WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Network’ sweep, Globes outrage, best of 2010

Posted by · 7:27 pm · December 17th, 2010

Kris listed his 10 favorite films of 2010 in black-and-white, later adding his dream Oscar ballot and winners list.

The critics’ award beat turned into a “Social Network” landslide, as New York, Los Angeles, Boston and many, many other groups lined up behind the film.

Away from the critics’ circuit, Team Fincher didn’t have it all their own way, as “The King’s Speech” led a widely derided list of Golden Globe nominees.

When it was the Screen Actors’ Guild’s turn to announce their nominees, however, the royal biopic had to settle for sharing the lead with “The Fighter.”

Meanwhile, it was “Black Swan” that came out tops when the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees.

Guy joined Kris and Anne in this week’s episode of Oscar Talk to mull over that flood of precursors.

This week’s Long Shot column wondered if a spoiler could emerge in the wake of the “Social Network” blitz.

We kicked off our annual Tech Support Interview series with a look at the craftsmen behind “Inception.”

Kris, meanwhile, got chatting with some guys you may have heard of called Joel and Ethan Coen.

Guy’s First-Half FYC series continued, casting a spotlight on worthy early-2010 candidates in both the Best Screenplay categories.

Once again, Chad’s Life Without Oscar column took us temporarily out of the season to survey Oscar-slighted titles from a decade ago.

Taking us forward in time, meanwhile, was the online premiere of a trailer for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.”

Just when its profile couldn’t get any higher, TIME gave “The Social Network” a further boost by naming Mark Zuckerberg their 2010 Person of the Year.

The Academy’s music branch narrowed down (well, so to speak) the Best Original Song race with a 41-name longlist.

We received word of the first confirmed Oscar presenters, including, obviously, the reigning Best Actor and Actress champs.

In another bit of early Oscar-night prep, we got our first look at this year’s official Oscarcast posters.

While the latest installment in the “Narnia” franchise topped the box-office, it was a robust limited-release gross for “Black Swan” that got folks excited.

[Photo: Columbia Pictures]




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