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Monday, February 28, 2005

Most Deserving Winners

Okay after a good day sleep, I’m still saddened by the lack of Scorsese recognition but well How Do You See The World? Oscar coverage has to go on. Here’s list of most deserving winners.

Apologies to short film & documentary makers. I have almost seen none of the contenders. Please Sir Academy, send me a dvd next time with all nominations.
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth

I’m still not a 100% sure Kaufman should have got it because The Incredibles was equally good (if not better) but anyway a quite funny acceptance speech, a great press meeting and the genius of certain ESotSM scenes deserve this win. Plus three losses in a row would have been scandalous.

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
The Incredibles (2004) - Brad Bird

The best and most deserving win. Brad Bird, one thing though: a better acceptance speech next time you hear!

Best Achievement in Cinematography
The Aviator (2004) - Robert Richardson

Absolutely the best among the contenders. I wonder why they forgot Mark Beebe but oh well, I love your mum too Mr. Richardson.

Best Achievement in Editing
The Aviator (2004) - Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma almost moved Marty to tears. A big lady with amazing skills. Well done!

Best Achievement in Art Direction
The Aviator (2004) - Dante Ferretti, Francesca LoSchiavo

Scorsese’s crew just deserves the recognition. They always do such a fine job and Ferretti is an icon. Next time persuade Scorsese to have a better script okay Dante?

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Diarios de motocicleta (2004) - Jorge Drexler ("Al Otro Lado Del Río")

A terrible performance by the comic duo Bandera & Santana but Drexler made it good by singing it himself. The best in his category, plain and simple. Beyoncé I advise you not to set foot in France anytime soon.

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Spider-Man 2 (2004) - John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara, John Frazier

Woohoo, great to see Spider-Man 2 get some attention too. Nice job, folks!!

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
The Incredibles (2004) - Michael Silvers, Randy Thom

Randy Thom, stop editing so many films okay! Two nominations in the same category is quite embarrassing if you ask me. You’re good though, way too good. Props.

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