The precursor buzz has been quiet as of late, but this week they are going to get loud once again. The major guilds announce their nominees this week and some bodies that had only previously announced nominees will announce their winners. Not to mention there are only two weeks until the Golden Globe awards, less than two weeks until the Critics Choice Awards, and less than three weeks until the SAG awards. That means the televised awards season begins very soon.
The latest big award announcement comes from the National Society of Film Critics who announced their award winners in a ceremony tonight. Like many awards bodies before them, the NSFC was feeling Kathryn Bigelow’s dramatic film The Hurt Locker, naming it the best picture of the year and naming Bigelow the best director. The film’s star, Jeremy Renner, also took home the best acting prize.
Other winners of the day are French actress Yolande Moreau who takes home her second precursor award for Best Actress. I have a feeling the L.A. critics had some influence on the NSFC and this win doesn’t necessarily make her a contender for the Best Actress Oscar. Also, I’m glad to see the Coen Brothers get some attention for the excellent screenplay of their film A Serious Man.
Check out the entire list of winners after the jump.
National Society of Film Critics Awards 2010
The Hurt Locker
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Yolande Moreau, Seraphine
Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds, and Paul Schneider, Bright Star (tie)
Best Supporting Actress
Moâ€™Nique, Precious: Based on the novel â€˜Pushâ€™ by Sapphire
Joel and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Best Foreign-Language Film
Best Non-Fiction Film
The Beaches of Agnes
Christian Berger, The White Ribbon
Best Production Design
Nelson Lowry, Fantastic Mr. Fox
– Restoration of Rashomon
Academy Film Archive and National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, as well as Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.
– Bruce Posner for his restoration of Manhatta
– Treasures of American FIlm Vol. 4 (Avant Garde 1947 – 1986)
– Warner Archive Collection
– UCLA Film & Television Archive for the restoration of The Red Shoes
6) Kino International, Avant Garde Vol 3. Experimental Cinema 1922 – 1954