Academy Nominations

22 01 2008

For the six people who haven’t heard already, here are the Academy Award nominations. More apt for us, here are the nominations in the various editing categories:

BEST FILM EDITING
“The Bourne Ultimatum,” Christopher Rouse
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” Juliette Welfling
“Into the Wild,” Jay Cassidy
“No Country for Old Men,” Roderick Jaynes
“There Will Be Blood,” Dylan Tichenor

BEST SOUND EDITING
“The Bourne Ultimatum”
“No Country For Old Men”
“Ratatouille”
“There Will Be Blood”
“Transformers”

BEST PICTURE
“Atonement”
“Juno”
“Michael Clayton”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

Not too much in the way surprises here, though I have to say that I’m thrilled that Welfing got her justly deserved nomination (you try editing a picture where the character doesn’t move or speak for most of it). I don’t think she’s got a snowball’s chance. Remember that the nominations are made by editors. The full Academy will vote on them. With her film’s omission from the Best Picture category, I’d say she’s got a very steep hill to climb if she’s to win.

What’s interesting is that three of the nominated films weren’t nominated for best picture (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Into The Wild). And two of them weren’t nominated for Best Screenplay (see below) (The Bourne Ultimatum and Into The Wild)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, “Juno”
Nancy Oliver, “Lars and the Real Girl”
Tony Gilroy, “Michael Clayton”
Brad Bird, Story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird, “Ratatouille”
Tamara Jenkins, “The Savages”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood”
Christopher Hampton, “Atonement”
Ronald Harwood, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”
Sarah Polley, “Away From Her”

I’m not into prognosticating since I always get things messed up with what I’d like. More on that later, but for now Congratulations to all of the nominees!!

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