en Rose
    The Lookout
    No Country for Old Men

    Outstanding Sound (Mixing & Editing):

    The Bourne Ultimatum
    The Golden Compass
    I Am Legend
    La Vie en Rose
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    300

    Outstanding Visual Effects:

    Beowulf
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Enchanted
    The Golden Compass
    300
    Transformers

    Outstanding Motion Picture - Animated or Mixed Media:

    Beowulf
    The Golden Compass
    Persepolis
    Ratatouille
    The Simpsons Movie
    300

    Outstanding Motion Picture - Foreign Film:

    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
    La Vie en Rose
    Lust, Caution
    Offside Iran
    The Orphanage
    Ten Canoes

    Outstanding Motion Picture - Documentary:

    Darfur Now
    The 11th Hour
    The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
    Lake of Fire
    No End in Sight
    Sicko

    Best Ensemble:
    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Auteur Award:
    Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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