Monthly Archives: December 2010

Movie Quote of the Day – How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, 1966 (dir. Chuck Jones, Ben Washam)

Narrator: And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!

“The Social Network,” “127 Hours” Tie For Best Film At Utah Film Critics

The acting winners are more of the same, but it’s nice to see John Hawkes’ name being thrown around still!

Best Picture

  • 127 Hours and The Social Network (tie)

Nominees:
Inception
Toy Story 3
True Grit

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Movie Quote of the Day – La vita è bella, 1998 (dir. Roberto Benigni)

Guido: Principessa! You’re here as well?
Dora: Please take me away.

Austin Film Critics Like “Black Swan,” Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Joins “The Social Network”

Austin Film Critics:

Top 10 Films:

  1. Black Swan
  2. The Social Network
  3. Inception
  4. Toy Story 3
  5. The King’s Speech
  6. True Grit
  7. The Fighter
  8. Un Prophete
  9. Winter’s Bone
  10. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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Movie Quote of the Day – Atonement, 2007 (dir. Joe Wright)

Cecilia Tallis: I love you. I’ll wait for you. Come back. Come back to me.

Movie Quote of the Day – Children of Men, 2006 (dir. Alfonso Cuarón)

Theodore Faron: A hundred years from now there won’t be one sad fuck to look at any of this. What keeps you going?
Nigel: You know what it is, Theo? I just don’t think about it.

Florida Films Critics Circle Favor “The Social Network,” “Inception”

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Inception
Cinematography: Wally Pfister, Inception
Visual Effects: Inception
Art Direction/Production Design: Ricker/Dyas, Inception
Foreign Language Film: I Am Love
Animated: Toy Story 3
Documentary: The Tillman Story
Breakout: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Golden Orange: Matthew Curtis, Enzian Theater & FL Film Festival

list from AwardsDaily

Updated Precursors Chart, A Look At Best Supporting Actress

I’ve added a few more winners to the precursors chart. The Social Network, Fincher and Sorkin still lead their categories. Colin Firth leads Best Actor, Natalie Portman leads Best Actress and Christian Bale leads Best Supporting Actor.

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What has recently become interesting is the Best Supporting Actress category. At first Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom seemed to be primed for the award, with a win at the National Board of Review and a Golden Globe nomination. But she failed to receive a SAG nomination and that could hurt her chances. Melissa Leo in The Fighter has been picking up steam, with five critic awards wins, a Golden Globe and SAG nomination. Recently joining the race and picking up major momentum is Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit. Although she didn’t receive a Golden Globe nomination, she also have five critic award wins and a SAG nomination. With all the other acting fields relatively predictable (as well as most of the tech categories), Supporting Actress seems to be the most interesting race of the year.

Chicago Fim Critics Association Pick “The Social Network”

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Director: David Fincher The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld True Grit
Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan Inception
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin The Social Network
Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet
Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Cinematography: Wally Pfister Inception
Best Original Score: Clint Mansell Black Swan
Most Promising Performer: Jennifer Lawrence Winter’s Bone
Most Promising Filmmaker: Derek Cianfrance Blue Valentine

List from AwardsDaily

Oscar Vault Monday – It’s A Wonderful Life, 1946 (dir. Frank Capra)

I couldn’t possibly say everything I’d like to say about this film. In fact, when I started out setting up this post I found myself wanting to talk about so many aspects of this film I had to stop myself and pick my very favorite characters and scenes to focus on. It’s A Wonderful Life is one of my Top Ten Favorite Films of All-Time. I’ve watched it every year on Christmas Eve since I was a little girl. I’ve also watched it countless times throughout the years at other times as well. It’s a perfect film, that stands up to viewing after viewing after viewing. I just love it so much. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning none: Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Actor Jimmy Stewart, Best Director and Best Picture. It was up against The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France, The Razor’s Edge, The Yearling and winner The Best Years of Our Lives.

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