‘Winter’s Bone’ wins big at Gothams

Posted by · 7:31 pm · November 29th, 2010

If you were able to catch the live stream of the 20th anniversary Gotham Awards tonight (nominees here), then you saw the usual slap-dash, boozed up shenanigans. Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone” was carrying the big stick coming in with three nominations and it walked away with two awards, including Best Feature. Most surprising was the […]

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10/21 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Praise for ‘Love & Other Drugs,’ sussing out Best Actress, quotable ‘Social Network’

Posted by · 8:44 am · October 21st, 2010

• Jeffrey Wells calls “Love & Other Drugs” Edward Zwick’s best film yet. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Peter Knegt assesses the Gotham Award nominations. [indieWIRE] • Nathaniel Rogers hearts Sam Rockwell in “Conviction.” [Tribeca Film]

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‘Winter’s Bone’ leads the way with Gotham Award nominees

Posted by · 10:08 am · October 18th, 2010

The nominees for the 20th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced this morning by Elvis Mitchell via live stream and we get a lot of what we’d expect.  Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone” received three nominations, including Best Feature, while Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” received two.  Those were the list-toppers. Darren Aronofsky’s […]

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Gotham tributes for Duvall, Swank, Schamus, Aronofsky

Posted by · 9:52 am · September 30th, 2010

The press release, in part: The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced today that director Darren Aronofsky, actors Hilary Swank and Robert Duvall, and Focus Features CEO, James Schamus, will each be presented with a career Tribute at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™ on Monday, […]

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OFF THE CARPET FAIL

Posted by · 2:02 pm · October 19th, 2009

This is weak sauce, and I know that going in, but it looks like back-to-back weeks without an Off the Carpet column.  Two screenings today, suddenly being pulled out of town tomorrow, computer issues, etc. — it tends to get in the way. In the meantime, some sporadic thoughts: • “An Education,” “Fish Tank” (which […]

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Nominees announced for 19th annual Gotham Awards

Posted by · 10:13 am · October 19th, 2009

And here…we…go! I’m on my way out the door and so I can’t fully comment on the just announced list of Gotham Award nominees (which, along with the trickling-in list of Hollywood Film Fest winners, really is making this seem like an Oscar season all of a sudden, no?)  But here they are.  A handful […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Festival pick-ups, the season’s fetes and the PGA’s 10

Posted by · 8:12 pm · September 25th, 2009

• We wrapped up Toronto as Lee Daniels’s “Precious” took the festival’s audience award, putting it on a solid track for Oscar. • We got a look at the first trailer for “Harry Brown,” which may or may not be an awards film for actor Michael Caine.  John, you’ll recall, isn’t feeling it. • We […]

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Gothams tap Bigelow, Portman, Tucci, Bevan/Fellner for career tributes

Posted by · 2:02 pm · September 24th, 2009

The Independent Film Project has announced this year’s Career Tribute recipients for the 19th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. The feted will be: Kathryn Bigelow, whose film “The Hurt Locker” is on a steady awards season course; Natalie Portman, who is said to give a pretty solid performance in Jim Sheridan’s upcoming “Brothers”; and Stanley […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Button’ rises, ‘Torino’ surfaces, ‘Doubt’ swoops

Posted by · 6:30 am · October 25th, 2008

Apologies for the slightly delayed wrap. Much to discuss this week — here are the highlights: • With some formerly hot prospects now off the radar, this week’s Off the Carpet column surveys the landscape, and concludes that things look good for “Benjamin Button.” • “The Soloist” withdrew as the AFI fest opener; their loss […]

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10/21 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:55 am · October 21st, 2008

• Kim Voynar sets up Film Essent at MCN. [Movie City News] • Tom O’Neil collects some more guesses from Oscar prognosticators. [Gold Derby] • And he reports that “Slumdog Millionaire”‘s Dev Patel will be campaigned as a supporting actor. [Gold Derby] • John Campea explores the reasons why “The Dark Knight” will land a […]

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‘Ballast’ tops list of Gotham Indie award nominees

Posted by · 8:00 am · October 20th, 2008

The Gotham Independent Film Award nominees have been announced (note the change in moniker this year), and Lance Hammer’s Mississippi drama “Ballast” leads the pack with four nominations.  Six films received two nominations apiece, including Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York,” Jonathan Demme’s “Rachel Getting Married” and Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” One film that might […]

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