NYFCC on the way…

Posted by · 9:19 am · December 13th, 2010

Holding pattern.  And maybe it’s time to revamp the ole’ website?  Every time I go there I expect to find that Julian Fellowes has won Best Screenplay for “Gosford Park.” Anyway, the announcement should drop within the hour. In the meantime, here are the Southeastern Film Critics Association’s picks.

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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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Indiana critics go with…do I have to say it?

Posted by · 7:40 pm · December 12th, 2010

Check out The Circuit for the list of winners. UPDATE: The St. Louis critics have announced their nominees.  I won’t bother with a separate post.  Check them out here.

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‘Social Network’ rules Boston critics’ awards

Posted by · 11:22 am · December 12th, 2010

Okay, let’s lead with the really interesting news. By handing their Best Supporting Actress award to Juliette Lewis for her barnstorming, dialogue-jiggering hammery in “Conviction” (I mean that in wholly admiring terms, by the way), the Boston Society of Film Critics officially take the title for the coolest go-your-own-way pick of this admittedly young season. […]

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THE LONG SHOT: Critical mass

Posted by · 7:26 pm · December 9th, 2010

Guy’s updated Oscar predictions here. Just one week on from the first formal awards announcements of the season, the Oscar season may still be taking its first steps, but my personal interest in the precursor trail is nonetheless set to peak this very weekend. That, of course, is when the New York Film Critics Circle […]

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‘Social Network’ wins with D.C. critics

Posted by · 7:40 pm · December 5th, 2010

The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association will officially announce its winners tomorrow (after releasing a list of nominees yesterday), but we’ve got them for you in advance at The Circuit. David Fincher’s “The Social Network” took the Film/Director/Screenplay trifecta, while Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” was the big winner over all, taking four awards including Best […]

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Vancouver critics go ‘Up in the Air’

Posted by · 9:26 am · January 12th, 2010

Check out the full list of winners at The Circuit.

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Streep at NYFCC Awards

Posted by · 4:03 am · January 12th, 2010

Courtesy of Jeff Wells, here’s Meryl Streep accepting Best Actress from the New York Film Critics’ Circle. Streep should really offer tutorials in award acceptance — the format of a critics’ award dinner allows her to ramble more than at more formal ceremonies, but her wit and sincerity hits home every time. I loved this […]

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Central Ohio critics speak up

Posted by · 9:12 am · January 8th, 2010

Their top 10: 1. “Up in the Air” 2. “Up” 3. “An Education” 4. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” 5. “Inglourious Basterds” 6. “The Hurt Locker” 7. “In the Loop” 8. “(500) Days of Summer” 9. “A Serious Man” 10. “A Single Man” Superlatives listed at our Circuit page.

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‘Hurt Locker,’ ‘Basterds’ dominate OFCS awards

Posted by · 8:41 am · January 6th, 2010

Check out the full list of winners at our Precursor Circuit page.

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Vancouver critics nominate

Posted by · 2:14 pm · January 4th, 2010

Okay, “A Serious Man” gets a nod for Best Film…and nothing else?  Alrighty: Best Film “The Hurt Locker” “A Serious Man” “Up in the Air” Best Actor George Clooney, “Up in the Air” Colin Firth, “A Single Man” Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker” Best Actress Carey Mulligan, “An Education” Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious” Meryl Streep, “Julie […]

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Kansas City crowd goes with ‘Up in the Air’

Posted by · 8:25 am · January 4th, 2010

More at our Precursor Circuit page.

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NSFC predictably goes with ‘The Hurt Locker’

Posted by · 1:48 pm · January 3rd, 2010

FINALLY Paul Schneider gets some much-deserved love.  And a production design victory for “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is inspired.  Otherwise, zzzzzz… Then again, I guess it’s worth noting that this is the first time since 1997 that a single film made the hat trick of NYFCC, LAFCA and NSFC. The main categories: Best Picture: “The Hurt […]

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Online Film Critics nominate

Posted by · 9:14 am · January 1st, 2010

Best Picture “The Hurt Locker” “Inglourious Basterds” “A Serious Man” “Up” “Up in the Air” Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker” Neill Blomkamp, “District 9” James Cameron, “Avatar” Joel & Ethan Coen, “A Serious Man” Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds” Best Actor Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart” Sharlto Copley, “District 9” George Clooney, “Up in the […]

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Precursor updates

Posted by · 6:22 pm · December 23rd, 2009

Just a heads up, we’ve been keeping track of all the precursor announcements at our Precursor Circuit page.  The latest additions are the London, Phoenix, Oklahoma, Florida and Houston.  I hope everyone’s having a fun and relaxing holiday week so far.

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Precursor additions

Posted by · 9:00 am · December 18th, 2009

We’ve added the Screen Actors Guild, Las Vegas and Utah film critics, as well as Detroit’s winners, to our precursor collective, FYI. Have a look here.

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Austin, San Diego, Toronto go ‘Hurt,’ ‘Basterds,’ ‘Hunger’

Posted by · 8:29 am · December 16th, 2009

Check out the latest additions at our precursor page.  More on the way.

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Southeastern Film Critics go for ‘Up in the Air’

Posted by · 12:19 pm · December 14th, 2009

The winners, more after the jump: Best Picture “Up in the Air” Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker” Best Actor George Clooney, “Up in the Air” Best Actress Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia” Best Supporting Actor Christopher Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds” Best Supporting Actress Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

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