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I'm not entirely sure how, but it would seem that New Year's Eve 2012, at least when it comes to movie news, it's all about remembering some of the best film soundtracks of the year. It began earlier when I posted my top 10 list for the Best Movie Music Moments of 2012, and then, just a little while later, we found an awesome Django Unchained soundtrack commentary from writer/director Quentin Tarantino. And now The Weinstein Company is expanding their Oscar campaign for Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master by releasing previously unheard versions of Jonny Greenwood tracks from the film's score. In total the studio has released nine songs, with two of them repeating twice, and while all of them eventually made it on to the final soundtrack, it's interesting to listen to the different versions. To listen to the music, just head over to The Weinstein Company's award site. Greenwood, »
There’s no doubt that the year in cinema has delivered some stellar scores and soundtracks and today we’ve a variation on two of the best. We’ve already featured Jonny Greenwood‘s released score for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master, but now, as awards season is in full swing, The Weinstein Company has went ahead and made [...] »
- Jordan Raup
So, you've seen Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" once or twice, maybe even three times, and you're still unraveling the mysteries. Well, it looks like there is even more to uncover from the movie as the complete score by Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood has made its way online. The Weinstein Company has posted it over at their awards site for the film. And while it contains all of the pieces that appeared on the official soundtrack, there is much more as well including, most notably, a second version of "Able Bodied Seamen" running over six-minutes long, six "Overtones" as well and a few more bits and bobs. It's another way to go down the rabbit hole of the movie all over again. (But oddly enough, "Atomic Healer" features on the official release, but not here). Here's hoping we get an expanded reissue of the score, but until then, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
I have to say that it’s been a particularly great year for film scores. Not only did we see the return of established staples such as John Williams, Danny Elfman, and Thomas Newman, but we were treated to some strong new talent like Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin and Heather McIntosh. I had a difficult time solidifying this top ten, and an even more impossible time with my top five, of which all could have been my number one. Anyway, enough introduction and here’s my top ten film scores of 2012.
Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, also wearing the directorial cap on this picture, teamed up to deliver what I consider to be the best score of the year, brimming with compositions that celebrate the genuine wonder of life while at the same time never losing sight of the »
- Jeremy Caesar
Life of Pi, The Master, Zero Dark Thirty: Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Editing front-runners [See previous post: "Searching for Sugar Man Tops Best Documentary Category."] Life of Pi, The Master, and Zero Dark Thirty are the leads in, respectively, the Best Cinematography, Best Music, and Best Editing categories this movie awards season. Life of Pi‘s Claudio Miranda has a total of seven wins; The Master‘s Jonny Greenwood has three, and Zero Dark Thirty‘s William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor have four. Additionally, Goldenberg has three [...] »
- Anna Robinson
Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" has been voted Best Film by the 2012 Indiewire year-end critics' poll. A broad sampling of print and online critics--about 200-- participated, including Toh's Anne Thompson, Indiewire's Eric Kohn, Alison Wilmore and Matt Singer, The New Yorker's Richard Brody and former L.A. Weekly critic Karina Longworth. Full list below. 2012 Indiewire Year-End Critics Poll results: Best Screenplay: "Lincoln" (Tony Kushner) Best First Feature: "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (Benh Zeitlin) Best Undistributed Film: "Sun Don't Shine" (Amy Seimetz) Best Original Score or Soundtrack: "The Master" (Jonny Greenwood) Best Documentary: "This Is Not a Film" (Jafar Panahi) Best Film: "Holy Motors" (Leos Carax) Best Director: "Zero Dark Thirty" (Kathryn Bigelow) Best Performance: "Holy Motors" (Denis Levant) Best Supporting »
- Beth Hanna
Few had a better breakout year than Frank Ocean. His album Channel Orange cracked many publications’ “Best of” list, he performed on Saturday Night Live, covered Radiohead and wrote a song for Django Unchained (which ultimately didn’t make the soundtrack, but director Quentin Tarantino called “fantastic”). So what’s left to do in 2013? “I do think – it would be fucking legendary if I just made Channel Orange last year, then put out a best-selling novel next year, then, you know, designed an arena in Stockholm in 2014! I don’t know!” Ocean said in an interview Guardian. The singer facetiously »
Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" won big at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards taking home the Best Picture, Director, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Original Screeplay, and Editing trophies. Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" also did well winning Best Supporting Actor (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Cinematography, and Score. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" won Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. For all the other winners/nominees of this Awards Season, click here:
*** Zero Dark Thirty
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
*** Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" led the pack, scoring 10 nominations at the Chicago Film Critics Awards. Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" followed with 9 nods. Both movies will compete with Ben Affleck's "Argo," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" for the Best Picture of the Year.
Here's the complete list of nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Awards. For a full list of winners/nominees this Awards Season, click here:
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" danced atop the 17th Annual Satellite Awards winning Best Picture, Editing, Director, Actor (Bradley Cooper), and Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). In the supporting acting categories, Anne Hathaway took home the Best Supporting Actress award for "Les Miserables," while Javier Bardem won Best Supporting Actor for playing the big bad in "Skyfall."
Winners were announced Sunday, Dec. 16, at the InterContinental Hotel at Century City in Los Angeles.
Here's the complete winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 17th Annual Satellite Awards (for a complete list of Awards Season winners/nominees, click here):
Kim Ki-duk -- Pieta Drafthouse Films
Steven Spielberg -- »
Chicago – Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” opening locally on January 4th but screened early for critics, was the big winner for the Chicago Film Critics Association in 2012, winning Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing. It was closely followed by the year’s most-nominated film, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” which won Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Score. Other 2012 winners include “Lincoln” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with two a piece and “Amour,” “The Invisible War,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” and “Paranorman” each taking one.
Photo credit: Sony
Best Picture: “Zero Dark Thirty”
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Chicago – Paul Thomas Anderson’s divisive “The Master” led the 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association nominees on Friday morning with a stunning ten. Not only was the film nominated for Best Picture and Anderson nominated for directing and writing it but Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams were nominated for their performances. Close behind “The Master” was “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with nine nominations, including a remarkable Four for Benh Zeitlin alone (for Director, Screenplay, Score, and Promising Filmmaker). Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” folowed with eight nods a piece and the two-fer of Picture and Director. The full list is below and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 17, 2012.
Photo credit: The Weinstein Company
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• Lincoln gets seven nominations
Steven Spielberg's presidential drama Lincoln leads the field at this year's Golden Globe nominations with seven nods, including best director, best drama and best actor. Ben Affleck's Argo and Quentin Tarantino's much-acclaimed Django Unchained are hot on its heels with five, while Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty follow with four apiece.
Both Judi Dench and Maggie Smith have acting nods – the former for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which also is up for best comedy or musical; the later for her role in Quartet. Helen Mirren is nominated best actress for Hitchcock, that film's sole mention. »
- Catherine Shoard
With all the awards attention that Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty has been getting, it’s rather refreshing to see critics choose different winners for Best Picture. That’s exactly what critics from San Diego and Las Vegas have done, picking Argo and Life of Pi, respectively, as the Best Films of 2012.
Apparently each group Really liked their Best Picture winners. San Diego critics also gave Argo awards for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Editing. Las Vegas Critics also gave Life of Pi Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Score, and the Youth in Film award.
Could we be seeing the end of Zero Dark Thirty‘s reign already? After the Screen Actors Guild nominations this morning, I’m having doubts about its Best Picture chances. For 17 years, SAG has been giving out its Best Cast in a Motion Picture award, with only one instance »
- Jeff Beck
It is interesting to note that the San Diego Film Critics also showered the underrated "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" giving the Best Supporting Actress honor to Emma Watson and best ensemble for the cast.
Here's the full list of nominations and winners (highlighted):
Best Film .
Best Director .
Ang Lee, Life Of Pi
Best Actress .
Best Actor .
*** Daniel Day-Lewis, »
Daytime Emmy winning producer Paul Rauch dies at age 78: "Daytime Emmy winner Paul Rauch, executive producer of daytime dramas 'Another World,' 'Santa Barbara,' 'One Life to Live,' 'Guiding Light' and 'The Young and the Restless,' died Sunday. He was 78, and reports of his death on websites devoted to soap operas described him as legendary. Rauch won two Daytime Emmys, sharing one for 'Another World' in 1976 and another for outstanding children's special for 'Run the Wild Fields' in 2001. He was nominated for a total of eight Daytime Emmys, most recently in 2011 for 'The Young and the Restless.'" Variety 104 scores eligible for Oscar consideration: "The list includes Jonny Greenwood ('The Master'), whose efforts in a previous Paul Thomas Anderson film, 'There Will Be Blood,' were disallowed per Academy rules. 'To be eligible, the original »
After showering "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables" with multiple nominations, in the end, the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics honored Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" with Best Film and Director. "Lincoln" received the Best Actor trophy for Daniel Day-Lewis while "Les Miserables" won Best Acting Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.
Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (Wafca) Awards:
*** Zero Dark Thirty
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
*** Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
A pair of likely Oscar best picture nominees, "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables," are the leading nominees for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" racked up 13 nominations, a record number in the 18-year history of the awards. It's up for best picture, best director and four acting awards (Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and best ensemble), along with a host of technical honors.
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards will air Jan. 10 on The CW. The complete list of nominees is below.
Daniel Day-Lewis - »
As a member of the Bfca (Broadcast Film Critics Association) I vote in the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. I’ll be releasing my official ballot later, but for now, here are the nominations. Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013.
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Supporting Actor
- Jeff Bayer
There are a lot of kids’ tables at the Critics’ Choice Film Awards.
By that, I mean there is literally a children’s category among the contenders — best young actor/actress — which separates Quvenzhané Wallis of Beasts of the Southern Wild, who is also nominated in the overall lead actress category, from her adult peers.
And there are also separate “kids’ table”-type groups for not only comedies (which the Golden Globes does, too) but action and sci-fi/horror movies, which isolates those projects and actors from contention in the traditional, non-genre categories. The group also includes a “best ensemble »
- Anthony Breznican
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