December 12, 2005

New York Film Critics Online Awards (??)

Correction: I said in the BFCA roundup that Rachel Weisz got a bump, as did her director. I misread. Fernando Meirelles wasn't nominated with the BFCA but was nominated for these awards that were on the front page of Oscar Watch and they all blurred into one.

This is what they went with. I don't know what relevance, if any, they have. I didn't even really know they existed.

Picture - The Squid and the Whale
Actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
Actress - Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice)
Director - Fernando Meirelles (Constant Gardener)
Supporting Actor - Oliver Platt (Casanova)
Supporting Actress - Amy Adams (Junebug)
Breakthrough Performer - Terrence Howard (Hustle and Flow, Crash, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Four Brothers)
Debut Director - Paul Haggis (Crash)
Screenplay - Paul Haggis (Crash)
Documentary - Grizzly Man
Foreign Language - Downfall
Animated - Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Cinematography - March of the Penguins

Top 9:
The Best of Youth (Miramax)
Brokeback Mountain (Focus)
Capote (Sony Classics)
The Constant Gardener (Focus)
Crash (Lions Gate)
Good Night, and Good Luck. (Warner Independent)
Munich (Universal/DreamWorks)
The Squid and the Whale (Samuel Goldwyn)
Syriana (Warner Bros.)

I find it odd that they awards Downfall as their Best Foriegn Film but it wasn't in their Top 10, instead The Best of Youth was. Huh?

Do we have another contender for Best Supporting Actor though? Considering that categories unfocusedness (is that word?) could the previously un-nominated Oliver Platt get in? We'll see...


adam k. said...

I knew they existed, but I still don't understand their place in the scheme of things. Why online in New York? Who are these people? I feel like maybe Nathaniel is a part of this group, but these wouldn't have been his choices.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Nat isn't a member. Oscar Watch has the list of all members, and he ain't there.

But, yeah, I think these are the guys that weren't part of the main NY group so they decided to make their own...?