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Critics Awards Scoreboard

The Awards season is in full swing. 22 critics groups have voted, and 12 Years a Slave is sitting alone at the top of the Scoreboard.

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2012 Critics Awards Scoreboard

With 29 critics groups voting, Lincoln is at the top of the scoreboard, with Zero Dark Thirty, The Master and Argo just behind. ParaNorman is the animated favorite, while is a wide field for documentaries…

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The 2011-2012 Critics Awards Scoreboard

The Tree of Life leads the Top Tens, but it’s The Artist at the top of the Critics Scoreboard. And The Descendants holds the number two spot on both charts.

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Nominations by Film

Alice in Wonderland, a Walt Disney Pictures Production (Walt Disney) (3 nominations) Art direction Costume design Visual effects Animal Kingdom, a Porchlight Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (1 nomination) Jacki Weaver – Performance by an actress in a supporting role Another Year, a Thin Man Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics) (1 nomination) Original screenplay Barney’s…

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2009-2010 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: (500) Days of Summer, A Serious Man, A Single Man, An Education, Avatar, Crazy Heart, District 9, Food Inc., Inglourious Basterds, Invictus, Julie & Julia, Me and Orson Welles, Nine, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Seraphine, Summer Hours, The Blind Side, The Cove, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Hurt Locker, The Last Station, The Lovely Bones, The Messenger, The White Ribbon, Up, and Up in the Air

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2008-2009 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: Australia, Changeling, Che, Defiance, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, Gran Torino, Happy-Go-Lucky, Let the Right One In, Man on Wire, Milk, Rachel Getting Married, Revolutionary Road, Seven Pounds, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, The Reader, The Road, The Soloist, The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, W., Wall-E, Waltz with Bashir

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2007-2008 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Assassination of Jesse James, Atonement, Away From Her, Black Book, Body of War, Caution, Charlie Wilson’s War, Crazy Love, Darjeeling Limited, Eastern Promise, Gone Baby Gone, I’m Not There, In the Shadow of the Moon, Juno, King of Kong, La Vie en Rose, Lars and the Real Girl, Lust, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, No End In Sight, Persepolis, Ratatouille, Sicko, Starting Out in the Evening, Sweeney Todd, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Host, The Lives of Others, The Savages, There Will Be Blood

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2006-2007 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: A Scanner Darkly, An Inconvenient Truth, Army of Shadows, Babel, Blood Diamond, Borat, Brick, Cars, Children of Men, Deliver Us from Evil, Dreamgirls, Factotum, Flags of Our Fathers, Flushed Away, For Your Consideration, Half Nelson, Happy Feet, Hard Candy, L’Enfant, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Children, Little Miss Sunshine, Manufactured Landscapes, Monster House, Notes on a Scandal, Over the Hedge, Pan’s Labyrinth, Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles, Running with Scissors, Shut Up and Sing, Stranger Than Fiction, Thank You for Smoking, The Dead Girl, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The Departed, The Devil Wears Prada, The Last King of Scotland, The Lives of Others, The Painted Veil, The Queen, This Film is Not Yet Rated, United 93, Volver

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2005-2006 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: 2046, A History of Violence, Brokeback Mountain, Broken Flowers, Cache, Capote, Casanova, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, Cinderella Man, Crash, Down to the Bone, Downfall, Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room, Good Night and Good Luck., Grizzly Man, Head-On, Howl’s Moving Castle, Hustle & Flow, Innocent Voices, Junebug, King Kong, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Kung Fu Hustle, Mad Hot Ballroom, March of the Penguins, Me You and Everyone We Know, Memoirs of a Geisha, Mother of Mine, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Munich, Murderball, North Country, Paradise Now, Pride and Prejudice, Rent, Sin City, Syriana, The Consistant Gardener, The Corpse Bride, The Squid and the Whale, The Upside of Anger, Transamerica, Tsotsi, Walk the Line, Wallace and Gromit

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2004-2005 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: A Very Long Engagement, Bad Education, Before Sunset, Being Julia, Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids, Broadway: The Golden Age by the Legends Who Were There, Closer, Collateral, Control Room, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fahrenheit 9/11, Finding Neverland, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Kinsey, Maria Full of Grace, Million Dollar Baby, Moolaade, Ray, Sideways, Super Size Me, Tarnation, The Aviator, The Fog of War, The Incredibles, The Motorcycle Diaries, The Sea Inside, The Story of the Weeping Camel, The Triplets of Belleville, Touching the Void, Vera Drake, We Don’t Live Here Anymore

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2003-2004 Critics Scoreboard

Follow us as we shadow national and international awards among the following movies: 21 Grams, A Mighty Wind, All the Real Girls, American Splendor, Bad Santa, Bend it Like Beckham, Big Fish, Blue Car, Calendar Girls, City of God, Cold Mountain, Dirty Pretty Things, Elephant, Finding Nemo, Freaky Friday, Girl With a Pearl Earring, House of Sand and Fog, In America, Japanese Story, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Laurel Canyon, Lost in Translation, Love Actually, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Monsieur Ibrahim, Monster, Morvern Callar, Mystic River, Open Range, Pieces of April, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Raising Victor Vargas, Seabiscuit, Shattered Glass, Soldier’s Girl, Something’s Gotta Give, Spider, The Barbarian Invasions, The Cooler, The Human Stain, The Last Samurai, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Magdalene Sisters, The School of Rock, The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Singing Detective, The Station Agent, Thirteen, Under the Tuscan Sun, Veronica Guerin, Virgin, Whale Rider

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“I suddenly couldn’t say anything about some of the movies. They were just so terrible, and I’d already written about so many terrible movies. I love writing about movies when I can discover something in them – when I can get something out of them that I can share with people. The week I quit, I hadn’t planned on it. But I wrote up a couple of movies, and I read what I’d written, and it was just incredibly depressing. I thought, I’ve got nothing to share from this. One of them was of that movie with Woody Allen and Bette Midler, Scenes From a Mall. I couldn’t write another bad review of Bette Midler. I thought she was so brilliant, and when I saw her in that terrible production of ‘Gypsy’ on television, my heart sank. And I’d already panned her in Beaches. How can you go on panning people in picture after picture when you know they were great just a few years before? You have so much emotional investment in praising people that when you have to pan the same people a few years later, it tears your spirits apart.”
~ Pauline Kael On Quitting

“My father was a Jerome. My daughter’s middle name is Jerome. But my most vexing and vexed relationship with a Jerome was with Jerome Levitch, the subject of my first book under his stage and screen name, Jerry Lewis.

I have a lot of strong and complex feelings about the man, who passed away today in Las Vegas at age 91. Suffice to say he was a brilliant talent, an immense humanitarian, a difficult boss/interview, and a quixotic sort of genius, as often inspired as insipid, as often tender as caustic.

I wrote all about it in my 1996 book, “King of Comedy,” which is available on Kindle. With all due humility, it’s kinda definitive — the good and the bad — even though it’s two decades old. My favorite review, and one I begged St. Martin’s (unsuccessfully) to put on the paperback jacket, came from “Screw” magazine, which called it “A remarkably fair portrait of a great American asshole.”

Jerry and I met twice while I was working on the book and spoke/wrote to each other perhaps a dozen times. Like many of his relationships with the press and his partners/subordinates, it ended badly, with Jerry hollering profanities at me in the cabin of his yacht in San Diego. I wrote about it in the epilogue to my book, and over the years I’ve had the scene quoted back to me by Steve Martin, Harry Shearer, Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette. Tom Hanks once told me that he had a dinner with Paul Reiser and Martin Short at which Short spent the night imitating Jerry throwing me off the boat.

Jerry was a lot of things: father, husband, chum, businessman, philanthropist, artist, innovator, clown, tyrant. He was at various times in his life the highest-ever-paid performer on TV, in movies, and on Broadway. He raised BILLIONS for charity, invented filmmaking techniques, made perhaps a dozen classic comedies, turned in a terrific dramatic performance in Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy,” and left the world altered and even enhanced with his time and his work in it.

That’s an estimable achievement and one worth pausing to commemorate.

#RIP to Le Roi du Crazy

~ Biographer Shawn Levy on Jerry Lewis on Facebook