Thursday, 23 February 2012

British Film Bloggers Circle Awards: Nominations

Now, I'm not usually one for awards or lists. However, as a bit of fun, I've been asked to cast my vote on the first annual "Bloggies" awards. A bunch of U.K bloggers have got together, made some nominations, and have all cast a vote on our "best" of the year.  Below are the list of nominations which have been selected and the winners will be called over the weekend, which is of course Oscar weekend.  

It'll be interesting to see who wins.


Best Film

Midnight in Paris
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
The Artist

Best Director

Tomas Alfredson for Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur
Michel Hazanavicius for The artist
Steve McQueen for Shame
Lynne Ramsay for We need to talk about Kevin
Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive

Best Actor

Jean Dujardin for The artist
Michael Fassbender for Shame
Ryan Gosling for Drive
Peter Mullan for Tyrannosaur
Gary Oldman for Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
Michael Shannon for Take Shelter

Best Actress:

Olivia Colman for Tyrannosaur
Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia
Tilda Swinton for We need to talk about Kevin
Jeong-Hie Yun for Poetry
Michelle Williams for My week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor:

Christian Bale for The Fighter
Stefano Cassetti for Love like poison
Ezra Miller for We need to talk about Kevin
Corey Stoll for Midnight in Paris
Nick Nolte for Warrior

Best Supporting Actress:

Berenice Bejo for The artist
Jessica Chastain for Take shelter
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Melancholia
Carey Mulligan for Drive
Carey Mulligan for Shame

Best Original Screenplay:

Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
Take shelter (Jeff Nichols)
The artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
The guard (John Michael McDonagh)
Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Coriolanus (John Logan, screenplay; William Shakespeare, play)
Drive (Hossein Amini, screenplay; James Sallis, book)
The ides of March (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, screenplay; Beau Willimon, play)
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy (Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan, screenplay; John Le Carre, novel)
True Grit (Joel & Ethan Coen, screenplay; Charles Portis, novel)
The skin I live in (Pedro & Agustin Almodovar, screenplay; Thierry Jonquin, novel)
We need to talk about Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear screenplay; Lionel Shriver novel)

Best film not in the English language:

The skin I live in

Best British Film:

Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
We need to talk about Kevin

Best breakthrough:

Richard Ayoade, Submarine (Director, Writer)
Jessica Chastain, The debt, The tree of like, Take shelter, The help, Coriolanus, Texas killing fields (Actress)
Tom Cullen, Week-end (Actor)
Andrew Haigh, Week-end (Director)
Tom Hiddleston Thor, Deep blue sea, War horse, Archipelago, Midnight in Paris (Actor)