Thursday, December 27, 2007

2007 year in movies

In past years, I've posted an expanded version of my Top 10 list here because I haven't been given much room in Las Vegas Weekly. But this year I was able to say pretty much everything I wanted to say about my 10 favorite movies of the year, so for my list and my thoughts you can go here (mine's the third of the three lists). Last week I also took part in a five-day-long roundtable discussion of the year in movies, shamelessly ripped off from Slate's Movie Club, along with critics Mark Holcomb, Tony Macklin and Jeffrey M. Anderson (here's Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5). I think at this point I have said all I could possibly say about this year's films.

But, if you love lists or just can't live without my opinion on everything, below is my first-round ballot from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society's year-end awards (actual winners are listed here). There was a limit of 10 picks in each category; aside from the Best Picture list, all are indicated in no particular order.

Best Picture
1. Zodiac
2. No Country for Old Men
3. The Lookout
4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
5. Margot at the Wedding
6. Waitress
7. Gone Baby Gone
8. Black Snake Moan
9. Bridge to Terabithia
10. Sunshine

Best Actor
Chris Cooper, Breach
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Lookout
Gordon Pinsent, Away From Her
John Cusack, 1408
Christian Bale, Rescue Dawn
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
Casey Affleck, Gone Baby Gone
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Actress
Christina Ricci, Black Snake Moan
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Keri Russell, Waitress
Ashley Judd, Bug
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
Sienna Miller, Interview
Kate Dickie, Red Road
Ellen Page, Juno
Nicole Kidman, Margot at the Wedding

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Downey Jr., Zodiac
Jeff Daniels, The Lookout
Irfan Khan, A Mighty Heart & The Namesake
Bill Pullman, You Kill Me
Ben Foster, 3:10 to Yuma
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Paul Schneider, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Margot at the Wedding
Isla Fisher, The Lookout
Sydney Poitier, Death Proof
Jennifer Garner, Juno
Cheryl Hines, Waitress
Tabu, The Namesake
Michelle Pfeiffer, Hairspray
Naomi Watts, Eastern Promises
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Maura Tierney, Diggers

Best Director
Noah Baumbach, Margot at the Wedding
Billy Ray, Breach
Craig Brewer, Black Snake Moan
David Fincher, Zodiac
Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Andrew Dominik, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Ben Affleck, Gone Baby Gone
Danny Boyle, Sunshine
Joe Wright, Atonement

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Breach
No Country for Old Men
Zodiac
The Lookout
Margot at the Wedding
Away From Her
Waitress
Bridge to Terabithia
Sunshine
Gone Baby Gone

Best Cinematography
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Zodiac
Angel-A
Sunshine
The Bourne Ultimatum
Into the Wild
Atonement
Gone Baby Gone
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Film Editing
Zodiac
Atonement
There Will Be Blood
Sunshine
The Bourne Ultimatum
Eastern Promises
Gone Baby Gone
No Country for Old Men
Michael Clayton
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Score
Black Snake Moan
Zodiac
28 Weeks Later
Atonement
The Bourne Ultimatum
Eastern Promises
Michael Clayton
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Song
"Way Back Into Love," from Music & Lyrics
"Pop Goes My Heart," from Music & Lyrics
"Happy Working Song," from Enchanted
"That's How You Know," from Enchanted
"Walk Hard," from Walk Hard
"Let's Duet," from Walk Hard

Best Family Film
(this category used to be confined to live action only, and for some reason I assumed it still was)
The Astronaut Farmer
Offside
Bridge to Terabithia
Hairspray
Enchanted

Best Documentary
Sicko
No End in Sight
Manda Bala
Deep Water
The King of Kong
My Kid Could Paint That

Best Animated Film
Meet the Robinsons
Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie

Best Foreign Film
Exterminating Angels
Black Book
Offside
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

Best Costume Design
Zodiac
Breach
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Hairspray
Sunshine
Eastern Promises
There Will Be Blood
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Darjeeling Limited
No Country for Old Men

Best Art Direction
Breach
Zodiac
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Atonement
Sunshine
Eastern Promises
Gone Baby Gone
The Darjeeling Limited
No Country for Old Men

Best Visual Effects
Zodiac
Planet Terror
Spider-Man 3
28 Weeks Later
Live Free or Die Hard
Bridge to Terabithia
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Sunshine

Youth in Film
Jasper & Logan Polish, The Astronaut Farmer
AnnaSophia Robb, Bridge to Terabithia
Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Dakota Blue Richards, The Golden Compass
Dillon Freasier, There Will Be Blood

1 comment:

Lauren said...

re: Waitress

way 2 b controversial