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6th Annual Chrisfilm Awards (2015)

Posted in Chrisfilm Awards on February 22, 2015 by chrisfilm

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, but for a day at least, I’m back. I still don’t think I’m ready to write about every movie I see as I see them, but I at least want to share my favorites of 2014 and continue the tradition of the Chrisfilm Awards.

Every year, to celebrate the Academy Awards, I come up with my personal list of nominations and winners. As per usual, my awards look a lot different than the Oscar nominations, but hopefully this will give my readers an idea of some other quality movies from 2014 that the Academy did not mention. I only saw 3 out of the 8 Oscar Best Picture nominees though, in case you are looking for a point of reference to how ‘in the loop’ I am. Hope you enjoy!

And so begins the 6th Annual Chrisfilm Awards.

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Best Supporting Actor:

Paul Eenhoorn, Land Ho!
bsa - Eenhoorn

Dennis Farina, Authors Anonymous
bsa - Farina

Gary Poulter, Joe
bsa - poulter

Peter Sarsgaard, Night Moves
bsa - Sarsgaard

And the winner is…

Robert Pattinson, The Rover
Robert Pattinson the Rover

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Best Supporting Actress:

Kim Dickens, Gone Girl
bsac - Kim Dickens, Gone Girl

Elle Fanning, Maleficent
bsac - Elle Fanning, Maleficent

Diane Kruger, The Better Angels
bsac - Diane Kruger, The Better Angels

Mia Wasikowska, The Double
bsac Mia Wasikowska, The Double

And the winner is…

Agata Kulesza, Ida
bsac - Agata Kulesza, Ida

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Best Cinematography:

Natasha Braier, The Rover
the rover

Daniel Landin, Under the Skin
under the skin

Erik Wilson, The Double
the double cinema

Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
grand budapest hotel

And the winner is…

Matthew J. Lloyd, The Better Angels
better angels

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Best Actress:

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
bac - Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
bac - felicity jones, the theory of everything

Zoe Kazan, What If
bac - Zoe Kazan, What If

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
bac - Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

And the winner is…

Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
bac - Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin

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Best Actor:

Nicolas Cage, Joe
ba - Nicolas Cage, Joe

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
ba - Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

Tom Hardy, Locke
ba - Tom Hardy, Locke

Scott Haze, Child of God
ba - Scott Haze, Child of God

And the winner is…

Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
ba - Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Best Director:

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
bd - Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

A.J. Edwards, The Better Angels
bd - A.J. Edwards, The Better Angels

David Gordon Green, Joe
bd - David Gordon Green, Joe

Paul King, Paddington
bd - Paul King, Paddington

And the winner is…

David Fincher, Gone Girl
bd - David Fincher, Gone Girl

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Best Picture of 2014:

The Double
the double

Gone Girl
gone girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel
grand_budapest_hotel

Ida
ida

Joe
joe

Land Ho!
land ho!

Night Moves
night moves

The Rover
the rover

Under the Skin
under_the_skin_us_poster

And the winner is…

The Better Angels
the better angels

5th Annual Chrisfilm Awards (2014)

Posted in Chrisfilm Awards on February 27, 2014 by chrisfilm

Every year, to celebrate the Academy Awards, I come up with my personal list of nominations and winners. As per usual, my awards look a lot different than the Oscar nominations, but hopefully this will give my readers an idea of some other quality movies from 2013 that the Academy did not mention. I only saw 3 out of the 9 Oscar Best Picture nominees though, in case you are looking for a point of reference to how ‘in the loop’ I am, though I really only have interest in 2 that I didn’t see. Hope you enjoy my take!

And so begins the 5th Annual Chrisfilm Awards.

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Best Supporting Actor:

Javier Bardem, To the Wonder
bsa, Javier Bardem To the Wonder

Ray McKinnon, Mud
bsa ray mckinnon mud

Vithaya Pansringarm, Only God Forgives
bsa, Vithaya Pansringarm Only God Forgives

Andrew Sensenig, Upstream Color
bsa, Andrew Sensenig Upstream Color

And the winner is…

Mark Strong, Welcome to the Punch
bsa mark strong welcome to the punch

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Best Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams, Man of Steel
bsac, Amy Adams Man of Steel

Chiara Mastroianni, Bastards
bsac, Chiara Mastroianni Bastards

Andrea Riseborough, Oblivion
bsac andrea riseborough oblivion

Kristin Scott Thomas, Only God Forgives
bsac, Kristin Scott Thomas Only God Forgives

And the winner is…

Rachel McAdams, To the Wonder
bsac, Rachel McAdams To the Wonder

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Best Cinematography:

Shane Carruth, Upstream Color
upstream color cinematography

Philippe Le Sourd, The Grandmaster
grandmaster cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, To the Wonder
to the wonder cinematography

Bradford Young, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
ain't them bodies saints cinematography

And the winner is…

Larry Smith, Only God Forgives
only God forgives cinematography

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Best Actress:

Sandra Bullock, Gravity
bac Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Olga Kurylenko, To the Wonder
bac Olga Kurylenko, To the Wonder

Rooney Mara, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
bac Rooney Mara, Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Ziyi Zhang, The Grandmaster
bac Ziyi Zhang, The Grandmaster

And the winner is…

Amy Seimetz, Upstream Color
bac Amy Seimetz Upstream Color

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Best Actor:

Casey Affleck, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
ba Casey Affleck, Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
ba 12 years a slave chiwetel ejiofor

Jude Law, Side Effects
ba jude law side effects

Michael Shannon, The Iceman
ba Michael Shannon, The Iceman

And the winner is…

Joaquin Phoenix, Her
ba joaquin phoenix, her

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Best Director:

David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche
david gordon green prince avalanche

Spike Jonze, Her
spike jonze her

David Lowery, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
david lowery ain't them bodies saints

Terrence Malick, To the Wonder
terrence malick to the wonder

And the winner is…

Shane Carruth, Upstream Color
shane carruth upstream color

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Best Picture of 2013:

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
ain't them bodies saints

The Grandmaster
the grandmaster

Gravity
gravity

Her
her

Mud
mud

Oblivion
oblivion

Only God Forgives
only God forgives

Prince Avalanche
prince avalanche

To the Wonder
to the wonder

And the winner is…

Upstream Color
upstream color

4th Annual Chrisfilm Awards (2013)

Posted in Chrisfilm Awards on February 21, 2013 by chrisfilm

Every year, to celebrate the Academy Awards, I come up with my personal list of nominations and winners. As per usual, my awards look a lot different than the Oscar nominations, but hopefully this will give my readers an idea of some other quality movies from 2012 that the Academy did not mention. I did see 5 out of the 9 Oscar Best Picture nominees though, in case you are looking for a point of reference to how ‘in the loop’ I am. Hope you enjoy!

And so begins the 4th Annual Chrisfilm Awards.

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Best Supporting Actor:

Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises
bsa - tom hardy dark knight rises

Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild
bsa - dwight henry beasts of the southern wild

Ben Mendelsohn, The Place Beyond the Pines
bsa - Ben Mendelsohn place beyond the pines

Ronald Zehrfeld, Barbara
bsa - Ronald Zehrfeld barbara

And the winner is…

Ryan Gosling, The Place Beyond the Pines
bsa - ryan gosling place beyond the pines

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Best Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams, The Master
bsac - amy adams the master

Monica Bellucci, Rhino Season
bsac - monica bellucci rhino season

Kara Hayward, Moonrise Kingdom
bsac - kara hayward moonrise kingdom

Edith Scob, Holy Motors
bsac - Edith Scob holy motors

And the winner is…

Frances McDormand, Moonrise Kingdom
bsac - frances mcdormand moonrise kingdom

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Best Cinematography:

Turaj Aslani, Rhino Season
rhino season cinematography

Sean Bobbitt, The Place Beyond the Pines
place beyond the pines cinematography

Mihia Malaimare Jr., The Master
the master cinematography

Ben Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild
beasts of the southern wild cinematography

And the winner is…

Rob Hardy, Shadow Dancer
shadow dancer cinematography

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Best Actress:

Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
bac - judi dench best exotic marigold hotel

Nina Hoss, Barbara
barbara nina hoss

Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer
bac - Andrea Riseborough shadow dancer

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
bac - Quvenzhané Wallis beasts of the southern wild

And the winner is…

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
bac - jennifer lawrence silver linings playbook

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Best Actor:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper
ba - Joseph Gordon-Levitt looper

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
ba - Philip Seymour Hoffman the master

Denis Lavant, Holy Motors
ba - Denis Lavant holy motors

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour
ba - Jean-Louis Trintignant amour

And the winner is…

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
ba - Joaquin Phoenix the master

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Best Director:

Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
wes anderson moonrise kingdom

Derek Cianfrance, The Place Beyond the Pines
derek cianfrance place beyond the pines

James Marsh, Shadow Dancer
james marsh shadow dancer

Steven Soderbergh, Haywire
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And the winner is…

Rian Johnson, Looper
Joseph Gordon Levitt;Paul Dano

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Best Picture of 2012:

Barbara
barbara

Beasts of the Southern Wild
beasts of the southern wild

Haywire
haywire

Holy Motors
holy motors

Moonrise Kingdom
moonrise kingdom

The Place Beyond the Pines
the place beyond the pines

Rhino Season
rhino season

Shadow Dancer
shadow dancer

Silver Linings Playbook
silver linings playbook

And the winner is…

Looper
looper

3rd Annual Chrisfilm Awards (2012)

Posted in Chrisfilm Awards on February 23, 2012 by chrisfilm

Every year, to celebrate the Academy Awards, I come up with my personal list of nominations and winners. I didn’t get around to seeing many of the nominations (nor did I want to in many cases), so these awards are going to look quite a bit different than the ones you watch on Sunday. Hope you enjoy!

And so begins the 3rd Annual Chrisfilm Awards.

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Best Supporting Actor:

Hunter McCracken, The Tree of Life

Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Mark Strong, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Kiefer Sutherland, Melancholia

And the winner is…

Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

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Best Supporting Actress:

Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life

Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melancholia

Robin Wright, The Conspirator

And the winner is…

Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter

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Best Cinematography:

Chris Blauvelt, Meek’s Cutoff

Manuel Alberto Claro, Melancholia

Alma Har’el, Bombay Beach

Newton Thomas Sigel, Drive

And the winner is…

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

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Best Actress:

Brit Marling, Another Earth

Saoirse Ronan, Hanna

Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Michelle Williams, Meek’s Cutoff

And the winner is…

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

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Best Actor:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50

Ryan Gosling, Drive

Ewan McGregor, Beginners

Peter Mullan, Tyrannosaur

And the winner is…

Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

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Best Director:

Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Lars Von Trier, Melancholia

Joe Wright, Hanna

And the winner is…

Kelly Reichardt, Meek’s Cutoff

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Best Picture of 2011:

Another Earth

Bombay Beach

Contagion

Drive

Hanna

Meek’s Cutoff

Melancholia

Take Shelter

Tyrannosaur

And the winner is…

The Tree of Life

2nd Annual Chrisfilm Awards (2011)

Posted in Chrisfilm Awards on February 24, 2011 by chrisfilm

Every year, to celebrate the Academy Awards, I come up with my personal list of nominations and winners. Last year, I felt a lot of disgust with the nominations and winners, but I was pleasantly surprised this year. So I consider this year’s awards a companion piece to the actual nominations.

And so begins the 2nd Annual Chrisfilm Awards.

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Best Supporting Actor:

Ned Beatty, Toy Story 3

Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Justin Timberlake, The Social Network

And the winner is…

John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

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Best Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Eva Melander, Sebbe

Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

Saoirse Ronan, The Way Back

And the winner is…

Elle Fanning, Somewhere

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Best Cinematography:

Christopher Doyle, Ondine

Adam Kimmel, Never Let Me Go

Eric Lin, The Exploding Girl

Andrij Parekh, Blue Valentine

And the winner is…

Morten Søborg, Valhalla Rising

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Best Actress:

Zoe Kazan, The Exploding Girl

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

And the winner is…

Carey Mulligan, Never Let Me Go

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Best Actor:

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Mads Mikkelsen, Valhalla Rising

Cillian Murphy, Peacock

And the winner is…

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

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Best Director:

Derek Cianfrance, Blue Valentine

Sofia Coppola, Somewhere

Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone

Babak Najafi, Sebbe

And the winner is…

Bradley Rust Gray, The Exploding Girl

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Best Picture of 2010:

Blue Valentine

The Exploding Girl

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Never Let Me Go

Sebbe

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

And the winner is…

Somewhere

1st Annual Chrisfilm Awards (2010)

Posted in Chrisfilm Awards on March 3, 2010 by chrisfilm

In years past, to celebrate the Academy Awards, I would come up with my personal list of nominations and winners. A lot of my nominations would overlap, and some of my guilty pleasures would add a personal touch to it all. Unfortunately, with the Oscar nominations being the worst I have ever seen this year, I am making this list not to celebrate the Awards, but to give respect to films that aren’t blockbuster enough to earn a nomination. (A big, sarcastic thanks to the Academy for picking movies that get little recognition elsewhere.)

And so begins the 1st Annual Chrisfilm Awards.

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Best Supporting Actor:

Chris Cooper, Where the Wild Things Are

Wally Dalton, Wendy and Lucy

Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Richard Kind, A Serious Man

And the winner is…

Martin Starr, Adventureland

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Best Supporting Actress:

Isabel Abreu, Uprise

Catherine Keener, Genova

Samantha Morton, Synecdoche, New York

Collette Wolfe, Observe and Report

And the winner is…

Lauren Socha, The Unloved
 

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Best Cinematography:

Noah Hutton, Crude Independence

Dante Spinotti, Public Enemies

Thomas Townend, The Unloved

Lance Acord, Where the Wild Things Are

And the winner is…

Steven Soderbergh, The Girlfriend Experience
 

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Best Actress:

Mati Diop, 35 Rhums

Sasha Grey, The Girlfriend Experience

Rachel Weisz, The Brothers Bloom

Molly Windsor, The Unloved

And the winner is…

Michelle Williams, Wendy and Lucy

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Best Actor:

Nicolas Cage, Bad Lieutenant

Alex Descas, 35 Rhums

Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Algenis Perez Soto, Sugar

And the winner is…

Sam Rockwell, Moon
 

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Best Director:

Claire Denis, 35 Rhums

Duncan Jones, Moon

Samantha Morton, The Unloved

Steven Soderbergh, The Girlfriend Experience

And the winner is…

Noah Hutton, Crude Independence
 

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Best Picture of 2009:

Adventureland

Crude Independence

Finally, Lillian and Dan

The Girlfriend Experience

Moon

Sugar

The Unloved

Wendy and Lucy

Where the Wild Things Are

And the winner is….

35 Rhums