Monday, December 13, 2010

OSCAR WATCH: Critics Choice Nominations

The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees today and it seems they loved "Black Swan". Some highbrow Oscar pundits disregard the Critics Choice Awards, but they are important. This where the Sandra Bullock freight train took off last year.

Best Picture
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Robert Duvall, Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Best Actress
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Noomi Rapace, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Sam Rockwell, Conviction
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, True Grit
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception

Best Young Actor
Elle Fanning, Somewhere
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Chloe Grace Moretz, Let Me In
Chloe Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let Me In
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Best Acting Ensemble
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
The Town

Best Original Screenplay
Another Year, Mike Leigh
Black Swan, Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin
The Fighter, Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception, Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech, David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay
127 Hours, Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
The Town, Ben Affleck, Peter Craig and Sheldon Turner
Toy Story 3, Michael Arndt
True Grit, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

Best Cinematography
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

Best Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

Best Editing
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The Social Network

Best Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The King’s Speech
True Grit

Best Makeup
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
True Grit

Best Visual Effects
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
Tron: Legacy

Best Sound
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

Best Action Movie
Inception
Kick-Ass
Red
The Town
Unstoppable

Best Comedy
Cyrus
Date Night
Easy A
Get Him to the Greek
I Love You Phillip Morris
The Other Guys

Best TV Movie
The Pacific
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack

Best Foreign Film
Biutiful
I Am Love
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Documentary Feature
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Restrepo
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Tillman Story
Waiting for Superman

Best Song
“I See the Light” – performed by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi/written by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, Tangled
“If I Rise” – performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong, 127 Hours
“Shine” – performed and written by John Legend, Waiting for Superman
“We Belong Together” – performed and written by Randy Newman, Toy Story 3
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me Yet” – performed by Cher/written by Diane Warren, Burlesque

Best Score
Clint Mansell, Black Swan
Hans Zimmer, Inception
Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Carter Burwell, True Grit

No Big Surprises here, except maybe for Best Picture, where "The Kids Are All Right" missed out on a nomination. Seems like Noomi Rapace has a legitimate campaign after all (see earlier post).

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