The Broadcast Film Critics Association got the jump on most awards shows by handing out the Critics' Choice Movie Awards last night and continuing the congratulatory delirium of the latest awards season.
Who’s in? Who’s out? The Oscar nominees have now been announced and while the Academy did get a lot right, there were also some glaring omissions. The 3 biggest surprises: No Ben Affleck for Best Director. No John Hawkes for Best Actor. No Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Supporting Actor. What’s so shocking about those “snubs”- and every year there are the inevitable few- is that I would argue that all 3 of them could have WON the Oscar had they been nominated. Let’s take a closer look at the 6 main categories, both the nominees and the snubs, and what it all means…
A hush, pregnant with possibility, falls over the assembled online crowd, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the full list of nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.
Just a few hours from now, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln will almost find itself the subject of many an Academy Award nomination, but what of his next movie? Robopocalypse, a large-scale sci-fi adventure packed with solid actors that was meant to be the Bearded One's next movie, has been indefinitely halted at the behest of Spielberg himself.
Awards season, the longest season of the year, continues on. Today, the Directors Guild of America announced the five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2012, meaning that statistically, one of these five people will almost undoubtedly win the Best Director Oscar when the Academy Awards put an end to this season of pomp and circumstance.
No fewer than four new wide releases joined the competition for whatever cash moviegoers have laying around after Christmas shopping, but it was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that held on to the top spot like Smeagol clutching his precious or Gandalf holding his pipe.
As the only new wide release and the first event movie in theaters since The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, there was no doubt going into this weekend that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would be the biggest movie in the country. And that is, breaking a big December record but also debuting a bit lower than expected.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the full list of nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
Though the organization and the award have had their issues with legitimacy, the 70th Annual Golden Globes will once again uphold their status as a solid warm up for the Academy Awards. This is principally because, regardless of who wins or the legitimacy of the award, it's fun to see extraordinarily pretty people dress up.
The awards season winds are blowing up a gale today, and that gale is called Lincoln.
This morning, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced the not-insubstantial list of nominees for the 2012 Critics Choice Awards. Last year, The Artist won both the Critics Choice Award for Best Picture and the corresponding category at the Academy Awards, while the year before, The Social Network took top honors from the BFCA.
Well, here's something you don't see too often. Five weekends since its wide release, Skyfall has reclaimed the number one spot at the domestic box office after spending three consecutive weeks in the commercial shadow of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.