Sunday, February 27, 2011

2005 FILM BALLOT

Honoring the best in several categories from the 2005 film year.
(all titles received wide or limited release for '05)
Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014

Also, if you wish to view my favorite 30 films of 2005, go here.









*THE NEW WORLD
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
MUNICH
WALLACE & GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
JUNEBUG
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
MYSTERIOUS SKIN
ROBOTS 
LAST DAYS
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

actual oscar nominees:
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
CRASH  (won)
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
MUNICH












*MEMORIES OF MURDER
NOBODY KNOWS
TROPICAL MALADY
PULSE
THE BEST OF YOUTH
KINGS & QUEEN
CAFE LUMIERE
CACHE
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE

actual oscar nominees:
DON'T TELL
JOYEUX NOEL
PARADISE NOW
SOPHIE SCHOLL: FINAL DAYS
TSOTSI  (won)











*Terence Malick for THE NEW WORLD
David Cronenberg forA HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Bong Joon-ho for MEMORIES OF MURDER
Apichatpong Weerasethakul for TROPICAL MALADY
Hirokazu Koreeda for NOBODY KNOWS

actual oscar nominees:
Spielberg for MUNICH
Ang Lee for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN  (won)
Bennett Miller for CAPOTE
George Clooney for GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
Paul Haggis for CRASH












*Naomi Watts in KING KONG
Q'orianka Kilcher in THE NEW WORLD
Dana Ivgy in OR: MY TREASURE
Dina Korzun in FORTY SHADES OF BLUE
Felicity Huffman in TRANSAMERICA

actual oscar nominees:
Judi Dench in MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
Felicity Huffman in TRANSAMERICA
Keira Knightley in PRIDE & PREJUDICE
Charlize Theron in NORTH COUNTRY
Reese Witherspoon in WALK THE LINE  (won)











*Heath Ledger in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Viggo Mortensen in A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in MYSTERIOUS SKIN
Terrence Howard in HUSTLE & FLOW
Eric Bana in MUNICH

actual oscar nominees:
Philip Seymour Hoffman in CAPOTE  (won)
Terrence Howard in HUSTLE & FLOW
Heath Ledger in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Joaquin Phoenix in WALK THE LINE
David Strathairn in GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK











*Amy Adams in JUNEBUG
LisaGay Hamilton in NINE LIVES
Michelle Williams in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Taraji P. Henson in HUSTLE & FLOW
Maria Bello in A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

actual oscar nominees:
Amy Adams in JUNEBUG
Catherine Keener in CAPOTE
Frances McDormand in NORTH COUNTRY
Rachel Weisz in THE CONSTANT GARDENER  (won)
Michelle Williams in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN  










*Jeff Daniels in THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
William Hurt in A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Jeffrey Wright in BROKEN FLOWERS
Barry Pepper in THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA
Nick Nolte in THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY

actual oscar nominees:
George Clooney in SYRIANA  (won)
Matt Dillon in CRASH
Paul Giamatti in CINDERELLA MAN
Jake Gyllenhaal in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
William Hurt in A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE











*THE SQUID AND THE WHALE - Noah Baumbach
THE BEST OF YOUTH - Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli
THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA - Guillermo Arriaga
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK - Grant Heslov & George Clooney
THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE -  Paolo Sorrentino

actual oscar nominees:
CRASH  (won)
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
MATCH POINT
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
SYRIANA










*HISTORY OF VIOLENCE Josh Olson
MUNICH - Tony Kushner
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - Larry McMurtry
CAPOTE Dan Futterman 
SERENITY - Joss Whedon

actual oscar nominees:
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN  (won)
CAPOTE
THE CONSTANT GARDNER
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
MUNICH













*DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE
GRIZZLY MAN
SHAKE HANDS WITH DEVIL: JOURNEY OF LT. ROMEO DALLAIRE
NO DIRECTION HOME
THE WHITE DIAMOND

actual oscar nominees:
DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE
ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS  (won)
MURDERBALL
STREET FIGHT














*WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
ROBOTS
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
MIND GAME
THE CORPSE BRIDE

actual oscar nominees:
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE RABBIT  (won)
THE CORPSE BRIDE











*THE NEW WORLD - Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK - Robert Elswit, ASC
BATMAN BEGINS - Wally Pfister, ASC
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Roman Osin, BSC
JARHEAD - Roger Deakins, BSC, ASC

actual oscar nominees:
BATMAN BEGINS
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA  (won)
THE NEW WORLD











*THE NEW WORLD - Yoshikawa;Klein;Chew
CINDERELLA MAN Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
2046 - William Chang Suk Ping
MUNICHMichael Kahn
KING KONG Jamie Selkirk

actual oscar nominees:
CINDERELLA MAN 
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
CRASH  (won)
MUNICH
WALK THE LINE











*PRIDE & PREJUDICE - Dario Marianelli >
THE NEW WORLD - James Horner >
MILLIONS John Murphy >
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - Gustavo Santaolalla >
BATMAN BEGINS - Hans Zimmer >

actual oscar nominees:
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN  (won)
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
MUNICH
PRIDE & PREJUDICE















*PRIDE & PREJUDICE - Sarah Greenwood
KING KONG - Grant Major, Dan Hennah, Simon Bright
THE NEW WORLD - Jack Fisk, Jim Erickson
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - John Myhre, Gretchen Rau
BATMAN BEGINS - Simon Lamont, Nathan Crowley, Paki Smith, Simon Wakefield

actual oscar nominees:
KING KONG
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK  
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA  (won)
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
HARRY POTTER: GOBLET OF FIRE


















2 0 4 6 - William Chang
THE NEW WORLD Jacqueline West
PRIDE & PREJUDICE - Jacqueline Durran
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - Colleen Atwood
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN Janty Yates

actual oscar nominees:
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA  (won)
MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
WALK THE LINE









*CINDERELLA MAN - David Leroy & Lance Anderson
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA - Kurtzman, Nicotero, Berger
THE NEW WORLD - John R. Bayless
SIN CITY - Kurtzman, Nicotero, Berger
LAND OF THE DEAD - Kurtzman, Nicotero, Berger

actual oscar nominees:
CINDERELLA MAN
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE  (won)
STAR WARS III: REVENGE OF THE SITH












*WAR OF THE WORLDS
KING KONG
LAST DAYS
KUNG FU HUSTLE
PULSE [KAIRO]

actual oscar nominees:
KING KONG  (won)
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
WAR OF THE WORLDS












*KING KONG
WAR OF THE WORLDS
THE NEW WORLD
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: LION, WITCH & WARDROBE
STAR WARS III: REVENGE OF THE SITH


actual oscar nominees:
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE
KING KONG  (won)
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
WALK THE LINE
WAR OF THE WORLDS










*WAR OF THE WORLDS
KING KONG  
BATMAN BEGINS
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: LION, WITCH & WARDROBE
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

actual oscar nominees:
KING KONG  (won)
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE
WAR OF THE WORLDS













*INTERPOL: EVIL 
RUBBER JOHNNY
SIX SHOOTER
A NOTE OF  TRIUMPH: THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN
THE LAST FARM

actual oscar nominees live-action short:
DEATH OF KEVIN CARTER
GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA
THE MUSHROOM CLUB
A NOTE OF TRIUMPH  (won)

actual oscar nominees documentary short:
THE RUNAWAY
CASHBACK
THE LAST FARM
SIX SHOOTER  (won)
OUR TIME IS UP






*9
LE COULOIR
STERIOGRAM: WALKIE TALKIE MAN
THE MOON & THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION
BADGERED
GORILLAZ: FEEL GOOD INC.

actual oscar nominees:
BADGERED
THE MOON AND THE SON  (won)
THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO
9
ONE MAN BAND














The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards





*1) English sailed ships arrive at Virginia + main character's passing away - Wagner "Vorspiel" bookends that begin & close THE NEW WORLD
2) Tree flickers luminescent as ghost Ox approaches - TROPICAL MALADY
3) Alien tripod rises through city street - WAR OF THE WORLDS
4) Blake (Cobain) has jam session all alone, loops instruments - LAST DAYS
5) 3 heroes emerge to protect tenants from the Axe gang - KUNG FU HUSTLE
6) a spooky wandering silhouette in the arcade room - PULSE
7) Tom's mansion murder spree at climax of HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
8) Ennis visits deceased love's bedroom closet - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
9) King Kong VS three Tyrannosaurus Rex - KING KONG
10) "Free Bird" closing shoot-out - THE DEVIL'S REJECTS
11) Race to stop detonation of the phone bomb - MUNICH
12) Treadwell’s playful camera work with the fox - GRIZZLY MAN
13) The dead army rises out of moonlit still water - LAND OF THE DEAD
14) The blind child is stranded within a mine field - TURTLES CAN FLY
15) Bat-tumbler rooftop escape from Gotham P.D.  - BATMAN BEGINS

also this: 












*GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
THE NEW WORLD
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
MUNICH
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN













*1) Werner Herzog for GRIZZLY MAN, THE WHITE DIAMOND and THE WILD BLUE YONDER
2) Steven Spielberg for MUNICH and WAR OF THE WORLDS
3) Jake Gyllenhaal in JARHEAD, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN & PROOF
4) George Clooney in SYRIANA and GOOD NIGHT & GOOD LUCK
5) KNB Makeup FX Group for NARNIA, SIN CITY and LAND OF THE DEAD












*1) Paolo Sorrentino for THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE
2) Nimród Antal for KONTROLL
3) Masaaki Yuasa for MIND GAME
4) Andrew Bujalski for FUNNY HAHA
5) Joe Wright for PRIDE & PREJUDICE
6) Greg Mclean for WOLF CREEK
7) Phil Morrison for JUNEBUG
8) Christopher Smith for CREEP
-tie- Jaume Balagueró for THE NAMELESS
9) Judd Apatow for THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN
10) Joss Whedon for SERENITY










*1) Matthew Macfadyen  in PRIDE & PREJUDICE
2) Toni Servillo in THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE
3) Dana Ivgy in OR: MY TREASURE
4) Q'orianka Kilcher in THE NEW WORLD
5) Hiam Abbass in THE SYRIAN BRIDE
6) Idris Elba in THE GOSPEL
7) Edgar Ramirez in DOMINO
8) Ayelet Zurer in NINA'S TRAGEDIES and MUNICH
9) Amy Ryan in CAPOTE
10) Tony Jaa in ONG BAK
11) Corey Stoll in NORTH COUNTRY









Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014

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