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New York Film Critics Circle Announces Winners

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by soxxy, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    Best Picture: The Artist

    Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

    Best Actor: Brad Pitt, Moneyball, Tree of Life

    Best Actress Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

    Best Supporting Actor, Albert Brooks, Drive

    Best Supporting Actress, Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life, The Help, Take Shelter

    Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin for Moneyball

    Best Cinemetography: Tree of Life

    Best First Feature: Margin Call

    Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation


    Guess I'd better fire up that Netflix account.
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  2. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    I had a feeling that Best Picture was going to be The Artist!
  3. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Nice to see Jessica Chastain get recognition.

    IMO the cinematography of Tree of Life was over the top- unnecessary movements and angles of the camera. There are movies with better (appropriate) cinematography. TOL almost hurt my eyes.

    I had not heard of 'The artist'. I will definitely watch it.
  4. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    One win for Meryl. Let's see how the others go.
  5. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

  6. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    I saw a clip of Meryl in the Iron Lady and it really was incredible. The film is not released in Australia yet but I am really looking forward to seeing it.
  7. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    Wow! Both lists are interesting and I'm glad that the Potter series was recognized.
  8. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the links. I really need to see 50/50 and Like Crazy, unfortunately, I have no time.
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  9. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    I watched Sophies Choice today. Meryl, how I love thee.
  10. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

  11. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    I like that the European awards have a people's choice category. And whether Lars likes it or not he and Susanne Bier share these awards this year. Interesting.
  12. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

    50/50 was really great, funny and touching. I totally cried.

    I haven't seen The Iron Lady yet, but I did see Albert Nobbs and I'm disappointed that Glenn Close hasn't gotten any awards love yet. She was fantastic and the movie is really heartbreaking. I'd put Janet McTeer in the running for Supporting Actress awards as well.
  13. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    I saw 'The Artist' in my film preview film club. I loved it, very fun movie, audience really loved it. We had a discussion afterwards, and it was pointed out how authentic much of the movie was in the making, very respectful to silent movies. Acting was great. I found out the 2 leads are married in real life. I loved how the story was not as you would expect. The Dog was fab, as was John Goodman.
  14. Celine82

    Celine82 Well-Known Member

    Jean Dujardin is married to Alexandra Lamy (who doesn't play in The Artist).
    I was also very impressed by the movie, I never expected to enjoy it that much! :)
  15. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    Do you guys think The Artist will win the Oscar for best movie? What's your guess? It's not playing in my area yet.
  16. peibeck

    peibeck Simply looking

    It's highly likely to be nominated, but the race is wide open this year. ("The Descendants," "War Horse," "Hugo," "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," "Moneyball," "The Help," "Midnight in Paris" are all other potential nominees).

    "The Artist" is absolutely brilliant, and the best film I have seen so far this year, although I haven't been to the movies as often as I would like. It will be interesting to see if a mostly silent, black and white movie can catch on with a wide audience however. Hopefully it will, because it really is an enchanting delight, and Jean DuJardin is wonderful.
  17. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

  18. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    In the Film Club the guest speaker that is a film expert said this, strange to be wrong on something like that. We had seen Dujardin in another film a few years ago - OSS117 - which was hilarious.

    Re - Oscars - with 10 nominations, I can see this getting nominated. As I said I liked the movie, but it something you can recommend to just about everybody. (not counting a coworker, very young, said 'why would you want to see a silent movie?')
  19. Nmsis

    Nmsis Well-Known Member

    That's just the wrong association. Bérénice Béjo is the companion of Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist's (and both OSS movies') director. They have 2 kids. The last one is born last September.

    Which OSS 117 did you see ? Rio or Cairo ? Béjo played in Cairo. It was the same trio Hazanavicius - Dujardin - Béjo.
  20. peibeck

    peibeck Simply looking

    They have changed the Academy balloting system (again), so there may not be 10 nominees. The minimum will be five, the maximum would be 10, but it could be any number in between as well.

  21. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    Saw the one with Bejo. I enjoyed the OSS movie, need to see the other one, such silly fun.
  22. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    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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  23. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

    ...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.
  24. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

    Yesssss Janet gets some love! :cheer2: Am I the only one who's seen Albert Nobbs? :slinkaway
  25. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Maybe. It's not in wide release yet.

    Looks like Janet was four more movies short of having a chance with the LA critics. :lol:
  26. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    Golden Globe and SAG Nominations out later this week.
  27. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    Brad Pitt for the Oscar. WHEEE !!!!
  28. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    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.
  29. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    Was just coming to ask that very question. Thanks!!
  30. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    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. :)

    That was the idea though. "Tree of Life" is a very visual film.

    It's definitely very divisive. Some love that about it, others despise it and slate it for being pretentious.

    Oh dear. I don't know whether to :rofl: or :scream:.


    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.