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USC Scripter nominees!

The 2011 finalists for the USC Scripter awards: Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for 127 Hours, adapted from mountain climber Aron Ralston’s autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer, adapted from journalist Robert Harris’ novel The Ghost Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network, ...

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Julia Roberts campaigns for Javier Bardem

Julie Roberts talks with EW’s Dave Karger, about the sad lack of awards recognition thus far for JAvier Bardem’s highly-praised performance in Biutful. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What is it about Javier’s performance in Biutiful that you’re so passionate about? JULIA ROBERTS: He’s so raw and completely open to sharing every emotion ...

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Art Directors Guild nominees

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2010: Contemporary Film 127 Hours Black Swan The Fighter The Social Network The Town nominees for Period Film and Fantasy Film, after the cut. (thanks to Loyal & Max G)  

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Matt Mazur makes the case for Biutiful


Our friend Matt Mazur at PopMatters makes strong closing argument in support of Alejandro Gonz√°lez I√±√°rritu’s Biutful. Going into the Cannes Film Festival back in May, buzz on I√±√°rritu‚Äôs newest film Biutiful felt positive, there was a palpable excitement surrounding the film. But then, after the film‚Äôs bow, it was ...

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Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards Nominees

Best Film -127 Hours -Black Swan -Exit Through the Gift Shop -The Fighter -The Ghost Writer -Inception -The Kids Are All Right -The King’s Speech -Scott Pilgrim vs. the World -The Social Network -Toy Story 3 -True Grit -Winter’s Bone Best Director -Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan -Danny Boyle, 127 Hours ...

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True Grit gallops toward $100 mil

california gold piece

Friday’s box-office numbers for True Grit tipped it into the #1 spot, and Deadline says the final tally for New Year’s Weekend has the Coen brothers’ biggest opener nearly tied for the top spot with Fockers 3.¬† Perhaps the most interesting stat is True Grit’s stamina. While Little Fockers fell ...

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Metacritic tabulates its critics’ Top 10s


(Happy 1/1/11 every1!) Metacritic charts another way of looking at Top 10 Lists collected from 50 individual critics. Tabulated on the basis of first- and second-place rankings (with points also awarded for every appearance a movie makes on each Top 10), it’s an interesting aggregate for several reasons.¬† It show ...

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Your favorite film or movie moment of 2010

black swan swirl

“What 2010 movies do film insiders love best?” That’s the premise of a year-end reflection at Salon.com, and I’d like to pose the same open question to our own distinguished insiders — the worldwide readership of Awards Daily. Here’s a chance to show some retrospective respect to the movie or ...

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Haiku Giveaway Winner: cineJAB

Rigorous wordplay Turns adversity to verse; Squabbles sound sweeter. My favorite thing about haiku contests is how they ask that we carefully consider our wording so all the clashing opinions find the same rhythm in a harmonious chorus. I was supposed to choose a few of the best Haiku to ...

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Gritapalooza in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Our good friend jennybee, who contributed this fascinating background feature about the historical overlaps and overleaps between True Grit and the actual historical record of Fort Smith facts, was in charge of organizing local Tourist Board events in the famed former frontier city to coincide with this week’s release of ...

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Richard Roeper’s Top 10

Especially like what Roeper says about The Social Network: “the definitive look at the way our world has been changed forever by a site that turns everyone into the star of their own personal movie.” Inception (“An incredibly rich, dense, multi-layered and beautifully rendered masterpiece, it‚Äôs one of the most ...

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