Category: Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Toronto gives “Carol” it’s second victory. While I do not believe it will give “Spotlight” a run for its money, it will fill in the Best Picture category nicely, with Todd Haynes possibly getting a Director nomination as well. “Phoenix” will likely not be showing up anywhere at the Oscars, nor will “Legend” likely breakthrough. “The Look Of Silence,” however, I am hoping will … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

“Spotlight” continues to steamroll the critics awards, with George Miller once again taking Best Director for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The funny thing is, I could totally see this happening at the Oscars, giving the major prize to a film like “Spotlight” while honoring a tried and true director that deserves it like George Miller. For as much as people talked about “Mad Max: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Taking its first lead over “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the Oscar hopeful “Spotlight” wins another critics award from Los Angeles, however George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. Michael Fassbender gets his first win from “Steve Jobs” which shows the box office might not hurt its Oscar chances after all. And Alicia Vikander takes home Best Supporting Actress not for “The Danish … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Society Of Film Critics Association Awards

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s two for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and two for “Spotlight,” plus one for “Carol.” Leonardo DiCaprio is officially on the board for his role in “The Revenant” despite tying with Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy” as well as Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) landing on the board as well. Kristen Stewart continues to surprise and there’s really no … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Society Of Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Online Awards

According to most who have any idea about the Oscars, “Spotlight,” so far, is the film to beat this year. Although I have not seen it yet, just from the looks of it, I feel like it might be a tough one to push through, but again, that is completely speculative. New York Film Critics Online give it the first big win of the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

And “Mad Max: Fury Road” gets on the board in a big way thanks to the Boston Online Film Critics Association, giving it the top honor of Best Picture, along with Best Director for George Miller, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Original Score. “Creed” also lands on the board, and after seeing it yesterday, I can attest to its brilliance, especially in favor … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 National Board Of Review Awards

Knowing that it is a strong possibility that “Mad Max: Fury Road” could land as one of the nine or ten Best Picture nominees is actually really cool to think about. Giving some dynamic to the range of movies nominated, it would probably only land in a few other categories like Best Visual Effects or either of the Best Sound categories, but that and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

New York helps “Carol” make a small leap in front of the pack heading into Oscar Season, getting on the board for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. After missing out for “Far From Heaven” (2002) many people think director Tom Haynes is due some acknowledgement and this is the first step in that direction. Not surprising are the wins for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

One more win for “Boyhood” tells us what we already know, that Linklater’s 12 year darling will be the belle of the ball at the Oscars this year, with “Birdman” coming from behind with some likely technical wins. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to teeter on an Oscar nomination with yet another critics win in Houston, but there is no telling if he will be able … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Some love for “American Sniper” late in the game from Denver, with a Best Picture win and a tied win for Best Actor. The rest is pretty much by the book at this point. Here is the official list for the Denver Film Critics Society Awards: Best Picture: “American Sniper” Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” Best Actor: (tie) Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

People love Wes Anderson’s latest, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” but will that translate into a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars? For sure Anderson will be nominated for Best Original Screenplay as he in most years, whether the film gets a Best Picture nomination or not. Everything else lands right about in the same vein as all the other critics awards, with Julianne Moore … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Nevada strays completely from the pack and gives “Gone Girl” its first Best Film of the Year win. It really is a great film and should get some recognition come Academy Award time but one vote isn’t going to do it much. “Nightcrawler” also gets some love, both for Dan Gilroy (Director and Screenplay) and Jake Gyllenhaal. “Big Hero 6” also gets one of … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

This late in the game, you are not making a splash anymore unless you are like the San Diego Film Critics naming “Nightcrawler” the Best Film of the year or the Online Film Critics naming “The Grand Budapest Hotel” the best. Still Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) gets Best Director and the acting and screenplay awards are exactly the same. But instead of placing “Boyhood” in … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Detroit follows suit with naming “Boyhood” and Richard Linklater the best of the year with “Birdman” getting Best Ensemble and Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) getting Best Actor. Here is the official list for the Detroit Film Critics Society Awards: BEST FILM: “Boyhood” BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) BEST ACTRESS: Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Of course Austin is going to give its awards to “Boyhood” as it is their Texas darling which was shot over the course of 12 years in the state. Austin is also a huge supporter of the independent scene and “Boyhood” is the prime example for how successful an independent film can be. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to surprise with another win. He might have … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

Balancing out again, Phoenix gives the win to “Birdman” and director Alejandro G. Inarritu, as well as giving Michael Keaton and Emma Stone each another win. They also go as far to award films by genre, so “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Snowpiercer”, “Gone Girl”, and “Nightcrawler” all find themselves small wins. Here is the official list for the Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards: BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

There is no denying that “Boyhood” has the edge coming out of the film critics awards. But remember that the film critics are not apart of the Academy. It will all depend on whether the Academy feels like commending Richard Linklater on his 12 year efforts and supporting the independent process. Or whether they will turn to a much more pristine candidate like “Birdman”. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Toronto weighs in, giving its win to “Boyhood” and Richard Linklater. They also show some more love for Tom Hardy and his one-man show in “Locke” and Marion Cotillard, except not for “Two Days, One Night” but instead her role in “The Immigrant”. Supporting goes to exactly who you would expect. “The Overnighters” documentary finally enters the race while they also stray from “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Splitting the Best Film / Best Director vote like I am beginning to predict, Kansas City gives Best Film to “Birdman” and Best Director to Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”). I also think Michael Keaton may have the best shot to win Best Actor for “Birdman” and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) for Best Supporting Actress. It is also great to see “Obvious Child” getting some screenplay love. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Following suit with the other film critics, San Francisco splits its votes between “Birdman” and “Boyhood” with the latter bringing home Best Picture and Best Director. Edward Norton (“Birdman”) edges out J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Paul Thomas Anderon gets another win for his writing of “Inherent Vice”. Here is the official list for the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards: BEST PICTURE: “Boyhood” BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

This is the sign of a heated Oscar race; for every win that “Boyhood” receives from a film critics awards, “Birdman” comes back with its own win, this time getting Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) is also starting to lock in her win for the Oscars, right next to J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), both of which … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

The big question everyone is asking is: “can Boyhood win when it counts?” which is at the Oscars. Yes, it has been cleaning up through the film critics awards, but they love their independent darlings. Oscar, on the hand, is a mixed bag. Personally, I am hoping for a “Birdman” win on the big night, but most people that I know are in the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

No surprises here. “Boyhood” and “Birdman” split most of the major awards while Jake Gyllenhaal grabs another Best Actor win. Let is be stated that J.K. Simmons is likely going to win Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars and I cannot wait for that. Also expecting Emmanuel Lubezki to win his second consecutive Oscar this year (last year for “Gravity”). Here is the official … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

San Diego steps outside the box, giving most of their wins to “Nightcrawler” and those involved with it, including director and writer Dan Gilroy, lead actor Jake Gyllenhaal, supporting actress Rene Russo, and cinematography Rovert Elswit. Although most of these will not carry over to the Oscars, Jake Gyllenhaal may be edging his way more and more to a nomination. Mark Ruffalo gets his … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Washington DC Film Critics Association Awards

Good thing we got our “Snowpiercer” and “A Most Violent Year” wins early because we are about to settle in for the long haul with “Boyhood” bringing home all the Best Film of the Year lists. Richard Linklater and Patricia Arquette join it in the winner’s circle, as even Ellar Coltrane who plays the title character grabs an award for Best Youth Performance. “Birdman” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Washington DC Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Without fail, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association picks independent darling “Boyhood” and director Richard Linklater as their winners. For some reason, Patricia Arquette takes Best Actress rather than Supporting while Best Foreign Film winning “Ida” has supporting actress Agata Kuleszka winning in that category. Tom Hardy comes out of nowhere as the winner of Best Actor for his one man show performance in … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

Yet another win for “Boyhood” and director Richard Linklater, but “Birdman” takes some pretty high profile wins away from it, with Michael Keaton getting his first real win, while Emma Stone’s name pops up for the first time this season. Emmanuel Lubezki wins another Best Cinematography category for his work in “Birdman” while “Boyhood” takes Best Editing and Best Ensemble. To make things even … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Online Awards

Richard Linklater and his twelve years in the making “Boyhood” take the first lead of the critics award season, getting picked now by both New York Film Critics bodies. Patricia Arquette also grabs another critic award, as does Marion Cotillard and J.K. Simmons, who both prove that they could have the wherewithal to grab an Oscar nomination. Finally, Eddie Redmayne shows up with an … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

No two critics awards have picked the same Best Picture yet, with “Boyhood” and “A Most Violent Year” getting picks. Now add “Snowpiercer” to the list, yet another film (like “A Most Violent Year”) which was not really being talked about in the Oscar race. A personal favorite of mine, it would be great to see this get some nominations at the Oscars. There … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 National Board Of Review Awards

The National Board Of Review goes completely outside the box with their pick for the best film of the year with J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year”. Giving Jessica Chastain the win for Best Supporting Actress leaves speculation up for whether this support comes in the wake of “Interstellar” demanding Chastain not lobby for Chandor’s film over Nolan’s or whether “A Most Violent Year” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

First out of the gate for the awards season is the New York Film Critics Circle, placing “Boyhood” at the top of their list. Being predicted to garner a lot of Academy attention, Richard Linklater’s 12 year endeavor will likely end up on many of the best of lists this year. Along with Best Picture and Best Director, Patricia Arquette also received Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Best Film Argo Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo) Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Actor John Hawkes (The Sessions) Best Actress Helen Hunt (The Sessions) Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) Best Supporting Actress Sally Field (Lincoln) Best Cinematography Life of Pi Best Production Design Les Misérables Best Visual Effects Life of Pi Best Ensemble Cast Lincoln Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film Argo         Zero Dark Thirty         Moonrise Kingdom         Django Unchained         Silver Linings Playbook         Beasts of the Southern Wild         The Master         Lincoln         Looper         Les Misérables Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway (Les … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

BEST PICTURE “The Master” (eOne) Runners-up: “Amour” (Mongrel Media) “Zero Dark Thirty” (Alliance Films) BEST ACTOR Denis Lavant, “Holy Motors” Runners-up: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” BEST ACTRESS Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea” Runners-up: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty” Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master” Runners-up: Javier Bardem, “Skyfall” Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture ”Argo” Top Ten Films “Argo” “The Avengers” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” “Les Misérables” “Life of Pi” “Lincoln” “Moonrise Kingdom” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Skyfall” “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Director Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln” Best Actress in a Leading Role Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Actor in a Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

Best Film Safety Not Guaranteed Beasts of the Southern Wild (Runner-up) Best Director Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty (Runner-up) Best Actor Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook and Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln (Tie) Best Actress Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (Runner-up) Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln Christoph … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

BEST FILM     Winner: Silver Linings Playbook Argo The Impossible Take This Waltz Zero Dark Thirty BEST DIRECTOR     Winner: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Ben Affleck, Argo Juan Antonio Bayona, The Impossible Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz BEST ACTOR     Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook John Hawkes, The Sessions Bill Murray, Hyde Park … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture Winner: Zero Dark Thirty (runner-up: Looper) Best Achievement in Directing Winner: Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom (runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty) Best Lead Performance by an Actor Winner: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (runner-ups: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln, & John Hawkes, The Sessions) Best Lead Performance by an Actress Winners: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty  & Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Tie) Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow) Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo Best Cinematography: Mihai Malaimare, Jr., The Master Best Score: Reinhold Heil, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Picture: Argo Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Director: Ben Affleck, Argo Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Skyfall Visual Effects: Life Of Pi Art Direction/Production Design: Thomas Brown, et. Al, and Sarah Greenwood, Anna Karenina Foreign Language: The Intouchables … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Lincoln” “Argo” “Zero Dark Thirty” “Life of Pi” “Les Miserables” “Moonrise Kingdom” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Skyfall” “The Master” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” Runners-up: Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” John Hawkes, “The Sessions” Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables” Denzel Washington, “Flight” Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Runners-up: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock” Emmanuelle Riva, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 San Diego Film Critic’s Society Awards

BEST FILM – WINNER: ARGO DJANGO UNCHAINED SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK THE MASTER ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST DIRECTOR – WINNER: Ben Affleck, ARGO Ang Lee, LIFE OF PI David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY Paul Thomas Anderson, THE MASTER BEST ACTRESS – WINNER: Michelle Williams, TAKE THIS WALTZ Helen Hunt, THE SESSIONS Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Jessica Chastain, ZERO … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 San Diego Film Critic’s Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Argo “ (runners-up: “Life of Pi” and “Lincoln”) Best Director: Ben Affleck (“Argo”) (runner-up): Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”) and Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”) (runner-up): John Hawkes (“The Sessions”) Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) (runners-up): Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”) Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”) (runner-up): Tommy Lee Jones (“Lincoln”) Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

BEST FILM Winner:    Argo Runner-up:    Zero Dark Thirty & Lincoln BEST ACTOR Winner:    Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Runner-up:    Joaquin Phoenix, The Master BEST ACTRESS Winner:    Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Runner-up:    Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Winner:    Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Runner-up:    Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Winner:    Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables Runner-up:    Sally Field, Lincoln BEST ENSEMBLE Winner:    … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (last year: Tree of Life) Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty (last year: Terrence Malick, Tree of Life) Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (last year: Michael Shannon, Take Shelter) Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master (last year: Albert Brooks, Drive) Best Supporting Actress: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 African American Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film – Zero Dark Thirty Best Actor  – Denzel Washington, “Flight” (Paramount) Best Actress – Emayatzy Corinealdi, “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM) Best Supporting Actress  – Sally Field, “Lincoln” (Touchstone) Best Supporting Actor  – Nate Parker, “Arbitrage” (Roadside Attractions) Best Foreign Film – Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, “The Intouchables” (Weinstein Company) Breakout Performance – Quvenzhané Wallis for “Beast of the Southern Wild”(Fox Searchlight) … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 African American Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture – The Master Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Best Foreign Film – Amour Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix, The Master. Best Actress – Emmanuelle Riva, Amour. Best Supporting Actor – Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln. Best Supporting Actress – Helen Hunt, The Sessions. Best Original Screenplay – Zero Dark Thirty. Best Adapted Screenplay – Lincoln. Best Film Editing – Argo … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film “The Master” Robert Altman Award for Best Director Ang Lee “Life of Pi” Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence “Silver Linings Playbook” Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis “Lincoln” Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway “Les Miserables” Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman “The Master” Best Adapted Screenplay Chris Terrio “Argo” Best Original Screenplay Paul Thomas Anderson “The Master” Best Foreign Language Film “Amour” (Austria/France) Vince Koehler … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture “Life of Pi” Best Actor Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln” Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables” Best Director Ang Lee, “Life of Pi” Best Screenplay Rian Johnson, “Looper” Best Cinematography Claudio Miranda, “Life of Pi” Best Film Editing William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor, “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Costume … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Best Director Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) Best Original Screenplay Rian Johnson (Looper) Best Adapted Screenplay David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) Best Cinematography Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi) Best Art Direction … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 New York Film Critics Online Awards

Best Picture: Zero Dark Thirty Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty Best Debut Director: Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva – Amour Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln Best Ensemble Cast: Argo Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables Best Cinematography: Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (tied for 2nd: Moonrise Kingdom and Amour) Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty (2nd: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (2nd: Denis Lavant, Holy Motors) Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva , Amour (2nd: Deanie Yip, A Simple Life) Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln (2nd: Emma Watson, Perks of Being a Wallflower) Best Supporting Actor: Ezra Miller, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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 … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

First Annual BOFCA Awards BEST PICTURE: ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN BEST ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Tommy Lee Jones, LINCOLN BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES BEST SCREENPLAY: Tony Kushner, LINCOLN BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: OSLO, AUGUST 31ST BEST DOCUMENTARY: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE BEST ANIMATED FILM: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 National Board of Review Awards

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 Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, LOOPER Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Best Animated Feature: WRECK-IT RALPH Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, ARGO Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis,  BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 National Board of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 New York Film Critics Awards

Early indicators in New York reveal that “Zero Dark Thirty” may be a heavier hitter than everyone is giving it credit for. With “Lincoln”, “Les Miserables” and even “Silver Linings Playbook” being discussed in the Best Picture category consistently, “Zero Dark Thirty” is rarely mentioned. Well that changed today when it was given the three most prestigious awards a film could receive in Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 New York Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

Picture: The Tree of Life 2. Drive 3. Pariah 4. Rampart 5. Shame 6. Moneyball 7. The Descendants 8. A Better Life 9. My Week With Marylin 10. The Help Best Director: Steve McQueen (Shame) Best Actor: Woody Harrleson (Rampart) Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive) Best Actress: Viola Davis (The Help) Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help) Best Screenplay: Ava DuVernay (I … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

BEST PICTURE(-) The Tree of Life BEST DIRECTOR(-) Terrence Malick–The Tree of Life BEST ACTOR(-) Michael Shannon–Take Shelter BEST ACTRESS(-) Michelle Williams–My Week with Marilyn BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR(-) Albert Brooks–Drive BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS(-) Jessica Chastain–The Tree of Life BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY(-) Michel Hazanavicius–The Artist BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY(-) Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin–Moneyball BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY(-) The Tree of Life–Emmanuel Lubezki BEST ORIGINAL SCORE(-) Drive–Cliff Martinez … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film of 2011: THE DESCENDANTS Top 10 Films of the Year: 01.THE DESCENDANTS 02.THE ARTIST 03.EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE 04.MIDNIGHT IN PARIS 05.THE TREE OF LIFE 06.HUGO 07.50/50 08.DRIVE 09.SHAME 10.MONEYBALL Best Actor: George Clooney – THE DESCENDANTS Runners-up: Jean Dujardin for THE ARTIST (2) Michael Fassbender for SHAME (3) Brad Pitt for MONEYBALL (4) Michael Shannon for TAKE SHELTER (5) Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture The Artist Best Director Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist Best Actor Michael Fassbender – Shame Best Actress Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer – Beginners Best Supporting Actress Carey Mulligan – Shame Best Breakthrough Performance Jessica Chastain – Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter Best Ensemble Carnage Best Screenplay Moneyball Best Documentary Tabloid

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture •    The Descendants, Fox Searchlight Best Director •    Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive Best Actor •    Michael Fassbender, Shame Best Actress •    Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin Supporting Actor •    Albert Brooks, Drive Supporting Actress •    Shailene Woodley, The Descendants Best Screenplay •    Alexander Payne, Nat Foxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants Best Cinematography •    Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Indiana Film Critics Awards

Best Film of the Year Winner: The Artist Runner-up: The Descendants Other Finalists: Coriolanus, Drive, Hugo, Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Muppets, The Skin I Live In, Super 8, The Tree of Life Best Animated Film Winner: Rango Runner-up: Winnie the Pooh Best Foreign Language Film Winner: The Skin I Live In Runner-up: 13 Assassins Best Documentary Winner: Project Nim Runner-up: Into the Abyss … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Indiana Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

BEST PICTURE Winner: “The Descendants.” Runner-Up: “The Tree of Life.” BEST DIRECTOR, Winner: Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life.” Runner-Up: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo.” BEST ACTOR, Winner: Michael Fassbender, “A Dangerous Method,” “Jane Eyre,” “Shame,” “X-Men: First Class.” Runner-Up: Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter.” BEST ACTRESS, Winner: Yun Jung-hee, “Poetry.” Runner-Up: Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia.” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, Winner: Jessica Chastain, “Coriolanus,” “The Debt,” “The Help,” “Take … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Online Awards

BEST PICTURE THE ARTIST BEST DIRECTOR MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS for The Artist BEST ACTOR MICHAEL SHANNON for Take Shelter MICHAEL FASSBENDER for Shame GARY OLDMAN for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy BEST ACTRESS MERYL STREEP for “The Iron Lady” BEST ENSEMBLE CAST BRIDESMAIDS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR ALBERT BROOKS for Drive BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS MELISSA MCCARTHY – Bridesmaids BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER JESSICA CHASTAIN – The Tree of Life, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “The Artist” Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist” Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin for “Moneyball” Best Actor: Brad Pitt for “Moneyball,” and “Tree of Life” Best Actress: Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady” Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for “Drive” Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain for Tree of Life, The Help and Take Shelter Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 San Diego Film Critics Awards

BEST FILM –
WINNER: THE ARTIST DRIVE HUGO 
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS 
THE TREE OF LIFE BEST DIRECTOR –
Winner: Nicolas Winding Refn, DRIVE 
Martin Scorsese, HUGO Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST 
Terrence Malick, THE TREE OF LIFE Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS BEST ACTRESS –
Winner: Brit Marling, ANOTHER EARTH Elizabeth Olsen, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Michelle Williams, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN 
Tilda Swinton, WE NEED TO TALK … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 San Diego Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 San Francisco Film Critics Awards

Best Picture “The Tree of Life” Best Director Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life” Best Original Screenplay J.C. Chandor, “Margin Call” Best Adapted Screenplay Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Best Actor Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Best Actress Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks, “Drive” Best Supporting Actress Vanessa Redgrave, “Coriolanus” Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 San Francisco Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

TOP TEN FILMS The Descendants 
The Artist Hugo Moneyball The Tree of Life 
Drive 
Midnight in Paris Win Win War Horse The Help BEST ACTOR Winner – George Clooney (The Descendants) Runner-up – Michael Fassbender (Shame) BEST ACTRESS Winner – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Runner-up – Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Winner – Christopher Plummer, Beginners 
Runner-up … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 St. Louis Film Critics Awards

Best Film The Artist runner-up: The Descendants Best Director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) runner-up: Terrence Malick (Tree of Life) Best Actor George Clooney (The Descendants) 
runner-up: Ryan Gosling (Drive) Best Actress Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) runners-up – tied: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks (Drive) runner-up: Alan Rickman (Harry … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 St. Louis Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Toronto Film Critics Awards

Best Picture The Tree of Life Best Director Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life Best Actor Michael Shannon – Take Shelter Best Actress Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer – Beginners Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain – Take Shelter Best Screenplay Moneyball Best Foreign-Language Film Mysteries of Lisbon Best Documentary Feature Nostalgia for the Light Best First … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Toronto Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Las Vegas Film Critics Sierra Awards

LVFCS 2011 Sierra Award Winners Best Picture “The Artist” Best Director Nicholas Winding Refn, “Drive” Best Actor Jean Dujardin, “The Artist” Best Actress Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn” Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks, “Drive” Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids” Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin, “Moneyball” Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki, “Tree of Life” Best Film Editing Thelma Schoonmaker, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Las Vegas Film Critics Sierra Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

THE 2011 WAFCA AWARD WINNERS: Best Film: The Artist Best Director: Martin Scorsese (Hugo) Best Actor: George Clooney (The Descendants) Best Actress: Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn) Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive) Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help) Best Acting Ensemble: Bridesmaids Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nate Faxon & Jim Rash (The Descendants) Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser (50/50) … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 National Board of Review Awards

“Hugo” gains its first big win this awards season. George Clooney wins a well-deserved acting award, something that could easily translate come Academy Awards season. “Rango” picks up its first animation feature award which many are predicting will occur on Oscar night. Chalk up another award win for Felicity Jones and her lovely performance in “Like Crazy” and the first of many awards I … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 National Board of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

“The Artist” takes the big win, which many are already predicting will win at the Academy Awards. I am very glad to see “Melancholia” get some recognition and I hope that translates at the Oscars. Also, Brad Pitt and Aaron Sorkin win for “Moneyball” which is no surprise. Also, two of my favorite films this year, “Drive” and “The Tree of Life”, represent nicely … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards