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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2016 OSCAR NOMINATIONS!!!

Here are the nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards. I will be giving my analysis afterwards, and a big congratulations to all the nominees!

La La Land retakes it's frontrunner status in a bigtime way with a record-tying 14 nominations! The only 2 other films to ever reach that amount were All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997).

Arrival & Moonlight follow in a tie for 2nd with 8 nominations apiece.

Hacksaw Ridge, Lion, and Manchester by the Sea with strong showing of 6 nods apiece.

Fences and Hell or High Water both break into the big race with 4 apiece.

Hidden Figures rides it's strong word of mouth and commercial buzz to grab a Best Pic spot of it's own, one of it's 3 nominations...which was also the nod total for Jackie, which grabbed 3 but is the most-nommed film not to be up for the big prize.

BEST PICTURE
  • ARRIVAL
  • FENCES
  • HACKSAW RIDGE
  • HELL OR HIGH WATER
  • LA LA LAND
  • LION
  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
  • MOONLIGHT
BEST DIRECTOR
  • DAMIEN CHAZELLE - "LA LA LAND"
  • MEL GIBSON - "HACKSAW RIDGE"
  • BARRY JENKINS - "MOONLIGHT"
  • KENNETH LONERGAN - "MANCHESTER BY THE SEA"
  • DENIS VILLENEUVE - "ARRIVAL"
BEST ACTOR
  • CASEY AFFLECK - "MANCHESTER BY THE SEA"
  • ANDREW GARFIELD - "HACKSAW RIDGE"
  • RYAN GOSLING - "LA LA LAND"
  • VIGGO MORTENSEN - "CAPTAIN FANTASTIC"
  • DENZEL WASHINGTON - "FENCES"
BEST ACTRESS
  • ISABELLE HUPPERT - "ELLE"
  • RUTH NEGGA - "LOVING"
  • NATALIE PORTMAN - "JACKIE"
  • EMMA STONE - "LA LA LAND"
  • MERYL STREEP - "FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • MAHERSHALA ALI - "MOONLIGHT"
  • JEFF BRIDGES - "HELL OR HIGH WATER"
  • LUCAS HEDGES - "MANCHESTER BY THE SEA"
  • DEV PATEL - "LION"
  • MICHAEL SHANNON - "NOCTURNAL ANIMALS"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • VIOLA DAVIS - "FENCES"
  • NAOMIE HARRIS - "MOONLIGHT"
  • NICOLE KIDMAN - "LION"
  • OCTAVIA SPENCER - "HIDDEN FIGURES"
  • MICHELLE WILLIAMS - "MANCHESTER BY THE SEA"
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
  • 20TH CENTURY WOMEN
  • HELL OR HIGH WATER
  • LA LA LAND
  • THE LOBSTER
  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
  • ARRIVAL
  • FENCES
  • HIDDEN FIGURES
  • LION
  • MOONLIGHT
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
  • KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
  • MOANA
  • MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
  • THE RED TURTLE
  • ZOOTOPIA
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • ARRIVAL
  • LA LA LAND
  • LION
  • MOONLIGHT
  • SILENCE
BEST FILM EDITING
  • ARRIVAL
  • HACKSAW RIDGE
  • HELL OR HIGH WATER
  • LA LA LAND
  • MOONLIGHT
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • ARRIVAL
  • FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
  • HAIL, CAESAR!
  • LA LA LAND
  • PASSENGERS
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
  • ALLIED
  • FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
  • FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
  • JACKIE
  • LA LA LAND
BEST SOUND MIXING
  • 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
  • ARRIVAL
  • HACKSAW RIDGE
  • LA LA LAND
  • ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
BEST SOUND EDITING
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEEPWATER HORIZON
  • HACKSAW RIDGE
  • LA LA LAND
  • SULLY
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
  • DEEPWATER HORIZON
  • DOCTOR STRANGE
  • THE JUNGLE BOOK
  • KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
  • ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
  • A MAN CALLED OVE
  • STAR TREK BEYOND
  • SUICIDE SQUAD
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
  • JACKIE
  • LA LA LAND
  • LION
  • MOONLIGHT
  • PASSENGERS
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
  • "AUDITION (THE FOOLS WHO DREAM)" - LA LA LAND
  • "CAN'T STOP THE FEELING" - TROLLS
  • "CITY OF STARS" - LA LA LAND
  • "THE EMPTY CHAIR" - JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
  • "HOW FAR I'LL GO" - MOANA
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • LAND OF MINE
  • A MAN CALLED OVE
  • THE SALESMAN
  • TANNA
  • TONI ERDMANN
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
  • 13TH
  • FIRE AT SEA
  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
  • LIFE, ANIMATED
  • O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
  • 4.1 MILES
  • EXTREMIS
  • JOE'S VIOLIN
  • WATANI: MY HOMELAND
  • THE WHITE HELMETS
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
  • ENNEMIS INTERIEURS
  • LA FEMME ET LA TGV
  • SILENT NIGHTS
  • SING
  • TIMECODE
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
  • BLIND VAYSHA
  • BORROWED TIME
  • PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES
  • PEARL
  • PIPER

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Beachhouse Awards 2015 by the numbers

For some reason, I realised that I never posted my personal Beachhouse Award winners from last year, 2015. So here they are in all their splendor.
A total of 59 films received at least 1 mention, with a whopping 16 taking at least 1 award. Here's how the winners played out.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - 5 Beachhouse Awards

  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling
  • Best Action Film
THE REVENANT - 4 Beachhouse Awards
  • Best Director (Alejandro G. Inarittu)
  • Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Shot -- Bear attack
EX MACHINA - 3 Beachhouse Awards
  • Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander)
  • Best Breakthrough Filmmaker (Alex Garland)
  • Best Breakthrough Performer (Alicia Vikander)
SPOTLIGHT - 2 Beachhouse Awards
  • BEST PICTURE
  • Best Ensemble Cast
INSIDE OUT - 2 Beachhouse Awards
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Animated Feature
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - 2 Beachhouse Awards
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Visual Effects
BROOKLYN - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan)
CREED - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Supporting Actor (Sylvester Stallone)
THE BIG SHORT - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
CINDERELLA - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Costume Design
THE HATEFUL EIGHT - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Original Score
FURIOUS 7 - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Original Song - "See You Again"
SON OF SAUL - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Foreign Language Film
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Comedy Film
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Scene/Sequence -- The church shootout
99 HOMES - 1 Beachhouse Award
  • Best Overlooked Film

And the full list of films that received at any nomination, with nod totals for those receiving more than 1.


The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
‘71
99 Homes
The Age of Adaline
Anomalisa
Ant-Man
The Assassin
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Beasts of No Nation -- 2
The Big Short -- 4
Black Mass -- 3
Bridge of Spies -- 4
Brooklyn -- 6
Carol -- 5
Cinderella
Creed -- 5
Crimson Peak
The Danish Girl -- 2
The Duff
The End of the Tour
Ex Machina -- 5
Far From the Madding Crowd -- 2
The Final Girls
Furious 7 -- 2
The Gift
The Good Dinosaur
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out -- 6
It Follows
Jurassic World
Kingsman: The Secret Service -- 2
The Last Five Years
Love & Mercy -- 4
Macbeth
Mad Max: Fury Road -- 10
The Martian -- 4
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Mississippi Grind
Mustang
The Peanuts Movie
Phoenix
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
The Revenant -- 7
Room -- 6
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Sicario -- 8
Sisters
Slow West
Son of Saul -- 2
Spectre -- 2
Spotlight -- 5
Spy -- 3
Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- 8
Steve Jobs -- 4
Testament of Youth
Trainwreck
The Walk
What We Do in the Shadows
When Marnie Was There

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Picture

And the Beachhouse nominees for BEST PICTURE 2015 are...

BROOKLYN

INSIDE OUT

ROOM

SPOTLIGHT

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Director

And the nominees for BEST DIRECTOR are...

RYAN COOGLER -- "Creed"

ALEJANDRO G. INARRITU -- "The Revenant"

TOM MCCARTHY -- "Spotlight"

GEORGE MILLER -- "Mad Max: Fury Road"

RIDLEY SCOTT -- "The Martian"

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Actor

And the nominees for BEST ACTOR are...

JOHNNY DEPP -- "Black Mass"

LEONARDO DICAPRIO -- "The Revenant"

MICHAEL FASSBENDER -- "Steve Jobs"

MICHAEL B. JORDAN -- "Creed"

JACOB TREMBLAY -- "Room"

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Actress

And the nominees for BEST ACTRESS are...

CATE BLANCHETT -- "Carol"

EMILY BLUNT -- "Sicario"

BRIE LARSON -- "Room"

ROONEY MARA -- "Carol"

SAOIRSE RONAN -- "Brooklyn"

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Supporting Actor

And the nominees for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR are...

STEVE CARELL -- "The Big Short" 

PAUL DANO -- "Love & Mercy"

BENICIO DEL TORO -- "Sicario"

MARK RYLANCE -- "Bridge of Spies"

SYLVESTER STALLONE -- "Creed"


BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Supporting Actress

And the nominees for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS are...

ELIZABETH BANKS -- "Love & Mercy"

ROSE BYRNE -- "Spy"

RACHEL MCADAMS -- "Spotlight"

ALICIA VIKANDER -- "Ex Machina"

KATE WINSLET -- "Steve Jobs"

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Ensemble Cast

And the nominees for BEST ENSEMBLE CAST are...

THE BIG SHORT

BLACK MASS

THE MARTIAN

SPOTLIGHT

STEVE JOBS

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Original Screenplay

And the nominees for BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY are...

BRIDGE OF SPIES

EX MACHINA

INSIDE OUT

SICARIO

SPOTLIGHT

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Adapted Screenplay

And the nominees for BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY are...

THE BIG SHORT

BROOKLYN

THE MARTIAN

ROOM

STEVE JOBS

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2015 -- Best Animated Feature

And the nominees for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE are...

ANOMALISA

THE GOOD DINOSAUR

INSIDE OUT

THE PEANUTS MOVIE

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE