Boston Society of Film Critics:
Best Picture: "The Artist"
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
Runner-up: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Best Actor: Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"
Runners-up: George Clooney, "The Descendants" and Michael Fassbender, "Shame"
Best Actress: Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Runner-up: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, "Drive"
Runner-up: Max Von Sydow, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
Runner-up: Jeannie Berlin, "Margaret"
Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, "Moneyball"
Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan, "Margaret"
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, "The Tree of Life"
Best Documentary: "Project Nim"
Best Foreign-Language Film: "Incendies"
Best Ensemble Cast: "Carnage" (At last!)
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...and now Los Angeles:
Best picture: "The Descendants." Runner-up: "The Tree of Life."
Best director: Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life." Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, "Hugo."
Best actor: Michael Fassbender "A Dangerous Method," "Jane Eyre," "Shame" and "X-Men: First Class." Runner-up: Michael Shannon, "Take Shelter."
Best actress: Yun Jung-hee in "Poetry." Runner-up: Kirsten Dunst, "Melancholia."
Best supporting actress: Jessica Chastain -- "Coriolanus," "The Debt," "The Help," "Take Shelter," "Texas Killing Fields" and "The Tree of Life." Runner-up: Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs."
Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners." Runner-up: Patton Oswalt, "Young Adult.
Golden Globe and SAG Nominations out later this week.
Brad Pitt for the Oscar. WHEEE !!!!
I do like how some of these awards are for an actor/actress and their body of work for the year. Good publicity for multiple films and to highlight their range.
Could a moderator rename this thread to indicate that it's about various film awards and not just the New York Film Critics Circle ones, please?
I like the New York Film Critics Circle award winners. Good choices.
It's definitely very divisive. Some love that about it, others despise it and slate it for being pretentious.
European Film Awards Winners
I am still in two minds about "Melancholia". I loved the first part, didn't like the second and Kirsten Dunst really annoyed me. There was something special about that film. Or was it overwrought, pretentious shit? I don't really know.
Bier's "Haevnen" is incredible, as is her previous work ("Open Hearts" is one of my favourite films ever, the way it shows the relationships between people is fantastic). I'm happy she got more recognition.
The overture was interesting.
I saw this film in my preview film club, before release with discussion after, and about 200+ attend. When the second part was labelled, someone in audience said out loud 'Oh No' - lots of laughter.
At first when the movie was over, I was WTF, but I do find I think about it.
It has stuck in my mind and got me thinking.
One of the big topics in the discussion was about the von Trier and his controversies. Then I wonder if, like you said, it is pretentious shit.
In the film club we have to fill out a review card, and the question - would you recommend this film to:
-or select people - I checked this one and wrote in 'very few'.
Yeah, visually it was absolutely stunning.
And the dysfunctional family relationships in the Overture were interestingly portrayed.
But I don't know what to think about the second part. Was it really saying anything? Or was it form over content?
It would be actually great to read either a very well written, insightful review or some academic piece on that film in order to open up more interpretative possibilities.
I noticed Terry Gilliam won a European Film award for his short film called "The Wholly Family." I like Gilliam and this looks odd and wonderful. Hopefully there will be some way to see it.
18th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINATIONS
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DEMIÁN BICHIR / Carlos Galindo – A BETTER LIFE (Summit Entertainment)
GEORGE CLOONEY / Matt King – THE DESCENDANTS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / J. Edgar Hoover – J. EDGAR (Warner Bros. Pictures)
JEAN DUJARDIN / George – THE ARTIST (The Weinstein Company)
BRAD PITT / Billy Beane – MONEYBALL (Columbia Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
GLENN CLOSE / Albert Nobbs – ALBERT NOBBS (Roadside Attractions)
VIOLA DAVIS / Aibileen Clark – THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
MERYL STREEP / Margaret Thatcher – THE IRON LADY (The Weinstein Company)
TILDA SWINTON / Eva – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Marilyn Monroe – MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
KENNETH BRANAGH / Sir Laurence Olivier – MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (The Weinstein Company)
ARMIE HAMMER / Clyde Tolson – J. EDGAR (Warner Bros. Pictures)
JONAH HILL / Peter Brand – MONEYBALL (Columbia Pictures)
NICK NOLTE / Paddy Conlon – WARRIOR (Lionsgate)
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER / Hal – BEGINNERS (Focus Features)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
BÉRÉNICE BEJO / Peppy – THE ARTIST (The Weinstein Company)
JESSICA CHASTAIN / Celia Foote – THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
MELISSA McCARTHY / Megan – BRIDESMAIDS (Universal Pictures)
JANET McTEER / Hubert Page – ALBERT NOBBS (Roadside Attractions)
OCTAVIA SPENCER / Minny Jackson – THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
THE ARTIST (The Weinstein Company)
BRIDESMAIDS (Universal Pictures)
THE DESCENDANTS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Sony Pictures Classics)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
LAURENCE FISHBURNE / Thurgood Marshall – THURGOOD (HBO)
PAUL GIAMATTI / Ben Bernanke – TOO BIG TO FAIL (HBO)
GREG KINNEAR / Jack Kennedy – THE KENNEDYS (REELZ CHANNEL)
GUY PEARCE / Monty Beragon – MILDRED PIERCE (HBO)
JAMES WOODS / Richard Fuld – TOO BIG TO FAIL (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
DIANE LANE / Pat Loud – CINEMA VERITE (HBO)
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
EMILY WATSON / Janet Leach – APPROPRIATE ADULT (Sundance Channel)
BETTY WHITE / Caroline Thomas – HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: THE LOST VALENTINE (CBS)
KATE WINSLET / Mildred Pierce – MILDRED PIERCE (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
PATRICK J. ADAMS / Mike Ross – SUITS (USA)
STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thomson – BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
KYLE CHANDLER / Eric Taylor – FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DirecTV)
BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White – BREAKING BAD (AMC)
MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan – DEXTER (Showtime)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
KATHY BATES / Harriet Korn – HARRY’S LAW (NBC)
GLENN CLOSE / Patty Hewes – DAMAGES (DirecTV)
JESSICA LANGE / Constance – AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
KYRA SEDGWICK / Dept. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson – THE CLOSER (TNT)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – 30 ROCK (NBC)
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott – THE OFFICE (NBC)
JON CRYER / Alan Harper – TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker – MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy – MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – NURSE JACKIE (Showtime)
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – 30 ROCK (NBC)
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett – MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
BETTY WHITE / Elka Ostrovsky – HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV Land)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
BREAKING BAD (AMC)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 ROCK (NBC)
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
THE OFFICE (NBC)
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mary Tyler Moore
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SAG nominations are up:
Whoops, soxxy beat me too it.
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