Two guilds announced their awards last night. I was too
drunk busy to write them up.
The first was the Annie Awards, which are pretty meaningless, but whatever. Wreck-It Ralph won five of them, so that’s still your favorite to take Best Animated Feature. Of course nobody is surprised if Brave wins, but I feel like Wreck-It Ralph has a lot of support.
The other was the Art Directors Guild Awards. Those I’ll remind you of, since the Best Production Design Oscar (remember, it’s not Best Art Direction anymore) is still up for grabs.
For starters — the Best Production Design nominees are:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
And now for the Art Directors Guild nominees: (more…)
The other Awards ceremony for today is in the books, and again it went as planned. The films I expected to be the favorites for the Oscars won.
Hugo won for Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film, beating out Anonymous, The Artist, The Help and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. People considered The Artist and Tinker Tailor as upsets, but Hugo was the favorite all the way.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 won for Fantasy Film, beating The Adventures of Tintin, Captain America, Cowboys & Aliens and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This was an obvious no-brainer.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won for Contemporary Film, beating Bridesmaids, The Descendants, Drive and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. This was a lock all the way.
The Oscar category for Best Art Direction includes The Artist, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Hugo, Midnight in Paris and War Horse. It seems pretty clear that Hugo and Potter are the favorites here, with The Artist remaining a constant threat due to sweep factor. I say Hugo is the favorite all the way through, but Potter is also a threat. Either way there’s another Oscar category basically in the books almost a month out.