Monday, February 12, 2007

oh yeah, the BAFTAs...

I don't have much to say about these. Basically, I am through with this year's award season, other than the continued excitement over what will win Best Picture.

But anyway... I was surprised and disappointed that neither Emily Blunt nor Michael Sheen managed to win on their home turf. Instead, Jennifer Hudson cements her "mortal lock" status, and Alan Arkin wins his first big award. Is it a sign of things to come? Perhaps not. Sheen and McAvoy probably split the Brit bias vote, leaving Arkin to win with the oscar-correlate vote. Doesn't mean he'll actually win the oscar over Murphy, who wasn't nominated here. But this award cements him as Murphy's main competition, which helps. More anti-Murphy votes will be thrown his way.

Cool to see Greengrass win the BAFTA. I would've thought United would win Best British Film, but they have him this award instead. Nice.

Also nice to see The Last King of Scotland get some love outside of Forest Whitaker... though I watched it again the other night, and it isn't nearly as great as I thought the first time... oh well. It's still cool that other aspects of the film are being recognized, cause Forest certainly wasn't the only good thing about it.

And of course, The Queen took Best Film, as expected... though it didn't win much else.

Its loss to LMS in the screenplay category is particularly telling. If The Queen can't win the screenplay oscar HERE, of all places, then I doubt it can win the oscar. It seems that to most people, The Queen = the Helen Mirren show. Period.

Anyway, those are my thoughts. Now it's back to my busy busy life. Gaaaaaaaaahhhh...



Blogger Kamikaze Camel said...

Ugh. Now that I've seen Last King of Scotland I'm angry it's winning anything other than Best Actor. I think I hated it. I want it out of my mind.

9:41 AM  
Blogger adam k. said...

Yeah, I don't know why I thought it was so great the first time. I think I was blinded by my attraction to James McAvoy.

I don't think it's bad, though. Why did you hate it? Haha, naturally you'd hate it cause Kris Tapley thinks it was like the best thing since Crash.

I'm just happy that at least ONE awards-giving body has recognized that people other than Forest Whitaker actually contributed to the film. Though the James McAvoy supporting nod does provoke my ire. And it's rather ridiculous that it beat United 93 for Best British Film.

OK yeah all things considered, I actually like Last King a lot less now.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Lorena (Goldfinger) said...

Hey Adam!

I really like your blog and visit it quite often. Love reading your comments and I am especially enjoying the Streepathon since I'm also doing one myself.

I was really disappointed that Emily Blunt could not win the Rising Star BAFTA. More people saw Casino Royale than the Devil Wears Prada so maybe that's why Green won. Also she's been around longer. But anyways, Blunt was ROBBED.

If you get a chance visit my blog which is about film to:

Goldfinger's Blog

12:24 AM  
Blogger Kamikaze Camel said...

I've discussed why I didn't like it over at the blog. You know how some movies you don't like but they stay in your head just to piss you off? Yeah, it's doing that. I hate thinking about it.

The McAvoy Supporting nod is just as bad as Foxx for Collateral or that illconceived Naomi Watts Supporting for Mulholland Drive bid.

8:01 AM  

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