Gurus o’ Gold: November 29, 2011

Question 1: Does NYFCC’s movie to late November reduce the legitimacy of their vote? YES 8 | NO 3

Question 2: Are major critics groups thinking much beyond the boundaries that have already been fairly well defined by pundits, whether individually or in group votes like Gurus o’ Gold. YES 4 | NO 6

Question 3: Is there any upside to the films or the season to pushing things earlier each year? YES 2 | NO 9


Rank Last Chart Best Picture BreznicanEllwoodHammondHarrisHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondStoneTapleyThompsonVanAirsdaleWloszczyna Votes Total
1 1 The Artist
3 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 2 13 145
2 2 The Descendants
4 2 3 4 1 2 4 2 2 3 2 2 1 13 137
3 3 War Horse
2 1 2 1 3 3 2 5 7 1 4 3 4 13 131
4 4 Midnight In Paris
8 8 5 7 4 5 3 3 5 7 5 5 5 13 99
5 5 The Help
7 7 8 3 5 6 7 7 6 5 6 4 3 13 95
t6 t9 Hugo
9 9 4 9 9 9 6 6 3 6 9 6 11 13 73
t6 6 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
4 7 8 12 4 8 4 11 4 7 7 7 12 73
8 7 Moneyball
10 10 6 6 6 7 12 1 9 3 8 8 12 70
9 t9 The Tree Of Life
1 6 12 5 7 10 10 8 10 11 8 10 10 13 61
10 8 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
6 10 8 12 5 9 8 12 11 9 6 11 47
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
11 5 11 11 10 11 9 10 9 8 10 9 12 42
The Ides of March
10 8 11 10 4 13
Young Adult
5 12 12 3 10
Shame
12 11 12 3 4
Margin Call
12 11 2 3
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2
12 12 2 2
One Vote Wonders
My Week With Marilyn
9 1 4
Drive
11 1 2
J Edgar
11 1 2
Beginners
12 1 1

Rank Last Chart Best Supporting Actress BreznicanEllwoodHammondHarrisHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondStoneTapleyThompsonVanAirsdaleWloszczyna Votes Total
1 1 Octavia Spencer
The Help
1 3 2 2 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 71
2 2 Shailene Woodley
The Descendants
5 2 3 5 1 2 5 3 4 2 4 4 12 44
3 3 Vanessa Redgrave
Coriolanus
4 4 3 4 4 2 2 2 5 3 3 11 41
4 4 Berenice Bejo
The Artist
4 1 3 5 2 4 3 4 2 2 10 40
5 5 Janet McTeer
Albert Nobbs
3 3 5 3 5 6 6 17
Melissa McCarthy
Bridesmaids
2 6 1 6 6 5 14
Carey Mulligan
Shame
6 1 3 3 11
Jessica Chastain
The Help
6 2 5 5 4 10
Jessica Chastain
The Tree of Life
3 6 6 6 5 5 9
Sandra Bullock
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
4 6 6 3 5
Judi Dench
My Week with Marilyn
5 5 2 4
One Vote Wonders
Judi Dench
J. Edgar
4 1 3
Jodie Foster
Carnage
5 1 2
Olivia Coleman
Tyranosaur
6 1 1
Rank Last Chart Best Supporting Actor BreznicanEllwoodHammondHarrisHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondStoneTapleyThompsonVanAirsdaleWloszczyna Votes Total
1 1 Christopher Plummer
Beginners
1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 75
2 t2 Albert Brooks
Drive
4 2 4 3 2 2 5 3 3 4 3 11 42
3 t2 Max von Sydow
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
2 2 2 6 2 2 2 2 2 9 41
4 4 Kenneth Branagh
My Week With Marilyn
3 3 3 3 5 3 5 7 24
5 5 Jonah Hill
Moneyball
5 5 4 4 3 5 4 7 19
Ben Kingsley
Hugo
5 1 5 3 10
Brad Pitt
The Tree of Life
4 6 2 3 9
Patton Oswalt
Young Adult
2 6 4 3 9
Nick Nolte
Warrior
5 4 6 3 6
Kevin Spacey
Margin Call
5 4 6 3 6
Andy Serkis
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6 3 2 5
Stellan Skarsgard
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
6 3 2 5
John Hawkes
Martha Marcy May Marlene
3 6 2 5
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Ides of March
5 5 2 4
Robert Forster
The Descendants
6 6 2 2
One Vote Wonders
Benedict Cumberbatch
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
4 1 3
George Clooney
The Ides of March
4 1 3
Jeremy Irons
Margin Call
4 1 3
Nick Krause
The Descendants
5 1 2
Christoph Waltz
Carnage
6 1 1
Viggo Mortensen
A Dangerous Method
6 1 1

4 Responses to “Gurus o’ Gold: November 29, 2011”

  1. movielocke says:

    The supporting categories are so wide open this year… I assume critics hate it (what if they get it “wrong” and no one else agrees with them? scary to think about).

  2. Proman says:

    Sasha Stone. Moneyball #1. Classic.

  3. waterbucket says:

    Sasha Stone is way too clouded by her own feelings for a movie.

  4. Tuck Pendelton says:

    Christopher Plummer all the way. I usually dislike the ra-ra atmosphere of awards season, but the man has had a helluva career. This last decade (starting with The Insider) has been his best, and his performance in Beginners is amazing.

    The scene where he is on the hospital bed and learns he has terminal cancer, watching his face turn green and react to the news, is award-worthy on its own.

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