New York Film Critics Online, Boston Also Announce Sunday

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 @TheBSFC.

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.

Either which way, I’m guessing that Boston goes for The Artist.  Either that or I have a feeling Moneyball could be their cup of tea. Unless there are sports fans on the doll.  Could a late entry like Extremely Loud or Dragon Tattoo show up there? It’s possible. War Horse? Maybe.  What could be a big surprise?  But the Artist is your safe bet for the Los Angeles Film Critics and Boston.

Here is a link to their membership.

Here are the New York Film Critics Online membership.

ETHAN ALTER (televisionwithoutpity.com)
CHRIS BARSANTI (FilmCritic.com )
FRED & MARY ANN BRUSSAT (SpiritualityandPractice.com)
CLAY CANE (BET.com)
EDWARD DOUGLAS (ComingSoon.net)
MARSHALL FINE (HollywoodandFine.com)
ED GONZALEZ (SlantMagazine.com)
SUSAN GRANGER (SusanGranger.com)
RON HENRIQUES (Latinoreview.com)
JORDAN HOFFMAN (Ugo.com)
BRANDON JUDELL (Indiewire.com)
HARVEY KARTEN (Community.CompuServe.com/showbiz)
ROBERT LEVIN (Film School Rejects)
EMANUEL LEVY (EmanuelLevy.com)
KURT LODER (Reason.com)
NORA LEE MANDEL (film-forward.com)
MAITLAND MC DONAGH (MissFlickChick.com)
PRAIRIE MILLER (WBAI.org; LongIslandPress.com)
AVI OFFER (NYCmovieguru.com)
MICHELLE ORANGE (Movieline.com, VillageVoice.com)
LOUIS PROYECT (MarxMail.com)
NORA LEE MANDEL (FilmForward.com)
REX REED (NewYorkObserver.com)
KATEY RICH (CinemaBlend.com)
JACK RICO (ShowBizCafe.com/es)
JULIAN ROMAN (movieweb.com)
CHUCK SCHWARTZ (CrankyCritic.com)
DANA STEVENS (Slate.com)
DIVA VELEZ (TheDivaReview.com
ARMOND WHITE (CityArts.info/?s=Armond White)
KAM WILLIAMS (BlackFilm.com, Eurweb.com)
WILLIAM WOLF (WolfEntertainmentGuide.com)
GERALD WRIGHT (HDFest.com)
STEPHANIE ZACHAREK (Movieline.com)

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6 Comments

  1. December 10, 2011

    L.A. might go with The Descendants or War Horse for best film.

  2. alan of montreal
    December 10, 2011

    Is that the same Kurt Loder from MTV?

  3. Scott
    December 10, 2011

    Err, so Emmanuel Levy is a member of the LA Film Critics, the New York Film Critics Online, and the BFCA?

  4. red_wine
    December 11, 2011

    NY Online is just a rag tag bunch of online people who get together in a room and vote. They lost all credibility for me when they gave best picture to Avatar. I mean jeez, wtf??

  5. Heath87
    December 11, 2011

    Live from TWITTER: Boston Society is about to begin to vote for BEST USE OF MUSIC

  6. Heath87
    December 11, 2011

    Best Use of Music: it’s a tie! DRIVE and THE ARTIST!

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