A night at the CCMAs

Posted by · 10:11 am · January 15th, 2011

It was a good time.  The evening started off with a bit of a surprise as “The Fighter” took in the award for Best Ensemble.  I happened to be seated with Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, David O. Russell and, a real treat, Jack McGee, so it was an exciting pop to start things […]

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‘Social Network’ rules BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards

Posted by · 2:24 am · January 15th, 2011

I’m sure Kris is having entirely too good a time at the post-awards party to huddle over a computer screen — perhaps he’ll have some insider perspective to add later — so let’s run through a couple of the most salient points for now. If you need to be told “The Social Network” triumphed in […]

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“Just kidding. It’s an inception machine.”

Posted by · 4:29 pm · January 13th, 2011

The “Jackass” crew have produced a number of send-ups of the year’s awards hopefuls for tomorrow’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (which I will be attending once again).  Courtesy of /Film, here’s the “Inception” bit:

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1/6 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Roberts stumps for Bardem, ‘Valentine’ as class commentary, Affleck’s ‘Town’ inspirations

Posted by · 5:10 am · January 6th, 2011

• Julia Roberts’s Oscar plea for”Biutiful” star Javier Bardem. [Inside Movies] • Patrick Goldstein on “Blue Valentine” as a meditation on the class divide. [The Big Picture] • Ben Affleck on “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” “Amores Perros,” “Breaking Away” and “Heat” as inspirations for “The Town.” [The Envelope]

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‘Black Swan’ leads BFCA field with a record 12 nominations

Posted by · 2:56 am · December 13th, 2010

The most striking thing about this year’s slate of BFCA nominations is that, to go by the films listed in the various categories, apparently there were only 30 or so movies released this year. And most categories were dominated by the same five films, which is disappointing, if a bit predictable. When the organization added […]

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‘Hurt Locker’ takes top honors at Critics’ Choice Awards

Posted by · 1:37 am · January 16th, 2010

The BFCA are rarely ones to take an individual stand on the awards trail, and such was the case last night, as they mostly stuck with Oscar frontrunners down the line. In the numbers stakes,  “Avatar” (with six awards) and “Inglourious Basterds” (with three) came out on top. But it was “The Hurt Locker” that […]

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BFCA/HFPA on the way

Posted by · 10:36 am · January 14th, 2010

This weekend the first two major televised awards shows will hit and the race will begin to take a certain shape.  Though to be quite honest, I’m beginning to get the sense that each of these major precursors will go different ways.  At the end of the day, I think we could be looking at […]

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Kevin Bacon to receive BFCA’s Joel Siegel Award

Posted by · 8:43 am · January 5th, 2010

The press release, in part: The Broadcast Film Critics Associa tion (BFCA) announced today that renowned actor and philanthropist Kevin Bacon will be presented with the third annual Joel Siegel Award by Meryl Streep at the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, will air live on VH1 Friday, January […]

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12/15 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 7:01 am · December 15th, 2009

• Karina Longworth holds her nose and writes about Oscar, but makes a compelling case for “Avatar” as the “timeliest” film of the season. [Little Gold Men] • The film’s star, Zoe Saldana, on the state of women in Hollywood. [Speakeasy] • Charting the best music documentaries of the decade. [The Playlist]

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12/14 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 7:02 am · December 14th, 2009

• In case you missed this morning’s announcement, “Inglourious Basterds” and “Nine” led the field of BFCA nominees. [In Contention] • Frank Rich op-eds a love letter to “Up in the Air.” [New York Times] • Steve Pond painstakingly assembles a primer on how many votes a contender needs for an Oscar nomination per category. […]

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‘Basterds,’ ‘Nine’ lead the pack with BFCA

Posted by · 2:31 am · December 14th, 2009

For better or worse, the Broadcast Film Critics Association has, of late, been frequently cited for its Oscar prognosticative prowess. Of course, it’s a pointless tidbit in the grand scheme and no one should be looking at organizations like this to see how accurate they might be on that front (even if this one in […]

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Kristin Chenoweth to host Critics’ Choice Awards

Posted by · 10:43 am · December 10th, 2009

The press release, in part: The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced that Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth will be taking the stage as host for the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards gala on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Hollywood Palladium… “We are delighted to have a triple threat […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Lovely Bones’ bows, ‘New Moon’ reigns

Posted by · 4:25 pm · November 29th, 2009

• “The Lovely Bones” finally landed this week, to decidedly mixed reviews. • Kris and Anne offered their thoughts on the film (among others) in this week’s Oscar Talk. • In Off the Carpet, we combed through the Best Adapted Screenplay contenders (which now include “District 9”). • “New Moon” surprised nobody with a record-breaking […]

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BFCA adds categories

Posted by · 4:25 pm · November 25th, 2009

Hot off the presses: The Board of Directors of the Broadcast Film Critics Association has voted unanimously to expand the categories we will be voting on for this year’s 15th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. More fun for everybody! We believe it is appropriate and wise for the BFCA to model its categories more closely […]

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THE LONG SHOT: What are precursors for, anyway?

Posted by · 11:00 am · September 30th, 2009

I didn’t time my holiday to coincide with the sleepiest week of awards season, but that’s how it panned out anyway. While I spent 10 days drinking my way along the canals of France’s Burgundy region, divorced from my computer screen and, I admit, any thoughts of Oscar whatsoever, the industry, too, took a collective […]

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OFF THE CARPET: From the horse’s mouth

Posted by · 7:47 am · January 12th, 2009

The last two weeks have been a leaf blower to the debris an awards season can accumulate.  Individuals with some real say in the ultimate Oscar picture have finally gone on the record, painting a rather clear picture of the industry’s favorite films of 2008. But before diving into the realities of the various guild […]

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Agreed

Posted by · 2:55 pm · January 9th, 2009

Because this was an embarrassing moment to many of us.

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A night at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Posted by · 10:43 pm · January 8th, 2009

It’s an event that keeps on getting better and better, a little awards show that’s escalated into one of the hallmarks of the film awards season, whether the “we’re one of the best Oscar predictors” stuff is annoying or not (which it is). The night had a number of surprises, but in a sense, one […]

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