Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 YEAR-END BALLOT

Past ballots at The Wandering Image:
 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991199219931994199519961997, 199819992000 2001,
 20022003200420052006, 200720082009, 2010...


To see my Top 30 films of 2011 go here.

Note: Oscar winner predictions will be added towards the end of January in parentheses next to my top pick in each category. Once again, I have to wait until Feb.11th for my local Magnolia to screen the live action/animated shorts of 2011 before I can add more to that category.

**Actual AMPAS nominees added 1/24/2012**
**My Oscar winner predictions added 2/01/2012 in parentheses next to my choice**
**Actual AMPAS winners marked 2/11/2012**








*THE TREE OF LIFE           (THE ARTIST)
TAKE SHELTER
ATTACK THE BLOCK
MARGARET
BELLFLOWER
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
3 BACKYARDS
MEEK'S CUTOFF
DRIVE

actual oscar nominations:
THE ARTIST (won)
THE DESCENDANTS
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
THE HELP
HUGO
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
MONEYBALL
THE TREE OF LIFE
WAR HORSE









*CERTIFIED COPY           (A SEPARATION)
MYSTERIES OF LISBON
TOMBOY
POLYTECHNIQUE
A SEPARATION
TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
POETRY
THE SKIN I LIVE IN
LOVE EXPOSURE

actual oscar nominations:
BULLHEAD
MONSIEUR LAZHAR
A SEPARATION (won)
FOOTNOTE
IN DARKNESS










*Terrence Malick for TREE OF LIFE   (Hazanavicius)
Abbas Kiarostami for CERTIFIED COPY
Raoul Ruiz for MYSTERIES OF LISBON
Denis Villeneuve for POLYTECHNIQUE
Jeff Nichols for TAKE SHELTER

actual oscar nominations:
Michel Hazanavicius for THE ARTIST (won)
Alexander Payne for THE DESCENDANTS
Martin Scorsese for HUGO
Woody Allen for MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Terrence Malick for THE TREE OF LIFE











*Viola Davis  in THE HELP                  (Meryl Streep)
Juliette Binoche in CERTIFIED COPY
Elizabeth Olson in MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Tilda Swinton in WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
Jessica Chastain in THE TREE OF LIFE

actual oscar nominations:
Glenn Close in ALBERT NOBBS
Viola Davis in THE HELP
Rooney Mara in THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
Meryl Streep in THE IRON LADY (won)
Michelle Williams in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN










*Michael Fassbender in SHAME     (Dujardin)
Gary Oldman in TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
George Clooney in THE DESCENDANTS
Woody Harrelson in RAMPART
Michael Shannon in TAKE SHELTER

actual oscar nominations:
Demián Bichir in A BETTER LIFE
George Clooney in THE DESCENDANTS
Jean Dujardin in THE ARTIST (won)
Gary Oldman in TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Brad Pitt in MONEYBALL









*Janet McTeer in ALBERT NOBBS    (Octavia Spencer)
Ellen Page in SUPER
Melissa McCarthy in BRIDESMAIDS
Jessica Chastain in TAKE SHELTER
Keira Knightley in A DANGEROUS METHOD

actual oscar nominations:
Bérénice Bejo in THE ARTIST
Jessica Chastain in THE HELP
Melissa McCarthy in BRIDESMAIDS
Janet McTeer in ALBERT NOBBS
Octavia Spencer in THE HELP (won)











*Christopher Plummer in BEGINNERS      (Plummer)
Tom Hardy in WARRIOR
Patton Oswalt in YOUNG ADULT
Nick Nolte in WARRIOR
Bruce Greenwood in MEEK'S CUTOFF

actual oscar nominations:
Kenneth Branagh in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
Jonah Hill in MONEYBALL
Nick Nolte in WARRIOR
Christopher Plummer in BEGINNERS  (won)
Max von Sydow in EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE












*A SEPARATION A. Farhadi       (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS)
CERTIFIED COPY - Abbas Kiarostami
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - Sean Durkin
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS - Woody Allen
MARGIN CALL - J.C. Chandor

actual oscar nominations:
THE ARTIST
BRIDESMAIDS
MARGIN CALL
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (won)
A SEPARATION











*TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Bridget O'Connor    (DESCENDANTS)
A DANGEROUS METHOD - David Cronenberg
MONEYBALL - Aaron Sorkin; Zaillian
ADVENTURES OF TINTIN -Joe Cornish;Edgar Wright;Steven Moffat
JANE EYRE - Moira Buffini

actual oscar nominations:
THE DESCENDANTS (won)
HUGO
THE IDES OF MARCH
MONEYBALL
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY











*NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT   (UNDEFEATED)
INTO ETERNITY
PINA
THE INTERRUPTERS
TABLOID
HELL AND BACK AGAIN
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
UNDEFEATED
CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
PROJECT NIM

actual oscar nominations:
HELL AND BACK AGAIN
IF A TREE FALLS
PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY
PINA
UNDEFEATED (won)












*ADVENTURES OF TINTIN        (RANGO)
RANGO
SUMMER WARS
WINNIE THE POOH
A CAT IN PARIS

actual oscar nominations:
A CAT IN PARIS
CHICO AND RITA
RANGO  (won)
KUNG FU PANDA 2
PUSS IN BOOTS











*TREE OF LIFE - Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC  (HUGO)
BELLFLOWER  - Joel Hodge 
MELANCHOLIA  Manuel Alberto Claro, DFF
GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - Jeff Cronenweth, ASC
HUGO  Robert Richardson, ASC

actual oscar nominations:
THE ARTIST
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO  (won)
THE TREE OF LIFE
WAR HORSE











*TREE OF LIFE - Billy Weber;Yoshikawa    (HUGO)
GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - Kirk Baxter; Angus Wall
HUGO - Thelma Schoonmaker
BEGINNERS Olivier Bugge Coutté
SUPER 8Mary Jo Markey; Maryann Brandon

actual oscar nominations:
THE ARTIST
THE DESCENDANTS
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO  (won)
HUGO
MONEYBALL










*HUGO - Howard Shore >                       (THE ARTIST)
HANNA - the Chemical Brothers >
THE TREE OF LIFE - Alexandre Desplat >
SUPER 8 - Michael Giacchino >
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - Patrick Doyle >

actual oscar nominations:
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
THE ARTIST  (won)
HUGO
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
WAR HORSE










*HUGO Dante Ferretti;Francesca LoSchiavo  (HUGO)
IMMORTALSTom Foden; Marie-Soleil Dénommé
WAR HORSE Rick Carter; Lee Sandales
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Maria Djurkovic;Tatiana MacDonald
MYSTERIES OF LISBON Isabel Branco; Paula Szabo

actual oscar nominations:
THE ARTIST
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS PT.2
HUGO (won)
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
WAR HORSE










*IMMORTALS Eiko Ishioka     (HUGO)
THE ARTIST Mark Bridges
HUGO Sandy Powell
MOZART'S SISTER Dominique Louis
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Jacqueline Durran

actual oscar nominations:
ANONYMOUS
THE ARTIST  (won)
W.E.
JANE EYRE
HUGO










*HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT.2 - Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin  (THE IRON LADY)
J. EDGAR - Alessandro Bertolazzi, Duncan Jarman, Sian Grigg
ALBERT NOBBS - Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston, Matthew W. Mungle
THE IRON LADY - Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
HUGO - Ann Buchanan, Kate Benton, Véronique Boitout

actual oscar nominations:
ALBERT NOBBS
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT.2
THE IRON LADY  (won)










*TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON    (HUGO)
DRIVE
REAL STEEL
IMMORTALS
SUPER 8

actual oscar nominations:
DRIVE
GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO (won)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
WAR HORSE










*TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON   (HUGO)
SUPER 8
WAR HORSE
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO

actual oscar nominations:
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO (won)
MONEYBALL
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
WAR HORSE









*TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON (RISE..)
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
SUPER 8
THE TREE OF LIFE
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS PT.2

actual oscar nominations:
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS PT.2
HUGO
REAL STEEL
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (won)
TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON








(more shorts to be added 2/20)




*SCENES FROM THE SUBURBS          (TUBA ATLANTIC)
THE SHORE
TUBA ATLANTIC
NO ESCAPE [PORTAL FAN-FILM]
M83: MIDNIGHT CITY
THE UMBRELLA MAN

actual oscar nominations:
TIME FREAK
PENTACOST
THE SHORE (won)
RAJU
TUBA ATLANTIC











*BOBBY YEAH          (FANTASTIC BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS)
WILD LIFE
FLEET FOXES: THE SHRINE / AN ARGUMENT
LA LUNA
SUNDAY
TOY STORY HAWAIIAN VACATION

actual oscar nominations:
WILD LIFE
SUNDAY
THE MORNING STROLL
LA LUNA
FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE (won)










Muriel Awards Categories:


*1) Prologue "Grief," "Creation" and End of Times "Eternity" Sequences -THE TREE OF LIFE
2) Dam break/motorcycle chase sequence - TINTIN [IMAX 3D]
3) Ghost monkeys - UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
4) Mechanical man draws Méliès' Voyage Dans La Lune - HUGO 3D
5) Prologue. (Wagner's "Prelude: Tristan & Isolde") - MELANCHOLIA
6) Khalifa Tower sequence - M:I4 GHOST PROTOCOL [IMAX]
7) Moses vs. the Aliens - climax of ATTACK THE BLOCK
8) Kids filming train station scene + train derailment - SUPER 8
9) Heat stroke dream sequence - RANGO
10) Elevator kiss & murder - DRIVE
11) "No Man's Land" sequence - WAR HORSE
12) Redwood climb montage - RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
13) -tie- final 40mins of 13 ASSASSINS
final 40mins TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON [IMAX 3D]
14) Apocalyptic nightmares - TAKE SHELTER
15) "About Today" forgiveness during final fight - WARRIOR

Also this;










*TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
CARNAGE
BRIDESMAIDS
MARGARET










*1) Jessica Chastain in TAKE SHELTER, THE TREE OF LIFE, THE HELP, TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, CORIOLANUS and THE DEBT
2) Michael Fassbender in SHAME, JANE EYRE, A DANGEROUS METHOD and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
3) Andy Serkis in RISE: PLANET OF THE APES, ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, BURKE & HARE and ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
4) Spielberg for directing ADVENTURES OF TINTIN and WAR HORSE
5) Martin Scorsese for directing HUGO CABRET 3D and GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
6) Michael Giacchino for scoring SUPER 8, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL, CARS 2 and 50/50
7) John Hawkes in MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, EARTHWORK, HIGHER GROUND and CONTAGION









*1) Joe Cornish for ATTACK THE BLOCK
2) Celine Sciamma for TOMBOY
3) Evan Glodell for BELLFLOWER
4) Sean Durkin for MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
5) Julia Leigh for SLEEPING BEAUTY
6) John Michael McDonagh for THE GUARD
7) Brad Bird for M:I 4 - GHOST PROTOCOL (non animated live-action debut)
8) Michael R. Roskam for BULLHEAD
9) David Rob Mitchell for MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER
10) Robert Morgan for BOBBY YEAH
11) Danfung Denis for HELL AND BACK AGAIN
12) Diego Luna for ABEL













*1) Liz Olsen in MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
2) Ruth Bradley in IN HER SKIN
3) Matthias Schoenaerts in BULLHEAD
4) Mireille Enos in CHASING LEONARD and THE KILLING (TV)
5) Kate Lyn Sheil in SILVER BULLETS
6) Brit Marling in ANOTHER EARTH










10TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE
*1) MULHOLLAND DRIVE
2) IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
3) THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
4) PLATFORM
5) WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES
6) A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
7) THE POWER OF KANGWON PROVINCE
8) THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE
9) GHOST WORLD
10) LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING










25TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE
*1) BLUE VELVET
2) ALIENS
3) THE FLY
4) MANHUNTER
5) KAOS
6) VAGABOND
7) PLATOON
8) DOWN BY LAW
9) SOMETHING WILD
10) SID & NANCY









50TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE
*1) L'AVVENTURA
2) BALLAD OF A SOLDIER
3) BREATHLESS
4) THRONE OF BLOOD
5) THE INNOCENTS
6) PURPLE NOON
7) YOJIMBO
8) ASHES AND DIAMONDS
9) SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
10) BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S









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




(post what your choices would be in comments section below)

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