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 thought the b-plot was barely there for the first half, but then was the focus for the second. That was odd. Still, it did nothing for me, and like Big Bad said, seemed like a waste of Alyson Hannigan (and even Kristen Wiig).