Andrew Dignan 2008

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Andrew Dignan is a full-time filmmaker and recreational blogger living out of Los Angeles, California. He spends the time in between overseeing projects such as the feature documentary Witch Hunt--executive produced and narrated by Sean Penn, airing this spring on MSNBC; check your local listings--compulsively updating his Twitter feed and harassing loved ones and casual acquaintances alike on Facebook. He's also been known to occasionally tap out a long form review or airing of general grievance at his mostly defunct blog Punitive Superego but rarely has the time now that he's helping produce such films as the critically acclaimed Sundance drama Steel City (staring John Heard and America Ferrera; available in stores and online now).


Once upon a time, Andrew managed to find balance between his career and writing high-minded media analysis for sites such as The House Next Door, while churning out fiercely independent screenplays that were supposed to change the world. Now he's just a whore like everyone else in Hollywood.


Best Feature-Length Film


2. The Class 

3. Rachel Getting Married

4. Happy-Go-Lucky  

5. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

6. In Bruges

7. Synecdoche, New York

8. The Promotion

9. The Visitor

10. Milk


Best Lead Performance, Male

1. Sean Penn, Milk 

2. Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

3. Richard Jenkins, The Visitor

4. François Bégaudeau, The Class

5. Benicio Del Toro, Che


Best Lead Performance, Female

1. Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

2. Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

3. Michelle Williams, Wendy & Lucy

4. Naomi Watts, Funny Games

5. Kate Beckinsale, Snow Angels


Best Supporting Performance, Male

1. Mathieu Amalric, A Christmas Tale

2. Ralph Fiennes, In Bruges

3. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

4. Bill Irwin, Rachel Getting Married

5. Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky


Best Supporting Performance, Female

1. Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married

2. Hiam Abbass, The Visitor

3. Mila Kunis, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

4. Samantha Morton, Synecdoche, New York

5. Emmanuelle Devos, A Christmas Tale


Best Direction

1. Andrew Stanton, WALL*E

2. Laurent Cantet, The Class

3. Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married

4. Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky

5. Martin McDonagh, In Bruges


Best Screenplay

(original or adapted)

1. Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married

2. Martin McDonaugh, In Bruges

3. Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky

4. François Bégaudeau, The Class

5. Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York


Best Cinematography

(film or video)

1. Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

2. Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight

3. Robert Richardson, Shine a Light

4. Christopher Doyle & Rain Kathy Li, Paranoid Park

5. Peter Andrews, Che


Best Music

(original, adapted, or compiled)

1. The Dark Knight

2. The Wrestler

3. Synecdoche, New York


5. Slumdog Millionaire


Best Cinematic Moment

1. Loading the dishwasher, Rachel Getting Married

2. Les Grossman dances to make his point, Tropic Thunder

3. Tai Lung Escapes from Prison, Kung Fu Panda

4. Worst rape ever "aka 'Poodle'", Choke

5. WALL*E and Eve's space dance, WALL*E

6. Motorcycle Chase through the university, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

7. Randy quits his deli job, The Wrestler

8. Simple Jack trailer, Tropic Thunder

9. Dracula: The Musical, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

10. Bomb under the table, Valkyrie


Best Cinematic Breakthrough

1. Sally Hawkins [actor, Happy-Go-Lucky]

2. Martin McDonagh [writer-director, In Bruges]

3. Rosemarie DeWitt [actor, Rachel Getting Married]

4. François Bégaudeau [actor-writer, The Class]

5. Jenny Lumet [writer, Rachel Getting Married]


Best Body of Work

1. Gus Van Sant [director: Milk, Paranoid Park]

2. Robert Downey Jr. [actor: Tropic Thunder, Iron Man]

3. James Franco [actor: Milk, Pineapple Express]

4. Roger Deakins [director of photography: Doubt, Revolutionary Road, The Reader, WALL*E]

5. Philip Seymour Hoffman [actor: Synecdoche, New York, Doubt]


Best Ensemble Performance

1. Rachel Getting Married

2. Synecdoche, New York

3. Milk

4. The Class

5. Pineapple Express


Best Movie-Related Web Site

1. Mike D'Angelo

2. Movie City News

3. Hit Fix

4. The House Next Door

5. Spout Blog


10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1998

1. Out of Sight

2. The Big Lebowski

3. Saving Private Ryan

4. A Simple Plan

5. Bulworth


25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1983

1. The King of Comedy

2. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

3. Scarface

4. Trading Places

5. Videodrome


50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1958

1. Touch of Evil

2. Vertigo

3. The Hidden Fortress

4. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

5. The Defiant Ones

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