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"Black Swan" Dances Atop Online Film Critics Society Nominations

27 December 2010 6:06 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" topped the Online Film Critics Society Nominations. The drama/thriller set in the ballet world starring Natalie Portman scored seven nods including Best Picture, Director (Aronofsky), Actress (Portman), Supporting Actress (Mila Kunis), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, and Editing.

"Black Swan" will compete with "Inception," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit," and "Winter's Bone" for Best Picture. Winners will be announced Monday, January 3, 2011.

Here's the complete list of nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Best Picture

Black Swan

Inception

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter's Bone

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Danny Boyle, 127 Hours

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, True Grit

David Fincher, The Social Network

Christopher Nolan, Inception

Best Lead Actor

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King's Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Edgar Ramírez, »

- Manny

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Online Film Critics Society Picks Nominees for 2010 Ofcs Awards

27 December 2010 12:17 PM, PST | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »

December 27, 2010 – The Online Film Critics Society (Ofcs), the international professional association of Internet-based film reviewers, has announced the nominations for its 2010 Ofcs Awards.

The award winners will be announced on January 3, 2011. The Ofcs is online at www.ofcs.org.

The nominees for the 2010 Ofcs Awards are:

Best Picture

Black Swan

Inception

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

Best Director

Darren AronofskyBlack Swan

Danny Boyle — 127 Hours

Joel Coen & Ethan CoenTrue Grit

David FincherThe Social Network

Christopher NolanInception

Best Actor

Jeff BridgesTrue Grit

Jesse EisenbergThe Social Network

Colin Firth — The King’s Speech

James Franco — 127 Hours

Ryan Gosling — Blue Valentine

Edgar Ramírez — Carlos

Best Actress

Annette BeningThe Kids Are All Right

Kim Hye-ja — Mother

Nicole KidmanRabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence — Winter’s Bone

Natalie PortmanBlack Swan

Best Supporting Actor

Christian BaleThe Fighter

Andrew GarfieldThe Social Network

John Hawkes »

- Eric M. Armstrong

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2010 Online Film Critics Society: Award Nominees

27 December 2010 10:21 AM, PST | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The Online Film Critics Society — to which Bad Lit belongs — has released today their nominees for their 2010 Awards. Nominees were chosen by members during a first round of voting. Now, the members have to go back and pick the winners from the below list. Winners will be announced on Jan. 3.

So, now I’m off to go vote and I’ll post the winners up next year! (You can see a full list of Ofcs members who will also be voting here.)

Best Picture

Black Swan

Inception

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky (-) Black Swan

Danny Boyle (-) 127 Hours

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (-) True Grit

David Fincher (-) The Social Network

Christopher Nolan (-) Inception

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges (-) True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg (-) The Social Network

Colin Firth (-) The King’s Speech

James Franco (-) 127 Hours »

- Mike Everleth

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The 10 Most Beautiful Films of 2010

26 December 2010 8:56 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I hope everyone here had a happy holiday break! I had the chance to finally sit back, relax aimlessly for a few days, and take in some Netflix Watch Instantly films that I wouldn’t get to during the normal course of events. One such film was Sweetgrass [1], which guest Matt Singer discussed on a previous episode of the /Filmcast [2]. As I watched, I was struck with the film’s breathtaking beauty, and I realized that there’ve been some great-looking films this past year. Here are what I consider to be the 10 most beautiful films of 2010. There’s no grand unifying theory to this list, other than that these are movies I personally really enjoyed looking at for one reason or another. They are presented in no particular order. Oh, and tune in on Tuesday night at 9 Pm Est at slashfilm’s live page [3] to hear us countdown our »

- David Chen

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22nd Annual Chicago Film Critics Association Awards – My Final Votes

21 December 2010 6:44 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Social Network continues its pre-award season domination, adding Chicago as one of many cities that have given the film Best Picture.

Agreeing with Jeff Bayer’s philosophy that critics should be openly sharing what they think is best, especially with awards voting involved, below I am posting some of my own picks for my first time voting as a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. I am honored to have this voice, and am very open to sharing my own voting strategies with those who care to hear it. My comments concerning certain categories are below.

Nominees for the 22nd annual Chicago Film Critics Awards:

(My picks are in italics, the winners are in bold)

Picture: “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” “Winter’s Bone.”

Director: Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan,” David Fincher for “The Social Network,” Debra Granik “Winter’s Bone,” Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech, »

- Nick Allen

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"The Social Network" Named Best Picture by Chicago Film Critics Association

20 December 2010 2:52 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

David Fincher's "The Social Network" was the big winner at the 22nd Annual Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. The film won the top prize for Best Picture, David Fincher was awarded Best Director and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was cited for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Christopher Nolan's "Inception" also received multiple awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Natalie Portman scored her first critics award this year for Best Actress for "Black Swan." The Darren Aronofsky film also won Best Original Score.

I also liked that the Chicago Film Critics chose Hailee Steinfeld for Best Supporting Actress for her splendid performance in "True Grit."

Full list of nominees and winners (bolded):

Best Picture

Black Swan

Inception

The King.s Speech

The Social Network

Winter's Bone

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky--Black Swan

David Fincher--The Social Network

Debra Granik--Winter.s Bone

Tom Hooper--The King.s »

- Manny

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"The Social Network" Leads Chicago Film Critics Awards with 8 Nominations

19 December 2010 2:52 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

David Fincher's "The Social Network" continues to charm award-giving bodies on its merry way to Oscar glory. This time, the Facebook flick led the Chicago Film Critics Association awards with eight nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for Fincher, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

Winners will be announced on Monday, Dec. 20 at Chicago's Music Box Theatre. Let's see if "The Social Network" will beat "Black Swan," "Inception," "The King's Speech," and "Winter's Bone" for Best Picture.

Full list of nominees:

Best Picture

Black Swan

Inception

The King.s Speech

The Social Network

Winter's Bone

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky--Black Swan

David Fincher--The Social Network

Debra Granik--Winter.s Bone

Tom Hooper--The King.s Speech

Christopher Nolan--Inception

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges--True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg--The Social Network

Colin Firth--The King.s Speech

James Franco--127 Hours

Ryan Gosling »

- Manny

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Nominees for 22nd Annual Chicago Film Critics Awards

19 December 2010 10:20 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The city of Chicago will soon have its say on what was the best this year in film, as its Chicago Film Critics Association will announce the winners of its annual awards this Monday. To hold you over until then, here are the nominees.

At that time, I’ll post the winners when they are revealed, and discuss my own choices for this year’s awards. Yes, that’s right. They’ve given Nick Allen a voice. It’s my first year of voting. Be excited for me people.

Nominees for the 22nd annual Chicago Film Critics Awards:

Picture: “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” “Winter’s Bone.”

Director: Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan,” David Fincher for “The Social Network,” Debra Granik “Winter’s Bone,” Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech,” Christopher Nolan for “Inception.”

Actor: Jeff Bridges in “True Grit,” Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network, »

- Nick Allen

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‘The Social Network’ Impresses Chicago Film Critics

17 December 2010 11:02 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

David Fincher’s The Social Network received eight nomination from the Chicago Film Critics Association, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Best Supporting Actor (Andrew Garfield), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). Fincher’s film continues to lead the award season but what’s different here is that Chicago is the first to award the Coen brothers’ True Grit some major nominations, with six in total.

The winners will be announced on Monday, Dec. 20. See all the nominees after the jump.

Best Picture

Black Swan

Inception

The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Winter’s Bone

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

David Fincher, The Social Network

Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone

Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan, Inception

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Best Actress

Annette Bening, »

- Ricky

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Chicago Film Critics hail 'Social Network'

17 December 2010 12:03 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

David Fincher’s The Social Network received eight nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Best Supporting Actor (Andrew Garfield), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). Four other films, including the Coen brothers’ True Grit, received six nominations each. The winners will be announced on Monday, Dec. 20. See all the nominees after the jump.

Best Picture

Black Swan

Inception

The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Winter’s Bone

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

David Fincher, The Social Network

Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone

Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Chicago Crix Deliver Nominations

17 December 2010 10:19 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Chicago Film Critics Association has released its nominations, covering many of the usual suspects who've lined other awards lists. Here is the list of nominees: Best Picture Black Swan Inception The King’s Speech The Social Network Winter’s Bone Best Director Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan David Fincher, The Social Network Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech Christopher Nolan, Inception Best Actor Jeff Bridges, True Grit 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 Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone Lesley Manville, Another Year Natalie Portman, Black Swan Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale, The Fighter Andrew Garfield, The Social Network John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams, »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Film News: ‘The Social Network’ Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations

17 December 2010 4:00 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – David Fincher’s “The Social Network” leads the 2010 nominations of the Chicago Film Critics Association with eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. “Black Swan,” “The King’s Speech,” “True Grit,” and “Winter’s Bone” tied for the second most nominations with six apiece.

Best Director and Best Picture matched five-for-five with Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech,” David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” and Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone” all earning nominations for the big prize and their individual filmmakers.

Blue Valentine” co-stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams may have been surprisingly snubbed this week by the Screen Actors Guild but they were both nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress by the Chicago Film Critics Association. Gosling will compete with Jeff Bridges (“True Grit”), Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”), Colin Firth »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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San Diego Critics Puts the Chill on "The Social Network," Picks "Winters Bone" For Best Film!

15 December 2010 10:03 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" topped the San Diego Critics Association's annual awards, putting the brakes on "The Social Network's" full victory sweep among critics awards.

"Winter's Bone" also won Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence, and Best Supporting Actor for John Hawkes. It's interesting to note that the San Diego Critics picked out-of-vogue winners such as Colin Farrell for Best Actor for "Ondine" (check out my interview with the actor for the film), and Lesley Manville for Best Supporting Actress for "Another Year." Yet, went with the safer "Toy Story 3" for Best Animated Feature.

Here's the full list of nominees and winners (highlighted):

Best Film:

Black Swan

Inception

The Fighter

The King.s Speech

The Social Network

Winter.s Bone

Best Director:

Christopher Nolan, Inception

Danny Boyle, 127 Hours

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

David Fincher, The Social Network

Debra Granik, Winter.s Bone

Best Actress:

Carey Mulligan, Never Let Me Go

Jennifer Lawrence, »

- Manny

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Vote for the 4th Annual Splatcademy Awards

14 December 2010 1:33 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Forget the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Emmys, and all those other mainstream awards shows. What we have here are the 4th Annual Splatcademy Awards celebrating the very best films, actors, and moments the horror genre had to offer in 2010. Where else do breasts get their own category?!?

Below are the nominees and the podcasts sponsoring them. Click here or on the below graphic to cast your vote, and be sure to head back to DeadLantern.com on February 28th, 2011, for Splattercast #218, when the winners will be announced.

Good luck to all the nominees - and quite a worth group they are!

Best Film presented by Cadaver Lab

* Dark and Stormy Night

* Frozen

* The Human Centipede

* Let Me In

* Piranha 3D

* Rec 2

* A Serbian Film

* Shutter Island

* Splice

* The Wolfman

Best Director presented by Horror Etc.

* Vincenzo Natali, Splice

* Adam Green, Frozen

* Srdjan Spasojevic, A Serbian Film

* Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza, »

- The Woman In Black

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Books of the year

27 November 2010 4:24 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jonathan Franzen's family epic, a new collection from Seamus Heaney, Philip Larkin's love letters, a memoir centred on tiny Japanese sculptures ... which books most excited our writers this year?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In Red Dust Road (Picador) Jackie Kay writes lucidly and honestly about being the adopted black daughter of white parents, about searching for her white birth mother and Nigerian birth father, and about the many layers of identity. She has a rare ability to portray sentiment with absolutely no sentimentality. Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns (Random House) is a fresh and wonderful history of African-American migration. Chang-rae Lee's The Surrendered (Little, Brown) is a grave, beautiful novel about people who experienced the Korean war and the war's legacy. And David Remnick's The Bridge (Picador) is a thorough and well-written biography of Barack Obama. The many Americans who believe invented biographical details about Obama would do well to read it. »

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"Lost and Found" Footage and Other Discoveries This Week on DVD

23 November 2010 6:44 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

"America Lost & Found: The Bbs Story" (1968-1972)

Released by Criterion Collection

A set of seven films that's as diverse and wild as the era in which they were born, Criterion's reassembly of Bbs Studios' run from 1968 through 1972 boasts influential hits like "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "King of Marvin Gardens" and obscurities like Jack Nicholson's directorial debut "Drive, He Said" and Henry Jaglom's "A Safe Place" that have never been on DVD before. New interviews, vintage documentaries and much more from directors Bob Rafelson, Peter Bogdanovich (whose "Last Picture Show" is also included), Nicholson and the late Dennis Hopper highlight a collection that doubles as a history of when there was a changing of the guard in American cinema.

"Countdown to Zero" (2010)

Directed by Lucy Walker

Released by Magnolia Home Entertainment

This "scareumentary," as our own Alison Willmore termed it in her review, reunites Participant Media and »

- Stephen Saito

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2011 Oscar Predictions Update: ‘The Social Network’ Gaining Ground

17 October 2010 7:27 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The biggest development since my last set of Oscar predictions is the successful release of David Fincher‘s The Social Network. It made an impressive statement at the box-office by winning two straight weekends, while also earning unanimous approval from critics. I already had the film and Fincher topping their respective categories, so the major moves being made on my board are by the actors. Jesse Eisenberg‘s meticulous portrayal puts him in the thick of the Best Actor race, and co-stars Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake have cemented themselves as formidable contenders in the Best Supporting Actor category.

I have personally had the pleasure of seeing both Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan and Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours this week. Neither film is inherently Oscar-friendly by any means, but I still think they will both end up with Best Picture nods. Natalie Portman and James Franco are heavy favorites in their respective lead categories, »

- Danny King

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2011 Oscar Predictions [Post-Festival Update]

20 September 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The three major fall festivals have wrapped up, giving me an ideal opportunity to update my Oscar predictions. Over the course of the past month or so, both Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours and Tom Hooper‘s The King’s Speech – which just won the audience award at Toronto – have received acclaim from almost all corners. Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan certainly lived up to its expectations, but its controversial territory makes it a question mark outside of Natalie Portman‘s firm status in the Best Actress category.

Nigel Cole‘s Made in Dagenham hasn’t made quite as much buzz as the aforementioned films, but the response to it has been steadily positive, especially with respect to lead actress Sally Hawkins. As you’ll recall, she was denied a nomination for her work in Happy-Go-Lucky, and that fact may help her end up on the right side of the coin this time around. »

- Danny King

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[DVD Review] Wall Street (Insider Trading Edition)

17 September 2010 7:05 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Tempestuous as he may be, Oliver Stone has been and will remain a key American director, rooted in our country’s troubles and triumphs, cutting his swath with an occasionally dull but typically pointed edge. Many have bashed Stone when he geared up to direct Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – perhaps unfairly. His 1987 film Wall Street, preserved in yet another re-release, is a landmark, an aggressive, influential look at 1980s marketplace cynicism writ large. And much like this DVD, the film’s subject matter, while feeling very close to home, is in need of an update, a more current look at today’s grim economic times. The Insider Trading Edition claims to offer new extras but as you’ll find in the course of this review, the special features are truly baffling, fluff replacing the actually insightful extras of the 20th Anniversary edition. This DVD is a cash-in, pure and simple, »

- Mark Zhuravsky

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Film Review: Julia Roberts Learns How to ‘Eat Pray Love’

13 August 2010 1:32 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Chicago – Despite its flaws, the often-beautiful “Eat Pray Love,” starring Julia Roberts, works because it refuses to talk down to its audience. This is the rare “chick flick” that treats its demographic with respect, never becoming the sentimental or manipulative dreck that so many other filmmakers would have delivered from Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoirs.

As all adapters of first-person memoirs do, Ryan Murphy and co-writer Jennifer Salt faced an uphill battle when they attempted to translate expressed inner thoughts into external behavior. In written form, Gilbert was able to directly convey the feelings and experiences of the year abroad in which she learned to “Eat Pray Love.” With the narration gone, Murphy must translate those experiences and feelings into the actions of his lead, a few bits of self-help dialogue, and a nice monologue here and there.

Read Brian Tallerico’s full review of “Eat Pray Love” in our reviews section. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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