Writers, Editors and Cinematographers announce nominees
The Writers Guild of America, American Cinema Editors and The American Society of Cinematographers have all announced their nominations for awards this year, and there's no great surprises for additions, but some seriously well deserved nods.
The Cinematographers, from The Hollywood Reporter, have given nods to:
Emmanuel Lubezki for Children of Men
Dick Pope for The Illusionist
Robert Richardson for The Good Shepherd
Dean Semler for Apocalypto
Vilmos Zsigmond for The Black Dahlia
Now I'd be tempted to say it's either going to go for Emmanuel Lubezki for Children of Men or Dean Semler for Apocalypto. What do you think?
The Writers and Editors are in the main article since there are so many of them, alonog with what Filmstalker would vote for...if I had a vote...
The Writers, from Variety, have announced the following nominations:
Babel - Guillermo Arriaga
Little Miss Sunshine - Michael Arndt
The Queen - Peter Morgan
Stranger Than Fiction - Zach Helm
United 93 - Paul Greengrass
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Mazer, Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips, Based on a Character Created by Sacha Baron Cohen
The Departed - William Monahan, Based on the Motion Picture Internal Affairs, Written by Alan Mak and Felix Chong
The Devil Wears Prada - Aline Brosh McKenna, Based on the Novel by Lauren Weisberger
Little Children - Todd Field & Tom Perrotta, Based on the Novel by Tom Perrotta
Thank You for Smoking - Jason Reitman, Based on the Novel by Christopher Buckley
I would take a stab at either The Queen or United 93 pulling the Original Screenplay honours and The Departed grabbing the Adapted Screenplay award. Agree?
Now, the Editors have announce their nominations which does include a lot of television, so I'm just pulling out some of the relevant ones from the Variety article.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): Babel - Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E. & Douglas Crise Casino Royale - Stuart Baird, A.C.E. The Departed - Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. The Queen - Lucia Zuccheti United 93 - Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse, A.C.E. & Richard Pearson
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
The Devil Wears Prada - Mark Livolsi, A.C.E.
Dreamgirls - Virginia Katz, A.C.E.
Little Miss Sunshine - Pamela Martin
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Craig Wood & Stephen Rivkin, A.C.E.
Thank You for Smoking - Dana Glauberman
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Elizabeth 1, part one - Beverly Mills
Mrs. Harris - Curtiss Clayton & Lee Percy, A.C.E.
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act, part one - Trevor Waite
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Lost: Live Together, Die Alone - Sue Blainey, Sarah Boyd & Stephen Semel, A.C.E.
The Path to 9/11, part two - Geoffrey Rowland, A.C.E., Eric Sears, A.C.E., Bryan Horne, David Handman, A.C.E. & Mitchell Danton
The Ron Clark Story - Heather Persons
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:
An Inconvenient Truth - Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. & Dan Swietlik
Baghdad ER - Patrick McMahon, A.C.E. & Carrie Goldman
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, part one - Samuel D. Pollard
Wow, now those are a lot harder to pick. Film could go to United 93, Comedy/Musical to Pirates? That really is guessing there. Non-commerical Miniseries could be Elizabeth, Commercial Miniseries for 9/11, and Documentary I would hope to be Inconvenient Truth.
Those are my thoughts, what about yours?