Saturday, January 03, 2009

NSFC Honors "Waltz with Bashir"

Now THIS is a breath of fresh air!

Here are this year's National Society of Film Critics Awards:

BEST PICTURE:
“Waltz with Bashir,” directed by Ari Folman

BEST DIRECTOR:
Mike Leigh, “Happy-Go-Lucky”

BEST ACTOR:
Sean Penn, “Milk”

BEST ACTRESS:
Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Eddie Marsan, “Happy-Go-Lucky”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Hanna Schygulla, “The Edge of Heaven”

BEST SCREENPLAY:
“Happy-Go-Lucky,” written by Mike Leigh

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Slumdog Millionaire,” Anthony Dod Mantle

BEST NON-FICTION FILM
“Man on Wire,” directed by James Marsh

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM:
“Razzle Dazzle,” directed by Ken Jacobs


Source: Awards Daily

4 comments:

nick plowman said...

Yay for Happy-Go-Lucky, and Waltz. I hope to see the latter soon, and I hear a chance may just pop up soon, if you know what I mean ;)

Matthew Lucas said...

I hope it does...that would be so awesome if you could see it soon. I really want to know what you think. :-)

Sam Juliano said...

I saw WALTZ WITH BASHIR last night and I am sorry to say I didn't "love" it. I liked it, yes, but I couldn't find the real greatness in it that you and so many others have. I admit I am intimidated by all the praise and am questioning my own sanity, but I must be honest. I'd love to be on this bandwagon. In any case, I will admit that the National Society was bold with this choice.

Hanna Schugula's win for THE EDGE OF HEAVEN was simply magnificent and well-deserved! She was my own personal Best Supporting actress choice too.

Matthew Lucas said...

I'm sorry you didn't see what I saw it "Waltz" Sam. I think it's a haunting, dreamlike examination of the effects of war on the young men who fight. Very powerful stuff.