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Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 12, 2004, 09:01:01 PM
VOTE FOR THE XIXAX AWARDS (http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=5182&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=176)


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It's time to vote for the 2004 Xixax Awards nominations!

Send your votes in through PM, following all the rules. The deadline is January 25.

note: City of God & Russian Ark are eligible this year (they weren't last year). If you have other eligibility questions, or any questions at all, ask them here.


THE RULES:

you have to
1. vote privately:
. . . .If your username begins begins with A-F (or a #), send your ballot to MacGuffin (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=9)
. . . .If your username begins begins with G-M, send your ballot to Jeremy Blackman (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=21)
. . . .If your username begins begins with N-S, send your ballot to RegularKarate (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=63)
. . . .If your username begins begins with T-Z, send your ballot to ©brad (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=60)
. . . .(note that this is different from the Dekapenticon)
2. copy the provided form below and paste it into your PM
3. (if it's not an acting category) only list the movie in each category, not the person who would win
4. specify the actor and movie (for the acting categories), like this: Actor - "Movie"
5. use the most common title in the case of foreign films (ask if you're not sure)
6.  use full titles ("Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" instead of "LOTR: FOTR")
7. (for the DVD category) specify the original theatrical release date if there are different versions or remakes (for example, Ocean's 11)
8. nominate titles in alphabetical order
9. title your PM "xixax awards 2004" (please!)

you should
1. be honest
2. vote from personal opinion and not consensus

you can't
1. nominate more than 5 movies per category
2. send more than one ballot
3. vote from different memberships (we know your IP)
4. make your nominations with caps lock on
5. nominate publicly
6. put "the" before anything
7. change your ballot

you can
1. nominate fewer than 5


copy and paste--

BEST FILM
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 BEST DIRECTOR
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 BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
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 BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
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 BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE
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 BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE
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 BEST SCREENPLAY
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 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
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 BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
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 BEST EDITING
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 BEST SOUND
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 BEST DEBUT FILM
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 BEST DOCUMENTARY
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 BEST DVD
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Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 12, 2004, 09:45:25 PM
question: the three leads from 21 grams.  leading? or supporting?
watts, del toro, penn

question: the three leads from mystic river. leading or supporting?
bacon, robbins, penn

that seems like a stupid question huh?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 12, 2004, 09:57:35 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
question: the three leads from 21 grams.  leading? or supporting?
watts, del toro, penn

question: the three leads from mystic river. leading or supporting?
bacon, robbins, penn


Let's call them all leads. Definitely.

It may split the vote, but it's only fair, based on the roles' strength/prominence.

Natalie Portman in "Cold Mountain" would be supporting. I think that's the scale we're looking for. Our definition of "leading" may be a little more expansive than usual...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 12, 2004, 09:58:16 PM
okay cool.  and is City Of God a debut film or not?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 12, 2004, 10:09:04 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
and is City Of God a debut film or not?


It is a debut film, because it's a first full-length feature. It's eligible for Best Film and Best Debut, but I'm guessing it would be better placed under Best Film.

Best Debut is more like "it's not the best film of the year, but it's really good for a debut"...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Weak2ndAct on January 12, 2004, 10:22:02 PM
Irreversible?  Dogville?  Spellbound?  Eligible?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 13, 2004, 12:06:15 AM
MacGuffin says:

Quote from: MacGuffin
"Irreversible" is since it came out in the US in 2003.
"Dogville" has yet to come on in the US and has only done the festival circuit, so I'd say no. Also most members here have yet to see it.
"Spellbound" is a toss up. It was nominated for the Oscars held in 2003, but I don't think it got a release until 2003.

Let's say Spellbound is elligible, because according to imdb, its first non-festival limited release was in April 2003 (New York).
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 13, 2004, 08:08:34 AM
Best DVD is of all DVD's of all time, right?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on January 13, 2004, 08:13:40 AM
Quote from: Walrus, KooKookajoob
Best DVD is of all DVD's of all time, right?

wrong, that refers to best dvd released in north america in the year 2003.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 13, 2004, 08:57:55 AM
is Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind eligible, considering imdb lists the release date as a limited Dec 31, 2002 (and a 2003 release for Canada)???
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 13, 2004, 10:26:13 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
is Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind eligible, considering imdb lists the release date as a limited Dec 31, 2002 (and a 2003 release for Canada)???


No. It won the Xixax Award for Best Debut Film last year.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 13, 2004, 10:31:25 AM
Fudge.


Oh, and best dvd can be any dvd released this year, including older movies?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 13, 2004, 10:36:50 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Oh, and best dvd can be any dvd released this year, including older movies?


Yes.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: abuck1220 on January 13, 2004, 10:52:09 AM
what about gerry? it showed at sundance in 2002, but it wasn't released in the us until february of 2003, and that was in limited release.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 13, 2004, 10:54:33 AM
Quote from: abuck1220
what about gerry? it showed at sundance in 2002, but it wasn't released in the us until february of 2003, and that was in limited release.


"Gerry" is eligible.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 13, 2004, 10:59:51 AM
The general guideline:

Film festival releases don't count. Limited and wide releases do.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: abuck1220 on January 13, 2004, 11:20:51 AM
so cinemania and the good thief are good to go.
Title: Re: The Xixax Awards: NOMINATE
Post by: Fernando on January 13, 2004, 11:55:01 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman

you can
1. nominate fewer than 5



Besides that, can I skip a category? For example I haven't seen any documentaries released in the US in 2003.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: phil marlowe on January 13, 2004, 12:01:52 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
"Dogville" has yet to come on in the US and has only done the festival circuit, so I'd say no.

not only has the movies now out in the u.s. yet to be released here, the movies now out here has also yet to be released in the u.s. !

i have to steal and i have to steal fast
Title: Re: The Xixax Awards: NOMINATE
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 13, 2004, 01:51:43 PM
Quote from: Fernando
can I skip a category?


Absolutely.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 13, 2004, 01:59:34 PM
Can we create our own categories, like Best Nipples In A Feature Film, or are we just gonna give that one to Naomi Watts straight off the bat?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 13, 2004, 02:08:38 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Can we create our own categories


Yes, just keep 'em to yourself.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: godardian on January 13, 2004, 03:04:11 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: SoNowThen
Can we create our own categories


Yes, just keep 'em to yourself.


Yes, it should go without saying which kinds of self-created categories would obviously be considered a tad too personal/irrelevant for inclusion.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 13, 2004, 03:06:13 PM
I WAS MAKING A MOTHERFUCKING JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Sheesh.... no one else thought that was the least bit amusing? How uptight is this operation?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 13, 2004, 03:11:59 PM
Don't get all j_scott_stroup on us.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: godardian on January 13, 2004, 03:12:20 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
How uptight is this operation?


Less than a church... yet more than a strip club or adult book store. That seems fair and comfortable enough for most to live with.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 13, 2004, 03:13:40 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Don't get all j_scott_stroup on us.


Haha, I'm out of the loop... what's that all about?





Seriously though, you didn't actually think I wanted that category, did you? I mean, it's pretty obvious that it was for yuks...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 13, 2004, 03:15:06 PM
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: SoNowThen
How uptight is this operation?


Less than a church... yet more than a strip club or adult book store. That seems fair and comfortable enough for most to live with.


Actually, ever been in one of those places (the second two)? They're the most uptight places around...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cron on January 13, 2004, 03:15:22 PM
ahh.... it's  all too bad. i feel like the only two films i saw in the whole year where Kill Bill and Dogville. half of them are un-nominable.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: godardian on January 13, 2004, 03:45:49 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: SoNowThen
How uptight is this operation?


Less than a church... yet more than a strip club or adult book store. That seems fair and comfortable enough for most to live with.


Actually, ever been in one of those places (the second two)? They're the most uptight places around...


Yes, and yes. And you have a point... up to a point. But you knew what I meant, mister: The content and tone; the feel and consideration of what's for general conversation and what's maybe best reserved for more anatomy-specific threads and boards.  :)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 13, 2004, 05:01:38 PM
Quote from: abuck1220
so cinemania[/i] and the good thief are good to go.

I would certainly hope so. :wink:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 13, 2004, 07:23:47 PM
Would the Director's Labels be considered Documentaries with all the interviews and such on them?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 13, 2004, 07:36:45 PM
Quote from: Walrus, KooKookajoob
Would the Director's Labels be considered Documentaries with all the interviews and such on them?


No. They didn't have a theatrical release.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ©brad on January 13, 2004, 08:30:56 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Don't get all j_scott_stroup on us.


hahah. so true.

macman gets funnier by the day.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on January 13, 2004, 08:40:38 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Haha, I'm out of the loop... what's that all about?

he's the new neatahwanta, but with lists.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: billybrown on January 13, 2004, 10:21:06 PM
Quote from: P
Quote from: SoNowThen
Haha, I'm out of the loop... what's that all about?

he's the new neatahwanta, but with lists.


What's a neatahwanta, but with lists?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 13, 2004, 10:35:01 PM
Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: P
Quote from: SoNowThen
Haha, I'm out of the loop... what's that all about?

he's the new neatahwanta, but with lists.


What's a neatahwanta, but with lists?

 :roll:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 13, 2004, 10:38:35 PM
Quote from: abuck1220
so cinemania and the good thief are good to go.


Yes and yes.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: BonBon85 on January 14, 2004, 12:12:27 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: Walrus, KooKookajoob
Would the Director's Labels be considered Documentaries with all the interviews and such on them?


No. They didn't have a theatrical release.


But they're ok for the DVD category, right?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 14, 2004, 12:16:12 AM
Quote from: BonBon85
But they're ok for the DVD category, right?


Yep. And I'm guessing that each Directors DVD would be it's own separate ballot space. Confirmation on that, Jeremy?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Spike on January 14, 2004, 08:09:39 AM
So, just alphabetical order for the titles? So I can nominate actors in the order I want?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 14, 2004, 11:22:34 AM
For the dvds, can we nominate box sets, or do we have to pick films individually?

eg. Three Colors, Antoine Doinel
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 14, 2004, 04:30:24 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
And I'm guessing that each Directors DVD would be it's own separate ballot space. Confirmation on that, Jeremy?

Yes.

Quote from: SoNowThen
For the dvds, can we nominate box sets, or do we have to pick films individually?

eg. Three Colors, Antoine Doinel

Films individually. To be really fair, we would have to have a different category for box sets.

Quote from: Spike
So, just alphabetical order for the titles? So I can nominate actors in the order I want?

It doesn't really matter as much for the actors, but alphabetical by actor name would be nice.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 14, 2004, 04:35:18 PM
Can we then have a separate category for box sets, please? Because I think it's pretty stupid to nominate a film like White, taking it out of the context of the trilogy...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 14, 2004, 04:41:33 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Can we then have a separate category for box sets, please? Because I think it's pretty stupid to nominate a film like White, taking it out of the context of the trilogy...


No, I think we have enough categories... and we really want each category to be strong. I mean, how many box sets are there compared to general DVDs in a given year, and how many people (besides MacGuffin) can buy enough box sets to have a good idea of what's the best?

Including box sets as a whole gives them an unfair advantage. Like, a Kubrick Collection or a trilogy would probably be better than a given individual movie.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 14, 2004, 04:50:56 PM
so even though the Alien Quadrilogy is a monument of awesome dvdness, we cant nominate it?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: RegularKarate on January 14, 2004, 04:53:42 PM
no... I agree with Jeremy that it's not fair.

Though the only place that's really going to snag is with films like the Indiana Jones Trilogy that is ONLY available as a boxed set.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Gamblour. on January 14, 2004, 09:21:39 PM
I don't agree with this no box-set thing. DVDs that are sold in box-sets are sold like that for a reason. As a dvd category, we are not judging on the movies individually, but on the product as a whole, specifically the special features. Which ever dvd contains the most-comprehensive special features should be the winner, because the special features are included specifically to help you understand the film better. If it just so happens that a film follows or precedes a film in the series, combining the films in a box set only stands to enhance the understanding of the film and the series as a whole.

When you purchase a box-set, that is the dvd product, and should be judged on its own, not its individual parts.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman

Including box sets as a whole gives them an unfair advantage. Like, a Kubrick Collection or a trilogy would probably be better than a given individual movie.


No shit it would be better, that's part of the product. When we're judging dvds, it should be the whole that stands to make it the best selection. Sure, director's box-sets might have grounds to be disqualified because there isn't much of a link between the stories of the films. However, Blue, White, and Red should not be set apart, they are one in the same, they go together. Indiana Jones should not be split up either, the bonus disc is the clincher of the dvd set, you wouldn't vote for Temple of Doom, because you'd be voting based on the film. Would you want us to nominate the bonus disc only? The films are a part of the set. This is really a bad move.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on January 14, 2004, 09:27:01 PM
Red, White, and Blue can all be bought individually.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on January 14, 2004, 09:29:04 PM
Quote from: Gambloren das Manhören
I don't agree with this no box-set thing. DVDs that are sold in box-sets are sold like that for a reason. As a dvd category, we are not judging on the movies individually, but on the product as a whole, specifically the special features.

dude, if ppl can follow that concept it would work, but u know they will end up voting for the movie and not the dvd. just like they got confused about the dekapenticon, voting for their favorite and expecting "the best".

if the ppl can understand that the dvd category means THE DVD AND ITS FEATURES AND HOW IT COMPLIMENTS THE FILM, then sure, by all means vote for box-sets.

but if one vote comes in for a fucking bare-bones dvd of mulholland drive or sumshit, then u will know the ppl aren't ready for this category.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 14, 2004, 09:40:12 PM
Quote from: Gambloren das Manhören
No shit it would be better, that's part of the product.


So it's an entirely different product than the normal DVD, isn't it? How could it possibly compete in the same category?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Gamblour. on January 14, 2004, 09:41:27 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
Red, White, and Blue can all be bought individually.


Quote from: Gambloren das Manhören
If it just so happens that a film follows or precedes a film in the series, combining the films in a box set only stands to enhance the understanding of the film and the series as a whole.

When you purchase a box-set, that is the dvd product, and should be judged on its own, not its individual parts.


Quote from: P
dude, if ppl can follow that concept it would work, but u know they will end up voting for the movie and not the dvd. just like they got confused about the dekapenticon, voting for their favorite and expecting "the best".


I don't see how this could be that hard to follow. I didn't vote for a certain movie that came out dvd this year, even though it was my favorite film of last year, because its features were awful. I really can't see how people would get confused and vote for their favorite movies that came out on dvd.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sleuth on January 14, 2004, 09:48:52 PM
CANCEL ALL XIXAX AWARD
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Gamblour. on January 14, 2004, 09:50:20 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Gambloren das Manhören
No shit it would be better, that's part of the product.


So it's an entirely different product than the normal DVD, isn't it? How could it possibly compete in the same category?


Why are we splitting up box-sets to make things "fair"? It makes no sense to me.

Just as an example: If the Alien Quadrilogy has the best special features, shouldn't it win? Otherwise, by the way you want it to be, you'd have some people voting for Alien or Aliens, the vote would split everywhere, when they all clearly are voting for the same set. If someone thinks a box-set is so good that they're gonna vote for the individual movies of the set, then the set should be seen as one dvd.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on January 14, 2004, 10:01:11 PM
Quote from: Slorg
CANCEL ALL XIXAX AWARD

CANCEL ALL SLORG

HE HAS FALLEN OFF
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sleuth on January 14, 2004, 10:14:16 PM
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsss
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on January 14, 2004, 10:15:03 PM
AND IS DEFLATING
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 14, 2004, 10:28:39 PM
Quote from: P
but if one vote comes in for a fucking bare-bones dvd of mulholland drive or sumshit, then u will know the ppl aren't ready for this category.

i agree.  like, i wont nominate any dvd that comes in standard casing, because if the packaging isnt thought out enough to do something beyond the snapper or the keepcase, than it aint BEST.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 15, 2004, 05:46:56 AM
Quote from: Gambloren das Manhören
Otherwise, by the way you want it to be, you'd have some people voting for Alien or Aliens, the vote would split everywhere, when they all clearly are voting for the same set.

Yes, this is what I agree with especially. Take the Chaplin Collection for example. It was released/advertised as a box set and so I bought it as the first volume of the Collection. Splitting up the 4 films screws up the voting because they all have great features for the set. It's nearly impossible to choose; it comes down to basically choosing which of the 4 Chaplin films you prefer the most because the special features are so good, they're equal to each other.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 15, 2004, 08:57:27 AM
The Adventures Of Antoine Doinel
Three Colors Trilogy
Fassbinder BRD Trilogy


if those aren't on a "best" dvd list for this year, then a dvd list ain't worth doing

so let's sort it out
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Fernando on January 15, 2004, 10:40:47 AM
Guys, why waste time arguing about the dvd's and what not?
You all know this will win.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000G02H.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 15, 2004, 10:45:20 AM
Quote from: Fernando
Guys, why waste time arguing about the dvd's and what not?
You all know this will win.
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

i wont vote for it.  the extras suck.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Redlum on January 15, 2004, 10:49:09 AM
...well last year The Royal Tenebaums beat the Extended edition of Fellowship of the ring, so anythings possible in that catergory.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 15, 2004, 03:51:48 PM
Just a pre-emptive explanation... Sarah Bolger from In America is eligible for Best Female Performance (as opposed to "supporting"). Same goes with Gretchen Mol in The Shape of Things.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 15, 2004, 03:52:31 PM
Are we gonna get a definitive (and hopefully satisfying) answer to the dvd question?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Derek on January 15, 2004, 03:55:08 PM
I wanted to vote for this, but I had a hard time finding 5 movies to fill the slots, let alone the other categories. Haven't seen much this year...just give it all to Return of the King. Haven't seen Lost In Translation, but it seems like a very slight movie.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 15, 2004, 04:14:52 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Are we gonna get a definitive (and hopefully satisfying) answer to the dvd question?

The verdict was given, as far as I know. A single DVD is so different from a collection of DVDs that they're incompatible.

Quote from: Derek
I wanted to vote for this, but I had a hard time finding 5 movies to fill the slots, let alone the other categories. Haven't seen much this year...just give it all to Return of the King. Haven't seen Lost In Translation, but it seems like a very slight movie.

NO, PLEASE!

You can vote for as much or as little as you want, anything will help give us more democratic results. A ballot with just a few votes is perfectly fine, especially if the alternative is nothing.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 15, 2004, 04:20:25 PM
So we're not voting for box sets then?

I suppose that's fair. But I'm left wanting. :?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Gamblour. on January 15, 2004, 06:25:31 PM
Edit: I shouldn't have posted that publicly, sorry.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on January 16, 2004, 01:34:09 PM
Supporting vs Lead

Patricia Clarkson in Station Agent?
Hope Davis in American Splendor?
Ludivine Sagnier in Swimming Pool?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ComixFan on January 16, 2004, 11:56:56 PM
Quote from: themodernage02

i wont vote for it.  the extras suck.


But the Matress Man commercial is friggin' hilarious.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 17, 2004, 01:29:15 AM
Quote from: SHAFTR
Supporting vs Lead

Patricia Clarkson in Station Agent?
Hope Davis in American Splendor?
Ludivine Sagnier in Swimming Pool?

Patricia Clarkson & Hope Davis - Lead.

We're guessing Ludivine Sagnier is supporting in Swimming Pool, with Charlotte Rampling leading. I suppose that's debatable, though.
Title: Re: The Xixax Awards: NOMINATE
Post by: MacGuffin on January 19, 2004, 04:51:05 PM
Just a reminder:

Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
The deadline is January 25.


Less than a week to go! Go to Page 1 for all the details.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 20, 2004, 12:16:23 PM
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm waiting 'til the night of the 24th to send my list in. That way I can cram as many 2003 movies I missed into this week, thus being as fair as my biased little mind will allow into the selection process. Perhaps many are doing this, and that's why so few have sent in their selections...

just a thought
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 20, 2004, 12:43:04 PM
i was going to try to squeeze in In America and possibly House Of Sand And Fog first, but i was running out of time and didnt want to wait and then forget so i just sent mine in.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 20, 2004, 12:47:54 PM
Pirates, Gerry, Owning Mahony, and The Cooler should be watched by the end of the week.

Does Big Fish count for 2003? I hope not, as I just don't have time to see it...



Oh, I would also like to take this moment to remind everyone about the stellar dvd releases in January, not the least of which is Band Of Outsiders. Transfer and extras are primo -- I would keep that in mind when picking my 5 dvd noms...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 20, 2004, 02:46:54 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Does Big Fish count for 2003?

Yes.

Quote from: SoNowThen
Oh, I would also like to take this moment to remind everyone about the stellar dvd releases in January, not the least of which is Band Of Outsiders. Transfer and extras are primo -- I would keep that in mind when picking my 5 dvd noms...

Can somebody share a link to some 2003 DVD releases? I think we need some help with this category...

Once again, I encourage everyone to vote, even if your ballot has a lot of empty spaces. We really need more votes...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 20, 2004, 02:57:02 PM
Good dvds SoNowThen can think of that came out this year:

Once Upon A Time In America
Once Upon A Time In The West
La Strada
Adventures Of Antoine Doinel box
Three Colors Trilogy
Le Cercle Rouge
Band Of Outsiders
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Knife In The Water
The Bergman film Trilogy
BRD Trilogy
Schizopolis
Straw Dogs
Two Towers: Extended
Umberto D
Throne Of Blood
Gangs Of New York
Black Hawk Down: Special Edition
Casablanca
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
Tokyo Story
In A Lonely Place
Femme Fatale
All The Real Girls
All That Jazz

...to name a few
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 20, 2004, 03:11:46 PM
to name some more...

Alien Quadrilogy
West Side Story: Special Edition
Finding Nemo
The Lion King: Platinum Collection
Punch-Drunk Love
The Adventures Of Indiana Jones Box Set
Scarface: Deluxe Gift Set
The Matrix Reloaded
The Adventures Of Robin Hood
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Seabiscuit: 2 Disc Collectors Set
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Pirates Of The Carribean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
The Pianist: 2/3 Disc Canadian Edition
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
X2
The Chaplin Collection Volume One
About A Boy
25th Hour
About Schmidt
Road To Perdition
Solaris
Adaptation
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 20, 2004, 03:42:49 PM
Let's not forget the Fox Studio Classics such as SUNRISE (:wink:), Trouble in Paradise, and the Best of the Will Ferrell.

And um.... may I ask for an extension for January 28th perhaps? I ask because I'm seeing Monster, Girl With A Pearl Earring, and the House of Sand and Fog on the 27th. Is this extension possible or do you just want what I have now?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cron on January 20, 2004, 04:07:09 PM
just enter www.dvd.ign.com and watch the release dates on each dvd.  that form you'll know if it's 2003 or not.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 20, 2004, 04:15:10 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Is this extension possible or do you just want what I have now?

well, just remember even if you dont nominate the films, if you see them before final voting you'll be able to vote for them as long as they're on the ballot.
i am not an admin
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: xerxes on January 20, 2004, 09:01:15 PM
so if patricia clarkson's work in the station agent is not going to be considered supporting (which i'm pretty sure i read somewhere in here), does that mean that the same will go for bobby cannavale?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 20, 2004, 09:14:55 PM
Bobby Cannavale is supporting.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 21, 2004, 11:39:50 AM
Can we vote for 400 Blows as a dvd, seeing as how it was remastered and has more extras than the original Criterion oop disc?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: RegularKarate on January 21, 2004, 01:57:25 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Can we vote for 400 Blows as a dvd, seeing as how it was remastered and has more extras than the original Criterion oop disc?


If this version was released in '03, then I would imagine so
Title: ...
Post by: Myxo on January 21, 2004, 02:20:33 PM
I wonder if PDL will win "Best DVD"

:?
Title: Re: ...
Post by: Pubrick on January 21, 2004, 10:37:20 PM
Quote from: Myxomatosis
I wonder if PDL will win "Best DVD"

:?

if it does then i will campaign for the DVD category to be taken off next year's XIXAXIES. ppl are just not ready for it.

anyway VOTE NOW SLACKERS DON'T YOU CARE ABOUT THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSE?????????? YOU DON'T WANT SLORG TO WIN AGAIN DO YOU?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: life_boy on January 21, 2004, 10:55:24 PM
How about a little senseless campaigning?

For Your Consideration: Best DVD
(http://www.dvdplanet.com/productimages/front/36139.jpg)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 21, 2004, 11:05:17 PM
Quote from: life_boy
How about a little senseless campaigning?

How about not?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 22, 2004, 09:34:12 AM
:roll:

*ahem*

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00007CVS2.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg)(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000093NR1.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg)(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000093NR2.01._PE10_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 22, 2004, 11:01:02 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: life_boy
How about a little senseless campaigning?

How about not?


So someone who wanted to make a case for "May" or "Cabin Fever" for Best Debut Film should keep it to themselves?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 22, 2004, 11:08:16 AM
oops, forgot about May.  not about Cabin Fever though.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 22, 2004, 11:16:00 AM
Hey! Stop it!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 22, 2004, 11:42:46 AM
I must say, there really was a SPLENDOR of AMERICAN movies this year...

...I guess it would be hard to pick a favorite.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 22, 2004, 11:57:26 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
I must say, there really was a SPLENDOR of AMERICAN movies this year...

...I guess it would be hard to pick a favorite.


I SEE what you mean. By the way, right now I'm having breakfast and buttering a BISCUIT.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 22, 2004, 12:41:15 PM
oh thats interesting because i was just heating up my PETER in a frying PAN.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on January 22, 2004, 12:47:14 PM
ACTUALLY, that must be quite painful.  Don't you LOVE it when that happens?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ©brad on January 22, 2004, 12:49:56 PM
oh, i see what's going on here. so the trick is to separate the words in the title and bold them, instead of simply saying finding nemo was really great. right?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cron on January 22, 2004, 12:59:24 PM
HAHAHAHA you guys are tons of fun . :)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Fernando on January 22, 2004, 01:23:55 PM
Dear Lord, of all the things you have said nothing rings the bell to me, I shall return to my home and ponder...of all riddles you've been saying which one would be the king?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: abuck1220 on January 22, 2004, 03:14:59 PM
gerry!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 22, 2004, 03:57:01 PM
That's it, you're all disqualified.

How can you so disrespectfully undermine the process? It's like we're in kindergarten.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: samsong on January 22, 2004, 11:54:27 PM
elephant
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: brockly on January 23, 2004, 01:44:27 AM
hmmm, there's something fishy going on around here, but my brain ain't big enough to figure it out :(
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on January 23, 2004, 03:30:54 AM
to the best of my recollection i can't picture a year that had so many deserving winners, however, there can be only one..  IN light of these transgressions, AMERICA, all your votes are disqualified. booyah!

ps. this thread kills me, good job everybody.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cron on January 23, 2004, 08:22:04 AM
if only my english was better...  i guess some things get lost in translation.

how much does love weighs, btw?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 23, 2004, 08:46:10 AM
Listen, with two days left, I'd like to make a small plea to everyone here:

if you haven't already, PLEASE find the time to see Owning Mahowny before the deadline. It's not the best picture of the year by any stretch, but if Philip Seymour Hoffman can't get a best actor nomination, at least, on a PTA originated website, then something's wrong. This is an amazing performance, and one definitely deserving of some kind of recognition.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on January 23, 2004, 09:32:54 AM
I just saw Spider & All the Real Girls....after turning in my ballot...that's too bad.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 23, 2004, 11:55:30 AM
Quote from: SHAFTR
I just saw Spider & All the Real Girls....after turning in my ballot...that's too bad.

no, its not.  :lol:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 23, 2004, 01:38:09 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: SHAFTR
I just saw Spider & All the Real Girls....after turning in my ballot...that's too bad.

no, its not.  :lol:

What?   OH! I get it! Mod hates good movies. Right. Sorry. Forgot.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on January 23, 2004, 01:39:51 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: SHAFTR
I just saw Spider & All the Real Girls....after turning in my ballot...that's too bad.

no, its not.  :lol:

What?   OH! I get it! Mod hates good movies. Right. Sorry. Forgot.


I really liked All the Real Girls (after seeing that an George WAshington..i'm very excited about David Gordon Green); Spider had 2 great performances but besides that it left me cold.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 23, 2004, 04:04:00 PM
...when i was 21 ...i snorted enough Grams of dead skin to fill my frontal lobe......???
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: eward on January 23, 2004, 06:50:12 PM
eeeeww
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on January 23, 2004, 10:58:18 PM
so I just saw 21 Grams and In America....I should have waited a few days before submitting...ughhh
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on January 23, 2004, 11:02:18 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
so I just saw 21 Grams and In America....I should have waited a few days before submitting...ughhh

just make sure to vote for them on the final ballot.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: picolas on January 23, 2004, 11:04:04 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
so I just saw 21 Grams and In America....I should have waited a few days before submitting...ughhh

actually, i believe you can still Edit Your Shit Together: Starring Mickey Rooney as Steven Seagal. just pm.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on January 25, 2004, 02:49:41 AM
Odd as this sounds I really care about this.  I have really tried doing my homework the last few days (after I turned in the ballot, but oh well).  I have seen All the Real Girls, Spider, Monster, In America & 21 Grams.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 26, 2004, 12:22:38 PM
so this is closed right?  did everybody get their nominations in?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 26, 2004, 12:29:28 PM
I kept thinking 31st for some reason, and it was 25th.  I tried to see more recent films to make a good vote, but since most of my votes would've gone to Kill Bill anyway, I think it's best for me to just speculate what people are going to vote for.

I didn't catch many recent films as I tried to catch up on films in the past. Classics.  Mm yes.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 26, 2004, 11:42:11 PM
THE RESULTS ARE IN.

IMPORTANT: Do Not Vote Yet. We'll get to that soon, with official rules and a deadline.


BEST FILM
21 Grams
Finding Nemo
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
Lost In Translation

BEST DIRECTOR
Tim Burton (Big Fish)
Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
Clint Eastwood (Mystic River)
Peter Jackson (Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King)
Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill: Volume 1)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation)
Nicole Kidman (Cold Mountain)
Alison Lohman (Matchstick Men)
Uma Thurman (Kill Bill)
Naomi Watts (21 Grams)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Benicio Del Toro (21 Grams)
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl)
Paul Giamatti (American Splendor)
Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)
Sean Penn (Mystic River)

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River)
Holly Hunter (Thirteen)
Lucy Liu (Kill Bill: Volume 1)
Emma Thompson (Love Actually)
Renee Zellwegger (Cold Mountain)

BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE
Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King)
Paul Bettany (Master and Commander)
Tim Robbins (Mystic River)
Andy Serkis (Lord Of The Rings: The Return On The King)
Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai)

BEST SCREENPLAY
21 Grams (Guillermo Arriaga & Alejandro González Iñárritu)
American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
Lost In Translation (Sophia Coppola)
Mystic River (Brian Helgeland)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cold Mountain (John Seale)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Robert Richardson)
The Last Samurai (John Toll)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King (Andrew Lesnie)
Lost In Translation (Lance Acord)

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
Big Fish (Danny Elfman)
Finding Nemo (Thomas Newman)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (RZA)
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Howard Shore)
Lost In Translation (Brian Reitzell & Kevin Shields)

BEST EDITING
21 Grams (Stephen Mirrione)
Hulk (Tim Squyres)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Sally Menke)
The Lord of the Rings: Return Of The King (Annie Collins & Jamie Selkirk)
Lost In Translation (Sarah Flack)

BEST SOUND
Finding Nemo
Hulk
Kill Bill: Volume 1
The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
Matrix Reloaded

BEST DEBUT FILM
American Splendor
Cabin Fever
City Of God
The Station Agent
Thirteen

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Capturing The Friedmans
A Decade Under The Influence
Fog Of War
Spellbound
Winged Migration

BEST DVD
Casablanca - Two-Disc Special Edition
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Criterion
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Special Extended Edition)
Punch-Drunk Love
Straw Dogs - Criterion
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on January 27, 2004, 12:22:51 AM
I totally forgot to send my nominations in.  Oh well, I doubt it would've changed things much, except for maybe in the actor and actress categories (Keisha Castle-Hughes for Whale Rider, Jack Black for School of Rock, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Owning Mahowney, Djimon Hounsou for In America).  But I doubt the people I was thinking of nominating were people others had thought of as well.  Still, though, the nominations look good.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 27, 2004, 12:32:54 AM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
(Keisha Castle-Hughes for Whale Rider)
But I doubt the people I was thinking of nominating were people others had thought of as well.

Think again. :(
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Weak2ndAct on January 27, 2004, 12:58:23 AM
Wow.  I'm incredibly shocked how, dare I say, 'safe' these picks were.  I would have thought All the Real Girls, Gerry, or Elephant would have gotten some props.

And PDL in the dvd picks... :roll:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: picolas on January 27, 2004, 12:59:28 AM
For the public record: FUCK
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 27, 2004, 01:04:45 AM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
I would have thought Gerry, or Elephant would have gotten some props.


They spilt the votes.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on January 27, 2004, 01:26:35 AM
Quote from: picolas;
For the public record: FUCK

agree.

let it be known officially that this is a mainstream site.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sleepless on January 27, 2004, 02:50:28 AM
Quote from: P
Quote from: picolas;
For the public record: FUCK

agree.

let it be known officially that this is a mainstream site.


Far more mainstream than I thought it'd be. Obviously you got Kill Bill and ROTK which are very mainstream anyway, but loads of the rest is very mainstream too. Overall pretty bland choices, though a couple of nice surprises scattered throughout. Sure though, if you think the nominations are a disappointment, that the actual winners will pretty much unanimous.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on January 27, 2004, 02:53:34 AM
Quote from: P
Quote from: picolas;
For the public record: FUCK

agree.

let it be known officially that this is a mainstream site.

And what changes would make the nominations less "FUCK?"  I really don't see what the big deal is, 'cause most of the mainstream movies that were nominated were actually good movies.  It would be different if shit like the Matrix movies were nominated, though in hindsight I do question Kill Bill: Volume 1 being there.  21 Grams is hardly mainstream (and hardly great, but that's beside the point).  All the Real Girls was marginal at best; a film with memorable moments, but weak dialogue and execution.  I don't see why people here drool so much over that film; George Washington was better.  Gerry, from mod-age's description, sounds like pretentious shit.  Granted, I didn't get to see it in the whole weekend it came here, but it is on my list of "must see" films, if you could call it that.  Elephant hasn't even been released in theatres here yet, because it keeps getting delayed by the distributor.  But what do I know; I didn't nominate anything.

And, it really sucks that Finding Nemo is lumped in with those other films.  It's clearly the best animated film of the year, and perhaps the past five years, but it most likely won't get any kudos going up against Lost in Translation and 21 Grams.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on January 27, 2004, 03:07:49 AM
All the Real Girls, In America, The Station Agent & American Splendor are 3 films I would have liked to seen more for.

Although I did see the first 2 after turning in my ballot.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sleepless on January 27, 2004, 05:21:13 AM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
And, it really sucks that Finding Nemo is lumped in with those other films.  It's clearly the best animated film of the year, and perhaps the past five years, but it most likely won't get any kudos going up against Lost in Translation and 21 Grams.


You're kidding me. Finding Nemo sucks. Triplettes de Belleville is far better, and more deserving.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pas on January 27, 2004, 08:16:39 AM
Kill Bill will be this year's PDL. Not that I didn't vote nominate in every category it got nominated in though.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 27, 2004, 08:22:34 AM
Quote from: Sleepless
You're kidding me. Finding Nemo sucks. Triplettes de Belleville is far better, and more deserving.

How, may I ask, did Finding Nemo suck?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 27, 2004, 08:59:17 AM
no Elephant noms.
no 21 Grams for best cinematography.
no City Of God for best picture.


I knew I was gonna hate the oscars, I didn't think I would be so fucking choked with this site.


 :(
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: RegularKarate on January 27, 2004, 09:09:05 AM
yeah... well, I don't think people put much thought into the votes this year.

I saw some of the dumbest shit being nominated.  This is how the oscars work too though.

I wouldn't care if we called it off, really.  

I like Kill Bill as much as the next guy, but "Best Screenplay?"
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 27, 2004, 09:19:16 AM
Quote from: RegularKarate
I like Kill Bill as much as the next guy, but "Best Screenplay?"


I thought it was light years better than 21 Grams and LIT (and didn't take itself so seriously).


Hahha, I might as well let everyone know I voted for Vince Vaughn to get best supporting for Old School. Just for the wedding scenes.  8)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sleepless on January 27, 2004, 09:45:00 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
How, may I ask, did Finding Nemo suck?


Okay, maybe suck is too strong a word. But there Belleville is far more original than Nemo. Yes, Nemo is watchable, but for me it was nothing more than a way to kill a couple of hours, I didn't find it particularly enjoyable. Look at other pixar pictures - Toy Story, Monsters Inc - they were more fresh than Nemo - frankly, I feel the formula has worn thin. Also, I don't really feel that Nemo is that more advanced that its predecessors in computer-animated films that it deserved to be recognised on technical merit either.

Basically, I didn't rate it at all. The only reason it is so persistently recognised is because it's Disney/Pixar. Try something different for a change. Hope Belleville wins over it in the Oscars. :lol:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 27, 2004, 10:37:53 AM
Quote from: RegularKarate
I wouldn't care if we called it off, really.  

Well, maybe this is a good time for every one to really put effort into choosing the winners. Maybe we should let people run free and campaign at each other.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sleepless on January 27, 2004, 10:59:12 AM
I think the reason we've got some stuff up there was because people probably nominated five films in each catergory, rather than just 2 films which really really deserved it. I think when the votes start coming in for the winners they'll be more idicative of what we all really think - there'll be a large gap between the amount for whoever wins each catergory and those who doesn't I bet. It would have been nice to see much more varied stuff at least get a nod though.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 27, 2004, 12:11:13 PM
I AM SHOCKED THAT.....

1) CITY OF GOD WAS ALL BUT SHUT OUT!  IT PICKED UP MORE FUCKING NOMINATIONS AT THE OSCARS!??!!? THE FUCKING OLD FART OSCARS?!?!  WE'VE ONLY GOT IT UP FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE?!?!  I THOUGHT IT WOULD SWEEP THIS ON HERE!

2) HOW CLOSE OUR AWARDS ARE TO THE 'REAL ONES', like with the exception of Kill Bill, it looks like the Oscars to me.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 27, 2004, 12:14:33 PM
and I'm sorry, but with the exception of Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman beat the shit out of everybody else for best actor...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 27, 2004, 12:35:05 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
2) HOW CLOSE OUR AWARDS ARE TO THE 'REAL ONES', like with the exception of Kill Bill, it looks like the Oscars to me.


Courtesy of Reg. Karate:

Best Film:
LOTR
Lost In Translation

Director:
LOTR
Lost in Translation
Mystic River

Lead Actress:
Naomi Watts - "21 Grams"

Lead Actor:
Johnny Depp - "Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl"
Bill Murray - "Lost In Translation"
Sean Penn – "Mystic River

Supporting Actress:
Renee Zelwegger - "Cold Mountain"
Holly Hunter - "Thirteen"

Supporting Actor:
Benicio Del Toro – supporting for them / lead for us
Tim Robbins – "Mystic River"

Screenplay:
American Splendor
Lost in Translation
Mystic River

Cinematography:
Cold Mountain
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: life_boy on January 27, 2004, 12:43:33 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
Gerry, from mod-age's description, sounds like pretentious shit.  Granted, I didn't get to see it in the whole weekend it came here, but it is on my list of "must see" films, if you could call it that.  Elephant hasn't even been released in theatres here yet, because it keeps getting delayed by the distributor.  


That's part of the 'problem' with how the nominations turned out.  Not everyone who visits this site lives in a place where they can see all the 'obscure brilliance' that wafts its way through the art-houses.  And if by some strange twist they do find themselves able to view a less-mainstream flick, it is usually something 'middle-mainstream' like Lost in Translation.  For some, it's hard enough just to see something like Mystic River before it leaves theaters, much less Elephant, Gerry, All the Real Girls, City of God, Owning Mahoney, In America, The Station Agent, Triplettes de Belleville, 21 Grams and American Splendor.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 27, 2004, 12:47:55 PM
Quote from: life_boy
Gerry, All the Real Girls, Owning Mahoney.


those are on dvd
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 27, 2004, 12:55:02 PM
GOLDEN GLOBES

BEST PICTURE
Finding Nemo
Lost In Translation
Return of The King

BEST ACTRESS
Nicole
Uma
Scarlett

BEST ACTOR
Depp
Murray
Penn

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robbins
Watanabe

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hunter
Zellwegger

DIRECTOR
Coppola
Eastwood
Jackson

SCREENPLAY
Mystic River
Lost in Translation

SCORE
Big Fish
LOTR
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pas on January 27, 2004, 01:55:07 PM
Quote from: life_boy
Mystic River before it leaves theaters, much less Elephant, Gerry, All the Real Girls, City of God, Owning Mahoney, In America, The Station Agent, Triplettes de Belleville, 21 Grams and American Splendor.


Exactly ! I had to download Lost in Translation to see it. And weirdly, all the movies listed above except Owning Mahoney, Mystic River and 21 Grams will start getting time in the college's theater in the course of the spring here.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 27, 2004, 02:02:33 PM
I wish this award show would have been later in the year myself because with my situation, I see almost none of the main films in talk if I stick to my city or any of my video stores. I've extended myself quite a lot on a  weekly basis to travel to just see movies like 21 Grams and House of Sand and Fog. Right now, I think I've seen half of the movies I'd seriously consider for any "best of" lists. I didn't vote for this one. I didn't see the point because I'd miss so many of them. I also don't mind the films nominated. People think it is too mainstream, but this board has been mainstream in my mind the entire time anyways. The tradegy really just lies with City of God and the fact the Oscars were more gratuous than us in representing the film.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Gloria on January 27, 2004, 02:10:04 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
I wish this award show would have been later in the year myself because with my situation, I see almost none of the main films in talk if I stick to my city or any of my video stores. I've extended myself quite a lot on a  weekly basis to travel to just see movies like 21 Grams and House of Sand and Fog. Right now, I think I've seen half of the movies I'd seriously consider for any "best of" lists.


Same here. Limited releases are extremely difficult to find, much less get to.  I haven't seen City of God, Whale Rider, American Splendor or other films that could have made it to my nominations list.  That could account for the little representation of some films on the list.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 27, 2004, 02:24:36 PM
this is the same issue as the oscars (except 80% of us dont live in LA where we could go to the theatre to see any of these films).  we demand screeners!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 27, 2004, 02:54:49 PM
Next year's Xixax awards will most likely be months later.

The deadline for the final vote this year will be toward the end of February.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 27, 2004, 03:04:49 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
The tradegy really just lies with City of God and the fact the Oscars were more gratuous than us in representing the film.


Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
I didn't vote for this one.


When they say 'your vote counts', believe me, it does. A lot of the films that members wanted represented would have made it if more people sent in ballots. Some of 'em snubbed because of difference of 1 or 2 votes.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: nix on January 27, 2004, 03:05:11 PM
Alll The Real Girls, Gerry, and Elephant were all over my ballot. These are some pretty safe noms.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 27, 2004, 03:09:35 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Next year's Xixax awards will most likely be months later.

i hope not.  months from now, i'll be into the next years movies and will hardly remember what i though of the previous.  if people are so concerned with seeing certain movies they will have to make an extra effort when they come to their town even for a week or two.  especially around now when a lot of the 'award' films are being re-released in many theatres so people can see them, it shouldnt be a problem.  but more people should've nominated period.  regardless of what they havent seen, they'd still seen a years worth of movies, so out of what they HAD seen they should've voted.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 27, 2004, 03:11:43 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Next year's Xixax awards will most likely be months later.

i hope not.  months from now, i'll be into the next years movies and will hardly remember what i though of the previous.  if people are so concerned with seeing certain movies they will have to make an extra effort when they come to their town even for a week or two.  especially around now when a lot of the 'award' films are being re-released in many theatres so people can see them, it shouldnt be a problem.  but more people should've nominated period.  regardless of what they havent seen, they'd still seen a years worth of movies, so out of what they HAD seen they should've voted.


As much as I don't want to, I have to agree.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on January 27, 2004, 03:20:45 PM
If we're all so unhappy about it, why don't we just ask to do the nominations over.  "Demand a recount!"  Seriously.  We get the word out to all the people of the site, and give it more time.  I believe this event was way too close to the Dekapenticon for people to give it the attention it deserved.  These nominations obviously aren't representative of the people of Xixax, so why not?

If the admins don't want to count them again, which I totally understand, hell, I'll do it.  Or at least help whoever else doesn't mind doing it again.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 27, 2004, 03:23:16 PM
people have had weeks and weeks for this.  there's no way in hell the admin's want to RE-COUNT all those fucking votes!  people need to pay attention,  it's not like they werent reminded.  they're just going to have to make due with these nominations and make sure their votes are heard that way.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on January 27, 2004, 03:24:20 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
If the admins don't want to count them again, which I totally understand, hell, I'll do it.  Or at least help whoever else doesn't mind doing it again.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sleepless on January 27, 2004, 03:35:29 PM
I agree with modernage, just becuase we're all moaning now doesn't mean we should start nominations again. This is obviously what we all voted for, like it or not. But that's what voting is. Doesn't always go your way.

Just out of interest, how many people actually voted for the nominees?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Weak2ndAct on January 27, 2004, 03:38:35 PM
You know, I was looking over the list again, re-reading the oscar noms, and you know what?  I'm actually kinda okay with it, a lot moreso after first browse.  Sure, there might be some left field picks, but the Xixax list picked up a lot of the stuff the academy didn't (21 Grams, Kill Bill, Scarlett, Astin, etc.).  I'll be the first one to admit I had LIT and KB pretty much down for everything, but in typical awards fashion, my other votes were pretty out there (was I the only one giving props to 'Spider'?) and cancelled some other stuff out.  Oh well.  That's how these things work.  I'm definitely curious to see the results.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ©brad on January 27, 2004, 04:46:27 PM
no one can really bitch. jeremy and others warned ppl countless times that they should get their nominations in. (i myself forgot at the last minute)

our nominations aren't that bad. (i really don't understand kill bill for best screenplay, but whatever) it'll be fine. awards are supposed to be fun, otherwise why do 'em. ppl take them too seriously.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Derek on January 27, 2004, 05:21:12 PM
The choices are solid, defying conventional wisdom, mainstream does not equal crap. Art movies can be over-estimated as mainstream movies can be under-estimated.

All The Real Girls is a good example of this.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Henry Hill on January 27, 2004, 05:51:35 PM
CITY OF GOD was one of the best pictures of the year. i cant believe its not in the top five.  :shock:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: kotte on January 27, 2004, 05:53:55 PM
Quote from: filmboy70
CITY OF GOD was one of the best pictures of the year. i cant believe its not in the top five.  :shock:


Because some people have trouble with subtitles...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on January 27, 2004, 06:18:27 PM
When I finally see "City Of God," it better live up to and be worth all this hype.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on January 27, 2004, 06:23:01 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
When I finally see "City Of God," it better live up to and be worth all this hype.

haha, uh oh.  well, it wasnt one of the best flicks of all time, but it was certainly one of the best of last (crappy) year.  it's in my top 3.  its very very good though.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on January 27, 2004, 08:32:42 PM
I voted, but as I have posted before I saw about 5 really good 2003 films right after I submitted my votes.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 27, 2004, 08:36:26 PM
At the end of all this, I like to see the pissey attitudes all around (me included). At least it means we care about film.


That being said, no fucking Elephant noms SUCKS!!!! :)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on January 27, 2004, 09:09:01 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
better than 21 Grams and LIT (and didn't take itself so seriously).

since when is that a crime?

i'm glad next year the xixaxies will be later, most ppl will hav seen everything they meant to see and shit will even be on DVD for those with "bad memories".. also i agree with weak2nd that upon review the list isn't that bad.. except for Kill Bill, but that's expected cos it's the law.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 28, 2004, 10:52:58 PM
......hi......

i wanted to tak ethe  time out to say that this list is near perfect.........but please....my fellow xixaxians don't geek out on kill bill..........please........please......please...............especially for screennplay........(we all know the grams has that one).........and please.......please.....don't geek out on that sh*tty PDL dvd ........all it offfers is a phucking exellent transfer...and nnice audio.....(but its a superbit so thats expected)........


....................give my regards to  the collector.... eh?........
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 28, 2004, 10:57:50 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
my fellow xixaxians don't geek out on kill bill..........please........please......please...............especially for screenplay........

If Kill Bill wins over Lost in Translation for writing, something is SERIOUSLY wrong with the moviegoers around here.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on January 29, 2004, 09:09:39 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
my fellow xixaxians don't geek out on kill bill..........please........please......please...............especially for screenplay........

If Kill Bill wins over Lost in Translation for writing, something is SERIOUSLY wrong with the moviegoers around here.


It's going to be my personal crusade to try and make that happen.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on January 29, 2004, 04:51:23 PM
Ugh. No thank you. There's such thing as a little *too* much praise for a film. Kill Bill is a great movie but nobody in their right mind would put that SCREENPLAY higher than, say, Lost in Translation.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on January 29, 2004, 05:47:35 PM
Am I the only one here who, the more and more he thinks about it, thinks that Tarantino is a one, maybe two-hit wonder at best?  I mean, Pulp Fiction was great and all, but the comedic violence angle can only be effective so many times.  Maybe I'm just jaded, I don't know.  Where else can Tarantino go from here?  Jackie Brown showed promise, but if anything, he hasn't shown he wants to improve, but to cash in on his own marketability after "paying his dues."
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 29, 2004, 06:58:05 PM
This list isn't so bad, in my opinion. I aldo haven't seen many of the lesser-known films like Thirteen, Whale Rider, Station Agent, etc. Jacksonville sucks. I hope Lost in Translation packs some awards in over Kill Bill, because, let's face it, LIT was a better film. I loved Kill Bill and it's definitely in my top 5....but LIT is my fucking favorite of the year. I will say that a lot of these picks are actually safer than the Academy, but oh well...we're only human. The fact that we all don't have access to many of them and don't have screeners of any sort probably hurt the little movies. For the time being, though....I'll Certainly back Lost in Translation.

My 200th post. whoo-whoo.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on February 01, 2004, 11:20:02 PM
when are votes due?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 01, 2004, 11:48:38 PM
Voting will begin soon. And votes will be due at some determined date before the Oscars.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 02, 2004, 09:47:47 PM
It's time to vote for the 2004 Xixax Awards! This is the final vote!

Send your votes in through PM, following all the rules. The deadline is February 20.

Any questions? Ask them here.


THE RULES:

you have to
1. vote privately:
. . . .If your username begins begins with A-H (or a #), send your ballot to MacGuffin (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=9)
. . . .If your username begins begins with I-Q, send your ballot to Jeremy Blackman (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=21)
. . . .If your username begins begins with R-Z, send your ballot to Film Student (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=87)
. . . .(note that this is different)
2. copy the form below and paste it into your PM
3. delete all titles except your vote, like an elimination process
4. title your PM "final awards" (please!)

you should
1. be honest
2. vote from personal opinion and not consensus

you can't
1. send more than one ballot
2. vote from different memberships or usernames
3. type out your ballot (you have to copy & paste!)
4. add anything to the ballot
5. change the order of the categories
6. share your votes publicly (yet)
7. change your ballot

you can
1. vote in some categories or all categories
2. vote any time between now and February 20




copy and paste, deleting all titles but your vote


BEST FILM  
 21 Grams
 Finding Nemo
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST DIRECTOR  
 Tim Burton (BIG FISH)
 Sofia Coppola (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
 Clint Eastwood (MYSTIC RIVER)
 Peter Jackson (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
 Quentin Tarantino (KILL BILL: VOLUME 1)
 
 BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE  
 Scarlett Johansson (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
 Nicole Kidman (COLD MOUNTAIN)
 Alison Lohman (MATCHSTICK MEN)
 Uma Thurman (KILL BILL: Volume 1)
 Naomi Watts (21 GRAMS)
 
 BEST MALE PERFORMANCE  
 Benicio Del Toro (21 GRAMS)
 Johnny Depp (PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN)
 Paul Giamatti (AMERICAN SPLENDOR)
 Bill Murray (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
 Sean Penn (MYSTIC RIVER)
 
 BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE  
 Marcia Gay Harden (MYSTIC RIVER)
 Holly Hunter (THIRTEEN)
 Lucy Liu (KILL BILL: VOLUME 1)
 Emma Thompson (LOVE ACTUALLY)
 Renee Zellwegger (COLD MOUNTAIN)
 
 BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE  
 Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
 Paul Bettany (MASTER AND COMMANDER)
 Tim Robbins (MYSTIC RIVER)
 Andy Serkis (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
 Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI)
 
 BEST SCREENPLAY  
 21 Grams
 American Splendor
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 Lost In Translation
 Mystic River
 
 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  
 Cold Mountain
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Last Samurai
 The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC  
 Big Fish
 Finding Nemo
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST EDITING  
 21 Grams
 Hulk
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST SOUND  
 Finding Nemo
 Hulk
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
 Matrix Reloaded
 
 BEST DEBUT FILM  
 American Splendor
 Cabin Fever
 City Of God
 The Station Agent
 Thirteen
 
 BEST DOCUMENTARY  
 Capturing The Friedmans
 A Decade Under The Influence
 Fog Of War
 Spellbound
 Winged Migration
 
 BEST DVD
 Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)
 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion)
 The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Special Extended Edition)
 Punch-Drunk Love
 Straw Dogs (Criterion)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: meatball on February 03, 2004, 02:39:22 PM
ooo. what fun.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on February 04, 2004, 09:32:03 AM
ATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Fernando on February 04, 2004, 09:56:36 AM
Quote from: P
ATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.


P at his best.  :lol: :-D   8)

Staying in the subject, it's a shame that the Antoine Doinel box set didn't get a nod.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 04, 2004, 10:13:16 AM
Quote from: P
ATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.



Agreed.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: godardian on February 04, 2004, 04:42:18 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Quote from: P
ATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.



Agreed.


I didn't vote for it (is that okay to say?), but I actually wouldn't blame anyone who did. It's a very nice package, IMO. There was just another, more important movie with just as nice a presentation that I happened to vote for... (now, I know that's not okay to reveal yet...)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on February 05, 2004, 01:04:30 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Quote from: P
ATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.


ban me.

The film,  video & audio is top notch.  The packaging is one of the best.  The Blossoms & Blood special feature and the D&D Mattress Man commercial are 2 of my favorite extras ever.  I've watched each numerous times.  I have many other DVDs with much more features but I'd prefer to have a disc with a handfull of stuff I really like than a disc with a whole bunch of stuff I'll watch once in my life.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on February 05, 2004, 01:20:00 AM
It's a good package, but there's another DVD I can think of to vote for instead of one with blossoms and blood eye candy...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on February 05, 2004, 03:02:47 AM
that is a profound entry into this conversation.
Very interesting idea.  Good thoughts.  I'm still not going to assist your cause.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: brockly on February 05, 2004, 05:01:23 AM
Quote from: P
ATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.


And how do you know who we are?.... I mean "they"!! How do you know who they are?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on February 05, 2004, 06:52:22 AM
Quote from: Brock Landers


And how do you know who we are?.... I mean "they"!! How do you know who they are?

Um.. admins tally the votes?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 05, 2004, 08:54:28 AM
The dvds are a moot point anyway, because clearly the Doinel box set was the best of the year, and it wasn't even on the list.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: godardian on February 05, 2004, 10:51:35 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
The dvds are a moot point anyway, because clearly the Doinel box set was the best of the year, and it wasn't even on the list.


I think I pretty well agree with this... it would at least be a toss-up for me between the Doinel and the BRD Trilogy.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on February 05, 2004, 11:08:34 AM
Quote from: SHAFTR
ban me.
The film,  video & audio is top notch.  The packaging is one of the best.  The Blossoms & Blood special feature and the D&D Mattress Man commercial are 2 of my favorite extras ever.  I've watched each numerous times.  I have many other DVDs with much more features but I'd prefer to have a disc with a handfull of stuff I really like than a disc with a whole bunch of stuff I'll watch once in my life.

yeah but if PDL had a making of doc like That Moment, or a commentary or two like Boogie Nights, wouldnt that make it a lot better?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: eward on February 05, 2004, 11:42:39 AM
mine was signed by the man himself so that makes it my favorite of the year.  i did NOT vote for it however.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on February 05, 2004, 12:13:44 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: SHAFTR
ban me.
The film,  video & audio is top notch.  The packaging is one of the best.  The Blossoms & Blood special feature and the D&D Mattress Man commercial are 2 of my favorite extras ever.  I've watched each numerous times.  I have many other DVDs with much more features but I'd prefer to have a disc with a handfull of stuff I really like than a disc with a whole bunch of stuff I'll watch once in my life.

yeah but if PDL had a making of doc like That Moment, or a commentary or two like Boogie Nights, wouldnt that make it a lot better?


yes, but boogie nights & magnolia aren't nominated.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 05, 2004, 01:24:14 PM
Quote from: P
ATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.



Ok, screw that, this is a message board where a large majority of people worship PTA and you expect them to not vote for it?  Not that we should automatically vote for it because we like him, but chances are, people will vote for him.

Personally, I did not vote for it.  But it's hardly wrong for someone to do so.  Chill out.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 05, 2004, 01:28:19 PM
Yeah, but we have to trust (in the sake of good discussions, et al) that people use their heart AND THEIR BRAIN when voting. Best dvd does not mean "best film" or "best director". I mean, I'm truly baffled it even got a nomination. Endless PTA worship gets real stale and real old fast. We've had to put up with retards getting down on the fact that we like such a young and recent director, and it undermines our argument that he really is a genius if we just praise every single thing he does as our blind reaction.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 05, 2004, 01:47:49 PM
Quote from: P
ATTN: if PDL wins the DVD category

i will personally ban every f*cko who voted for it

that is all.


 BEST DVD
Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion)
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Special Extended Edition)
Punch-Drunk Love
Straw Dogs (Criterion)


P.is right .about this........i'm not goping to campaign for a single choice but ..lets look at this together.....

first casablanca.its better film.two comm tracks and a wealth of extras....
..its solid.its a nice choice.....

fear and loathing.its abetter film than pdl........the transfer is perfedt like pdl .phucking HST comm track and gilliam.etc. extras out the ass....another nice choice....

LOTR......better film than pdl....IMO..........and the extras are ridiculous abundant .and necessary for a film of this caliber........an obvious good choice....

straw dogs........i liked pdl better than this(i own it also)......but once again its a solid ttransfer.litle lacking on extras compard to the other choicew.but still its a fine choice.........

so thats that ..remeber we are taling about best dvd....so that means you(i.e. the voter).....must think of what makesea truly great dvd....

1.0 the actual film doesn't matter.its the transfer and audio that counts..this needs to be top notch

2.0  extras......seriously, if all dvds offerd was just pretty transfer and audio bu tno extras.the format would not have taken off as nigh as it did...we love extras.and the more the better......and we want good extras...documentaries on rpoductio..and commentaries.etc, etc,.a dvd needs to have a solid extras.....

3.0  lastly, packaging....and cover art.thjis may be picky but a truly great dvd needs to be packaged well.for refernces(LOTR:EE's, fear and loathing criterion, etc, etc, )...and honeslty pdl does hace a nice package.......

so P.is correect after one considers these factorsd of what makes a dvd great...then even mentioning pdl in the league withthe others is ...so..(derogatory insert)_____________________....

later.........
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sigur Rós on February 05, 2004, 02:12:39 PM
.........Punch-Drunk Love nomited as best DVD-release how typical xixax  :-D
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: brockly on February 05, 2004, 04:39:24 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: Brock Landers


And how do you know who we are?.... I mean "they"!! How do you know who they are?

Um.. admins tally the votes?


I thought it was only MacGuffin, Jeremy Blackman and Film Student?



Quote from: NEON MERCURY
LOTR......better film than pdl


 :shock:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on February 05, 2004, 10:17:36 PM
thank u to everyone who laughed and didn't cry like a stupid bitch.

especially NEON, for his insightful analysis.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on February 08, 2004, 01:26:46 AM
here are the nominees again from a few pages back,
 
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
It's time to vote for the 2004 Xixax Awards! This is the final vote!

Send your votes in through PM, following all the rules. The deadline is February 20.

Any questions? Ask them here.


THE RULES:

you have to
1. vote privately:
. . . .If your username begins begins with A-H (or a #), send your ballot to MacGuffin (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=9)
. . . .If your username begins begins with I-Q, send your ballot to Jeremy Blackman (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=21)
. . . .If your username begins begins with R-Z, send your ballot to Film Student (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=87)
. . . .(note that this is different)
2. copy the form below and paste it into your PM
3. delete all titles except your vote, like an elimination process
4. title your PM "final awards" (please!)

you should
1. be honest
2. vote from personal opinion and not consensus

you can't
1. send more than one ballot
2. vote from different memberships or usernames
3. type out your ballot (you have to copy & paste!)
4. add anything to the ballot
5. change the order of the categories
6. share your votes publicly (yet)
7. change your ballot

you can
1. vote in some categories or all categories
2. vote any time between now and February 20




copy and paste, deleting all titles but your vote


BEST FILM  
 21 Grams
 Finding Nemo
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST DIRECTOR  
 Tim Burton (BIG FISH)
 Sofia Coppola (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
 Clint Eastwood (MYSTIC RIVER)
 Peter Jackson (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
 Quentin Tarantino (KILL BILL: VOLUME 1)
 
 BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE  
 Scarlett Johansson (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
 Nicole Kidman (COLD MOUNTAIN)
 Alison Lohman (MATCHSTICK MEN)
 Uma Thurman (KILL BILL: Volume 1)
 Naomi Watts (21 GRAMS)
 
 BEST MALE PERFORMANCE  
 Benicio Del Toro (21 GRAMS)
 Johnny Depp (PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN)
 Paul Giamatti (AMERICAN SPLENDOR)
 Bill Murray (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
 Sean Penn (MYSTIC RIVER)
 
 BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE  
 Marcia Gay Harden (MYSTIC RIVER)
 Holly Hunter (THIRTEEN)
 Lucy Liu (KILL BILL: VOLUME 1)
 Emma Thompson (LOVE ACTUALLY)
 Renee Zellwegger (COLD MOUNTAIN)
 
 BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE  
 Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
 Paul Bettany (MASTER AND COMMANDER)
 Tim Robbins (MYSTIC RIVER)
 Andy Serkis (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
 Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI)
 
 BEST SCREENPLAY  
 21 Grams
 American Splendor
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 Lost In Translation
 Mystic River
 
 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  
 Cold Mountain
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Last Samurai
 The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC  
 Big Fish
 Finding Nemo
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST EDITING  
 21 Grams
 Hulk
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST SOUND  
 Finding Nemo
 Hulk
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
 Matrix Reloaded
 
 BEST DEBUT FILM  
 American Splendor
 Cabin Fever
 City Of God
 The Station Agent
 Thirteen
 
 BEST DOCUMENTARY  
 Capturing The Friedmans
 A Decade Under The Influence
 Fog Of War
 Spellbound
 Winged Migration
 
 BEST DVD
 Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)
 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion)
 The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Special Extended Edition)
  Straw Dogs (Criterion)


DON'T DELAY VOTE NOW
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 08, 2004, 11:57:00 AM
I'm going to vote for the PDL dvd because it does have the nicest package going for a good film out of the bunch. Besides, its the only dvd of them with exception to Casablanca that I even own. I'm not a fan of director commentaries, so I like the minimal special features and focus instead on bringing the best transfer they can to the film. And people, really, don't take P serious on what he says.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on February 08, 2004, 12:10:02 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
I'm going to vote for the PDL dvd because it does have the nicest package going for a good film out of the bunch. Besides, its the only dvd of them with exception to Casablanca that I even own. I'm not a fan of director commentaries, so I like the minimal special features and focus instead on bringing the best transfer they can to the film. And people, really, don't take P serious on what he says.

Well that chalks up a win for PDL.  :roll:
I see what you're saying, GT, but you probably shouldn't be officially ANNOUNCING your vote, especially since now you're going to gain support for your pro-PDL comments and it really isn't necessary. People should just check out the DVDs and make their own calls.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 08, 2004, 12:47:40 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
I'm going to vote for the PDL dvd because it does have the nicest package going for a good film out of the bunch. Besides, its the only dvd of them with exception to Casablanca that I even own. I'm not a fan of director commentaries, so I like the minimal special features and focus instead on bringing the best transfer they can to the film. And people, really, don't take P serious on what he says.

Well that chalks up a win for PDL.  :roll:
I see what you're saying, GT, but you probably shouldn't be officially ANNOUNCING your vote, especially since now you're going to gain support for your pro-PDL comments and it really isn't necessary. People should just check out the DVDs and make their own calls.


Ahh and what about P's highly charged negative comments about PDL that started this whole argument? A lot of people agreed with him and it started a steamrolling consensus that PDL didn't deserve to win best dvd. That seemed as much as a blatant opinion as what I said. Really, though, I don't care. Most arguments on this board are petty anyways in that they are limited to the "I'm right, you're wrong" bullshit. Its no secret I have grief with a lot of people here, that I believe many admins have no reason to be admins and a lot of members seem to be here for social reasons only. I really don't care anymore what consequences my posts bring upon me.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Vile5 on February 08, 2004, 05:26:17 PM
i don't feel able to vote  :( , i haven't seen many of films nominated  :cry:  so i prefer just see the final result :|
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on February 08, 2004, 05:52:52 PM
Quote from: Vile5
i don't feel able to vote  :( , i haven't seen many of films nominated  :cry:  so i prefer just see the final result :|


You have until the 20th, so if you're able to catch a couple more of the films, and help you decide, then that's fine. Take your time. But, remember, you don't have to vote for all catagories. You can vote for only the catagories you want to or feel you have the best judgment on.

Everyone's vote counts.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on February 08, 2004, 06:58:07 PM
Why is it in P's copied and pasted "Don't Delay Vote Now" for the vote (which I chose to copy and paste for my ballot) is PDL not on the DVD list.  Come on, isn't he an admin?  Shouldn't this vote be fair?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 08, 2004, 07:00:02 PM
Just vote for it, I'm sure P erased PDL by accident.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on February 08, 2004, 07:04:21 PM
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
Just vote for it, I'm sure P erased PDL by accident.


I did vote for it.  It wasn't erased on accident, it was the 4th one listed, not the 5th.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on February 08, 2004, 07:05:12 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
Why is it in P's copied and pasted "Don't Delay Vote Now" for the vote (which I chose to copy and paste for my ballot) is PDL not on the DVD list.  Come on, isn't he an admin?  Shouldn't this vote be fair?

that was the joke.

jesus christ something is wrong with u walrus-heads.

if ur opinion is changed by what sumone here says then u really don't hav much belief in ur own choice. vote for whatever u want. and know that u hav no sense of humor.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SHAFTR on February 08, 2004, 07:05:54 PM
Quote from: P
Quote from: SHAFTR
Why is it in P's copied and pasted "Don't Delay Vote Now" for the vote (which I chose to copy and paste for my ballot) is PDL not on the DVD list.  Come on, isn't he an admin?  Shouldn't this vote be fair?

that was the joke.

jesus christ something is wrong with u walrus-heads.


but your joke could jeopardize the voting.  It would be different if you were just a normal member but you are an admin.  If xixax wants to take itself seriously and have these votes, etc. (which I am all for) it is only right that the people who are important in xixax (the admins) handle them in a serious manner.

PS> I do have a sense of humor, you just aren't funny.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 08, 2004, 11:03:26 PM
Voting for PDL to be best dvd is as fucking retarded as not voting Kill Bill for best cinematography.

Seriously, I almost guarantee that the folks who vote for PDL don't even own Straw Dogs or Fear & Loathing.

And if I'm wrong, well then...

... I guess there's a first time for everything.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on February 08, 2004, 11:26:34 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Seriously, I almost guarantee that the folks who vote for PDL don't even own Straw Dogs or Fear & Loathing.

What about Casablanca? Huh? .... Anyone?

"Is this thing on? Nothing."
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 08, 2004, 11:29:37 PM
I refuse to believe that a non-Criterion dvd could ever come close to a CC.

 :wink:

I don't work for them, I swear.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: godardian on February 08, 2004, 11:43:29 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
I refuse to believe that a non-Criterion dvd could ever come close to a CC.

 :wink:

I don't work for them, I swear.


We all wish we did, though. Hell, I'd be happy just to meet the people at Criterion who are doing all this fine work for cinema, let alone actually get to work for them!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on February 08, 2004, 11:48:37 PM
I'd be happy just to meet them, tell them they're doing such a great job, and that if they needed anymore volunteers/employees, that they can reach can reach me right outside their offices -- because that's where I'll be sleeping.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on February 08, 2004, 11:55:47 PM
the only reasons PDL gets as much mention as it does is:

1- it's the last thing pta has done
2- a lot of the ppl praising it were too late to gush over magnolia so they're latching on to this one like it's a huge revelation or even half as important as his previous two. not that it even matters cos it's the dvd not the movie being judged. and seriously TWO DISCS and all u get is a mattress commercial? that's a joke in any language.
3- gamblor was right. we just aren't ready for the complexity of a dvd category.

u know, and what, so being an admin i can't make a joke? let's see here, like 8 ppl thought it was funny, 4 or sumthin freaked out and had their realities shattered. calm the fuck down. i'm voting for PDL anyway.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cron on February 09, 2004, 12:54:12 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
I'd be happy just to meet them, tell them they're doing such a great job, and that if they needed anymore volunteers/employees, that they can reach can reach me right outside their offices -- because that's where I'll be sleeping.


wanna send them an e-mail together?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ©brad on February 09, 2004, 11:38:43 AM
Quote from: P
u know, and what, so being an admin i can't make a joke? let's see here, like 8 ppl thought it was funny, 4 or sumthin freaked out and had their realities shattered. calm the fuck down. i'm voting for PDL anyway.


bwahahahah.

that is all.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 09, 2004, 10:19:11 PM
.....i'm voting for the PDL single disk.......i hate  phucking slip cases...:wink:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: abuck1220 on February 13, 2004, 02:46:39 PM
Quote
Voting for PDL to be best dvd is as fucking retarded as not voting Kill Bill for best cinematography.


or gerry for best cinematography!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 17, 2004, 12:44:27 PM
Quote from: P
seriously TWO DISCS and all u get is a mattress commercial? that's a joke in any language.


This is true.  

I waited way too damn long for PDL, and it comes out ina flimsy case with few worthwhile special features.  At least a commentary, but NO.  Just a matress man commercial, although funny, not worth the wait.

The movie itself was awesome, but the features were lacking.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 17, 2004, 01:51:57 PM
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
and it comes out ina flimsy case

Explain.  :?:   I thought the packaging was flawless.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 17, 2004, 02:03:59 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
and it comes out ina flimsy case

Explain.  :?:   I thought the packaging was flawless.


Nah, see, so many hate the snap cases, but I dig them. It's these slip cover cases (all PTA dvds minus HE) that I can't stand. They get damaged so easily -- I was looking at my Magnolia yesterday, and the edges are just fucking mangled -- and this is coming from a guy who practically uses tongs and gloves to touch his discs...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: RegularKarate on February 17, 2004, 02:59:25 PM
My slip cases look beautiful to this day... the standard cases, on the other hand, look all dented and creased and just plain ugly.  

The ONLY advantage the standards (not cardboard snappers, of course, only Pic likes those) have over the slips is that they can be replaced.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 17, 2004, 03:10:23 PM
Ever had to do a move, though? Even the most delicate of boxing your dvds will always = frays in the edges of the slip cases...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 17, 2004, 06:08:12 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
(not cardboard snappers, of course, only Pic likes those)

Oh God, cardboard snappers... reminds me too much of the botched Kubrick set...
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: meatball on February 17, 2004, 09:10:02 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
I'd be happy just to meet them, tell them they're doing such a great job, and that if they needed anymore volunteers/employees, that they can reach can reach me right outside their offices -- because that's where I'll be sleeping.


Why don't we bust out the KY jelly and get it over with? They're getting paid for what they're doing. Does everybody who does quality work have to be praised and awarded?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on February 17, 2004, 10:19:45 PM
Quote from: meatball
Quote from: Cinephile
I'd be happy just to meet them, tell them they're doing such a great job, and that if they needed anymore volunteers/employees, that they can reach can reach me right outside their offices -- because that's where I'll be sleeping.


Why don't we bust out the KY jelly and get it over with? They're getting paid for what they're doing. Does everybody who does quality work have to be praised and awarded?

Yes, because quite frankly, some people just get through life working.  They do half-assed jobs that anyone can do, and they don't really get thanked for it because they don't deserve it.  Criterion, OTOH, really goes above and beyond to provide film geeks like us with constant, uh, cinematic arousal, if you will.  So yeah, break out the KY or something, if that's your thing.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sleuth on February 17, 2004, 10:23:01 PM
Shut up, Meatball is  8)

Have you seen this motherfucker post?  It's mindblowing.  Gotta keep it real

real COOL

haha!

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Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 17, 2004, 10:37:14 PM
........... :lol:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Sleuth on February 17, 2004, 10:40:32 PM
Shit, I typed the first post under my Sloyj alias and the 2nd one under my Neon alias!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 18, 2004, 12:21:21 AM
Quote from: meatball
They're getting paid for what they're doing. Does everybody who does quality work have to be praised and awarded?

Of course.

Some people get paid to do good. Some people get paid to do evil.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 18, 2004, 09:09:36 AM
Plus, most of the people who do good get paid a lot less.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on February 19, 2004, 05:02:57 PM
ONE DAY LEFT!!!!!



Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Send your votes in through PM, following all the rules. The deadline is February 20.

THE RULES:

you have to
1. vote privately:
. . . .If your username begins begins with A-H (or a #), send your ballot to MacGuffin (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=9)
. . . .If your username begins begins with I-Q, send your ballot to Jeremy Blackman (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=21)
. . . .If your username begins begins with R-Z, send your ballot to Film Student (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=87)
. . . .(note that this is different)
2. copy the form below and paste it into your PM
3. delete all titles except your vote, like an elimination process
4. title your PM "final awards" (please!)

you should
1. be honest
2. vote from personal opinion and not consensus

you can't
1. send more than one ballot
2. vote from different memberships or usernames
3. type out your ballot (you have to copy & paste!)
4. add anything to the ballot
5. change the order of the categories
6. share your votes publicly (yet)
7. change your ballot

you can
1. vote in some categories or all categories
2. vote any time between now and February 20




copy and paste, deleting all titles but your vote


BEST FILM  
 21 Grams
 Finding Nemo
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST DIRECTOR  
 Tim Burton (BIG FISH)
 Sofia Coppola (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
 Clint Eastwood (MYSTIC RIVER)
 Peter Jackson (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
 Quentin Tarantino (KILL BILL: VOLUME 1)
 
 BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE  
 Scarlett Johansson (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
 Nicole Kidman (COLD MOUNTAIN)
 Alison Lohman (MATCHSTICK MEN)
 Uma Thurman (KILL BILL: Volume 1)
 Naomi Watts (21 GRAMS)
 
 BEST MALE PERFORMANCE  
 Benicio Del Toro (21 GRAMS)
 Johnny Depp (PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN)
 Paul Giamatti (AMERICAN SPLENDOR)
 Bill Murray (LOST IN TRANSLATION)
 Sean Penn (MYSTIC RIVER)
 
 BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE  
 Marcia Gay Harden (MYSTIC RIVER)
 Holly Hunter (THIRTEEN)
 Lucy Liu (KILL BILL: VOLUME 1)
 Emma Thompson (LOVE ACTUALLY)
 Renee Zellwegger (COLD MOUNTAIN)
 
 BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE  
 Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
 Paul Bettany (MASTER AND COMMANDER)
 Tim Robbins (MYSTIC RIVER)
 Andy Serkis (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING)
 Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI)
 
 BEST SCREENPLAY  
 21 Grams
 American Splendor
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 Lost In Translation
 Mystic River
 
 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  
 Cold Mountain
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Last Samurai
 The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC  
 Big Fish
 Finding Nemo
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST EDITING  
 21 Grams
 Hulk
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
 Lost In Translation
 
 BEST SOUND  
 Finding Nemo
 Hulk
 Kill Bill: Volume 1
 The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
 Matrix Reloaded
 
 BEST DEBUT FILM  
 American Splendor
 Cabin Fever
 City Of God
 The Station Agent
 Thirteen
 
 BEST DOCUMENTARY  
 Capturing The Friedmans
 A Decade Under The Influence
 Fog Of War
 Spellbound
 Winged Migration
 
 BEST DVD
 Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)
 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion)
 The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Special Extended Edition)
 Punch-Drunk Love
 Straw Dogs (Criterion)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on February 19, 2004, 05:04:03 PM
who hasnt voted?!?!?!  NO EXCUSES!  look at the ballot, vote based on what you know!!!  you dont have to see EVERYTHING!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 19, 2004, 06:05:08 PM
I WILL EAT YOUR FIRST BORN CHILD IF YOU VOTE FOR PDL AS BEST DVD
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on February 20, 2004, 01:01:00 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
I WILL EAT YOUR FIRST BORN CHILD IF YOU VOTE FOR PDL AS BEST DVD

oh man u failed me as a human being. i hope u die a slow death.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: molly on February 20, 2004, 04:40:00 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
who hasnt voted?!?!?!  NO EXCUSES!  look at the ballot, vote based on what you know!!!  you dont have to see EVERYTHING!


lol
i won't vote anyway
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: cine on February 20, 2004, 06:57:10 AM
Quote from: molly
i won't vote anyway

 :evil:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: phil marlowe on February 20, 2004, 08:07:29 AM
neither will i





welllllllll maybe just for the pdl dvd
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: SoNowThen on February 20, 2004, 09:22:15 AM
Quote from: P
Quote from: SoNowThen
I WILL EAT YOUR FIRST BORN CHILD IF YOU VOTE FOR PDL AS BEST DVD

oh man u failed me as a human being. i hope u die a slow death.


:yabbse-shocked:


aren't we all, sorta...?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on February 20, 2004, 09:31:18 AM
PDL FOR PRESIDENT!!!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: MacGuffin on February 20, 2004, 10:21:26 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: molly
i won't vote anyway

 :evil:


It's okay. I voted on molly's behalf. She picked the "Fear and Loathing" DVD.



REMINDER - LAST DAY TO VOTE!!!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Myxo on February 20, 2004, 10:52:47 AM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
PDL FOR PRESIDENT!!!


:yabbse-undecided:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on February 20, 2004, 11:52:52 AM
WHO HASNT VOTED?!?!?!?  i want names!!!! :evil:
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on February 20, 2004, 11:55:15 AM
I'll be sending in my votes tonight after I (finally) watch A Decade Under the Influence.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: molly on February 20, 2004, 12:54:15 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: molly
i won't vote anyway

 :evil:


It's okay. I voted on molly's behalf. She picked the "Fear and Loathing" DVD.


thank you, MacGuffin
(i think)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: godardian on February 20, 2004, 01:28:39 PM
When will the results be posted?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: ono on February 20, 2004, 01:38:11 PM
When the votes are tallied.  :-D

(Sorry, I couldn't resist being a smartass ... just this once.)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on February 21, 2004, 07:31:47 PM
all the votes are in right, everybody?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 21, 2004, 09:14:33 PM
Right. Let us all bask in Lost in Translation's sweep of the awards.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on February 23, 2004, 07:32:38 PM
how long till the votes are tallied/results posted?  before the oscars?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 23, 2004, 07:59:28 PM
Very very very soon. Within the next day or two.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: modage on February 25, 2004, 05:33:59 PM
next year we should have BEST (Worst) Example of Why the First Quarter of the Year Sucks.  for next years awards i nominate...

-My Babys Daddy
-Torque
-You Got Served
-The Perfect Score
-Barbershop 2
-Agent Cody Banks 2
-Scooby Doo 2
-Against the Ropes
-Eurotrip
-Catch That Kid

man, now THATS some steep competition!
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Kal on February 25, 2004, 11:02:41 PM
LOL

You forgot 'Win a Date with Tad Hamilton'  8)
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pwaybloe on February 26, 2004, 10:01:47 AM
Quote from: andyk
LOL

You forgot 'Win a Date with Tad Hamilton'  8)


Have you seen it?  Probably not.

It's not that bad.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: prophet on March 06, 2004, 05:57:20 PM
do the xixax awards actually count for something?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on March 06, 2004, 07:29:06 PM
they reflect what the ppl at xixax think.

they also count as the 49884th thing that confuses u.
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: prophet on March 06, 2004, 07:40:36 PM
i see. how do you know how many things confuse me?
Title: nominating the 2004 xixax awards
Post by: Pubrick on March 06, 2004, 08:04:02 PM
49885