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  • TV12
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    #39830

    Every year at my high school, our Drama Club gives out awards for excellence in film and television beginning in 2004.

    Here are our latest awards from 2011. It was a wierd and inconsistant year:

    Best Picture- The King’s Speech

    Best Director- David Fincher  The Social Network

    Best Actor- Colin Firth  The King’s Speech

    Best Actress- Hailee Steinfeld  True Grit

    Best Supporting Actor- Christian Bale  The Fighter

    Best Supporting Actress- Helena Bonham Carter  The King’s Speech

    Best Original Screenplay- The King’s Speech

    Best Adapted Screenplay- True Grit

    Best Original Score- The King’s Speech

    Best Original Song- 127 Hours  “If I Rise”

    Best Art Direction- The King’s Speech

    Best Cinematography- True Grit

    Best Costume Design- The King’s Speech

    Best Film Editing- The Social Network

    Best Makeup- The Wolfman

    Best Sound Editing- Inception

    Best Sound Mixing- Inception

    Best Visual Effects- Inception

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    TV12
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    #39832

    Just got word that the nominations were counted up today. We voted on these about a week ago. I know its early and some films couldn’t get viewed, but we saw as many as we could and the others were voted on by word-of-mouth. I’ll have a list of the nominees by 6 or 7 EST.

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    M H
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    but we saw as many as we could and the others were voted on by word-of-mouth. 

     

    I don’t mean to crappy, but it would seem to me that one of the goals of a high school education would be to teach students to form their own views about something, not simply decide that word-of-mouth must be true.

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    TV12
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    [quote=”tuckerv”]

    but we saw as many as we could and the others were voted on by word-of-mouth. 

     

    I don’t mean to crappy, but it would seem to me that one of the goals of a high school education would be to teach students to form their own views about something, not simply decide that word-of-mouth must be true.

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    We didn’t just listen to what people told us to do. We read and analyized reviews and formulated our own opinions. It was actually a homework assignment to read and evaluate Roger Ebert’s review of three films given to each of us. I got HP7-Pt. 2, Moneyball, and Rango.

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    Lone Pirate
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    [quote=”tuckerv”]

    but we saw as many as we could and the others were voted on by word-of-mouth. 

     

    I don’t mean to crappy, but it would seem to me that one of the goals of a high school education would be to teach students to form their own views about something, not simply decide that word-of-mouth must be true.

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    Since many of the adult organizations handing out awards seem to rely on word of mouth and group think, why should we hold high schoolers to a different standard or expectation?

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    babypook
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    [quote=”MysteriousRent”]

    [quote=”tuckerv”]

    but we saw as many as we could and the others were voted on by word-of-mouth. 

     

    I don’t mean to crappy, but it would seem to me that one of the goals of a high school education would be to teach students to form their own views about something, not simply decide that word-of-mouth must be true.

    [/quote] Since many of the adult organizations handing out awards seem to rely on word of mouth and group think, why should we hold high schoolers to a different standard or expectation?[/quote]

     

    LOL!!! I was thinking the same thing. I also doubt that they “watch as many films” as they can. Besides, look at some of those great choices up there.

    Plus, I’ve never known someone in secondary school to do what they’re told. I could have wished…

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    Reviews and previews help you come up with a level of expectation. It won’t necessarily mean the film will meet them. I absoutely wanted to see “Like Crazy” because it looked so fantastic and had won a lot of prizes before its release. I watched it and was very underwhelmed. Nothing like I thought the film would be.

    If your awards are design to predict the Oscars, by all means, use word of mouth, but, if you want to reward the best of the year, it’s best to actually sit down and watch it; perhaps you should delay your awards into January or February when limited release films go wider.

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    TV12
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    That’s a great idea, Novic. A group of us have been lobbying to delay the awards until the Saturday before the Oscars with nominations coming out about a month before. But no luck there. Our teacher, whose idea it was to start this, says that nominations need to be done before we go on Christmas break. So that’s what we do.

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    TV12
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    Just got the e-mail!!!

     

    BEST MOTION PICTURE

    The Artist

    Bridesmaids

    The Descendants

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2

    The Help

    Hugo

    The Ides of March

    Midnight in Paris

    Moneyball

    War Horse

     

    BEST DIRECTOR

    The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

    The Descendants – Alexander Payne

    Hugo – Martin Scorsese

    The Ides of March – George Clooney

    Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

     

    BEST ACTOR

    George Clooney – The Descendants

    Jean Dujardin – The Artist

    Ryan Gosling – The Ides of March

    Brad Pitt – Moneyball

    Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris

     

    BEST ACTRESS

    Viola Davis – The Help

    Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

    Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Charlize Theron – Young Adult

    Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids

     

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

    George Clooney – The Ides of March

    Jonah Hill – Moneyball

    Ben Kingsley – Hugo

    Patton Oswalt – Young Adult

    Christopher Plummer – Beginners

     

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    Berenice Bejo – The Artist

    Jessica Chastain – The Help

    Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

    Octavia Spencer – The Help

    Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

     

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

    The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

    Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig

    Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

    Rango – John Logan, Gore Verbinski, and James Ward-Byrkit

    Young Adult – Diablo Cody

     

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

    The Descendants – Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, and Jim Rash

    The Help – Tate Taylor

    Hugo – John Logan

    The Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon

    Moneyball – Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillan

     

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

    The Artist – Ludovic Bource

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2 – Alexandre Desplat

    Hugo – Howard Shore

    The Ides of March – Alexandre Desplat

    War Horse – John Williams

     

    BEST ORIGINAL SONG

    The Help – “The Living Proof” – Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., and Thomas Newman

    The Muppets – “Life’s a Happy Song” – Bret McKenzie\

    The Muppets – “Man or Muppet” – Bret McKenzie

     

    BEST ART DIRECTION

    The Artist

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2

    Hugo

    The Tree of Life

    War Horse

     

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

    The Artist

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2

    Hugo

    The Tree of Life

    War Horse

     

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN

    The Artist

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2

    The Help

    Hugo

    War Horse

     

    BEST MAKEUP

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2

    Hugo

    The Iron Lady

     

    BEST SOUND EDITING

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    War Horse

     

    BEST SOUND MIXING

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2

    Hugo

    War Horse

     

     

    BEST FILM EDITING

    The Artist

    Hugo

    The Ides of March

    The Tree of Life

    War Horse

     

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2

    Hugo

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    The Tree of Life

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    #39840

    There’s no Drive anywhere! Not even Brooks! But, all is forgiven for the Theron, Swinton, Wiig and Oswalt mentions.

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    babypook
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    Drive is R rated here, although, I’m not sure exactly what that means for your area. I notice that Shame NC-17 isnt anywhere either.

    Did that have anything to do with it Tv12?

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    TV12
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    Somewhat. I’m actually 18 so I saw Shame, but more than half of our club isn’t old enough. But with Drive, we actually had a screening where most of us went and saw it at one showing. I think most people found it very forgettable. I thought it was a good film, though I only voted for Albert Brooks. I like Gosling more in The Ides of March, and the film itself I thought was better than Drive.

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    babypook
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    Somewhat. I’m actually 18 so I saw Shame, but more than half of our club isn’t old enough. But with Drive, we actually had a screening where most of us went and saw it at one showing. I think most people found it very forgettable. I thought it was a good film, though I only voted for Albert Brooks. I like Gosling more in The Ides of March, and the film itself I thought was better than Drive.

    Thanks TV12. I dare say your very youthful group has very good tastes in movies. (Please watch Drive again in ten years or so though, ok? Lol)

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    #39844

    HP leads ypur nominations list! so yay!

    Btw, aren’t high schoolers supposed to watch Transformers and Twilight. I’m more than impressed with your list, and happy to know that I’m not just a handful of people from that age bracket to care about films like Tree of Life or The Artist.

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    A nice list. Quite surprised Williams is missing in BA, but I’m happy with the mention of TIL in Make Up, too. Hopefully Oscar will include this.

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