Sunday, February 27, 2011

2006 FILM BALLOT

Honoring the best in several categories from the 2006 film year. 
(all titles received wide or limited release for '06) 
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 2006, go here.












*INLAND EMPIRE
MIAMI VICE
THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP
OLD JOY
MAIRE ANTOINETTE
THE FOUNTAIN
THE PRESTIGE
BORAT
THE DESCENT
CHILDREN OF MEN

actual oscar nominees:
BABEL
THE DEPARTED  (won)
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE QUEEN











*L'ENFANT
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
PUSHER II: WITH BLOOD ON MY HANDS
THREE TIMES
BATTLE IN HEAVEN
LUNACY 
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
THE AURA
THE GREAT YOKAI WAR

actual oscar nominees:
AFTER THE WEDDING
DAYS OF GLORY
THE LIVES OF OTHERS  (won)
PAN'S LABYRINTH
WATER










*Dardenne Brothers for L'ENFANT
David Lynch for INLAND EMPIRE
Sofia Coppola for MARIE ANTOINETTE
Alfonso Cuarón for CHILDREN OF MEN
Michel Gondry for SCIENCE OF SLEEP

actual oscar nominees:
Alejandro González Iñárritu for BABEL
Martin Scorsese for THE DEPARTED  (won)
Clint Eastwood for LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
Stephen Frears for THE QUEEN
Paul Greengrass for UNITED 93












*Penélope Cruz in VOLVER
Isabelle Huppert in GABRIELLE
Laura Dern in INLAND EMPIRE
Maggie Cheung in CLEAN
Helen Mirren in THE QUEEN

actual oscar nominees:
Penelope Cruz in VOLVER
Judi Dench in NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Helen Mirren THE QUEEN  (won)
Meryl Streep DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Kate Winslet in LITTLE CHILDREN











*Ryan Gosling in HALF NELSON
Sacha Baron Cohen in BORAT
Toby Jones in INFAMOUS
Mads Mikkelsen in PUSHER II: WITH BLOOD ON MY HANDS
Leonardo DiCaprio in THE DEPARTED

actual oscar nominees:
Leonardo DiCaprio in BLOOD DIAMOND
Ryan Gosling in HALF NELSON
Peter O'Toole in VENUS
Will Smith in PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
Forest Whitaker in LAST KING OF SCOTLAND  (won)













*Rinko Kikuchi in BABEL
Charlotte Gainsbourg in THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP
Eva Green in CASINO ROYALE
Catherine O'Hara in FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Maribel Verdu in PAN'S LABYRINTH

actual oscar nominees:
Adriana Barraza in BABEL
Cate Blanchett in NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Abigail Breslin in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jennifer Hudson in DREAMGIRLS  (won)
Rinko Kikuchi in BABEL













*Jackie Earle Haley in LITTLE CHILDREN
Mark Wahlberg in THE DEPARTED
Ray Winstone in THE PROPOSITION
Alan Arkin in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Channing Tatum in GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS

actual oscar nominees:
Alan Arkin in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE  (won)
Djimon Hounsou in BLOOD DIAMOND
Jackie Earle Haley in LITTLE CHILDREN
Eddie Murphy in DREAMGIRLS
Mark Wahlberg in THE DEPARTED














*INSIDE MANRussell Gewirtz
THE PRESTIGE - Jonathan & Christopher Nolan
BRICK - Rian Johnson
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Guillermo del Toro
THE PROPOSITION - Nick Cave

actual oscar nominees: 
BABEL
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE  (won)
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN













*TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK & BULL STORY - Frank Cottrell Boyce
A SCANNER DARKLY - Richard Linklater
BORAT - Dan Mazer, Sacha Baron Cohen
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION - Garrison Keillor
THE DEPARTED - William Monahan

actual oscar nominees:
BORAT
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE DEPARTED  (won)
LITTLE CHILDREN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL













*A LION IN THE HOUSE
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE
KODAK
JESUS CAMP
ROMANTICO

actual oscar nominees:
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH  (won)
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
JESUS CAMP
MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY











*MONSTER HOUSE
ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES
A SCANNER DARKLY
HAPPY FEET
AACHI & SSIPAK

actual oscar nominees:
CARS
HAPPY FEET  (won)
MONSTER HOUSE













*BLACK DAHLIA - Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC
CHILDREN OF MEN - Emmanuel Lubezki, AMC, ASC
THE PRESTIGE - Wally Pfister, ASC
APOCALYPTO - Dean Semler, ASC
MIAMI VICE - Dion Beebe, ASC

actual oscar nominees:
THE BLACK DAHLIA
THE ILLUSIONIST
THE PRESTIGE
PAN'S LABYRINTH  (won)
CHILDREN OF MEN











*THE FOUNTAIN Jay Rabinowitz
THE PRESTIGE - Lee Smith
THE DEPARTED - Thelma Schoonmaker
CHILDREN OF MEN - Alex Rodriguez, Alfonso Cuarón
MIAMI VICE William Goldenberg Paul Rubell

actual oscar nominees:
BABEL
BLOOD DIAMOND
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE DEPARTED  (won)
UNITED 93











*THE FOUNTAIN - Clint Mansell >
THE GOOD GERMAN - Thomas Newman >
PAN'S LABYRINTH - Javier Navarrete >
THE PROPOSITION - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis >
NOTES ON A SCANDAL - Philip Glass >

actual oscar nominees:
BABEL  (won)
THE GOOD GERMAN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN












*PAN'S LABYRINTH - Eugenio Caballero; Revuelta
SUPERMAN RETURNS Guy Hendrix Dyas, Brian Dusting, Hugh Bateup
THE PRESTIGE - Nathan Crowley, Julie Ochipinti
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER Bin Zhao, Tingxiao Huo
THE FOUNTAIN - Isabelle Guay, James Chinlund, Martine Kazemirchuk

actual oscar nominees:
DREAMGIRLS
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
PAN'S LABYRINTH  (won)
PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
THE PRESTIGE














*MARIE ANTOINETTE - Milena Canonero
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER Yee Chung Man
BLACK DAHLIA Jenny Beavan
THE QUEEN Consolata Boyle
PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - Penny Rose

actual oscar nominees:
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
DEVIL WEARS PRADA
DREAMGIRLS
MARIE ANTOINETTE  (won)
THE QUEEN













*PAN'S LABYRINTH - David Martí, Montse Ribé
APOCALYPTO - Aldo Signoretti, Vittorio Sodano
THE FOUNTAIN - Nelson Da Costa, François Gauthier, Adrien Morot
CLICK - Kazuhiro Tsuji, Bill Corso
THE DESCENT - Neil Morille, Robin Pritchard, Paul Hyett

actual oscar nominees:
APOCALYPTO
PAN'S LABYRINTH  (won)
CLICK











*WORLD TRADE CENTER
APOCALYPTO
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

actual oscar nominees:
APOCALYPTO
BLOOD DIAMOND
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA  (won)
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST












*PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
WORLD TRADE CENTER
DREAMGIRLS
CHILDREN OF MEN

actual oscar nominees:
APOCALYPTO
BLOOD DIAMOND
DREAMGIRLS  (won)
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST











*THE FOUNTAIN
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
PAN'S LABYRINTH
SUPERMAN RETURNS
THE PRESTIGE

actual oscar nominees:
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST  (won)
POSEIDON
SUPERMAN RETURNS














*THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT
MY DAD IS 100 YEARS OLD
THE SAVIOUR
THE SILENT CITY
"TOUR EIFFEL" segment PARIS, JE T'AIME

actual oscar nominees live action:
BINTA AND THE GREAT IDEA
ÉRAMIS POCOS
HELMER & SON
THE SAVIOUR
WEST BANK STORY  (won)

actual oscar nominees:
THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT  (won)
RECYCLED LIFE
REHEARSING A DREAM
TWO HANDS









*EVERYTHING WILL BE OK
KIWI
LIFTED
THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL
ONE MAN BAND
NO TIME FOR NUTS

actual oscar nominees:
THE DANISH POET  (won)
LIFTED
THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL
MAESTRO
NO TIME FOR NUTS













The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards









*1) "Death is the Road to Awe" finale sequence - THE FOUNTAIN
2) Bruno's breakdown plea for forgiveness. End catharsis - L'ENFANT
3) Climactic final sting in bayside auto yard - MIAMI VICE [theatrical cut]
4) Scary confrontation outside of room 47 - INLAND EMPIRE
5) Sara ascends a mound of human bones to freedom - THE DESCENT
6) Ofelia returns to her thrown via innocent blood - PAN'S LABYRINTH
7) Fighting stops in the presence of an infant's cries -  CHILDREN OF MEN
8) The D perform "Master Exploder." dream - PICK OF DESTINY
9) Superman nearing death / Hospital sequence - SUPERMAN RETURNS
-tie- Rocky's monologue to his son in the street - ROCKY BALBOA
10) Conquistador's fate after drinking sap of Tree of Life - THE FOUNTAIN
11) Roving mob attack on car. (long single-take) - CHILDREN OF MEN
12) Waterfall jumping - APOCALYPTO
13) The actual “prestige“ of Angier‘s vanishing Tesla act - THE PRESTIGE
14) Kids get the haunted house to barf them out - MONSTER HOUSE [3D]
15) Superman rescues a plummeting jetliner - SUPERMAN RETURNS

also this:












*THE PRESTIGE
INSIDE MAN
THE PROPOSITION
A SCANNER DARKLY
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS


















*1) Hugh Jackman in THE FOUNTAIN, THE PRESTIGE, HAPPY FEET, FLUSHED AWAY and SCOOP
2) Spike Lee for INSIDE MAN and WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE
3) John C. Reily in PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, TALLADEGA NIGHTS: BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY & TENACIOUS D: PICK OF DESTINY
4) Isabelle Huppert in GABRIELLE, PRIVATE PROPERTY and Claude Chabrol's THE COMEDY OF POWER
5) Clive Owen in INSIDE MAN and CHILDREN OF MEN












*1) Rian Johnson for BRICK
2) Gil Kenan for MONSTER HOUSE
3) Fernando Eimbcke for DUCK SEASON
4) Neveldine/Taylor for CRANK
5) Ramin Bahrani for MAN PUSH CART
6) Dito Montiel for GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS
7) Larry Charles for BORAT
8) Liam Lynch for TENACIOUS D: PICK OF DESTINY
9) Géla Babluani for 13 TZAMETI
10) Claudia Llosa for MADEINUSA
11) Pierre Morel for DISTRICT B13
12) Jonathan Levine for ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE















*1) Rebecca Hall in THE PRESTIGE
2) Rinko Kikuchi in BABEL
3) Rob Brydon in TRISTRAM SHANDY: COCK & BULL STORY
4) Abbie Cornish in SOMERSAULT
5) Ellen Page in HARD CANDY
6) Ivana Baquero in PAN'S LABYRINTH
7) Amber Heard in ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE










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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