Oscars by the Numbers

Steve Pond over at The Wrap has done a handy cheat sheet to figure out how many votes per branch in the Academy a film needs to reach the “magic number.” In total, a film only needs about 300 number one votes to be nominated for Best Picture.  Read Pond’s piece,...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

The Big Bad Wolf of Wall Street – Review

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves,...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

Charting the Critics Awards

phantom has put together a handy table showing at a glance all the major honors awarded by the principle critics groups.  Check out the full-size chart after the cut. (There’s a larger version less compressed at phantom’s AwardsCorner blog as well as a chart of major...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

Las Vegas Film Critics Awards

(thanks again, Marshall!) Best Picture “12 Years a Slave” Best Director Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” Best Actor Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” Best Actress Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

Robert Redford to Receive Prestigious Riviera Award

Robert Redford will be feted at the Santa Barbara Film Fest on February 7 with the American Riviera Award.   Redford delivered one of the best performances of the year in All is Lost, JC Chandor’s meditation on human existence.   Somehow, the SAG voters overlooked...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

2013 Village Voice Film Poll

(Thanks Marshall!) Best Film 1. Inside Llewyn Davis — points: 347; mentions: 55 2. Her — points: 317; mentions: 46 3. 12 Years a Slave — points: 277; mentions: 44 4. Before Midnight — points: 256; mentions: 38 5. The Act of Killing — points: 189; mentions: 36 6. Leviathan —...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

12 Years a Slave Sweeps Southeastern Film Critics

Top 10 posted Collider by Matt Goldberg. These were one of the few groups last year to go for Argo early. 1. 12 Years a Slave 2. Gravity 3. American Hustle 4. Her 5. Inside Llewyn Davis 6. Nebraska 7. Dallas Buyers Club 8. Philomena 9. Captain Phillips 10. The Wolf of Wall Street...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

12 Years a Slave leads London Critics’ Circle nominations

12 Years a Slave leads the nominations tally with the London Critics’ Circle. Philomena follows with 5 nominations. The Wolf of Wall Street, Gravity, Blue Jasmine and Filth garner 4 nominations each. Earning 3 nominations are American Hustle, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Captain...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: Her (Spike Jonze) Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Best Actress: Brie Larson, Short Term 12 Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Best...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

(thanks, Marshall!) BEST PICTURE “12 Years a Slave”   TOP TEN FILMS OF 2013 (in alphabetical order) “12 Years a Slave” “American Hustle” “Captain Phillips” “Dallas Buyers Club” “Gravity” “Mud” “Nebraska” “Philomena” “Saving Mr. Banks” “Short Term 12″   BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013
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