Monday, December 05, 2005

Early Oscar Ideas

We're still a month-plus away from announcement of Oscar contenders, but as usual this time of year, i'm trying to catch up on the possibilities ahead of time so that i can make a list of my favorites. Having not seen a number of the buzzworthy flicks out there for now i'm just going to start listing the performances i've seen that i really liked. I'm also not sure at this point which films are candidates so i'm going with the stuff i've seen this year.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Bill Murray, Angelica Huston)[this one is apparently not in the running with a 2004 release date]

Sin City (cinematography)

Jarhead (Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Saarsgard)

Walk the Line (Reese Witherspoon)

Lords of Dogtown (cinematography, Heath Ledger)

Rent (musical, Taye Digges)

Movies that i haven't seen that i think will be in the running: Good Night and Good Luck, Munich, Capote, Brokeback Mountain, Memories of a Geisha, Take the Lead