Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest movie, A Serious Man, is up for two awards at this year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards. The movie is up against Katharine Bigelow’s ‘Hurt Locker’, Robert Siegel’s ‘Big Fan’, Cherien Dabris’ ‘Amreeka’ and Sebastian Silver’s ‘The Maid’ for the Best Feature gong. It is also up for the Best Ensemble Performance award. The awards ceremony takes place in New York City on 30th November.
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Long time Coen brothers composer, Cater Burwell has been nominated for two prestigious World Soundtrack Academy Awards for his rousing work on Burn After Reading. The awards have been running and have been held in Ghent annally since 2001 and comprise of three main categories; Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. Burwell is up for a gong in the first two categories. Below is the complete list of nominees;
FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
o CARTER BURWELL (Burn After Reading, Twilight)
o ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Coco Avant Chanel, Largo Winch, Cheri)
o DANNY ELFMAN (Milk, Taking Woodstock, Notorious)
o MICHAEL GIACCHINO (Star Trek, Up, Land of the Lost)
o HANS ZIMMER (Frost/Nixon, Angels & Demons, The Dark Knight)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE OF THE YEAR
o BURN AFTER READING by Carter Burwell
o THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON by Alexandre Desplat
o FROST/NIXON by Hans Zimmer
o THE INTERNATIONAL by Reinhold Heil, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek
o SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE by A.R. Rahman
BEST ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR A FILM
o “GRAN TORINO” from ‘Gran Torino’
Music & Lyrics by Jamie Cullum, Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
Performed by Jamie Cullum & Don Runner
o “JAI HO” from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Music by : A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar and Tanvi Shah
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaksmi Iyver, Vijay Prakash
Published by KM Musiq ltd
o “O SAYA” from Slumdog Millionaire’
Music & Lyrics by A.R. Rahman and Mathangi Arulpragasam
Performed by M.I.A. & A.R. Rahman
Published by KM Musiq ltd
o “RUN & HIDE” from ‘Je l’aimais’
Music & lyrics by Anna Chalon
Performed by Anna chalon
o “THE WRESTLER” from ‘The Wrestler’
Music & lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Published by Bruce Springsteen
Winners will be announced on October 17th at the closing of the Ghent International Film Festival. The very best of luck to him!
Yep Burn After Reading has struck out entirely. Not a single Oscar nomination for the Coen brothers’ latest. Not even a little biddy Best Original Screenplay nod. The complete list of nominations for the 81st Academy Awards was announced this afternoon, David Finchers sumptuous looking The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads the way with 13 nomination while Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire has amassed 10. Both The Dark Knight and Milk landed 8 apiece. Check out the full list here. Still, at least it means us Coen brothers fans need not endure the ceremony this year… no sour grapes honest…
BAFTA have announced the nominations for this year’s awards and Burn After Reading is up for three of ‘em. Perhaps the Coen brothers are getting bored of being nominated for Best Original Screenplay awards but they’ll have to contend with another. This along with Best Supporting Actor and Actress nominations for Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton respectively, makes three.
Regular readers of You Know, For Kids! will know that the Coen brothers’ latest, Burn After Reading, was nominated in two categories at this year’s Golden Globes, well, it won neither! In the category of Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical it was beaten out by Woody Allen’s supposed return to form, Vicky Christina Barcelona while thew award for Best Performance by an Acress in a Comedy or Musical went to Sally Hawkins for her performance in Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky beating Frances McDormand.
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be held in Hollywood on January 11, 2009, and the nominations for the prizes have just been announced and Burn After Reading is in the running for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). In addition the ever-wonderful Frances McDormand is on the shortlist for Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical).
Bunnie strikes again- thanks, Bunnie!
Burn After Reading has been nominated in the category of Best Comedy of the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critic’s Choice Awards. It is up against Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Tropic Thunder, Role Models and Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Also Brad Pitt is up for Best Actor. Alas, not for BAR but David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. No Country For Old Men star Josh Brolin is also nominated for his role in Gus Van Sant’s Milk.
Thanks to the ever dependable Bunnie for letting me know!
No Cannes glory for the Coens this year. No Country For Old Men was in competition but did not win. The Palme d’Or went to Romanian abortion movie 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. Julian Schnabel won the best director award for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Cack! Disappointing AND we have to wait months to see the movie! Boo! Oh and if anyone responsible for the official Cannes Film Festival website is reading- you should be ashamed of yourself, the site is terrible.
So the Coens new film, No Country For Old Men, was shown in competition at the Cannes Film Festival this morning and the notices are coming in and, for the most part, they’re raves! Brilliant news, follow the links to read them for yourself and if you spot anymore let me know and I’ll add them;;
“Midway through, I had this down as the brothers’ best film since The Big Lebowski. By the end I was wondering if it might not be their masterpiece.”
“A scorching blast of tense genre filmmaking shot through with rich veins of melancholy, down-home philosophy and dark, dark humor, “No Country for Old Men” reps a superior match of source material and filmmaking talent. Cormac McCarthy’s bracing and brilliant novel is gold for the Coen brothers, who have handled it respectfully but not slavishly, using its built-in cinematic values while cutting for brevity and infusing it with their own touch. Result is one of the their very best films, a bloody classic of its type destined for acclaim and potentially robust B.O. returns upon release later in the year.”
“Drenched in blood and featuring gory scenes that will tax even some of the hardest stomachs, No Country For Old Men is a film so good it really hasn’t sunk in yet: in years to come people will look back and say, oh man, why don’t they make ’em like THIS any more? “
“With no sign yet of an undisputed classic in competition at this 60th Cannes, No Country for Old Men may have emerged as a frontrunner for the trophy Joel and Ethan Coen collected for Barton Fink in 1991. “
“Audiences will flock to see a mainstream Coen Bros. film with such a colourful villain, but word-of-mouth about its fizzled conclusion may to damage at the boxoffice.”
“The Coens are able with their distinctive filmmaking skills to transform McCarthy’s rich, wry, resonant, and often humorous storytelling into a bravura movie, based on striking images, crisp dialogue, darkly humorous tone, and splendid acting from all around. “