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Movie Quote of the Day – Miss Julie, 2014 (dir. Liv Ullmann)


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Miss Julie: Are you ever afraid to hear that you’re no longer wanted? That you don’t belong?
John: I shared a bed with my little brother, and one morning, when I was eight, I woke up and found him dead beside me. I saw death for the first time and yes, I was afraid. But not in the way you’re talking about.

Movie Quote of the Day – Zero Dark Thirty, 2012 (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)


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Justin: Okay, so how do you know it’s bin Laden? ‘Cause the truth is, we’ve been on this op before. It was ’07, and it wasn’t bin Laden, and we lost a couple of guys.
Maya: Totally understand. Bin Laden uses a courier, to interact with the outside world. By locating the courier, we’ve located bin Laden.
Patrick: That’s really the intel. That’s it?
Maya: Quite frankly, I didn’t even want to use you guys, with your dip and velcro and all your gear bullshit. I wanted to drop a bomb. But people didn’t believe in this lead enough to drop a bomb. So they’re using you guys as canaries. And, in theory, if bin Laden isn’t there, you can sneak away and no one will be the wiser. But bin Laden is there. And you’re going to kill him for me.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Tree of Life, 2011 (dir. Terrence Malick)


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Mrs. O’Brien: Help each other. Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light. Forgive.

“Zero Dark Thirty” Sweeps the National Board of Review


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Best Film:  ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED

Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE

Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, LOOPER

Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Best Animated Feature: WRECK-IT RALPH

Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, ARGO

Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE
Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis,  BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Best Foreign Language Film:  AMOUR

Best Documentary: SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN

William K. Everson Film History Award: 50 YEARS OF BOND FILMS

Best Ensemble: LES MISÉRABLES

Spotlight Award: John Goodman (ARGO, FLIGHT, PARANORMAN, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE)

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: CENTRAL PARK FIVE

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: PROMISED LAND

 

Top Films

(in alphabetical order)

 

ARGO

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

DJANGO UNCHAINED

LES MISÉRABLES

LINCOLN

LOOPER

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

PROMISED LAND

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Top 5 Foreign Language Films

(In Alphabetical Order)

 

BARBARA

THE INTOUCHABLES

THE KID WITH A BIKE

NO

WAR WITCH

 

Top 5 Documentaries

(In Alphabetical Order)

 

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY

DETROPIA

THE GATEKEEPERS

THE INVISIBLE WAR

ONLY THE YOUNG

 

Top 10 Independent Films

(In Alphabetical Order)

ARBITRAGE

BERNIE

COMPLIANCE

END OF WATCH

HELLO I MUST BE GOING

LITTLE BIRDS

MOONRISE KINGDOM

ON THE ROAD

QUARTET

SLEEPWALK WITH ME

“Hugo” Named Best Picture, Nicolas Winding Refn Best Director By Austin Film Critics


Best Film
Hugo, directed by Martin Scoresese

Best Foreign Language Film
I Saw the Devil, South Korea, directed by Jee-woon Kim

Best Director
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Best Actor
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

Best Actress
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks, Drive

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter

Best Original Screenplay
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

Best Adapted Screenplay
Drive, Hossein Amini

Best Cinematography
The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Original Score
Attack the Block, Steven Price

Best Documentary
Senna, directed by Asif Kapadia

Best Animated Feature
Rango, directed by Gore Verbinski

Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter/The Tree of Life/The Help/The Debt/Coriolanus/Texas Killing Fields

Best First Film
Attack the Block, directed by Joe Cornish

Austin Film Award
Take Shelter, directed by Jeff Nichols

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations



The awards will be broadcast on January 29th, 2011 on both TNT and TBS.

Best Ensemble

  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Midnight In Paris

Best Actor

  • Demián Bichir  – A Better Life
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Actress

  • Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
  • Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christopher Plummer – Beginners
  • Armie Hammer – J. Edgar
  • Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte – Warrior

Best Supporting Actress

  • Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
  • Bérénice Bejo – The Artist
  • Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Stunt Ensemble

  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
  • Transfromers: Dark of the Moon
  • X-Men: First Class

State of the Race: Precursors Chart


If my chart shows anything, it’s that The Artist is leading right now for Best Picture and it looks like Lubezki might just finally win himself an Oscar for his work on The Tree of Life. Also, Jessica Chastain is going to have a problem come Oscar time because per Academy rules a performer can only be nominated for one performance per category, so she may end up splitting her votes between too many roles and end up nomination-less.

I have the chart split into three sections because otherwise it is giant.