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State of the Race, Updated Precursors Chart

Still seeing several frontrunners – The Social Network for Best Picture, David Fincher for Best Director and Christian Bale for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter. Best Actress seems to be split between Natalie Portman in Black Swan and Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone. Toy Story 3 seems to be the one to beat for Best Animated Film (no surprise there). A lot of the critics groups only have one screenplay category and Aaron Sorkin continues to dominate there. The SAG and Golden Globe nominations really help us get a shortlist of what actors will compromise the nominees for the Oscars, though they sometimes throw us a curveball. Once the PGA, WGA and DGA release their nominees we’ll have a better idea of what we might see Oscar nomination-wise.

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” The Social Network” Top Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Awards

1. The Social Network
2. The King’s Speech
3. Black Swan
4. 127 Hours
5. Winter’s Bone
6. Inception
7. The Fighter
8. True Grit
9. The Town
10. The Kids Are All Right

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“The Social Network” Coming To DVD and BluRay January 11th

According to RopeOfSilicon we have just over a month to wait to own what seems to be the “movie of the year” on DVD. Really loving this DVD cover. You can pre-order it here.

Precursors Chart Updated (Yet Again)

I’ve added three more critics groups since yesterday’s update. The Social Network/David Fincher/Aaron Sorkin continue to dominate. Several more critics groups are announcing their winners this week. Also if you missed it, the Golden Globe nominations came out today. The Screen Actors Guild will be announcing their nominees on Thursday.

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Toronto Film Critics Like “The Social Network,” Armie Hammer Snags Supporting Award

Best Picture: The Social Network
Runners-Up: Black Swan and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

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“The King’s Speech” Leads Golden Globe Nominations

The King’s Speech leads with seven nominations, followed by The Fighter and The Social Network with six each.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Burlesque
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Red
  • The Tourist

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S.F. Film Critics Jump On “The Social Network” Bandwagon

Yet another win for The Social Network, David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin. I’m excited to see John Hawkes for Best Supporting Actor! I will be heading the #JohnHawkesForOscar campaign on Twitter, btw.

Best Picture
The Social Network

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Updated Precursors Chart

With the influx of critics groups announcing their winners over the weekend, it’s time again to update the precursor chart. It looks like so far frontrunners include The Social Network (7 wins, plus on AFI’s Top Ten of 2010), David Fincher for Best Director(6 wins), Aaron Sorkin for Best (Adapted) Screenplay (6 wins) and Toy Story 3 for Best Animated Film (6 wins)

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“The Social Network” Continues Domination of Critic Groups, Named Best Film By NYFCC

Best Film:
The Social Network

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“Black Swan” Leads 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Nominations

Black Swan came out ahead with 12 nominations, followed by The King’s Speech andTrue Grit with 11 each. The Social Network received nine.



  • 127 Hours
  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network
  • The Town
  • Toy Story 3
  • True Grit
  • Winter’s Bone

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