Friday, January 8, 2010

Art Directors Guild Nominees.

Period film
“A Serious Man,” production, designer, Jess Gonchor
“Inglourious Basterds,” David Wasco
“Julie & Julia,” Mark Ricker
“Public Enemies,” Nathan Crowley
“Sherlock Holmes,” Sarah Greenwood

No "Nine" can not mean anything good for that movie.

Fantasy film
“Avatar,” Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg
“District 9,” Philip Ivey
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” Stuart Craig
“Star Trek,” Scott Chambliss
“Where the Wild Things Are,” K.K. Barrett

It'll be interesting to see if "Avatar" makes it to the Academy Awards considering its art direction is mostly CGI. The Academy hasn't been too friendly with this method (if not just count how many animated movies have been nominated for this award). I love that they included Barrett's sparse, but effective job from "Where the Wild Things Are" though.
The monster's island even smelled like them.

Contemporary film
“Angels & Demons,” Allan Cameron
“The Hangover,” Bill Brzeski
“The Hurt Locker,” Karl Juliusson
“The Lovely Bones,” Naomi Shohan
“Up in the Air,” Steve Saklad

Remember how "Slumdog Millionaire" was popping up in the most unexpected guilds awards last year? When there's a consensus as to what is the best movie, most guilds try hard to squeeze it into their own honors and this year we have "The Hurt Locker" in this category. What exactly did we see in this movie that we didn't see in any other Iraq war movie made this past decade?
It won't be a surprise if it also goes ahead and wins the award stealing a spot from much more worthy nominees in this category like "Julia", "Two Lovers" and even "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire".

4 comments:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Julie and Julia. Julie and Julia? Seriously!!!!!

Michael Parsons said...

I loved the art direction in 'Precious' You could smell Mary's apartment. You could almost taste the air.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

By the way, Jose. I just gave you an award over at my blog so kindly head over there and share the wealth.

Castor said...

Angels and Demons???? Angels and Demons??????

@ Jose: Congrats on your Kreativ Award!