From the Golden Globes - It seems that "Lost in Translation" will
probably get original screenplay. Everyone seems to have loved that
movie (didn't see it myself). It was on the smaller quirkier side.
I have no sense for Adapted, but I believe "Cold Mountain" was an
adaptation, and was well liked. So it will probably pick that one up.
But I agree, as an adaption, I wasn't really impressed with LotR. It was
servicable, but not great. But don't be surprised if it gets nominated.
I just don't expect it to win.
LotR seems to be likely to get the Best Movie and Best Director, if
nothing else but because of the scope of it. Three movies, sustaining
the feel all the way through... Even if you don't like what he did to
Tolkien, he did a very decent trilogy of movies. And even though Lucas
has done trilogies, each movie has been separately filmed and is almost
it's own story, and came three years after the previous member of the
trilogy. LotR was filmed all at once (save for some pick up shots), and
released in three years. It was a much more complicated task, and
although the Oscar will claim, LotR- Return of the King, it should read
Lord of the Rings, Vol 1,2,3 <g>.
I do hope some acting nominations for LotR are included. Ian McKillian
and Sean Astin are my two favs. Miranda Otto may get a nod. Though Andy
Serkis keeps coming up, I don't think the Academy is ready for virtual
The nominations for the oscars are announced tomorrow, tuesday. It
should be interesting.
On the GG last night - Cate Blanchette looked gorgeous in her dress last
night. And Fran Walsh was very beautiful too. And Peter wore normal
clothes! I half expected shorts and barefoot underneath a tux top! He
was gracious in the movie acceptance speech too.
>Here are the last 13 adapted screenplay winners:
>2002 THE PIANIST
>2001 A BEAUTIFUL MIND
>1999 THE CIDER HOUSE RULES
>1998 GODS AND MONSTERS
>1997 L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
>1996 SLING BLADE
>1995 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
>1994 FORREST GUMP
>1993 SCHINDLER'S LIST
>1992 HOWARDS END
>1991 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
>1990 DANCES WITH WOLVES
>Here are the last 13 original screenplay winners:
>2002 TALK TO HER
>2001 GOSFORD PARK
>2000 ALMOST FAMOUS
>1999 AMERICAN BEAUTY
>1998 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
>1997 GOOD WILL HUNTING
>1995 THE USUAL SUSPECTS
>1994 PULP FICTION
>1993 THE PIANO
>1992 THE CRYING GAME
>1991 THELMA & LOUISE
>They tend to be less big-budget and to be quirkier films than the winners of
>the best picture. Heck, let me admit it: They tend to be better films than
>the best picture winners.