It's not even in theaters yet, but Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to The Hurt Locker, is raking in the same kind of awards love bestowed on her earlier film. Several critics' groups have named the film 2012's Best Picture, including the New York Critics Online, of which Television Without Pity's Moviefile is a voting member. Other winners at the 2012 NYFCO awards meeting, which was held on Sunday, December 9, included Bigelow and ZDT's Mark Boal for Director and Screenplay respectively, as well as Michael Haneke's Amour for Foreign Language Film. In the acting categories, Amour's female star, Emmanuelle Riva, won Actress, while Daniel Day-Lewis triumphed in the Actor category for Lincoln -- the same award he's likely to win come Oscar night. A full list of NYFCO's 2012 awards are below.
Television Without Pity is a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, an organization of New York-based online critics, which convened yesterday to hand out their annual awards honoring the best in film for 2011. The silent-film homage The Artist proved to be the big winner, going home with three awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. (We weren't alone in giving that film top honors -- The Artist has also been named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle, Boston Society of Film Critics and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics. It's also currently the closest to what resembles a frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar.) NYFCO departed from the mainstream consensus with two less expected picks -- Michael Shannon was named Best Actor for his searing work in Take Shelter, while Joe Cornish picked up Debut Director honors for his terrific alien invasion movie, Attack the Block. For a full list of winners, along with links to our original coverage of those films, click below.
Just as award season is being kicked off with the Golden Globes this Sunday, where they feed and give drinks to the Hollywood elite (oh, and praise the best of the best in movies and TV -- sometimes I forget that they do that, too), the rest of us get to enjoy a certain amount of schadenfreude with the announcement of The 29th Annual Razzies, highlighting the somewhat more prevalent worst of the worst in Hollywood. While I don't necessarily agree with every single movie The Razzies nominate, the awards do tend to validate my taste, particularly this year, when I can state with pride that I did not see a single one of the films nominated for Worst Picture. The list, after the jump.
This is the film fan's favorite time of year, right? And not just because they have hopes of their loved ones buying them all of the cool movies they asked Santa for this year, but also because it's awards season. This means that almost every day, there will be news about nominations, winners, and more -- some obscure, some mainstream. Here are today's (and this weekend's) awards tidbits.
It's a good year to be Kate Winslet. At least, it is in the eyes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This morning, the nominees were announced for this year's Golden Globes, and the actress not only has a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (drama category) for Revolutionary Road, but a Best Supporting Actress nod for The Reader, as well. Oh, and both films are also up for the Best Picture award. Kate Winslet is the fricking 2008 Midas with a Golden Globe touch. The awards show, known best around these parts for serving booze throughout the evening (thus making for slightly more colorful acceptance speeches, from which everyone benefits, really) and also for snarling traffic at Wilshire and Santa Monica on an otherwise Free Ride Sunday Night, passed out nominations -- at least, for the most esteemed award of the night, Best Motion Picture, Drama -- to a handful of movies that 99% of the population hasn't seen yet. Almost all of the films open in the theaters in the future, with the exception of two (Frost/Nixon and Slumdog Millionaire) that opened only recently and to very limited release. Rejoice, movie-lovers! At least it'll give you something to look forward to. A list of those noms, after the jump.
Remember back in elementary school, when they'd have a field day out in the playground with the 50 yard dash and a potato sack race, and how it almost didn't matter what place you came in because the teachers would just hand out participation ribbons to every single kid anyway? I do. With awards season upon us, it almost feels like a Hollywood Field Day, with every movie that came out in 2008 getting some kind of accolade or nomination. I half expect to walk into theaters and see every movie poster sporting a maroon participation ribbon. Along with the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards and the Razzies and all those other ones that have been in the news, well, here are some more.