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Boston and New York Online Close Out the Sweep

December 9, 2012 Leave a comment


While the LAFCA has helped spread the wealth in California, Boston and the rest of New York have continued their enduring love for “Zero Dark Thirty.” On behalf of all those on the outside looking in on this supposed gem, I must say that it has a lot to live up to at this point.

One thing that today has definitely told us is that Best Actress is going to me closer and any of us could have imagined. A month ago, people proclaimed it was signed, sealed and delivered for Jennifer Lawrence. Despite pulling out a tie on the west coast, she hasn’t been much of a factor on the critical front. Jessica Chastain has had much of the buzz, and today, Emmanuelle Riva pretty much ran the table for her work in Michael Hanecke’s “Amour” Previously, I wasn’t sure if the aging actress would have enough support to even gain a nomination, but as of this point, there’s certainly no question. If it wasn’t for the tendency of the male side of the Academy to vote from below the waste, she might have had a decent shot at winning.


A very surprising development that has continued today has been Christoph Waltz gaining momentum for his supporting role for “Django Unchained.” While DiCaprio’s performance is certainly the showier one that will generate much more support in the Academy, this certainly isn’t the course that many expected this category to take.

Now while I must applaud the originality and diversity of some of Boston’s choices, some of them, I’m not sure to take this “Perks of Being a Wallflower” love with a grain of salt. The film has an outside shot at a Best Adapted Screenplay nod. However, many of these young actors just haven’t paid their dues yet in the Academy’s eyes. Emma Watson has a lot of room to grow before she escapes from the “Harry Potter” shadow.

Here’s the full list of winners from both parties:


BEST PICTURE: “Zero Dark Thirty”
runner-up: “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Amour”

BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”
runner-up: Paul Thomas Anderson – “The Master”

BEST LEADING ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
runner-up: Denis Lavant – “Holy Motors”

BEST LEADING ACTRESS: Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”
runner-up: Deanie Yip – “A Simple Life”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Ezra Miller – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
runner-up: Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sally Field – “Lincoln”
runner-up: Emma Watson – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: “Seven Psychopaths”
runner-up: “Moonrise Kingdom”

runner-up: “Moonrise Kingdom”

BEST BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER: David France – “How to Survive a Plague”
runner-up: Benh Zeitlin – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

BEST ANIMATED FILM: “Frankenweenie”
runner-up: “ParaNorman”

BEST DOCUMENTARY: “How to Survive a Plague”
runner-up: “The Queen of Versailles”

runner-up: “Life of Pi” and “Moonrise Kingdom”

BEST EDITING: “Zero Dark Thirty”
runner-up: “Argo”

BEST USE OF MUSIC: “Moonrise Kingdom”
runner-up: “Django Unchained”


BEST PICTURE: “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”

BEST LEADING ACTRESS: Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”

BEST SCREENPLAY: “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Quvenzhane Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR: Benh Zeitlin – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”


BEST DOCUMENTARY: “The Central Park Five”


Boston Society of Film Critics Announces Winners – LIVE

December 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Well I’m stuck at AMC River East waiting for TGWTDT passes to be issued so I’m gonna be doing some mobile blogging. This should be interesting.

The BSFC winners are as follows:

BEST PICTURE: “The Artist”
runner-up: “Hugo” and “Margaret”

BEST DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese – “Hugo”
runner-up: Michael Hazavanicius – “The Artist”

BEST ACTOR: Brad Pitt – “Moneyball”
runner-up: George Clooney – “The Descendants” AND Michael Fassbender – “Shame”

BEST ACTRESS: Michelle Williams – “My Week with Marilyn”
runner-up: ?

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Albert Brooks – “Drive”
runner-up: ?

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Melissa McCarthy – “Bridesmaids”
runner-up: Jeannie Berlin – “Margaret”

runner-up: “Margaret”

BEST SCREENPLAY: “Moneyball” by Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zallian
runner-up: “Margaret” by Kenneth Lonergan

runner-up: “Hugo”

BEST EDITING: “The Clock” wtf??
runner-up: “Hugo”

BEST USE OF MUSIC: TIE: “The Artist” and “Drive”
Runner-Up: “The Descendants”

runner-up: “Bill Cunningham: New York”

BEST NEW FILMMAKER Sean Durkin for “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
runner up: JC Chandor for “Margin Call”

Boston Society of Film Critics Announce

December 12, 2010 Leave a comment

The BSFC, one of my favorite critics groups, just made a surprise announcement of their awards for the year. Guess who won? All of this love almost makes me feel guilty. Almost. It’s not necessarily a surprise win, but definitely a big win, as well, being that it defeated “The Fighter” which is all Boston, all day long. Definitely the highlight of these awards is Jesse Eisenberg’s huge win against Colin Firth. I’m still not convinced that he is a huge contender for the win. However, every day there is growing proof that his NBR win was no fluke. Also, I’m very happy that Juliette Lewis snagged this, even if it’s her only award of the season. As I highlighted in my review, she is a true standout.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Picture
The Social Network
Runner up: Toy Story 3

Best Actor
Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network
Runner up: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech (by one vote)

Best Actress
Natalie Portman for Black Swan
Runner up: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale for The Fighter
Runner Up: Andrew Garfield for The Social Network

Best Supporting Actress
Juliette Lewis for Conviction
Runner Up: Melissa Leo for The Fighter

Best Director
David Fincher for The Social Network
Runner up: Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan

Best Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
Runner up: Nicole Holofcener for Please Give

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins for True Grit
Runner Up: Matthew Libatique for Black Swan

Best Documentary
Runner up: Inside Job

Best Foreign-Language Film
Runner Up: I Am Love

Best Animated Film
Toy Story 3
Runner Up: The Illusionist

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer)
Andrew Weisblum for The Black Swan
Runner Up: Lee Smith for Inception

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy)
Jeff Malmberg for Marwencol
Runner Up: David Michod for Animal Kingdom

Best Ensemble Cast
The Fighter
Runner Up: The Kids Are All Right

Best Use of Music in a Film
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network
Runner Up: Carter Burwell for True Grit