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VonCroy360
11-12-08, 17:06
Since the year is near it's end, i thought it would be nice to have a thread like the one we had last year, where we could share our experiences of certain films and see what others think of them as well. XD

So, what films have you seen this year and what were you favourites? Were there some that gave you the most laughs, frights or emotions you ever had? Were there some true masterpieces this year? What films released this year haven't you seen, but look forward to seeing?


As for the awards season, it just started today with the Golden Globes nominations, but we still have two months of guessing 'till the main event - the Oscars 2009 on February 22nd. I haven't seen many films on this list myself, since they're mostly not in cinemas yet, but most of those were expected, I guess, although two big favourites, The Dark Knight and Milk, seem to be missing a lot from the list.


Best Picture, Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road

Screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
Doubt, John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan
The Reader, David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

Actor, Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Actress, Drama
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved you So Long
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Actor, Comedy
Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrel, In Bruges
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleason, In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman Last Chance Harvey

Actress, Comedy
Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia
Emma Thompson, Last Chance Harvey

Supporting Actor
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Tunder
Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Denmark/Sweden)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I’ve Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

Animated Feature
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Score
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Changeling
Defiance
Slumdog Millionaire
Frost/Nixon

Song
Down to Earth, Wall-E
Gran Torino, Gran Torino
I Thought I Lost You, Bolt
Once in a Lifetime, Cadillac Record
The Wrestler, The Wrestler


:)

Fallen.Angel
11-12-08, 17:09
Awesome, I'm definitely rooting for Kung Fu Panda for the best animated feature and Angelina Jolie or Kate Winslet for best actress.

And I have a feeling Heath Ledger will win best supporting actor.

Nannonxyay
11-12-08, 17:22
I'd vote for Wall.E for best animation. :)

Punaxe
11-12-08, 17:25
Well I really couldn't say, I haven't seen any of those except for Wall-E and The Dark Knight, lol...

tombraiderluka
11-12-08, 17:47
Ooo, can't wait :jmp:

x2crazyidiot
11-12-08, 17:50
wow I've heard of like, hardly any of those :p

just two words to say: Heath Ledger :)

TombRaiderLover
11-12-08, 17:57
No Best Picture for The Dark Knight? BLASPHEMY!

IceColdLaraCroft
11-12-08, 17:59
I hated the Dark Knight it wasn't entertaining. It was so loud, the acting was bad and it wasn't entertaining.

I like Burn after Reading, but I can't stand Brad's accent in that button movie.

TombRaiderLover
11-12-08, 18:04
I hated the Dark Knight it wasn't entertaining. It was so loud, the acting was bad and it wasn't entertaining.

It's an action film. It's supposed to be loud. :p The more explosions, the better. And I couldn't disagree more about the acting. There wasn't a single bad performance in the film.

tombraiderluka
11-12-08, 19:08
I need a hammah :jmp:

Angelus
11-12-08, 19:39
I'd vote for Wall.E for best animation. :)

Animation wise, so would I. Everything else about Wall-E was boring. :o

EDIT: Why isn't Battlestar Galactica in the Best Series category!?

Evan C.
11-12-08, 20:46
The Orphanage is the best movie EVER
I just love to Roger Princep :o

oocladableeblah
11-12-08, 21:21
I'll bet that Heath Ledger will win best supporting actress.
IceColdLara are you mad? TDK had amazing acting, what movies do you think have good acting. You must have pretty high standards.

What is best score?

Logie 12 =]
11-12-08, 21:29
Wall-E was great

Seb_01225
11-12-08, 21:31
^ yep one of the best movies i saw this year.

EmeraldFields
11-12-08, 21:34
Go Wall*E!

http://i36.************/2dc7drd.jpg

Encore
11-12-08, 21:48
Oh wow, if Mickey Rourke and Heath Ledger (rip) win, I'll be happiest girl in the world.

(ok maybe not but it would totally ROCK)

deamonguardian
11-12-08, 21:55
kung fu panda pwns

VonCroy360
12-12-08, 12:59
The LA critics actually named WALL-E the best recently, but I think the best it can hope for is the main Oscar nomination, and even that will be hard considering actors make the fifth of the Academy.
I do believe The Dark Knight will get a nomination - some might say blockbusters hardly ever get the nom, but LotR got it, Titanic got it, ET got it and Star Wars got it as well. We'll see, I guess.



What is best score?

Click (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_score). :)

rowanlim
12-12-08, 13:10
My guess :p

Best Picture, Drama: Revolutionary Road
Best Picture, Comedy/Musical:Mamma Mia
Director: Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road
Screenplay: Doubt, John Patrick Shanley
Actor, Drama: Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Actress, Drama: Meryl Streep, Doubt
Actor, Comedy: No idea
Actress, Comedy: Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia
Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, Doubt
Foreign Language Film: No idea
Animated Feature: Wall-E
Score: Changeling
Song: Down to Earth, Wall-E

Endow
12-12-08, 13:14
No "In Bruges" nomination?? That movie was AWEsome!

Nemo_91
12-12-08, 13:14
Whoa 5 nominations for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button? :eek:
This made me even more excited! :jmp: Can't wait to see it!

They should have nominated Cate Blanchett, too though. :p

VonCroy360
12-12-08, 13:15
No "In Bruges" nomination?? That movie was AWEsome!

Uhm... It's nominated for Best Picture. XD

Endow
12-12-08, 13:17
Uhm... It's nominated for Best Picture. XD

:o I swear I ctrl+F'ed it!

VonCroy360
12-12-08, 19:56
Hugh Jackman to Host 81st Academy Awards®

Beverly Hills, CA –– Hugh Jackman will host the 81st Academy Awards® telecast, producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon announced today. This will be Jackman’s first time center stage at the Oscar show, although he has previously been a presenter.

“Hugh Jackman is a consummate entertainer and an internationally renowned movie star,” said Mark and Condon in a joint statement. “He also has style, elegance and a sense of occasion. Hugh is the ideal choice to host a celebration of the year’s movies – and to have fun doing it.”

Jackman stars in the current release “Australia,” directed by Baz Luhrmann. He will next be seen in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” having portrayed the title character in the previous three smash-hit “X-Men” movies. His other film credits include “The Prestige,” “Flushed Away,” “The Fountain,” “Happy Feet,” “Van Helsing,” “Kate & Leopold” and “Swordfish.”

A native of Australia, Jackman won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in “The Boy from Oz.” He has served as host of the Tony Awards ceremony and won a 2005 Emmy for that assignment.

Jackman’s other stage credits include “Carousel,” “Oklahoma!” “Sunset Boulevard” and “Beauty and the Beast.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.


Errr... Why? :confused:

Nefertiti_89
12-12-08, 21:57
Errr... Why? :confused:

3 Words: Sexiest. Man. Alive.

Encore
12-12-08, 23:59
I guess they're moving on from the comedian presenters?

IceColdLaraCroft
13-12-08, 02:34
It's an action film. It's supposed to be loud. :p The more explosions, the better. And I couldn't disagree more about the acting. There wasn't a single bad performance in the film.

I'll bet that Heath Ledger will win best supporting actress.
IceColdLara are you mad? TDK had amazing acting, what movies do you think have good acting. You must have pretty high standards.

What is best score?

Christian Bale's "batman" voice is awkward. it isn't deep it's like a bad imitation of Michael Keaton's Batman and Christian isn't a bad actor.

Bad acting = Maggie Gyllenhall's super happy performance when everyone else was soooo moodie (except the Joker)...she was practically all sunshine in her last scene "no really it's ok that i'm surrounded by a bomb and barrels of petrol"

I think the film just took itself way too seriously.

I thought the Bourne movies had good acting and a nice balance of action/drama/adventure.

Yea I know it's a comic book movie, but I thought batman returns was ace and it's been downhill with everything after.

M.A.
13-12-08, 02:43
Where's WANTED? :D