The Social Network Tops the Village Voice’s Critics Poll

Thanks to Matt Mazur for this link. The Village Voice couldn’t help but recognize David Fincher’s The Social Network: 1. The Social Network 2. Carlos 3. Winter’s Bone 4. Ghost Writer The full list after the cut.
Posted On 31 Dec 2010

True Grit is Now the Best Picture Frontrunner, Says David Poland

Brewing with sweetness and sentimentality, one of the best films of 2010 just got some greasy fingerprints all over it. No, just kidding. Kidding. But here is how David Poland puts it today as he gets ready to launch his column: Now that True Grit has muscled its way into the...
Posted On 30 Dec 2010

Predict the Producers Guild!

Okay, Oscar watchers. We aren’t going to run a WGA contest, but we will run a Producers Guild top ten predictions contest. Do your worst! Remember, if you choose to use the alternates to write in films you don’t see on the list, leave two slots blank in the pull-down...
Posted On 30 Dec 2010

AO Scott’s Piece on Portman, Dargis on Bale – NY Times Talks Oscar

It’s Oscar season. We know this because we look outside and we see that “it’s raining.” But we also know because the New York Times critics, in addition to their already wonderful Oscar coverage by the Carpetbagger, are rolling out their Oscar series....
Posted On 30 Dec 2010

Your favorite film or movie moment of 2010

“What 2010 movies do film insiders love best?” That’s the premise of a year-end reflection at Salon.com, and I’d like to pose the same open question to our own distinguished insiders — the worldwide readership of Awards Daily. Here’s a chance...
Posted On 30 Dec 2010

Prize Winners for the New York and LA Film Critics

Sorry this took so long, peeps. But we’re preparing for our Producers Guild Predict the Ten contest (coming some time today) and wanted to clear out the backlogs. And so, congratulations to our winner: Megan McLachlan, who got an astonishing score of 9 correct answers out...
Posted On 30 Dec 2010

Haiku Giveaway Winner: cineJAB

Rigorous wordplay Turns adversity to verse; Squabbles sound sweeter. My favorite thing about haiku contests is how they ask that we carefully consider our wording so all the clashing opinions find the same rhythm in a harmonious chorus. I was supposed to choose a few of the best...
Posted On 30 Dec 2010

Praise for Mike Leigh’s Another Year

Now that Mike Leigh’s Another Year is at last opening to the public, it is getting its first taste of reviews from mainstream critics. The time between Cannes and now has been long. But Leigh’s meticulous work and Lesley Manville’s performance continue to stand...
Posted On 30 Dec 2010

A Kidman Upset?

Tom O’Neil and Pete Hammond dish it up about Best Actress, wondering if Nicole Kidman might not come in and steal the Oscar away from Natalie Portman or Annette Bening (of Jennifer Lawrence, for that matter). Every day it feels like one or the other will win. First it was...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010