December 7 – Deadfall (Crime drama with Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde)
December 14 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Fantasy with Ian McKellen...)
December 19 - The Guilt Trip (Comedy with Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott and Colin Hanks)
December 19 - Monsters, Inc. 3D (Animated with John Goodman, Billy Crystal, etc.)
December 19 - Zero Dark Thirty (Action with Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, etc.)
December 21 - This Is 40 (Comedy with Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy and John Lithgow)
December 21 - The Impossible (Action with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor)
December 25 - Django Unchained (Western with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz)
December 25 - Les Misérables (Musical with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway)
December 28 - Promised Land (Drama with Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Frances McDormand)
February 8 - Identity Thief (Comedy with Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Favreau)
February 14 - A Good Day to Die Hard (Action with Bruce Willis and Cole Hauser)
I love these categories in the Critics Choice awards. Can James Bond/Daniel Craig win this one? I think the female award will go to Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger games) even though Judi Dench was excellent in Skyfall.
ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Christian Bale – “The Dark Knight Rises”
Daniel Craig – “Skyfall”
Robert Downey Jr. – “The Avengers”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Looper”
Jake Gyllenhaal – “End of Watch”
ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt – “Looper”
Gina Carano – “Haywire”
Judi Dench – “Skyfall”
Anne Hathaway – “The Dark Knight Rises”
Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games”
So what awards that are not the Oscars carry the most weight with Oscar voters? I'm always curious about the Bafta's but then I'm not an Oscar voter (oh but I wish I was!)
The Actor Guiles Award probably carries the most weight outside of the Oscar in the U.S., since the winners are determined by their peers.
I think the Golden Globes have been pretty good predictors of Oscars in the last 3-4 years. Prior to that, sometimes the GG award winners were a big surprise (e.g. Jim Carey). They don't carry as much weight as the SAG for the actors, I think, but they still are respected, as any award would be. They are also widely watched (on major networks in the USA) which is another advantage for the nominees and the winners.
IMHO the BAFTA does not carry a lot of weight with the Oscar voters because the BAFTAs are heavily tilted toward British actors and movies- just my impression.
Guild Awards (like actor's guilds, producer's guilds, director's guild, etc.) carry more weight than Critic circles or organizations.
Other award shows like the Golden Globes and BAFTAs tend to have a lot of correlation as well.
He's kinda scary lookin'!
By the way, I see at imdb.com that in 2014, we will be seeing Carrey in "Dumb and Dumber To".
I've been drooling over Richard Armitage since Cold Feet, but it was his his leather-trouser-wearing Guy of Gisbourne and his dark-and-brooding-is-he-or-isn't-he-a-double-agent in Spooks that put me over the top.
Can't say his look in The Hobbit is my favourite ... but I'm not complaining.
ummm I just watched some Les Miz teasers...Russel Crow is HORRIBLE. Like...REALLY BAD. I think he is going to ruin the movie. I don't understand why he is in the movie...
"Give my daughter the shot!!!!!!!!" *jumps up and down frantically while awaiting my overdue Oscar*.
"Lincoln" and "Les Miz" top Golden Globe nominations.
Surprise love for "Salmon Fishing in Yemen" and another supporting actress nod for Nicole Kidman in the other-wise critically drubbed "The Paperboy." (She scored a SAG nomination earlier this week.)
This is the most support for "Django Unchained" we've see as well. The review are love-it-or-hate-it apparently.
I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.
I just noticed that The Hobbit hasn't gotten any award notices. Are the critics lukewarm about it?