In keeping with AD tradition, the Forums today announced their nominees for the 10th Annual AD First Half of the Year Awards. Dominating the field this time are a raft of Cannes contenders, most notably Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life with 14 nods, followed by Certified Copy, Hanna and Super 8 with 7 each. Joining the Malick and Kiarostami films in the BP lineup are Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (6), Incendies (4), and Poetry (4). Thanks to Ali D for his great work, as usual! Despite all the tasty international flavors this year, I have a sneaking suspicion the American film will end up sweeping the table.
The Tree of Life
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Abbas Kiarostami for Certified Copy
Chang-dong Lee for Poetry
Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life
Kelly Reichardt for Meek’s Cutoff
Apichatpong Weerasethakul for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives