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Multiple post day!!!

So I am a member at Film Independent, and I just got my monthly issue.

The independent Spirit Awards will begin taking submissions from tomorrow, August 6th until
September 15th (early deadline) or
October 7th (final deadline).

With nominations being announced on December 2, right on time for award season… and the award ceremony will be held on February 21, one day before the Academy Awards which will be held on February 22.

Okay, onto the topic~ This month… this August 19th to be exact. Film Independent wil be showing Shikashika in their Cinema Lounge program. This month program includes these short films:

  • Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Come Wander with Me
  • 10 Things You Can Do to the Earth (According to Satan)
  • A. Effect
  • CU@ED’s
  • Shikashika
  • Empty House

Directed and produced by Stephen J. Hyde.
Film in Peru, this rhythmic portrait documentary reveals the process of making a colorful shave ice called Shikashika.
Duration: 10min

Location: Poolside at the W Los Angeles – Westwood
Price: Free to Film Independent members and their guests.
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Happy Hour: 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

inside the gold’s following of Nine made me wonder…

Yes, Nine will have a pretty heavy list of credits when the trailer comes out. You can just imagine…

Nine… starring

Double Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis, Academy Award Winner Marion Cotillard, Academy Award Winner Judi Dench, Academy Award Winner Sophia Loren, Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award Nominee Penelope Cruz
Directed by Academy Award Winner Rob Marshall.

Which made me, and other people, wonder if there had been other heavily Oscar Winner projects. I can’t really think of anything at the top of my head, but I was checking IMDb (and got side-tracked a little), and I didn’t come up with anything. Hahahaha.

From just trailers, I thought Burn After Reading did a pretty filled Academy Award credited film. Let’s see… I had to check some of the credits, but I don’t think it does as Oscar-studded as Nine. Here goes~~

Burn After Reading starring…

Academy Award Winner George Clooney, Academy Award Winner Tilda Swinton, Academy Award Winner Frances McDormand, Academy Award Nominee Brad Pitt, Academy Award Nominee John Malkovich

Written and directed by Academy Award Winners Ethan and Joel Coen.

I could even stretch this a WHOLE lot more and say Cold Mountain was pretty Oscar-studded. LOL. Considering some of the actors earned their nominations and winnings after the film xD. Check this out…

Cold Mountain starring…

Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award Winner Renee Zellweger, Academy Award Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award Nominee Jude Law, Academy Award Nominee Natalie Portman.

Directed by Academy Award Winner Anthony Minghella

Have you got any project that is Oscar-studded??

— Edit Feb 23 2009 —

After Penelope’s win last night/tonight ~ Here’s how the Nine trailer would be.

Nine… starring

Double Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis, Academy Award Winner Marion Cotillard, Academy Award Winner Judi Dench, Academy Award Winner Sophia Loren, Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award WINNER Penelope Cruz
Directed by Academy Award Winner Rob Marshall.


Starring all of these Academy Award winners:
Double-winner Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz.

Back in January and February, I blogged a lot about the Academy Awards films, actors and people~ I had a list of the films I was to watch and had it all highlighted in colors of films:

  • I have seen
  • I wanted to see
  • Repeated film in another category (lol)

I didn’t necessarily manage to watch all the films before awards, but I did watch a majority… minus most the films in the Documentary category, and shorts (live action, animation and documentary). But today it all changed, because I saw all the Animated Short Films, and I will share them with you (especially Julyssa, who is most likely to want to watch them also). The only clip that is not complete is Piotrus i Wilk (Peter & the Wolf), which ended up winning the category.

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How sweet were my Oscar predictions? Pretty sweet, but not as sweet as 2003. I made a 18/24 mark, not bettering my 21/24 mark from that year.

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Marion wins Best Actress OscarAcademy Awards are over, and here comes a new year waiting. But I must admit that the big winner of the night was Europe. All 4 acting awards went out of the continent:

Daniel Day-Lewis (England) was named Best Actor, while Javier Bardem (Spain) was named Best Supporting Actor. Marion Cotillard (France) was named Best Actress, and Tilda Swinton (England) was named Best Supporting Actress.

Art Direction went to Dante Ferreti and Francesca Lo Schiavo (Italy) for Sweeney Todd, a co-production of the USA with the UK. Makeup went to France with La Vie en Rose, while Costume Design went to Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a UK/Germany/France co-production.

Moreover, the big technical prizes went to Europe as well. Golden Compass got the Visual Effects nod, a UK/USA co-production. While The Bourne Ultimatum, a US/Germany co-production grabbed the awards for Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

Dario Marianelli (Italy) won Best Score for Atonement, a UK/France co-production. While Ireland won for Best Original Song with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (Czechoslovakia).

UK/Poland won Short Film Animated with Peter & the Wolf, and France once again dominated in the Short Film Live Action with Les Mozart des Pickpockets. And Juno, that apparently is a USA/Canada/Hungary co-production. x’D

The biggest happy announcement for me was hearing Marion’s name! I went nuts over it, and had me teary. I first thought Marion had Oscar written all over her face when I got to see La Vie en Rose in Sweden. It was such an amazing experience to have watched it with Julyssa, and it’s even more amazing that we both felt the same. That Marion HAD to win.

During the night, there wasn’t really any upsets. I guessed 18/24 of the categories, and felt that the most bitter surprise during the ceremony was I Met the Walrus loosing Best Animated Short. Because, really, motion graphics rock my world. While, Tilda Swinton and The Golden Compass winning were good surprises.