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20th BFCA Critics’ Choice Nominations!


NOMINATIONS FOR THE 20th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS BEST PICTURE Birdman Boyhood Gone Girl The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Nightcrawler Selma The Theory of Everything Unbroken Whiplash BEST ACTOR Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler Michael ...

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Checking in with the Critics Choice Scores


I thought I’d take a look at the BFCA to see how they’re stacking up the Oscar contenders so far. Some have opened, some haven’t. But so far, here is how it’s looking. Boyhood 96/100 Whiplash 93/100 Birdman 91/100 Theory of Everything 91/100 Gone Girl 90/100 The Imitation Game 90/100 ...

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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 they probably should have. That makes ...

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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 ...

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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 on ...

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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 be dealt with later. Quite ...

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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, ...

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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 continues with ...

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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 system 24/7 we ...

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Black Swan leads BFCA nominations

Black Swan leads the Broadcast Film Critics’ nominations with 12, followed by The King’s Speech and True Grit with 11 each. BEST PICTURE 127 Hours Black Swan The Fighter Inception The King‚Äôs Speech The Social Network The Town Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter‚Äôs Bone BEST ACTOR Jeff Bridges ‚Äì ...

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BFCA scores: True Grit, The Fighter

True Grit¬†charges in with¬†guns a-blazing at 95. The Fighter, after starting the round¬†strong, has slipped a¬†little to a still-knockout 90. Unless these last few scores change drastically, this should be my final posting of BFCA ratings before their nominations are announced¬†on Dec. 13. TOP BEST PICTURE CONTENDERS The King’s Speech ...

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BFCA scores: Illusionist, Swan, Valentine, Another Year

To my chagrin, the week’s new BFCA scores have given only one film a noticeable Oscar boost, while knocking down a few others I was anticipating. Still, I’m very pleased for Black Swan, which swoops in with a scintillating 93 to¬†feather not only¬†Natalie Portman’s nest for Best¬†Actress, but also Picture, ...

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Charting the course

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Never afraid to put the chart before the horse race, Ziyad Abul Hawa enables our list addiction with the first of this year’s Chart of Charts, combining several standard movie-rating yardsticks into one stunning at-a-glance table of greatness. Ziyad is all-inclusive with his big tent approach, gathering data for documentaries, ...

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