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Los Angeles Film Critics: Gravity & Her, Dern, Exarchopoulos & Blanchett

Los Angeles Film Critics: Gravity & Her, Dern, Exarchopoulos & Blanchett

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Picture: TIE!! Gravity and Her Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity; runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska; runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Best Actress: TIE!! Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine, and Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color Best Supporting Actor: TIE! James Franco, Spring Breakers, and Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave;…

Boston Film Critics: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture, Director, Actor

Boston Film Critics: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture, Director, Actor

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Boston Film Critics Association Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave; runner-up: The Wolf of Wall Street Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave: runner-up: Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave: runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine: runner-up: Judi Dench in Philomena Best Supporting Actor: James Gandolfini, Enough Said; runner-up: TIE! Barkhad Abdi,…

Two Critics Groups Announce, One Stages Stages a Coup

Two Critics Groups Announce, One Stages Stages a Coup

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It was a very good day for Bret Easton Ellis in Los Angeles yesterday – although he hates Michael Haneke and Amour almost as much as he thinks Kathryn Bigelow is overrated and praised only because she’s a woman, he got some backing by the LA Film Critics yesterday when they shut out Zero Dark Thirty for the top two prizes. As the awards watchers hunched over their Tweetdecks, and…

LA Critics award Amour, Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix, Emmanuelle Riva, Jennifer Lawrence

LA Critics award Amour, Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix, Emmanuelle Riva, Jennifer Lawrence

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Best Film: Amour (runner-up:  The Master ) Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master (runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow) Best Actress, tie: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook  Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (runner-up: Denis Lavant, Holy Motors Best Supporting Actor: Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild (runner-up: Christof Waltz, Django Unchained) Best Supporting Actress:  Amy Adams, The Master (runner-up: Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises and…

Los Angeles Film Critics No Guts, No Glory

Los Angeles Film Critics No Guts, No Glory

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Since one of the most important of the film critics groups announces tomorrow, it’s a good time to play a little No Guts, No Glory. UP to three and make sure they’re good ones. Don’t forget to enter our contest.  I’ll go first. I will choose two. Best Picture: Looper Best Actress: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Middle of Nowhere Your turn.

Los Angeles Film Critics Preview and Predictions Contest

Los Angeles Film Critics Preview and Predictions Contest

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This Sunday, the Los Angeles Film Critics will announce their awards. LA has been known to occasionally step out of the zone – they chose The Descendants last year, There Will Be Blood the year No Country was sweeping. It is nonetheless assumed that their winner will still be Zero Dark Thirty. The only possible upset, I figure, will be The Master. One of their members, and writer of the…

The National Board of Review (NBR) will Announce after New York Film Crix (NYFCC)

The National Board of Review (NBR) will Announce after New York Film Crix (NYFCC)

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Indiewire reports that the NBR will take place December 5, 2012, two days after the New York Film Critics and three days after their announcing date last year. What is the significance of this? There isn’t one except that the NYFCC will be the ones with their asses hanging out first. That’s a good thing for them, as Glenn Whipp reported earlier, “An NYFCC press release notes that the group’s…

Los Angeles Film Critics Preview

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They’ve only been around since 1975, but Los Angeles has, in its own funny way, carved out its own identity from the New York critics — perhaps part of that nowadays is due to the New York Times critics, inexplicably, not being part of the New York Film Critics circle. The New York Times. Also, we sort of deal in a more global film criticism community now so how do…

LAFCA awards date & Doris Day Lifetime Acheivement

LAFCA awards date & Doris Day Lifetime Acheivement

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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association announces it will vote to select its awards winners on Sunday December 11, and names Doris Day as this year’s career achievement honoree. Press release: LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 29, 2010 – Doris Day was selected to receive the Career Achievement Award, it was announced today by Brent Simon, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). “Decades on from the main body of…

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Los Angeles Film Critics Pick Social Network!

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PICTURE: “The Social Network” Runner-up: “Carlos” DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas, “Carlos,” and David Fincher, “The Social Network” (tie) ACTOR: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech” Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, “Carlos” ACTRESS: Kim Hye-ja, “Mother” Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone” SUPPORTING ACTOR: Niels Arestrup, “A Prophet” Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech” SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom” Runner-up: Olivia Williams, “The Ghost Writer” SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network” Runner-up: David Seidler, “The…