Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Best of 2007: Ensemble

Ever feel like you're stuck in a year that you can't get out of? I realize that it's March, for crying out loud, but I'm afraid that I am still not done celebrating the movie year we have now said goodbye to, over and over again. Perhaps early-childhood imprinting has shaped my awards-season metabolism around the late March calendar, even though the Oscars have been on their accelerated schedule for five years now. Or maybe I just have an incredibly demanding job. Either way, and perhaps because I am sitting in a faraway city attending an academic conference with two blogging buddies, and because I find conferences to be helpful reminders that we academics (especially in our home disciplines) really are In This Thing Together, I present you with the long-delayed Nick's Flick Picks Honorees for Best Ensemble. Apologies about length, but with this many delectable performances to cover, one tends to overween.

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Blogger Glenn Dunks said...

LOVE it!

1:25 AM, March 07, 2008  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great read, as usual. Especially glad to see the love for Into the Wild - a kind of salve after Oscar's cold shoulder.

I would have made room for Hairspray... not sure who I'd replace, but I'll say This Is England for now, but I haven't seen it so that could change.

11:18 PM, March 07, 2008  
Blogger Y Kant Goran Rite said...

Strong list, generally, but it's odd to me that you single out everybody from Into the Wild apart from Keener, who I felt was the strongest player in the bunch (though I adored Dierker and Holbrook about as much). Also, while you do bring up 4 very strong candidates (maybe 5 - I'm yet to see This Is England), they pale beside the ensemble from 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (which - like the film itself - has gone grotesquely underrepresented not only among the awards bodies, but among all these blogger awards as well).

8:05 AM, March 12, 2008  

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