Note Pad Archive for December, 2011

Austin Film Critics Association 2011 Awards

December 28, 2011 (Austin, TX) – The Austin Film Critics Association today announced its 2011 awards, with Martin Scorsese’s ode to classic cinema, HUGO, winning Best Film. It lead a group of awards that AFCA Founder and President Cole Dabney called “a unique blend highlighting the best of both Hollywood and indie filmmaking.” The hyper-stylized…

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Academy “Celebrates the Movies” as Poster Art Kicks Off Oscar® Campaign

“Whether it’s a first date or a holiday gathering with friends or family, movies are a big part of our memory,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “The Academy Awards not only honor the excellence of these movies, but also celebrate what they mean to us as a culture and to each of us individually.”

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15th Annual Online Film Critics Society Awards Nominations

“The Tree of Life”, Terrence Malick’s exploration of suburban family life in the 1950’s, received seven nominations for the 15th Annual Online Film Critics Society awards. The film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Malick), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. Joining…

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Oklahoma Film Critics Circle names “The Artist” Best Film of 2011

Top 10 Films 1. “The Artist” 2. “Drive” 3. “The Descendants” 4. “Hugo” 5. “Shame” 6. “Moneyball” 7. “Midnight in Paris” 8. “Melancholia” 9. “Tree of Life” 10.“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Best Film “The Artist” Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist” Best First Feature Sean Durkin, “Martha Marcy May Marlene” Best Actress Michelle…

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The association’s 20th annual awards saw ballots from 47 members, all film journalists working in print, radio and on-line media in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. TOP TEN FILMS The Descendants The Artist Hugo Moneyball The Tree of Life Drive Midnight in Paris Win Win War Horse The…

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Chicago Film Critics Climb Tree Of Life

PICTURE: The Tree of Life DIRECTOR: Terrence Malick (-) The Tree of Life ACTOR: Michael Shannon (-) Take Shelter ACTRESS: Michelle Williams (-) My Week With Marilyn SUPPORTING ACTOR: Albert Brooks (-) Drive SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain (-) The Tree of Life ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Artist (-) Michel Hazanavicius ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Moneyball (-) Steven Zaillian…

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Golden Globe Nominee Reactions

The best reaction, was the first reaction … “”Best Motion Picture, Drama … Rampart opens January 27, but I don’t see it on the list here. There’s a lot of things left off the list here, I just wanna say …” – Woody Harrelson, reading the list of nominees for Best Motion Picture, Drama – which…

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The 69th Golden Globes Nominees

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA a. THE DESCENDANTS Sofia Vergara Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures b. THE HELP DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures c. HUGO Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures d. THE IDES OF MARCH Columbia Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Crystal City Entertainment; Sony Pictures…

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December 14, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards®. One hundred seven pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical…

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Nominations Announced for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor Awards Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) LOS ANGELES (Dec. 14, 2011)—Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2011 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for outstanding action performances…

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“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