Da Scent

This is my first real attempt at an on-line journal. It'll be parts political, parts personal, parts other. I'll try to keep it interesting, whatever I write. Feedback is appreciated...

UPDATE: Ok, I've taken a step to avoid spammers. So anyone can post comments again, you'll just have to do a word verification first. No big deal, just a minor pain in the ass, courtesy of the fucktards.

Location: Pasadena, Maryland

Aspiring novelist (hey, write, call or e-mail if you can hook me up with a literary agent...no hurries though, I've only just started).

Monday, April 04, 2005

K - L - G's Movie Awards

You know, seeing Sin City last night got me in the mood for thinking about my favorite movies. So, I've decided to do an Academy Award-style way of recognizing my favorite movies, and the great performances given in them. So, all of the nominees in the following categories come from the films in my DVD collection. Each category has 8 nominees. Next week, I'll cut that list down to 4, then 2 the follwing week, and 3 weeks from now I'll announce the winners. So without further ado, the categories:

Best Supporting Actress:
Thora Birch - American Beauty
Minnie Driver - Good Will Hunting
Anjelica Huston - The Royal Tennenbaums
Carrie-Anne Moss - Memento
Franka Potente - The Bourne Identity
Rene Russo - Get Shorty
Mena Suvari - American Beauty
Uma Thurman - Pulp Fiction

Honorable Mentions:
Darryl Hannah - Kill Bill
Lucy Liu - Kill Bill
Julianne Moore - The Big Lebowski

Best Supporting Actor:
Ben Affleck - Good Will Hunting
David Carradine - Kill Bill
Chris Cooper - American Beauty
Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption
John Goodman - The Big Lebowski
Samuel L. Jackson - Pulp Fiction
Geoffrey Rush - Pirates of the Carribean
Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting

Honorable Mentions:
Steve Buscemi - The Big Lebowski
Steve Buscemi - Fargo
Chris Cooper - The Bourne Identity
Brian Cox - The Bourne Supremacy
Dennis Farina - Get Shorty
Laurence Fishbourne - The Matrix
Gene Hackman - Get Shorty
William H. Macy - Fargo
Alfred Molina - Spiderman 2
Joe Pantoliano - The Matrix
Joe Pantoliano - Memento
Brad Pitt - Snatch
John Turturro - The Big Lebowski
Hugo Weaving - The Matrix
Hugo Weaving - The Matrix Reloaded
Bruce Willis - Pulp Fiction
Owen Wilson - The Royal Tennenbaums

Best Original Screenplay:
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon - Good Will Hunting
Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson - The Royal Tennenbaums
Roger Avary & Quentin Tarantino - Pulp Fiction
Alan Ball - American Beauty
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - The Big Lebowski
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - Fargo
Guy Ritchie - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Quentin Tarantino & Uma Thurman - Kill Bill

Honorable Mentions:
Tom Jankiewicz - Grosse Pointe Blank
Guy Ritchie - Snatch
Kevin Smith - Chasing Amy
Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski - The Matrix

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Michael Chabon, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar & Alvin Sargent - Spiderman 2 (Comic Book by Steve Ditko & Stan Lee)
Alex Cox, Tod Davies, Terry Gilliam, & Tony Grisoni - Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas (Novel by Hunter S. Thompson)
Frank Darabont - The Shawshank Redemption (Short Story by Stephen King)
Scott Frank - Get Shorty (Novel by Elmore Leonard)
Tony Gilroy & William Blake Herron - The Bourne Identity (Novel by Robert Ludlum)
Tony Gilroy - The Bourne Supremacy (Novel by Robert Ludlum)
Christopher Nolan - Memento (Short Story by Jonathan Nolan)
Jim Uhls - Fight Club (Novel by Chuck Palahniuk)

Best Lead Actress:
Joey Lauren Adams - Chasing Amy
Annette Benning - American Beauty
Helena Bonham Carter - Fight Club
Minnie Driver - Grosse Pointe Blank
Keira Knightly - Pirates of the Carribean
Frances McDormand - Fargo
Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix Reloaded
Uma Thurman - Kill Bill

Best Lead Actor:
Benecio Del Torro - Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
Johnny Depp - Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Carribean
Gene Hackman - The Royal Tennenbaums
Edward Norton - Fight Club
Brad Pitt - Fight Club
Tim Robbins - The Shawshank Redemption
Kevin Spacy - American Beauty

Honorable Mention:
Ben Affleck - Chasing Amy
Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
John Cusack - Grosse Pointe Blank
Matt Damon - The Bourne Identity
Matt Damon - The Bourne Supremacy
Matt Damon - Good Will Hunting
Tobey Maguire - Spiderman 2
Nick Moran - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Guy Pearce - Memento
John Travolta - Get Shorty
John Travolta - Pulp Fiction

Best Director:
Joel Coen - Fargo
David Fincher - Fight Club
Terry Gilliam - Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
Christopher Nolan - Memento
Guy Ritchie - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Kevin Smith - Chasing Amy
Quentin Tarantino - Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bill

Honorable Mentions:
Wes Anderson - The Royal Tennenbaums
Joel Coen - The Big Lebowski
Frank Darabont - The Shawshank Redemption
Sam Mendes - American Beauty
Barry Sonnenfeld - Get Shorty
Guy Ritchie - Snatch
Gus Van Sant - Good Will Hunting
Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski - The Matrix

Best Picture:
American Beauty
The Big Lebowski
Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
Fight Club
Kill Bill
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption

Honorable Mentions:
Chasing Amy
Get Shorty
Good Will Hunting
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
The Matrix
The Royal Tennenbaums

Whew! I got some tough cuts to make next week...



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