17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Ensemble: The Help
Best Young Actor: Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Director: Michel Haznavicius, The Artist
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, Moneyball
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski, War Horse
Best Art Direction: Hugo
Best Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Costume: The Artist
Best Score: The Artist
Best Song: The Muppets, Life’s a Happy Song
Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Make-Up: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2
Best Sound: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2
Best Action Movie: Drive
Best Comedy: Bridesmaids
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Best Documentary: George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Honorary Award: Martin Scorsese
Joel Siegel Award: Sean Penn

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485 Comments

  1. Julie
    January 12, 2012

    Somebody! Is there a live stream for the show?? Please !! Ty :)

  2. January 12, 2012

    Phew! The real thread. *faints*

  3. January 12, 2012

    Clooney has landed.

  4. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Go the best song and best action movie… but miss the cinematography.

  5. kerchee
    January 12, 2012

    I think one of the songs from The Muppets won best song

  6. Julie
    January 12, 2012

    Thanks the link!!! Is the show is there too? :)

  7. josh
    January 12, 2012

    Show doesn’t start for another hour?

  8. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    WOOHOO for “Life’s a Happy Song”! The best song wins!

  9. Ryman
    January 12, 2012

    Where are you getting this information? The show doesn’t start in another hour!

  10. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    They’re apparently giving out some awards on the red carpet.

  11. January 12, 2012

    Does either stream work for people? I got a german coke commercial and on the offical one I got nada.

    I think they’ve calmed down with handing out awards though. They’re just interviewing people now, if anyone still can’t see. Michelle Williams is on the red carpet now. Until she started talking I thought she was Carey Mulligan. Tiny haircuts.

  12. kerchee
    January 12, 2012

    Some awards are being presented on the Red Carpet. It’s on the REELZ channel, here in So Calif.

  13. January 12, 2012
  14. January 12, 2012

    In the US the red carpet is on Reelz Channel now and they handed out 3 awards that I saw. They had started the red carpet show before I turned it on so I actually could have missed some.

  15. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Yes, that’s a good link. The other one in the previous thread was awful.

    Just let me know if the show is on somewhere, too. Otherwise I go to bed.

  16. January 12, 2012

    “I was doing the Rerun.” LOLOLOLOL Okay that was funny. XD

  17. Ryman
    January 12, 2012

    How can awards be presented on the red carpet?! That’s absolute bull. You might as well have a homeless person hand you an Oscar and the already opened envelope as he/she walks right by you. Talk about uninspiring “we need less entertainment and more advertisements” stupidity.

  18. January 12, 2012

    Oh now I see what I wrong with the stream. I didn’t click. You’d think I’ve watched enough illegal streams of figure skating to know what I’m doing. *is dumb*

    Oh I thought Allison Janney was great in THE HELP. I wish I was that tall.

  19. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Can’t argue with that, Ryman. On the other hand, they have 24 categories (same number as the Oscars), and no one cares enough about the CC Awards to give them 3-4 hours of air.

  20. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Is it George who gives the award to Sean Penn?

  21. kerchee
    January 12, 2012

    @Tero Yes.

  22. January 12, 2012

    @Ryman The BFCA only has 2 hours of airtime and they want to save as much of that as they can for pretty faces.

  23. mariela
    January 12, 2012

    go muppets! i hope it gets an oscar nom for that too

  24. January 12, 2012

    I think they got that from the MTV awards. I always thought that was kinda bad for the people who win. But not as bad as people being told on the red carper that they won Grammys earlier and they didn’t even know. That happens.

  25. January 12, 2012

    I just can’t spell carpet today. XD

    Oh that kid who played Sid. lol He was the high point of THE DESCENDANTS for me.

    “Je suis Sam.” Geez.

  26. January 12, 2012

    Hey I got yelled at for assuming Bejo was french but she had a french accent just now. Was she faking?

  27. kerchee
    January 12, 2012

    Tilda! Viola!

  28. January 12, 2012

    Don’t worry Antoinette. She’s Argentinian by birth, but raised in France, I believe. So yes, she is French.

  29. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    I want to join their email list.

  30. January 12, 2012

    This stream is surprisingly good-quality, I hope it won’t shut down after the red carpet.

  31. January 12, 2012

    I love how Charlize Theron is still a fourteen-year-old girl inside lol.

  32. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    “We made the princess cry…”

    Oh boy, that’s sooooo Harvey Weinstein! EEEEWWWW

  33. January 12, 2012

    Thomas Horn needs a slap.

  34. January 12, 2012

    I see Pitt and Marty. Now it’s serious.

  35. Ryman
    January 12, 2012

    I am really happy about the cinematography win because it serves the guild awards right for snubbing War Horse. I hope either War Horse or Drive goes on a sweep.

  36. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Fire Emblem, if that link works – THANK YOU!

    Paddy, don’t be mean. Thomas is too young and too new to feel comfortable there.

  37. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    “I am really happy about the cinematography win because it serves the guild awards right for snubbing War Horse.”

    I agree. I laughed even.

  38. January 12, 2012

    it serves the guild awards right

    that’s right.
    the BFCA sure taught the cinematographers a thing or two about cinematography.

  39. Ryman
    January 12, 2012

    What the hell did Thomas Horn do to make Paddy want to slap him? That streaming link doesn’t work for me.

  40. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    the BFCA sure taught the cinematographers a thing or two about cinematography.

    LOL, this is a slippery slope we don’t want to go down. Critics vs. professionals. We’re all going to find examples to cheer and to jeer on both sides.

  41. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Are we still warching a music video?

  42. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    watching…

  43. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Clooney makes a point of not laughing at the running-in-flip-flops joke. What a class act.

  44. January 12, 2012

    That’s not the right link, I expect.

    Anyone got any real links?

  45. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    wrong channel … with the link… : (

  46. PaulH
    January 12, 2012

    Who the frak are Rob Heuvel and Paul Scheer? THE Rob Heuvel and THE Paul Scheer?

  47. bhs
    January 12, 2012

    None of these links are working for me, a bit desperate… anyone got one?

  48. The Jack
    January 12, 2012

    NGNG prediction – Thomas Horn will grow up to be gay.

  49. The Jack
    January 12, 2012

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  50. bhs
    January 12, 2012

    BTW all the VH1 streams I can find are either for VH1 Music or VH1 europe

  51. January 12, 2012

    can anyone help with a streaming link, please? thanks!

  52. Julie
    January 12, 2012

    Stream link please somebody!

  53. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Presenters have booze onstage! Now that’s a touch I can get behind.

  54. January 12, 2012

    I’m not sure there’ll be a streaming link. Last year, all I could get was a security cam link (or that’s what I thought it was), which wasn’t at all good.

  55. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    Best Supporting Actress…my hands crossed for McCarthy!

  56. January 12, 2012

    @PaulH The skinnier one was in THE DESCENDANTS.

    Do you non-east coasters want or not want the winners?

  57. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress!

  58. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    Octavia Spencer!!!

  59. January 12, 2012

    (SPOILERS)

    Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer

  60. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    a link please… where are you watching it?

  61. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer

  62. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Christopher Plummer!

  63. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Plummer!

  64. bd74
    January 12, 2012

    Hooray for Christopher!

  65. January 12, 2012

    How did I not notice his shirt was peach before? D: I’m not feeling it. But congratulations to Christopher Plummer. I always thought he was a hottie in THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. (Which was basically the same as GLADIATOR.)

  66. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Link, please :( No Zelda’s link but a streaming link!

  67. gbpo
    January 12, 2012

    got Octavia right. so well deserved

  68. Ryman
    January 12, 2012

    Talk about a horrible way to start off the awards. Unfunny hosts and undeserving wins.

  69. Adam
    January 12, 2012

    what a boring start.

  70. gbpo
    January 12, 2012

    also got plummer right.

  71. January 12, 2012

    I’ve been searching for the last 15 minutes – there aren’t any links. I’ll keep looking throughout the night in case any turn up, but there’s not a sign of any links yet. Is anyone currently posting here watching it online?

  72. bd74
    January 12, 2012

    @Antoinette
    Christopher was great in TFOTRE. Loved him in that.

  73. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    If you are saying Spencer was an expected win, you are a L-I-A-R.

  74. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    missed both best supporting actor and actress… I thought Albert Brooks would’ve take at least the critics choice.

  75. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    @antoinette
    you where looking for a link for the stream and it seems you are watching the show, can I please ask where? thanks

  76. January 12, 2012

    Oh come now. They both deserved it. Plummer for a career. Spencer did just fine in THE HELP.

    I personally was rooting for Nolte but these things happen.

  77. January 12, 2012

    I’m watching it on TV. I was trying to help you guys find one before. I thought those would last. :(

  78. Bennett
    January 12, 2012

    please someone link the ceremony, i’m searching for some minutes and just can’t find it

  79. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    thanks anyway… ; (

  80. Oscarcrazy
    January 12, 2012

    YAYYYYYYYY OCTAVIA!!!

  81. January 12, 2012

    Leo doesn’t even get it. LOL They should host the Oscars, not all the muppets.

  82. alfred
    January 12, 2012

    Supporting actor and actress is pretty much locked. I’m curious who’s going to win original screenplay. Should be Paris or 50/50, but I think The Artist will take it.

  83. January 12, 2012

    Best Ensemble is up next.

  84. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Acting Ensemble: THE HELP

  85. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    the Help!!

  86. January 12, 2012

    LIVE STREAM

    Ryan to the rescue.

  87. gbpo
    January 12, 2012

    the help for ensemble. got it right again.

  88. lozzy
    January 12, 2012
  89. January 12, 2012

    Ryan, will you marry me?

  90. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Meryl Streep was not listening… had to be told what the joke was about her running for president… LOL

  91. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Animated Feature: RANGO, locked in now, I’d say

  92. January 12, 2012

    Ryan Adams, it opens the site, but there is no stream in it?

  93. traveler81
    January 12, 2012

    thank you Ryan

  94. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    Animated Feature: Rango (really?)

  95. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Finally, got animation right.

  96. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    Ryan, you are the best!!

  97. January 12, 2012

    Maya Rudolph and ? Olsen presented animated movie while joking that Meryl Streep should run for president.

  98. Oscarcrazy
    January 12, 2012

    BEST ENSEMBLE GOES TO THE BEST ENSEMBLE!!!!!!!!

  99. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Elizabeth Olsen.

  100. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    You just gave me an orgams, Ryan. You’re real name is not Veronica, right? :D

    Thanks, dude! You rock, as always! Is that Gore Verbinski?

  101. January 12, 2012

    Thank you. :)

  102. Ryman
    January 12, 2012

    Rango doesn’t deserve all these awards compared to Tintin!

  103. darlano
    January 12, 2012
  104. Scott
    January 12, 2012

    Well, even though they snubbed Potter these guys still know what’s up…War Horse is certainly more deserving then you know what.

  105. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    orgasm*

    And yeah, that was Gore! congrats to the Rango team.

  106. January 12, 2012

    Hey, I didn’t know you guys have Weight Watchers in the US too!

  107. January 12, 2012

    Am I the only one that Ryan’s link does not work? There is just no video stream in it. I tried with tow browsers and nothing!

  108. January 12, 2012

    It WORKS ! Ryan, if you ever need a kidney, just call :)

  109. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    Thank you Ryan!!!!! This is the best site always1

  110. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Booze commercials are illegal here. Nokia is allowed (it’s Finnish after all).

  111. January 12, 2012

    Emil — so sorry to hear it’s not working for you.
    have you tried Chrome, Firefox, Opera browsers?

  112. January 12, 2012

    WHAT BROWSERS ARE YOU ALL USING? That link does not work for me, and it seems to be the only one!

  113. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Patton Oswalt: “I gave David Denby a kidney for nothing apparently” LOL

  114. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    The link works. Just scroll down. It’s there.

  115. Matthew D.
    January 12, 2012

    lmao @ War Horse winning Cinematography.

  116. Carlos
    January 12, 2012

    Thanks Ryan!!!

    Rango best animated!!

  117. January 12, 2012

    Ryan Adams, I have FireFox and Internet Explorer. It does not work for both.

  118. Julian Walker
    January 12, 2012

    I’m not watching!! So I’m just gonna make a random comment!!!

  119. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Firefox here.

  120. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    Best Comedy should go to Bridesmaids!

  121. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Comedy: BRIDESMAIDS

  122. January 12, 2012

    Emil,
    Tero recommends scrolling down the page… it’s underneath a block of text.

  123. January 12, 2012

    HORRIBLE BOSSES was the funniest movie out of those.

  124. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Bridesmaids??

  125. Voland
    January 12, 2012

    Link works perfectly fine. But you have to remove the several ads at the buttom for the stream to show up.

  126. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Foreign Language Film: A SEPARATION

  127. January 12, 2012

    Hmm… I used to consider myself a fan of Judd Apatow. The times they are a changin’. lol

  128. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    A Seperation!!! Got that right!

  129. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    A Seperation!!

  130. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Yay!!!

  131. January 12, 2012

    Hooray for A Separation! I know it was a foregone conclusion, but deservedly so. It’s a fabulous film.

  132. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Nice sentiments from the director of A SEPARATION in very practiced English. And yeah, Apatow kept the censors’ fingers busy.

  133. Roger the Shrubber
    January 12, 2012

    I guess Octavia Spencer’s still the frontrunner for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

  134. January 12, 2012

    ^
    yep, I’m feeling it.

  135. January 12, 2012

    Freakin ad breaks. Where’s the BBC when you need them?!?

  136. January 12, 2012

    Did that guy mean to look like that or can he not grow a whole moustache? I’m guessing he’s Fitz?

  137. January 12, 2012

    Emil, scroll down, it was hidden behind an ad, I closed the ad and there it was. Although I knew it was there somewhere because the sound was on from the first moment, so I only had to find the video. Dou you have sound ?

  138. January 12, 2012

    The US aren’t the only ones who put ads in the middle are we?

  139. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    a Separation is very well written, it deserves an oscar nom for screenplay.

  140. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    VH1 is trying to make Fitz and the Tantrums happen almost as hard as Cartoon Network tried to make Cerebral Ballzy happen. Well, at least VH1 is actually a music channel, I suppose.

  141. kerchee
    January 12, 2012

    Thanks Ryan! It’s working for me now.

  142. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Michael Cera?!

  143. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    So unfunny.

  144. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    Octavia Spencer is good in The Help, but I think is Jessica Chaistain’s year for the Oscar

  145. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Ugh, children.

  146. RobertlowercaseA
    January 12, 2012

    I hope The Descendants wins best picture, but I think it will probably go to The Artist.

  147. January 12, 2012

    Did Saoirse Ronan win this previously? I feel like she did.

  148. January 12, 2012

    Benj, I thought exactly the same thing.

    At least now I have Paul Rudd to look at…

  149. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Young Actor/Actress: Thomas Horn!

  150. Massimo
    January 12, 2012
  151. January 12, 2012

    Oh fuck no.

  152. Gregoire
    January 12, 2012

    Ugh, this child has the worst voice!

  153. January 12, 2012

    Sure, Thomas, I believe you. You definitely didn’t think you were going to win. That speech was just so unrehearsed!

  154. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    Thomas Horne! … and in the end the impossible… Daldry gets an oscar nom again…

  155. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Asa and The Descendants girl got robbed.

  156. bd74
    January 12, 2012

    He sounds so…

  157. Ryman
    January 12, 2012

    LOL. Paddy is not happy.

  158. Massimo
    January 12, 2012

    spoiler alert again

    Thomas horn beats Shailene Woodley for Young Actor
    a well deserved win :)

  159. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    @ Antoinette
    Yea, for The Lovely Bones

  160. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Anyone who ever did high school, college, or community theater will be very familiar with Thomas Horn’s style of phony twitterpation.

  161. January 12, 2012

    I’m gonna let other people get into trouble this time. lol

  162. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    I almost put his name on my predix. I thought he might spoil Woodley.

  163. January 12, 2012

    Thanks Gabriel. :)

  164. January 12, 2012

    Lol Ryman. I’m never happy. Imagine Sasha on Monday 28 February last year, only twice as bad, and every day. Thomas Horn is just one special drop of darkness in a whole sea of gloom…

  165. January 12, 2012

    I thought he might spoil Woodley.

    D: During the show? They’d never let that air.

    j/k I’m evul.

  166. January 12, 2012

    Anyone who ever did high school, college, or community theater will be very familiar with Thomas Horn’s style of phony twitterpation.

    Brutal Benj, what have you done with Gentle Benj?!

  167. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    A Separation is still the best film to win anything. Will it stay that way?

  168. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    why are commercials interrupted by the show so often?

  169. January 12, 2012

    ^
    aha!

  170. January 12, 2012

    I would have been a good mob wife. How did I not get that done? Pfft.

  171. January 12, 2012

    akumax, I like it :D

  172. Cinemanos
    January 12, 2012

    This was the second surprise thus far after War Horse winning cinematography. This could be an interesting night

  173. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Brutal Benj, what have you done with Gentle Benj?!

    HE’S DEAD NOW

  174. January 12, 2012

    All the cat calls for Leo. LOLOLOL

  175. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    In fact, you’re right, Ryan! I’m switching names as of tonight.

  176. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Leo sounds funny in this stream.

  177. January 12, 2012

    @ Cinemanos

    If, by interesting, you mean disappointing, I thoroughly agree.

  178. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    That kid’s gonna have a terrible life. Twenty years from now they’re gonna find him in a judy garland wig singing showtunes in the village, trying to get enough money to score coke.

  179. January 12, 2012

    @Benny Z

    Who? Leo?

  180. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    my secret wish for the season:Leonardo goes home tonight, next sunday and that night in Feb with a statuette… he is a brilliant actor and his work in J. Edgar is astonishing

  181. January 12, 2012

    This Scorsese montage is remarkably violent considering that they’ve been bleeping out the word ‘shit’ all evening.

    American TV <3

  182. January 12, 2012

    I swear if they ever do a biopic of George Harrison it should be Casey Affleck. He just looks like him imo.

  183. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    @Antoinette

    Hahaha, no. I mean Horn.

  184. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    BOB FUCKING DYLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!! *-*

  185. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Hey did you guys know that American media is more tolerant of violence than of harsh language or sex? Just thought I’d break in with that newsflash.

    Nothing but <3, Paddy. Just trying out the new persona.

  186. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    bob dylan, what a poet… wow

  187. dudeabides
    January 12, 2012

    wow bob dylan must really respect marty to go to a show like this. what a legend

  188. January 12, 2012

    See now something like this makes this potentially a cooler show than the Globes or the Oscars.

  189. January 12, 2012

    I wouldn’t give it if I couldn’t take it, Benj.

    Your new persona <3

  190. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    @Antoinette

    I agree. This is really what it should be like. Not so stuffy and serious.

  191. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Dylan looks and sounds better than he did when I paid to see him 7 or 8 years ago. Figures.

  192. January 12, 2012

    AAAND after all that, possibly the most insignificant award of the night!

  193. January 12, 2012

    @Brutal Benj Do you still have the receipt? lol

  194. January 12, 2012

    Yup. Totally agree. All my favorite movies are full of music.

    Boy. Brad looks sad. Where’s Angie?

  195. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    LOL nope, Antoinette, I didn’t save the receipt. But I remember thinking at the time that the whole thing was a conspiracy theory, he was really dead, and they were puppeteering him. He was that out of it. Great to hear him in fine form tonight.

  196. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    Martin Scorcese is definitely the cutest man on earth.

  197. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Marty won the Doc category too!

  198. January 12, 2012

    I’m just disappointed Soy Bomb didn’t show.

    kidding…

  199. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Kidding? Everything is better with Soy Bomb!

  200. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    I pause all the commercial breaks.

  201. January 12, 2012

    This lot are too cool to give the doc category its own segment. They have Bob Dylan. They’re so past that.

    Perhaps they just wanted to get the fact that they nominated The Undefeated out of the way as quickly as they could…

  202. Julian Walker
    January 12, 2012

    So whats going on now? I don’t have live stream and I am not near a TV, what category are they presenting as of now?

  203. January 12, 2012

    That’s a badass Streep commercial. Barely even an IRON LADY ad really.

  204. January 12, 2012

    They’re doing a montage of the deaths in films instead of an in memoriam.

  205. January 12, 2012

    “wow bob dylan must really respect marty to go to a show like this. what a legend”

    more comments like this, please, thanks.
    good work, dudeabides

    in fact, everyone here tonight wins Best Blog Ensemble.
    remarkably good behavior and sharp wit.

  206. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    I actually found that fictional In Memoriam reel pretty funny. Do I lack taste? Don’t answer that.

  207. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Adapted Screenplay: MONEYBALL

  208. OCO300
    January 12, 2012

    alot of people hate the critics choice awards, plus not nominating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for BP, I mean it got a 93% on BFCA/Critic’s Choice the highest score this year on those sites.

  209. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Got adapted screenplay right!

  210. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    MONEYBALL!!!!! YES!

  211. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    Of course, Moneyball!

  212. January 12, 2012

    Slow clap from Charlize. XD

    Moneyball just won Adapted Screenplay.

  213. January 12, 2012

    Well there you go. No love as yet for The Descendants, surprisingly!

  214. OCO300
    January 12, 2012

    @OCO300 yeah, cause it definitely deserve a BP nod after it got many good reviews and did acceptionally well at the box office…..which still is kinda odd and surprising how many sequels did better than major movies in the box office.

  215. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    I thought the fictional In Memoriam segment to be pretty terrible. Not funny and it did spoil things for people who hadn’t seen those films. I haven’t seen Water For Elephants and I didn’t need to know about how an important character dies.

  216. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    in fact, everyone here tonight wins Best Blog Ensemble.
    remarkably good behavior and sharp wit.

    In the spirit of Judd Apatow, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our hosts, and ask why these motherfuckers are too cheap to have any snacks in the green room?

  217. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    If Sorkin wins an oscar this year, would it be the first time that a writer wins two years in a row?

  218. January 12, 2012

    Okay now Spielberg looks super sad. This is not Sagittarius behavior. What’s going on in there?

  219. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Spielberg looks kinda sad.

  220. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Original Screenplay: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

  221. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Yes!! Got the Original screenplay right! Go Woody!

  222. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    I haven’t seen Water For Elephants and I didn’t need to know about how an important character dies.

    A true classic, ruined forever.

  223. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    “Woody couldn’t be here…”

    Oh, really?

  224. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    Yay for MIP. Artist is going down!

  225. January 12, 2012

    At least they didn’t have to say “Michel Horznavicious” again…

  226. January 12, 2012

    Woody coulda been there. XD

    This guy from Fitz etc. knows he has a microphone right?

  227. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    Yay Midnight in Paris!!!
    I hope Allen is going to get the golden one.

  228. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Yaaay woody!

  229. Fabiola
    January 12, 2012

    @ Gabriel D.

    I think Joseph L. Mankiewicz also won two years on a row in 1949 and 1950 in the Oscars. And best director too.

  230. January 12, 2012

    true and that’s (2nd comment) the same thing what I said, and I forgive you knowing you say sorry.

  231. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Haha, Water for Elephants was watchable – surprisingly. Still, who cares about spoilers in that one? It’s still an average movie.

  232. January 12, 2012

    I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our hosts, and ask why these motherfuckers are too cheap to have any snacks in the green room?

    srry, blew the budget outfitting the afterparty orgy room.

  233. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    woody couldn’t??? Woody don’t want to be among you guys,,,

  234. Carlos
    January 12, 2012

    Woody Allen!!!

  235. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    doesn’t…. my english… ohh

  236. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    @Benny Z.

    Spoilers can ruin your movies, but movies like Water for Elephants can ruin your life.

    Relax, it was just an ok montage. I laughed with the Source Code joke, and I haven’t seen the film.. DAMN YOU BFCA!!

  237. January 12, 2012

    Ryan, it’s alright. At least now my lips can live a double life though :)

  238. OCO300
    January 12, 2012

    @SC8O sorry and thanks

  239. January 12, 2012

    Although I consider both scripts excellent, I am slightly surprised that Moneyball won instead of The Descendants, latter is supposed to be the stronger contender.

  240. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    Omg, Reese Witherspoon looked like a motion capture character of Tintin…in Water for Elephants.

    (Thanks Fabiola!)

  241. January 12, 2012

    Jason Segel? Does that mean Paul Feig is winning? lol j/k

  242. dudeabides
    January 12, 2012

    next up all of hollywood kisses Sean Penn’s ass for humanitarian work. if he truly is a humanitarian he’d be in africa instead of at this show. oh and hallelujah for woody taking down the french!

  243. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    srry, blew the budget outfitting the afterparty orgy room.

    I’ll be the one playing a single note, slowly and repeatedly, on the grand piano.

  244. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Please be Marty, Please be Marty, Please be Marty, Please be Marty, Please be Marty.

  245. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Director: THE ARTIST!

  246. January 12, 2012

    Is that how you pronounce it? Has-nava-shoes?

  247. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Hazanavicius and Winding are turf.

  248. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Awww man, The Artist

  249. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    (Okay, so I typed “THE ARTIST” because I forgot how to spell his name. But Segel forgot how to say it! And I’m drunk, so I have an excuse! Okay, he probably is too)

  250. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    OH!!! Fuck me with the Eiffel Tower…

  251. January 12, 2012

    @OCO ur welcome

  252. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    Shoot :(

  253. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    Booooo, The Artist!!!

  254. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Dujardin might beat Pitt.

  255. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Why does it smell like vinegar all of a sudden? Oh, Clooney’s on stage.

  256. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    If Dujardin beats Pitt or Clooney, I am CRYING.

  257. January 12, 2012

    “A-za-na-vee-shoos”

    Not that you’d know…

  258. January 12, 2012

    I like Sean Penn. Some of those people don’t look Haitian though. That one guy looks like Joel McHale.

  259. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    My TV is muted and I’m listening to “Grace Kelly” by Mika.

  260. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    “next up all of hollywood kisses Sean Penn’s ass for humanitarian work. if he truly is a humanitarian he’d be in africa instead of at this show.”

    Close enough.

  261. Travo
    January 12, 2012

    ^He’s actually in Haiti right now so lol to you.

  262. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    I think The artist is a great film. not disappointed it won best director.

  263. RobertlowercaseA
    January 12, 2012

    The Artist for best directing? I knew it.

  264. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Thank God, commercials are back on, I can turn the volume back up.

  265. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    What about the Technical/Artistic awards? not announcing them? All we now is that War Horse won Cinematography, right?

  266. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    We musta missed the others.

  267. January 12, 2012

    “A-za-na-vee-shoos”

    Thanks. :) I was going with something like Havanagilashushus.

  268. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    I am francophone, and it would be:
    A-za-na-vi-ci-us

    There is no SHOOS/SHOES/SH

    It is cius, like ssi-u-s

  269. January 12, 2012

    ahahaha~
    you guys are killing me tonight.
    (why can’t one of you kill Bruce Vilanch?)

  270. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Don’t lol at me, Travo :D

  271. dudeabides
    January 12, 2012

    lol my bad on sean penn. goes to show what i know :P and the artist is a great film actually but the direction and acting definitely elevated the script. they chose right with woody

  272. JP
    January 12, 2012

    It looks like this is the first official Oscars WINNERS predictions chart. Hope I can do better when it comes to february.

  273. Cinemanos
    January 12, 2012

    They will probably only show the big 3 remaining awards (Picture, Actor, Actress). Any idea about the rest of the technical ones (editing, costumes, music, sound, visual effects, make up, art direction). Are they announced already or will they be announced afterwards?

  274. January 12, 2012

    He’s actually in Haiti right now so lol to you.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiight. And they really landed on the moon too. ;)

    j/k

  275. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Bruce needs that job. Bruce gotta eat. And he has.

  276. Gregoire
    January 12, 2012

    There’s something about this award show that really embarrasses me. I’m watching it with the sound down low and just reading your updates.

  277. January 12, 2012

    So that’s why he was in Haiti. lol

  278. LSUduck
    January 12, 2012

    This hate for ‘The Artist’ is ridiculous. Yes, it may not be as unique as some are making it out to be but it’s a beautiful film and one of the best this year. The hate didn’t exist (in my eyes) until it started winning and a backlash simply for winning is crap.

  279. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Robin Wright presenting after Sean Penn? I see what you did there, BFCA

  280. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    and now the moment we’ve all been waiting for Best Actress…

  281. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Actress: Viola Davis!!!

  282. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    Viola Davis!!!

  283. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Wow, Viola Davis

  284. January 12, 2012

    Now we know why Sean Penn is ACTUALLY in ‘Haiti’. Yeah, sure.

  285. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    The Help for Best Picture?

  286. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    Viola!!!! Yay!!!!

  287. January 12, 2012

    OOoooo… THE HELP is rolling.

    Meryl is totally gonna wait for her in the parking lot.

  288. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    @Paddy M: Well played, sir. I lol’d hard :D

    Viola!? whoa… not expecting that at all, seriously.

  289. January 12, 2012

    @ LSUduck

    That happens every year. The haters squirm out of the woodwork once their favourite film doesn’t start winning everything instead.

  290. Gregoire
    January 12, 2012

    Terrible hair on Viola. Jennifer Jones wants her wig back!

  291. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    She was gonna win the Oscar anyway. This acceptance speech sealed it.

  292. Adam
    January 12, 2012

    Am I the only one who can’t stand Viola Davis?

    Probably.

  293. Blue
    January 12, 2012

    WOW!!! SO HAPPY! SO SHOCKED!

    I’ll be laughing through the “but she’s not lead” comments…or the “she only won because she’s black” comments. Bring it on!

  294. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    Beautiful speech by Viola Davis. I think she has the Oscar in the bag now.

  295. dudeabides
    January 12, 2012

    that tree of life segment was so embarrassing! oh and viola’s taking the oscar.

  296. Plum
    January 12, 2012

    Ugh. Inspirational/Teary speech – Viola is so winning the Oscar.

  297. Gregoire
    January 12, 2012

    Viola Davis hasn’t demonstrated a great amount of range, in my opinion, but what she does, she does very well. Its poetic.

  298. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Oh man, what a speech. Viola, that Oscar is already yours.

  299. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    The Help is making a killing.

  300. m1
    January 12, 2012

    What a marvelous speech. She was clearly prepared for this.

  301. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    Terrific speech! “Friendship and love can help us find our way”

    Viola Davis is something else.

  302. Voland
    January 12, 2012

    Davis really wants an Oscar, it seems. Speech was way too dramatic and serious for anything.

  303. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Steven approved that speech.

  304. Gustavo
    January 12, 2012

    Spielberg´s reaction to Viola Davis´ speech has just given her the Best Actress Oscar. Perception can be all about a shot and a counter-shot.

  305. dudeabides
    January 12, 2012

    that tgi friday’s ad is more enticing than this show. me hungry. maybe drive winning pic will make me wake up ;)

  306. January 12, 2012

    VERY effectively-constructed acceptance speech from Viola Davis, I have a feeling it has secured her the Oscar, too.

  307. Iamthenewblack
    January 12, 2012

    Viola carried herself admirably, she is a great ambassador for actors period. Tht was a whopper of a speech

  308. bd74
    January 12, 2012

    “Davis really wants an Oscar, it seems. Speech was way too dramatic and serious for anything.”

    100% agreed.
    To me it didn’t sound much different from the speech Oprah gave a few weeks back. I wonder if Viola got pointers from Oprah.
    Blatant Oscar begging is what I would call it.

  309. Archie
    January 12, 2012

    Oh my gah the spelling on the winners list is killin me! Spencer not Spenser! Go Viola Davis! I was expecting Michelle or Meryl to win!

  310. January 12, 2012

    Terrible hair on Viola. Jennifer Jones wants her wig back!

    I like that hair. lol On both of them.

    Where did she go five hours though? That’s seems really far.

  311. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Yeah, that Spielberg-reaction definitely helps. Viola is a strong candidate to win the Oscar. Let’s return to this subject after Golden Globes. And get Steven in the shot if Viola wins :)

  312. Plum
    January 12, 2012

    It’s just annoying when actors act all shocked they’ve won and then come up with a perfect reharsed speech.

    Best Actress is over, lads!

  313. Cinemanos
    January 12, 2012

    I liked her performance, but her speech was way over the top. You won the Critic’s Choice dear not the Nobel. She is desparate for the Oscar and it shows. Anyway I suppose that everyone wants to win, but acting surprised is a bit much

  314. January 12, 2012

    “Friendship and love can help us find our way”

    She forgot “and a compass”.

  315. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Ben Kingsley is so perfect.

  316. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Actor: George Clooney

  317. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    Got the Best Actor right!

  318. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    Whoaaaaa! This year is awesome.

  319. Gregoire
    January 12, 2012

    Yes George Clooney! My favorite performance of the year. I mean, I’m kinda sick of seeing him at award shows but he was great in this.

  320. January 12, 2012

    Oh snap. Clooney.

  321. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    George fucking Clooney as if this asshole isn’t smug enough!

  322. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    Yayyyyyyy, George Clooney!

  323. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    So far, not doing very well with my predictions.

  324. January 12, 2012

    Guys, quit hating.

    Viola Davis’ acceptance speech wasn’t any more dramatic or serious than any other speech I’ve heard her give at any other event recently. She’s one of the most eloquent actresses around. That’s just who she is. I don’t see Viola Davis as the type of woman who worries about whether or not she’s gonna win an Oscar.

  325. Gustavo
    January 12, 2012

    Meryl Streep doesn’t have a chance anymore. It’s Viola Davis’ year.

  326. Gentle Benj
    January 12, 2012

    What’s with the soft focus on Georgie here?

  327. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    I love Clooney, but Pitt got robbed. Well, at least it wasn’t the extremely charming but not deserving Jean Dujardin

  328. January 12, 2012

    Yeah I was gonna say Kentucky might have been worse than Rhode Island. lol

  329. Gregoire
    January 12, 2012

    Clooney always gives great ‘off the cuff’ speeches. Very refreshing.

  330. michael
    January 12, 2012

    blacks always give too dramtic speeches. They want the oscar so bad.

  331. Voland
    January 12, 2012

    2-time Oscar Winner Clooney, if there’s any justice, this just will not happen.

  332. dudeabides
    January 12, 2012

    LOL. clooney’s trying to jump on the tearful/funny speech to get his oscar like viola. what a bastard.

  333. January 12, 2012

    What’s with the soft focus on Georgie here?

    The camera’s sick of looking at him and went cockeyed.

  334. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    I have nothing against Jean or The Artist itself, but please, don’t pull a “oh porr litle king” on us like last year.

  335. Gabriel D.
    January 12, 2012

    Nice speech from George Clooney!
    Touching and well-recuparated from Viola Davis’s.

  336. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Another very good speech. Helped dull our memories of the Cloud of Smug from February 2006, which is what he needed to do.

  337. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    poor*

    Also, Alexander Payne looks so cheap :D

  338. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    I have nothing against Jean or The Artist itself, but please, don’t pull a “oh porr litle king” on us like last year.

    What?

  339. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Nice speech, by the way. I love George :)

    Pitt was robbed anyway

  340. Danny
    January 12, 2012

    George Clooney Best Actor???????? Are you kidding me?????? Mediocre performance. Jean Dujardin was WAYYYYYYY Better. Hope the future awards don’t make this mistake.

  341. Adam
    January 12, 2012

    All I want is ONE upset. Am I reaching for the stars here?

  342. JP
    January 12, 2012

    If the rest of the awards (Globes and guilds) follows this: Plummer-Spencer-Davis-Clooney-Hazanavicius-The Artist….

    We’re looking at the most boring awards season ever…

    Not so many great films as last year, predictable categories… suicidal for this Oscars.

  343. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    @Benj: I don’t want to start a drunk against drunk fight here, pal :D

  344. Mirella
    January 12, 2012

    what about the tech awards? :/

  345. Chris
    January 12, 2012

    OK seriously what won for the tech awards! I can’t find it anywhere!

  346. Oscarcrazy
    January 12, 2012

    Sasha, you predicted it, and I love it! What a magical night for The Help!!!!!!!!

  347. bd74
    January 12, 2012

    “2-time Oscar Winner Clooney, if there’s any justice, this just will not happen.”

    To think that the great Peter O’Toole had to settle for an honorary Oscar.

  348. RobertlowercaseA
    January 12, 2012

    George Clooney!!!! I am so glad.
    The best picture is probably going to inevitably go to The Artist, damn it, but don’t forget. The Social Network pulled a big win last year, and look at what happened, but the safe bet is still The Artist for the long run,,,

  349. Iamthenewblack
    January 12, 2012

    Wow the hate for Viola is palpable its really amazing. I guess ppl just don’t have the ability to come up with a speech on the spot, it must be rehearsed, right. Please get over it, all of the ladies in this category were very deserving. Why hate?

  350. Cinemanos
    January 12, 2012

    @ Paddy

    every actress is the type of woman who worries about whether or not she’s gonna win an Oscar. She wouldn’t become an actress if she hadn’t vanity in her. I don;t mean that the other nominees don;t want the Oscar desperately. I am just annoyed when they react to their winning like they changed the course of cinema and especially when thet act surprised. She had won many awards this year and she had 50% of winning tonight so she probably expected this.

  351. dudeabides
    January 12, 2012

    i would take gosling, dujardin, fassbender or oldman over clooney. physical and brave performances. fully transformed actors, even pitt didnt do that but reels in the audience unlike anyone else

  352. January 12, 2012

    @ michael

    I doubt they want the Oscar half as much as you want to get banned from this site.

  353. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    I want that Crest shit they show. Mojitos don’t smell so nice for your lady.

  354. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    It’s THE ARTIST for sure, yes?

  355. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    Clooney didn’t deserve his Oscar, and I hope tonight remains the only winning night for him this season

  356. Cole
    January 12, 2012

    Two supporting actresses have won tonight! It’s not fair! plus octovia has more screentime in the Help than Viola!

  357. Plum
    January 12, 2012

    Well, at this point last year “The Social Network” was set in stone and then everything changed. But I still think The Artist will sweep.

    Not so sure about the acting categories. If it comes down to Pitt vs Clooney, the truth is one already has an oscar while the other doesn’t.

  358. Iamthenewblack
    January 12, 2012

    And is nobody going to address Michael’s blatantly racist statement, I hope this was sarcasm.

  359. Cinemanos
    January 12, 2012

    Why is everyone that doesn’t like an actors’ reaction to his/her winning or her/his speech is automatically labeled as a hater? I can’t understand this.

  360. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Best Picture: THE ARTIST

  361. Porter
    January 12, 2012

    I like Viola , but i think it’s time to Streep get more recognition from her work ! I’m not saying that Iron Lady was her best performance , if it was REALLY for best performance Dunst or Swinton would win ! The same thing goes to the best actor category , Fassbender delivered the best performance , but he’s not gonna win anything ..

  362. January 12, 2012

    Oh well. I wish I had some idea if it deserved it or not. XD

  363. Aaron
    January 12, 2012

    I still think Meryl and Michelle will win the Globes. Also (HOPEFULLY) Brad Pitt can upset Clooney, too.

    Yeah, and I always find it odd that actors act so surprised after they win and give a perfectly constructed, well thought-out acceptance speech. But regardless, it was a lovely speech and she spoke from the heart.

    I’m still rooting for Michelle Williams, though.

  364. Jenny Lee
    January 12, 2012

    the artist

  365. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    meh :(

  366. Vankale
    January 12, 2012

    Yuck The Artist, I was bored to tears when I saw it. It just felt so gimmicky.

  367. January 12, 2012

    I think the sudden Davis-hate is ridiculous. Of course she wants that Oscar, in spite of being widely considered as one of the most talented working actresses today, she got her first BIG role at the age of 45 AND so far there has been only ONE African-American actress who won the Oscar in the Lead Category. Can you honestly blame her for thinking this might be her only shot at winning Best Actress ?

  368. Awards Fan
    January 12, 2012

    George Clooney has nothing inspiring to say at all and is a bore.

    I sure hope this isn’t a sign of what’s to come at the other awards shows.

    Glad that The Artist beat out all those other predictable movies. It’s time for something new.

  369. January 12, 2012

    @ Cinemanos

    Don’t be ridiculous. You’re implying that all actors are, by default of being an actor, vain. That’s preposterous. Perhaps she genuinely was surprised. Perhaps she doesn’t follow the Oscar race as closely as many of us do. I bet her surprise was in total earnest; she’s clearly an intelligent woman, giving a speech like that probably comes quite easily to her.

    Do you honestly think Elizabeth Olsen desperately wanted the Oscar so she starred in Martha Marcy May Marlene? Yeah, such a baity film there. And could you actually think an actress like Tilda Swinton is vain? That makes no sense to me.

  370. RobertlowercaseA
    January 12, 2012

    The Artist. Oh crap.

  371. Oscarcrazy
    January 12, 2012

    HI HATERSS! LMAO!

  372. dudeabides
    January 12, 2012

    The Artist. Well Done Harvey…again. Good Night, Good Luck

  373. Fabiola
    January 12, 2012

    THE ARTIST!!!

  374. Ryman
    January 12, 2012

    What a crappy season to a great year of movies. I can only predict the rest will be the same.

  375. scary
    January 12, 2012

    I think Viola will beat Meryl in Golden Globe and She will win SAG.

  376. PaulH
    January 12, 2012

    There’s still time, Academy. Don’t go for an effin’ silent movie from France as your standard-bearer for best picture. Anything but The Artist.

  377. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    Wow, Harvey wins again. No surprise there. It’s almost as though any middle of the road film could be campaigned by him and win the oscar. Almost.

  378. RobertlowercaseA
    January 12, 2012

    Yup, I know critics don’t vote for the Oscars, but to be realistic, The Artist is going to win like The King Speech last year. Unless the history repeats itself again this year when critics and AMPAS voters just totally disagree with each other..
    Disappointing night for sure except for the George Clooney and Davis win in my opinion.

  379. Edkargir
    January 12, 2012

    Harvey deserved this win The Artist is the best picture of 2011

  380. Ryman
    January 12, 2012

    If Harvey Weinstein didn’t exist, the world of film and awards would be a better place. I guarantee that.

  381. Mathira
    January 12, 2012

    I give up. Meryl won’t win ever.

  382. RobertlowercaseA
    January 12, 2012

    I feel for you, Paul H. I hope you are right, but unfortunately, this year is just as predictable as A Beautiful Mind or English Patient.

  383. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    Ryman “If Harvey Weinstein didn’t exist, the world of film and awards would be a better place. I guarantee that.”

    AMEN, BROTHER!

  384. Houstonrufus
    January 12, 2012

    So much for surprises. At least yet.

  385. Elton Almeida
    January 12, 2012

    Yeah, “The Artist”! The French are coming

  386. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Oh well. I wish I had some idea if it deserved it or not. XD

    I feel your pain, Antoinette. Unlike last year, this year the studios have made no effort to get their Oscar movies to my area. I was so informed this time last year. What the hell happened?

  387. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    So, that magazine cover became true. EW, was it?

  388. Awards Fan
    January 12, 2012

    Go Michael Fassbender at the Globes and for an Oscar nomination and win! He’s raised the bar this year with all the incredible performances. He’s most deserving of sweeping from here on out.

  389. PaulH
    January 12, 2012

    “If Harvey Weinstein didn’t exist, the world of film and awards would be a better place. I guarantee that.”

    +100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  390. John-Paul
    January 12, 2012

    I predict both Actor and Actress will be up for grabs until Oscar night. The way I see them:

    BEST ACTOR
    Clooney wins BFCA
    Pitt wins Golden Globe (Drama) and SAG
    Dujardin wins Golden Globe (Comedy/Musical) and BAFTA

    BEST ACTRESS
    Davis wins BFCA and Golden Globe (Drama)
    Streep wins SAG
    Williams wins Golden Globe (Comedy/Musical) and BAFTA

    It’s a very plausible scenario, as far as I’m concerned.

  391. Jim
    January 12, 2012

    And the BFCA wonders why they get mocked for giving awards to the actors and films that are considered the most likely to go on to win Oscars. Why would ANYONE believe such incredulous nonsense? My stars.

  392. Daveylow
    January 12, 2012

    A lot of haters here tonight.
    These are the Broadcast Critics Awards. They don’t mean that much. But the tribute to Marty was lovely. I wish he had won the Director award but it would have been too much. I hope he wins the Globe on Sunday.

    They must have run out of time because they showed more footage for the supporting actors than the leads. When will awards shows learn they run out of time near the end and have to speed it up at the beginning.

    They should have cut The Tree of Life bit out. But the show was better than in previous years like the one when Kristin Chenoweth hosted and nothing was funny.

  393. R
    January 12, 2012

    Sometimes I worry about my fellow man. The Descendents, The Artist, The Help, all terrible films. I agree that this is the worst year ever for the award season.

  394. Morgan
    January 12, 2012

    Why is The Help “rolling” because it is winning the acting prizes.

    Spencer has been the leader in the supporting actress race the whole time. Davis has been the joint-leader with Streep the whole time, and now she is definitely the lone leader – if she wasn’t before.

    And then it won Ensemble…It’s an actors movie. It has great acting. It isn’t winning best picture, best director, best writing…or anything else – It’s an actors movie, it will win the actors prize.

    I’m not doubting it’s chances or anything, I’m just saying – Let’s not go nuts here.

  395. Cinemanos
    January 12, 2012

    @ Paddy
    Yes actors are more vain than let’s say taxi drivers. IMO it;s a fact. And what do you mean that she doesn’t follow the Oscar race closely? She shows up at every award show. And i don’t mean that this is a bad thing, it’s only natural. But please don’t tell me that she doesn’t follow the Oscar race, please.
    I can say for sure if she was genouinly surprised or not. To me it seemed rehearsed. Any serious and intelligent actress (as is certainly is) would rehearse such a speech, or else she would be a very professional one.
    About Swinton, she is indeed one of the least vain actresses i can think of, but my point is that the profession of acting almost requieres to be vain and most actors are more vain that other professionals. And about Olsen, i am sure that when she signed to make “MMMM” Oscar wasn;t on her mind, but when she started winning awards of course she wants the Oscar. I don’t think she is desperate though, she is very young and will probably have many more chances.

  396. Daveylow
    January 12, 2012

    I really felt most of the 10 nominees for Best Picture could have won tonight. That’s why awards are kind of pointless. (Though Extremely Close shouldn’t have been nominated.)

  397. ícaro
    January 12, 2012

    It’s Over?

  398. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    What about Editing, Art Direction, VFXs, Score???

  399. January 12, 2012

    What is it with this “hater” word? We were all getting along fine 20 minutes ago. lol

  400. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    I’ll play that game, John-Paul:

    Clooney: BFCA
    Pitt: Globe (Drama), SAG, Oscar
    Dujardin: Globe (Comedy), BAFTA

    Davis: BFCA, SAG, Oscar
    Streep: Globe (Drama), BAFTA
    Williams: Globe (Comedy)

    Plummer: BFCA, Globe, SAG, Oscar
    Branagh: BAFTA

    Spencer: BFCA, SAG, Oscar
    Chastain: Globe
    Bejo: BAFTA

  401. JP
    January 12, 2012

    @ Mathira

    I’m starting to give up too. I don’t understand why the Academy underapreciates the greatest American of all time. They think nominating her 100000 times is her reward. Rvery time she has a shot, they think the same: ”no… let’s award this one here… we don’t know if she’s gonna be up for awards again…. meryl can wait… we will nominate her 500 more times… she already won… Sally Field and Hillary Swank have better showings at the Oscars… doesn’t matter, let’s wait for the next year.”

  402. filmboymichael
    January 12, 2012

    am i the only one that is tired of hearing that Viola Davis isn’t the lead in The Help? She clearly is….I’m a huge fan of Meryl and loved her performance in The Iron Lady, however, I won’t be upset if she loses to Viola this year….twas a very good year for women at the movies!

  403. January 12, 2012

    @Morgan I meant THE HELP was rolling at the CCMAs tonight. I wasn’t talking about the whole race.

  404. Alfredo
    January 12, 2012

    All right, time to blow this Popsicle stand! It was a pleasure watching this ridiculous awards show with all you fine folk. I’ll let you Mountain and Pacific timers have at it now.

  405. January 12, 2012

    @ Cinemanos

    If I was an actor, I don’t think I’d give a shit about winning Oscars. And I don’t think I’m vain either. And Viola Davis has thus far showed up to one awards show, to which she was invited. You referenced the other awards she has won this season – some of them are so minor, she may not have even heard of them. And I doubt she appreciates their significance, if they even have much. You seem to forget that many people in Hollywood aren’t particularly aware of this manufactured Oscar race – they just go along for the ride and pick up whatever awards come their way.

  406. Morgan
    January 12, 2012

    My comment was more general – but I don’t see how it is rolling in the whole race.

    It stayed exactly where it was in every single category. Didn’t progress in any category outside of acting and won the acting categories it was supposed to win.

  407. Aaron
    January 12, 2012

    The only two things I was genuinely and happily surprised about were Christopher Plummer for Beginners (thought they would go for Brooks, glad I was proved wrong) and Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris (thought they would go for The Artist).

    Everything else was blahhhhh. I’m hoping The Globes throw a few curveballs…at least we have Ricky Gervais to entertain us. Love him!

  408. JP
    January 12, 2012

    greatest American ACTRESS

  409. Daveylow
    January 12, 2012

    I don’t like the idea that they don’t announce the technical winners. And they barely showed the names of the documentary nominees.

  410. twinzin
    January 12, 2012

    Very very very pleased to see Viola Davis and the cast get rewarded for their wonderful work in The Help. Her speech was spectacular.

  411. January 12, 2012

    Full list of winners on IMDb folks!

    http://www.imdb.com/oscars/nominations/critics-choice

  412. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    Wikipedia seems to have the full list.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_Film_Critics_Association_Awards_2011

    It seems The Artist won costumes and score as well, but not editing. Maybe that’s a good sign.

  413. James
    January 12, 2012

    Probably been said before, nonetheless, the Broadcast Film Critics are just Oscar predictors. They want to eclipse the Golden Globes, that’s all there is to it. But they haven’t succeeded. Never. Glad I chose to watch the fantastic Tailor Tinker Soldier Spy (there are no commas in the title) over their show. Next thread please.

  414. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Dunno if anyone has posted these yet, but:

    Makeup: HARRY POTTER
    Sound: HARRY POTTER
    VFX: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

  415. Benny Z
    January 12, 2012

    Oh and they have Tree of Life tying with War Horse for Cinematography. Not sure about the accuracy of all this though.

  416. January 12, 2012

    Wouldn’t it be hilarious if after the Weinstein-crowdpleaser swept the critics groups, BFCA and HFPA, the Fincher/Rudin film would pull off the Guilds and the Oscar ? It would be the same as last year…only the players would switch places.

  417. Akari
    January 12, 2012

    Since when the Oscar was based on the best speeches rather than the performance. Last year, Natalie Portman had one of the most awkward speech and yet, she won the Oscar because she gave one of the best performance not her speech. I believe they will have a little twist for this awards season. I believe the gg will give a difference results.

  418. Morgan
    January 12, 2012

    The Artist won best score too…

    IMDB has two winners in cinematography Tree of Life and War Horse. Weird.

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets editing.

    AND ZOMG HARRY POTTER IS IN THE AWARDS RACE – WINS SOUND AND MAKEUP!!!

    Heh.

  419. Cinemanos
    January 12, 2012

    @ Paddy

    You obviously have a more idealistic view of the film industry that i do and that’s fine. I just find it logical for any actor to be “dying” for the Oscar not just for the publicity and honor (which covers the vanity factor), but also for the raised salary that it goes with as well as the greater selection of roles that an oscar brings. And if an actor (and especially an intelligent actress as Mrs. Davis is) dosn’t understand this and is indifferent to winning then i must be very wrong.
    Anyway goodnight to everyone, it’s really early (in the morning) here in Europe.

  420. Brutal Benj
    January 12, 2012

    Cinematography: TIE: WAR HORSE and TREE OF LIFE (no HUGO? Idiots.)
    Art Direciton: HUGO
    Editing: DRAGON TATTOO

  421. Chen
    January 12, 2012

    Count me in Aaron!

    Very good predictions Sasha, u nailed it.

    The globes here we come.

  422. Morgan
    January 12, 2012

    Wikipedia has cinematography as a tie between Tree of Life and War Horse also.

  423. Yogsss
    January 12, 2012

    @Phantom: I would love that to happen.

    Also, yay for Apes on VFXs and Dragon Tattoo on Editing.

  424. Mathira
    January 12, 2012

    @JP

    Amen to that. And I support Stanley Tucci’s move to cap the # acting noms to 16.

  425. January 12, 2012

    Then Cinematography must have been a tie. They just replayed on Reelz when they gave an award to Janusz Kaminski. I guess they gave another one at another time. It was very informal the way they did it.

  426. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    Yeah, Europe says good night. 5:30am in my time zone.

  427. January 12, 2012

    I’m not sure about whether or not that cinematography tie is a mistake or not. I’d say it’s quite likely, though. After all, considering how popular The Tree of Life’s cinematography has been all season, I find it hard to believe that it could be beaten by War Horse at the BFCA. By the logic that it’s the most likely winner, it’s more likely that it’d tie with another film than be beaten.

  428. Andrea
    January 12, 2012

    I love how people say the Critics Choice don’t mean much. They have been correctly predicting the acting Oscars for quite a while now give or take a mistake or 2.

    I’ll never understand why people on the Awards Daily Forums think Streep was such a lock. People not only are meh on her film but they hate the person she is playing.

    The only award she has a shot at is the Globe but I wouldn’t bet on it. She is the sole nomination there for The Iron Lady (The Help has 5) and she’s won 4 Globes the last 9 years. They are going to want to give it to Davis IMO.

  429. Bennett
    January 12, 2012

    Nobody will take the Best Actor Oscar from George Clooney. They want to give it to him. For very long. Is it deserving? Oh, positively no.

    But, at least in the next year, and the next and the next, people will be stuffed of him and actors like Brad, Fassbender, DiCaprio, Gosling will finally be able to achive some laurels.

    Again, Clooney’s career is not greater than Pitt’s, than DiCaprio’s, than Jim Carrey’s, than Johnny Depp’s, than Matt Damon’s. But he’s everywhere. He comments about politics. He’s a fine director too. He’s everybody’s friend. He’s the face of America.

    No way he’ll lose it this year.

  430. akumax
    January 12, 2012

    goodnight! see you

  431. Tero Heikkinen
    January 12, 2012

    “Best Director: Michel Horznavicious, The Artist”

    Haha. They also pronounced Le Havre in a very weird way. It’s the name of the French city – it’s not hard to pronounce.

  432. Ignoramous
    January 12, 2012

    I really really want to see Jessica Chastain make an acceptance speech. She would be graceful and beautiful/elegant.

  433. Garber
    January 12, 2012

    At least HP won something. Finally.

  434. Chen
    January 12, 2012

    Bennect, that’s an undesired comment. Anyone but clonney. I guess he’s not a pretty boy, Oscar doesn’t gorgeous men to compete with the little gold man.

  435. Bennett
    January 12, 2012

    I don’t think Viola is a lock by now. If she loses Golden Globes next sunday, people will say someone else is a lock. As they were doing with Streep and Williams for a while.

    But if she wins GG, then it’s a free passport to feb. 26.

    Deserving? In my opinion YES. But other ones would be deserving too. It’s a great year for female acting. And it’s a shame Kirsten Dunst is out.

  436. Bob Burns
    January 12, 2012

    Viola Davis.

  437. January 12, 2012

    I’m still worried about Emil finding a stream that works…

  438. Josh
    January 12, 2012

    Apes for VFX? No. Hogwarts, Nagini, Gringotts Dragon >>> Clearly CG Apes.

  439. Alper
    January 12, 2012

    good for Viola Davis. predictable and weak year no surprises and boring films.

  440. knee play
    January 12, 2012

    absolutely horrifying winners.

  441. Mark
    January 12, 2012

    Seeing Clooney win just made me realize how much more Fassbender actually deserves to win this season.

    I will throw a fit if he doesn’t at least get an Oscar nomination.

  442. Alper
    January 12, 2012

    We need to talk about Tilda and Kirsten.

    better performances but…robbed robbed :D

  443. Aaron
    January 12, 2012

    @ Alper…haha, I couldn’t agree more. Especially Tilda, she was sublime.

    We Need to Talk About How Boring this Award Season Is.

  444. Daveylow
    January 12, 2012

    Andrea wrote: I love how people say the Critics Choice don’t mean much. They have been correctly predicting the acting Oscars for quite a while now give or take a mistake or 2.
    ******
    This year they don’t mean much. This is not a typical year. There are no real frontrunners in any category. The reason is: there are a lot of very good movies, but no real standouts. Even Christopher Plummer could easily lose on Oscar night.

    The thing about Streep this year: she really is fine in The Iron Lady but the film itself isn’t very good. She really is the only reason to watch the film. Even Michelle Williams’ film has more substance than The Iron Lady. If Davis wins the Oscar it will have a lot to do with The Help being more moving than The Iron Lady.

  445. Alper
    January 12, 2012

    Julianne Moore has O but Meryl has two so Meryl can wait forever. :D

  446. January 12, 2012

    Wait, Thomas Horn beat Asa Butterfield for young performer? Yikes. I don’t want to dump on Horn because I think he did what he could with a really unlikable character but boy, Butterfield’s work was good for any actor, let alone a kid.

  447. Alper
    January 12, 2012

    @Aaron

    yes we really need to talk :D :D

  448. Kevin T
    January 12, 2012

    I think Brad Pitt should have won best actor, Scorsese for director, and the girl with the dragon tattoo for score. Other than that it looks fine

  449. Ignoramous
    January 12, 2012

    I really think that Elle Fanning was the true breakout star of the year. Yah, she was nominated here last year, but it was for a film whose trailer was better than its entirety.

  450. Awards Fan
    January 12, 2012

    @Mark,

    I’ll have a fit too if Fassbender doesn’t get an Oscar nomination.

    But I’m afraid with the Hollywood establishment behind them, the Pitt and Clooney machines can overshadow any outsider coming onto the scene that could take the attention off of them for a change.

    I’m thinking that one of the major awards shows will want to recognize him. That would be maybe the Globes or BAFTA’s.

  451. Craig Z
    January 12, 2012

    Night went pretty much as expected. I only want to say one thing about it. Patton Oswalt is the man.

  452. steve50
    January 12, 2012

    Geesh! I’m glad I didn’t waste time following this one. Critics Awards? more like Prognsticators Prizes. I’ll have egg salad on white, please.

  453. Nate
    January 12, 2012

    Wait so a tie for Cinematography? or no?

  454. Paul
    January 12, 2012

    Is it just me, or is it pretty sweet that Harry tied with Artist for second most amount of wins tonight? I know its all in tech categories, but thats still pretty cool.

  455. Craig Z
    January 12, 2012

    Paul, the Artist won three awards tonight. HP won two. They didn’t tie.

  456. julian the emperor
    January 12, 2012

    Clooney (good, but not great), Davis (a stoic, dignified character played in a very, well, stoic, dignified manner, i.e. self-conscious to a fault), Spencer (not exactly subtle and quite a bit annoying), Plummer (rather great, but underdeveloped character)…if this translates to the Oscars, we’re up to one of the WEAKEST years in a very long time…maybe since 2003: Theron (rather great), Penn (good, but undeserving of the win), Robbins (imo; a total miscast… and an overrated actor in general) and Zellweger (BAD and just plain awful)…THAT was a weak year! And 2002, as well: Brody (he looks anaemic, sure, but other than that?), Kidman (ok, but undeserving), Cooper (he was great, I’ll admit as much) and Zeta-Jones (what!?)…another weak year…

  457. FrankieJ
    January 12, 2012

    Not surprising they’re more concerned with predicting the Oscars than selecting the most worthy. Davis is one step close–although she doesn’t deserve to be (sorry Sasha but Mara, Swinton and Streep are all more worthy but Davis will be the politically correct choice). I still think Pitt will win the Oscar.

  458. January 12, 2012

    Brutal Benj, Antoinette, Morgan, Paddy M, Nate —

    Thanks for asking the question enough times for me to finally take notice.

  459. Aaron
    January 12, 2012

    @Julian the Emperor…I think 2001 was the weakest year for the Academy and ironically one of the strongest years in film of the past decade. Denzel Washington (fine performance, but really over Tom Wilkinson and Russell Crowe? In my opinion, Crowe gave one of the most nuanced and powerful performances in a mostly convoluted and heavily formulaic film), Halle Berry (I’m sorry, but I thought this was a mess of a performance. I don’t think she understood who the hell her character was–one second she was having a nervous breakdown, the next second she was stoically contemplating, the next second she was screwing. It was one schizophrenic catastrophe in a terrible, terrible film). Jim Broadbent (great actor in a thankless role as a kind, comforting man standing by his dying wife. How thrilling). Jennifer Connelly (great actress in a thankless role as a kind, comforting woman standing by her mentally ill husband. How thrilling). If your trajectory is correct, then yes, this year will join the ranks as one of the most disappoint Oscar ceremonies ever.

  460. Fielding
    January 12, 2012

    They may as well hand the Oscar for Original Screenplay to Woody (or someone accepting on his behalf) now.

  461. January 12, 2012

    Oh, the humanity, suddenly now Viola Davis is the frontrunner in the best actress category. When Meryl win next sunday at the Golden Globes, the stars will be in line once again.

  462. Lenny
    January 12, 2012

    These awards were all over the place tonight with nothing really established except that The Artist will probably win the Best Picture Oscar. This will be further validated Sunday night when The Artist wins the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Musical/Comedy). What’s interesting though is the George Clooney win for Best Actor, an award I’m sure many thought would go to Brad Pitt. It’ll be interesting to see if his success continues Sunday night and if the HFPA goes for The Descendants over Hugo in the Best Picture-Drama category. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were big winners for The Help tonight, which could transcend into Globe wins Sunday night but I think if the film is going to get any recognition, it will solely be for the acting and not in the Best Picture category. Loved the very surprising editing win for Dragon Tattoo. The Kaminski tie with Lubezki was pretty bizarre. And I’m kinda shocked by the lack of love for Hugo, especially in the technical categories. But if anything was established tonight, it’s that The Artist is the unquestioned frontrunner now for the Best Picture Oscar.

  463. lilli
    January 13, 2012

    glad about editing win fro TGWTDT
    & yay Woody Octavia Viola! cinematography!
    sad abt Tin tin ((
    hopefully the Oscars will think differently

  464. Deena Jones' wig
    January 13, 2012

    In what universe is Clooney a better actor than Pitt????

  465. mecid
    January 13, 2012

    Why most of the critics prefer Rango to Tintin? Tintin is better than Rango. Rango is simple animated movie. But Tintin is innovative. We have never seen such movie. I hope that Oscars will choose it as best animated feature. I AM glad that The Artist won BP and BD.

  466. Koleś
    January 13, 2012

    I don’t understand why people are calling this race boring. Compared to last year or two years back most categories are still open, especially the acting ones. The only one who is officially locked for the Oscar is Christopher Plummer. Clooney is a front runner, but he is nowhere near the status that Firth, Bridgess or Day Lewis had in their races. Best Actress is wide open and the CC Award for Davis made it more interesting. No frontrunner at this point and 4 ladies who have legit chances of scoring the golden dude. Supp. Actress? Don’t get me started, also wide open. How is this boring? IMHO the BP and Director races are also still not over. The Artist is scoring big with the critics, but you still have to wait for the Guilds to be sure. Actually it’s the first race in years where at this point there are so many open races.

  467. Jay
    January 13, 2012

    I’m thinking that Allen wins screenplay, sure many may think the Artist is more deserving but the majority of the academy will probably not understand why a silent film is nominated

  468. Heath87
    January 13, 2012

    Anyone sensing a win for The Help in Best Picture Drama on Sunday night???

  469. Sonja
    January 13, 2012

    “My GOD somebody give her a movie!”

    Guess who said that for Viola Davis three years ago at the SAGs.

    I think this person would be very very happy if Viola wins the Oscar. 8)

  470. Julian the emperor
    January 13, 2012

    Aaron: Yeah, 2001 was weak as well, you’re right. So that makes 2001-2003 three consecutive anni horribilis…

  471. alexg
    January 13, 2012

    Streep will win Globe(D)and BAFTA

    Davis will win SAG

    Williams gets Globe (C/M)

    And the Oscar goes to…Streep.

  472. Tero Heikkinen
    January 13, 2012

    Alexg, that’s what I’m thinking, too.

  473. brendon
    January 13, 2012

    Aaron: re Halle Berry/Monsters’ Ball:

    You hit the nail on the head. Truly one of the worst movies to win an Academy Award in any category.

  474. JP
    January 13, 2012

    @ julian the emperor

    For me, the best year of the past decade was by far 2009. All the 4 performances were remarkable and 4 great actors: Winslet, Penn (now winning for a deserving and iconic performance), Ledger and Cruz.

    2004 is probably the worst… Theron, Penn (his worst Oscar nominated performane), Robbins (as was said… a total miscast) and Zelwegger.

  475. Keifer
    January 13, 2012

    Koles,

    You are absolutely right. This is one of the more unpredictable Oscar contests in years.

    YIPPEE!!! I love it when there’s not a lock. And even though Christopher Plummer “seems” a lock, I still wouldn’t count out Albert Brooks. He’s a very strong upset. I remember when everyone thought Lauren Bacall was BSA for “The Mirror Has Two Faces”. Well . . . we all know what happened. Voila! Juliette Binoche won for “The English Patient”. One of the better choices the Academy has made. Everyone thought Fred Astair would win for “The Towering Inferno”. Voila! Robert de Niro won for “The Godfather Part II”.

    Because of criticism, AMPAS has thankfully veered away from these “sentimental” choices just because a performer is older and has never won. In Plummer’s case, he has some stiff competition. I actually think Kenneth Branagh was terrific in “My Week With Marilyn”. He would be my choice. Critics’ darling Albert Brooks is also a very real threat. I would love to see Plummer win the Oscar for his role in “Beginners”. All I’m saying is that I think he’s not a “lock” to win.

  476. Danny
    January 13, 2012

    2005 has to eb the worst year ever. 3 out of the 4 winners stunk. Witherspoon (annoying), Clooney (nothing role), and Weisz (hardly in film.)

  477. Simon Warrasch
    January 13, 2012

    What a terrible night!! I am shocked! I mean George Clooney over Michael Fassbender! Viola Davis over Tilda Swinton! Octavia Spencer over Jessica Chastain! What the F…!!!!!

  478. Dominik
    January 13, 2012

    “Anyone sensing a win for The Help in Best Picture Drama on Sunday night???”

    Not really.

  479. OCO300
    January 13, 2012

    @Paul surprise me and a few people across the world that no critic award show nominated a billion dollar film in the BP race all year since HP:DH 2, T3, POTC: OST first released? And even though to the Academy, NFCA, or many critics said their were either fantasy or a kiddie film, but you gotta admit Harry Potter 7.2 definitely earns a Best Picture nomination more, I mean why shouldn’t it; like almost everyone (including movie critics) across the world said how great the movie was.

    Also surprised me that when it was released on DVD, wow…..you know (to critics) it’s not good fincally but critically, I bet that’s what they thought of Avatar and Lord of the Rings.

  480. Simon Warrasch
    January 13, 2012

    Right now i would predict for the Oscars:

    Picture: The Artist (RU: The Descendents)
    Director: Michel Hazanavicus – The Artist (RU: Martin Scorsese – Hugo)
    Lead Actor: Jean Dujardin – The Artist (RU: Brad Pitt – Moneyball)
    Lead Actress: Michelle Williams (RU: Viola Davis – The Help
    Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer – Beginners (RU: /)
    Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo – The Artist (RU: Jessica Chastain – The Help)

  481. Dominik
    January 13, 2012

    ^
    Excellent choices, Simon- I would subscribe instantly!

  482. henry
    January 13, 2012

    The artist won 4 awardsif you didnt see it. Best picture, best director, best costume desgn and best original score.

    shut up OCO300, Stop of saying over and over again the same thing. There are 0 posiblities for that movie. 0, be happy with what it has got the last night.

    Happy for the artist. But sad, because Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer got what Meryl Streep/ Tilda Swinton/ Michelle Willian and Jessica Chastain/Berenice Bejo deserved much more.

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