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Of the Weekend – 02.05-07.10

Read of the Day: The New York Times piece gathers real soldiers’ reactions from The Hurt Locker. They run the gamut from major praise to complete offense. [The New York Times] News of the Day: Up in the Air wins the USC Scripter Award. Does this cement its Best Adapted Screenplay win? I thought it […]

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Bigelow Becomes First Female DGA Winner

The Hurt Locker continues its push towards a 2010 Best Picture win with another major precursor award. Kathryn Bigelow has become the first female director ever to win the Best Director of a Feature Film Award from the Directors Guild of America. Bigelow beats out her ex-husband, James Cameron for Avatar, Lee Daniels for Precious, […]

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‘The Hurt Locker’ Wins PGA Award

The Producers Guild of America has given The Hurt Locker more momentum towards a Best Picture win at this year’s Oscars. The guild has awarded their top prize to Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war film, increasing its momentum after it won the Critics Choice Award last weekend and wracked up a massive amount of precursors. This […]

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BAFTA Shows Love for ‘An Education’

Unsurprisingly, the British Academy Film Awards have shown a lot of love to some of their countrymen. An Education, which is directed by Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig, but produced in England, lead the 2010 BAFTA nominations, which were announced early this morning. An Education received 7 nominations including for its previous Awards hopefuls Carey Mulligan […]

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TRACKING THE OSCARS: Sounding Off on the Nominees

One of my observations from the weekend’s Critics Choice and Golden Globe nominations is that Nine no longer stands a chance in many of the major Oscar categories, but what about the tech categories? Musicals have long been an Academy favorite for their cinematography and art direction. However, one category has been unfairly skewed in […]

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Golden Globe Predictions 2010

Several hours from now the stars will be seated for one of the biggest Awards ceremonies of the night and Ricky Gervais will be ready to insult them. I’m really hoping that Gervais pulls no punches tonight and remains as hilarious as he’s been in his brief Awards show appearances of the past. The Globes […]

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10 Observations from the 2010 Critics Choice Awards

Time for one last post about the Critics Choice Awards. I’ve divided my observations in “yays” – things I approve of, “boos” – things I dislike, and “considers” – things to consider about the awards race going forward. 1) YAY – Michael Giacchino wins Best Score. It wasn’t presented during the broadcast, but brilliant composer […]

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Critics Choice Awards Winners 2010

The Critics Choice Awards have come and gone without too much of a fuss. It feels great to be back in Awards telecast mode even though the CC Awards are about as low-key as awards shows get. I missed most of the ceremony, but I caught up with the list of winners so I can […]

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2010 Critics Choice Awards Predictions

The Broadcast Film Critics Association reveals their winners tonight in the first major awards ceremony of the season. Personally I’m looking forward to the Critics Choice Awards a lot more than I am the Golden Globes. The Critics’ Choice Awards tends less about starpower and more about honoring the best films of the year. Shocking […]

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Golden Globes Starhump Their Way Into Idiocy

For as much as I love the Golden Globes, I hate the Golden Globes. The notorious starf***ers of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association often overlook talent in favor of star power and fill their ceremony with “what’s hip” rather than “what’s great.” For this year’s ceremony they aim to increase their ratings by 10 percent, […]

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2009 IN REVIEW: Top 10 Films

Creating an annual top ten list is really a high pressure endeavor. Many of the films listed below I have only seen once and although they made a great initial impression on me, it’s hard to know if they have lasting power. Usually I re-assess my top ten list in June/July of the following year […]

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