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A Perfect Score
01-23-2010, 01:56 PM
Gentlemen of SWDC, as you are all aware, our esteemed member comahan prepares and delivers an awards show, called the Commie Awards, every year. However, last year, he approached me, and one of our other beloved members, Fischbowl, and asked us to do a similar award show as a precursor to his far superior and prestigious presentation. If the Commie Awards are SWDC's version of The Oscars, the Canuck Awards would be the Golden Globes.

So with that said, and with the Commie Awards a mere week away, I present to you the 2010, and 2nd Annual Canuck Awards! My lovely partner fischbowl was not available to assist me this year, so I've been doing this thing Han style..Solo! Hit the spoiler below to see last year's winners.



Best Documentary

Harvard beats Yale 29-29
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
My Winnipeg
Man on Wire
Religulous

Best Costume Design

Iron Man
The Dark Knight
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Revolutionary Road
The Wrestler

Best Visual Effects

Wall-E
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Cloverfield
Tropic Thunder
IronmanBest Ensemble Cast

Burn After Reading (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand)
Revolutionary Road (Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader)
Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Jar Baruchel, Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaghey, Nick Nolte, Danny McBride)

Best Director

Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York)
Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road)
David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler)

Best Foreign Film

Che
Let the Right One In
Gomorra
Waltz with Bashir
I’ve Loved You So Long

Best Screenplay

Revolutionary Road
Synecdoche, New York
Slumdog Millionaire
Burn After Reading
Vicky Christina Barcelona

Best Cinematography

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Synecdoche, New York
Che
Slumdog Millionaire
The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Musical

Penelope Cruz, Vicky Christina Barcelona
Clemence Poesy, In Bruges
Tilda Swinton, Burn After Reading
Amy Poehler, Baby Mama
Abigail Breslin, Definitely, Maybe

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

Amy Adams, Doubt
Marissa Tomei, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader
Michelle Williams, Synecdoche, New York
Frieda Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical

Elizabeth Banks, Zack and Miri
Rebecca Hall, Vicky Christina Barcelona
Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
Kristen Bell, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Emma Thompson, Last Chance Harvey

Best Actress in a Drama

Kiera Knightley, The Duchess
Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Maryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Paul Rudd, Role Models
Craig Robinson, Zack and Miri
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Russell Brand, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama

Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
James Franco, Milk
Gary Oldman, The Dark Knight

Best Actor in a Comedy

Sam Rockwell, Choke
Javier Bardem, Vicky Christina Barcelona
John Malkovich, Burn After Reading
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
Robert Downey Jr, Tropic Thunder

Best Actor in a Drama

Sean Penn, Milk
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Benecio Del Toro, Che
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

Best Picture - Comedy/Musical

In Bruges
Zack and Miri Make A Porno
Vicky Christina Barcelona
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Burn After Reading

Best Picture - Drama

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Wrestler
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk



The Canuck Awards have been significantly altered this year, with the adding and removing of several categories.

This has been a somewhat down year for movies, an interesting paradox considering the Oscars have upped the number of best picture nominees to 10. However, there was still plenty of quality to be found amongst the rubble left by duds such as Transformers 2 and G.I Joe. So without further ado, I present your 2010 Canuck Award Nominations! Winners will be announced tomorrow night. Feel free to comment, post predictions, or whatever else tickles your fancy.

Best Visual Effects
·Avatar
·The Lovely Bones
·Star Trek
·Where the Wild Things Are
·Watchmen
Best Screenplay
·Up in the Air
·500 Days of Summer
·Inglourious Basterds
·Where the Wild Things Are
·The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Best Director
·James Cameron, Avatar
·Wes Anderson, The Fantastic Mr. Fox
·Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
·Duncan Jones, Moon
·Marc Webb, 500 Days of Summer
Best Motion Picture - Drama
·Avatar
·Moon
·The Hurt Locker
·Up in The Air
·An Education
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
·Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
·Carey Mulligan, An Education
·Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
·Victoria Blunt, Young Victoria
·Natalie Portman, Brothers
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
·George Clooney, Up in the Air
·Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
·Sam Rockwell, Moon
·Viggo Mortenson, The Road
·Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Drama
·Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
·Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
·Marion Cotillard, Public Enemies
·Rachel Weisz, The Lovely Bones
·Zoe Saldana, Avatar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Drama
·Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
·Matt Damon, Invictus
·Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
·Peter Sarsgaard, An Education
·Brad Pitt, Inglourious Basterds
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·500 Days of Summer
·The Hangover
·Zombieland
·Away We Go
·Sherlock Holmes
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·Meryl Streep, Julia and Julia
·Zooey Deschanel, 500 Days of Summer
·Emma Stone, Zombieland
·Meryl Streep, Its Complicated
·Rachel McAdams, Sherlock Holmes
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·Joseph Gordon Levitt, 500 Days of Summer
·Zach Galifianakas, The Hangover
·Robert Downey Jr, Sherlock Holmes
·Matt Damon, The Informant!
·Alec Baldwin, Its Complicated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·Rashida Jones, I Love You Man
·Mila Kunis, Extract
·Emily Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning
·Amy Adams, Julia and Julia
·Leslie Mann, Funny People
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·Jason Segel, I Love You Man
·Jude Law, Sherlock Holmes
·Woody Harrelson, Zombieland
·Rhys Ifans, Pirate Radio
·Bill Nighy, Pirate Radio
Best Animated Feature Film
·UP!
·Coraline
·Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
·The Fantastic Mr. Fox
·9

EDIT: An important disclaimer: I have not seen A Single Man, Crazy Heart, Nine, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Bright Star, The Damned United, or Precious.

vidae
01-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Yvonne wins in all categories.

comahan
01-23-2010, 02:05 PM
Saldana huh, I thought about it, but didnt pull the trigger on her.

Youre such a Moon fanboy! :D

Todd Bertuzzi
01-23-2010, 02:11 PM
This lacks a Basterds nomination for best motion picture.

jballa838
01-23-2010, 02:13 PM
Rashida Jones was so money in I Love You, Man.

A Perfect Score
01-23-2010, 02:20 PM
This lacks a Basterds nomination for best motion picture.

Basterds was #6, and it really was a toss up between it and An Education, which I only recently watched and found to be absolutely spectacular.

SuperMcGee
01-23-2010, 02:53 PM
Emma Stone?
Hell, I'd rather see Mya Rudoph there. And probably many others.

M.O.T.H.
01-23-2010, 03:07 PM
Saldana huh, I thought about it, but didnt pull the trigger on her.

Youre such a Moon fanboy! :D

Tis true but, Moon at least deserves to be listed. Sony really screwed Rockwell and Jones over on this one. Beautiful movie.

As for Emma Stone...bleh. I dont see the appeal, and her raspy voice doesnt do it for me. lol

comahan
01-23-2010, 03:09 PM
I was so in love with Emma after Zombieland. <3

619
01-23-2010, 04:22 PM
Rashida Jones was so money in I Love You, Man.

Yes, yes she was. I was in love lol.

P-L
01-25-2010, 01:32 PM
Weren't these supposed to be yesterday?

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 01:52 PM
Yes, but I was preoccupied due to football. Ill be announcing the winners in about an hour.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 02:29 PM
Here we go! Starting the 2010 Canuck Awards is Best Visual Effects. The nominees...

Best Visual Effects
·Avatar
·The Lovely Bones
·Star Trek
·Where the Wild Things Are
·Watchmen

And the winner is...

http://www.drafthouse.com/parknorth/admin/Images/avatar-movie-poster.jpg

Reasoning: Do I really need to explain? This was the biggest lock of the century. While some of the other films featured some impressive visual effects, none came close to the mind-blowing immersion of Avatar.

comahan
01-25-2010, 02:31 PM
shockerrrrr

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 02:33 PM
Next up, Best Screenplay! The Nominees...

Best Screenplay
·Up in the Air
·500 Days of Summer
·Inglourious Basterds
·Where the Wild Things Are
·The Fantastic Mr. Fox

And the award goes to...

http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2009/02/20/inglourious-basterds-poster.jpg

Reasoning: While all the aforementioned movies featured strong stricts, the beautiful extended dialogue scenes and the willingness to rewrite history in an attempt to make a more entertaining movie earn Basterds the win. Quentin Tarantino may be an arrogant prick, but he writes dialogue like no one else.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 02:43 PM
Next up, Best Director! The Nominees...

Best Director
·James Cameron, Avatar
·Wes Anderson, The Fantastic Mr. Fox
·Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
·Duncan Jones, Moon
·Marc Webb, 500 Days of Summer

The winner is...

http://wearemoviegeeks.com/wp-content/fantastic-mr.-fox-poster.jpg

Wes Anderson, for The Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Reasoning: While its arguable that this award should of went to Jim Cameron, I picked Wes Anderson because A) Jim Cameron will win all the real awards and B) The Fantastic Mr. Fox was an awesome throwback to old school stop animation and it must of been a ***** to move all those damn puppets around all day everyday. A highly enjoyable movie and maybe even Anderson's best.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 02:49 PM
Moving onto the Comedy/Musical section, next up we have the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy/Musical. And the nominees are...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·Jason Segel, I Love You Man
·Jude Law, Sherlock Holmes
·Woody Harrelson, Zombieland
·Rhys Ifans, Pirate Radio
·Bill Nighy, Pirate Radio

And the winner is...

http://mimg.ugo.com/200907/10110/woody-harrelson-zombieland.jpg

Woody Harrelson, for his role as Tallahassee in the hilarious zom-com Zomebieland!

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 02:52 PM
Right behind that, we have Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Musical. The nominees are...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·Rashida Jones, I Love You Man
·Mila Kunis, Extract
·Emily Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning
·Amy Adams, Julia and Julia
·Leslie Mann, Funny People

And the award goes to...

http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/draft_lens2359443module13279565photo_1230926188Jul ieandJulia_AmyAdams.jpg

Amy Adams, for her impressive turn as Julie Powell in the surprisingly enjoyable Julie & Julia

josh07039
01-25-2010, 02:53 PM
A highly enjoyable movie and maybe even Anderson's best.That's a bold statement. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure it really compares with Anderson's best work like Tenenbaums or the Darjeeling Limited.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 02:54 PM
I wasnt a huge fan of The Darjeeling Limited, and while Tenenbaums will ultimately go down as his best film, I think Fox should be right up there with it. Such a fun movie, and a great adaptation of a beloved children's novel.

josh07039
01-25-2010, 02:59 PM
I wasnt a huge fan of The Darjeeling Limited, and while Tenenbaums will ultimately go down as his best film, I think Fox should be right up there with it. Such a fun movie, and a great adaptation of a beloved children's novel.
Fair enough, I do think Fox was an impressive adaptation that captured t he Wes Anderson feel in stop animation, yet not up to the same standard.. I think Darjeeling might be worth another look through. The first time I saw it I was entertained but not sure how great I thought it was. Upon watching it again, I was blown away by how he set up shots in that movie with the colors and depth of scenes. Just the beginning where Bill Murray misses the train and is not in the movie just gets me right from the start. It just kinda leaves me wondering what kind of character he would have been had he caught the train. That was just one of the charming yet complex elements to that movie that I really enjoyed. Granted there are several points that I think fall a bit flat, most notably the scene where they "communicate without words," but overall I thought it was an impressive movie.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 03:00 PM
Next up, we have Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy/Musical. The nominees are...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·Joseph Gordon Levitt, 500 Days of Summer
·Zach Galifianakas, The Hangover
·Robert Downey Jr, Sherlock Holmes
·Matt Damon, The Informant!
·Alec Baldwin, Its Complicated

And the Canuck goes too...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/franzpatrick/Films/500DaysofSummer.jpg

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for his achingly genuine performance as the heartbroken Tom Hansen in (500) Days of Summer.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 03:03 PM
Next up, we have Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical...the nominees!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·Meryl Streep, Julia and Julia
·Zooey Deschanel, 500 Days of Summer
·Emma Stone, Zombieland
·Meryl Streep, Its Complicated
·Rachel McAdams, Sherlock Holmes

And the winner is...

http://blogs.pitch.com/fatcity/assets_c/2008/12/julia%20child-thumb-400x599.jpg

Meryl Streep, quite possibly the greatest living actress, for her fantastic turn as Julia Child.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 03:10 PM
Saving the big ones for last, we will move on to Best Supporting Actor in a Drama...The nominees!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Drama
·Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
·Matt Damon, Invictus
·Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
·Peter Sarsgaard, An Education
·Brad Pitt, Inglourious Basterds

The winner is...

http://christiandivine.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/mv5bmti1mjiwmdeynv5bml5banbnxkftztcwodi0otk2mg-_v1-_sx600_sy400_.jpg

Christoph Waltz, for the incredibly creepy Hans Landa, who is undoubtedly Quentin Tarantino's best creation since The Bad Mother******. Important disclaimer here, this was an incredibly difficult award to decide, as Peter Sarsgaard's David from An Education was a brilliant performance as well.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 03:16 PM
Next up, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a drama! Here are the nominees...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Drama
·Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
·Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
·Marion Cotillard, Public Enemies
·Rachel Weisz, The Lovely Bones
·Zoe Saldana, Avatar

And the canuck goes to...

http://neoavatara.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/zoe-saldana-as-neytiri.jpg

Zoe Saldana, for stealing the show and actually acting in the otherwise fairly effects driven Avatar. I thought that even though she was well, blue, she did a tremendous job developing her character.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Next up, Best Actor/Drama! Here we go...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
·George Clooney, Up in the Air
·Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
·Sam Rockwell, Moon
·Viggo Mortenson, The Road
·Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are

And the winner is...

http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/thn/moon_movie_image_sam_rockwell__1_.jpg

ROCKWELL! I had to do it, as he did a brilliant job as isolated miner Sam Bell, playing more then one character at times and just giving a gorgeous performance. For those who will complain that I only did it because Im a fanboy, just remember...I could of nominated him for best supporting in a drama as well!

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 03:23 PM
Next up, Best Actress/Drama! Here are the nominees...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
·Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
·Carey Mulligan, An Education
·Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
·Victoria Blunt, Young Victoria
·Natalie Portman, Brothers

And the winner is...

http://images.hitfix.com/photos/216255/CareyMulliganAnEducation_gallery_primary.jpg

Carey Mulligan, for actually managing to steal the show from Peter Sarsgaard in An Education. I really believe she deserves and Oscar nomination and perhaps even a win for this role, she rocked it.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 03:26 PM
Now, onto the REALLY big awards. Best Animated Feature Film...

Best Animated Feature Film
·UP!
·Coraline
·Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
·The Fantastic Mr. Fox
·9

And the winner is...

http://wearemoviegeeks.com/wp-content/fantastic-mr.-fox-poster.jpg

No shocker here. Awesome movie.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 03:29 PM
And onto the grand finale! The Best Picture winners, Ladies and Gentlemen of SWDC!

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
·500 Days of Summer
·The Hangover
·Zombieland
·Away We Go
·Sherlock Holmes

http://www.moviesonline.ca/movie-gallery/albums/userpics//poster_500DAYS_FINAL.jpg

Best Motion Picture - Drama
·Avatar
·Moon
·The Hurt Locker
·Up in The Air
·An Education

http://alphaisforever.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/up_in_the_air_movie_poster_US_george_clooney_jason _reitman_01_jpg.jpg

comahan
01-25-2010, 03:30 PM
Yay Up in the Air. Figured youd give it to Moon :P

A Perfect Score
01-25-2010, 03:32 PM
There you have it gents, the 2010 Canuck Awards! See you all next year, and be sure to tune into the Commies this coming Sunday, and click the link in my sig for some interesting movie tidbits as well. Please comment and discuss.

fischbowl
01-25-2010, 09:45 PM
As the co-creator of these awards, I'm appalled that the Canuck for Best Supporting Actress did not go to my lover, Anna