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68th Annual Golden Globe Nominations

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Well, here they are. Some good things and bad things. It appears that “The King’s Speech” leads with 7, while “The Social Network” and “The Fighter” in a close second with 6.

More later, but I leave you with this. Leave it to the HFPA to nominate one of the worst-reviewed and worst received films of the year for 3 awards including Best Picture for the sole reason that it has Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in it. I don’t know if it’s better to use that excuse, or to just say they have bad taste. Starfuckers, we salute you.

Best Picture, Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist

Best Director
David Fincher, The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

Best Actor, Drama
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Best Actress, Drama
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Actor, Musical/Comedy
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version

Best Actress, Musical/Comedy
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Emma Stone, Easy A
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

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

Best Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours

Best Original Score
Alexander Desplot – The King’s Speech
Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderalnd
A.R. Robin – 127 Hours
Trent Reznor – The Social Network
Hans Zimmer – Inception

Best Original Song
“You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me,” Burlesque
“Bound to you,” Burlesque
“Coming Home,” Country Strong
“I See The Light,” Tangled
“There’s a Place For Us,” Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Best Animated Film
Tangled
Toy Story 3
How To Train Your Dragon
Despicable Me
The Illusionist

Best Foreign-Language Film
I Am Love
Biutiful
The Concert
The Edge
In a Better World

Toronto Film Critics Association Announces

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Toronto has just announced not only a “Social Network” win, but more or less a complete sweep of their awards. One of the most interesting of these awards, and I believe the first of its kind, is the Best Supporting Actor Award going to Armie Hammer in his duel performance as the Winklevi. While I believe Andrew Garfield is the soul of the supporting roles in this film, it’s very nice to see Hammer get some recognition for such an energized and inspired performance.

Another big surprise is “How to Train Your Dragon” upheaving “Toy Story 3” in Best Animated Feature. “HTTYD” is an enjoyable and thrilling film, but “Toy Story 3” is one of the greatest animated achievements of all time, in my opinion. It deserves a sweep of that category as much as “The Social Network deserves its.

Here’s the full list of winners:

BEST PICTURE
“The Social Network”
R/U: “Black Swan” AND “Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives”

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher – “The Social Network”
R/U: Darren Aronofsky – “The Social Network” AND Christopher Nolan – “Inception”

BEST ACTOR
Jesse Eisenberg – “The Social Network”
R/U: Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech” AND James Franco – “127 Hours”

BEST ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence – “Winter’s Bone”
R/U: Natalie Portman – “Black Swan” AND Michelle Williams – “Blue Valentine”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Armie Hammer – “The Social Network”
R/U: Geoffrey Rush – “The King’s Speech” AND Christian Bale – “The Fighter”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hailee Steinfeld – “True Grit”
R/U: Amy Adams – “The Fighter” AND Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”

BEST SCREENPLAY
“The Social Network”
R/U: “The King’s Speech” AND “True Grit”

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“Exit Through the Gift Shop”
R/U: “Get Low” AND “Monsters”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“How to Train Your Dragon”
R/U: “Despicable Me” AND “Toy Story 3”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Exit Through the Gift Shop”
R/U: “Inside Job” AND “Marwencol”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”
R/U: “Mother” AND “Of Gods and Men”

Golden Globe Predictions 2010

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

So, as many of you know, I hate the Golden Globes. They’re a joke. The HFPA is a group of about 90 foreign film journalists who reside in Hollywood, almost none of them have anyone ever heard of. They make some of the most pedestrian choices that can be made for awards presentation. Once in a while, they have a good idea, but for the most part, they either go with the grain or go the blandest route. More than anything else, however, they are STARFUCKERS, excuse my language. But it’s true. These awards are meant to cater to movie stars and their own popularity with said persons. They’re a joke.

That being said, they are still one of the most influential and popular awards shows of the year, and therefore I will pay them credence.

Here are my predictions for the 68th Golden Globe Nominations, announced tomorrow morning. The full list after the jump.

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”
“The Fighter”
“Black Swan”
“The Ghost Writer”
“Inception”
Alt: “Another Year”

BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL or COMEDY
“The Kids Are All Right”
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Made in Dagenham”
“Burlesque”
“Love and Other Drugs”
Alt: “Nowhere Boy”

Read more…

“The Social Network” Awards Tally

December 13, 2010 2 comments

All right, I have a feeling that some people are sick of not only my love for “The Social Network,” but also my endless praise for the amount of wins that it’s getting. But this really is a sight to behold. This is an event of epic proportions. Not even such immense critical darlings such as “Sideways,” “Brokeback Mountain,” or “Slumdog Millionaire,” had anywhere near the amount of unanimous support for a single film. This is probably one of the biggest coronations of a work of cinema since “Schindler’s List,” if not more so.

And you know what? It deserves it.

Here is the full tally of critics awards that it has won, thus far, for I think we’ve nearly reached the halfway point:

BEST PICTURE

WINS
Boston Society of Film Critics
Chicago Film Critics Association
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Detroit Film Critics Society
Florida Film Critics Circle
Houston Film Critics Society
Indiana Film Journalists Association
International Press Academy
Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
National Board of Review
New York Film Critics Circle
New York Film Critics Online
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Southeastern Film Critics Association
St. Louis Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association

NOMINATIONS
Broadcast Film Critics Association (not yet awarded)
Golden Globe (not yet awarded)
San Diego Film Critics

BEST DIRECTOR

WINS
Boston Society of Film Critics
Chicago Film Critics Association
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Florida Film Critics Circle
Houston Film Critics Society
Indiana Film Journalists Association
International Press Academy
Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (TIE with Carlos Assayas)
National Board of Review
New York Film Critics Circle
New York Film Critics Online
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (TIE with Darren Aronofsky)
Southeastern Film Critics Association
St. Louis Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association

NOMINATIONS
Broadcast Film Critics Association (not yet awarded)
Detroit Film Critics Society
Golden Globe (not yet awarded)
San Diego Film Critics

BEST ACTOR

WINS
Boston Society of Film Critics
Houston Film Critics Society
Indiana Film Journalists Association (runner-up)
National Board of Review
Toronto Film Critics Association

NOMINATIONS
Broadcast Film Critics Association (not yet awarded)
Detroit Film Critics Society
Golden Globe (not yet awarded)
International Press Academy
San Diego Film Critics
Screen Actors Guild Award (not yet awarded)
St. Louis Film Critics Association

BEST SCREENPLAY

WINS
Boston Society of Film Critics
Chicago Film Critics Association
Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association
Florida Film Critics Circle (adapted)
Houston Film Critics Society
Indiana Film Journalists Association
International Press Academy
Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
National Board of Review
New York Film Critics Online
San Diego Film Critics Society (adapted)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Southeastern Film Critics Association (adapted)
St. Louis Film Critics Association (adapted)
Toronto Film Critics Association (adapted)
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association (adapted)

NOMINATIONS
Broadcast Film Critics Association (not yet awarded)
Golden Globe (not yet nominated)

This list is not even counting the countless nominations for Andrew Garfield in Best Supporting Actor and several more wins for Trent Reznor and Atticus Finch for Best Original Score. My guess is that the film will take home at least half, if not all of the Picture, Director and Screenplay awards that have yet to be awarded, and maybe even a few more Best Actor awards to boot.

And there’s much more to come. Read about it, here.

Broadcast Film Critics Association Nominations

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

The BFCA is a collection of around 250 film critics from the TV, radio and online outlets. Their awards and nominations are usually quite closely linked with the Academy, something they actually pride themselves on as though they’re predicting the Oscars rather than awarding their favorite choices. However, that being said, the nominations and wins usually create an accurate template for how the Academy Award nominations roughly might look like.

In that respect, it appears that “Black Swan” (which led the noms with 12!!!), “The King’s Speech” and “True Grit” (each with 11 noms) aren’t going away anytime soon. Some might think that “The Social Network” came up short of these with only 8 nominations, but it is still the frontrunner for the win. It only cannot compete in the technical categories like Art Direction and Costume Design, among others. Riding its current wave, it would be one of the biggest upsets in history to not see David Fincher’s work go home with the grand prize, here.

Otherwise, there are virtually no surprises here. Lesley Manville was unfortunately snubbed for a Best Actress nomination. In fact, “Another Year,” which hasn’t been seen in the states much, yet, was left completely out aside from an Original Screenplay nod. Also, “The Town” managed a Best Picture nomination. It has officially positioned itself as the possible pedestrian nomination for Best Picture, an unfortunate side effect of having ten nominees. Surprisingly, it took the slot of “The Kids Are All Right,” a big heavyweight going into January.

Another big surprise was….wait….no, I’m afraid there are no surprises here. Read up, and I’ll try to report something with a little more edge hopefully. The New York Film Critics Circle announces sometime in the next 6 hours.

Full List of Nominations:

BEST PICTURE
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“127 Hours”
“The Social Network”
“The Town”
“Toy Story 3″
“True Grit”
“Winter’s Bone”

Read more…

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
Marwencol
Runner up: Inside Job

Best Foreign-Language Film
Mother
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

National Board of Review Announces Winners!

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment

AND SO IT BEGINS…….

Best Film: The Social Network
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Best Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Best Foreign Language Film: Of Gods and Men
Best Documentary: Waiting for “Superman”
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Ensemble Cast: The Town
Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Debut Directors: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo
Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati, The Illusionist
Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere
William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin

NBR Freedom of Expression: Fair Game, Conviction, Howl
Production Design Award: Dante Ferretti, Shutter Island

Ten Best Films
(in alphabetical order)
Another Year
The Fighter
Hereafter
Inception
The King’s Speech
Shutter Island
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Five Best Foreign-Language Films
(in alphabetical order)
I Am Love
Incendies
Life, Above All
Soul Kitchen
White Material

Five Best Documentaries
(in alphabetical order)
A Film Unfinished
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Restrepo
The Tillman Story

My comments on these wins to come later this evening. But I believe the mood summed up here at Camp Social Network would be…well…..yippee.

“The Social Network” #1 on Sight and Sound’s Top Ten

November 28, 2010 1 comment

I won’t go into too much depth here, sufficed to say that I am THRILLED to announce that the “The Social Network” has brought home its first big title of the year: the top spot on the world-renowned magazine Sight and Sound’s list of the best films of the year. Here is the list:

1. “The Social Network” (David Fincher)
2. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
3. “Another Year” (Mike Leigh)
4. “Carlos” (Olivier Assayas)
5. “The Arbor” (Clio Barnard)
6. “Winter’s Bone” (Debra Granik)
6. (tied) “I Am Love” (Luca Guadagnino)
8. “The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu” (Andrei Ujica)
8. (tied) “Film Socialisme” (Jean-Luc Godard)
8. (tied) “Nostalgia for the Light” (Patricio Guzman)
8. (tied) “Poetry” (Lee Chang-dong)
8. (tied) “A Prophet” (Jacques Audiard)

Sight and Sound, a British magazine released by the BFI, is one of the longest running film publications. It’s lists of films and directors are considered to be some of the most prestigious and genuine. This year, they have chosen David Fincher’s “The Social Network” to join the ranks of many other classic films that have earned that regard. Previous winners include:

2005: Brokeback Mountain

2006: Cache

2007: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

2008: Hunger

2009: A Prophet

It is the first American film to top this list in the last 6 years, even though “The Hurt Locker” and “There Will Be Blood” both recently came in at number two, respectively. This is a big win for David Fincher’s masterpiece and will hopefully be the beginning of a long string of victories. Cheers.

(Note: I don’t have a link to the list, for it is only available in publication, as of now. However, their website should have it within the next week)

If Other Directors Made “The Social Network”

November 17, 2010 Leave a comment

This is pretty funny. I’m just happy that “The Social Network” has some staying power in back of people’s minds and is effectively seeping into the culture. Hopefully that keeps up through Oscar season.

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“The Social Network” wins the weekend box office AGAIN!

October 10, 2010 Leave a comment

New estimates are now confirming that the near-masterpiece that is “The Social Network” has once again taken down the weekend box office with over 15 million dollars earned, only dropping a rough 30% in ticket sales. The film also maintains the highest sales average per theater among films showing on more than 1000 screens.

Overall, the film isn’t doing QUITE as well as one of its caliber should, but one must declare victory under these circumstances. Hopefully it will retain a high re-watch value among those who love it, and it’s numbers will remain fairly high.  Hell, I believe I’ll be seeing it again in a few hours. Just pitching in…

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count /Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 The Social Network Sony $15,500,000 -30.9% 2,771 $5,594 $46,069,000 $50 2
2 N Life as We Know It WB $14,635,000 3,150 +2,339 $4,646 $14,635,000 $38 1
3 N Secretariat BV $12,600,000 3,072 +2,268 $4,102 $12,600,000 $35 1
4 2 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole WB $7,015,000 -35.6% 3,225 -350 $2,175 $39,401,000 $80 3
5 N My Soul to Take Uni. $6,919,000 2,572 $2,690 $6,919,000 $25 1
6 4 The Town WB $6,350,000 -34.9% 2,720 -215 $2,335 $73,787,000 $37 4