Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Awards Watch: WGA, ASC, NAACP ...

What that alphabet soup of a post title means is that no less than three show biz groups announced their annual award nominations today:
  • The Writers Guild of America recognized Burn After Reading, Milk, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Visitor and The Wrestler in the original screenplay category, while (somewhat surprisingly) The Dark Knight was nominated alongside The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, Frost/Nixon and Slumdog Millionaire in the adapted category. The WGA Awards will be presented February 7.
  • The American Society of Cinematographers recognized six directors of photography for five films, with Roger Deakins nominated for both of this year's Kate Winslet movies, Revolutionary Road and The Reader (shared with Chris Menges); Button, Dark Knight and Slumdog were the other noms. The ASC Awards will be presented February 15.
  • And The Secret Life of Bees and Cadillac Records dominated the nominations for the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards (which will be handed out February 12). They are joined in the Best Picture category with The Family That Preys, Miracle at St. Anna and Seven Pounds, while the gay-themed Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom received two nominations.
See the comments section below for a quick look at all the nominations.

UPDATE: The Best Director nominees for the NAACP Image Awards have finally been announced. Special congratulations to Patrik-Ian Polk, nominated for Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom!

2 comments:

  1. Writers Guild of America Awards:

    Adapted Screenplay:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    Doubt
    Frost/Nixon
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Original Screenplay:
    Burn After Reading
    Milk
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    The Visitor
    The Wrestler

    Documentary Screenplay:
    Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
    Chicago 10
    Fuel
    Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
    Waltz with Bashir


    American Society of Cinematographers Award:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    The Reader
    Revolutionary Road
    Slumdog Millionaire


    The NAACP Image Awards:

    Outstanding Motion Picture:
    Cadillac Records
    The Family That Preys
    Miracle at St. Anna
    The Secret Life of Bees
    Seven Pounds

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture:
    Rob Brown in The Express
    Don Cheadle in Traitor
    Derek Luke in Miracle at St. Anna
    Will Smith in Seven Pounds
    Jeffrey Wright in Cadillac Records

    Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture:
    Angela Bassett in Meet the Browns
    Rosario Dawson in Seven Pounds
    Dakota Fanning in The Secret Life of Bees
    Queen Latifah in The Secret Life of Bees
    Alfre Woodard in The Family That Preys

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:
    Cedric the Entertainer in Cadillac Records
    Mos Def in Cadillac Records
    Nate Parker in The Secret Life of Bees
    Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire
    Columbus Short in Cadillac Records

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
    Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Jennifer Hudson in The Secret Life of Bees
    Alicia Keys in The Secret Life of Bees
    Beyoncé Knowles in Cadillac Records
    Sophie Okonedo in The Secret Life of Bees

    Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film
    TBA

    Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture:
    Cadillac Records
    Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom
    Rachel Getting Married
    “A Raisin in the Sun”
    The Secret Life of Bees

    Outstanding Independent Film:
    Ballast
    Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom
    Rachel Getting Married
    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Visitor

    Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture:
    Captain Abu Raed
    The Class
    Mongol
    Song of Sparrows
    Under the Same Moon

    Outstanding Documentary:
    The Black List
    "Black Magic"
    "CNN Presents: Black in America"
    Dare Not Walk Alone
    Trouble the Water

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  2. NAACP Image Award nominees for Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film:
    Gina Prince Bythewood for The Secret Life of Bees
    Spike Lee for Miracle at St. Anna
    Darnell Martin for Cadillac Records
    Tyler Perry for The Family That Preys
    Patrik Ian Polk for Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom

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