Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mirren

The European Film Academy awarded Helen Mirren with their Best Actress award. Here's a full list of the winners.

8 comments:

k_obrien said...

Yeah, I saw that. It's a bummer :(

Cotillard-Admin said...

It's hilarious that you used the term "bummer" because that was going to be the title of my post :)

k_obrien said...

Ha.

I mean, Helen Mirren was fantastic in The Queen, and she deserved all the recognition she got, but this is a new year. I was hoping that this would really further Cotillard's momentum.

Cotillard-Admin said...

Same here. I'm looking at it this way: Mirren is a legend, she's also won every award under the moon for "The Queen," and is very well-known. Having said that, it was a bit of a surprise because (a) I didn't think the Mirren-gravy train would stretch that much, and (b) out of the two performances, fine as Mirren was, I'd still give the award to Cotillard.

I think this week will determine just how strong MC is with the critics...this is absolutely the "week o' reckoning."

k_obrien said...

It's hard to choose between the two of them because they're playing completely different types of people. Though I'd have to say that, at this point in the year, I would absolutely give the award to Cotillard as well.

And yeah, we'll see within the next couple of weeks how good Cotillard's chances are. LA, NY, NBR, Golden Globes, SAGs are all announced. Big month, this month.

Cotillard-Admin said...

Seriously. Fingers crossed!

k_obrien said...

I think Marion is more likely to win the Breakthrough award for NBR awards rather than Best Actress, because she's not really as established here in the States as she is in France.

I'd be expecting to see her sweep most of the breakthrough honors at the critics awards, picking up some additional best actress titles as well.

k_obrien said...

Also:

http://www.awardsdaily.com/2007/06/stephen_holt_talks_to_the_mari.html