Sunday, September 23, 2007

2007, so far

Nick beat me to it this year, but it seems about time for a post-Toronto round-up fielding the best of 2007 as of September. Here's my reply in kind:


BEST PICTURE

1. I’m Not There
2. The Fall
3. Lady Chatterley
4. Conversations with Other Women
5. Yella



BEST DIRECTOR

Pascale Ferran (Lady Chatterley)
Todd Haynes (I’m Not There)
Christian Petzold (Yella)
Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo (The Night of the Sunflowers)
Tarsem (The Fall)



BEST ACTOR

Chris Cooper (Breach)
Aaron Eckhart (Conversations with Other Women)
Ethan Hawke (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead)
Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)



BEST ACTRESS

Helena Bonham Carter (Conversations With Other Women)
Marina Hands (Lady Chatterley)
Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)
Laura Linney (Jindabyne)
Catinca Untaru (The Fall)



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Joseph Gilgun (This is England)
Hippolyte Girardot (Lady Chatterley)
Fabrice Luchini (Molière)
Alfred Molina (The Hoax)
Devid Striesow (The Counterfeiters)



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Seema Biswas (Water)
Charlotte Gainsbourg (I’m Not There)
Kelli Garner (Lars and the Real Girl)
Deborra-Lee Furness (Jindabyne)
Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)



BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

2 Days in Paris
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Conversations with Other Women
Funny Ha Ha
The Gigolos



BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Counterf
eiters
Jindabyne
Lady Chatterley
A Mighty Heart
Zodiac



BEST EDITING

28 Weeks Later...
The Fall
I’m Not There
The Night of the Sunflowers
Yella



BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

28 Weeks Later...
Black Snake Moan
Hallam Foe
I’m Not There
Lady Chatterley



BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Fall
Hallam Foe
I’m Not There
Sunshine
Zodiac




BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Blades of Glory
Drawing Restraint 9
I’m Not There
La vie en rose
Yella



BEST SOUND

The Bourne Ultimatum
Drawing Restraint 9
I’m Not There
Lady Chatterley
Sunshine




BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

3.10 to Yuma
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
The Counterfeiters




THE TALLIES


I'm Not There: 8
Lady Chatterley: 7
The Fall: 5
Conversations with Other Women; Yella; Before the Devil Knows You're Dead: 4
The Counterfeiters; Jindabyne: 3
A Mighty Heart; Zodiac; The Night of the Sunflowers; Sunshine; Hallam Foe; Drawing Restraint 9; 28 Weeks Later...: 2

3 comments:

Nick Davis said...

I of course love this entire post, and will have to give Conversations with Other Women a shot on DVD.

I'm interested, though, that Blanchett isn't on your Actress or Supporting Actress lists for I'm Not There. I know you're pretty agnostic about her, but given all the raves swirling around her, do you think the perf is overrated?

tim r said...

In a word, yes. She's good, but she wasn't an especial standout for me, perhaps because the "playing" of Dylan in this movie is such a collective endeavour that I was struggling to pick standouts. I loved Gainsbourg, who I've barely even liked in anything else before, and the usually stolid Bruce Greenwood actually came close to a supporting actor nod...

I'm thinking there's a fair chance you'll hate CWOW, but I found it a revelation: it's a genuinely bitter brew, and the best surprise I've had in a cinema all year.

NATHANIEL R said...

i think we got that one in 2006 didn't we... and i missed it though I like both HBC and AARON ECKHARDT.

i totally concur on cate vs. the other actors in IM NOT THERE and also that Charlotte Gainsbourg was best in show... but i wish i could feel the love for the movie. Liked it for sure but felt it was so much less than other Haynes efforts. That bar is set so high I realize...