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Tracking the Oscars: Best Picture

The Oscar nominations will be announced February 2, 2010, which gives us just over a month to make our final predictions. By now every major contender has received a theatrical release. Reviews are in, precursors are being handed out, and the Oscar speculation is about to peak. The Oscar predictions for Best Picture have been [...]

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Oklahoma Gives More Love to ‘The Hurt Locker’

The precursors are continuing to stack up with the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle throwing their support behind The Hurt Locker. Full precursor and awards coverage will continue after Christmas with a sweeping predictions update. Until then, enjoy your Holiday! Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award Winners 2009 Best Film of 2009 The Hurt Locker Runners-Up: Up [...]

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Chicago Film Critics Go for ‘The Hurt Locker’

The showdown continues with The Hurt Locker getting right back in the spotlight with a win from the Chicago critics. Check out the results below. Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2009 BEST PICTURE The Hurt Locker BEST DIRECTOR Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker BEST ACTOR Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker BEST ACTRESS Carey [...]

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Satellite Awards 2009

Finally an awards body went for something a little different than the rest of the crowd. And finally, Michael Stuhlbarg got some props. It’s looking less and less likely that his fantastic performance in A Serious Man is going to be recognized with an Oscar nod. They also went with an outside the box pick [...]

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Houston Film Critics Awards 2009

Earlier we heard from Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, now it’s time for the other batch of Texan film critics. Just like practically everybody else, they’ve got love for The Hurt Locker. Houston Film Critics Awards 2009 Best Picture The Hurt Locker Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

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Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees 2009

Once again, the predictions weren’t too much of a shocker. Inglourious Basterds, Precious, and Up in the Air lead the pack with three nominations a piece. Check out the nominations and how I did below: Screen Actors Guild Nominees 2009 Best Ensemble Cast An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Nine Precious How I Did: [...]

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SAG Nomination Predictions 2009

The Screen Actors Guild Nominations will be announced in a few hours, so it’s time to make some predictions. The SAGs are known to throw some kinks in the acting races and their Best Ensemble Acting category has always been one of the best precursors for the Best Picture Oscar. View my full predictions after [...]

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Austin Film Critics Association Awards 2009

The Austin Film Critics revealed their awards today as well as their top 10 film of the year and the decade. No 2009 films made it into their top 10 of the decade. Their support this year goes to The Hurt Locker. Austin Film Critics Awards 2009 Best Film The Hurt Locker Best Director Kathryn [...]

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Golden Globe Nominations and Analysis 2009

I meant to have this up a lot earlier, but alas…technology. Anyway, the Globes did not shake too much up with their announcement. If anything it tightened the race between Up in the Air and The Hurt Locker. Check out the results with my analysis. Golden Globe Nominations 2009 BEST MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA) Avatar The [...]

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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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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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Of the Day – Episode 14 – 11.12.09

Read of the Day: indieWIRE has compiled a list of the biggest Oscar snubs of the aughts. Definitely agree with Uma Thurman’s Kill Bill performance, United 93 for Best Picture and Paul Giamatti for American Splendor and Sideways performances. [indieWIRE] News of the Day: Martin Scorcese will be receiving the Cecil B. Demille Award at [...]

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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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Are American Audiences Really Stupid?

Over the weekend, two articles from well-respected film critics have come out that point out the dumbing down of the American movie audience. In the first, Roger Ebert points out the fact that the intelligent movie-going audience is getting older and the youth in America seem unable to escape the “groupthink” mindset – choosing films [...]

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Bruno Beats Off All Competition

Apologies for the incredibly inappropriate headline, but I couldn’t resist. Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno opens with a narrow victory over Ice Age 3 this week with an impressive $30.4 million. Perhaps this means Cohen will drop character and start doing public appearances as himself? The Hurt Locker added 51 screens this week and thus increased [...]

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News and Links: Independence Weekend Wrap

Well, I’m back from a long, peaceful weekend at the cabin and I come back to more news than I can handle. There were 804 new items on my RSS feed. After a quick scan through, here are the highlights: Movie News: Variety reports that an adaptation of the TV show starring William Shatner “TJ [...]

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