Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Felix 2018


Let's shake it up-- no points this year. Whoever guesses the most categories correctly will win.
Please email your selections to elizacalvin@gmail.com.

Best Picture:
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
“Dunkirk”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Director:
“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro


Lead Actor:
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Lead Actress:
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”


Supporting Actor:
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”


Supporting Actress :
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”


Animated Feature:
“The Boss Baby,” Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito
“The Breadwinner,” Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
“Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
“Ferdinand,” Carlos Saldanha
“Loving Vincent,” Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman


Animated Short:
“Dear Basketball,” Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant
“Garden Party,” Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon
“Lou,” Dave Mullins, Dana Murray
“Negative Space,” Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
“Revolting Rhymes,” Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer


Adapted Screenplay:
“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory
“The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
“Logan,” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
“Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin
“Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Original Screenplay:
“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh

Cinematography:
“Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins
“Darkest Hour,” Bruno Delbonnel
“Dunkirk,” Hoyte van Hoytema
“Mudbound,” Rachel Morrison
“The Shape of Water,” Dan Laustsen


Best Documentary Feature:
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman
“Faces Places,” JR, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda
“Icarus,” Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
“Last Men in Aleppo,” Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen
“Strong Island,” Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes


Best Documentary Short Subject:
“Edith+Eddie,” Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright
“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” Frank Stiefel
“Heroin(e),” Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon
“Knife Skills,” Thomas Lennon
“Traffic Stop,” Kate Davis, David Heilbroner


Best Live Action Short Film:
“DeKalb Elementary,” Reed Van Dyk
“The Eleven O’Clock,” Derin Seale, Josh Lawson
“My Nephew Emmett,” Kevin Wilson, Jr.
“The Silent Child,” Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton
“Watu Wote/All of Us,” Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen


Best Foreign Language Film:
“A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
“The Insult” (Lebanon)
“Loveless” (Russia)
“On Body and Soul (Hungary)
“The Square” (Sweden)


Film Editing:
“Baby Driver,” Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
“Dunkirk,” Lee Smith
“I, Tonya,” Tatiana S. Riegel
“The Shape of Water,” Sidney Wolinsky
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Jon Gregory


Sound Editing:
“Baby Driver,” Julian Slater
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mark Mangini, Theo Green
“Dunkirk,” Alex Gibson, Richard King
“The Shape of Water,” Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood


Sound Mixing:
“Baby Driver,” Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill
“Dunkirk,” Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo
“The Shape of Water,” Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick


Production Design:
“Beauty and the Beast,” Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer
“Blade Runner 2049,” Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
“Darkest Hour,” Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
“Dunkirk,” Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
“The Shape of Water,” Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau


Original Score:
“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer
“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood
“The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell


Original Song:
“Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” Mary J. Blige
“Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” Sufjan Stevens
“Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” Diane Warren, Common
“This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul


Makeup and Hair:
“Darkest Hour,” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick
“Victoria and Abdul,” Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
“Wonder,” Arjen Tuiten


Costume Design:
“Beauty and the Beast,” Jacqueline Durran
“Darkest Hour,” Jacqueline Durran
“Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges
“The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira
“Victoria and Abdul,” Consolata Boyle


Visual Effects:
“Blade Runner 2049,” John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick
“Kong: Skull Island,” Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, Mike Meinardus
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,”  Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, Neal Scanlan
“War for the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Joel Whist

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Congrats, Uncle Chan!

Uncle Chan has won the 2017 Felix!

Please disregard my comment on the previous post. Aunt Sara would have won, had La La Land actually won. But... Moonlight won.

F E L I X



BEST PICTURE - 20 pts

Arrival — Jo
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge — Tiffany/Sam
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures — Noah, RC
La La Land — Popop, Sara, Eliza
Lion
Manchester by the Sea -- Winnie
Moonlight — K1, Hannah, Grandma, K2

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - 15 pts

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea — K1, Noah
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge -- Winnie
Ryan Gosling, La La Land — Tiffany/Sam
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic — Jo, Hannah, K2
Denzel Washington, Fences — Popop, Sara, Eliza, Grandma, RC

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - 15 pts

Isabelle Huppert, Elle — Eliza
Ruth Negga, Loving — Hannah
Natalie Portman, Jackie -- Winnie
Emma Stone, La La Land — Popop, Sara, K1, Noah, Grandma, RC
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins — Jo, Tiffany/Sam, K2

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - 15 pts

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight — Popop, Sara, Jo, Eliza, K1, Noah, Grandma, K2, RC
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion — Hannah, Tiffany/Sam
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals -- Winnie

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -15 pts

Viola Davis, Fences — Popop, Sara, Eliza, Hannah, Noah, Grandma, RC
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion -- Winnie
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures — Jo, K1, Tiffany/Sam, K2
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - 10 pts

Kubo and the Two Strings — Noah, Tiffany/Sam
Moana — Popop, K1, Grandma, K2
My Life as a Zucchini -- Winnie
The Red Turtle
Zootopia — Sara, Jo, Eliza, Hannah, RC

CINEMATOGRAPHY - 10 pts

Arrival — Tiffany/Sam
La La Land — Popop, Sara, Eliza, K1, Hannah, Noah, RC, Winnie
Lion — K2
Moonlight — Grandma
Silence — Jo

DIRECTING - 10 pts

Arrival -- Winnie
Hacksaw Ridge — Jo
La La Land — Sara, Eliza, Noah, Tiffany/Sam, RC
Manchester by the Sea — K1
Moonlight — Popop, Hannah, Grandma, K2

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) - 10 pts

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro — Popop, K1, Grandma, K2
Life, Animated —Winnie
O.J.: Made in America — Sara, Jo, Eliza, Hannah, Noah, RC
13th — Tiffany/Sam

FILM EDITING - 10 pts

Arrival — K2
Hacksaw Ridge — Hannah
Hell or High Water — Tiffany/Sam
La La Land — Sara, Jo, Eliza, K1, Noah, RC, Winnie
Moonlight — Popop, Grandma

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - 10 pts

Land of Mine — Tiffany/Sam
A Man Called Ove — Jo, K1, Grandma
The Salesman — Hannah, Noah, RC
Tanna -- Winnie
Toni Erdmann — Popop, Sara, Eliza, K2

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) - 10 pts

Arrival -- Winnie
Fences — Popop, K1, Hannah
Hidden Figures — Tiffany/Sam, K2
Lion — Jo
Moonlight — Sara, Eliza, Noah, Grandma, RC


WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) - 10 pts

Hell or High Water — Hannah
La La Land — Noah, Grandma
The Lobster — Jo, Tiffany/Sam
Manchester by the Sea — Popop, Sara, Eliza, K1, K2, RC, Winnie
20th Century Women

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) - 5 pts

"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from La La Land
"Can’t Stop The Feeling" from Trolls -- Winnie
"City Of Stars" from La La Land — Sara, Eliza, K1
"The Empty Chair" from Jim: The James Foley Story — Grandma
"How Far I’ll Go" from Moana — Popop, Jo, Hannah, Noah, Tiffany/Sam, K2, RC


VISUAL EFFECTS - 5 pts

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange -- Winnie
The Jungle Book — Popop, Sara, Eliza, K2, RC
Kubo and the Two Strings — Grandma
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — Jo, K1, Hannah, Noah, Tiffany/Sam

SOUND EDITING - 5 pts

Arrival — Hannah, K2
Deepwater Horizon -- Winnie
Hacksaw Ridge — Noah, RC
La La Land — Popop, Sara, Eliza, K1, Grandma, Tiffany/Sam
Sully — Jo

PRODUCTION DESIGN - 5 pts

Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — Jo, Hannah, K2
Hail, Caesar! -- Winnie
La La Land — Popop, Sara, Eliza, K1, Noah, Grandma, Tiffany/Sam, RC
Passengers

COSTUME DESIGN - 5 pts

Allied -- Winnie
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — Jo, K1, Tiffany/Sam, K2
Florence Foster Jenkins — Hannah
Jackie — Popop, Sara, RC
La La Land — Eliza, Noah, Grandma

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) - 5 pts

Jackie -- Winnie
La La Land — Popop, Sara, Eliza, K1, Hannah, Noah, Grandma, Tiffany/Sam, K2, RC
Lion
Moonlight — Jo
Passengers

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) - 3 pts

Blind Vaysha — K1, Grandma
Borrowed Time — Noah
Pear Cider and Cigarettes -- Winnie
Pearl — Hannah, Tiffany/Sam
Piper — Popop, Sara, Jo, Eliza, K2, RC

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT) - 3 pts

Extremis -- Winnie
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin — Grandma
Watani: My Homeland — Jo, K1, Popop, Hannah
The White Helmets — Sara, Eliza, Noah, Tiffany/Sam, K2, RC

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) - 3 pts

Ennemis Intérieurs — RC
La Femme et le TGV — Jo, Hannah, Noah
Silent Nights -- Winnie
Sing — Popop, Sara, Eliza, K1, Grandma, K2

Timecode — Tiffany/Sam

Friday, February 10, 2017

Felix 2017

E-mail your selections to elizacalvin@gmail.com or comment!

Oscar night is Sunday, February 26.

BEST PICTURE - 20 pts

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - 15 pts

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - 15 pts

Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - 15 pts

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -15 pts

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - 10 pts

Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

CINEMATOGRAPHY - 10 pts

Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

DIRECTING - 10 pts

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) - 10 pts

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th

FILM EDITING - 10 pts

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - 10 pts

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) - 10 pts

Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight


WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) - 10 pts

Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) - 5 pts

"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from La La Land
Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

"Can’t Stop The Feeling" from Trolls
Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster

"City Of Stars" from La La Land
Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

"The Empty Chair" from Jim: The James Foley Story
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting

"How Far I’ll Go" from Moana
Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

VISUAL EFFECTS - 5 pts

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

SOUND EDITING - 5 pts

Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

PRODUCTION DESIGN - 5 pts

Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

COSTUME DESIGN - 5 pts

Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) - 5 pts

Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) - 3 pts

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT) - 3 pts

Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets


SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) - 3 pts

Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy birthday, Grandma!

Happy birthday, Grandma!


Our family had a very nice Christmas weekend. Last night we had the Sahins and Hendrickses over and we had a lovely talent show. Ferat played saz and sang, Noah did a reading of a New York Times wedding announcement, Laura and Chiara sang Hammond Song, there was a rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, 'On This Day Everywhere' was performed on bottles, the Sahins did an amazing cover of 'Guns and Ships' from the musical Hamilton.

My contribution was the following documentary about a special dog named Winnie.




Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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