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Friday, September 30, 2011

84th Oscar Adapted Screenplay Updates (2011-2012 Awards Season) (9/30/11)

Here are today’s rankings for the 84th Oscar Adapted Screenplay race (2011-2012 awards season), with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

I could see either The Descendants or Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close winning this, but went with Payne’s team for now.

My list also feels a bit too commercial, as the writers love to throw in some independent films. I’m thinking Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Carnage, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Drive or My Week With Marilyn might surprise here. Or possibly Jane Eyre, One Day, The Flowers Of War, Wuthering Heights or A Better Life? Let me know in the comments!



1. Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Descendants (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 7)
2. Eric Roth for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (previously listed in 85th Oscar race, rank 4)
3. Richard Curtis and Lee Hall for War Horse (previous rank 11)
4. Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian for Moneyball (previous rank 3)
5. George Clooney and Grant Heslov for The Ides Of March (previous rank 5)



Alternates:
6. Bright O’Connor and Peter Straughan for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (previous rank 9)
7. Steven Zaillian for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (previous rank 15)
8. Roman Polanski and Yasmina Reza for Carnage (previously listed in 85th Oscar race, rank 13)
9. Tate Taylor for The Help (previous rank 12)
10. Glenn Close and John Banville for Albert Nobbs (previous rank 1)
11. Christopher Hampton for A Dangerous Method (previous rank 2)
12. Lynne Ramsay and Rory Kinnear for We Need To Talk About Kevin (previous rank 8)
13. Cameron Crowe and Aline Brosh McKenna for We Bought A Zoo (previous rank 16)
14. Hossein Amini for Drive (New)
15. John Logan for Hugo (previous rank 10)
16. Adrian Hodges for My Week With Marilyn (previous rank 20)
17. Pedro Almodovar for La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In) (previous rank 4)
18. Jose Rivera for On The Road (previous rank 6)
19. Steven Kloves for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (previous rank 21)
20. Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Vornish for The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn (previous rank 19)
21. Moira Buffini for Jane Eyre (previous rank 13)
22. David Nicholls for One Day (previous rank 14)
23. Bruce Robinson for The Rum Diary (previous rank 18)
24. Heng Liu for The Flowers Of War (previously listed in 85th Oscar race, rank 10)
25. Andrea Arnold for Wuthering Heights (previous rank 26)

26. John Logan for Coriolanus (previous rank 23)
27. Simon Beaufoy for Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (previous rank 30)
28. Judy Morris for The Eye Of The Storm (previous rank 31)
29. Richard La Gravenese for Water For Elephants (previous rank 29)
30. Eric Eason for A Better Life (New)
31. Ol Parker for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (previous rank 24)
32. Jean-Jacques Annaud and Menno Meyjes for Black Gold (previous rank 27)
33. Michael Thomas for The Devil’s Double (previous rank 33)
34. George Nolfi for The Adjustment Bureau (previous rank 36)
35. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (New)
36. Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan for The Debt (New)
37. Angela Workman, Ronald Bass and Michael Ray for Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (New)
38. Dan Fogelman, John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Ben Queen for Cars 2 (previous rank 25)
39. Tracy Letts for Killer Joe (New)
40. Daniel Adams for The Big Valley (previous rank 37)
41. Rula Jebreal for Miral (previous rank 32)
42. Rachel Bennette for Bel Ami (New)
43. Donald Miller, Ben Pearson and Steve Taylor for Blue Like Jazz (New)
44. Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller for The Muppets (previous rank 39)
45. Terence Davies for The Deep Blue Sea (previous rank 38)
46. Francis Ford Coppola for Twixt Now And Sunrise (previous rank 41)
47. Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg for A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas (previous rank 50)
48. Catherine Trieschmann for Angels Crest (previous rank 43)
49. Madeleine L’Engle and Cornelia Moore for Camilla Dickinson (previous rank 45)
50. William Monohan for London Boulevaard (previous rank 34)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Adapted Screenplay predictions for other years HERE.
Or check out the Original Screenplay predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Poll: What Should I See Next?

Last week I saw Drive and Moneyball. (Reviews coming soon.)

I’m thinking that Take Shelter and 50/50 are at the top of the list, but perhaps you’ll surprise me? Vote for your favorite in the comments.


50/50; Abduction; The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975; Bunraku; Circumstance;


Dolphin Tale; Dream House; The Guard; I Don’t Know How She Does It; Killer Elite


Love Crime; Machine Gun Preacher; Mozart’s Sister; The Mill And The Cross; My Afternoons With Margueritte


Mysteries Of Lisbon; Point Blank; Restless; Sarah’s Key; Senna


Straw Dogs; Take Shelter; Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil; We Were Here; What’s Your Number?

If your favorite movie isn’t here, feel free to recommend it anyway. It’s possible that it is not showing in my area, or that I have already seen it, but it’s also possible that you’ll become my new best friend for having recommended something new.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

87th Oscar Best Director Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (9/28/11)

87th Oscar Best Director Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (9/28/11)

Here are today’s rankings for the 87th Oscar Best Director race (2014-2015 awards season), with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.



1. Ridley Scott for The Color Of Lightening (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 3)
2. Christopher Nolan for Citizen Hughes: The Power, The Money And The Madness (previous rank 8)
3. Darren Aronofsky for Noah (New)
4. James Cameron for Avatar 2 (previous rank 17)
5. Angelina Jolie for Churchill And Roosevelt (New)



Alternates:
6. George Clooney for The $700 Billion Man (New)
7. Kenny Ortega for In The Heights (previous rank 5)
8. Darren Aronofsky for Serena (New)
9. Steven Spielberg for Interstellar (previous rank 11)
10. Steve McQueen for Twelve Years A Slave (New)
11. Andrew Niccol for Dali & I: The Surreal Story (New)
12. Cary Fukunaga for No Blood, No Guts, No Glory (New)
13. John Akomfrah for Touti In Harlem (previous rank 23)
14. Guillermo Del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Saturn And The End Of Days (previous rank 1)
15. Alain Choquart for A Green And Quiet River (previous rank 4)
16. Scott Cooper for Empire Of The Summer Moon (New)
17. Thomas R. Bond II for The Red Man’s View (previous rank 2)
18. Darren Aronofsky for The Tiger (New)
19. Rania Ajami for My Eyes Through Carnage (previously listed in 86th Oscar race, rank 47)
20. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon or Joshua Marston for The Fortress Of Solitude (New)
21. Quentin Tarantino for Kill Bill: Volume 3 (previous rank 16)
22. Paulo Morelli for Americana (New)
23. Steven Spielberg for Pirate Latitudes (previous rank 27)
24. Laurence Fishburne for The Alchemist New)
25. Guillermo Del Toro for The Witches (previous rank 15)

26. Fleming (previous rank 7)
27. Martin Scorsese for The Gambler (New)
28. Deepa Mehta for Exclusion (previous rank 9)
29. Salim Akil for Sparkle (New)
30. Ryan Murphy for The Normal Heart (New)
31. Brad Silberling for An Ordinary Man (New)
32. Errol Morris for The Demon In The Freezer (New)
33. Roland Emmerich for Independence Day 3 (previous rank 31)
34. Nicolas Winding Refn for Logan’s Run (New)
35. Craig Gillespie and Jean-Marc Vallee for The Dallas Buyer’s Club (previous rank 6)
36. Wicked (New)
37. Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski for Jupiter Rising (New)
38. John Singleton for Tulia (previous rank 19)
39. Oren Moverman for The Terrorist Search Engine (New)
40. Kimberly Peirce for The Knife (New)
41. Timur Bekmambetov for The Casebook Of Victor Frankenstein (New)
42. Harmony Korine for Twinkle Twinkle (New)
43. Rodrigo Garcia for La Corona (previous rank 12)
44. Tim Burton for The Addams Family (previous rank 14)
45. Barry Levinson for The Humbling (previous rank 18)
46. Joe Wright for Indian Summer (previous rank 21)
47. Allen Hughes for Broken City (New)
48. Kenny Leon for Babylon (New)
49. Antoine Fuqua for Storming Las Vegas (New)
50. Danny Torres for Innocence In A Garden Of Lies (previous rank 10)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Best Director predictions for other years HERE.
See predictions for other categories at the 87th Oscars HERE.
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