Critics Choice Preview

The next big announcement is going to come from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, or BFCA, or Critics Choice awards. They are the largest voting body of critics -around 300.  They are also filled with folks of “dubious achievements,” and more Oscar bloggers than...
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

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

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...
Posted On 08 Dec 2013

BFCA Critics’ Choice Roundup

One of several blunt instruments we can use to pound out a sense of what’s percolating up to the top tier of the year in film. If you need a reminder than these scores don’t always translate into actual awards heat, bear in mind that Me and Orson Welles has a BFCA...
Posted On 03 Nov 2013

Predict the Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice awards are going to be this Thursday night, the same day as Oscar nominations.  We have a contest for you to enter your predictions. You can also do that over at Gold Derby.  Since they’re coming out after Oscar ballots have been turned in, and occurring...
Posted On 06 Jan 2013

Tree of Life & War Horse tie for Best Cinematography

The Critics Choice Movie Awards started dumping awards outside the theater before most of us tuned in, an hour before the broadcast officially began. Among the honors swept under the red carpet was a significant tie. Best Cinematography (tie): Emmanuel Lubezki , The Tree of Life...
Posted On 12 Jan 2012

17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Best Picture: The Artist Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners Best Ensemble: The Help Best Young Actor: Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud...
Posted On 12 Jan 2012

BFCA Scores for Oscar Contenders

Broadcast Film Critics’ scores of Oscar contenders often give us an early clue to what Oscar might like, since BFCA and AMPAS share similar tastes in many cases. Here are the BFCA scores for contenders in major categories. I’ve left out the documentaries, which will...
Posted On 16 Nov 2011

The Ides of March scores big with the BFCA

Among recent additions to the 4-star “Critics Choice” club on the BFCA chart, The Ideas of March lands on a high plateau. (And yes, yes, we know that the only movie to score higher than 92 with the Broadcast Film Critics is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2,...
Posted On 09 Oct 2011

Current BFCA Critics' Choice Ratings

Beth Stevens has been keeping track of the BFCA Critics’ Choice ratings, and we thought it might be interesting to take a mid-year snapshot with a handy chart. On this page you’ll find all the 2011 titles that have earned a 4-star rating. After the cut the list...
Posted On 07 Aug 2011

Top Five Things Learned In the Last Few Days

When I first started Oscarwatch back in 1999, there were a small number of critics groups. Mostly, there was New York and there was LA. The other groups existed, many of them, they just weren’t really that well known because we didn’t have a universal news delivery...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010