Dallas-Ft. Worth Critics Give a Rare Nod to ‘Biutiful’

Several films that were once thought to be major Oscar players have been essentially ignored this precursor season including Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Cannes favorite Biutiful. Not only has the film not received any major awards in the Best Picture categories, but its star, Javier Bardem, who was speculated to be a favorite for Best Actor after the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival has not received any precursor attention. The only category where the film seems to have any hope remaining is in Best Foreign Film as it is Mexico’s selection for the Oscar.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth critics seem to be supporting their effort as they have given the film its Best Foreign Film prize. In their other categories they follow the pack.

Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association
Awards 2010

Top Ten
1. The Social Network
2. The King`s Speech
3. Black Swan
4. 127 Hours
5. Winter’s Bone
6. Inception
7. The Fighter
8. True Grit
9. The Town
10. The Kids Are All Right

Best Picture
The Social Network

Best Director
David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor
James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Actress
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Screenplay
The Social Network

Best Foreign Film
Biutiful

Best Documentary
Waiting for Superman

Best Animated Film
Toy Story 3

Best Cinematography
127 Hours

Russell Smith Award
Winter’s Bone

[Source: Awards Daily]

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