Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NY Film Critics Frustrate Me [Oscar Watch]

NY Film Critics Circle has released their list of winners

Film: "Milk"

Director: Mike Leigh, "Happy-Go-Lucky"

Actor: Sean Penn, "Milk"

Actress: Sally Hawkins, "Happy-Go-Lucky"

Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, "Milk"

Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

Screenplay: Jenny Lumet, "Rachel Getting Married"

First Film: Courtney Hunt, "Frozen River"

Foreign Film: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"

Animated Film: "WALL-E

Documentary: "Man on Wire"

Cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Today's lesson? DEFINITELY need to see Happy-Go-Lucky now. Normally I'm not a huge Mike Leigh fan, so I haven't made the effort yet. The part that frustrates me? New York Critics think they are too cool for The Dark Knight apparently. Pshh. Look, Josh Brolin was fantastic, but that's not an Oscar winning part. If anything, he is setting himself up for a win in the near future - but not this year. And things continue to look good for Penelope Cruz. Is it safe to say Man on Wire is a lock? Is Milk building momentum here for a Best Pic win?


david said...

sally hawkins droooooollllll

and i agree with you about brolin. he was great, but the part was horribly underwritten. ledger deserves the award for bringing that part to life in a film that was horribly OVER-written.

and i think kate winslet is being criminally and inexplicably overlooked! she's uhhhmazin! but go sally hawkins, go! down with kristin scott thomas!