Small victories

Posted by · 1:05 pm · January 8th, 2010

Veeeeery small. And silver medals rather than victories. But hey, kudos to the Central Ohio Film Critics Association for (almost) going where no one else will go:

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Runner-up: Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Antichrist”

Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, “Inglourious Basterds”
Runner-up: Anthony Dod Mantle, “Antichrist”

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  • 1 1-08-2010 at 1:15 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    the cinematography in antichrist was some of the best ive seen, but god i hated that film, trash, trash, trash, sorry guy

  • 2 1-08-2010 at 1:27 pm

    Megan said...

    Gainsbourg. Wow. Haven’t heard a peep about her since Cannes.


  • 3 1-08-2010 at 1:31 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    It’s not that surprising. Bjork suffered the same fate after winning the Best Actress award from Cannes for her performance in a von Trier film.

    But oh, how I wish this was Mantle’s year, instead of last year.

  • 4 1-08-2010 at 1:37 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Hey, at least Bjork got a Golden Globe nomination out of it. In the Drama category, to boot. (Never quite understood how that worked, myself.)

    Just one of several small reasons to love the Globes.

  • 5 1-08-2010 at 1:59 pm

    tim said...

    The Globes never make much sense, Guy. Explain to me Reese Witherspoon winning Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical for “Walk the Line” and Felicity Huffman winning Best Actress in a Drama for “Transamerica?” Or Jaime Foxx winning Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for “Ray.” That should have been Paul Giamatti’s…meh.

    Anyways, as jarring and difficult to watch as “Dancer in the Dark” is, Bjork gave the best female performance that year and it’s a joke she wasn’t even nominated by the Academy. I won’t even get into the fact that Julia Roberts won that year. It was bound to happen eventually I suppose, atleast it was for one of her better performances. I haven’t seen “Antichrist” yet so I can’t comment on Gainsbourgh, though it is available On Demand so I suppose I should watch it and see what all the hubbub is about.

  • 6 1-08-2010 at 2:15 pm

    Simon Warrasch said...

    It’s a shame for me to watch the hype about Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia, Carey Mulligan in An Education and Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side! Let’s face fact, what is about the hype for the gorgeous Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist or Tilda Swinton in Julia or Ashley Judd in Helen! What they have created in “their” movies , i can’t describe it in words! You have to watch Antichrist, Helen and Julia. and you will understand what i mean! What in Hollywood count is not the performance! What count is the Name! So it’s a shame for Charlotte Gainsbourg to be a Runner up behind Carey Mulligan! Like in 2001! Julia Roberts won all this “big” awards! (Golden Globe, SAG, Bfca, Bafta, Oscar) and Björk who gave in my opinion one of the best performances of all time lost! She lost! It makes me sooooo angry to see that! And you call the Academy Award as the highest honor in the movie industry! Every single year there are soo many phenomenal performances which get snubbed by the academy! Either they get nominated like Naomi Watts in 21 Grams, Cate Blanchett in I’m not there and they lost or they didn’t get a nomination like Naomi Watts in Mullholand Drive or Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher, Emile Hirsh in Into the Wild and millions of others! So, all i can say is, THIS IS HOLLYWOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 7 1-08-2010 at 2:28 pm

    Amir said...

    simon, i personally think carey mulligan deserves the awards attention she’s getting, but even if you every you disagree, and you clearly do. how are you considering carey mulligan a household name? if anything, tilda swinton is a much more established name than her.
    not that i don’t like those two performances, in my personal list of the year i have carey at number 1, tilda at number 2 and charlotte at number 5, so i’m not disagreeing with you on how good they are, i’m just saying.

  • 8 1-08-2010 at 2:54 pm

    Bill Melidoneas said...

    Charlotte Gainsbourg (by far) the best performance I’ve seen this year. And Anthony Dod Mantle’s cinematography is leagues ahead of any other work this year.

    The cinematography branch does make brave choices (Amelie, Passion of the Christ, The Black Dahlia, House of Flying Daggers, and last year’s Diving Bell), so there’s hope for last year’s Oscar winner but then again after last year’s Oscar win, the branch might think he doesn’t need acknowledgment this year.

  • 9 1-08-2010 at 7:45 pm

    red_wine said...

    Gainsbourg would be my pick for Best Actress too(I haven’t seen Julia yet). I am surprised she did not win a single critics award. I haven’t even seen Seraphine, so can’t comment about Moreau too. Gainsbourg was voted as the 2nd best performance of the year(male or female) in Indiewire’s poll, so love and respect for the performance did exist.