The Movie Buffer

Sunday, March 05, 2006


There you have it, the best movie according to the Academy is Crash. Not my pick but a good movie nonetheless.

The rest of the winners are as follows:

Best Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback mountain
Best Actor: Philip Seymor Hoffman
Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney, Syriana
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Best Animated Feature: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Best Original Screenplay: Crash
Best Adapted Screenplay: Brokeback Mountain
Best Foreign Language Film: Tsotsi
Best documentary short: A Note of Triumph: The Golden age of Norman Corwin
Best Documentary Feature: March of the Penguins
Best Film editing: Crash
Best Art Direction: Memoirs of a Geisha
Best cinematography: Memoirs of a Geisha
Best Costume Design: Memoirs of a Geisha
Best Visual Effect: King Kong
Best Makeup: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Best Sound Editing: King Kong
Best Sound Mixing: King Kong
Best Original Score: Brokeback Mountain
Best Original Song: It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp, Hustle and Flow
Best Animated Short - The moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation
Best Short Film: Six Shooter

Which gives me an accuracy rating of about 54%.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Another Oscar List

The 78th Academy awards are upon us, this is when Hollywood turns in on itself to enjoy a bit of ego stroking and pompous strutting. I can’t complain too much, the industry gave us a few gems and a couple of good laughs this year.

Here’s my list with the old titles of the awards ( the new ones stink. Achievement in editing? What the hell is that?):

Best picture: Capote
Best leading actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best leading actress: Reese Witherspoon
Best supporting actor: Paul Giamatti
Best supporting actress: Michelle Williams
Best screenplay: The Squid and the Whale
Best adapted screen play: Capote
Best sound editing: King Kong
Best sound mixing: King Kong
Best score: Munich, John Williams
Best song: “It’s hard out there for a pimp” Hustle and Flow
Best animated feature: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit
Best animated short: One Man Band
Best short: Six Shooter (only one I was interested in seeing)
Best documentary: Murderball
Best documentary short: ***Have not seen any of these***
Best special effects: King Kong
Best director: Ang Lee
Best costume design: Memoirs of a Geisha
Best cinematography: Brokeback Mountain
Best art direction: Memoirs of a Geisha
Best film editing: Crash
Best foreign language film: Paradise Now
Best makeup: Chronicles of Narnia