Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1999)

I had the advantage of living in England when The Sixth Sense came out. Katie-Bar-The-Door and I had never heard of it when we came back to the U.S. for a visit; all we knew was that it starred Bruce Willis and that Katie's mom had seen it—twice! That notion was so incongruous to us that we raced right out and saw it, too, with no idea of what it was about—no hype, no trailers, no spoilers, no nothing, not even a knowledge of what genre it fit into. We might have been the only two people in history who were throughly surprised by its twists and turns: we didn't even know that it had twists and turns.

We've since seen it a number of times. For us, anyway, it still holds up.

winner: The Sixth Sense (prod. Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Barry Mendel)

PICTURE (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Three Kings (prod. Paul Junger Witt, Edward L. McDonnell and Charles Roven)
Must-See Comedy/Musical:

PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) (prod. Agustín Almodóvar and Michel Ruben)

ACTOR (Drama)
winner: Kevin Spacey (American Beauty)

ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Jim Carrey (Man on the Moon)

winner: Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry)

ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Reese Witherspoon (Election)

winner: Pedro Almodóvar (Todo sobre mi madre a.k.a. All About My Mother)

DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: David O. Russell (Three Kings)

winner: Tom Cruise (Magnolia)

winner: Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix)

winner: Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich)

1 comment:

Maggie said...

It is a great movie. I think I'm the only one who likes most of M. Knight Shanana's movies. Except for the tree one. That one is hilarious. I like his ideas, although, he doesn't know how to execute them.

Holy Mother! Does that guy cut off his tongue!?