Category Archives: Top List
The ASC released the results of an online poll today and the quirky 2001 French film (and one of my Top-Ten Favorite Films of All Time!) topped the list.
A LOT of my favorites, when it comes to cinematography, are on this list. Here’s the Top Ten (with the rest after the cut)
- Amélie: Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC
- Children of Men: Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC
- Saving Private Ryan: Janusz Kaminski
- There Will Be Blood: Robert Elswit, ASC
- No Country for Old Men: Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
- Fight Club: Jeff Cronenweth, ASC
- The Dark Knight: Wally Pfister, ASC
- Road to Perdition: Conrad L. Hall, ASC
- Cidade de Deus (City of God): César Charlone, ABC
- American Beauty: Conrad L. Hall, ASC
Zero-Time Academy Award Nominees (part 2) – 20 of the Best Contemporary Actresses Who’ve Never Been Nom’d For Oscar
This list was a lot harder to come up with because most of the actresses I like/consider to be great at their craft are Oscar nominees or winners. I was thinking perhaps the reason there are less underrated actresses is because there are less great roles for actresses and thus less actresses are able to really shine. That being said I did come up with a list of 20 contemporary actresses who have never been nominated that I think have given at least one Oscar-worthy performance, if not filled their career with them.
Zero-Time Academy Award Nominees – 20 of the Best Contemporary Actors Who’ve Never Been Nom’d For Oscar
I decided to do this list in alphabetic order, by last name. These are some 20 contemporary actors who have yet to be nominated for an Academy Award and who, in my opinion, deserve to be.
I’m a big fan of soundtracks and scores and 2009 was full of some really wonderful ones. There were three soundtracks and four scores that I particularly loved.
At this point we’re pretty much set with the performances that will get nominated for the Oscars. There might be one or two surprise nominees – think Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road last year – but other than that the nominees aren’t going to be much of a surprise.
I’d like to take a moment to discuss five performances that have been all but over looked this awards season. These are all performances that I loved instantly and are all featured in films I will probably return to again and again.