WEEKLY WRAP: Globes chatter, Batman buzz, foreign Oscar surprises

Posted by · 6:42 pm · January 21st, 2011

• The Golden Globes did their thing, with Ricky Gervais’s antics drawing more attention than the sweep for “The Social Network.” • David Fincher’s film continued its dominance at the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association Awards, which Kris reported from first-hand. • As if to remind us that there’s more than one film in the race, this […]

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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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An evening at the CCMAs

Posted by · 10:46 am · January 16th, 2010

Alright, now that the booze and the hangover have worn off, let’s talk last night’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. It was a decently produced evening, the venue having shifted from the Santa Monica Civic Center to the Hollywood Palladium, right in the middle of Tinseltown.  The scheme of having 10 tables rounding the stage representing […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: BFCA awards, Guilds triple, Rohmer passes

Posted by · 5:47 am · January 16th, 2010

• As you’ve just heard, “The Hurt Locker” emerged triumphant at the BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards. • Earlier this week, Éric Rohmer, sly giant of New Wave intellectualism, passed away at the age of 89. • That same day, “Avatar,” “The Hangover” and “Star Trek” were among the films nominated by the WGA. • The […]

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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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The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Posted by · 4:19 pm · January 15th, 2010

I’m out of here, down to the Palladium for tonight’s festivities.  Maybe I’ll Tweet this or that, maybe not.  Use this space to discuss the winners and losers as you see fit (unless Guy happens to wander in with a dedicated thread).  The show starts at 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm EST on VH1.

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 18 — WGA, ACE, ASC, parties, awards shows on the way…uh, we forget anything?

Posted by · 9:46 am · January 15th, 2010

Welcome to Oscar Talk, a weekly kudocast between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. After a busy week of guild announcements and circuit parties, not to mention plenty of industry news from NBC to Disney and anything in between, Anne and I are beat. And we’re moving into a busy weekend of […]

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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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12/14 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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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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Hammond talks the season’s changes

Posted by · 7:47 am · September 3rd, 2009

It’s a year of considerable upheaval in the film awards landscape.  This year has already brought a new AMPAS president, the addition of five new slots to the Best Picture category and a refined voting process for the top field as well.  But that’s not where the changes end. Pete Hammond is back on board […]

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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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1/10 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:09 am · January 10th, 2009

• “Milk” composer Danny Elfman has signed on to score “Terminator Salvation.”  Eh. [MTV] • Jeffrey Wells keeps the quoted-out-of-context game running with that Nicole Kidman “squirm” story. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Regarding said story, Michael Cieply reports it properly, indicating the “perils of candor.” [The Carpetbagger] • Alicia Lozano writes up the resurrection of the […]

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Getting around to the BFCAs

Posted by · 10:26 am · December 9th, 2008

A late night premiere and after party kept me in bed most of the morning.  It happens.  So I’m just now coming around to today’s BFCA announcement.  First, some reactions (full disclosure, I am a member of the organization). First and foremost, the group subtracted one category (Best Family Film) and added another (Best Action […]

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