Monday, December 15, 2008

Satellite Awards Are Cray Cray! [Oscar Watch]

The International Press Academy's 13th Annual Awards were announced over the weekend. They cover film, television, dvd AND video games. Score. They aren't so much cray cray as I am drunk and like saying cray cray.

Motion Picture, Drama
Slumdog Millionaire
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Ricky Gervais, Ghost Town
Actress in a Supporting Role
Rosemarie Dewitt, Rachel Getting Married
Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film
Gomorrah, Italy
Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
Motion Picture, Documentary
(tie) Anita O’Day: The Life Of A Jazz Singer
Man On Wire
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Screenplay, Original
Thomas Mccarthy, The Visitor
Screenplay, Adapted
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
Original Score
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Original Song
“Another Way to Die” Quantum of Solace - Jack White
Mandy Walker, Australia
Visual Effects
Chris Godfrey (VFX supervisor),James E. Price (VFX supervisor), Diana Giorgiutti (VFX producer), Australia
Film Editing
Dan Lebental, Iron Man
Sound (Editing and Mixing)
Richard King, The Dark Knight
Art Direction & Production Design
Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Ian Gracie (Supervising Art Director), Karen Murphy (Art Director), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), Australia
Costume Design
Michael O'Connor, The Duchess

TV Series, Drama
TV Series, Comedy or Musical
State Of the Union
Motion Picture Made for TV
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story
Actress in a Series, Drama
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Actor in a Series, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Tracey Ullman, State of the Union
Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Justin Kirk, Weeds
Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV
Judi Dench, Cranford
Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV
Fionnula Flanagan, Brotherhood
Actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV
Nelsan Ellis, True Blood

Special Achievement Awards
Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Nikola Tesla Award in Recognition of Visionary Achievements in Filmmaking Technology
Rick Baker
Auteur Award
Baz Luhrmann
Best Ensemble, Television
Outstanding New Talent
Brandon Walters

10 BEST FILMS OF 2008 (listed alphabetically)
The Dark Knight
Frozen River
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Overall DVD
No Country For Old Men
DVD Extras
Iron Man (Two Disc Collector’s Edition)
Youth DVD
Wargames (25th Anniversary Edition)
Documentary DVD
Classic DVD
The Godfather Collection - The Coppola Restoration
DVD Release Of A Tv Show
Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Series

(Games must have been released between November 1, 2007 - October 31, 2008 to qualify for consideration.)
Outstanding Sports/Racing Game
NHL ‘09
Honorable Mention: Wii Fit
Outstanding Music/Rhythm Game
Rock Band 2
Outstanding Action/Adventure/Fighting Game
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Outstanding Puzzle/Strategy Game
World of Goo
Outstanding Role Playing Game
Fallout 3