Awards and Nomination Pile Up – 2013

The Movies to Watch Out For.

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UPDATE: ALL THE NOMS AND WINS SCORED. – And a Film Look’s LIST for 2013 Movies.
With the Golden Globes behind and the Oscar nominations in, the contending movies have settled into a pattern that will lead us inexorably to the March 1st fete. In the race to the Oscars 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle are undoubtedly the ones to beat. The combination of previous wins and multiple nominations make it clear that they are the strongest contenders.  Big upsets could still be dished out by Nebraska and Gravity but, with the latter, Cate Blanchett’s lock on the win seems to have crashed Sandra Bullock’s chances, bringing down the film with her.

Early promises by Inside Llewyn Davis and Saving Mr. Banks have fizzled out, while Her seems to be losing momentum.  Captain Phillips, with lots of nominations but scant wins in award season so far seems to be missing the boat. Late contenders Saving Mr. Banks and The Wolf of Wall Street perhaps were handicapped on account of their late comer status but The Wolf has quickly gained ground and could be a big story.

In the Indie World, (aside from 12 Years…) Nebraska holds on while Dallas Buyers Club gains momentum.  The Independent Spirit Awards will surely be a great one this year with contenders such as the ones mentioned plus All is Lost, Before Midnight and Blue Jasmine in the mix.

Breakdown so far:

American Hustle – Two Best Picture wins (GG, NYFCC), one Top Film of the year listings (AFI), four Best Picture nominations, including Oscar (CC, PGA, BAFTA and AA), two Ensemble Cast wins (SAG and CC), two lead actor wins for Amy Adams (GG and CC) and six Lead Actor nominations for Christian Bale and Amy Adams (SAG, GG, CC, BAFTA and AA), four Best Director nominations (GG, DGA, BAFTA and AA) and three Best Screenplay nominations (AA, GG, and WGA) and two wins (NYFCC and BAFTA)
Score: 38 points.

12 Years a Slave – Four Best Picture wins (GG, CC, PGA, tie with Gravity in this one, and BAFTA) and two nominations (IS, and AA), two Top Film of the year listings (NBR and AFI), two Ensemble Cast nominations (SAG and CC) and seven Lead Actor nominations for Chiwetel Ejiofor (AA, GIF, LAFCA, IS, SAG, GG, CC) and one win (BAFTA), five Best Director nominations (AA, GG, IS, DGA, BAFTA) and one win (NYFCC), one Best Screenplay win (CC) and four nominations (AA, GG, IS and BAFTA)
Score: 37 points.

Nebraska – Two top film of the year listings (NBR and AFI), five Best Picture nominations (IS, GG, CC, PGA, AA), one Ensemble Cast nomination (CC), two Lead Actor wins (LAFCA, NBR) and six Lead Actor nominations all for Bruce Dern (IS, SAG, GG, CC, BAFTA and AA) two Best Director (GG and AA) and three Best Screenplay (WGA, BAFTA and AA) nominations.
Score: 27 points.

Gravity – Two best film/picture wins (LAFCA and PGA – tie with 12 YaS), two Top Film of the year listings (NBR and AFI), and three nominations (GG, BAFTA and AA – Special note: Winner Best British Film 2013 at BAFTA), five Lead Actor nominations for Sandra Bullock (SAG, GG, CC, BAFTA and AA), four Best Director wins (LAFCA, GG, DGA and BAFTA) and one nomination (AA), and one Best Screenplay (BAFTA) nomination.
Score: 25 points.

The Wolf of Wall Street – Two top film of the year listings (NBR and AFI), four Best Film noms (GG, CC, PGA and AA), one Ensemble Cast nominations (CC), one Lead Actor win (GG) and two Lead Actor nomination for Leonardo DiCaprio (BAFTA and AA), three Best Director nominations (DGA, BAFTA and AA) and three Best Screenplay noms (WGA, BAFTA and AA) and one win (NBR).
Score: 23 points.

Her – Two Best film wins (LAFCA and NBR), one Top Film of the year listings (AFI), four Best Picture nominations (GG, CC, PGA and AA), two Lead Actor nominations for Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson (GG, GIF), one Best Director win (NBR) and one nomination (LAFCA), one Best Screenplay win (GG) and two Best Screenplay wins (CC and WGA) and two nominations (LAFCA and AA).
Score: 23 points.

Captain Phillips – One Top Film listing (AFI), five Best Film nominations (GG and CC, PGA, BAFTA and AA), and four Lead Actor nominations for Tom Hanks (SAG, GG and CC, BAFTA) three Best Director nominations (GG, DGA, BAFTA), one Best Screenplay win (WGA) and two nominations (BAFTA and AA).
Score: 19 points.

Blue Jasmine – One best film nom (PGA), five lead actor wins (NYFCC, LAFCA, GG, SAG, CC and BAFTA) and three nominations (GIF, IS and AA) for Cate Blanchett, and five screenplay nominations (IS, CC, WGA, BAFTA, AA).
Score: 17 points.

Dallas Buyers Club – One Best Independent Film Listing (NBR), two Best Film noms (PGA and AA), two Ensemble Cast nominations (SAG, CC) and four Lead Actor wins (GIF, GG, SAG and CC) and four nominations (IS and AA) for Matthew McConaughey and two Best Screenplay (WGA and AA).
Score: 17 points.

Inside Llewyn Davis – One win (GIF), two Top Film of the year listings (NBR and AFI), three Best Film Nominations (GG, IS, CC), three Lead Actor nominations for Oscar Isaac (GIF, IS, GG), and one Best Screenplay nomination (BAFTA) and one win (NBR).
Score: 15 points.

Philomena –  Two best film nominations (BAFTA, AA), five best lead actor (SAG, GG, CC, BAFTA and AA), and three bests screenplay noms (GG, CC and AA) and one win (BAFTA).
Score: 14 points.

Saving Mr. Banks – Two Top Film of the year listings (NBR and AFI), two Best Film nom (CC, PGA), and one Lead Actor win (NBR) and four nominations for Emma Thompson (SAG, GG, CC and BAFTA).
Score: 11 points.

 

Other films in the radar:

August: Osage County: Four Lead Actor nominations for Meryl Streep (SAG, GG, CC and AA), two Ensemble Cast nominations (SAG and CC) and two Screenplay noms (CC and WGA).
Score: 9 points.

Before Midnight: Two Lead Actor nominations for Julie Delpy (IS and GG) and five nominations for Best Screenplay (LAFCA, IS, CC, WGA and AA).
Score: 8 points.

All is Lost: One Best Film nom (IS), Five Best Lead Actor nominations (GIF, NYFCC, IS, GG and CC) and one Best Director nomination (IS).
Score: 7 points.

THE NOMINATORS:

AA: Academy Awards (Oscars)
AFI: American Film Institute
CC: Critics’ Choice
GG: The Golden Globes
GIF: Gotham Independent Film
IS: Independent Spirit
LAFCA: Los Angeles Film Critics Association
NBR: National Board of Review
NYFCC: New York Film Critics Circle
SAG: Screen Actors Guild

Scoring Guide:

Film Win: 3 points
Best Film Listing: 2 points
Academy Award Nomination: 2 points
Best Film Nominations: 1 point
Ensemble cast nomination: 1 point
Lead Actor Nomination/Win: 1 point

CJ Rangel – Jan 2014


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