Saturday, February 05, 2011

Retro Muriels: 1999

Best Picture:
After Life
The War Zone
Three Kings
Bringing Out the Dead
Eyes Wide Shut
Show Me Love
The Iron Giant
Being John Malkovich

Best Director:
Hirokazu Kore-eda, After Life
Tim Roth, The War Zone
David O. Russell, Three Kings
Mike Leigh, Topsy-Turvy
Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut

Best Lead Performance, Female:
Lara Belmont, The War Zone
Emilie Duquenne, Rosetta
Reese Witherspoon, Election
Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry
Leila Hatami, Leila

Best Lead Performance, Male:
Sean Penn, Sweet and Lowdown
Jim Broadbent, Topsy-Turvy
Russell Crowe, The Insider
Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story
Johnny Depp, Sleepy Hollow

Best Supporting Performance, Male:
John Malkovich, Being John Malkovich
John C. Reilly, Magnolia
Stephen Rea, The End of the Affair
Ray Winstone, The War Zone
Sydney Pollack, Eyes Wide Shut

Best Supporting Performance, Female:
Sarah Polley, Go
Melora Walters, Magnolia
Samantha Morton, Sweet and Lowdown
Chloe Sevigny, Boys Don’t Cry
Nicole Kidman, Eyes Wide Shut

Best Screenplay:
Being John Malkovich
Show Me Love
The Lovers of the Arctic Circle
Autumn Tale

Best Ensemble Performance:
After Life
The War Zone
Eyes Wide Shut

Best Cinematography:
Snow Falling on Cedars (Robert Richardson)
The Straight Story (Freddie Francis)
Sleepy Hollow (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Eyes Wide Shut (Larry Smith)
The War Zone (Seamus McGarvey)

Best Music:
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman)
Magnolia (Jon Brion and Aimee Mann)
The Red Violin (John Corigliano)
Ravenous (Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn)
The Straight Story (Angelo Badalamenti)

Best Cinematic Breakthrough:
Charlie Kaufman (writer- Being John Malkovich)
Lara Belmont (actor- The War Zone)
Spike Jonze (director- Being John Malkovich)
Brad Bird (director- The Iron Giant)
Hilary Swank (actor- Boys Don’t Cry)

Best Body of Work:
Robert Richardson (cinematographer- Snow Falling on Cedars, Bringing Out the Dead, Mr. Death)
Julianne Moore (actor- The End of the Affair, Magnolia, A Ideal Husband, Cookie’s Fortune, A Map of the World)
Spike Jonze (director- Being John Malkovich, actor- Three Kings)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor- Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Flawless)
Joan Cusack (actor- Arlington Road, Toy Story 2)

Best Cinematic Moment:
Magnolia – “Wise Up”
Being John Malkovich – Malkovich Malkovich
Magnolia – when it rains…
After Life – walking alone
Bringing Out the Dead – fireworks
The Iron Giant – “Super-mannnnnnnnnnn…”
Deep Blue Sea – monologue, interrupted
Eyes Wide Shut – “what is the password to the house?”
Topsy-Turvy – “corroborative”
I Stand Alone – “You Now Have 30 Seconds to Leave the Theatre”

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