The Shape of Water Leads BAFTA Nominations

The British Academy Film Awards announced their nominations on Tuesday. BAFTA nominations have been a good precursor to how Oscar nominations might go. Can’t say the same for the winners.

Unlike the Oscars, BAFTA has 5 nominees for Best Picture. It’s a good way to see which films have the strongest support. Most likely your Best Picture winner is in the BAFTA Best Film list of nominees Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The last time Best Picture was not on the BAFTA list was 2004 with Million Dollar Baby. The winners haven’t matched since 12 Years a Slave won both the BAFTA and Best Picture at the Oscars in 2013.

The Shape of Water leads with 12 nominations. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards follow with 9 nominations.

The winners will be announced on February 18th.

Full list of BAFTA nominees:

Best film
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding British film
Darkest Hour
The Death of Stalin
God’s Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
The Ghoul – Gareth Tunley (writer/director/producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (producers)
I Am Not a Witch – Rungano Nyoni (writer/director), Emily Morgan (Producer)
Jawbone – Johnny Harris (writer/producer), Thomas Napper (director)
Kingdom of Us – Lucy Cohen (director)
Lady Macbeth – Alice Birch (writer), William Oldroyd (director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (producer)

Best film not in the English language
Elle
First They Killed My Father
The Handmaiden
Loveless
The Salesman

Best documentary
City of Ghosts
I Am Not Your Negro
Icarus
An Inconvenient Sequel
Jane

Best animated film
Coco
Loving Vincent
My Life as a Courgette

Best director
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best original screenplay
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best adapted screenplay
Call Me by Your Name
The Death of Stalin
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Molly’s Game
Paddington 2

Best actress
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best supporting actress
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best supporting actor
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best original music
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

Best cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best production design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

Best costume design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

Best make up & hair
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

Best sound
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best special visual effects
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best British short animation
Have Heart
Mamoon
Poles Apart

Best British short film
Aamir
Cowboy Dave
A Drowning Man
Work
Wren Boys

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)
Daniel Kaluuya
Florence Pugh
Josh O’Connor
Tessa Thompson
Timothée Chalamet

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75th Golden Globe Winners

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Best Motion Picture, Drama
Three Billboards

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Lady Bird

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Francis McDormand, Three Billboards

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Three Billboards, Martin McDonagh

Best Foreign Language Film
In the Fade (Germany, France)

Best Animated Feature Film
Coco

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“This Is Me”, The Greatest Showman

Art Directors Guild Nominations

Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water are among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards. All great choices with The Shape of Water being the frontrunner, in my opinion.

The ADG divides the nominations into three categories – period, fantasy and contemporary.

Over the past five years, the winner of the ADG’s period film went on to win the Oscar in production design 4 times. The Great Gatsby in 2013 , The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014, Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015 and La La Land last year.

This is the first year that the ADG will present an award for animation.

The winners will be announced January 27th.

Full list of movie nominees:

PERIOD FILM
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Murder on the Orient Express
The Post
The Shape of Water

FANTASY FILM
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

CONTEMPORARY FILM
Downsizing
Get Out
Lady Bird
Logan
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

ANIMATED FILM
Cars 3
Coco
Despicable Me 3
The Lego Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Winners

The Florida Film Critics Circle announced the winner of their awards this week.

Dunkirk won Best Picture, but the most awards went to Blade Runner 2049 with four. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri won Best Ensemble and Sam Rockwell won Best Supporting Actor. The Best Actress went to Margot Robbie for her performance as former figure skater Tonya Harding in the black comedy I, Tonya. Allison Janey wonf for Best Supporting Actress also for I, Tonya. Janey. Winning Best Actor was, once again, Timothee Chalamet continued his run to Oscar night for Best Actor in Call my by Your Name.

Complete list of winners:

BEST PICTURE
Dunkirk (WINNER)
Lady Bird (Runner-Up)

BEST DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk (WINNER)
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird (Runner-Up)

BEST ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name (WINNER)
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour (Runner-Up)

BEST ACTRESS
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya (WINNER)
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Runner-Up)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (WINNER)
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project (Runner-Up)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney – I, Tonya (WINNER)
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird (Runner-Up)

BEST ENSEMBLE
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (WINNER)
Dunkirk (Runner-Up)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Get Out (WINNER)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Runner-Up)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me By Your Name (WINNER)
The Disaster Artist (Runner-Up)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049 (WINNER)
Dunkirk (Runner-Up)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049 (WINNER)
War for the Planet of the Apes (Runner-Up)

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN
Blade Runner 2049 (WINNER)
Dunkirk (Runner-Up)

BEST SCORE
Blade Runner 2049 (WINNER)
Dunkirk (Runner-Up)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Jane (WINNER)
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (Runner-Up)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BPM (WINNER)
The Square (Runner-Up)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Coco (WINNER)
Loving Vincent (Runner-Up)

BEST FIRST FILM
Get Out (WINNER)
God’s Own Country (Runner-Up)

PAULINE KAEL BREAKOUT AWARD
Timothée Chalamet (WINNER)
Jordan Peele (Runner-Up)

GOLDEN ORANGE
The cast and crew of The Florida Project

The Ten Best Christmas Movies Relay Race

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Nostra from My Filmviews is bringing the holiday spirit this year and has created a Best Christmas Movie List relay.

Robin Write from Filmotomy  passed me the baton The Ten Best Christmas Movies Relay Race. Heres a look at the ten so far. You can see what I included at the bottom of the list.

RULES:

* The list has 10 Christmas movies (in random order) and when the baton is handed over to a new blogger, he or she has to remove one title of the list (with an explanation why) and add one new title.

* Once that is done a new blogger is contacted who will take the baton and run with it, doing the same (you can reinstate a title which has been previously removed).

* As Christmas is in three weeks I want to ask you to publish your entry as quickly as possible to make sure the list changes as much as possible before the 25th of December. Add the logo of this relay race to your post and also add links to those who came before you making it easy for everyone to find all the entries.

The bloggers so far: Marked MoviesKeith and the MoviesFlixchatterRambling FilmTwo Dollar Cinema, Dell on MoviesA Film a DayCinematic CornerOh So Geeky, MettelRay, On The Screen Reviews

Here are the current movies:

 

Elf

Love Actually

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Home Alone

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It’s a Wonderful Life

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

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A Christmas Story

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

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Scrooged

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Joyeux Noel

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A cease-fire should apply to our everyday lives at Christmas time – no arguing with family, no animosity with those work colleagues not on your Christmas card list, no pushing aside the sprouts. Rather that a World War I no man’s land confrontation, these three nations (French, British, German) in Joyeux Noël unite on Christmas Eve. Guns and politics are, for now, put aside for drinks and song. The war is not over, no, but it can wait. Merry Christmas.

I’m taking out:

Die Hard

 

Die Hard takes place at a Christmas Party, but not a Christmas themed movie per se. It is an action movie and not much more than that.

I’m putting in:

Christmas Vacation

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Released in 1989, Christmas Vacation remains a holiday classic. Clark Griswold cannot catch a break.  He is forced to tie the Christmas tree, roots and all to the top of his car. The bickering in-laws pay a visit along with his wife’s cousins who are living in an RV. Clarks 25,000 Christmas lights shut down power to the entire neighborhood. Expecting to use his bonus money for a swimming pool, Clark instead receives a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club. Aunt Bethany has a case of dementia and sings the Star Spangled Banner after a sewage gas explosion. All around good clean fun. Christmas Vacation will always be a classic that gets better with each viewing.

 

And I’m passing this holiday relay onto Al Robinson

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Awards Winners

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society announced their first ever award winners on Tuesday.

LAOFCS was started last year to support Los Angeles online film critics. Their main goal is to support diversity in the world of film journalism. They will hold an awards ceremony on January 10th.

They loved The Shape of Water awarding in Best Picture and Best Male Director for Guillermo del Toro. The film won four awards including Sally Hawkins for Best Actress and Alexandre Desplat for Original Score.

Full list of winners:

Best Picture
“The Shape of Water”

Best Actress
Sally Hawkins – “The Shape of Water”

Best Actor
Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour”

Best Supporting Actress
Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Best Supporting Actor – TIE
Patrick Stewart – “Logan ”
Michael Stuhlbarg – “Call Me by Your Name”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin – “Molly’s Game”

Best Original Screenplay
Jordan Peele – “Get Out”

Best Male Director
Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water”

Best Female Director
Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird”

Best Animated Film
“Coco”

Best Foreign Film
“The Square”

Best Documentary – TIE
“Jane”
“Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond”

Best Visual Effects
“War for The Planet of the Apes”

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”

Best Blockbuster
“Wonder Woman”

Best Independent Film
“Lady Bird”

Best First Feature
Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Best Comedy or Musical
“The Big Sick ”

Best Action/War
“Baby Driver”

Best Sci-Fi/Horror
“Get Out ”

Best Actor or Actress 23 and Under
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Best Stunt Work
“Baby Driver”

Best Score
Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”

Best Editing
Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos, “Baby Driver”

Best Visual Effect Performance
Andy Serkis, “War for the Planet of the Apes”

Trailblazer Award:
Jessica Chastain

LAOFCS Achievement Award:
Hugh Jackman

Academy Announces Best Foreign Language Film Shortlist

The Academy on Thursday announced the 9 films that will compete for a nomination for the best foreign-language Oscar.

No surprise that The Square made the list. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year. Also making the cut is Loveless, which won the Cannes Jury Prize.

Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, failed to make the list after getting a Golden Globe nomination earlier this week. Another surprise shut out is BPM (Beats Per Minute), which won the Grand Prix prize at Cannes.

The shortlist was chosen from 92 films that were submitted by their countries. The selected films will screen for committees in New York, Los Angeles and London. They will then vote for their picks for the final five nominees.

Oscat nominations will be announced on January 23rd.

List of films that made the shortlist:

Chile, A Fantastic Woman
Germany, In the Fade
Hungary, On Body and Soul
Israel, Foxtrot
Lebanon, The Insult
Russia, Loveless
Senegal, Félicité
South Africa, The Wound
Sweden, The Square