Thursday, December 13, 2007


I'd like to be the first theorist to blame global warming on omissions coming out the HFPA engines this morning. (ba dunk dunk...)

Let's get into it...


American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Duh. Does Ridley Scott just automatically get nominated nowadays? Him and Ron Howard... it's like clockwork. The only surprise here is Eastern Promises. That's really bizarre to me. I liked the film... it's just bizarre that it got a nom.

What's missing? : Rescue Dawn, The Darjeeling Limited, Lars and The Real Girl


Across The Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Sweeney Todd

The fact that Once did not get a mention here is proof that the HFPA doesn't watch movies (unless the screener comes with a gift basket, check, or "escort"...) and doesn't keep it's finger on the pulse of film culture.

What's missing? : Knocked Up, Once, Waitress, Hot Fuzz.


George Clooney – Michael Clayton
Daniel Lewis – There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy – Atonement
Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington – American Gangster

Denzel, George Clooney, and "Daniel Lewis" have automatic bids whenever they're in a movie.

Who's missing? : Adrian Brody (The Darjeeling Limited), Terrence Howard (Pride), Christian Bale (Rescue Dawn), Benicio Del Toro (Things We Lost In The Fire), Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), and many, many, many more.


Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling - Lars & The Real Girl
Tom Hanks - Charlie Wilson's War
Phillips Seymour Hoffman - The Savages
John C Reilly - Walk Hard

I'm very happy that Ryan Gosling gets a nod here.

Who's missing?: Steve Carrell (Dan in Real Life), Jonah Hill (Superbad), Adam Sandler (I Now Pronouce You Chuck And Larry), Glen Hansard (Once), Dany Boon (My Best Friend)


Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie – Away From Her
Jodie Foster – The Brave One
Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley – Atonement

Cate Blanchett has the "automatic" privilege just like Clooney et. al. Angelina Jolie is terrible in that A Mighty Heart. Yay for Julie Christie. Yay for Jodie Foster. They are both good in there respective movies.

Who's missing? : Kristen Stewart (The Messengers), Parker Posey (Fay Grim), Carice van Houten (Black Book)


Amy Adams – Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky – Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard - La vie en rose
Ellen Page - Juno

Amy Adams and Marion Cotillard are both great.

Who's missing? : Keri Russell (Waitress), Kristen Stewart (In The Land of Women), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up), Kelli Garner (Lars and the Real Girl), Scarlett Johannson (The Nanny Diaries).


Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson’s War
John Travolta - Hairspray
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

Javier Bardem has to win this.

Who's missing? : Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Albert Finney (Amazing Grace), Ken Marino (Diggers), Samuel Boidin (Flanders), Michael Shannon (Bug), Stephen Graham (This Is England)


Cate Blanchett - I’m Not There
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Julia Roberts - Charlie Wilson’s War
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

Who's missing? : Adrienne Shelley (Waitress), Gabrielle Union (Daddy's Little Girls)


Christopher said...

I like that you think Justin Long deserves a nomination. I was really worried about Live Free or Die Hard and a lot of that worry was due to his inclusion (even though I really like him in both Jeepers Creepers and Dodgeball). But, I have to say, he really was pretty great in it. The fat guy from Superbad deserves a mention as well.

Christopher said...

Nevermind. You did include the fat dude from Superbad. I also want to nominate the husband from Away From Her.

Fox said...

oh... good call on the old guy from "Away From Her". I forgot him! He was great. I think I liked him more than Julie Christie.

Justin Long cracked me up in
"Live Free or Die Hard". I love the buddy-buddiness between him and Bruce Willis. It really takes off. He plays off of Willis really, really well.

Mandy said...

I've loved Justin Long ever since he was Warren Cheswick.

Fox said...

you're obsessed with Justin Long!! ...but I think will fight with you over claiming to have "discovered" him.

When I was typing his name earlier I was thinking "How long will it take Mandy to pipe up?" :)

Did you see Die Hard yet?