The San Francisco Film Critics Pick The Social Network

The Social Network collected another prize today – The San Francisco Film Critics. Darren Aronofsky ties Fincher for Best Director. Michelle Williams wins Best Actress! John Hawkes gets some love for Winter’s Bone, and The Tillman Story gets a nice jump. The full list...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

Critics As Advocates

The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive on how the New York Film Critics’ votes went down – and it’s, well let’s just say it flies in the face of how we all assume critics vote. We don’t, for instance, picture them deliberately blocking a contender...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

Jacki Weaver’s AFI acceptance speech

Winner of the LAFC’s Best Supporting Actress award yesterday and a new BFCA nominee overnight, here’s Jacki Weaver in one the highlights from this year’s Australian Film Awards. (thanks Mark)
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

San Diego Critics nominations

Best Film ‚Äì BLACK SWAN INCEPTION THE FIGHTER THE KING’S SPEECH THE SOCIAL NETWORK WINTER’S BONE Best Director ‚Äì Christopher Nolan, INCEPTION Danny Boyle, 127 HOURS Darren Aronofsky, BLACK SWAN David Fincher, THE SOCIAL NETWORK Debra Granik, WINTER’S BONE
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

New York Film Critics Award Social Network for Pic, Director

The Kids All Right took screenplay – I really hope that this issue nudges the NYFCC towards separating their categories into adapted and original but (in my opinion) NO ONE wrote a better screenplay than Aaron Sorkin did this year. But this is a nice push for Kids, and...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

Oscar Winners Named as Presenters

So far, we have Anne Hathaway and James Franco bringing us the “young Oscars.” Here are the first hosts named. Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei and Oprah Winfrey will present on the 83rd Academy Awards, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

The Social Network Tops SEFCA

The Southeastern Film Critics name The Social Network number one. And the rest: TOP TEN FILMS 1 – The Social Network 2 – The King‚Äôs Speech 3 – Winter‚Äôs Bone 4- Black Swan 5 – Inception 6 – True Grit 7 – Toy Story 3 8 ‚Äì 127 Hours 9 –...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

Top Five Things Learned In the Last Few Days

When I first started Oscarwatch back in 1999, there were a small number of critics groups. Mostly, there was New York and there was LA. The other groups existed, many of them, they just weren’t really that well known because we didn’t have a universal news delivery...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

AFI Awards 2010: Announcing The Honorees

The AFI puts together these tribute videos each year to illustrate their honorees (announced yesterday). depending on your attitude, it’s either superfluous or quite nice. Since I’m featuring the clip, you know how I feel about it. Now’s a good time to mention...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

New York Film Critics Circle TBA/No Guts, No Glory

Let’s do this thing. The New York Film Critics Circle are meeting as we speak. We didn’t do a No Guts for this one, so let’s get things started off shall we? Pick up to three – and make them weird because they don’t count as predictions. Feel free to...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010
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