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The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
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'The Artist' Wins NYFCC 2011 Best Picture Award
The New York Film Critics Circle voted on and revealed its 2011 award recipients via Twitter Tuesday .
Source: THR

The New York Film Critics Circle named Michel Hazanavicius' film, The Artist, starring French actors Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo and also John Goodman, James Cromwell and Penelope Ann Miller, the best picture of 2011 Tuesday. 

Announcing its picks via a Twitter feed Tuesday morning, the Parisian writer-director also won the best director award.

Roadside Attractions' Wall Street-set thriller.Margin Call was the first winner, revealed at 10:10 a.m. ET., taking home best first feature. The film was directed by J.C. Chandor and starred Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Spacey. 

Meryl Streep was awarded the best actress prize for her portrayal of form Britain Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in The Iron Lady. 

The best actor title was given to Brad Pitt for his roles in Moneyball and Tree of LIfe.

Jessica Chastain received the best supporting actress title for her work in Tree of Life, The Help and Take Shelter.

Best Supporting Actor was given to Albert Brooks for his role in Drive. 


Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin took home the best screenplay prize co-writing baseball flick Moneyball. 

Emmanuel Lubezki was awarded best cinematography for Tree of Life. 

Best nonfiction film went to Werner Herzog's documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, on the Chauvet caves of Souther France, which have the oldest-known pictorial human creations on earth. 

Iranian film A Separation, which follows a couple as they argue over whether to leave Iran and go live abroad to be able to provide better opportunities for their only daughter, received the best foreign language film award. 

The 2011 special award was given posthumously to Chilean-born filmmaker Raoul Ruiz, who made over 100 films and died Aug. 19 at the age of 70. 

The NYFCC was founded in 1935, and is comprised of film reviewers from New York-based publications. At the end of each calendar year, the organization meets to vote on the best films of the previous year's films. 
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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 01:54:53 PM »
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Spirit Award Nominees Unveiled; ’50/50,’ ‘Beginners,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Take Shelter,’ ‘The Artist’ And ‘The Descendants’ Get Best Feature Noms
BY MIKE FLEMING | Deadline

The nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards are out. The nominees were announced this morning by Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale and the winners will be unveiled at the always spirited awards show, held on February 25 in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. The Best Feature nominees are the Jonathan Levine-directed 50/50, the Mike Mills-directed Beginners (which last night shared the Best Film prize with The Tree of Life at the Gotham Awards), the Nicolas Winding Refn-directed Drive, the Jeff Nichols-directed Take Shelter, the Michel Hazanavicius-directed silent film The Artist, and the Alexander Payne-directed The Descendants. The Artist (conspicuously absent from the Gotham Award Best Feature category) led the way with five Spirits nominations, the same number garnered by Take Shelter (a Best Feature nominee at the Gotham Awards).

From the distributor vantage point, Fox Searchlight has the most nominations with 14, Sony Pictures Classics follows with nine, Focus Features and The Weinstein Company each has six, and FilmDistrict, Roadside Attractions and Summit each has four. Here is a complete list of the nominees:

BEST FEATURE
50/50 Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen
Beginners Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy
Drive Producers: Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel
Take Shelter Producers: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin
The Artist Producer: Thomas Langmann
The Descendants Producers: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius   The Artist
Mike Mills   Beginners
Jeff Nichols   Take Shelter
Alexander Payne   The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn   Drive
 
BEST SCREENPLAY
Joseph Cedar   Footnote
Michel Hazanavicius   The Artist
Tom McCarthy   Win Win
Mike Mills Beginners
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash   The Descendants

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Another Earth Director: Mike Cahill
Producers: Mike Cahill, Hunter Gray, Brit Marling, Nicholas Shumaker
In the Family Director: Patrick Wang
Producers: Robert Tonino, Andrew van den Houten, Patrick Wang
Margin Call Director: J.C. Chandor
Producers: Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Joe Jenckes, Corey Moosa, Zachary Quinto
Martha Marcy May Marlene Director: Sean Durkin
Producers: Antonio Campos, Patrick Cunningham, Chris Maybach, Josh Mond
Natural Selection Director: Robbie Pickering
Producers: Brion Hambel, Paul Jensen

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Mike Cahill, Brit Marling Another Earth
J.C. Chandor   Margin Call
Patrick deWitt   Terri
Phil Johnston   Cedar Rapids
Will Reiser   50/50

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director, and producer.
Bellflower Writer/Director: Evan Glodell
Producers: Evan Glodell, Vincent Grashaw
Circumstance Writer/Director: Maryam Keshavarz
Producers: Karin Chien, Maryam Keshavarz, Melissa M. Lee
Hello Lonesome Writer/Director/Producer: Adam Reid
Pariah Writer/Director: Dee Rees
Producer: Nekisa Cooper
The Dynamiter Writer: Brad Inglesby
Director: Matthew Gordon
Producers: Kevin Abrams, Matthew Gordon, Merilee Holt, Art Jones, Mike Jones, Nate Tuck, Amile Wilson

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Lauren Ambrose   Think of Me
Rachael Harris   Natural Selection
Adepero Oduye   Pariah
Elizabeth Olsen Martha Marcy May Marlene
Michelle Williams   My Week with Marilyn

BEST MALE LEAD
Demián Bichir   A Better Life
Jean Dujardin The Artist
Ryan Gosling Drive
Woody Harrelson   Rampart
Michael Shannon   Take Shelter

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Jessica Chastain   Take Shelter
Anjelica Huston   50/50
Janet McTeer   Albert Nobbs
Harmony Santana   Gun Hill Road
Shailene Woodley   The Descendants

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Albert Brooks   Drive
John Hawkes   Martha Marcy May Marlene
Christopher Plummer   Beginners
John C. Reilly   Cedar Rapids
Corey Stoll   Midnight in Paris

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Joel Hodge   Bellflower
Benjamin Kasulke   The Off Hours
Darius Khondji   Midnight in Paris
Guillaume Schiffman   The Artist
Jeffrey Waldron The Dynamiter

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
An African Election Director/Producer: Jarreth Merz
Bill Cunningham New York Director: Richard Press
Producer: Philip Gefter
The Interrupters Director/Producer: Steve James
Producer: Alex Kotlowitz
The Redemption of General Butt Naked Director/Producers: Eric Strauss, Daniele Anastasion
We Were Here Director/Producer: David Weissman

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
A Separation
(Iran)   Director: Asghar Farhadi
Melancholia
(Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany)   Director: Lars von Trier
Shame
(UK)   Director: Steve McQueen
The Kid With a Bike
(Belgium/France/Italy)   Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Tyrannosaur
(UK)   Director: Paddy Considine

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 15th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Chad Burris   Mosquita y Mari
Sophia Lin   Take Shelter
Josh Mond   Martha Marcy May Marlene

SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 18th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
Simon Arthur   Silver Tongues
Mark Jackson   Without
Nicholas Ozeki   Mamitas

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 17th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
Heather Courtney   Where Soldiers Come From
Danfung Dennis   Hell and Back Again
Alma Har’el   Bombay Beach

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Margin Call Director: J.C. Chandor
Casting Director: Tiffany Little Canfield, Bernard Telsey
Ensemble Cast: Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci
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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 03:34:41 PM »
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'Hugo' Named Best Film of the Year by the National Board of Review
The New York-based group gives its top acting prizes to George Clooney and Tilda Swinton.
Source: THR

The National Board of Review has named Martin Scorsese's Hugo as the best film of the year. The group, comprised of scholars, filmmakers and students, also gave Scorsese its best director prize for its 3D homage to the early days of film, produced by GK Films and released by Paramount.

“Hugo is such a personal film by Martin Scorsese,” said Annie Schulhof, NBR president. “It is a tribute to the early years of cinema that uses today's cutting edge technology to bring the audience into a completely unique and magical world.  It is visually stunning and emotionally engaging.”

The NBR handed ts top acting prizes to George Clooney for The Descendants and Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin. Both performers play parents dealing with challenges in their lives, although Descendants steers  between humorous and dramatic moments while Kevin is much more starkly dramatic.

Descendants also claimed the best screenplay adaptation award for Alexander Payne (who also directed), Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, as well as best supporting actress for Shailene Woodley, who plays Clooney's elder daughter.

Christopher Plummer was hailed as best supporting actor for his performance as a father who comes out late in life in Beginners.

Best original screenplay honors went to Will Reiser for the cancer comedy 50/50.

David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, which screened for the group Monday, secured one trophy: a breakthrough performance award for Rooney Mara, who plays the title character. A second breakthrough perfromance award went to Felicity Jones, who stars in the geography-challenge romance Like Crazy.

The complete list of winners Includes:

Best Film: Hugo
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser, 50/50
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Breakthrough Performance: Felicity Jones, Like Crazy
Breakthrough Performance: Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Debut Director: J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Best Ensemble: The Help
Spotlight Award: Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class)
NBR Freedom of Expression: Crime After Crime
NBR Freedom of Expression: Pariah
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Special Achievement in Filmmaking: The Harry Potter Franchise - A Distinguished Translation from Book to Film


The NBR also issued several best-of-year lists, with the movies listed in alphabetical order. They are:
 
Top Films
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Ides of March
J. Edgar
Tree of Life
War Horse
 
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
13 Assassins
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Footnote
Le Havre
Point Blank
 
Top 5 Documentaries
Born to be Wild
Buck
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim
Senna
 
Top 10 Independent Films
50/50
Another Earth
Beginners
A Better Life
Cedar Rapids
Margin Call
Shame
Take Shelter
We Need To Talk About Kevin
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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 07:32:11 PM »
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Hollywood Reporter's Award Season Director's Roundtable with Alexander Payne, Mike Mills, Steve McQueen, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller and Michel Hazanavicius

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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 10:08:49 AM »
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didn't know where to post this, admins feel free to move it.

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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 12:33:02 PM »
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nice. Brad Pitt's is probably the best, but how are you supposed to know which movies they're referencing, for the ones that aren't over the top obvious?

Maybe it could go here:
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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 10:53:02 AM »
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nice. Brad Pitt's is probably the best, but how are you supposed to know which movies they're referencing, for the ones that aren't over the top obvious?

This may help.

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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
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Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Names 'The Descendants' Best Film of the Year
Terence Malick, Michael Fassbender, Yun Jung-Hee, Jessica Chastain and Christopher Plummer also among top picks from LAFCA.
Source: THR

The Descendants, Alexander Payne's drama about a family in Hawaii undergoing a crisis, was named best film of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.  The Fox Searchlight release prevailed over another Searchlight title The Tree of Life, which was runner-up.

But Terrence Malick was named best director of the year for Life, his meditation on the meaning of it all. His closest competition came from Martin Scorsese, who earned runner-up status for Hugo.
The critics group pulled a surprise out of its hat by choosing South Korean actress Yun Jung-Hee as its best actress for her performance as a woman confronting Alzheimer's in Poetry. Runner-up was Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia.

Michael Fassbender was given the best actor award for his four films: Shame, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre and X-Men: First Class. The category's runner-up was Michael Shannon for Take Shelter.
Jessica Chastain was named best supporting actress for the six films in which she appeared this year: The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Coriolanus and Texas Killing Fields. Janet McTeer was runner-up for her performance in Albert Nobbs.

Christopher Plummer was singled out as best supporting actor for his turn as a widower who comes out late in life in Focus' Beginners. In that category, Patton Oswalt was hailed as runner-up for Young Adult.
A Separation, the Iranian submission for the best foreign-language Oscar, earned the screenplay award for Asghar Farhadi, who also directed the film. The Descendants checked in as runner-up for its writers Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.

In the foreign film category, though, A Separation was runner-up, with the award going instead to Lu Chaun's City of Life and Death.

Dante Ferretti, who created the elaborate Parisian train station in Paramount's Hugo, was rewarded with the prize for production design. Maria Djurkovic earned runner-up honors for the spy tale Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.
The cinematography award went to Emmanuel Lubeski for Terrence Malick's majestic The Tree of Life, released by Fox Searchlight. Cao Yu was voted runner-up for City of Life and Death.

The Chemical Brother's score for Focus' thriller Hanna was named best score with Cliff Martinez's work for Drive as runner-up.

Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, the director's 3D look at prehistoric cave paintings, took the prize for best documentary. Clio Barnard's The Arbor was runner-up.

Rango was named best animated film, with The Adventures of Tintin as runnerup.

The Doublas Edwards Independent/Experimental Award went to Bill Morrison's Spark of Being.

LAFCA gave its New Generation award to the creative team behind Martha Marcy May Marlene: Writer/director Sean Durkin, producers Antonio Campos and Josh Mond and actress Elizabeth Olsen.

At a previous meeting in October, the group also announced that it is honoring Doris Day with its Career Achievement Award.

LAFCA 2011 winner and runner-up complete list:

BEST PICTURE
Winner:  The Descendants
Runner-Up: The Tree of Life
BEST ANIMATION
Winner: Rango
Runner-Up: The Adventures of Tintin
BEST DIRECTOR
Winner: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Runner-Up: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
BEST ACTOR
Winner: Michael Fassbender, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class
Runner-Up: Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
BEST ACTRESS
Winner: Yun Jung-Hee, Poetry
Runner-Up: Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia
BEST INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL
Winner: Spark of Being
BEST DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION
Winner: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Runner- Up: The Arbor
BEST SCREENPLAY
Winner: Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
Runner-Up: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, The Descendants
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Runner-Up: Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Jessica Chastain, Coriolanus, The Debt, The Help, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, The Tree of Life
Runner-Up: Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
Runner-Up: Cao Yu, City of Life and Death
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Winner: Dante Ferretti, Hugo
Runner-Up: Maria Djurkovic, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
BEST MUSIC/SCORE
Winner: The Chemical Brothers, Hanna
Runner-Up: Cliff Martinez, Drive
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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 02:07:02 PM »
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SAG Awards Nominations: The Complete List
The 18th annual event will take place on Sunday, January 29.
Source: THR

The nominees for the 18th annual SAG Awards were announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The Help led with four nominations, earning a leading role nomination for Viola Davis who plays the maid Aibileen Clark, supporting noms for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer, and a motion picture ensemble nom.

Other films nominated for best motion picture ensemble include The Artist, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris and Bridesmaids.

For the television nominations, ABC’s Modern Family leads total of five nods, including outstanding comedy ensemble. Dexter and 30 Rock follow with three nominations each.

The 18th annual SAG Awards will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29.
The full list of nominees:


MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
Bridesmaids
The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
Midnight in Paris

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
George Clooney, The Descendants
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture
The Adjustment Bureau
Cowboys & Aliens
Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows: Part II
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
X-Men: First Class


TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, The Lost Valentine
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Julianna Margules, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series
Dexter
Game of Thrones
Southland
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
True Blood
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Directors Guild Feature Film Nominees Include Michel Hazanavicius for 'The Artist'
The other nominees include the directors of "Midnight in Paris," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Descendants" and "Hugo."
Source: THR

French director Michel Hazanavicius was welcomed into a circle of established American directors as the Directors Guild of America announced nominees for its outstanding directorial achievement in feature film on Monday.

Hazanavicius was nominated for The Artist, along with Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, David Fincher for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alexander Payne for The Descendants and Martin Scorsese for Hugo.

The nominations include two men who have previously won in the category: Allen, with four previous nominations, claimed the award for 1977's Annie Hall, and Scorsese, with seven previous nominations in the category, won the award for 2006's The Departed. He also won a DGA Award for television directing last year for Boardwalk Empire.

Fincher was previously nominated for The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, while Payne was previously nominated for Sideways.

High-profile films that failed to earn DGA nominations for their directors include War Horse, The Help, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

The 64th annual DGA Awards, hosted by Kelsey Grammer, will be held Jan. 28 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

The DGA prides itself on the fact its feature film award is one of the best predictors of the Oscar for best director. Since the award was created in 1948, there have been only six occassions when its winner did not go on to take home the Academy Award for best director.
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WGA Nominations Dominated by Comedies
The original screenplay category includes "Midnight in Paris," "Bridesmaids" and "50/50."
Source: THR

Comedies ruled in the original screenplay category as the Writers Guild of America announced its feature nominations today, with the light-hearted fare 50/50, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, Win Win and Young Adult earning noms.

In the adapted screenplay category, the WGA nominated The Descendants, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Hugo and Moneyball.

Woody Allen took home his 20th career nomination for Midnight. If he were to win, it would be his fifth victory.

Steven Zaillian scored two noms in the adapted category as he wrote the Tattoo adaptation from Stieg Larsson's novel and co-wrote Moneyball with Aaron Sorkin from a story by Stan Chervin based on the book by Michael Lewis. Sorkin was last year's winner in the category for The Social Network.

Back in the original category, Bridesmaids' Kristen Wiig earned her first WGA nom for the screenplay she wrote with Annie Mumolo. Will Reiser proved to be another first-time nominee for 50/50, his semi-autobiographical comedy about a young man confronting cancer.

Tom McCarthy, who was nominated for Win Win (for which he also wrote the story with Joe Tiboni) has received two previous WGA noms, for The Visitor and The Station Agent, while Diablo Cody, who was nominated for Young Adult, previously won in the same category for 2007's Juno.

In the adapted category, Tate Taylor is a first-time nominee for The Help, adapted from his friend Kathryn Stockett's novel.

Alexander Payne, who was nominated for The Descendants, along with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for adapting Kaui Hart Hemming's novel, has had two previous victories in the category, for Sideways and Election, both of which he wrote with Taylor. John Logan, nominated for Hugo, adapted from Brian Selznick's children's book, was nominated for 2004's The Aviator and won in the adapted longform category for 1999's RKO 281.

The noms aren't necessarily predictive of eventual Academy Award nominations, though. The WGA recognizes only screenplays written by its own members or under productions that are signatories to the guild's Minimum Basic Agreement. This year, such awards hopefuls as The Artist, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Shame, Margin Call, Carnage, The Iron Lady and My Week With Marilyn were not on the WGA's list of eligible films.

For documentary screenplay, the nominees are Better This World; If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front; Nostalgia for the Light; Pina; Position Among the Stars; and Senna. Of that group, If a Tree Falls and Pina are the only two that also are on the Academy shortlist for best documentary feature.

The WGA will hold its  2012 Writers Guild Awards on  Feb. 19 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and a venue to be announced in New York.

The nominees are:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment
 
Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios
 
Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics
 
Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight
 
Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody; Paramount Pictures
 
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming; Fox Searchlight
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, originally published by Norstedts; Columbia Pictures
 
The Help, Screenplay by Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett; DreamWorks Pictures
 
Hugo, Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick; Paramount Pictures
 
Moneyball, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin; Based on the book by Michael Lewis; Columbia Pictures
 
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega; Loteria Films
 
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek; Oscilloscope Pictures
 
Nostalgia for the Light, Written by Patricio Guzmán; Icarus Films  
 
Pina, Screenplay by Wim Wenders; Sundance Selects
 
Position Among the Stars, Script by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Leonard Retel Helmrich; HBO Films
 
Senna, Written by Manish Pandey; Producers Distribution Agency
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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 12:54:53 PM »
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American Society of Cinematographers Announces Nominees
"The Artist," "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "Hugo" are among the 5 films recognized.
Source: THR

The American Society of Cinematographers has nominated the cinematographers responsible for The Artist, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Tree of Life for its feature film award.

The nominees are Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist; Jeff Cronenweth, Dragon; Robert Richardson, Hugo; Hoyte van Hoytema, Tinker; and Emmanuel Lubezki, Tree.

Tree's Lubezki, who has won many critics' awards this season, took home the ASC award in 2007 for Children of Men; Hugo's Richardson has earned nine previous ASC nominations; Cronenweth was nominated last year for The Social Network.

Schiffman and van Hoytema are first-time nominees. 

"These five cinematographers have created works of art that serve the story and director's vision in unique and engaging ways," ASC Awards committee chairman Richard Crudo said.

In the latest round of guild voting, Oscar hopefuls that failed to make the cut included War Horse, Midnight in Paris, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Descendants and The Help.

The 26th annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards will be held Feb. 12 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2012, 08:51:13 PM »
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"The Artist," "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "Hugo" are among the 5 films recognized.

they might as well have listed all five in that headline.
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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 02:10:11 PM »
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BAFTA Nominees:

BEST FILM
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
 

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
My Week With Marilyn
Senna
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin


OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Attack The Block - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
Black Pond - Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
Coriolanus - Ralph Fiennes (Director)
Submarine - Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)


FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Incendies
Pina
Potiche
A Separation
The Skin I Live In


DOCUMENTARY
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Project Nim
Senna


ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango


DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Tomas Alfredson - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lynne Ramsay - We Need To Talk About Kevin


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids
John Michael McDonagh - The Guard
Abi Morgan - The Iron Lady
Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants
Tate Taylor - The Help
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon - The Ides Of March
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin - Moneyball
Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


LEADING ACTOR
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame


LEADING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis - The Help


SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Jim Broadbent - The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides of March


SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Carey Mulligan - Drive
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Judi Dench - My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer - The Help


ORIGINAL MUSIC
The Artist - Ludovic Bource
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Hugo - Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Alberto Iglesias
War Horse - John Williams


CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo - Robert Richardson
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Hoyte van Hoytema
War Horse - Janusz Kaminski


EDITING
The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
Drive - Mat Newman
Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker
Senna - Gregers Sall, Chris King
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Dino Jonsater


PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Artist - Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Hugo - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald
War Horse - Rick Carter, Lee Sandales


COSTUME DESIGN
The Artist - Mark Bridges
Hugo - Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre - Michael O'Connor
My Week With Marilyn - Jill Taylor
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Jacqueline Durran


MAKE UP & HAIR
The Artist - Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
Hugo - Morag Ross, Jan Archibald
The Iron Lady - Marese Langan
My Week With Marilyn - Jenny Shircore
 

SOUND
The Artist - Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener
Hugo - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley
War Horse - Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns


SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn - Joe Letteri
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 -  Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery
Hugo - Rob Legato, Ben Grossman, Joss Williams
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White
War Horse - Ben Morris, Neil Corbould


SHORT ANIMATION
Abuelas
Bobby Yeah
A Morning Stroll


SHORT FILM
Chalk
Mwansa The Great
Only Sound Remains
Pitch Black Heist
Two And Two


THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
Adam Deacon
Chris Hemsworth
Chris O'Dowd
Eddie Redmayne
Tom Hiddleston
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Re: The 2012 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 04:50:41 PM »
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The 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards took place on Feb. 25 in Santa Monica, and Oscar favorite The Artist took the prestigious Best Feature honor!


Best Feature: The Artist

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist

Best Male Lead: Jean Dujardin in The Artist

Best Female Lead: Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Male: Christopher Plummer in Beginners

Best Supporting Female: Shailene Woodley in The Descendants

Best First Feature: Margin Call

Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash for The Descendants

Best First Screenplay: Will Reiser for 50/50

Best Cinematography: Guillaume Schiffman for The Artist

Robert Altman Award: Margin Call

Best Documentary: The Interrupters

Best Foreign Film: A Separation (Iran)

John Cassavetes Award: Pariah

Audi Someone to Watch Award: Mark Jackson in Without

Truer Than Fiction Award: Where Soldiers Come From

Piaget Producers Award: Sophia Lin in Take Shelter
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