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Sunday, February 29, 2004  

The Jeffies, 2004

All right, here we go. Based on recent movie-viewing, we have some late-breaking changes. You'll notice that among the nominees for Grand Jeffy is the unreviewed Goodbye Lenin. It is unreviewed because it just got added. I realized only just now that it was actually released in 2003 and was snubbed by the Oscar committe. Not the Jeffies--here at HQ, we've decided to recognize it. As a result of Lenin's inclusion, there are a couple of changes in the acting list, too.

All right, cue the drumroll...

Petit Jeffy (Grand Jeffy nominees)
American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, dir.)
Goodbye Lenin (Wolfgang Becker, dir.)
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, dir.)
Return of the King (Peter Jackson, dir.)

And the Jeffy goes to ... a film that will be named later. ;-)

Best Actress
Maria Bello, The Cooler
Hope Davis, American Splendor
Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation
Katrin Sass, Goodbye Lenin
Charlize Theron, Monster

And the Jeffy goes to ... Charlize Theron

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dirty Pretty Things
Paul Giamatti, American Splendor
Johnny Hallyday, Man on the Train
Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
Jean Rochefort, Man on the Train

And the Jeffy goes to ... Bill Murray

Best Supporting Actress
Miranda Otto, Return of the King
Archie Panjabi, Bend it Like Beckham
Christina Ricci, Monster
Maria Simon, Goodbye Lenin

And the Jeffy goes to ... Miranda Otto

Best Supporting Actor
Sean Astin, The Return of the King
Zlatko Buric, Dirty Pretty Things
John Robinson, Elephant
Andy Serkis, The Return of the King
Khleo Thomas, Holes

And the Jeffy goes to ... Sean Astin

Best Screenplay
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, American Splendor
Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
Claude Klotz, Man on the Train
Steven Knight, Dirty Pretty Things
Wolfgang Becker, Hendrik Handloegten, Bernd Lichtenberg, Achim von Borries, Goodbye Lenin

And the Jeffy goes to ... Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

Best Director
Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
Peter Jackson, Return of the King
Nathaniel Kahn, My Architect
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, American Splendor
Gus Van Sant, Elephant

And the Jeffy goes to ... Peter Jackson

Best Foreign Picture
Dirty Pretty Things, Stephen Frears
Man on the Train, Petrice Leconte
Goodbye Lenin, Wolfgang Becker

And the Jeffy goes to ... Goodbye Lenin

Special Jury Award
School of Rock - You hope it's as good as it looks, but it's better.

Big Stinky (Worst film of the year)
Paycheck (John Woo, dir) I should note that Gigli was sufficiently horrifying to scare me off. No doubt it was worse, but I don't want to be presumptuous.

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