Since the Golden Globes are THIS SUNDAY on some network...I thought it was about time to consolodate all the movie talk into an uber-thread. So, for starters, here's what each film has won/been nominated for so far:
KINSEY: ACE (editing) nominee [Dramatic; Virginia Katz] Writer's Guild nominee [Original; Bill Condon]
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: ADG (art direction) nominee [Period/Fantasy; Rick Heinrichs] Costume Designers Guild nominee [Period/Fantasy; Coleen Atwood]
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU: ADG (art direction) nominee [Contemporary; Mark Friedberg] Costume Designers Guild nominee [Contemporary; Milena Canonero]
MEAN GIRLS: Writer's Guild nominee [Adapted; Tiny Fey]
MILLION DOLLAR BABY: ACE (editing) nominee [Dramatic; Joel Cox] ADG (art direction) nominee [Contemporary; Henry Bumstead] Writer's Guild nominee [Adapted; Paul Haggis] National Society of Film Critics' Best Picture Director's Guild nominee [Clint Eastwood] Producers Guild nominee Dallas/Fort Worth Critics' Best Picture
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES: Writer's Guild nominee [Adapted; Jose Rivera]
SIDEWAYS: ACE (editing) nominee [Comedy/Musical; Kevin Tent] Writer's Guild nominee [Adapted; Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor] Broadcast Film Critics Association's Best Picture Director's Guild nominee [Alexander Payne] Producers Guild nominee Florida Critics' Best Picture Southeastern Critics' Best Picture Chicago Critics' Best Picture New York Critics' Best Picture Los Angeles Critics' Best Picture
THE TERMINAL: ADG (art direction) nominee [Contemporary; Alex McDowell]
VERA DRAKE: San Diego Critics' Best Picture Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Award Winner
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT: ASC (cinematography) nominee [Bruno Delbonnel]
So...yeah. There's the way things are shaping up.
"Illusions, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money...or candy!" - G.O.B. Bluth, Arrested Development
I have to agree with you. The plot elements have been so ridiculous the past few episodes I was almost ready to give up on the show. I don't know about past seasons, but I figured the writing had to better to have gained such a loyal audience.