Boston Film Critics Association Award Winners

  • Best Picture: THE ARTIST (close seconds: HUGO and MARGARET)
  • Best Director: Martin Scorsese for HUGO. Close runner-up: THE ARTIST.
  • Best Actor: Brad Pitt for MONEYBALL Runners up: George Clooney for THE DESCENDANTS, Michael Fassbender for SHAME
  • Best Actress (another competitive one!): Michelle Williams for MY WEEK WITH MARILYN.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for DRIVE
  • Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy for BRIDESMAIDS. Jeannie Berlin: close second for MARGARET

  • Best Ensemble: CARNAGE (“MARGARET was a fairly close runner-up”)
  • Best Screenplay: MONEYBALL!
  • Best Use of Music: Cliff Martinez, DRIVE and Ludovic Bource, THE ARTIST! (a tie)  Runner up: THE DESCENDANTS
  • Best Editing: Christian Marclay for THE CLOCK! Runner-up: HUGO.
  • Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, THE TREE OF LIFE. Runner-up: HUGO.
  • Best New Filmmaker (David Brudnoy Award): Sean Durkin for MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. Runner-up: J. C. Chandor for MARIN CALL.
  • Best Documentary : PROJECT NIM (James Marsh, who made MAN ON WIRE). Close second: BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK.
  • Best Foreign Film: INCENDIES  Runners up: A SEPARATION and POETRY)

198 comments

  1. Heath87 4 years ago

    It’s a tie!!

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  2. Macy 4 years ago

    Best Use of Music?? Is it the same as Best Music/Score?

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  3. Heath87 4 years ago

    I think it’s the same…

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  4. Heath87 4 years ago

    Best Editing: THE CLOCK!

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  5. Joschi 4 years ago

    Use of Music is not Score.. i’m pretty sure about that.

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  6. James 4 years ago

    Love the love for Drive. Really do.

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  7. Ryman 4 years ago

    Yes! Drive already has an award! Even if it’s a tie, it tied up with a top contender. That could increase it’s chances.

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  8. Heath87 4 years ago

    Best Cinematography: THE TREE OF LIFE Runner Up: HUGO

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  9. Macy 4 years ago

    The Tree of Life – Best Cinematography…no surprise, it also won at NYFCC

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  10. Ryman 4 years ago

    That gives Tree of Life, 3 critic award wins now for cinematography. Can it go for 4 with LA as well?

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  11. Scott 4 years ago

    Ryman, let’s hope not

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  12. Macy 4 years ago

    @Ryman: if it deserves to win…why not? Although it would be nice to see some other film win, just to throw open the competition…

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  13. Alfredo 4 years ago

    Hooray for Drive! The use of the music was a great help in shaping the retro feel of the film.

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  14. Ivica Alac, Czech Republic 4 years ago

    Scott – why not? It’s well deserved…

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  15. Scott 4 years ago

    And may I ask how Hugo is in the running? From the trailer it looked to me like all cg…then again Avatar unfairly won cinematography as well…

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  16. Heath87 4 years ago

    Best New Filmaker: Sean Durkin MARTA MARCY MAY MARLENE Runner up J.C. Chandor MARGIN CALL

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  17. Scott 4 years ago

    Ivica the images are ripped from other sources

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  18. Macy 4 years ago

    @Scott: ‘Avatar’ won Best Cinematography at the Oscars as well…so there you go

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  19. Craig Z 4 years ago

    Well Scott, Maybe you should actually wait till you see the film itself before you judge. Trailers don’t matter.

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  20. Ryman 4 years ago

    Scott, have you SEEN Hugo? I thought it first looked bad from the trailer until I actually SAW the film. Loved it so much that I went to see it two more times. It’s a contender all right and a major one no doubt. I’m not surprised at all that it’s getting the respect it deserves, because it’s that great a movie.

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  21. Tero Heikkinen 4 years ago

    Let’s not compare Avatar and Hugo in Cinematography. Avatar won unfairly, yes, but Hugo is very much live action. Very much, indeed.

    Do you guys expect any other film to win Cinematography? I don’t think the frontrunner’s been this clear since Kaminski in Schindler’s List.

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  22. bill 4 years ago

    Hugo’s cinematography was gorgeous…see the film, a visual masterpiece

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  23. bill 4 years ago

    tero are you talking about hugo or tree of life?

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  24. Heath87 4 years ago

    CGI and Cinematography are not the same thing…and yes, AVATAR deserved that Oscar!

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  25. Tero Heikkinen 4 years ago

    The Tree of Life.

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  26. Scott 4 years ago

    Regardless are you sure it is not cg? Sure looks it…

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  27. Craig Z 4 years ago

    Scott, Shut up and see the movie. There is a lot of live action and the fact that is insanely hard to tell what was what was a huge testimate to the film

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  28. Eric Fernandez 4 years ago

    “Hugo” was great, but I really hope that “Take Shelter” is not overlooked. The film is masterful in every sense. Also, “The Tree of Life” deserves every award it wins. It’s a terrific film directed by the brilliant Terrence Malick.

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  29. Scott 4 years ago

    so Scorsese had a guy who actually filmed stuff with a camera? Hugo wasn’t just made through green screen filming, motion capture, and computer creation/enhancent?

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  30. bill 4 years ago

    scott, i honestly couldnt tell you what was what, thats why im baffled yet excited its in the conversation for visual effects

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  31. Heath87 4 years ago

    Yes Scott…that man is Robert Richardson…ARE YOU TROLLING? o.O

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  32. Scott 4 years ago

    Nothing against Scorsese, just don’t think it should be eligible for cinematography if that is the case.

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  33. Macy 4 years ago

    @Scott: I think you should go and watch the film, and then decide for yourself. Who knows, you could be surprised! If your opinion is still the same, then your objections may be justified (your personal opinion, of course).

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  34. Ryman 4 years ago

    Scott, I seriously hope you’re joking because that has got to be one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever read on this site.

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  35. Craig Z 4 years ago

    Scott, Honestly it’s hard to tell. It is so seemless. Just watch the movie and see for yourself. Stop making opinions of films you haven’t seen.

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  36. Corey 4 years ago

    the lack of love for TGWDT really sucks

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  37. Scott 4 years ago

    Obviously not Heath…as bill just noted it is also in the conversation for visual effects and people are saying they can’t tell what is what..not good if you ask me. I recall similar discussion about Black Swan last year.

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  38. Craig Z 4 years ago

    Scott, please shut up if you haven’t seen the movie

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  39. Ryan Adams 4 years ago

    Nothing against Scorsese, just don’t think it should be eligible for cinematography if that is the case.

    Do you think Robert Richardson just sat around in the cafeteria all day while computer pixies made the movie with magic pixel dust?

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  40. Heath87 4 years ago

    The just had a break

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  41. Craig Z 4 years ago

    Scott of course they use green screen also. That is just part of film making these days. Have you ever seen a making of featurette of a Harry Potter film. There is green screen on pretty much every outdoor shot

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  42. Scott 4 years ago

    Ryman that is because you aren’t a sceptic or analytical thinker like myself…you just take stuff at face value.

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  43. Macy 4 years ago

    @Ryan Adams: You seriously made me LOL!!!! I don’t think even Disney films do that!!

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  44. Craig Z 4 years ago

    No Scott, Ryman actually sees the films he is judging

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  45. RG Serna 4 years ago

    Still no love for Harry Potter and Dragon Tattoo. The cinematography it should have been War Horse.

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  46. Rich 4 years ago

    @Scott: From a man who judges a book by it’s cover, that’s ironic

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  47. Heath87 4 years ago

    IMHO i really think that Cinematography is what you really watch on the screen, how the movie is presented to you, with colors, tone etc…besides CGI work behind that.

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  48. Scott 4 years ago

    For God sakes you guys are also too concrete! Of course Many films use green screen, cg, etc…what needs to be considered of course is HOW MUCH of the final product’s visual quality is attributable to the cinematographer.

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  49. Ryman 4 years ago

    Scott, I’ve seen the film and you haven’t. Who do you think people will listen to when it comes to judging a film?

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  50. Scott 4 years ago

    Seriously am I the only one here with higher then average intelligence? Lol

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  51. Rich 4 years ago

    I actually had a similar argument concerning CG sets, and let’s face it, the work is still attributed to the cinematographer, the computer is just another tool for them to better depict how they want a certain shot or scene to look, that’s like saying color timing/grading shouldn’t count because it’s done via photochemically, or in todays world, a computer. What matters in the end is the image you see on the screen.

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  52. Ryman 4 years ago

    Don’t you mean lower?

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  53. Heath87 4 years ago

    Don’t worry Scott…at least Cinematography will go to The Tree of Life! LOL

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  54. Macy 4 years ago

    @RG Serna: Looks like the decision to split the films for the finale of HP is biting them big time. Or at least, that’s what I feel so…or it could be some other reason too.

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  55. Scott 4 years ago

    No Rich, what should matter is how much of the the final image can be accredited to the guy up for the award. For Christ sake’s guys, it’s common sense.

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  56. Tero Heikkinen 4 years ago

    Yes, it’s common sense. The case of Hugo is no different from HP8. You wouldn’t have any trouble nominating that one.

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  57. Heath87 4 years ago

    LA is starting to vote!!!

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  58. Corey 4 years ago

    who on here has seen the girl with the dragon tattoo

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  59. Scott 4 years ago

    And if the color timing/grading was decided on by the cinematographer then sure it counts.

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  60. Tero Heikkinen 4 years ago

    And the fact that you call The Tree of Life something called Planet Earth says that you don’t understand this category. Even if the 18 minutes (the Creation of everything) of it was footage from Hubble or whatever (which it is not), there’s still 2 hours that was shot traditionally. Percentage-wise, that’s more than Hugo and HP8 can say.

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  61. Macy 4 years ago

    @Tero Heikkinen: HP8 was a combo of live action + CGI (it was blended completely). Some of the battle scenes were completely CGI, whereas in some scenes, the sets were set ablaze, destroyed, etc, in other words, live action, hence needed a cinematographer. The opening scene(s) were completely live-action. Heavy use of CGI was done in the battle scenes (obviously!), but the aerial shots are very beautiful (which did use CGI).

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  62. RG Serna 4 years ago

    @corey my father have seen it, but they are not allowed to say anything just yet.

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  63. Corey 4 years ago

    @RG Serna thank you for being the first person to actually acknowledge my posts

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  64. Ryman 4 years ago

    Okay, this dumb argument is getting boring. Boston needs to start giving out the rest of their awards already.

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  65. Tero Heikkinen 4 years ago

    Macy, I know. And Hugo was not shot in a studio with four green walls. They also had sets. That’s why it will be nominated for Art Direction – something that HP has also done in the past.

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  66. Scott 4 years ago

    Yes, but Tero that other 2 hours was not THAT impressive…frankly some of the camera work was irritating.

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  67. Macy 4 years ago

    Albert Brooks won for Supp. Actor!!!

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  68. Ryman 4 years ago

    YES! Albert Brooks FTW!!!!

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  69. Heath87 4 years ago

    Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks!!

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  70. Rashad 4 years ago

    I thought hugo’s green screen was obvious, and not as good as it’s being made out

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  71. Jimmy 4 years ago

    Wait who came 2nd in supporting actor?

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  72. Tero Heikkinen 4 years ago

    Scott, that is the part that WAS impressive. The shots where Pitt, McCracken and Chastain were. The modern day shots with Penn were good, too, but IMO not as impressive.

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  73. Tero Heikkinen 4 years ago

    Damn, I didn’t have Brooks in my “final” Oscar predictions. He is winning everything, it seems. Sure, he was great, but I think Oscar will go to Plummer or von Sydow (if he really is that great).

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  74. Macy 4 years ago

    @Jimmy: No idea…I’m assuming it’s Christopher Plummer (still need a confirmation)

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  75. Macy 4 years ago

    Btw, Drive was just named runner-up for Best Music at the LA Film Critics (Best Music went to Hanna)

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  76. Scott 4 years ago

    Um no, I think everyone just had eyegasms over the Planet Earth segment and it clouded their opinion of all that followed. So I guess, well played Malick…

    He succussefully brainwashed people into thinking the film is a “masterpiece”, lol

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  77. Heath87 4 years ago

    In the meantime…The Chemical Brothers win at LAFCA

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  78. Scott 4 years ago

    The cinematography of the parts with Pitt, his wife, and the kids is something that can be found in many 1950’s setting productions.

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  79. Tero Heikkinen 4 years ago

    I’m not part of “everyone” then. Who else is with me? I know a good Cinematography when I see one.

    And the so-called Planet Earth segment had wonderful shots after the CGI-thing was over. They used cameras during that 18 minutes too, you know.

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  80. Ryman 4 years ago

    Okay. I think we can all agree that Scott = troll. If Scott wants to fight against the title of being a troll, he must at least say what movies he likes because so far he’s pretty much hated every movie we’ve talked about, and about half of them he hasn’t even seen.

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  81. Ryan Adams 4 years ago

    IMHO i really think that Cinematography is what you really watch on the screen

    Thank you, Heath87. Exactly. Why do WALL-E and How to Train Your Dragon look so gorgeous? Because Roger Deakins was visual consultant.

    I fulfill virtually the same function in live action as I do in my work with animation. In each discipline I work to visualize the story and in each I am using composition, camera movement and lighting etc.. Whether my work in animation can, strictly speaking, be called cinematography or not doesn’t concern me… The line between cinematography and computer graphics became a blur some years ago whilst that between production design and cinematography has always been so. ~ Roger Deakins

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  82. Scott 4 years ago

    I’ve said multiple times now Ryman what movies I like. (very fond of the classics where story and acting were paramount)

    Unfortunately I haven’t seen many yet this year so my my allegience for now lies with Potter, Moneyball, Super 8, and Planet of the Apes.

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  83. Scott 4 years ago

    Oh, and Crazy, Stupid, Love was great too. Hoping that at least gets some love from the Globes.

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  84. Heath87 4 years ago

    That’s the way we all see the thing, Ryan 😉

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  85. Ryman 4 years ago

    I can agree I really did enjoy all the films Scott has named.

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  86. Macy 4 years ago

    Okay…have the Boston Critics taken another break or something???

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  87. Roorda 4 years ago

    The only award The Tree of Life deserve to win is cinematography… it is visually stunning indeed.

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  88. Ryan Adams 4 years ago

    Scott. your opinions are unpopular enough without you adding to the aggravation by saying other readers are stupid.

    All the people I know with “above average intelligence” are smart enough to know it’s stupid to make assumptions about anyone else’s IQ.

    Show us your officially validated IQ scores, stamped by a Notary Public, or else your claims are baseless, just idle mouthing off. Frankly, nothing in your attitude, taste or behavior lately serves as proof. To the contrary.

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  89. Heath87 4 years ago

    MELISSA MCCARTHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  90. kerchee 4 years ago

    Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy for BRIDESMAIDS.

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  91. Macy 4 years ago

    Melissa McCarthy wins Best Supp. Actress…very interesting

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  92. Scott 4 years ago

    And Ryman I haven’t “hated” every movie you’ve talked about…just borderline hate for Tree of Life. I think some people have their film snob heads too far up their ass to see it for what it really is- pretentious and boring abstract art.

    I’m very much looking forward to Hugo, Dragon Tattoo, War Horse, and many that I haven’t had the chance to see yet that were released earlier in the year.

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  93. Ryman 4 years ago

    Holy crap! Bridesmaids just stepped into the big leagues!

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  94. Macy 4 years ago

    Ok, LAFCA are now voting for cinematography…this should be fun!!

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  95. Ryman 4 years ago

    Well Scott you MUST see Drive. That’s what I’m recommending to everyone the most. That and Hugo.

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  96. Antoinette 4 years ago

    I love how Scott gets called out for calling people stupid when I’ve been called stupid by everyone but Scott. lol

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  97. Corey 4 years ago

    maybe i should start posting like Scott
    his questions are usually answered at least

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  98. Ryman 4 years ago

    Is Scott aware of your existence Antoinette?

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  99. kerchee 4 years ago

    Watching football and checking for updates, busy Sunday morning!

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  100. Scott 4 years ago

    Yes, I’m interested in seeing Drive. Not sure I’ll enjoy it since it seems to be of more the arthouse fare type and I’ve heard it’s methodically paced, but I liked last year’s The American well enough, which I had heard described in similar terms.

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  101. Macy 4 years ago

    @Antoinette I don’t think I’ve ever called you stupid, and I will never call you that…heck, I’ve not even referred to Scott like that (even if I may disagree with him)

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  102. Scott 4 years ago

    Why has Boston slowed to a snail’s pace in announcing these now?

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  103. Ryman 4 years ago

    If you liked The American, you’ll LOVE Drive. If you like great writing and terrific acting, you’ll EMBRACE Drive.

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  104. Robert A. 4 years ago

    “I think some people have their film snob heads too far up their ass to see it for what it really is- pretentious and boring abstract art.”

    Spoken with the elegance of diction and refinement of thought we’d expect from someone with an IQ of 130.

    Wasn’t expecting the McCarthy win from the Boston crits…

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  105. Matt H 4 years ago

    The irony of Scott claiming to be the only one here of “above” average intelligence is hilarious.

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  106. dinasztie 4 years ago

    Singing gospel songs because of Melissa’s win. Seriously. The best pick. Love her.

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  107. Macy 4 years ago

    @Scott: Your favorite category is up for voting at LAFCA – cinematography!!

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  108. Macy 4 years ago

    @Scott: The Tree of Life won at LAFCA!!!!

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  109. Corey 4 years ago

    “Is Scott aware of your existence Antoinette?”

    is anyone aware of mine

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  110. Ryman 4 years ago

    I’m aware of your existence Corey. :)

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  111. Corey 4 years ago

    YESS!!! Im Alive

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  112. Heath87 4 years ago

    OMG BRAD PITT WINS!!!

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  113. Corey 4 years ago

    i was having a bit of a Ghost moment there

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  114. Ryan Adams 4 years ago

    We have parallel posts being updated in real time for the LAFCA, BFCA, and NYFCO.

    So that’ll make the game of whack-a-mole more exciting.

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  115. Glenn UK 4 years ago

    Love Love Love the McCarthy win and I seriously hope Bridesmaids can start hitting big elsewhere – an original and amazingly funny film which also happened to be well bloody acted!!! A breath of fresh air amongst the hyped up crap around!!!!!

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  116. Macy 4 years ago

    @Corey: I know you’re there, sorry for not talking to you, but we’re having so much fun here about cinematography…The Tree of Life triumphs yet again!!!

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  117. Ryman 4 years ago

    We’ve got a race going now! Brad Pitt for Moneyball!!!!

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  118. Macy 4 years ago

    Brad Pitt wins Best Ator; Clooney and Fassbender tie for runner-Up…nice!!!

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  119. Heath87 4 years ago

    Scott just disappeared…? LOL

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  120. Scott 4 years ago

    Robert, maybe I don’t give a fuck what anyone thinks. Arrogant perhaps, but I’m confident in my intelligence and I believe I have good taste in film and that’s all that matters.

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  121. kerchee 4 years ago

    Nice win for Brad Pitt.

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  122. Scott 4 years ago

    Hurray for Brad Pitt! (and not for Tree of Life, double hurray)

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  123. The Ghost of Easter 4 years ago

    “i was having a bit of a Ghost moment there”

    I have those all the time….

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  124. wisconsinkel 4 years ago

    Somebody needs to talk about Jeannie Berlin’s mention here. She hasn’t made a film in over 20 years (her last was 1990’s In the Spirit, which she also co-wrote)…and other than a guest stint in the short-lived series Miss Match, has faded from the scene. This former Oscar nominee and critics darling (1972’s Heartbreak Kid, directed by her mom Elaine May) originally left the scene in the mid-1970s, after an appearance on Columbo.

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  125. Alfredo 4 years ago

    woooo Melissa McCarthy!

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  126. Ryan Adams 4 years ago

    Just wanna say, Scott.
    we don’t mind you stirring up controversy or strongly standing up for what you believe. that’s fine. speak your mind, no problem.

    but don’t beat up on other readers, because then your self-confidence turns into bullying.

    and, if you haven’t notice, you’re outnumbered. it won’t be a pretty fight, and we don’t want the site splattered with your blood.

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  127. Corey 4 years ago

    Those who have seen TGWDT: can u at least say whether or not u agree with the lack of awards so far

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  128. Ryman 4 years ago

    Scott, you don’t have to be arrogant. You can just have a good time and just give us your take on what you’re pulling for or what you think should win or is going to win. This isn’t IMDB, this is awardsdaily. This is a place where those who don’t prefer to fight online 24/7 go to chill out and talk statistics about movies and not bitch the whole time.

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  129. Corey 4 years ago

    “I have those all the time….”

    haha

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  130. Macy 4 years ago

    @Corey: I haven’t seen it…but I hope it’s good

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  131. Kholby 4 years ago

    Hugo starts with that AMAZING first shot.. and then about half way through it’s sequence there is a TERRIBLE edit. It lost editing right there for me. There were also some other strange, jarring edits. How it’s a runner-up is beyond me.

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  132. Heath87 4 years ago

    @Corey

    Indeed! I thought a recognition in Music for TGWTDT would have been great!

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  133. Ryan Adams 4 years ago

    I can’t remember the moment you’re talking about Kholby. Can you pinpoint the jarring part? what felt wrong to you?

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  134. Ryman 4 years ago

    @Heath87

    There’s still the new York Film Critics Online to decide what their Best Music is.

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  135. Scott 4 years ago

    I’m only outnumbered here Ryan. Amongst most circles…even amongst my equally intelligent friends, others are generally in agreement with me. Though I take comfort in the BFCA at least not believing Tree of Life is one of the best films of the year. They seem to have a better understanding of what film should be.

    Anyways, when does the AFI announce? That’s the only one I’m really interested in today.

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  136. Ryan Adams 4 years ago

    even amongst my equally intelligent friends

    birds of a feather.

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  137. Macy 4 years ago

    @Scott: AFI is supposed to come out with their choices today as well…everything is today!!!

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  138. kerchee 4 years ago

    TheBSFC BSFC
    Best Actress (another competitive one!): Michelle Williams for MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

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  139. Ryman 4 years ago

    Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn!!!!

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  140. Heath87 4 years ago

    Michelle Williams wins Best Actress at Boston!

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  141. Macy 4 years ago

    Best Actress: Michelle Williams!!!!! No Meryl or Viola…

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  142. jorge 4 years ago

    YEAHHHH FOR MY DAWSONS CREEK GIRLL!!!

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  143. Scott 4 years ago

    A word on comedies…

    I just watched The Awful Truth (6 Academy Award nominations) last night night…why don’t they make films like that anymore? And will there ever be another like Cary Grant?

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  144. meme 4 years ago

    Eh, another group of critics dumb-struck by star power. Did they ever vote for anybody who is not Clooney, Pitt or DiCaprio? Or someone like that. All those critics group are more concerned abot stars and mainstream success than anybody else. I swear that AMPAS are more brave in their choices.

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  145. Scott 4 years ago

    Yes Macy, I know it’s today. Any idea what time though?

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  146. Macy 4 years ago

    @Scott: No idea whatsoever…just stay online, that’s it (if you’ve got the time)…btw, Meryl was runner-up for Best Actress

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  147. amanda 4 years ago

    I dont understand why all the Gold Derby people have it between Meryl and Viola when it’s clearly between Meryl and Michelle. Viola no matter how hard they push has lost her steam.

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  148. Ryman 4 years ago

    Carnage got Best Ensemble! AKA It finally got something!

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  149. Macy 4 years ago

    Best Ensemble – Carnage…woah!! Margaret was runner-up….so interesting!!

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  150. Heath87 4 years ago

    Best Ensemble CARNAGE

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  151. kerchee 4 years ago

    Best Ensemble: CARNAGE. (MARGARET was a fairly close runner-up)

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  152. Ryman 4 years ago

    Boston knows how to trip our minds. Or they probably just see every movie and aren’t star struck like most award givers.

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  153. Mark 4 years ago

    Where is Chris Plummer? Yes, Albert Brooks was ver good in Drive, but Chris Plummer gave a career-defining performance in Beginings. The Oscars will correct this mistake.

    As for Tree of Life winning for best cinematography, that is ok, I suppose. It is the ONLY award this pretentious piece of garbage should win.

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  154. Aaron 4 years ago

    Do not understand the love for Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids. Yes, she’s funny, but in my opinion she’s not even the funniest supporting actress in the FILM. Where is Vanessa Redgrave and Carey Mulligan throughout the precursors?

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  155. Macy 4 years ago

    @Mark: At LAFCA, Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor…

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  156. Scott 4 years ago

    Thanks Mark…at least SOMEONE else agrees on Tree of Life.

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  157. Ryman 4 years ago

    I disagree with Mark. The Tree of Life was not pretentious and Albert Brooks was better than Christopher Plummer this year.

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  158. Eric 4 years ago

    @Mark. I’m not arguing with you about Plummer’s performance. It truly is one for the books. But Albert Brooks conveys an incredible range of emotions in the most tranquil manner possible. Plummer is powerful, but Brooks is simply a knockout in “Drive.”

    By the way guys, “The Tree of Life” is a bold masterpiece and if Pitt wins for anything, it should be for that film.

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  159. Macy 4 years ago

    Are we going to start this all over again?? I must admit, it is quite entertaining esp when the Boston people are working sooooo sloooowly…

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  160. Ryman 4 years ago

    When is Boston gonna get moving again? The other awards are pretty much caught up by now.

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  161. tintin 4 years ago

    Carnage? jaja, so stupid…The help and Potter are more deserving.

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  162. Macy 4 years ago

    Btw, ‘Moneyball’ wins Best Screenplay!!

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  163. steve50 4 years ago

    They aren’t a speedy bunch.

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  164. steve50 4 years ago

    Spoke too soon- good for Moneyball

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  165. Ryman 4 years ago

    Another happy moment for Scott.

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  166. Noah 4 years ago

    Okay. So close second: Margaret for every award, BSFC. Gotcha.

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  167. Kholby 4 years ago

    Ryan,

    About halfway through the first long shot (The one VERY similar to the long shot in Moulin Rouge at the VERy beginning, there’s an edit. Just a quick chop. And suddenly you are back a touch in the visual from where you were. It’s somewhere between the outside view of the trainstation and the inside view before the actual view down the middle of the two trains on the concourse… (That was really hard to explain.)

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  168. Scott 4 years ago

    Yes, it’s nice to see Moneyball gaining some traction after being neglected by the NBR and a number of other groups…though can’t complain about that too much because Moneyball’s exclusion probably made room for HP. Speaking of, agreed tintin, Potter should be handily winning ensemble.

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  169. Alexandra 4 years ago

    Corey…you´re no ghost;) Antoinette…I think you have quite an interesting way of expressing your opinions…Scott, apparently and IMHO, you have developed a fanboy attitude in which every movie that does critically and financially better than the one you like, has to be put down :(

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  170. Telperion 4 years ago

    Wow, finally some love for “Carnage”. It was about time.

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  171. Scott 4 years ago

    um no Alexandra…I simply express my honest opinions.

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  172. kerchee 4 years ago

    Best Director: Martin Scorcese for HUGO

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  173. Ryman 4 years ago

    Yes! Go Scorsese! Go Hugo! Go defense!

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  174. Heath87 4 years ago

    So Best Picture goes to…?

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  175. Kholby 4 years ago

    I wish there was more love for Shalene Woodley. I was blown away by her performance. Totally un-selfconscious. Absolutely shocking for someone of her age.

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  176. Scott 4 years ago

    Good for Scorsese, though I really hope this “Hugo only has one good act” criticism I’ve been hearing elsewhere isn’t true.

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  177. steve50 4 years ago

    It will be Hugo or The Artist

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  178. Ryman 4 years ago

    Heath87, there’s still three more categories to go before we get to Best Picture. Foreign Film, Documentary, and Animated Feature.

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  179. Tero Heikkinen 4 years ago

    Are all three groups having a simultaneous toilet break?

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  180. Mattoc 4 years ago

    I think they’re still watching all the films, and furiously running around trying to find the ending to MMMM.

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  181. Ryman 4 years ago

    Best Documentary: Project Nim!

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  182. steve50 4 years ago

    @Mattoc – HA! I can picture it. They are probably trying to keep track of what the other groups are doing.

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  183. Heath87 4 years ago

    Project Nim named Best Documentary

    I guess Best Animated Feature is The Adventures of Tintin

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  184. Ryman 4 years ago

    Best Picture: The Artist

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  185. Heath87 4 years ago

    The Artist Best Picture!

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  186. steve50 4 years ago

    nuf said

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  187. kerchee 4 years ago

    Best Picture: THE ARTIST! (close seconds: HUGO and MARGARET)

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  188. Ryman 4 years ago

    So I guess there’s no Foreign Film or Animated Film awarded?

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  189. Ryman 4 years ago

    Wait, they said they’ll still award a Foreign Film, but no Animated? That’s the second time so far this year that one of the critic awards decided not to award an Animated film in it’s own category. Huh…

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  190. Antoinette 4 years ago

    I’m shocked. Shocked I say!

    :) They’re usually a little weird no? This is so expected. lol

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  191. Ryman 4 years ago

    Shocked about what?

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  192. Norman 4 years ago

    Best Animated Film – Rango

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  193. Edkargir 4 years ago

    The Boston critics are my local critics The Artist has not opened here. IM lucky enough to have seen it twice. It is the best picture of the year.

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  194. K. Bowen 4 years ago

    What am I missing about The Artist? Entertaining, yes. But it’s so light.

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  195. Jack 4 years ago

    Hooray for Scorsese and Margaret! (Hugo and Margaret are, in my mind, the very best pictures of the year).

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  196. G 4 years ago

    Wow what a day, I think my head exploded a few times…too many awards to process it all… So happy for Marty, brad, drive for score…loved it!

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  197. Jason 4 years ago

    COMPLETELY WRONG FOR ACTRESS! MARILYN IS NOT GOOD! J

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