Month: December 2010

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...
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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 ...

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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 ...
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Yesterday, Kris Tapley lamented on Twitter, “Most over-covered, over-considered Oscar season ever. Yes, I’m aware of the irony.” Is it really the case, though, or is there just more of it online? It seems to me that every year there ...

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Craig Kennedy discusses True Grit and prior business with the Coen Brothers In many ways, Joel and Ethan Coen are responsible for me being a little bit crazy about movies. I was a late bloomer when it comes to movie ...
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Steve Pond reports that several scripts are now not eligible for the WGA, according to their online balloting: “The King’s Speech,” “Winter’s Bone,” “Toy Story 3,” “Blue Valentine” and “Another Year” may be among the most acclaimed film scripts of ...
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While Academy members are receiving and filling out their ballots, around the same time, beginning December 30, SAG voters will decide on their final winners. Many of the acting races feel wide open. We assume Best Actor will be Colin ...

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The Phoenix Film Critics have announced their winners. They chose The King’s Speech as the best film of 2010. Last year, they named Inglourious Basterds the best film of 2009, and Quentin Tarantino Best Director. The complete list of winners: ...
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It’s hard to imagine that the Producers Guild and Directors Guild nominations are just around the corner. The PGA should help clarify something about the Best Picture race, while the WGA could give us an indication as to where the ...

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As ballots go out, Dave Karger has written down his standings, how he thinks Oscars 2010 will go. The only problem with it, of course, is that he uses information that isn’t all there: But I keep reminding myself that ...

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Online Film Critics Society Announces 2010 Award Nominees The award winners will be announced on January 3, 2011. The OFCS is online at www.ofcs.org. BEST PICTURE Black Swan Inception The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone
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It’s all come down to this, Oscar watchers. We are entering the fertile period where implantation has either taken place or not. If it has, there will be nominations aplenty.¬† In honor of the day, as is tradition around here, ...

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Jeffrey Wells, Phil Contrino and I do our best to battle the bad weather and our being in different locations. None of the usual technical things to work with, but we made due. I was just coming off of a ...

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