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The Grand '07, '12 and '17 in Film Project

Here we are reviewing movies from 2007, 2012, and 2017 to give a little context. This is to see if the movies of not so long ago stand up to what they seemed to be at the time. This is to see how their popularity has lasted beyond the year that they came out, if they made an impact on movies to come and if that impact makes them better or worse. Here is a collection of the posts and nominations we would give to these movies should they get an award for five or ten year hindsight, as well as the movies of 2017.



3:10 to Yuma

Noms: Christian Bale


Noms: Special Effects

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Noms: Cinematography by Roger Deakins, Score for the film, Ensemble casting.


Bourne Ultimatum

Death Proof

Noms: Best Picture, acting for Zoe Bell and Kurt Russell, directing and cinematography for Tarantino.

The Darjeeling Limited

Noms: Acting for Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Adrian Brody; directing for Wes Anderson; writing for Anderson, Schwartzman and Roman Cappola; cinematography for Robert D. Yeoman; music for the film.

The Golden Compass

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Noms: Directing for David Yates, writing for Michael Goldenberg, Special Effects and Stunts.

The Host

Noms: writing for Baek Chul-hyun and Bong Joon-ho

Hot Fuzz

Noms: Acting for Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, directing for Edgar Wright, Jess Hall for cinematography, Wright and Pegg for writing, special effects and stunts, music for the movie.

Into the Wild

Noms: Hirsch's acting

The King of Kong

Knocked Up

Noms: Writing for Judd Apatow, cinematography for Eric Alan Edwards, the music of the film.

Michael Clayton

Noms: Cinematograpy for Robert Elswit, screenwriting for Tony Gilroy, acting for Swinton

The Mist


No Country for Old Men

Noms: The Coen Brothers writing and directing, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Kelly Macdonald for acting, and Roger Deakins for cinematography.

Ocean's Thirteen

Noms: Soderbergh for cinematography and directing, Matt Damon for acting, Music of the movie.


Noms: Music of the film.

Shoot 'Em Up

Shotgun Stories

Noms: Michael Shannon for acting, Jeff Nichols for directing.

The Simpsons Movie

Smokin' Aces

Spider-Man 3


Noms: Acting for Murphy, Evans, Byrne and Sanada. Directing for Boyle, Music and Special Effects for the film and Cinematography for Alwin Kuchler.


Noms: Jonah Hill and Michael Cera for acting, Russ Alsobrook for cinematography.

Their Will Be Blood

Noms: Robert Elswit for cinematography, Paul Dano for acting.


Noms: Fincher for directing, Gyllenhall for acting, Music and score.


21 Jump Street

Noms: Jonah Hill's acting

Amazing Spider-Man

Noms: Special Effects and stunts, Emma Stone for acting, Marc Webb for directing.


Noms: Ben Affleck for directing, Chris Terrio for screenwriting.

The Avengers

Noms: Scarlett Johansson for acting, score, special effects, Joss Whedon for screenwriting and directing.

Cabin in the Woods

Noms: Writing for Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard.

Cloud Atlas

Noms: Tom Hanks for acting.

The Dark Knight Rises

Noms: Wally Pfister for cinematography.

Django Unchained

Noms: Robert Richardson for cinematography, Foxx, Washington and Jackson for acting.


Noms: Pete Travis directing, Special Effects, Alex Garland for writing, and Anthony Dod Mantle for cinematography.

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling


Noms: Acting for Hellen Mirren and James D'Arcy

The Hunger Games

The Impossible

Noms: Naomi Watts for acting, visual effects, Óscar Faura for cinematography.

Iron Sky

John Carter

Noms: Special effects.

John Dies at the End

Life of Pi

Noms: Special Effects.


Noms: James Spader for acting.


Noms: Joseph Gordan-Levit's acting, Rian Johnson for directing and writing, soundtrack, Steve Yedlin for cinematography, special effects especially for Gordon-Levit's makeup.

Magic Mike

Noms: Steven Soderbergh for cinematography.

Man With the Iron Fists

Moonrise Kingdom

Noms: Wes Anderson for directing, Anderson and Roman Coppola for screenwriting, Robert D. Yeoman for cinematography.


Noms: Matthew McConaughey for acting, Jeff Nichols for writing and directing, Adam Stone for cinematography.

Pitch Perfect

Primium Rush


Reno: 911! Miami

Safe House

Noms: Oliver Wood for cinematography

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Noms: Knightley for acting, Lorene Scafaria for writing.

Seven Psychopaths

Noms: Acting for Farrell, Rockwell, and Walken; soundtrack and music.

Silver Linings Playbook

Noms: Music for the film.


Noms: Daniel Craig for acting, Music of the film.

This is 40

Noms: acting for Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, cinematography for Phedon Papamichael

Trouble With The Curve

Wreck-It Ralph

Zero Dark Thirty

Noms: Greig Fraser for cinematography.



Atomic Blonde

Noms: Stunts.

Baby Driver

Noms: Directing and Writing for Edgar Wright, Cinematography for Bill Pope, acting for Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx, Soundtrack of the film, Stunts and special effects for the film.

Battle of the Sexes

Noms: Emma Stone for acting, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris for directing, Linus Sandgren for cinematography.

Beauty and the Beast

Becoming Bond

The Beguiled

Noms: Nicole Kidman for acting, Sophia Coppola for directing.

The Big Sick

Noms: Writing for Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, acting for Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter and Zenobia Shroff, Directing for Michael Showalter, Ensemble Casting.

Blade Runner 2049

Noms: Ensamble casting, Music for the Film, Cinematography for Roger Deakins, Special effects and stunts for the movie.

Born in China


Noms: Nacho Vigalondo for writing and directing, Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis for acting, Special Effects for the movie.


The Dark Tower

The Discovery


Noms: Christopher Nolan for writing and directing, Hoyte van Hoytema for cinematography, The score for the movie by Hans Zimmer, Special effects for the film.

Gerald's Game

Get Me Roger Stone

Get Out

Noms: Writing and Directing for Jordan Peele, Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya for acting

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Noms: Acting for Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn, directing for James Gunn, special effects for the movie.


The House

Noms: Jason Mantzoukas for acting.

I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Noms: Melanie Lynskey for acting, Macon Blair for writing.


Noms: Bryan Fogel for directing. If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast

An In Convenient Sequel


Noms: Bill Skarsgård for acting, Ensemble casting.

John Wick: Chapter 2

Justice League

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Kingsman: the Golden Circle

Noms: Colin Firth for acting, Ensamble casting, Music for the film, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn for writing.

Kong: Skull Island

Noms: Directing for Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Acting for Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly, Ensemble Casting, Special Effects and Stunts, Cinematography for Larry Fong.

Lady Bird

Noms: Beanie Feldstein, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges and Saoirse Ronan for acting, Gretta Gerwig for writing and directing, and Sam Levy for cinematography,

The Last Jedi

Noms: Rian Johnson for writing and directing, Special Effect and stunts for the movie, Benicio del Toro and Adam Driver for acting.

The Lego Batman Movie

Noms: Animation, screenwriting for Seth Grahame-Smith (he has the "story by" credit), ensemble casting.

Little Evil


Noms: Acting for Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen (the little girl), Directing and writing for James Mangold, cinematography for John Mathieson, Music and sound, special effects and stunts.

Logan Lucky

Noms: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig for acting, Ensemble acting.

Logan Noir

Noms: Cinematography for John Mathieson.

The Lost City of Z

Noms: James Gray for directing, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller for acting, Darius Khondji for cinematography.

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

Oh, Hello on Broadway


Noms: Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton for acting.

Oklahoma City

Paris Can Wait

Noms: Music for the Film

Rough Night

Shimmer Lake

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Noms: Special Effects and stunts, Ensemble Casting, Michael Keaton for acting, and Jon Watts for directing.



Their Finest

Noms: Gemma Arterton for acting, Lone Scherfig for directing, Gaby Chiappe for writing.

Thor: Ragnarok

Noms: Taika Waititi for directing, Special Effects and stunts for the film, Score and music for the film.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Noms: Martin McDonaugh for writing and directing, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell for acting, Ben Davis for cinematrography.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Win It All

Wind River

Noms: Elizabeth Olsen and Gil Birmingham for acting, Taylor Sheridan for writing

Wonder Woman

Noms: Directing for Patty Jenkins, Special Effects and Stunts for the film, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine acting.

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