February 22, 2017

drama belt

1984-85 | MIAMI VICE (Michael Mann)



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“MTV Cops” in Italian suits, with Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas and Edward James Olmos as Lt. Castillo. Produced by Michael Mann. Pilot written by Anthony Yerkovich and directed by Thomas Carter.

1985-1987 | MOONLIGHTING (Glenn Gordon Caron



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvmRYkEpIPg[/video]

A Howard Hawks comedy as a boy-girl detective show, with Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. Produced by Glenn Gordon Caron. Pilot written by Caron and directed by Robert Butler.

1991-92 | NORTHERN EXPOSURE | (Joshua Brand & John Falsey)

A light fish out of water story, with Rob Morrow as a New York City doctor practicing medicine in Cicely, Alaska, and his love-hate relationship with Janine Turner. Also starring Barry Corbin, John Cullum, Darren E. Burrows, John Corbett, Cynthia Geary, Elaine Miles and Peg Phillips. Produced by Joshua Brand and John Falsey. Pilot written by Brand & Falsey and directed by Brand.

1992-93 | HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET (Barry Levinson & Tom Fontana)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeL0_NHA3nc[/video]

Murder and racial justice in Baltimore, based on journalist David Simon’s A Year on the Killing Streets, starring Andre Braugher, Ned Beatty, Melissa Leo, Kyle Secor, Richard Belzer, Jon Polito, Daniel Baldwin, Clark Johnson and Yaphet Kotto. Produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. Pilot written by Paul Attanasio and directed by Levinson.

1993-94 | NYPD BLUE (Steven Bochco & David Milch)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO1Ybsnwhj4[/video]

Steven Bochco reinvents the cop drama again, this time in the fictional 15th precinct in New York, with TV-MA language and butt shots. Starring David Caruso, Dennis Franz, James McDaniel, Sherry Stringfield, Amy Brenneman, Nicholas Turturro, Gail O’Grady, Gordon Clapp and Sharon Lawrence. Produced by Bochco and David Milch. Pilot written by Milch and directed by Gregory Hoblit.

1994-95 to 1995-96 | ER (John Wells)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qVP7EcYHus[/video]

Life and death in a frenetic Chicago emergency room, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle and Gloria Reuben. Produced by John Wells. Pilot written by Michael Crichton and directed by Rod Holcomb.

1999 and 2001 | THE SOPRANOS (David Chase)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa7zf0rR3Us[/video]

Family drama set against the New Jersey mafia, with James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Vincent Pastore, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Drea de Matteo, David Proval, Aida Turturro and Nancy Marchand. Produced by David Chase. Pilot written and directed by Chase.

2000 | FREAKS AND GEEKS (Judd Apatow, Paul Feig)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-NR-FOv2Lo[/video]

Hilarious and soul-crushing high school drama in Michigan in 1980, with Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Busy Phillips, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty. Produced by Judd Apatow. Pilot written by Paul Feig and directed by Jake Kasdan.

January 29, 2017

Best picture redux (the 80s)

1980 | RAGING BULL (Martin Scorsese)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUp6d79WRVI[/video]

The nominees were …

Coal Miner’s Daughter
The Elephant Man
Ordinary People
Raging Bull
Tess


The nominees should have been …

Airplane!
The Empire Strikes Back
Ordinary People
Raging Bull
The Shining


Honorable mention

American Gigolo
Caddyshack
The Great Santini
Melvin and Howard


Best Picture | Ordinary People

Best Picture (redux) | Raging Bull

Man against man. Man against self. In black and white, with Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci.

Martin Scorsese’s third Best Picture (redux) win.

1981 | RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (Steven Spielberg)



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The nominees were …

Atlantic City
Chariots of Fire
On Golden Pond
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Reds


The nominees should have been …

Atlantic City
Blow Out
Body Heat
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Reds


Honorable mention

Modern Romance
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Prince of the City
The Road Warrior
Superman II
They All Laughed
Time Bandits


Best Picture | Chariots of Fire

Best Picture (redux) | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford beats the Nazis, directed by Steven Speilberg, screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, story by George Lucas and Phillip Kaufman.

1982 | E.T. the EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (Steven Spielberg)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR1-UFrcZ0k[/video]

The nominees were …

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Gandhi
Missing
Tootsie
The Verdict


The nominees should have been …

Blade Runner
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Diner
Tootsie
The Verdict


Honorable mention

48 Hrs.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Missing
Personal Best
Poltergeist
The Road Warrior
Victor Victoria


Best Picture | Gandhi

Best Picture (redux) | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Spielberg turns suburbia into a wonderland, wins consecutive Best Picture (redux) awards.

1983 | THE KING OF COMEDY (Martin Scorsese)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wVhCCo02P4[/video]

The nominees were …

The Big Chill
The Dresser
The Right Stuff
Tender Mercies
Terms of Endearment


The nominees should have been …

The King of Comedy
The Right Stuff
Risky Business
Tender Mercies
Terms of Endearment


Honorable mention

The Dead Zone
The Hunger
The Man with Two Brains
Trading Places


Best Picture | Terms of Endearment

Best Picture (redux) | The King of Comedy

A prescient satire of celebrity, with Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard.

Martin Scorsese’s fourth Best Picture (redux) win.

1984 | AMADEUS (Milos Foreman)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7kWQj9FCGY[/video]

The nominees were …

Amadeus
The Killing Fields
A Passage to India
Places in the Heart
A Soldier’s Story


The nominees should have been …

Amadeus
Ghostbusters
Once Upon a Time in America
The Terminator
This is Spinal Tap


Honorable mention

Beverly Hills Cop
Moscow on the Hudson
Paris, Texas
Repo Man
Stranger Than Paradise


Best Picture | Amadeus

Best Picture (redux) | Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was rock and roll’s original bad boy, but Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) won Best Actor.

1985 | BACK TO THE FUTURE (Robert Zemeckis)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvsgGtivCgs[/video]

The nominees were …

The Color Purple
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Out of Africa
Prizzi’s Honor
Witness


The nominees should have been …

After Hours
Back to the Future
Blood Simple
Brazil
Witness


Honorable mention

Lost in America
The Purple Rose of Cairo


Best Picture | Out of Africa

Best Picture (redux) | Back to the Future

One hell of a yarn, with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and a 1981 DeLorian DMC-12.

1986 | BLUE VELVET (David Lynch)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=senNDipdmPo[video]

The nominees were …

Children of a Lesser God
Hannah and Her Sisters
The Mission
Platoon
A Room with a View


The nominees should have been …

Aliens
Blue Velvet
Hannah and Her Sisters
Platoon
A Room with a View


Honorable mention

The Color of Money
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
The Fly
Little Shop of Horrors
Salvador


Best Picture | Platoon

Best Picture (redux) | Blue Velvet

Neo-noir mystery, with sex, violence and Dennis Hopper as a sociopath who huffs gas and tortures Isabella Rossellini. Set in Lumberton, N.C., filmed in Wilmington.

Oliver Stone made a bloody, messy war double feature with Platoon and Salvador, picking up two Best Screenplay nominations and winning Best Picture and Best Director for Platoon.

1987 | FULL METAL JACKET (Stanley Kubrick)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9f6JaaX7Wg[/video]

The nominees were …

Broadcast News
Fatal Attraction
Hope and Glory
The Last Emperor
Moonstruck


The nominees should have been …

Broadcast News
Full Metal Jacket
Hope and Glory
The Last Emperor
Moonstruck


Honorable mention

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
The Princess Pride
Radio Days
Raising Arizona


Best Picture | The Last Emperor

Best Picture (redux) | Full Metal Jacket

A war movie in two parts: Marine boot camp run by real-life drill instructor R. Lee Ermey and Matthew Modine’s “duality of man” in battle.

1988 | BULL DURHAM (Ron Shelton)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diX4myfR6vU[/video]

The nominees were …

The Accidental Tourist
Dangerous Liaisons
Mississippi Burning
Rain Man
Working Girl


The nominees should have been …

Bull Durham
Dangerous Liaisons
Die Hard
A Fish Called Wanda
Hairspray
Heathers
Midnight Run
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Wings of Desire
Working Girl


Honorable mention

Beetlejuice
Big
Clean and Sober
The Last Temptation of Christ


Best Picture | Rain Man

Best Picture (redux) | Bull Durham

A romantic comedy inside a sports movie. Or the other way around. Written and directed by Ron Shelton, with Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.

1989 | DO THE RIGHT THING (Spike Lee)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLYTObRhcSY[/video]

The nominees were …

Born on the Fourth of July
Dead Poets Society
Driving Miss Daisy
Field of Dreams
My Left Foot


The nominees should have been …

Born on the Fourth of July
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Do the Right Thing
Drugstore Cowboy
sex, lies and videotape


Honorable mention

Batman
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Glory
Roger & Me
Say Anything …
When Harry Met Sally …


Best Picture | Driving Miss Daisy

Best Picture (redux) | Do the Right Thing

The selection of Driving Miss Daisy as Best Picture is about Hollywood, racism and how the former views the latter. The Academy and its voters believe that if white people are nice to their help — Driving Miss Daisy, Crash and The Help — then they must not be racist. It is enlightenment through condescension.

Do the Right Thing is the best film ever made about race in America, with Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito and breakout performances by Rosie Perez and Robin Harris.

Forget about “How come you ain’t got no brothers up on the wall?” How come you ain’t got no brothers at the Oscars?

January 27, 2017

Best Picture redux (the 70s)

1970 | PATTON (Franklin J. Schaffner)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv9XNFpRdhg[/video]

The nominees were …

Airport
Five Easy Pieces
Love Story
MASH
Patton


The nominees should have been …

Five Easy Pieces
Husbands
MASH
Patton
Woodstock


Honorable mention

Diary of a Mad Housewife
I Never Sang for My Father


Best Picture | Patton

Best Picture (redux) | Patton

George C. Scott won Best Actor, but rejected the award, claiming the Oscars were “a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.”

You would have a hard time proving him wrong.

1971 | A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick)



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The nominees were …

A Clockwork Orange
Fiddler on the Roof
The French Connection
The Last Picture Show
Nicholas and Alexandra


The nominees should have been …

A Clockwork Orange
The French Connection
Harold and Maude
The Last Picture Show
McCabe & Mrs. Miller


Honorable mention

Bananas
Carnal Knowledge
Dirty Harry
Shaft
Straw Dogs
THX 1138


Best Picture | The French Connection

Best Picture (redux) | A Clockwork Orange

Ultra-violence in dystopian Britain, with a soundtrack by Rossini and Beethoven.

1972 | THE GODFATHER (Francis Ford Coppola)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNE2PvbesQU[/video]

The nominees were …

Cabaret
Deliverance
The Emigrants
The Godfather
Sounder


The nominees should have been …

Cabaret
Deliverance
Frenzy
The Godfather
Sounder


Honorable mention

The Getaway
The Heartbreak Kid
Pink Flamingos


Best Picture | The Godfather

Best Picture (redux) | The Godfather

The gangster film as family drama, with Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton.

1973 | MEAN STREETS (Martin Scorsese)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9xHpS10CZ0[/video]

The nominees were …

American Graffiti
Cries & Whispers
The Exorcist
The Sting
A Touch of Class


The nominees should have been …

American Graffiti
The Exorcist
Last Tango in Paris
Mean Streets
The Sting


Honorable mention

Coffy
The Day of the Jackal
Don’t Look Now
Enter the Dragon
The Last Detail
Serpico
Sleeper


Best Picture | The Sting

Best Picture (redux) | Mean Streets

Martin Scorsese’s most personal film and his first Best Picture (redux) win.

1974 | CHINATOWN (Roman Polanski)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37QkBc4IGY[/video]

The nominees were …

Chinatown
The Conversation
The Godfather: Part II
Lenny
The Towering Inferno


The nominees should have been …

Chinatown
The Conversation
The Godfather: Part II
A Woman Under the Influence
Young Frankenstein


Honorable mention

Badlands
Blazing Saddles
The Front Page
The Longest Yard
The Parallax View
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre


Best Picture | The Godfather: Part II

Best Picture (redux) | Chinatown

Film noir set in California during a water crisis, with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

Coppola had the best year, with The Godfather: Part II and The Conversation. A close second: Mel Brooks, who made Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.

1975 | ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (Milos Foreman)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrcDonY-B8[/video]

The nominees were …

Barry Lyndon
Dog Day Afternoon
Jaws
Nashville
One Few Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Barry Lyndon
Dog Day Afternoon
Jaws
Nashville
One Few Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Honorable mention

Love and Death
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Shampoo
The Stepford Wives
Three Days of the Condor


Best Picture | One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Best Picture (redux) | One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Jack Nicholson in a mental institution and Louise Fletcher as possibly the most hated villain in movies. Produced by Michael Douglas, with supporting performances by Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd and Will Sampson.

Cuckoo’s Nest won all five major Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay.


1976 | TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorsese)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QWL-FwX4t4[video]

The nominees were …

All the President’s Men
Bound for Glory
Network
Rocky
Taxi Driver


The nominees should have been …

All the President’s Men
The Bad News Bears
Network
Rocky
Taxi Driver


Honorable mention

Carrie
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Silent Movie


Best Picture | Rocky

Best Picture (redux) | Taxi Driver

Loneliness in crowded New York in the 1970s, with Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle and Cybill Shepherd.

Martin Scorsese’s second Best Picture (redux) win.

1977 | STAR WARS (George Lucas)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ734NWnAHA[/video]

The nominees were …

Annie Hall
The Goodbye Girl
Julia
Star Wars
The Turning Point


The nominees should have been …

Annie Hall
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Saturday Night Fever
Star Wars
The Turning Point


Honorable mention

Eraserhead
The Late Show
Opening Night
Rolling Thunder
Slap Shot


Best Picture | Annie Hall

Best Picture (redux) | Star Wars

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … George Lucas changed movies with his last good one.

1978 | THE DEER HUNTER (Michael Cimino)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCW9NsrV6VM[/video]

The nominees were …

Coming Home
The Deer Hunter
Heaven Can Wait
Midnight Express
An Unmarried Woman


The nominees should have been …

Coming Home
Days of Heaven
The Deer Hunter
Midnight Express
An Unmarried Woman


Honorable mention

Blue Collar
Halloween
Interiors
The Last Waltz
Superman


Best Picture | The Deer Hunter

Best Picture (redux) | The Deer Hunter

Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Savage play Russian roulette in Vietnam.

1979 | APOCALYPSE NOW (Francis Ford Coppola)



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The nominees were …

All That Jazz
Apocalypse Now
Breaking Away
Kramer vs. Kramer
Norma Rae


The nominees should have been …

Apocalypse Now
Being There
Breaking Away
Kramer vs. Kramer
Manhattan


Honorable mention

10
Alien
The China Syndrome
Dawn of the Dead
The Jerk
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
The Warriors


Best Picture | Kramer vs. Kramer

Best Picture (redux) | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola’s heart of darkness in Vietnam, with Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Marlon Brando.

January 25, 2017

Oscars redux (the 90s)

1990 | GOODFELLAS (Martin Scorsese)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3QpxNI-PtE[video]

The nominees were …

Awakenings
Dances with Wolves
Ghost
The Godfather: Part III
Goodfellas

The nominees should have been …

Goodfellas
The Grifters
Metropolitan
Miller’s Crossing
Reversal of Fortune


Honorable mention

Avalon
Edward Scissorhands
Misery


Best Picture | Dances with Wolves

Best Picture (redux) | Goodfellas

A New York mob story as sweeping epic, with Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and three Rolling Stones songs. It influenced Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson and David Chase’s The Sopranos.

Dances with Wolves won Best Picture, partly because Academy voters are always pleasantly surprised (or shocked) when an actor and first-time director makes a good movie. Kevin Costner won Best Director, too.

But not here. Martin Scorsese wins his fifth and final Best Picture (redux).

1991 | JFK (Oliver Stone)



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The nominees were …

Beauty and the Beast
Bugsy
JFK
The Prince of Tides
The Silence of the Lambs


The nominees should have been …

Barton Fink
Boyz n the Hood
JFK
The Silence of the Lambs
Thelma & Louise


Honorable mention

The Commitments
Jungle Fever
Terminator 2: Judgment Day


Best Picture | The Silence of the Lambs

Best Picture (redux) | JFK

Oliver Stone captures the paranoid, wacked-out zeitgeist of the 1960s in this masterpiece, with Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Joe Pesci and Donald Sutherland as Mr. X. Written by Stone and Zachary Sklar, based on two books, part truth, part conspiracy theory, a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma. 188 minutes, but it feels like 120.

1992 | UNFORGIVEN (Clint Eastwood)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftTX4FoBWlE[/video]

The nominees were …

The Crying Game
A Few Good Men
Howards End
Scent of a Woman
Unforgiven


The nominees should have been …

Howards End
Malcolm X
One False Move
The Player
Unforgiven


Honorable mention

Bob Roberts
Glengarry Glen Ross
Reservoir Dogs
White Men Can’t Jump


Best Picture | Unforgiven

Best Picture (redux) | Unforgiven

Clint Eastwood’s last Western, with Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman and Richard Harris.

1993 | SCHINDLER’S LIST (Steven Spielberg)



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The nominees were …

The Fugitive
In the Name of the Father
The Piano
The Remains of the Day
Schindler’s List


The nominees should have been …

Dazed and Confused
Groundhog Day
The Piano
Schindler’s List
Short Cuts


Honorable mention

The Age of Innocence
King of the Hill
In the Line of Fire
Mad Dog and Glory
Menace II Society
Naked
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Searching for Bobby Fischer
What’s Love Got to Do with It?


Best Picture | Schindler’s List

Best Picture (redux) | Schindler’s List

Steven Spielberg’s first great serious work and third Best Picture (redux) award.

1994 | PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino)



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The nominees were …

Forrest Gump
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Pulp Fiction
Quiz Show
The Shawshank Redemption


The nominees should have been …

Ed Wood
Hoop Dreams
Pulp Fiction
Quiz Show
The Shawshank Redemption


Honorable mention

Bullets Over Broadway
Cobb
Fresh
Heavenly Creatures
The Last Seduction
Little Women
Nobody’s Fool
Speed


Best Picture | Forrest Gump

Best Picture (redux) | Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino gives filmmaking an adrenaline shot to the heart, with John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel and Christopher Walken. It influenced pretty much everything for more than a decade.

1995 | TOY STORY (John Lasseter)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYz2wyBy3kc[video]

The nominees were …

Apollo 13
Babe
Braveheart
Il Postino: The Postman
Sense and Sensibility


The nominees should have been …

Apollo 13
Crumb
Leaving Las Vegas
Sense and Sensibility
Toy Story


Honorable mention

Dead Man Walking
Get Shorty
Heat
Nixon
To Die For


Best Picture | Braveheart

Best Picture (redux) | Toy Story

The beginning of Pixar’s Golden Age, with Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head.

1996 | FARGO (Joel and Ethan Coen)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn7LOhWYtqE[/video]

The nominees were …

The English Patient
Fargo
Jerry Maguire
Secrets & Lies
Shine


The nominees should have been …

The English Patient
Fargo
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Secrets & Lies
Trainspotting


Honorable mention

Big Night
Breaking the Waves
Get on the Bus
Lone Star
Sling Blade
Swingers
Tin Cup
Welcome to the Dollhouse
When We Were Kings


Best Picture | The English Patient

Best Picture (redux) | Fargo

The Coen Brothers mix comedy and murder in Minnesota, with Frances McDormand and William H. Macy.

1997 | BOOGIE NIGHTS (Paul Thomas Anderson)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOk0fsMGyck[/video]

The nominees were …

As Good as It Gets
The Full Monty
Good Will Hunting
L.A. Confidential
Titanic


The nominees should have been …

Boogie Nights
Jackie Brown
L.A. Confidential
The Sweet Hereafter
Titanic


Honorable mention

The Apostle
Cop Land
Face/Off
In the Company of Men
Wag the Dog


Best Picture | Titanic

Best Picture (redux) | Boogie Nights

Paul Thomas Anderson’s family allegory set inside the 1970s porn industry, with Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, William H. Macy, Heather Graham and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

1998 | OUT OF SIGHT (Steven Soderbergh)



[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te4G4EGjidM[/video]

The nominees were …

Elizabeth
Life Is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Thin Red Line


The nominees should have been …

Out of Sight
Rushmore
Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line
The Truman Show


Honorable mention

Affliction
The Big Lebowski
Bulworth
Gods and Monsters
Happiness
Rushmore
A Simple Plan


Best Picture | Shakespeare in Love

Best Picture (redux) | Out of Sight

The perfect mid-point between Steven Soderbergh’s arthouse and commercial sensibilities. Adapted from the novel by Elmore Leonard, with George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle and Albert Brooks.

1999 | BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (Spike Jonze)



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The nominees were …

American Beauty
The Cider House Rules
The Green Mile
The Insider
The Sixth Sense


The nominees should have been …

American Beauty
Being John Malkovich
The Insider
The Matrix
Magnolia
Office Space
The Sixth Sense
The Straight Story
Three Kings
Toy Story 2


Honorable mention

American Movie
Bringing Out the Dead
Election
Fight Club
The Thomas Crown Affair


Best Picture | American Beauty

Best Picture (redux) | Being John Malkovich

A puppeteer finds a portal into the mind of John Malkovich. Directed by Spike Jonze, screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, with John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener and John Malkovich as himself.

Entertainment Weekly called 1999 “The Year That Changed Movies” in November, lauding the varied greatness of Being John Malkovich, The Matrix, The Limey, Go, Run Lola Run, American Beauty, The Sixth Sense, Dogma and The Blair Witch Project. “Someday, 1999 will be etched on a microchip as the first year of 21st century filmmaking,” Jeff Gordiner wrote.

Esquire named it “The Last Great Year in Movies,” adding the still timely Boys Don’t Cry, Fight Club, American Pie, Three Kings, Election, Magnolia and working man’s anthem Office Space to the list. 1999 was among Uproxx’s greatest film years of the past half century, submitting The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Iron Giant, Eyes Wide Shut, Sleep Hollow, Toy Story 2, The Straight Story and the “underrated modern classic” Bringing Out the Dead for your consideration.

Then Harry Potter, Twilight and comic book movies swooped in like Tobey Maguire on a CGI web, dominating the multiplexes with their stadium seating and stadium parking, and the audacious 90s — embodied by the ambitious director in American Movie — floated away like that pretentious plastic bag in American Beauty.

December 7, 2016

2010s

Best drama series | Breaking Bad

Mad Men
Game of Thrones
The Americans
Men of a Certain Age


Best comedy series | Louie

Veep
Silicon Valley
Modern Family
Community


Best variety series | Key and Peele

Portlandia


Best actor (drama) | Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Best actress (drama) | Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Keri Russell, The Americans
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Claire Danes, Homeland

Best supporting actor (drama) | Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

Best supporting actress (drama) | Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best actor (comedy) | Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Louis C.K., Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best supporting actor (comedy) | Tony Hale, Veep

Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Danny Pudi, Community

Best actress (comedy) | Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Best supporting actress (comedy) | Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Allison Janney, Mom


Best miniseries | Olive Kitteridge (2014)

Show Me a Hero (2015)
Horace and Pete (2016)

Best movie |


Best producer (drama) | Vince Gilligan

Best producers (comedy) | Michael Schur

Most successful producer (comedy) | Chuck Lorre


Best writer (drama) | Matthew Weiner

Best writer (comedy) | Dan Harmon

Best writer | Louis C.K.


Best director (drama) |

Best director (comedy) |


One of a kind |

Polymath | Louis C.K.

Lena Dunham
Donald Glover

Playing themselves | Louis C.K., Louie

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
James Van Der Beek, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23

Best comedy team | Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Key & Peele

Danny Pudi and Donald Glover, Community

All-Star variety show cast | Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Key & Peele

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer


Best penultimate episode | Breaking Bad

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen | Breaking Bad

30 Rock