Tuesday, June 02, 2009

My Top 5s for 2008


I always make these lists towards the end of the year, and fill them up all the way through awards season as I get to see more movies. These are my favorites for 2008. I thought I should just post them to keep them here.
On my rough list I usually have top 15 or 20, but I'll name just the 5s without further comments. In the main 10 categories. So here they are:
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BEST PICTURE
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1. Let the Right One In
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2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3. Doubt
4. WALL E
5. Happy-Go-Lucky
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almost made it: The Dark Knight
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BEST DIRECTOR
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1. Tomas Alfredson, for Let the Right One In
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2. David Fincher, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3. Christopher Nolan, for The Dark Knight
4. Andrew Stanton, for WALL E
5. Sam Mendes, for Revolutionary Road
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almost made it: John Patrick Shanley, for Doubt
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BEST ACTOR
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1. Mickey Rourke, for The Wrestler
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2. Sean Penn, for Milk
3. Colin Farrell, for In Bruges
4. Brendan Gleeson, for In Bruges
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, for Synecdoche, New York
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almost made it: Leonardo DiCaprio, for Revolutionary Road
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BEST ACTRESS
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1. Sally Hawkins, for Happy-Go-Lucky
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2. Meryl Streep, for Doubt
3. Anne Hathaway, for Rachel Getting Married
4. Melissa Leo, for Frozen River
5. Kate Winslet, for Revolutionary Road
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almost made it: Kate Winslet, for The Reader
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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
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1. Heath Ledger, for The Dark Knight
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2. Eddie Marsan, for Happy-Go-Lucky
3. Robert Downey Jr., for Tropic Thunder
4. Michael Shannon, for Revolutionary Road
5. Bill Irwin, for Rachel Getting Married
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almost made it: Ph. Seymour Hoffman, for Doubt
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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
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1. Penelope Cruz, for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
[a very very close #2]
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2. Amy Adams, for Doubt
3. Lena Olin, for The Reader
4. Debra Winger, for Rachel Getting Married
5. Rosemarie DeWitt, for Rachel Getting Married
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almost made it: Viola Davis, for Doubt
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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
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1. WALL E
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2. In Bruges
3. Happy-Go-Lucky
4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
5. Rachel Getting Married
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almost made it: Milk
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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
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1. Let the Right One In
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2. Doubt
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
[the next are just category fillers]
4. Slumdog Millionaire
5. Revolutionary Road
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almost made it: Frost/Nixon
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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
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1. Revolutionary Road
[can't choose between these two, really]
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2. Let the Right One In
3. The Dark Knight
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5. Slumdog Millionaire
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almost made it: Milk
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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
[not sure about this category, except for the winner]
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1. Slumdog Millionaire
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2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3. Changeling
4. The Reader
5. Synecdoche, New York
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almost made it: WALL E
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If anyone's keeping scores: Benjamin Button, Revolutionary Road and Rachel Getting Married are leading with 5 nominations each, but the real winner is Let the Right One In with 3 wins.

6 comments:

•. Cℓєвєя! . - said...

Excelentes indicados!

; )

Desconheço, o filme que ganhou nas categorias principais!

Gustavo said...

Out of your selected nominees, the only ones I've seen so far are WALL*E and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Needless to say, the latter is superlative.

Encore Entertainment said...

Loving the support of Revolutionary Road and The Curious Case. I think I am going to post such a list.

Alex in Movieland said...

Everybody's been throwing piles of shit into Benjamin Button! I think it's almost a masterpiece that will be much appreciated 50 years from now.

Alex in Movieland said...

and by everybody I mean the main bloggers. :)

Douglas Racso said...

we have the same number 1