Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Low Res Oscar Ballot: The Techs

[Previously: Acting Awards; Underrated/Runners-Up]

For the three of you who care about what kind of art direction I dug this year, here's how the rest of my pretend Oscar ballot would look:


BEST EDITING
Cloverfield
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Milk
The Strangers
The Wrestler


BEST ART DIRECTION
Be Kind Rewind
Brideshead Revisited
Doubt
The Strangers
Synecdoche, NY


BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Rachel Getting Married
Sex and the City
The Wrestler


BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Synecdoche, NY
Teeth


BEST SOUND
Cloverfield
The Dark Knight
Encounters at the End of the World
WALL-E
Wanted


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Maryse Alberti - The Wrestler
Cesar Charlone - Blindness
Chris Menges (and Roger Deakins) - The Reader
Wally Pfister - The Dark Knight
Peter Zeitlinger - Encounters at the End of the World


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Courtney Hunt - Frozen River
Martin McDonagh - In Bruges
Jenny Lumet - Rachel Getting Married
Woody Allen - Vicky Christina Barcelona
Robert Siegel - The Wrestler


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan - The Dark Knight
John Patrick Shanley - Doubt
Lorene Scafaria - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
David Hare - The Reader
Kelly Reichert, Jonathan Raymond - Wendy & Lucy


BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky - The Wrestler
Jonathan Demme - Rachel Getting Married
Martin McDonagh - In Bruges
Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant - Milk

[Next up: The Top 10 movies of the year.]

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