Monday, December 13, 2010

Tis the Season: The Critic's Choice Movie Awards

(Srcoll over any film title for the full length Black Sheep review.)

The critic's associations in Boston, Los Angeles and New York City all announced THE SOCIAL NETWORK as the best picture of 2010 in the past few days but it is BLACK SWAN that comes out ahead at the Critic's Choice Movie Awards. The Broadcast Film Critic's Association is comprised of over 250 critics from all over North America and the 12 nominations that Darren Aronofsky's BLACK SWAN earned is a record first in the 16 years the BFCA has been hosting their awards.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK still does well, earning a total of 9 nominations but four other films still manage to do better. Aside from BLACK SWAN, the British export, THE KING'S SPEECH ties the Coen Brothers' remake, TRUE GRIT, with 11 nominations each. And coming in right between the bunch with 10 nods is the Christopher Nolan blockbuster, INCEPTION.

There aren't any major surprises or upsets here, save for another missed opportunity for Julianne Moore in the Best Actress category for THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, itself nominated for four awards. I bet she is kicking herself for not submitting her name in the supporting category. That's how Jake Gyllenhaal fanaggled an Oscar nod for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. Oh, and Mila Kunis managed some Supporting Actress love for her turn in BLACK SWAN, getting swept up with the film itself.

The BFCA Critic's Choice Movie Award winners will be revealed on January 14, 2011, when they are broadcast live on VH1.

Here are the major cateogry nominees:

BEST PICTURE

TRUE GRIT

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges, TRUE GRIT
Robert Duvall, GET LOW
Jesse Eisenberg, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Colin Firth, THE KING'S SPEECH
James Franco, 127 HOURS
Ryan Gosling, BLUE VALENTINE

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Nicole Kidman, RABBIT HOLE
Jennifer Lawrence, WINTER'S BONE
Natalie Portman, BLACK SWAN
Michelle Williams, BLUE VALENTINE

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky, BLACK SWAN
Danny Boyle, 127 HOURS
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, TRUE GRIT
David Fincher, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Tom Hooper, THE KING'S SPEECH
Christopher Nolan, INCEPTION

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
ANOTHER YEAR

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
TRUE GRIT

For a complete list of nominees, visit the Broadcast Film Critic's Association website, www.bfca.org

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