The 10th Annual Fergy Film Awards – NOMINEES

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 10 years since I’ve started constructing these awards. This has been the best and most competitive field of any year yet, and by far…

BEST FILM
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
In the Valley of Elah
Into the Wild
Juno
The Kite Runner
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
Once
There Will Be Blood
Zodiac

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)
David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises)
David Fincher (Zodiac)
Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
Todd Haynes (I’m Not There)
Sidney Lumet (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead)
Sean Penn (Into the Wild)
Jason Reitman (Juno)
Ridley Scott (American Gangster)

BEST DIRECTING DEBUT
Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone)
Julie Delpy (2 Days in Paris)
Scott Frank (The Lookout)
Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
Joby Harold (Awake)
Jonathan Kasdan (In the Land of Women)
Franck Khalfoun (P2)
Sarah Polley (Away From Her)

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone)
George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
Chris Cooper (Breach)
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Ryan Gosling (Lars and the Real Girl)
Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild)
Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead)
Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah)
Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams (Enchanted)
Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
Julie Christie (Away From Her)
Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)
Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)
Laura Linney (The Savages)
Ellen Page (Juno)
Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan)
Keri Russell (Waitress)
Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Judd Apatow (Knocked Up)
Diablo Cody (Juno)
Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
Paul Haggis (In the Valley of Elah)
Tamara Jenkins (The Savages)
Steven Knight (Eastern Promises)
Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead)
Nancy Oliver (Lars and the Real Girl)
Kelly Sane (Rendition)
Adrienne Shelly (Waitress)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone)
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
David Benioff (The Kite Runner)
Brad Bird (Ratatouille)
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)
Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Ultimatum)
Sean Penn (Into the Wild)
Sarah Polley (Away From Her)
James Vanderbilt (Zodiac)
Steve Zaillian (American Gangster)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins (In the Valley of Elah)
Roger Deakins (No Country For Old Men)
Robert Elswit (Michael Clayton)
Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood)
Tim Fleming (Once)
Eric Gautier (Into the Wild)
Luc Montpellier (Away From Her)
Harris Savides (American Gangster)
Harris Savides (Zodiac)
Robert D. Yeoman (The Darjeeling Limited)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Confessions of a Superhero
Crazy Love
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
No End in Sight
Sicko

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)
Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men)
Michael Cera (Superbad)
Robert Downey Jr. (Zodiac)
Ethan Hawke (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead)
Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson’s War)
Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac)
J.K. Simmons (Juno)
Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett (I’m Not There)
Jennifer Garner (Juno)
Allison Janney (Juno)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Margot at the Wedding)
Emily Mortimer (Lars and the Real Girl)
Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone)
Meg Ryan (In the Land of Women)
Adrienne Shelly (Waitress)
Marley Shelton (Planet Terror)
Marisa Tomei (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead)

BEST EDITING
Jay Lash Cassidy (Into the Wild)
Peter Christelis (A Mighty Heart)
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)
John Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
Dana E. Glauberman (Juno)
Jay Rabinowitz (I’m Not There)
Christopher Rouse (The Bourne Ultimatum)
Pietro Scalia (American Gangster)
Dylan Tichenor (There Will Be Blood)
Angus Wall (Zodiac)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Michael Giacchino (Ratatouille)
Jonathan Goldsmith (Away From Her)
Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood)
James Newton Howard (The Great Debaters)
James Newton Howard (Michael Clayton)
Alberto Iglesias (The Kite Runner)
Mark Isham (In the Valley of Elah)
David Shire (Zodiac)
Howard Shore (Eastern Promises)
Harry Gregson-Williams (Gone Baby Gone)

BEST SOUNDTRACK
American Gangster
Black Snake Moan
The Darjeeling Limited
Death Proof
The Hottest State
Juno
Once
Talk To Me
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

BEST CAST
American Gangster
The Darjeeling Limited
I’m Not There
Into the Wild
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
Rendition
Zodiac

BEST ANIMATED AND/OR FAMILY FILM
Beowulf
Bridge to Terabithia
Ratatouille

BEST EFFECTS
28 Weeks Later
30 Days of Night
300
1408
Enchanted
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I Am Legend
Planet Terror

MOST UNDERRATED FILM
Awake
The Darjeeling Limited
The Hottest State
In the Land of Women
Interview
The Kite Runner
Lucky You
Music and Lyrics
P2
Resurrecting the Champ

MOST SURPRISING FILM
28 Weeks Later
1408
Awake
Bridge to Terabithia
Disturbia
The Hoax
In the Land of Women
Music and Lyrics
P2
Waitress

BEST SOPHOMORE DIRECTING EFFORT *this year’s newly added category*
Judd Apatow (Knocked Up)
Craig Brewer (Black Snake Moan)
Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl)
Ethan Hawke (The Hottest State)
Tamara Jenkins (The Savages)
Greg Mottola (Superbad)
Billy Ray (Breach)
Jason Reitman (Juno)
Denzel Washington (The Great Debaters)

MOST OVERRATED FILM
Dan in Real Life
Live Free or Die Hard
The Simpsons Movie
Smokin’ Aces
Tranformers

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM
I Think I Love My Wife
Live Free or Die Hard
Martian Child
Ocean’s Thirteen
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Pride
Reign Over Me
Spider-Man 3
The Wendell Baker Story
Year of the Dog

MOST MEDIOCRE FILM
Alpha Dog
Joshua
Lions For Lambs
Mr. Brooks
The Number 23
Ocean’s Thirteen
Reign Over Me
Shooter
Stardust
Sunshine

WORST FILM
*minus the ones I would never even begin to think about seeing, of course*
Balls of Fury
Ghost Rider
The Heartbreak Kid
Hostel Part II
Hot Rod
The Nanny Diaries
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Spider-Man 3
Transformers
Wild Hogs

…so there they are! The complete list of nominees for the 2008 Fergy Film Awards. Winners will be posted very soon, followed closely by my 30 Favorite Films of 2007 list!

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2 Responses to “The 10th Annual Fergy Film Awards – NOMINEES”

  1. Robert Says:

    Upon reading your nominees, I realized that I simply did not see enough films this past year.

    I look forward to your definitive list!

  2. Ferguson Says:

    It was such a marvelous year for film. Surprising as hell!

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