Tuesday, February 14, 2012

the 2011 LCT AWARDS: the film nominees

And we conclude with the film nominees (albeit a few days later than planned).  These are my own picks for the best of the year, and I must say I can't remember the last time I've differed this much from the Academy.  Which is not to say that the Oscars didn't have some admirable choices - many, in fact, I quite enjoyed.  Just not quite as much as this crop.  In film, it seems there were a couple noticeable trends - young actors really excelled during 2011, and comedies sort of ruled the roost.  But before I get too indulgent, I'll just show you the nominees themselves...

Higher Ground
Jane Eyre
Super 8
The Tree of Life
Young Adult

J.J. Abrams, Super 8
Vera Farmiga, Higher Ground
Cary Fukunaga, Jane Eyre
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Jason Reitman, Young Adult

Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur
Vera Farmiga, Higher Ground
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Mia Wasikowska, Jane Eyre

Joel Courtney, Super 8
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Hunter McCracken, The Tree of Life
Anton Yelchin, Like Crazy

Jessica Chastain, The Help
Anjelica Huston, 50/50
Anna Kendrick, 50/50
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Laramie Eppler, The Tree of Life
John Hawkes, Higher Ground
Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris

J.J. Abrams, Super 8
Diablo Cody, Young Adult
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Will Reiser, 50/50
Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller, The Muppets

Pedro Almodovar, The Skin I Live In
Carolyn Briggs & Tim Metcalfe, Higher Ground
Moira Buffini, Jane Eyre
John Logan, Hugo
Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Chris Bacon, Source Code
Michael Giacchino, Super 8
Alberto Iglesias, The Skin I Live In
Dario Marianelli, Jane Eyre
John Williams, War Horse

"The Backson Song" from Winnie the Pooh
"Life's a Happy Song" from The Muppets
"The Living Proof" from The Help
"Pictures in My Head" from The Muppets
"Star Spangled Man" from Captain America

The Interrupters
Page One: Inside the New York Times
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Project Nim

**So there you have it!  That's all she wrote.  The winners will be popping in shortly.  The ceremony itself was held on Sunday night, so anticipate the results to come by the end of the week!**


Andy Buckle said...

Interesting selections Luke. I see you really liked HIGHER GROUND. I thought it was a great film too.

My url has changed to http://thefilmemporium.blogspot.com. It would be awesome if you could update that in your BRoll. Cheers mate.

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Andrew K. said...

He would not make my own list, and yet I'm so happy when someone expresses appreciation for Anton Yelchin.