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Broadcast Film Critics Finally Give Support to ‘Nine’

The first of the major awards bodies to give out nominations to mainstream films announced an hour ago their nominees for 2009. The Broadcast Film Critics Association favored Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Rob Marshall’s Nine, giving each film ten nominations for their upcoming Critics Choice Awards, which are to be aired January 15 on […]

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New York Film Critics Online Go For ‘Avatar’

The last of today’s precursors are the New York Film Critics Online who release their results one day before the New York Film Critics Circle. Here are the results: New York Film Critics Online Awards 2009 BEST PICTURE Avatar (20th Century Fox) BEST 11 PICTURES (alphabetical) Adventureland (Miramax Films) Avatar (20th Century Fox) Fantastic Mr. […]

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Boston Society of Film Critics Loves ‘The Hurt Locker’

What others have been calling the “real” precursors begin this week with the announcements from the L.A. Critics, N.Y. Critics, and the Golden Globe nominations. First through the gate, however, are the awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics, which were announced today. The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow’s intense war drama, stole some momentum […]

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Women Film Critics Circle Reveals 2009 Awards

I always enjoy the Women’s Film Critic Circle for their unique twist on the Awards season. When I read the “Hall of Shame” it gives me a perspective that I never even thought of. Check out the complete awards below: Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2009 BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN (tie) Coco Before Chanel My […]

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Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Winners 2009

Another night and another precursor. Carey Mulligan and Up in the Air continue their strong run, winning their third and second major precursor award respectively. Carey Mulligan won the British Independent Film Awards earlier today after being selected as Best Actress by the National Board of Review on Thursday. Up in the Air also was […]

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British Independent Film Award Winners 2009

The Brits have rewarded their own in the independent film world and Duncan Jones’ Moon was the big winner. Here are the complete list of winners for the British Independent Film Awards (the winners are in [bold]): British Independent Film Award Winners 2009 BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM An Education Fish Tank In the Loop [Moon] […]

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International Documentary Association Awards 2009

Anvil! The Story of Anvil may not be eligible for any Oscars after it missed out on the Academy’s short list, but it’s definitely not short on love this awards season. The Sacha Gervais documentary about a Canadian metal band was the big story at the 2009 International Documentary Association Awards, winning best feature documentary […]

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National Board of Review Winners Announced

The National Board of Review Winners came pouring in as the first major precursor of the year. Up in the Air takes home the big prize, Precious got snubbed even from the top 10, Warner Bros. films dominated, and none of it means anything regarding this year’s awards race. National Board of Review Award Winners […]

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National Board of Review 2009 Predictions

Oh, the NBR. Every year bloggers and film writers across the internet complain about how much of a joke the National Board of Review is. Most of the voting members aren’t journalists or members of the filmmaking community, but film “enthusiasts” and students. The are one of the oldest Awards bodies and they began with […]

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Independent Film Spirit Award Nominations 2010

Of all of the major Awards precursors, the Spirit Awards are arguably the most unique. They largely differ in taste from the majority of Awards bodies, but are still considered a major precursor for the Oscars. They are ultimately looked to as a glimpse at what might be this year’s “surprise” nominations. Last year one […]

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Gotham Award Winners 2009 – ‘The Hurt Locker’ and ‘Food, Inc.’ Take Top Prizes

I have been tweeting the Gotham Award announcements throughout the night and the ceremony has just wrapped up. The ceremony featured some excellent presenters including Sam Rockwell, Patricia Clarkson, Meryl Streep, Oliver Platt, Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Anthony Mackie, Rosie Perez, and many more. On top of the main awards there were honorary awards given […]

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SAG Actors Praise Fellow Actors

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is able to skillfully balance joy and sadness with such delicacy. There is something about his smile, something light and deep, and, at the same time, there is also something about his eyes, sparkling and poetic. In the black-and-white sequence, his performance in “500 Days of Summer” is reminiscent of an old-fashioned movie […]

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Satellite Awards Announce 2009 Nominations

The Satellite Awards are given out by the International Press Academy, and unlike most precursors who desperately want to mimic the Oscars, these guys try their darndest to look like the Golden Globes. They were formerly known as the “Golden Satellites” and they seek to award the best that film has to offer while separating […]

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You Can Watch the Gotham Awards 2009

The 2009 Gotham Independent Film Awards will be presented via live webcast this Monday, November 30 at 7:30pm ET (4:30pm PT) on UStream. This is the first year this feature has been available as the Independent Filmmaker Project has teamed up with UStream to present its 30th Anniversary Awards. Nominees for this year’s best feature […]

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2009 British Independent Film Awards Nominations

British Independent Film Awards 2009 Nominations: BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM An Education Fish Tank In the Loop Moon Nowhere Boy BEST FOREIGN FILM Il Divo The Hurt Locker Let The Right One In Sin Nombre The Wrestler BEST DOCUMENTARY The Age of Stupid The End of The Line Mugabe and The White African Sons of […]

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First 2009 Precursor – Gotham Independent Awards

The Gotham Independent Awards don’t necessarily give films a huge boost, but it doesn’t hurt to get as many precursor nominations as you can. Last year, of the five nominees none went on to get nominated for Best Picture, but that is not always the case. In 2005 both Brokeback Mountain and Capote received Gotham […]

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