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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.