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And the GLOSCAR goes to……

The winners of the Babs Blabs annual film awards – The Gloscars are –

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DRIVE

Direction

Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive

Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – The Descendants

Actor in a leading role

Ryan Gosling – Drive (Blue  Valentine, Crazy Stupid Love, The Ides Of March)

Actress in a leading role

Judy Davis – The Eye Of The Storm

Actor in a supporting role

Christian Bale – The Fighter

Actress in a supporting role

Octavia Spencer – The Help

Music

Cliff Martinez – Drive & Contagion

Cinematography

Roger Deakins – True Grit & In Time

Production Design

Jess Gonchon – True Grit & Moneyball

Costume Design

Michael O’Connor – Jane Eyre


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GLOSCARS 2011 – The Nominees….

Here are the nominations for my Gloscars for films released in 2011.

Leading the pack is DRIVE and TRUE GRIT tied with 9 each, followed by THE HELP with 6 and THE DESCENDANTS and MONEYBALL with 5 each.

Winners will be announced next week…..

Are there any surprises or snubs?  Would like to know your thoughts.

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THE DESCENDANTS

DRIVE

THE HELP

THE SKIN I LIVE IN

TRUE GRIT

 Direction

Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan

Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive

Alexander Payne for The Descendants

Pedro Almodovar – The Skin I Live In

Joel & Ethan Coen for True Grit

 Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash for The Descendants

Hossein Amini for Drive

Judy Morris for The Eye Of The Storm

Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball

Joel & Ethan Coen for True Grit

 Actor in a leading role

George Clooney – The Descendants

Ryan Gosling – Drive (Blue  Valentine, Crazy Stupid Love, The Ides Of March)

Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Jeff Bridges – True Grit

 Actress in a leading role

Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine (Meek’s Cutoff)

Judy Davis – The Eye Of The Storm

Viola Davis – The Help

Halle Steinfeld – True Grit

Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

 Actor in a supporting role

Christopher Plummer – Beginners (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Albert Brooks – Drive

Christian Bale – The Fighter

David Wenham – Oranges And Sunshine

Barry Pepper – True Grit

 Actress in a supporting role

Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Charlotte Rampling – The Eye Of The Storm (Melancholia)

Jessica Chastain – The Help (The Debt)

Octavia Spencer – The Help

Judi Dench – Jane Eyre

 Music

Cliff Martinez – Drive & Contagion

Trent Reznor, Attica Ross – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Mychael Danner – Moneyball

Alberto Iglesias – The Skin I Live In & Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Carter Burwell – True Grit & Howl

 Cinematography

Matthew Labitique – Black Swan

Newton Thomas Sigel – Drive

Jeff Cronenweth – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Wally Pfister – Moneyball

Roger Deakins – True Grit & In Time

 Production Design

Beth Mickle – Drive

Mark Ricker – The Help

Dante Ferretti – Hugo

Anne Seibel – Midnight In Paris

Jess Gonchor – True Grit & Moneyball

 Costume Design

Sharen Davis – The Help

Sandy Powell – Hugo

Michael O’Connor – Jane Eyre

Paco Delgardo – The Skin I Live In

Mary Zophres – True Grit

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I dreamed a dream job.

For some reason I have a case of blogger block. Not interested in reporting anything that’s going on – go figure!

So in this short post I am going to list my 5 top dream jobs.

1. Philanthropist – the joy of giving money to struggling artists/filmmakers/designers etc. would be a dream. Scholarships in my name would be necessary. And of course a lot of charities would benefit. Regarding the gala benefits…. I would of course be in charge of the decor, menus, entertainment and themes. A monster would be born!!!!! (perhaps destroying the true meaning of the word philanthropy?)

2. A Broadway Producer – preferably a musical, but I wouldn’t say no to a play. I would like a hand in the casting and the composer and the book writer and the design. They all have to be A-grade or have the potential to be,  or forget it!!!

Legendary Broadway producer David Merrick – a tyrant? a genius?

3.  A novelist – a great storyteller with a gift for language and form. A playwright would be a dream too. I admire writers the MOST. A screenwriter is another story – imagine my words ruined by an egotistical director and a cast of actors, of course if they are Judy Davis and the like I would accept the changes.

A favourite author of mine – Donna Taart author of The Secret History & The Little Friend

4. A cheese-maker because they are blessed (especially if of the  washed rind variety).

Smelly cheese is the best!

5. A humble person living off the land, procuring produce and the likes amongst the locals, inviting friends and family and guests to enjoy food and wine and walk amongst nature, warm fires, good food, oh what heaven!

A rare appearance – Babs amongst the veggies

Babs and her girls. (ignore the film lighting stands – darn those gaffers!)

Feed your friends good old-fashioned meat

 

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Judy bops with Woody!

While we await  the Australian release of Woody Allen’s new hit movie Midnight In Paris” comes news of his latest production. Still enjoying his sojourns in stunning European cities he is setting this one in Rome, Italy. (after London, Barcelona & Paris) The film has the title “The Bop Decameron”

The cast has been set and I am glad to see that one of my favorite actresses the wonderful Judy Davis has been added to the list. Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful), Penelope Cruz (Vicki Christina Barcelona), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), Ellen Page (Juno) and Alison Pill (Milk) are co-stars. Woody Allen himself is also appearing in the film as Judy’s husband they play  the parents of Eisenberg.

Loosely inspired by The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio’s collection of bawdy stories, the film is divided into four separate vignettes. One of them, featuring Allen, focuses on an American couple travelling to Italy to meet the family of their daughter’s fiance.

It will be a welcome return for Miss Davis who has shone in 4 previous Woody films. She was pipped at the post for a supporting actress Oscar for her wonderful turn as the neurotic divorcee  in “Husbands & Wives” (Marisa Tomei won for “My Cousin Vinnie”- a travesty in my opinion) she also had roles in “Alice”, “Deconstructing Harry” and “Celebrity” – I will never  forget the hilarious scene where she is given fellatio instructions on a banana by a hooker played by Bebe Neuwirth, truly outrageous and hysterical!!!.

Judy Davis & Woody Allen in “Husbands And Wives”

Judy will be seen next in the eagerly awaited new Fred Schepisi film “The Eye Of The Storm” based on the novel by Patrick White. She plays Princess Dorothy de Lascabanes and it is a role that fits her like a glove. I previously made the  prediction of a possible Oscar nomination, and hopefully if the film is positioned right and gets noticed she will be justly rewarded.

You can check out the  trailer for the film on the newly launched “The Eye Of The Storm” website.

Judy Davis, Charlotte Rampling & Geoffrey Rush star in “The Eye Of The Storm”

Footnote: For some strange reason Woody Allen’s film before “Midnight In Paris”“You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger” was never released in Australia despite a cast including Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Pauline Collins, & Gemma Jones. It was a box-office failure in the US, perhaps that is the reasoning – go figure!!

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