Countdown to the Critics Choice Awards


Best Picture – Argo
Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Actress – Jessica Chastain
Best Supporting Actor – Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway
Best Young Actor/Actress – Quvenzhane Wallis
Best Acting Ensemble – Silver Linings Playbook
Best Director – Ben Affleck
Best Adapted Screenplay – Tony Kushner
Best Original Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino
Best Cinematography – Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)

Best Art Direction – Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer (Anna Karenina)
Best Editing – William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)
Best Makeup – Cloud Atlas
Best Visual Effects – Life of Pi
Best Animated Feature – Wreck-It Ralph
Best Action Movie – Skyfall
Best Actor in an Action Movie – Daniel Craig
Best Actress in an Action Movie – Jennifer Lawrence
Best Comedy – Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor in a Comedy – Bradley Cooper
Best Actress in a Comedy – Jennifer Lawrence
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie – Looper
Best Foreign Language Film – Amour
Best Documentary Feature – Searching for Sugarman
Best Song – Skyfall
Best Score – John Williams

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  1. January 10, 2013

    I’m currently upset by the lack of a red carpet stream.

    Any helpers?

  2. Danemychal
    January 10, 2013

    What time is there, Paddy?

  3. Danemychal
    January 10, 2013

    The word IT got left out of that.

  4. January 10, 2013


  5. January 10, 2013

    I was wondering where the red carpet is too. I just upgraded my cable today so I could watch everything in the coming month and I don’t see anything on E!. Is there a televised red carpet? Online?

  6. January 10, 2013

    Red carpet coverage is on The CW apparently. I can’t find any working streams.

  7. Danemychal
    January 10, 2013

    For this, I doubt it. There isn’t one advertised on their website and that’s where it would most likely be. Most celebs will probably just barely get there in time and get rushed through the door.

  8. Danemychal
    January 10, 2013

    DirecTV doesn’t have a red carpet listing on CW for me. A show called “Dish Nation” precedes it, then I have a 2-hr long listing for CC Awards from 7-9 pm Central Time.

  9. January 10, 2013

    That might be where I’m going wrong then lol.

  10. kasper
    January 10, 2013

    I find this show to be so insufferable. It’s called the Critic’s Choice Awards but it tends to feel like the MTV movie awards.

  11. January 10, 2013

    This site has a stream of people watching the red carpet on the CW, so it’s defs on somewhere. Lol at that.

  12. January 10, 2013

    Dude, the red carpet is the whole point of these things. lol I’m gonna keep looking. There’s gotta be something.

  13. January 10, 2013
  14. January 10, 2013

    I don’t think the “official” red carpet show is due to begin for another hour. 8pm ET.

    Is there a locker room cam?

  15. January 10, 2013

    The fashion editor is raving about The Hunger Games and the culture editor is talking about various ‘accolations’ people have been receiving.

    PopSugar has a culture editor.

  16. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013
  17. January 10, 2013

    Antoinette you’re a love.

  18. Michelle
    January 10, 2013

    I hope win all “losers” to Academy Awards, ZDT, Argo, Hawkes, Cotillard, Judi Dench, etc. And of course, not reward a child

  19. Pedro Cruz
    January 10, 2013

    Hey friends, thanks to Antoinette for finding this link, but does anyone can tell another that its streaming from the very channel? I could not find. Please, I ask everyone to help the Awards Daily fans of other countrys! :) I’m from Brazil. Thank you all!

  20. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    I don’t like this color on Jessica Chastain. She’s really hit and miss fashion wise, imo.

  21. January 10, 2013

    Don’t reward that child! Giving her an award and securing a successful future for her in the film industry would be tantamount to child abuse!


  22. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    He can put her in all his movies but he can’t buy her a comb.

  23. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    OMG Famke is so tall and beautiful. I saw her in real life one time. She was stunning. Still is.

  24. Peter
    January 10, 2013


    Affleck will win Best Director
    Lincoln will start off their post-Oscar nods rather strong with a win here for Picture & Actor.
    Whoever wins Supporting Actor will get a jump start on the Oscar campaign.
    Ann Dowd wins here as a upset. Similar to them awarding Amy Adams way back for ‘Junebug’.
    The crowd will be aww-ing at Wallis’s first victory speech.

  25. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Did you hear what Sally Field said? She said that they were a team of comrades not a team of rivals. COMRADES? OMG She’s a commie. Hence the red dress. D:

  26. steve50
    January 10, 2013

    Thanks for the tips, guys – I found it on my satellite!!

    Gawd, if I don’t have a stroke by the end of this week it’ll be a miracle. Dawn to dusk excitement.

  27. January 10, 2013

    Michelle says Quvenzhane Wallis doesn’t deserve any acclaim.
    Quvenzhane Wallis reads what jerks like Michelle think of her.
    Quvenzhane Wallis is crushed. Now she’ll need years of therapy.
    Nice job inflicting emotional torment on a child, Michelle.

  28. deniz
    January 10, 2013

    The worst thing they could do is Denzel Washington, Best Actor Award since he definitely doesn’t deserve it over Pheonix, Hawkes or Lewis.

    The best thing they could do is award Hawkes since he got shamelessly snubbed by the Academy.

  29. PaulH
    January 10, 2013
  30. January 10, 2013

    Look at him abusing her. All those questions! Her parents aren’t gonna love her if she doesn’t give good enough answers!

  31. OscarPM10
    January 10, 2013

    Is it just me or why do the interviewers focus on the Oscar nominations instead of the BFCA noms? Bad publicity for the Critic’s choice. This is what you get you have the OScars before the BFCAs.

  32. Gabriel Oak
    January 10, 2013

    Do you think Sally Field and Anne Hathaway will kiss each other tonight? Or better yet, DDL and Hugh Jackman?

  33. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    “I don’t know what periwinkle means but…” OMG. LMFAO.

  34. PaulH
    January 10, 2013

    Lawrence took the measure of Hathaway at last night’s People’s Choices (whose ratings were up 4% from last year, good to hear). Tonight’s the rematch in action film actress. Desperately wanting Action Movie to restore sanity and balance to the Force.

  35. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Woah. Sharma is smokin’ hot tonight.

  36. danemychal
    January 10, 2013

    Terribly stupid to ask John Williams to recite names of movies he’s scored. Terribly stupid. Awful “journalism”.

  37. Mattoc
    January 10, 2013

    Those interviewers don’t know who the fuck they’re talking to.

  38. January 10, 2013

    If Suraj was stuck on that boat with me, he’d have pleeenty to eat ;)

  39. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    If some of these entertainment reporters dressed as journals, you’d still be hard pressed to accuse them of journalism.

  40. markm9274
    January 10, 2013

    Please someone send a working stream. pleeease

  41. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    I love that this chick went after Don Johnson and locked onto him. You only live once. YOU GO, GIRL!

    And now she’s got Spielberg. She’s my new idol. lol

  42. January 10, 2013

    Does anyone know it this stream…

    … will hold up for the awards too?

  43. January 10, 2013


  44. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    When I originally clicked on it, it said “Critic’s Choice Awards” not “Critic’s Choice Awards Red Carpet” so maybe. We’ll find out soon.

  45. Mattoc
    January 10, 2013

    It says Watch Critic’s Choice Awards Live above the video (when the ads aren’t there)

  46. VS
    January 10, 2013

    any live stream link?

  47. Shy
    January 10, 2013

    I watch awards here. Works for me

  48. January 10, 2013

    All I’m getting on KTLA is ads. Anything else?

    Shy’s link doesn’t work for me.

  49. Shy
    January 10, 2013

    I don’t remember which Streams I clicked in my link. I was sitting for 30-40 minutes, trying to find working link. Why is it always so hard? Finally found.

    Try Stream 1,2,3,4 or 5 if it won’t work.

  50. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    and Best Ensemble goes to…..SLP

  51. January 10, 2013

    Nope. Looks like a dud Paddy. The popsugar one was just buffering for me so I don’t know if that works either.

    Uh oh. SLP is starting its attack already. D: And I haven’t even seen it yet. lol

  52. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    Oh boy…SLP is stronger than many think

  53. January 10, 2013

    Shy, those aren’t working. I tried them both numerous times a couple of hours ago. They were duds then and they’re duds now. Either it’s just happening to me with your links, or you’re posting duds.

  54. PaulH
    January 10, 2013

    KTLA only has live streams for its daily newscasts, which there are 4 sprinkled thru the day and night. Sorry…

  55. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    J.Lawrence looks HOT…and this comes from a gay guy!

  56. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    Wallis should get the next one easily….Even though i wish it was Holland.

  57. January 10, 2013

    So no links at all?

  58. Julia
    January 10, 2013

    I got stream 5 to work at LiveTVCafe.

  59. Shy
    January 10, 2013

    It works for me. I’m watching it right now. In Opera to be exact.

  60. akumax
    January 10, 2013

    child abuseeeeeee!

  61. danemychal
    January 10, 2013

    What a horrible moment for her. Someone dial up Social Services pronto!!!1

  62. Jerry Grant
    January 10, 2013

    I hear they put electric shocks on Quvanzhane Wallis to make her smile every time she sees a camera. Someone please lock her up somewhere and keep her safe from this torture.

  63. Bryce Forestieri
    January 10, 2013

    Henry Cavill <3 <3 <3

  64. Joe Clinton
    January 10, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence DOES look hot, and like a winner.

  65. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Look at that hot mess of non-nominees. Bale, McConaughey, Affleck. Who’d wanna nominate ugly dudes like that? Pfft.

    I usually shrug at this ceremony. But I think I have to make it my new favorite. This weekend is gonna be the real party. Then the anti-climactic Oscars will still seem tardy, no matter how much they push it up.

  66. John
    January 10, 2013

    Yikes! These things just started and they’re already doing terribly…

  67. Mattoc
    January 10, 2013

    As posted above, this is working for me – although they’re talking shit at the moment

  68. Edkargir
    January 10, 2013

    I hope she wins best actress.

  69. January 10, 2013

    Julia and Shy, muchas gracias!

  70. Astarisborn
    January 10, 2013

    This is live on CW channel.

  71. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    Where did they get this C-class not-so-funny presenters????

  72. PaulH
    January 10, 2013

    Take THAT, Dame Dench!

  73. Akumax
    January 10, 2013

    Lawrence!!! action not actress… : )

  74. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    I wonder if this means she will not win “regular” best actress…

  75. Julia
    January 10, 2013

    Was it me or did Anne Hathaway forgot she was nominated for this?

  76. PaulH
    January 10, 2013


  77. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    I hear they put electric shocks on Quvanzhane Wallis to make her smile every time she sees a camera. Someone please lock her up somewhere and keep her safe from this torture.

    What a horrible moment for her. Someone dial up Social Services pronto!!!

    I’m on it.

  78. PaulH
    January 10, 2013

    Hose job. 49th all-time box office ranking beats out #7 and #3? Bull. S.

  79. John
    January 10, 2013

    This is getting more and more embarrassing to watch…

  80. Akumax
    January 10, 2013

    God, I love that song… every time I hear that

  81. PaulH
    January 10, 2013

    Not even in Fringe’s alternate universe is Skyfall a better film than TDKR OR The Avengers. Highway robbery there.

  82. John
    January 10, 2013

    So far, Jennifer Lawrence has been the only one even slightly deserving of her award (personally, I thought it was obvious that Hathaway should take it).

  83. Edkargir
    January 10, 2013

    Paul H, why am I not surprised you watch the people choice awards?

  84. danemychal
    January 10, 2013

    Thes new category adds are horrendous. Makes it less “prestigous” and way more akin to the lame-ass People’s Choice Awards and MTV Movie Awards.

  85. Tol
    January 10, 2013

    Avengers was really ridiculous. I tried to like it. But it’s just so silly if you try to take it seriously. At least Skyfall was believable. You would believe it was happening in our world. TDKR and The Avengers felt like they were set in some other reality.

  86. danemychal
    January 10, 2013

    I love how in PaulH’s world, box office is the only thing that validates a movie. LMAO, his posts are so priceless. Wouldn’t trade them for anything.

  87. Tol
    January 10, 2013

    Those “Action” categories are really embarrassing. It’s like we are watching People’s choice awards again.

  88. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Yeah it is weird how much Sam Rubin is going on about the Oscars. It’s like he thinks this show is a commercial for that one.

  89. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    This Host is neither funny nor cute…Just plain annoying….

  90. Akumax
    January 10, 2013

    Did they really have Ann doing that just before her cat? Insane!!!

  91. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    Of course Anne Hathaway :)

  92. PaulH
    January 10, 2013

    People’s Choices got it right last night, and the ratings were up from last year. A shade under 10 million viewers. 6 awards for Hunger Games, 2 for Avengers. Yes, they have near-fatal flaws, like the winners know who they are, and they have a blind spot you can drive an 18-wheeler through when it comes to *heart-ing* Adam Sandler. But that show gave me almost no agita; their picks reflected the country’s and critics’ opinions. I can’t remember the last time an awards show didn’t make me have steam coming out my ears :) Until last night.

  93. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Wow Sally Field can’t even act like she likes Anne.

    LOL with the spellcheck.

  94. Shy
    January 10, 2013

    And there I was hoping that Anne will lose

  95. PaulH
    January 10, 2013

    Boxoffice PLUS critics approval. THAT’s my ideal movie award winner. films like Avatar, and my big 3 ticked off both boxes. Films like The Hurt Locker, Amour and Transformers fail because they only appeal to one of those 2.

  96. Mattoc
    January 10, 2013

    Hugh Jackman is THE LEADER.
    dnna dnna leader

  97. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    No Daniel Craig. No PSH. I swear I would have a rule about that. Give it to the second place guy.

  98. Akumax
    January 10, 2013

    nobody is here tonight… they couldn’t care less about this award…

  99. Akumax
    January 10, 2013

    Anne H is so sweet and witty … I love her

  100. January 10, 2013

    Boxoffice PLUS critics approval. THAT’s my ideal movie award winner. films like Avatar, and my big 3 ticked off both boxes. Films like The Hurt Locker, Amour and Transformers fail because they only appeal to one of those 2.

    What about if they just appeal to you? My ideal movie award winner is my personal favourite. It has nothing to do with box office nor critical approval.

  101. January 10, 2013

    Cory Monteith can neither act nor sing nor read!

  102. Akumax
    January 10, 2013

    Haneke not there… next!

  103. January 10, 2013

    The award doesn’t specifically go to Michael Haneke, Akumax. So Stefan Arndt has a right to be up there, and Amour is a most deserved winner!

  104. January 10, 2013

    on what channel are the Critics Choice Awards? CW?

  105. Akumax
    January 10, 2013

    You’re right Paddy. I only would have like to hear Michael accept the award… but i guess there will be a new chance soon… sunday.

  106. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Apparently WRECK-IT-RALPH won Animated during the last commercial break.

  107. January 10, 2013

    Animated Feature goes to Wreck-It Ralph. Presented during commercial break.

  108. Ryman
    January 10, 2013

    This awards show is so boring, but at least it’s still better than last year with much less offensive jokes. They still need to get a better host though. It’s the pro actors that should host the show, not the stupid critics.

  109. Julia
    January 10, 2013

    Yes, Ryan.

  110. January 10, 2013

    Indeed, Ryan, The CW.

  111. Edkargir
    January 10, 2013

    Box office had nothing to do with the quality of a film. Amour is a hundred times better than the avengers and Amour is only playing into cities til next week.

  112. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Didn’t they have Jason Alexander host last time? I thought it was worse then.

    I can’t believe Hugh Jackman has two beards. Oh wait, I can only see one right now.

  113. January 10, 2013

    ok thanks.
    I don’t get that channel apparently. I never knew it, because that’s how much I don’t watch TV.

  114. John
    January 10, 2013

    “Judd Apatow” and “Genius,” two things that should never be mentioned in the same sentence.

  115. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013


    I loved the synchronized chuckles from Clooney and Affleck. Love it when stuff like that happens.

  116. January 10, 2013

    You don’t watch America’s Next Top Model, Ryan?!?

    We all have our flaws, I guess…

  117. Julia
    January 10, 2013

    A little off topic, but not really, since I have a feeling I needed something like this tonight: did you guys see the official Golden Globes drinking game?–20130109

  118. John
    January 10, 2013

    Man, Apatow’s schtick was really sad.

  119. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    How they put a gorgeous couple like Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in an ugly horror movie is beyond me. I don’t want to watch that. (MAMA commcercial)

  120. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    @John Do you like this stuff? You don’t seem to be having any fun.

  121. January 10, 2013

    Who the fuck is Jackson Murphy? You’re 14 and you’re in the BFCA. As if we didn’t already know its opinions were completely invalid. He can’t even get into half the nominated movies without his mom.

  122. mm
    January 10, 2013

    Hey guys, stream is not working, could you give another link/? thanks

  123. Oscaroholic
    January 10, 2013

    In any Oscar-related category, it would be an upset to give a win to anyone who wasn’t nominated for an Oscar. That would also send a strong message to the Academy that maybe they didn’t do it right.

  124. Mattoc
    January 10, 2013

    ^ what are you using to stream?

  125. Akumax
    January 10, 2013

    Life of Pi won Cinematography and Visual Effects

  126. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013


    I said this a while ago in a different thread. That creepy movie could help or hurt Jessica Chastain’s votes. If it gets bad reviews, that may damage her chances as it happened before to some others. But if it/she gets good reviews then it may show that she has a range and help her..

  127. John
    January 10, 2013

    It’s kind of hard to have fun when they keep making bad decisions. They’ve given some awards to deserving people, but they’ve given just as many to undeserving people.

  128. Yogsss
    January 10, 2013

    Guys, where are you watching this? I can’t find any streaming.

  129. January 10, 2013

    Original Screenplay – Django Unchained
    Adapted Screenplay – Lincoln

    Handed out during the commercial break. Again. Smooth. Cos screenplays totes don’t matter.

    January 10, 2013

    any other streaming links? mine is not working :(

  131. Julia
    January 10, 2013

    Stream 5 still works for me here:

  132. January 10, 2013

    Stream 5 on here has been working for me

  133. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Yeah they need to stretch because the show’s running under time and they handed out a bunch during commercials. Makes no sense.

  134. Mattoc
    January 10, 2013

    Just keep hitting stream 5 until it works.

  135. mm
    January 10, 2013

    was watching it on this site stream 5, it;s not working now

  136. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    “currently stars in Desperate Housewives” ???? What year does that stupid host live in???

  137. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    @Aragorn It might. But I hate that they take other movies into account. They shouldn’t.

  138. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    Wawwww….her second awards…both in a comedy and action movie!

  139. January 10, 2013

    JLaw’s on track to win four awards tonight. I would say hooray, cos I like her, but FML that film does not deserve this much love. Not now. Not ever, actually.

  140. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence. Awards glutton.

  141. Ryman
    January 10, 2013

    Who runs this awards show?! They should be fired!

  142. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013


    I agree they shouldn’t. But I am sure Eddie Murphy would say a few things about it and Norbit!

  143. checko
    January 10, 2013 stram 5 is working fine for me!!!

  144. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    She is funny and charming..

    “It is a long name..Something about Broadcast” :))

  145. Mattoc
    January 10, 2013

    Mama isn’t Norbit. And although the word is not great, she doesn’t disgrace herself, and in fact the best thing about the film.

    It hasn’t hurt JL with the turd she released earlier.

  146. Helen
    January 10, 2013

    Harvey Weinstein man..

    Still really happy for Jen.

  147. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Robert DeNiro’s face. lololololol

    January 10, 2013

    Any working links. Link 5 is not working? :(

  149. PaulH
    January 10, 2013

    This talkback I sense is gonna be a lot more funner than the awards themselves ;)

  150. John
    January 10, 2013

    The Twilight Saga – Best Franchise. That’s the funniest joke they’ve told all night.

  151. January 10, 2013

    Ben Affleck. This Oscar race is so fucked up. I LOVE IT!!!

  152. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    I don’t say Ray Lee-O-tah. I say Ray Lee-Aw-Tuh. I think I’m right.


  153. CHECKO
    January 10, 2013


  154. Adam
    January 10, 2013

    If the BFCA is going to have comedy categories, they might as well make the others ‘drama’ and follow suit with the GG’s. Jennifer Lawrence winning TWO awards for the same performance seems unfair.

    and @PaulH

    I don’t understand why you frequent this site when you are constantly going to be disappointed.

  155. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    I wonder if the deadline for Oscar voting had been later, some things could have been different!

  156. Yogsss
    January 10, 2013

    The right Be(h)n got it :D

  157. January 10, 2013

    The BFCA are collectively shitting themselves. This one definitely won’t match up with Oscar. Their reason for existence has died.

  158. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    Ugh….Zero Dark Thirty lost Best original screenplay to Django????

  159. JP
    January 10, 2013

    The Critics Choice did no match the Best Directing Oscar and most definitely Supporting Actor too. If Argo/ZDT wins BP, the guys from BFCA are going to suicide themselves. Best Oscar matching awards advertisements? Not this time.

  160. checko
    January 10, 2013

    it would be so badass if Ben Affleck starts to sweep every award… btw the rules of the academy still allow write-in votes? that would be awsome, I’m sure the snub for Affleck only helps Argo, just look the reaction of the room when he won

  161. Adam
    January 10, 2013


    have you read the Django script? It’s amazing.

  162. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    btw the rules of the academy still allow write-in votes?

    It does? That’s interesting.

  163. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    Jessica Chastain…Good one.

  164. paddy Mulholland
    January 10, 2013

    Fuck. Stream died. Any other ones out there?

  165. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    It kinda looked like Lawrence, Wallis, and Watts were gonna wait for her in the parking lot. lol I love audience reaction shots.

  166. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    Either she is very nervous and excited or just being a bit robotic!

  167. amy
    January 10, 2013 died. any other streams??

    January 10, 2013

    JESSICA GENIUS CHASTAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  169. SallyinChicago
    January 10, 2013
  170. Drew
    January 10, 2013

    Quoting Brecht. Chastain has nothing but my respect.

  171. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    Hail to the Best Actor!!!

  172. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    They’re on their feet. Woohoo!!!

  173. SallyinChicago
    January 10, 2013

    Is DDL drunk? Are you sure you want him accepting the BA award after this? Is he going to thank anybody?

  174. A.J
    January 10, 2013

    No write-ins. End that fantasy now.

    Wash for best actress. They gave Lawrence two so they could give the main one to Chastain.

  175. Aragorn
    January 10, 2013

    OK…DDL really needs a good speech writer before Oscars…may be he can go method again and imagine he is playing an actor who wins her 3rd Oscar

  176. January 10, 2013

    What’s up with DDL? This speech is brutal.

  177. January 10, 2013

    Okay, nevermind, he’s back on track and asking for cameras in the bathroom.

    Love this guy.

  178. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    The where? What’s a porter cabin?

  179. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Well. That just happened. lol

    Congratulations to the ARGO team.

  180. vfd88
    January 10, 2013


  181. January 10, 2013

    Cunt stream + cunt internet = missed last three awards.


  182. JP
    January 10, 2013

    BFCA suicide starting in 1, 2, 3…

    “Congratulations Academy Awards winners DDL and Anne Hathaway! We matched the Oscars 2/6 in the main categories this year!”

  183. Anthony
    January 10, 2013

    Again… Paddy. Cracking me the fuck up.

    And yup. Argo. I’m ok with that.

    Not gonna happen in February…

  184. Drew
    January 10, 2013

    Argo wins best picture and the academy looks really fuckin stupid.

  185. GL
    January 10, 2013

    By the way whoever is saying that Academy allows write-ins is incorrect. They did allow it back in the late 20s and 30′s with Bette Davis but it was a two time thing, hasn’t happened since and it doesn’t happen now.

  186. Yogsss
    January 10, 2013

    How the fuck can Argo win Picture, Directing, and nothing else? Congrats to Ben, but seriously, this was the BFCA trying to randomly predict.

  187. Mohammed
    January 10, 2013

    As Argo fan I’m pleased tonight. It just shows what f***** up the academy has become. The best reviewed mainstream movie of the years director is not nominated, while SLP’s Russel is.

  188. Jerry Grant
    January 10, 2013

    What a weird year all in all. Too many good movies.

  189. Winsston
    January 10, 2013

    People need to keep in mind is that what we saw this morning reflected a division bewteen what the critics think and what the Academy thinks. The Academy is made up of actors, directors and people that make movies. Their priorities probably do not reflect what the critic’s value.

  190. January 10, 2013

    BFCA suicide starting in 1, 2, 3…
    “Congratulations Academy Awards winners DDL and Anne Hathaway! We matched the Oscars 2/6 in the main categories this year!”

    My thoughts exactly. I blame Jackson Murphy.

    How the fuck can Argo win Picture, Directing, and nothing else? Congrats to Ben, but seriously, this was the BFCA trying to randomly predict.

    Isn’t that what they do every year? But who could have randomly predicted this year’s random nominations?
    Also, The Hurt Locker won just Picture and Directing from the BFCA. That same year, Avatar won six awards.

    I’m going to bed. It’s after three. I missed Jessica. I missed DDL. I missed Quvenzhane. I missed at least two hours of sleep. Dick fuck shit cunt bastard bitch please.

  191. g
    January 10, 2013

    Yay! Argo! Well I did terrible tonight with predicting the winners, only 11 right. Oh well….

  192. Bob Burns
    January 10, 2013

    entertainment writers who call themselves critics gave out some awards. zzzzzzz

  193. January 10, 2013

    ^ u mad bro?

  194. Nic V
    January 10, 2013

    Ya gotta love Anne Hathaway for letting the BFCA know they spelled her name wrong on a previous award. Such class. The hit of the night Rebel Wilson. Loved her improv of Charlie Chaplin. Did anyone think that there was no love lost between Bradley Cooper and Weinstein? Weinstein seemed to shrug off the hug from Cooper when he won his award. De Niro looked pissed most of the time and DDL should have written a speech cause the spir of the moment got him more “hmmmmmms” than anything else. And whoever that fool was doing the moment by moment interviews with people on the floor before various awards was a fool. Moved fast thank god cause this show was painful. Oh and yeah tell Ben Affleck to tuck his shirt in he looked like a homeless man who wandered in off the street after getting a tux out of that trailer Lewis was talking about.

  195. Nic V
    January 10, 2013

    And Jennifer Lawrence looked fantasic. She moved and looked like a star from the old days. Pure class.

  196. Chris
    January 10, 2013

    Argo can still win at the Oscars.

    JLaw too. The film has to win somewhere.

    And really? Philip Seymour Hoffman??? Ugh!! But again, the film has to win somewhere and can at Oscars and he’s the best one

  197. Antoinette
    January 10, 2013

    Just looking over the list, it’s a good set of winners. And it’s more mainstream than the Oscar winners will be able to be. So if the association of critics is more in tune with the people than the Academy then what are the Oscars? Too high brow for the films critics chose? That doesn’t seem right.

  198. January 10, 2013

    wait, my cuntass stream died.
    who won Best Actress in a Flop?

  199. Gabriel Oak
    January 10, 2013

    I’m not a Chastain worshipper like others. I’d love for the awards to go to different actors at each show.

  200. Lynne
    January 10, 2013

    OMFG, Queen Hathaway letting them know, not to disrespect her by misspelling the Queen’s name! She let them know instantly lol!

  201. January 10, 2013

    I was rather surprised to see ARGO win over LINCOLN. The ominous Mr. Weinstein was glad handing all night with ensemble win for SLP, two awards for Jennifer Lawrence and one for Bradley Cooper.

    Affleck has the best moment of the entire night when he walked up to the stage to get his Best Director trophy when he satirically quipped “Thank you Academy,” at which point he received a rousing standing ovation.

  202. Houstonrufus
    January 10, 2013

    I like the notion that the Academy has been told or schooled by the BFCA. Ha! As if the Academy gives a rat’s ass. The Academy, especially the director’s branch, does what it wants and doesn’t owe anyone squat.

    And Argo may have won this particular critic’s award, but Zero Dark Thirty has been the season’s overwhelming critical favorite. I don’t think the earth suddenly shifted on its axis tonight. This BFCA group seems more of a star****er critics group anyway. Again, the Academy isn’t suddenly full of deep regret.

    And as shocked as I was about Affleck and Bigelow not getting nominated, I’m delighted for those that made it in. I’m glad the Academy didn’t follow the conventional wisdom and went their own way. Do people want things to be that predictable? And folks, Argo is still nominated for 7 oscars, including Best Picture.

  203. Gabriel Oak
    January 10, 2013

    Was that one critic who spoke 15 years old?

  204. Daveylow
    January 10, 2013

    This show doesn’t mean much but I think Lincoln is vulnerable. Lots of time for voters to change their minds.

  205. PJ
    January 10, 2013

    LOL! Less then 12 hours ago this win would have been HUGE with MOMENTUM for Affleck and Argo. Now it means less then nothing.

  206. Kate
    January 10, 2013

    I’m rather surprised critics thought Argo was the best film of the year.

    And, really, in spite of the sassy onstage quip, the Academy doesn’t care that BCFA awarded Ben Affleck.

    So thrilled for Jessica Chastain.

  207. Zach
    January 10, 2013

    Upset for Lincoln, sick of and pissed with Silver Linings Shitbook and Harvey, curious of which way the Globes will swing for comedy/musical, do NOT thing SLP should take ensemble over Lincoln, and surprised to see Argo come out on top here. Not really a big fan of Argo, but I think the Best Director Oscar nominees are, collectively, ridiculous, and I’m at the point where Affleck winning these televised precursors, even for all the wrong reasons, sounds appealing.

  208. Jerry Grant
    January 10, 2013

    I like how there are 9 movies this year that have gotten lots of awards love, and in different ways, and that they are the 9 BP nominees.

    Argo and ZDT have both seen nice BP wins.
    Lincoln, Life of Pi, Silver Linings, Les Mis, Django, Beasts, and Amour have all seen a range of Acting, Supporting Acting, Screenplay, and Cinematography awards.

    You’ve gotta say it’s nicely distributed, and that’s good for everyone.

  209. January 10, 2013

    “Silver Linings Shitbook and Harvey”

    hahahahaha!!! Love it!! A great comment by Zach in every sense.

  210. Matt
    January 10, 2013

    Do the critics not care about Best Sound? (!)

    And am I the only one who thinks Phillip Seymour Hoffman can go all the way?

  211. Zach
    January 10, 2013

    These awards were really weird tonight though. Kind of like the fractured Oscar nominations this morning. Argo wins Picture and Director, but no acting or screenwriting wins. ZDT beats Argo and everything else for editing, and Chastain wins, but its screenplay loses to Django, which failed to get any of its Supporting Actors nominated. Javier Bardem is in the real Supporting Actor category and predictably loses, while Daniel Craig wins the Action category, but Judi Dench, who’s in both Supporting and Action for the same performance, loses both to Jennifer Lawrence, who of course wins three awards tonight and seems to make a record number of treks up the stage tonight. Lincoln has the best lead performance, screenplay, and even a throwaway like score (over Pi), but it’s not the Best Picture (or Director).

    Wins tally:
    Silver Linings Playbook – 3 (and it felt like so much more)
    Lincoln – 3
    Skyfall – 3
    Argo* – 2
    ZDT – 2
    Pi – 2
    Anna Karenina – 2
    Amour, Les Mis, Django, Beasts, Master, Hunger Games, Wreck-It Ralph, Looper, Searching for Sugar Man – 1

    On the plus side, arguably, all 9 Best Picture nominees won something tonight!

  212. steve50
    January 10, 2013

    migod, that was excruciating to watch. The results were not unexpected, but please don’t let critics (especially the sub-species “broadcast critics”) near my TV screen again. They can’t speak, they aren’t funny, and they are butt ugly.

    Almost switched off when that annoying 14 yr old pre-twink announced that he was a critic. Give the kid a lolly and send him to bed. Better yet, put him to work! Get bigdaddy to chain him an’ his l’il brother, Possum, to a lemonade stand. (sorry Michelle) But never self-proclaim yourself a critic if you can’t even shave, drive, or get laid.

    Loved Affleck (and the looks back and forth with Bigelow). I’d love to know what they said to each other tonite. I’ll bet “fuck’em” was mentioned at least once.

    Chastain was the other highlight – class – but who slipped a mickey to DDL. He looked like he was trying to remember if he locked the car.

    The only one who got his money’s worth, though, was Harvey, but that was no surprise. Unless my set is going, he needs to cut back on Bradley’s spray tan allowance. Until I put my glasses on, I thought it was Suraj Sharma.

    And isn’t it time Harvey got a shave? It doesn’t look cool, it looks homeless. I’m surprised Hooper didn’t make him sing…live.

    Okay, when’s the next showdown/hoedown?

  213. PJ
    January 10, 2013

    Also have to LOL @ them trying to make a “race” between Chastain and Lawrence when that ship already sailed. If they had a backbone and followed through on thier endless Riva pimping then we might have had a race.

  214. rufussondheim
    January 10, 2013

    So nice to see Lincoln not win. I don’t hate Lincoln, but a Lincoln win tonight and at the GGs would have made for a boring season from here on out.

    Loved the applause for Ben tonight when he won for Best Director, it makes me wonder if Argo and even Zero Dark Thirty do have chance for Best Pic still.

    Hopefully, now, Life of Pi wins the GG for Drama and Les Miz wins for musical/comedy. That would keep things very interesting.

  215. January 10, 2013

    Well, we all know how much critic awards can sway the Academy…. o___O

    Affleck for the win! So happy for him. I want him and Bigelow to win everything now.

    Apparently Affleck started off thanking the Academy :D Gotta love it.

  216. pj2
    January 10, 2013

    I don’t understand the love for SLP, it such a dissappointment. It was laced with horrible language, poor taste, cliches about mental illness and could have been so much more.

    On the other hand, Jessica Chastain is a delight and is going to be the Meryl Streep of her generation.

  217. The Japanese Viewer
    January 10, 2013


    Thank you for one of those links. : ) You’re an angel! (I am a latecomer who just woke up at noon on the other side of the world, by the way, lol.)

    Watching Cher-lookalike and Heigl wannabe – both looking lovely though – chatting away, hopefully, to the (non-live) event.

    [FANBOY alert] Omg……………! Anne Hathaway! Spotted in her short and lovely hairdo. Kawaii (meaning lovely, cute, etc. in Japanese) : )

    I’m still waiting, hopefully, for the real event, though….

  218. Daveylow
    January 10, 2013

    I know everyone adores Wallis but I felt very sad for all the other young actors sitting there who were equally deserving and who had to watch her make her cutesy speech from her cell phone. She beat out Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren and Rachel Weisz for an acting nomination?

  219. SallyinChicago
    January 10, 2013

    Is best young actress a new category? Why don’t the other awards have a young actress award?

  220. SallyinChicago
    January 10, 2013

    Daveylow, can you explain yourself. What awards show do you mean? If she was on a cell phone, could it be she’s in school and has school work to do and can’t spend time running around doing promo for the movie? “She Beat out” Marion Cotillard, etc….do you mean the OSCARS?

  221. SallyinChicago
    January 10, 2013

    In defense of Q. Wallis — those other two have awards, they’re not missing anything.

  222. January 10, 2013

    In defense of Q Wallis not being present in a roomful of sloshed adults making clumsy sexual innuendos all night, maybe an event populated by a roomful of sloshed adults making clumsy sexual innuendos all night might not be the greatest place for a kid to hang out and party?

  223. Winston
    January 10, 2013

    If Chastain is the Meryl Streep of her generation what does that make Lawrence who is much more talented than Chastain? Katherine Hepburn?

  224. January 10, 2013

    Why don’t the other awards have a young actress award?

    Some do. The groups who don’t might not be interested in young actors because the members of those groups are so damned old?

  225. January 10, 2013

    what does that make Lawrence who is much more talented than Chastain?

    Jessica Chastain is to Meryl Streep as Jennifer Lawrence is to Michelle Pfeiffer?

    Two of them take on Streep-caliber roles and the other two take on Pfeiffer-caliber roles?

    Just a theory. Untested.

  226. Winston
    January 10, 2013

    @Ryan Adams-Michelle Pfeiffer? You lost me.
    Streep is not the most talented actress. She has longevity and that typically gets you those best ever titles. But Streep’s range was usually in the good to very good range. Worked with good directors and rarely did anything remarkable with maybe the exception of Sophie’s Choice.
    That aside, I find it interesting that you have one actress who already has two best actress noms by age 22, that could easily have had another when she was 17 for Poker House, that already has the charisma to carry a major franchise without the benefit of escapism and CGI, and who has already had tougher roles than ZDT, and yet a 35 year old Chastain is another “the next Meryl Streep.” By every objective standard Lawrence blows her doors off. Put Chastain in SLP and see how that turns out.
    With all that, Chastain could get the Oscar by virtue of her role.

  227. PJ
    January 10, 2013

    Lawrence has 2 Oscar noms and is on track to win one at 22. No comparison to Pfieffer.

  228. Ryan Adams
    January 10, 2013

    “Put Chastain in SLP and see how that works out.”

    Sounds awesome. Now put Lawrence in ZDT and see how that works out.

    No, don’t. Please don’t.

  229. Tony
    January 10, 2013

    Lotsa “c” word usage here. Eve Ensler, is that you? Bill Maher?

  230. Christophe
    January 10, 2013

    T. Holland was robbed!!!! And no the CCAS do not predict the oscars, so there’s no reason to draw any conclusion from all these results, yet another useless ceremony.

  231. Candy
    January 10, 2013

    sad about Dame Judi losing to Lawrence (((( oh well at least Daniel got a charity award 4 best action actor.
    haters in the thread are funny btw:D


  232. Winston
    January 10, 2013

    @Ryan Adams-Please.Lawrence could do ZDT in her sleep, although she is probably too young for that character. Roles like Poker House, Winter’s Bone, Burning Plain were easily as demanding. The Hunger Games was not simple either. The difference is she is able to do all of that before she turned 22.

  233. Zooey
    January 10, 2013

    Hepburn better than Streep? :D :D :D

  234. January 10, 2013

    Again this? Poor Streep. A great actress whit no remarkables movies and a superavit of nominatios…
    She would 1000 years to be better than Great Kate Hepburn…

  235. srun
    January 10, 2013

    I agree Streep is not the best actress ever, there’s just no such thing for me.

  236. Mattoc
    January 11, 2013

    Streep is a good actress, but not evening my top ten. I like her better as a person than an actress.

  237. January 11, 2013

    * She would need 1000 years…

  238. January 11, 2013

    Close and Blanchett > Streep. :D

  239. Reno
    January 11, 2013

    Had a busy day, so it’s only now that I got to examine the full slate of Oscar nominees.

    So TDKR got a big fat egg, shocking, blame James Holmes.

    Lincoln missed out in makeup? Compare DDL as Lincoln and Hopkins as Hitchcock, who makes a better resemblance? DDL of course!

    No Intouchables in foreign language film? I thought wrong grammar/spelling was OK as long as it’s foreign, i.e. Biutiful.

    And all supporting actor nominees are Oscar winners… quite amusing.

    Oh, this is the BFCA thread, Frankly I don’t give (you know what’s next)!

  240. The Japanese Viewer
    January 11, 2013

    [Oscars] “Lincoln missed out in makeup? Compare DDL as Lincoln and Hopkins as Hitchcock, who makes a better resemblance? DDL of course!”

    I second Reno — wholeheartedly when it comes to DDL-Hopkins comparison.

    I still remember being in awe when Spielberg-directed Lincoln poster (US version) first came out as a teaser online. I spotted it on EW and I thought to myself the makeup team really did their job well; they absolutely deserve kudostorm.

    I always enjoy Ben Affleck-directed films despite a fewer number of motion pictures under his directorial wings. The man, as a director, is never even once a pretense – in my opinion. His films are a joy to watch and folks don’t have to climb up a high-horse ladder to pretend to like or love them either.

    [Critics Choice Award] I am hoping the BP and BD wins Argo’s garnered here would possibly be giving solace to the Argo team, Ben Affleck in particular, following the so-called BD controversial episode. (However, I am not really going to complain about those final five spots in Oscars BD category.)

  241. Hannah
    January 11, 2013

    IMHO What a terrible “choices” they made the critics choice, the only “choices” that I like were DDL for best actor and Lincoln for best adapted screnplay. Didn’t like at all the results for best actess, supporting actress, picture, animated feature… oh well! fortunately I remember the POOR record that this awards have in matching the Oscar results. Last year: CC – The Help, Oscars – The Artist, CC – George Clooney, Oscars – Jean Dujardin, CC – Viola Davis, Oscars – Meryl Streep…

  242. Glenn UK
    January 11, 2013

    This year has all the makings of a split year at the Oscars!!!!! The awards and nominations are all over the place. Everyone who think Lincoln has this in the bag still need to remember BAFTA’s snub for Spielberg. I think Lincoln can only win one of the big two and still could be shut out if SLP sweeps or if they want to award ZDT Best Picture and Ang Lee Best Director. This year is totally unreadable.

  243. evelyn garver
    January 11, 2013

    SLP may do well at the Oscars, but the categories it won in last night do not exist there. It is possible the BFCA got the acting categories correct with Hoffman, Hathaway, DDl, and Chastain.

  244. JP
    January 11, 2013

    Philip Seymour Hoffman is not winning the Oscars. Do you really think Harvey will campaign hard for him when he’s not in a BP nominee and it needs to campaign 10 times harder to try to pull out a miracle and champion SLP?

    Jessica Chastain is most definitely not winning the Oscar. Where else do you see Silver Linings Playbook awarded? De Niro, Weaver and Cooper ain’t winning. O. Russell is not winning without the DGA nomination. Editing also not winning and even if it takes Picture, Lincoln gets screenplay. Or If it takes Screenplay, Lincoln takes Picture.

    This crazy season echoes the 1995 season. People ask: can Argo still win BP? Most definitely not. Even if you prefer Argo to Lincoln (those are equally my two faves of the year… but I think Lincoln was the riskiest project), you have to admit that the difference in terms of quality between Apollo 13/Sense and Sensibility and Braveheart is 10 times bigger than the difference between Argo and Lincoln. Apollo 13 also won all the 3 major guilds. I think it remains the only film to take the 3 since the SAG was created that still lost BP at the Oscars. Braveheart’s win remains, for me, as one of the worst choices the Academy ever made.

  245. Sonja
    January 11, 2013

    Meryl’s my favorite actress.
    *lol* Even if she’d be labelt the “worst actress ever”, she’d be my favorite. Whatever.
    I’m still glad she won last year (deservingly so-she would not have a chance for HS this time anyway, even if she’d been nominated and still seen as “overdue”) and is out of this years madness.

    You know, the Critics Choice Awards were held the same day the nominations for the Oscars were announced.
    The Globes on Sunday won’t be all that telling either.
    There are of course some safe bets like DDL and Hathaway and with SLP somehow “overperforming” makes J-Law now the frontrunner. Although there are possebilities for “upsets”.
    It’s exciting!

  246. Alice
    January 11, 2013

    “Jessica Chastain is to Meryl Streep as Jennifer Lawrence is to Michelle Pfeiffer?”

    And the hate for Jennifer Lawrence continues.. Yeah Pfeiffer got two oscar nominations when she was 22.. And Meryl Streep didn’t win any oscars before she was 35 :) Ryan you are so right man!

  247. Alice
    January 11, 2013

    Let me add that I like both Lawrence an Chastain. They are both among the best of the best.. And just because they are against each other in the race doesn’t mean we have to degrade one of them with such statements Ryan.
    Just saying..

  248. David_E.
    January 11, 2013

    Seriously? OMG. It sounds so STUPID talking about who’s better or not. Are you guys all teenagers? LOL.

  249. Ryan Adams
    January 11, 2013

    Hey, Alice. While you’re scolding me for “degrading” Jennifer Lawrence by daring to compare her to Michelle Pfeiffer., you might want to pause a sec and consider how you sound when you flat-out say it’s degrading to be compared to Michelle Pfeiffer..

    I’m talking about the quality and style of roles that are available and suitable to actresses with different styles and attitudes.

    Another thing — I have this weird thing where I can look at actresses and find other ways to assess how I feel about them beyond how many freaken Oscar nominations they are able to rack up by a certain age. You oughta try it sometime. It can be interesting. It might help you get past your feeling that it’s “degrading” to be compared to anybody who doesn’t have a bunch of Oscar nominations.

  250. SallyinChicago
    January 11, 2013

    The whole best actress category would be solved IF the Academy resurrected its Juvenile Award. Therefore, that 5th spot that everybody’s complaining about toward Q. Wallis would be filled with an ADULT actress. Why did they discontinue the Juvenile award; anybody know?

    The youngest actress ever to win any kind of Oscar was Shirley Temple, who received the Academy Juvenile Award in 1935, when she was just 6 years old. Ten other youngsters between the ages of 7 and 17 accepted that award — a miniature statuette standing just seven inches tall — between 1945 and 1961, when Hayley Mills (“Polyanna”) became the last recipient.

  251. Ryan Adams
    January 11, 2013

    The guy who uses LOL OMG and STUPID in all caps in a sentence 10 words long is asking us if we’re teenagers. Same guy apparently thinks every filmmaker is just alike and no movie any is better than any other one. Should we feel bad?

  252. rufussondheim
    January 11, 2013

    Someone who said they haven’t seen Streep be that good in anything other than Sophie’s Choice, well, it’s hard for me to respect you. Now I know a lot of Streep films are not popular, and some not even that good. But A Cry in the Dark, the courtroom scene might surpass Sophie’s Choice. I think if Cry in the Dark came out today now that Lindey Chamberlain has been vindicated, Streep would be an easy Oscar winner. I think Streep lost that award because Streep played her as if she were innocent and most thought she was guilty. But I digress. Silkwood, Bridges of Madison County, Doubt, Adaptation, The Hours, Kramer v Kramer, Plenty, Ironweed are all stunningly great performances. Check them out.

    Ryan, great analogy with Lawrence and Pfeiffer. I like Lawrence quite a bit and think she will grow into one of the truly great actresses if she continues to challenge herself. But she’s not there yet. Chastain in The Tree of Life and Take Shelter, along with ZDT, shows she is the better actress right now.

  253. steve50
    January 11, 2013

    I don’t find Ryan’s Pfeiffer/Lawrence analogy demeaning at all, either. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if Lawrence eventually surpasses Pfeiffer if she builds a varied body of work. She, like Pfeiffer, has the talent to use her extraordinary looks to her advantage.

    Chastain, on the other hand, will follow the Streep model and she’s got the talent to do it. Nobody her age has ever had the arc she has had in the past couple of years.

    Rather than pit these two against each other, I’m thankful we have both of them – and over 30 years of great performances coming if they both live up to expectations.

  254. David_E.
    January 11, 2013

    Completely nonsense. Ok, I think Jennifer Lawrence might be a better actress than Lindsay Lohan. But you guys are talking about Streep, Pfeiffer, Close, Blanchett. These actresses are all respected professionals in this industry for a long time. So, It’s quite meaningless and somewhat stupid comparing who’s better or not for those names.

  255. steve50
    January 11, 2013

    Not a comparison, really, david, just an analogy. Not saying one is better than the other.

    Perhaps a better one for Lawrence would be Audrey Hepburn because I think she’s headed that way and can go that far.

  256. Eric P.
    January 11, 2013

    As to all the talk about Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain not getting Oscar nominations until they were in their mid 30s, it must be noted that they both spent that time studying their craft. Streep was doing theater in New York and received her MFA in Acting from Yale. Chastain studied at Julliard. They took their time and actually honed their crafts. Jennifer Lawrence has never studied acting, and I quite frankly resent all of the interviews that she has given stating that acting classes are a waste of time. This might be me, but I personally can see a difference between Chastain/Streep’s acting skills and Lawrence’s acting skills.

  257. Nic V
    January 11, 2013

    I always watch an actor or an actress and think to myself “who do they remind me of” or rather what old timer might have played that part “back in the day”. Casting agents do exactly the same thing. They look at a script and think to themselves that so and so would be “perfect” for that part. It’s second nature in this business. So any comparison too any living or dead broads or old farts who achieved some acclaim with a career really isn’t degrading.

    The juvenile actors award within the confines of the Academy as I recall was a special award. It was not always given and there were no nominees as I recall. It was kind of like the Hersholt Humanitarian award. They recognized a particular performance or a particularly popular child star and awarded them a special Oscar. There really haven’t been that many child actors who have found themselves nominated against mature [tongue in cheek ofcourse] actors.

    I have to agree about the BFCA spotlighting the 14 year old “so called critic” standing there begging to be followed on twitter. The day I want a 14 year old voting on whether I have achieved something in a forty year career is the day that I think I’d retire.

    The one thing for me that was very interesting is that I’ve seen Harvey speak and was impressed by his intellect and his reasoning. Of course those were “scripted” sessions. I wasn’t that impressed by last evening. In fact I kinda didn’t like him and he really didn’t do much.

    And btw I think Anne Hathaway did a much better job of the drama trauma in Rachel Getting Married. She might have won the Best Actress Oscar that year if they’d given hear the song “I Dreamed a Dream” after she hit the tree with the car. Or maybe if she’d been given that song in Love and Other Drugs on the bus just before Jake flagged it down. What’s really sad is that I like Anne Hathaway as an actress after seeing her this awards seeing I’m liking her less and less as a persona.

  258. joe
    January 11, 2013

    I’m disappoinnted that lincoln didn’t win the best picture.

  259. Thomas
    January 11, 2013

    WOW! I was surprised how well Silver Lining’s Playbook faired at the Broadcast Critics Awards. It is definately clear Lincoln needs to be worried out Silver Linings, because it is possible SLP may bring a major upset on Oscar night. Even though, Jennifer Lawrence did not win the Best Actress award, she did when two awards for her performance in Silver Linings Play book and another acting award for the lead performance in the Hunger Games. I can honestly say we will probably not know for sure who is going to win on Oscar night until after the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Giuld Awards are handed out. Since, at least for me, it appears to be a two person race for Best Actor between Day Lewis and Cooper and Best Actress between Lawrence and Chastain. It is be very interesting to see how this will end.

  260. steve50
    January 11, 2013

    That’s the way it appears, Thomas, but remember that SLP was not competing directly with Lincoln, ZDT, Argo, or Pi. It pretty much had an unobstructed road to the podium because of the drama/comedy split. This perception of success, however unrealistic, will work in its favor, no doubt.

  261. murtaza
    January 11, 2013

    give me one good reason why Lincoln should win BEST ORIGINAL SCORE… There was hardly any of it in the movie and if it was, someone hardly noticed it because it SUCKED.

  262. joe
    January 11, 2013

    Anne hathaway had quality acting in les miserables. The i dream a dream sequence was perfect.

  263. keifer
    January 11, 2013


    The “Lincoln” jauggernaut begins with a totally unworthy citation for John WIlliams’ score.

    Does ANYONE remember the music from this film? ReallY?

    It is scored intermittently throughout and is then only background. Nothing special.

    Don’t get me wrong. I like John Williams’ music scores generally (Jaws, Empire of the Sun, Memoirs of a Geisha, Jurassic Park come to mind and I REMEMBER the music from each of these films). But, my God, I can’t remember one single note of music from “Lincoln”.

    I’ll say it again as a bookend to my tirade.


  264. joe
    January 11, 2013

    The silver linings playbook swept the comedy categories pretty good. It also won the best acting ensemble which it means it could win best ensemble AT The screen actors guild

  265. spencer
    January 11, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence is only an okay actress with a great publicist. She had two film roles (The Hunger Games & Silver Linings Playbook ) that she should have rendered riveting performances, but she was out of her acting league . Please, don’t compare her to Michelle Pfeiffer or Meryl Streep. Something that hurts Lawrence is her lack of thespian training. Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, and Marion Cotillard, all stand out from the rest of the young actress pack because they come from a strong theatre background. Plus, Jennifer needs to be more articulate when she is dealing with the media or making public appearances.

  266. SallyinChicago
    January 11, 2013

    I’m not on the JLAW band wagon…I walked out of two of her movies, Winters Bone & Hunger Games. I haven’t seen SLP, but she unimpresses and has a long way to go to be a great actress.

  267. Winston
    January 11, 2013

    Regarding Lawrence, when Michael Jordan first came to the NBA the old guard didn’t immediately annoint him. In fact if I recall the vets tried to snub him at the All Star game. Not a perfect anaology, but when someone extremely talented comes along (sports, entertainment, music) the old guard initially tries to downplay them and is not eager to accept them. It’s human nature. That defensive reaction dies down after the inital shock wears off, but whether people are prepared to admit it yet, Lawrence’s talents are extraordinary.
    Someone mentioning acting school. The point of acting classes is to seem like you are not acting. But you are right that there is a difference. I happened to rewatch Streep in Kramer v. Kramer after watching Lawrence and she seemed extremely stagey. That’s neither good or bad, but after watching Lawrence and how naturally she can act without seeming to act, it became jarring. You do notice it. Again it’s a matter of preference (natural vs. stylistic), but it is a discernible difference regardless of how you value it. On the other hand, Lawrence was in a sitcom, on TV movies, etc. She had a practical education.
    She was also winning awards before she had any reputation (Poker House, Burning plain, Winter’s Bone) and no publicist to speak of. And didn’t she just win a critic’s award last night for the Hunger Games? Didn’t she get nominated for an Oscar for SLP? It’s a shame someone else wasn’t available to deliver a proper “riveting” performance. Seems to get praised by everyone, critics, peers, the public.
    So from this thread is it paranoia to wonder if this site doesn’t consciously undermine her every chance it gets? Oh well.

  268. joe
    January 11, 2013

    i haven’t seen the silver linings playbook but i did see the hunger games i thought jennifer lawrence was a good actress in that movie but terrible actress in winter’s bone. i hope she’s good in the silver linings playbook when i see it.

  269. joe
    January 11, 2013

    The Life of Pi had the best cinematography but did not the best visual effects. The Hobbit had the best visual effects this year.

  270. SallyinChicago
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  271. Thomas
    January 11, 2013

    Zero Dark Thirty will find itself possibly earning impressive box-office numbers now in wide release is because of the controversy; thus the same reason it was only nominated for 5 Academy Awards. Why? The voting members of the Academy (1) do not like political baggage. (2) Members of the Academy like to recognize movies that tell a message that may political and controversial, yet at the same time ensure it does not win any real major awards. This message was very clear by the members of the Academy on January 10th, when Zero Dark Thirty received only 5 nominations. It was there way of saying we recognize the film for its tone and content; however it is something we feel should not be in major contention for Best Picture or Best Director. At most this film will win two awards on Oscar night. The two awards will more than likely be for Screenplay and perhaps Editing, we may be surprised and Jessica Chastain who could win Best Actress; however I do not find that to as likely as the other two award categories.

  272. Thomas
    January 11, 2013

    The Academy loves feel good movies and the only two that presents some kind of hope and inspiration is Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook. This is why the academy made it very clear yesterday (January 10th) for oscar nominations; and again, later that evening when Silver Linings Playbook won and won “BIG.” As it is turning out it should not come to a surprise if Silver Linings Playbook repeats this at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. If this ends up being the case the Best Actor and Actress Awards will more than likely be Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence making a very good night for the people involved with this movie. In additon to this, if the Screen Actors Guild names Silver Linings Playbook best cast ensemble, especially with the movie having someone nominated in all four acting categories Lincoln is going to have a very hard time in winning Best Picture.

  273. Alice
    January 11, 2013

    @ Ryan I wasn’t scolding you.. Just reacting to the negativity I see in a lot of people towards Lawrence. My bad if I didn’t understand what you meant by the Pfeifer thing. I just think that she has the ability to do different types of roles, not just action movies and pretty face roles.. I was a fan of Lawrence way before the hunger games, people need to see winter’s bone to actually realise how good she is as an actress.
    Anyway good luck for both of them. They both deserve to win. And Riva too.. That would be a beautiful surprise

  274. Eric P.
    January 11, 2013


    “So from this thread is it paranoia to wonder if this site doesn’t consciously undermine her every chance it gets? Oh well.”

    Sasha Stone was one of the few bloggers who brought Lawrence into the forefront of the discussion in 2010 with “Winter’s Bone”. She also had kind words to say about her and her character in “The Hunger Games”, so no, this site is not anti-Lawrence.

    I just happen to feel that she isn’t the bee’s knees as everyone seems to think. I also do not see the naturalism that you spoke of. I see her falling into a lot of minute traps that many younger (less trained) actors do. I don’t hate her, and I wish all the best for her and her career, I just feel that she is undeserving at this point of her career for this particular role.

  275. deniz
    January 11, 2013

    I have no idea how a piece of crap film like BOTSW is getting this much buzz and nominations.

  276. Yvette
    January 11, 2013

    ‘…In additon to this, if the Screen Actors Guild names Silver Linings Playbook best cast ensemble, especially with the movie having someone nominated in all four acting categories Lincoln is going to have a very hard time in winning Best Picture.’

    Ain’t going to happen. Lincoln only has four acting nods because it doesn’t have a true lead actress. And the SAGs ain’t The Critic’s Choice Awards or any of those other awards groups that seemed to have sprung up everywhere. SLP has a girl, a guy…his mom and dad. Lincoln has more than two dozen supporting characters seamlessly revolving around a central focus. Every actor was flawless and each character had a significant role in moving the story along.
    If that is not an ensemble in the truest sense of the word, I don’t what is. Could be all these precursor awards Cooper, Argo as Best Film etc…are statement nods because these groups know they don’t have a chance against Lee, Spielberg, DDL etc…

  277. January 11, 2013

    Everybody is supporting Ben after “the horror… the horror…” jan 10.

    People are going for Argo more than before all this.

    I really think he´ll win as the producer of the Best Picture, Argo.

    Director? Maybe Spielberg, maybe Lee… In the end, the winner of best director will be remenbered as teh man who won ´cause Affelck wasnt´t nominated.

  278. January 11, 2013

    “I have no idea how a piece of crap film like BOTSW is getting this much buzz and nominations.”

    deniz, I´ll never understand too.

    Maybe, “white guilty”.
    Maybe “let´s make a exotic movie our choice to show them how we can be unpreditacble”.
    Maybe, only drugs…

  279. Pj
    January 11, 2013

    Yvette, the whole big cast argument did not work out too well for Zero Dark Thirty. They had over 100 speaking roles but landed zero SAG ensemble noms.

  280. Winston
    January 12, 2013

    @Eric P.-In the end talent is all that matters in acting. No amount of schooling is going to give it to you, and no lack of schooling is going to take it away. Also the idea of acting school really echoes the shallow credentialism we see nowadays. Acting isn’t rocket science. A naturally less talented actor could go to school for a thousand years and at the end of the day the more talented actor is going to win out. Further, is being in front of a camera actually acting day after day less effective than studying actor? I’d say the opposite.
    Really the acting school canard is all the old guard have left. When a massive new talent emerges there are two types of people: those who can embrace it immediately and those who will do so grudgingly five years down the line. That’s the way it always goes. There is always an element of subjectivity in this, but Lawrence is the youngest actress in history nominated twice for Best Actress, and very reputable actors, critics and directors have said exactly what I am saying, so this is clearly more than hype. (The LA Film critics awarded her outstanding performance for Poker House when she was all of 16). The only thing that will prevent her from winning this time around is that she is 22 and therefore not on the Academy’s schedule.

  281. Cheri
    January 15, 2013

    What amazed me most about the winners is that Jennifer Lawrence won for two movies, and last year around this time, no one knew who she was. I was trying to watch the awards in the kitchen, since my kids were playing video games on the living room TV, but when they saw “The Hunger Games girl,” they all wanted to crowd in the kitchen to watch the awards with me. I had to pause the awards and move us all to the living room since all of our HDTVs are connected to our Whole-Home HD DVR, the DISH Hopper. We were able to start the awards from where we left off, and my kids all stayed glued. I don’t think they’ve all ever stayed still for so long watching something that I like. I called up one of my friends I work with at DISH, and her kids were also into the awards just for Ms. Lawrence!

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