Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Dorys 2008, or How here's the best according to moi

An annual tradition begins. 

The guilds may have spoken (yelling quite loudly SLUMDOG!), the Oscars may have read out loud some names (BUTTON! SLUMDOG!NOT-BATMAN!), StinkyLulu gave out the Lulus, J.D. has the Chloes, Nat's working on the  Film Bitch Awards and I figured: why not join the crowd and say what I thought was the best in film for the year? And so the Dorys (read: Door-ees, get it?) were born.

There are 9 Categories in all (Oscar's Big 8 + Ensemble)

Outstanding Motion Picture
In Bruges
I've Loved You So Long
Revolutionary Road

Outstanding Direction
Darren Aronosfky (The Wrestler)
Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road)
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)
Andrew Stanton (Wall‧E)
Gus Van Sant (Milk)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Ben Burt (Wall‧E)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Revolutionary Road)
Colin Farrel (In Bruges)
Sean Penn (Milk)
Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky)
Nicole Kidman (Australia)
Natalie Portman (The Other Boleyn Girl)
Kristin Scott-Thomas (I've Loved You So Long)
Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight)
Emile Hirsch (Milk)
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Brad Pitt (Burn After Reading)
Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day)
Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married)
Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler)
Michelle Williams (Synecdoche New York)

Outstanding Adapted Screenplay
David Hare (The Reader)
Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road)
Christopher Nolan, Johnathan Nolan & David Goyer (The Dark Knight)
John Patrick Shanley (Doubt)
Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond (Wendy and Lucy)

Outstanding Original Screenplay
Philip Claudel (I've Loved You So Long)
Dustin Lance Black (Milk)
Martin McDonagh (In Bruges)
Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter (Wall‧E)
Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler)

Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Burn After Reading
The Dark Knight
Revolutionary Road
Rachel Getting Married

7 Noms
Revolutionary Road

6 Noms

5 Noms
The Dark Knight

4 Noms
The Wrestler

3 Noms
In Bruges
I've Loved You So Long

2 Noms
Burn After Reading
Rachel Getting Married


Matt said...

nice picks, especially wall-e and revolutionary road, which I thought was heavily underrated.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful picks.

Dame James Henry said...

Yay, I'm glad you've decided to jump on the bandwagon! I hate to sound like an echo, but I love your choices- even if we don't exactly see eye to eye on Revolutionary Road ;). The Portman nomination is especially delightful...she gave an ingenious performance in The Other Boleyn Girl and it makes me sad that few people realized it.

mB said...

Aw, thanks you guys!

I tried to keep 'em interesting, and I was surprised how well they ended up showcasing the films I found interesting and exciting this past year without being all 'oscar curmudgeon-ey' :D

Jose said...

Oh G-d I just love the "I've Loved You so Long" love!
This was such a great film and Angelina over Kristin at the Oscars was insulting!
I'm liking the Dorys so far.