Thursday, December 13, 2007

Congratulations to Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton and Andy Serkis who have all received Golden Globe nominations for their excellent performances in LONGFORD which has also been nominated as Best Film Made For Television.

I saw this back in May and their performances as Lord Longford, Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have stayed with me, particularly Serkis who in three shortish scenes turned in a performance that easily rivaled Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lechter for pure compelling evil.

Other favourites who are up for awards are Jason Isaacs (up against Broadbent) for the confusing thriller THE STATE WITHIN, Sissy Spacek for the tv movie PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS, Bill Paxton for tv series BIG LOVE, Christopher Hampton for his masterly screen adaptation of ATONEMENT (sadly no nomination for Vanessa Redgrave but a nod to Saoirse Ronan's unnerving Briony) and Marion Cotillard for her take-no-prisoners performance as Edith Piaf in LA VIE EN ROSE.

SWEENEY TODD has received nominations for Best Film (Comedy/Musical), Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton. I will be able to give my verdict on the film next month/year as I have nabbed tickets for a preview screening at the National Film Theatre.

Speaking of SWEENEY TODD.... feeling you need another stage musical-to-screen next year Constant Reader?

Click here for the new trailer for MAMMA MIA! Check Meryl Streep's vocal on the title song.... sounding good girlfriend. After having seen the show 3 times (twice in London, once in Toronto) I have a strange feeling I might see this... if only for Christine Baranski doing DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW THAT YOU'RE OUT!

1 comment:

Gillian said...

Broadbent will never surpass his role as 'telephone deodorising man' from Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV in my opinion. I could mention 'British Rail man' in 'Breaking Glass' too but VWASOTV pips it. Ah sod it, merry Christmas...

If Marion Cotillard doesn't get nominated for Best Actress in the Oscars for La Môme (sorry for using the French title - not being pretentious or owt but I initially saw the film in France and bought the French DVD as it was out yonks before it was over here somI'm more au fait as t'were with the French title) there's no justice. If Keira 'Splinters' Knightley can get nominated for something again then anyone can. Saying that, I await with interest as to who does her make-up for the various awards ceremonies as I went to school with the person who did Knightley's famous smokey eyes make-up for the Oscars a few years back.