Awards Update Archive for January, 2012

Gurus o’ Gold: 1st Ranking Of Oscar Nominees In All Categories (Pt 2 of 2)

As they offer 13 more Oscar categories (everything but shorts), The Gurus are predicting that The Artist will win three big prizes on Oscar night… but Hugo will dominate the evening with 5 Oscar wins. Is it likely that Best Picture, Director, and Score will stand alone?

Can The Help score Best Actress and Supporting Actress and nothing else?

These and more questions… as The Gurus turn.

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Gurus o’ Gold: 1st Ranking Of Oscar Nominees In All Categories (Pt 1 of 2)

The Gurus have their first group of post-nomination projections. (The other categories will be published tomorrow.) There is a tie at the top of one category, and two categories out of these 8 that are unanimous.

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The Oscar Nominations

“And to the Academy: “You don’t like me. You really don’t like me.” – tweeted Albert Brooks on his non-nomination

The full list of nominations:

Full List of Nominations
Nominations by Picture
Sidebar
Nominee Reactions

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Gurus o’ Gold: Post-Globes/Pre-Oscar Nominations

It’s all over but the nominations announcement. And then we start again.

A lot has changed in the last few months. But the battles at the tops of the charts will look pretty familiar. Perhaps the biggest change in this week’s charts – all 8 of the “top” categories – is Scorsese, who was not named by a single Guru in their Top 6 a couple of months ago and is now… well, you’ll see.

The Gurus also offer an opinion about who might have benefited from their Golden Globes appearance.

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Gurus o’ Gold: Welcome To 2012

The Gurus are back for 2012… and in this special edition, the latest Best Picture chart (the Gurus welcome some more women into the Top Ten)… and a guess at the DGA nominations that are coming tomorrow morning. Better late foresight than hindsight!

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The Best of 2011: Critics, Awards and Box Office

The Best of 2011 from two points of view – the critics who bestow awards and rank the best of the year. And Movie Goers – while box office doesn’t determine quality, it’s a measure of what the audience is willing to lay down (big) bucks to see.

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The Top Tens of 2011: 210 Lists And Counting

The top 20 stay the top 20, but Drive has moved around The Artist into the third position. The Tree of Life is too far out in front to chase, but overtaking The Descendants may still be possible.

See the individual Top Ten lists here.

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The Top Tens: Updated January 2

There’s little movement among the top ten, but further down the list, We Need to Talk About Kevin moves into the Top 20. 50/50 climbs nine spots, Warrior fights into the top 50 and The Muppets continue their steady rise up the chart.

See the individual Top Ten lists here.

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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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