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  1. #16
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    Outstanding British Film
    All of Us Strangers
    How to Have Sex
    The Old Oak
    Poor Things
    Rye Lane
    The Zone of Interest
    Bong! Lacunae revealed. I haven't seen Rye Lane* or The Old Oak. Have to work on that. Just rewatched Scrapper: it's a film I enjoy rewatching, appreciating how Lola Campbell and Harris Dickinson play off each other. The Oscar bros point out though it has several nominations including Special Effects, Napoleon was rotten on ROTTENTOMATOES with both audience and critics (58%/59%)).

    *Seen Rye Lane now. It's wonderful. (Metacritic rating 82%, by the way.)
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 03-23-2024 at 09:17 AM.

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    BAFTA award masks

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts
    Best film
    WINNER: Oppenheimer — Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
    Anatomy of a Fall — Marie-Ange Luciani, David Thion
    The Holdovers — Mark Johnson
    Killers of the Flower Moon — Dan Friedkin, Daniel Lupi, Martin Scorsese, Bradley Thomas
    Poor Things — Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Lowe, Emma Stone

    Leading actress
    WINNER: Emma Stone, Poor Things
    Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple
    Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall
    Carey Mulligan, Maestro
    Vivian Oparah, Rye Lane
    Margot Robbie, Barbie

    Leading actor
    WINNER: Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
    Bradley Cooper, Maestro
    Colman Domingo, Rustin
    Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
    Barry Keoghan, Saltburn
    Teo Yoo, Past Lives

    Supporting actress
    WINNER: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers
    Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer
    Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
    Claire Foy, All of Us Strangers
    Sandra Hüller, The Zone of Interest
    Rosamund Pike, Saltburn

    Supporting actor
    WINNER: Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer
    Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
    Jacob Elordi, Saltburn
    Ryan Gosling, Barbie
    Paul Mescal, All of Us Strangers
    Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers

    WINNER: Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan
    All of Us Strangers, Andrew Haigh
    Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet
    The Holdovers, Alexander Payne
    Maestro, Bradley Cooper
    The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer

    Original screenplay
    WINNER: Anatomy of a Fall — Justine Triet, Arthur Harari
    Barbie — Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
    The Holdovers — David Hemingson
    Maestro — Bradley Cooper, Josh Singer
    Past Lives — Celine Song

    Adapted screenplay
    WINNER: American Fiction, Cord Jefferson
    All of Us Strangers, Andrew Haigh
    Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan
    Poor Things, Tony McNamara
    The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer

    Original score
    WINNER: Oppenheimer, Ludwig Göransson

    Killers of the Flower Moon, Robbie Robertson
    Poor Things, Jerskin Fendrix
    Saltburn, Anthony Willis
    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Daniel Pemberton

    Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
    WINNER: Earth Mama — Savanah Leaf (Writer, Director, Producer), Shirley O’Connor (Producer), Medb Riordan (Producer)
    Blue Bag Life — Lisa Selby (Director), Rebecca Lloyd-Evans (Director, Producer), Alex Fry (Producer)
    Bobi Wine: The People’s President — Christopher Sharp (Director) [also directed Moses Bwayo]
    How to Have Sex — Molly Manning Walker (Writer, Director)
    Is There Anybody Out There? — Ella Glendining (Director)

    Film not in the English language
    WINNER: The Zone of Interest — Jonathan Glazer
    20 Days in Mariupol — Mstyslav Chernov, Raney Aronson Rath
    Anatomy of a Fall — Justine Triet, Marie-Ange Luciani, David Thion
    Past Lives — Celine Song, David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon
    Society of the Snow — J.A. Bayona, Belen Atienza

    Animated film
    WINNER: The Boy and the Heron — Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki
    Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget — Sam Fell, Leyla Hobart, Steve Pegram
    Elemental — Peter Sohn, Denise Ream
    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse — Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Avi Arad, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg

    Outstanding British film
    WINNER: The Zone of Interest — Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson, Ewa Puszczyńska
    All of Us Strangers — Andrew Haigh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Sarah Harvey
    How to Have Sex — Molly Manning Walker, Emily Leo, Ivana MacKinnon, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
    Napoleon — Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam, Kevin J. Walsh, David Scarpa
    The Old Oak — Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
    Poor Things — Yorgos Lanthimos, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Stone, Tony McNamara
    Rye Lane — Raine Allen-Miller, Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo, Damian Jones, Nathan Bryon, Tom Melia
    Saltburn — Emerald Fennell, Josey McNamara, Margot Robbie
    Scrapper — Charlotte Regan, Theo Barrowclough
    Wonka — Paul King, Alexandra Derbyshire, David Heyman, Simon Farnaby

    WINNER: 20 Days in Mariupol — Mstyslav Chernov, Raney Aronson Rath
    American Symphony — Matthew Heineman, Lauren Domino, Joedan Okun
    Beyond Utopia — Madeleine Gavin, Rachel Cohen, Jana Edelbaum
    Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie — Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan King, Annetta Marion
    Wham! — Chris Smith

    WINNER: The Holdovers — Susan Shopmaker
    All of Us Strangers — Kahleen Crawford
    Anatomy of a Fall — Cynthia Arra
    How to Have Sex — Isabella Odoffin
    Killers of the Flower Moon — Ellen Lewis, Rene Haynes

    WINNER: Oppenheimer, Hoyte van Hoytema
    Killers of the Flower Moon, Rodrigo Prieto
    Maestro, Matthew Libatique
    Poor Things, Robbie Ryan
    The Zone of Interest, Łukasz Żal

    WINNER: Oppenheimer, Jennifer Lame
    Anatomy of a Fall, Laurent Sénéchal
    Killers of the Flower Moon, Thelma Schoonmaker
    Poor Things, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
    The Zone of Interest, Paul Watts

    Costume design
    WINNER: Poor Things, Holly Waddington
    Barbie, Jacqueline Durran
    Killers of the Flower Moon, Jacqueline West
    Napoleon, Dave Crossman, Janty Yates
    Oppenheimer, Ellen Mirojnick

    Makeup & hair
    WINNER: Poor Things — Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, Josh Weston
    Killers of the Flower Moon — Kay Georgiou, Thomas Nellen
    Maestro — Sian Grigg, Kay Georgiou, Kazu Hiro, Lori McCoy-Bell
    Napoleon — Jana Carboni, Francesco Pegoretti, Satinder Chumber, Julia Vernon
    Oppenheimer — Luisa Abel, Jaime Leigh McIntosh, Jason Hamer, Ahou Mofid

    Production design
    WINNER: Poor Things — Shona Heath, James Price, Zsuzsa Mihalek
    Barbie — Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
    Killers of the Flower Moon — Jack Fisk, Adam Willis
    Oppenheimer — Ruth De Jong, Claire Kaufman
    The Zone of Interest — Chris Oddy, Joanna Maria Kuś, Katarzyna Sikora

    WINNER: The Zone of Interest — Johnnie Burn, Tarn Willers
    Ferrari — Angelo Bonanni, Tony Lamberti, Andy Nelson, Lee Orloff, Bernard Weiser
    Maestro — Richard King, Steve Morrow, Tom Ozanich, Jason Ruder, Dean Zupancic
    Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One — Chris Burdon, James H. Mather, Chris Munro, Mark Taylor
    Oppenheimer — Willie Burton, Richard King, Kevin O’Connell, Gary A. Rizzo

    Special visual effects
    WINNER: Poor Things — Simon Hughes
    The Creator — Jonathan Bullock, Charmaine Chan, Ian Comley, Jay Cooper
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 — Theo Bialek, Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams
    Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One — Neil Corbould, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland, Alex Wuttke
    Napoleon — Henry Badgett, Neil Corbould, Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet

    British short animation
    WINNER: Crab Day — Ross Stringer, Bartosz Stanislawek, Aleksandra Sykulak
    Visible Mending — Samantha Moore, Tilley Bancroft
    Wild Summon — Karni Arieli, Saul Freed, Jay Woolley

    British short film
    WINNNER: Jellyfish and Lobster — Yasmin Afifi, Elizabeth Rufai
    Festival of Slaps — Abdou Cissé, Cheri Darbon, George Telfer
    Gorka — Joe Weiland, Alex Jefferson
    Such a Lovely Day — Simon Woods, Polly Stokes, Emma Norton, Kate Phibbs
    Yellow — Elham Ehsas, Dina Mousawi, Azeem Bhati, Yiannis Manolopoulos

    EE rising star award (public-voted)
    WINNER: Mia McKenna-Bruce
    Phoebe Dynevor
    Ayo Edebiri
    Jacob Elordi
    Sophie Wilde
    The Top Films
    7 wins - Oppenheimer
    5 - Poor Things
    3 - The Zone of Interest
    2 - The Holdovers


    I'm waiting to see the Oscar Expert bros reactions. They certainly got some things wrong. Did they know Poor Things would be this much favored? They may have foreseen that Barbie would come away with nothing. Did the BAFTA jury not favor British films as much as they might have? But while Oppenheimer is about Americans, its director and star are British. It's funny, though, that The Zone of Interest, in German, set in Germany, gets "Best British Film." Poor Things is a British story, though some say it's not a faithful version of it; Greek director and American stars, though. The Oscar Expert bros were excited that The Zone of Interest won something else: Best Sound.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 03-23-2024 at 09:18 AM.

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    The (French) 49th César awards

    ANATOMY OF A FALL/L'ANATOMIE D'UNE CHUTE by Justine Triet was the big winner (six trophies, eleven noms) - also much admired in the US. It was named Best Picture; Thomas Cailley's THE ANIMAL KINGDOM/LE RÉGNE ANIMAL, starring Romain Duris and Paul Kircher, was in second place. There was also a career achievement award to OPPENHEIMER's Christopher Nolan.

    Swann Arlaud the lawyer in ANATOMY, won Best Supporting Actor. Sandra Hüller won Best Actress. Best Original Screenplay went to Justine Triet and her cowriter Arthur Harari.

    Hüller won over Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, nominated for LITTLE GIRL BLUE; Lea Drucker, up for LAST SUMMER; Hafsia Herzi, nominated for The Rapture; and Belgian actress Virginie Efira, nominated for her work in JUST THE TWO OF US.


    The other big winner on the night was THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, French director Thomas Cailley’s follow-up to 2014’s LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT. Cailley picked up the best cinematography trophy and a slew of wins in craft categories like best sound, original score, costumes and special effects.

    In other acting categories, Arieh Worthalter won best actor for his starring role in Cédric Kahn’s courtroom drama THE GOLDMAN CASE, and Adčle Exarchopoulos won for best supporting actress for her star turn in ALL YOUR FACES.


    ANATOMY OF A FALL was reviewed on Filmleaf as part of the 2023 NYFF. THE ANIMAL KINGDOM and LITTLE GIRL BLUE have recently been reviewed here as part of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. THE GOLDMAN CASE and ALL YOUR FACES haven't been covered here yet.

    Sandra Hüller has been looking like the European star of the year, appearing in both ANATOMY OF A FALL and English director Jonathan Glazer's German-language Auschwitz-ralated film THE ZONE OF INTEREST - arguably the two best European films of 2023.

    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 02-24-2024 at 04:19 PM.

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    Are you ready for the Oscars?


    The big (American) awards we've been waiting for are coming Sunday night. Here are some arguments from today's GUARDIAN. What's your pick? Oppenheimer?

    Best picture Oscar hustings:

    Why Past Lives should win the best Picture Oscar

    Why The Holdovers should win the best picture Oscar

    Why Maestro should win the best picture Oscar

    Why Barbie should win the best picture Oscar

    Why The Zone of Interest should win the best picture Oscar
    . . .BUT:

    Serious themes, serious people, an unflinching dedication to both the craft and the medium of cinema, Oppenheimer ticks the boxes. Bookmakers are duly offering odds as short as 1/25 on for it to take home best picture.

    Why Oppenheimer should win the best picture Oscar

    Oe maybe Anatomy of a Fall is your pick, or another movie.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 03-10-2024 at 10:27 PM.

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    The Oscar WInners for 2024

    Best Picture
    American Fiction
    Anatomy of a Fall
    The Holdovers
    Killers of the Flower Moon
    Oppenheimer (Winner)
    Past Lives
    Poor Things
    The Zone of Interest

    Best Director
    Justine Triet — Anatomy of a Fall
    Martin Scorsese — Killers of the Flower Moon
    Christopher Nolan — Oppenheimer (Winner)
    Yorgos Lanthimos — Poor Things
    Jonathan Glazer — The Zone of Interest

    Best Actor
    Bradley Cooper — Maestro
    Colman Domingo — Rustin
    Paul Giamatti — The Holdovers
    Cillian Murphy — Oppenheimer (Winner)
    Jeffrey Wright — American Fiction

    Best Actress
    Annette Bening — Nyad
    Lily Gladstone — Killers of the Flower Moon
    Sandra Hüller — Anatomy of a Fall
    Carey Mulligan — Maestro
    Emma Stone — Poor Things (Winner)

    Best Supporting Actor
    Sterling K. Brown — American Fiction
    Robert De Niro — Killers of the Flower Moon
    Robert Downey Jr. — Oppenheimer (Winner)
    Ryan Gosling — Barbie
    Mark Ruffalo — Poor Things

    Best Supporting Actress
    Emily Blunt — Oppenheimer
    Danielle Brooks — The Color Purple
    America Ferrera — Barbie
    Jodie Foster — Nyad
    Da’Vine Joy Randolph — The Holdovers (Winner)

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    American Fiction (Winner)
    Poor Things
    The Zone of Interest

    Best Original Screenplay
    Anatomy of a Fall (Winner)
    The Holdovers
    May December
    Past Lives

    Best Visual Effects
    The Creator
    Godzilla Minus One (Winner)
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One

    Best Costume Design
    Killers of the Flower Moon
    Poor Things (Winner)

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling
    Poor Things (Winner)
    Society of the Snow

    Best Cinematography
    El Conde
    Killers of the Flower Moon
    Oppenheimer (Winner)
    Poor Things

    Best Production Design
    Killers of the Flower Moon
    Poor Things (Winner)

    Best Sound
    The Creator
    Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
    The Zone of Interest (Winner)

    Best Film Editing
    Anatomy of a Fall
    The Holdovers
    Killers of the Flower Moon
    Oppenheimer (Winner)
    Poor Things

    Best Original Score
    American Fiction
    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
    Killers of the Flower Moon
    Oppenheimer (Winner)
    Poor Things

    Best Original Song
    “The Fire Inside” — Flamin’ Hot
    “I’m Just Ken” — Barbie
    “It Never Went Away” — American Symphony
    “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” — Killers of the Flower Moon
    “What Was I Made For” — Barbie (Winner)

    Best Animated Short Film
    Letter to a Pig
    Ninety-Five Senses
    Our Uniform
    War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko (Winner)

    Best Live-Action Short Film
    The After
    Knight of Fortune
    Red, White and Blue
    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Winner)

    Best Documentary Short Film
    The ABCs of Book Banning
    The Barber of Little Rock
    Island in Between
    The Last Repair Shop (Winner)
    Nǎi Nai & Wŕi Pó

    Best Documentary Feature Film
    Bobi Wine: The People’s President
    The Eternal Memory
    Four Daughters
    To Kill a Tiger
    20 Days in Mariupol (Winner)

    Best International Feature Film
    Io Capitano (Italy)
    Perfect Days (Japan)
    Society of the Snow (Spain)
    The Teachers’ Lounge (Germany)
    The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom) (Winner)

    Best Animated Feature Film
    The Boy and the Heron (Winner)
    Robot Dreams
    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
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    Oscar's "Night" 2024

    The awards. This year the quality was very high. There are nothing but good things to say about THE ZONE OF INTEREST (an unusually brilliant and edgy Best International Feature Film), OPPENHEIMER, POOR THINGS and its remarkable star Emma Stone, the wonderfully entertaining and smart ANATOMY OF A FALL and Sandra Hüller, who starred in both ANATOMY and ZONE (and though she got no statuette, could be seen sitting there smiling). We might have chosen THE HOLDOVERS. We might have chosen Paul Giamatti. But it was hard to feel disappointed under the circumstances with any of the awards, especially since all the main ones where exactly as expected from the lead-up awards seasons predictions chronicled on this Filmleaf thread.

    Snubs? KILLERS didn't get anything, which has happened to Scorsese before. Sadly, Bradley Cooper again didn't get anything for what the show called his "renaissance man" performance, despite reportedly six years learning to conduct a symphony orchestra, and his movie got nothing even for the elaborate makeup by the renowned Kazu Hiro, or for writing, directing, and starring as Leonard Bernstein. Indications are the Academy just didn't like MAESTRO. Maybe if they'd seen it at in the NYFF Main Slate, where everything looks better, as this reporter did, they'd have liked it more. THE BOY AND THE HERON won Best Animated Feature, though as Miyazaki goes it was a bit meh, some think, and everybody loved the new SPIDERMAN. Some of us wish that Annette Bening and Jodie Foster had gotten to go up to the stage instead of just sit and smile.

    The show. How did the awards show itself go? Jimmy Kimmel gave a nice, informative intro speech with mild laughs that ruffled few feathers, though it fully honored the labor issues that dominated a lot of Hollywood's year, and endorsed the unions. Ryan Gosling showed his talent with a full-throated performance of the "Ken" song.

    Flubs and caresses. The 83-year-old Al Pacino, though like the 80-year-old Robert DiNiro he fathered a baby with a young girlfriend last year, seemed to show cognitive impairment judging by the way he walked on and and just tore open the award envelope for Best Picture with no introduction at all. He read it off right - OPPENHEIMER - though he didn't seem 100% sure he was getting it right. On the other hand the Best Actor awards were elaborately and handsomely introduced by a set of previous winners providing lots of complimentary descriptions of each nominee, which ought to be satisfying to everybody - except those who find scenes of mutual congratulation a bit much (in which case they should probably not watch the Oscars).

    Mishaps? Da'Vine Joy Randolph failed to applaud for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, 20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL. Did she find it just too depressing, or was she having a costume malfunction, like Emma Stone, whose zipper broke on her sea-lime Louis Vuitton gown before she went up to receive her statuette? If she hadn't pointed this out so plainly people might not have noticed - but I guess under that kind of spotlight somebody always will.

    Jonathan Glazer gave the one political acceptance speech, swiftly passed over perhaps here, perhaps a bit confused and confusing, about Gaza and the nightmare in Israel.*

    Too early? The ceremony began at seven p.m. East Coast time, which meant four p.m. West Coast time. That's not very festive, considering especially that it was the first day on Daylight Saving Time, so by our bodies' time it was three in the afternoon. And by the way, when are we going to get rid of Daylight Saving Time - which nobody likes?

    Though I was unusually well prepared this year, there remains catching up to do. Still not seen: THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR,** Wes Anderson's prize-winning short. 20 DAYS AT MARIUPOL. SOCIETY OF THE SNOW. Tough watches, those. Maybe better start with GODZILLA MINUS ONE.
    *Glazer's speech.
    **Now seen, and reviewed here.
    P.s. In case you want more detail, Vulture's staff wrote a full roundup, "The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of the 2024 Oscars."
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 03-28-2024 at 10:48 PM.

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    RADICAL (Christopher Zalla).


    An engaging outlier in last year's 'best foreign' list

    Remember earlier on this thread we listed "a best international list"? I was:
    ANATOMY OF A FALL (France)
    CONCRETE UTOPIA (South Korea)
    FALLEN LEAVES (Finland)
    JAEWAN (India)
    PERFECT DAYS (Japan)
    RADICAL (Mexico)
    This omits the other French fave by the way, THE TASTE OF THINGS.
    Well, still have not found JAEWAN or cracked SOCIETY OF THE SNOW, but now Ihave seen Christopher Zalla's crowd-pleasing charismatic teacher uplift movie, RADICAL. I've posted a review based on my journal entry, somewhat expanded: see it HERE.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 03-23-2024 at 10:53 AM.

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