Awards Watch Archive for January, 2010

January 28

Gurus goes all percentage-y this week. Who is considered 92.5% likely to win?

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7 Weeks To Go, Ten Is Good

At this quiet moment, between a rock rippling the voting pond and a hard count of nominees, a moment of reflection on the State of The Oscars. I couldn’t be happier with the 10 nominee thing. Sure, it has taken an annual narrow race and made it wider, but still narrow. The group of films…

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BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards 2009 Awards

Best Picture The Hurt Locker Best Animated Movie Up Best Comedy Movie The Hangover Best Action Movie Avatar Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Best Original Screenplay Inglourious Basterds Best Adapted Screenplay Up in the Air Best Acting Ensemble Inglourious Basterds Best Actor Jeff Bridges Best Actress (tie) Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock Best Supporting Actor Christoph…

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Page 3 for Decade

Joe Bardi | Owen Gleiberman | Peter Hartlaub | Tom Johnson | Lou Lumenick | Lisa Schwarzbaum | Kyle Smith | Dusty Somers | Peter Travers | Greg Vellante Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle 1 You Can Count on Me 2 Children of Men 3 Memento 4 The Dark Knight 5 LOTR: The Two Towers…

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Page 2 for Decade

Marshall Fine | Matt Goldberg | Mark Krzos | Zac Oldenburg | Richard Roeper | Scott Sawitz | Michael Stickings | Gary Sundt | David Theis | Chris Vognar Matt Goldberg 1 Lord of the Rings 2 Pixar Movies 3 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 4 Shaun of the Dead 5 Kiss Kiss…

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Page 1 for Decade

Al Alexander | David Germain | Kirk Honeycutt | LA Film Critics | Christy Lemire | Anne Thompson | Shawn Edwards | Peter Ranier | Mike Ward | Gary Wolcott David Germain Associated Press 1 Pan’s Labyrinth 2 You Can Count on Me 3 The Barbarian Invasions 4 Once 5 O Brother Where Art Thou?…

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The Top Ten Chart for the Decade Scoreboard

With 13 mentions, together and individually, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is the top vote getter.

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Page 24

Karen Durbin 1 Hunger 2 Hurt Locker 3 White Ribbon 4 Treeless Mountain 5 Precious 6 Bright Star 7 Where the Wild Things Are 8 Private Lives of Pippa Lee 9 Inglourious Basterds 10 Jennifer’s Body Quentin Tarantino 1 Star Trek 2 Drag Me To Hell 3 Funny People 4 Up in the Air 5…

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Page 23

Betsy Pickle 1 That Evening Sun 2 Up in the Air 3 (500) Days of SUmmer 4 Avatar 5 The Messenger 6 Inglourious Basterds 7 In the Loop 8 Bright Star 9 An Education 10 Julie & Julia Al Alexander 1 Inglourious Basterds 2 Up in the Air 3 Up 4 In the Loop 5…

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Page 22

Nell Minow AWFJ 1 Up in the Air 2 Where the Wild Things Are 3 Precious 4 Fantastic Mr. Fox 5 (500) Days of Summer 6 District 9 7 Coraline 8 Up 9 Star Trek 10 An Education Jessica Barnes 1 Where the Wild Things Are 2 The Hurt Locker 3 Moon 4 Inglourious Basterds…

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Page 21

Susan Wloszczyna 1 Up in the Air 2 The Hurt Locker 3 Up 4 Precious 5 A Serious Man 6 An Education 7 Zombieland 8 Coraline 9 Fantastic Mr. Fox 10 Inglourious Basterds David Walsh 1 Everlasting Moments 2 Of Time and the City 3 The Country Teacher 4 Laila’s Birthday 5 Where the Wild…

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Page 20

Amy Taubin Film Comment 1 35 Shots of Rum 2 The Hurt Locker 3 The Headless Woman 4 Tulpan 5 Tokyo Sonata 6 The Informant 7 Lake Tahoe 8 Police, Adjective 9 The Sun 10 Sugar Chuck Wilson LA Weekly 1 Bright Star 2 The Hurt Locker 3 Everlasting Moments 4 A Single Man 5…

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Page 19

Whitney Matheson USA Today PopCandy 1 Fantastic Mr. Fox 2 Star Trek 3 Inglourious Basterds 4 The Rock-afire Explosion 5 Tyson 6 Whip It 7 Humpday 8 Coraline 9 Best Worst Movie 10 Adventureland Don Sanchez ABC-7 1 A Single Man 2 An Education 3 Avatar 4 The Blind Side 5 The Hurt Locker 6…

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Page 18

C. Robert Cargill 1 District 9 2 Fish Story 3 Avatar 4 Star Trek 5 Moon 6 Fantastic Mr. Fox 7 The Road 8 Up 9 Taking Woodstock 10 Up in the Air Amanda Mae Meyncke 1 Bright Star 2 Inglourious Basterds 3 The Brothers Bloom 4 A Single Man 5 Public Enemies 6 (500)…

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Page 17

Peg Aloi 1 Fantastic Mr. Fox 2 Bright Star 3 O’Horten 4 Inglourious Basterds 5 Moon 6 An Education 7 Summer Hours 8 In the Loop 9 Sin Nombre 10 Star Trek Dwight Brown Tri-State Defender 1 Avatar 2 Fantastic Mr. Fox 3 Hunger 4 The Hurt Locker 5 Invictus 6 Precious 7 Public Enemes…

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Page 16

Gary Dretzka 1 The Hurt Locker 2 Up 3 Avatar 4 The Maid 5 The Baader-Meinhof Complex 6 Bronson 7 Up in the Air 8 In the Loop 9 Burma VJ 10 Sin Nombre Ray Pride 1 Limits of Control 2 The Hurt Locker 3 The Headless Woman 4 A Serious Man 5 Summer Hours…

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Page 15

Jay Stone Calgary Herald 1 Bad Lieutenant 2 A Serious Man 3 A Single Man 4 District 9 5 The Hurt Locker 6 Anvil! The Story of Anvil 7 Precious 8 Up 9 An Education 10 Fantastic Mr. Fox Katherine Monk Calgary Herald 1 The Hurt Locker 2 District 9 3 Polytechnique 4 Up in…

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Page 14

Matt Singer 1 Two Lovers 2 Summer Hours 3 Drag Me to Hell 4 Up 5 Anvil! The Story of Anvil 6 The Hurt Locker 7 The Headless Woman 8 In the Loop 9 The White Ribbon 10 Crank: High Voltage Alison Willmore IFC 1 You, the Living 2 Fantastic Mr. Fox 3 The Hurt…

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Page 13

Malcolm Fraser Montreal Mirror 1 Anvil! Story of Anvil 2 Bad Lieutenant 3 A Serious Man 4 I Love You, Man 5 Adventureland 6 Drag Me To Hell 7 Last Train Home 8 (500) Days of Summer 9 I Killed My Mother 10 Antichrist Christopher Sykes Montreal Mirror 1 The Class 2 35 Shots of…

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Page 12

Zorianna Kit California Literary Review 1 The Hurt Locker 2 A Serious Man 3 A Single Man 4 An Education 5 Precious 6 Inglourious Basterds 7 The Hangover 8 The Cove 9 Avatar 10 Up Joanne Thornborough The Daily Journal 1 The Hurt Locker 2 An Education 3 Fantastic Mr. Fox 4 Up in the…

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Quote Unquotesee all »

“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump