Sunday, February 27, 2011

2007 FILM BALLOT

Another one of my old "Best in Film" ballots. To contrast beside the Academy's nominees & winners.
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 2007, go here.

 Note: Actual Oscar nominees & winners are marked below each category.












*THERE WILL BE BLOOD
ZODIAC
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
THE DARJEELING LIMITED
THIS IS ENGLAND
RESCUE DAWN
BUG
WE OWN THE NIGHT
RATATOUILLE

actual oscar nominees:
ATONEMENT
JUNO
MICHAEL CLAYTON
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN  (won)
THERE WILL BE BLOOD












*THE HOST
OFFSIDE
SYNDROMES & A CENTURY
COLOSSAL YOUTH
PAPRIKA
GOLDEN DOOR
PERSEPOLIS
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
TRIAD ELECTION
BAMAKO

actual oscar nominees:
BEAUFORT
THE COUNTERFEITERS  (won)
KATYN
MONGOL
12













*David Fincher for ZODIAC
Paul Thomas Anderson for THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Bong Joon-ho for THE HOST
Joel & Ethan Coen for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Andrew Dominik for ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES..

actual oscar nominees:
Julian Schnabel for DIVING BELL & THE BUTTERFLY
Jason Reitman for JUNO
Tony Gilroy for MICHAEL CLAYTON
Joel & Ethan Coen for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN   (won)
P.T. Anderson for THERE WILL BE BLOOD











*Carice van Houten in BLACK BOOK
Anna Faris in SMILEY FACE
Julie Christie in AWAY FROM HER
Anamaria Marinca in 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
Ashley Judd in BUG

actual oscar nominees:
Cate Blanchett in ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
Julie Christie in AWAY FROM HER
Marion Cotillard in LA VIE EN ROSE  (won)
Laura Linney in SAVAGES
Ellen Page in JUNO















*Daniel Day-Lewis in THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Viggo Mortensen in EASTERN PROMISES
Christian Bale in RESCUE DAWN
Sam Rockwell in JOSHUA
Cillian Murphy in WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY

actual oscar nominees:
George Clooney in MICHAEL CLAYTON
Daniel Day-Lewis in THERE WILL BE BLOOD  (won)
Johnny Depp in SWEENEY TODD
Tommy Lee Jones in IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
Viggo Mortensen in EASTERN PROMISES











*Amy Ryan in GONE BABY GONE
Olympia Dukakis in AWAY FROM HER
Ronit Elkabetz in THE BAND'S VISIT
Tilda Swinton in MICHAEL CLAYTON
Marcia Gay Harden in THE MIST

actual oscar nominees:
Cate Blanchett in I'M NOT THERE
Ruby Dee in AMERICAN GANGSTER
Saoirse Ronan in ATONEMENT
Amy Ryan in GONE BABY GONE
Tilda Swinton in MICHAEL CLAYTON  (won)













*Javier Bardem  in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Stephen Graham in THIS IS ENGLAND
Casey Affleck in ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES..
Steve Zahn in RESCUE DAWN
Michael Shannon in BUG

actual oscar nominees:
Casey Affleck in ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES..
Javier Bardem in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN  (won)
Philip Seymour Hoffman in CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
Hal Holbrook in INTO THE WILD
Tom Wilkinson in MICHAEL CLAYTON












*EASTERN PROMISES - Steven Knight
THE BAND'S VISIT  - Eran Kolirin
THE DARJEELING LIMITED - Anderson, Coppola, Schwartzman
THE LOOKOUT - Scott Frank
RATATOUILLE - Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

actual oscar nominees:
JUNO  (won)
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
MICHAEL CLAYTON
RATATOUILLE
THE SAVAGES











*ZODIAC - James Vanderbilt
AWAY FROM HER - Sarah Polley
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - Coen brothers
PERSEPOLIS - Vincent Paronnaud
THERE WILL BE BLOOD - Paul Thomas Anderson

actual oscar nominees:
ATONEMENT
AWAY FROM HER
DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN   (won)
THERE WILL BE BLOOD











*INTO GREAT SILENCE
DYING AT GRACE
LAKE OF FIRE
MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES
JIMMY CARTER MAN FROM PLAINS
HELVETICA
KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS
BEYOND HATRED
THE LIFE OF REILLY
ON THE RUMBA RIVER

actual oscar nominees:
NO END IN SIGHT
OPERATION HOMECOMING
SICKO
TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE  (won)
WAR/DANCE











*PERSEPOLIS
PAPRIKA
RATATOUILLE
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATRES
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE

actual oscar nominees:
SURF'S UP
RATATOUILLE  (won)
PERSEPOLIS










*THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD - Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
THERE WILL BE BLOOD - Robert Elswit, ASC
GOLDEN DOOR - Agnès Godard, AFC
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
DIVING BELL & THE BUTTERFLY Janusz Kaminski, ASC, BSC, PSC

actual oscar nominees:
ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES..
ATONEMENT
DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD  (won)












*ZODIAC Angus Wall
DEATH PROOF - Sally Menke
INTO THE WILD Jay Cassidy
THERE WILL BE BLOOD Dylan Tichenor
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - Coen brothers

actual oscar nominees:
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM  (won)
DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
INTO THE WILD
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD











*THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis >
THERE WILL BE BLOOD - Jonny Greenwood >
RATATOUILLE - Michael Giacchino >
SUNSHINE - John Murphy >
ATONEMENT - Dario Marianelli >

actual oscar nominees:
3:10 T0 YUMA
THE KITE RUNNER
MICHAEL CLAYTON
RATATOUILLE
ATONEMENT  (won)











*THERE WILL BE BLOOD - Jack Fisk
SWEENEY TODD: DEMON BARBER - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
THE DARJEELING LIMITED - Mark Friedberg, Aradhana Seth, Stockhausen
ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES.. - Troy Sizemore, Janice Blackie-Goodine
ATONEMENT - Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer

actual oscar nominees:
AMERICAN GANGSTER
ATONEMENT
THE GOLDEN COMPASS
SWEENEY TODD  (won)
THERE WILL BE BLOOD












*THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORDPatricia Norris
300 - Michael Wilkinson
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE Alexandra Byrne
SWEENEY TODD: DEMON BARBER OF FLEET ST - Colleen Atwood
ZODIAC Casey Storm

actual oscar nominees:
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
ATONEMENT
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE  (won)
LA VIE EN ROSE
SWEENEY TODD..












*NORBIT - Rick Baker 
ORDER OF THE PHOENIX - Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
SWEENEY TODD - Ve Neill, Josh Weston
LA VIE EN ROSE - Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald
PIRATES: AT WORLD'S END - Ve Neill, Martin Samuel

actual oscar nominees:
LA VIE EN ROSE  (won)
NORBIT
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END













*NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
TRANSFORMERS
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
SUNSHINE
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM

actual oscar nominees:
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM  (won)
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
RATATOUILLE
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
TRANSFORMERS












*NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
RATATOUILLE
3:10 TO YUMA
BEOWULF

actual oscar nominees:
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM  (won)
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
RATATOUILLE
3:10 TO YUMA
TRANSFORMERS











*ZODIAC
TRANSFORMERS
SUNSHINE
THE HOST
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END

actual oscar nominees:
THE GOLDEN COMPASS  (won)
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
TRANSFORMERS











*HOTEL CHEVALIER
BJORK: DECLARE INDEPENDENCE
AT NIGHT
HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN [FAKE TRAILER]
THE FIFTH
THE SUBSTITUTE
SARI'S MOTHER
"JERRY" [DERRICK COMEDY]

actual oscar nominees live-action short:
AT NIGHT
THE SUBSTITUTE
MOZART OF PICKPOCKETS  (won)
TANGHI ARGENTINI
THE TONTO WOMAN

actual oscar nominees documentary short:
FREEHELD  (won)
THE CROWN
SALIM BABA
SARI'S MOTHER













*MY LOVE
PETER & THE WOLF
MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI
CHAPTER 2 segment of   FEAR[S] OF THE DARK
YOUR FRIEND THE RAT

actual oscar nominees:
I MET THE WALRUS
MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI
EVEN PIGEONS GO TO HEAVEN
MY LOVE
PETER & THE WOLF  (won)













The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards











*1) Entire oil rig eruption & inferno sequence - THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2) Train light illuminates a dark forest - ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES..
3) Molotov cocktails, flaming arrow & a father's rage defeats THE HOST
4) Anton Chigurh's motel murder spree - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
5) Immigrants moving through a river of milk (finale) - GOLDEN DOOR
6) the elation of victory (ending celebration on the streets) - OFFSIDE
7) Watermelon umbrellas musical sequence - THE WAYWARD CLOUD
8) Detonation from within a "stellar"bomb (climax) - SUNSHINE
-tie- Climactic final 20 minute chase of DEATH PROOF
9) Remy the Rat creates Confit Byaldi aka RATATOUILLE
10) Submerged diving bell & glaciers - DIVING BELL & BUTTERFLY
11) Lieutenant Tawfiq sings. the Band performs at close - BAND’S VISIT
12) Neville retrieving his dog from a pitch black building - I AM LEGEND
13) Levitating finale. Roland Taverner's forgiveness - SOUTHLAND TALES
14) Day of the big P.O.W. escape - RESCUE DAWN
15) Fiona’s “You could have forsaken me” monologue - AWAY FROM HER

Also this;













*ZODIAC
ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY COWARD ROBERT FORD
THE DARJEELING LIMITED
RESCUE DAWN
EASTERN PROMISES










*1) Philip Seymour Hoffman in THE SAVAGES, BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD and CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
2) Roger Deakins for lighting ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES, IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
3) Casey Affleck in GONE BABY GONE, ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD and OCEANS 13
4) Christian Bale in RESCUE DAWN, I'M NOT THERE & 3:10 TO YUMA
5) Johnnie To for ELECION, TRIAD ELECTION and EXILED














*1) Mia Hansen-Løve for ALL IS FORGIVEN
2) Sarah Polley for AWAY FROM HER
3) Cristian Mungiu for 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
4) Julie Delpy for 2 DAYS IN PARIS
5) Juan Carlos Fresnadillo for 28 WEEKS LATER
6) Chris Fuller for LOREN CASS
7) Marjane Satrapi for PERSEPOLIS
8) Scott Frank for THE LOOKOUT
9) Corneliu Porumboiu for 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST
10) Gerardo Naranjo for DRAMA/MEX
11) Ben Affleck for GONE BABY GONE
12) Eran Kolirin for THE BAND'S VISIT
13) So Yong Kim for IN BETWEEN DAYS
14) Zoe Cassavetes for BROKEN ENGLISH
15) Paco Plaza for [REC]
16) Ivan Kavanagh for TIN CAN MAN













*1) Ben Foster in 3:10 TO YUMA and 30 DAYS OF NIGHT
2) Anamaria Marinca in 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
3) Michelle Monaghan in GONE BABY GONE and HEARTBREAK KID
4) Benedict Cumberbatch in AMAZING GRACE
5) Garret Dillahunt in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY COWARD ROBERT FORD
6) Thomas Turgoose in THIS IS ENGLAND
7) Greta Gerwig in HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS
8) Blake Lively in ELVIS & ANNABELLE








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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