Tomorrow, the New York Film Critics Online and the Boston Film Critics will announce, along with the Los Angeles Film Critics. They should all drop around the same time. The LA Film Critics have a twitter and they said they’ll be tweeting their awards LAFilmCritics they say it will be “category by category, approx. 10am to 2:30 p.m. PT tomorrow.” The New York Film Critics Online also have a Twitter, @nyfco2011 and they are voting around 11am PT. So it will be a busy morning. Boston, I’m not sure what time their votes come down. But their Twitter is
Starting with the New York Film Critics online, they have only matched Best Picture with Oscar once in their entire history and that was for Slumdog Millionaire. They picked The Social Network over the King’s Speech, Avatar over The Hurt Locker, There Will Be Blood and Diving Bell and the Butterfly over No Country for Old Men, The Queen over The Departed, The Squid and the Whale over Crash, Sideways over Million Dollar Baby, and Lost in Translation over Return of the King. So the chances of their picking a film that will go on to win Best Picture is mighty slim. I’m going to bet they go with either Melancholia or Tree of Life.
Meanwhile, Boston is a little more reliable, Oscar-wise. Although they too opted for The Social Network over the King’s Speech last year, you have to go back to Brokeback to find a year they didn’t agree with Oscar about Best Picture. They even went with The Departed (although how could they not). The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire. Prior to Brokeback, they rarely matched with Oscar – it was Sideways, Mystic River, The Pianist, Mulholland Drive, Almost Famous, etc. You have to go all the way back to 1993 when it was Schindler’s List to find a match.