Los Angeles Film Critics Preview and Predictions Contest

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...
Posted On 06 Dec 2012

Putting the New York and NBR in Contrast Before Los Angeles Critics Announce

Probably the biggest mistakes I saw being made yesterday, whether on a blog or on Twitter, were observers who read too much into the National Board of Review’s choices and omissions. The National Board of Review are a great group to push through either obscure and/or...
Posted On 06 Dec 2012

Zero Dark Thirty tops the National Board of Review Awards

The National Board of Review winners Best Film:  ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED Best...
Posted On 05 Dec 2012

National Board of Review Preview and Predictions

The National Board of Review announces Wednesday.  While most people go on and on about how they don’t matter, the truth is that yes, they DO matter.  Any major awards precursor matters because they give a contender publicity and legitimacy, no matter who they are.   The...
Posted On 03 Dec 2012

Field Barely Beat Hathaway, Weisz Barely Beat Lawrence

J. Hoberman talks up the NYFCC – some interesting information: In the acting awards, Sally Fields (“Lincoln”) finally defeated initial front-runner Anne Hathaway (“The Dark Knight Rises” and “Les Miserables”) for Best Supporting Actress on a fourth ballot while, in a rare...
Posted On 03 Dec 2012

Zero Dark Thirty Takes Early Lead in Oscar’s Race for Best Picture

Buzz is a funny thing. Just because Oscar pundits think they know the buzz before the buzz starts, there’s no mistaking it once it gets here. Right now, the movie that has all of the buzz is Zero Dark Thirty, right behind it is Lincoln. Both films won three awards at the...
Posted On 03 Dec 2012

New York Film Critics Awards, 3 apiece for Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln!

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, Deep Blue Sea Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Bernie and Magic Mike Best...
Posted On 03 Dec 2012

New York Film Critics – Last Minute Predictions?

Tomorrow morning, starting at 7am Pacific, believe it or not, the New York Film critics will announce. We then have two days before National Board of Review and Los Angeles Film critics. The next two weeks are going to be interesting.  Some contenders might shift forward in...
Posted On 02 Dec 2012

Amour Sweeps European Film Awards

THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: WINNERS The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy – filmmakers from across Europe – have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2012:...
Posted On 01 Dec 2012

The New York Film Critics Preview and Predictions, 2012

It’s hard to believe a whole year has flown by that we were all studiously predicting The Tree of Life and Hugo to win Best Picture at the New York Film Critics only to then see that award go to The Artist. They aren’t as off base with Oscar as you might think. For...
Posted On 28 Nov 2012