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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Awards -- Online Film Critics

One of my favorite groups to watch every year. They usually have a similar taste to my own, and I'm hoping to eventually get into the group myself. But for the time being, they've announced their nominees for this year, and winners are announced next week.

[Edit] They have now announced their winners, and surprise, surprise, surprise (you can almost taste the sarcasm here)

BEST PICTURE
Black Swan
Inception
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone


BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan"
Danny Boyle "127 Hours"
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen "True Grit"
David Fincher "The Social Network"
Christopher Nolan "Inception"


BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network"
Colin Firth "The King's Speech"
James Franco "127 Hours"
Ryan Gosling "Blue Valentine"
Edgar Ramirez "Carlos
"

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening "The Kids Are All Right"
Kim Hye-ja "Mother"
Nicole Kidman "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale "The Fighter"
Andrew Garfield "The Social Network"
John Hawkes "Winter's Bone"
Mark Ruffalo "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams "The Fighter"
Mila Kunis "Black Swan"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld "True Grit"
Jacki Weaver "Animal Kingdom"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Black Swan
Greenberg
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Social Network
True Grit
Winter's Bone


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
Shutter Island
True Grit

BEST FILM EDITING
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Social Network


BEST FOREIGN FILM
Carlos
Dogtooth
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Mother
A Prophet


BEST DOCUMENTARY
Catfish
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Restrepo
Waiting for Superman

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oscars -- Eligible songs

The Academy has released the long-list of 41 Eligible Songs for this year's award. Let me reiterate how badly I think this category needs reworking. The fact that we've only had 3 nominees 3 out of the last 4 years is proof. Too much good work goes unnotice. But anyway, here's the list of possibilities...

"Alice" -- Alice in Wonderland
"Forever One Love" -- Black Tulip
"Freedom Song" -- Black Tulip
"Bound to You" -- Burlesque
"Welcome to Burlesque" -- Burlesque
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" -- Burlesque
"There's a Place for Us" -- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
"Coming Home" -- Country Strong
"Me and Tennessee" -- Country Strong
"Despicable Me" -- Despicable Me
"Prettiest Girls" -- Despicable Me
"Dear Laughing Doubters" -- Dinner for Schmucks
"Better Days" -- Eat Pray Love
"If You Run" -- Going the Distance
"Darkness before the Dawn" -- Holy Rollers
"Sticks and Stones" -- How to Train Your Dragon
"Le Gris" -- Idiots and Angels
"Chanson Illusionist" -- The Illusionist
"Never Say Never" -- The Karate Kid
"To the Sky" -- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
"What If" -- Letters to Juliet
"Life during Wartime" -- Life during Wartime
"Made in Dagenham" -- Made in Dagenham
"Little One" -- Mother and Child"
"Be the One" -- The Next Three Days
"If I Rise" -- 127 Hours
"When You See Forever" -- The Perfect Game
"I Remain" -- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
"Dream Big" -- Pure Country 2: The Gift
"How I Love You" -- Ramona and Beezus
"Darling I Do" -- Shrek Forever After
"Noka Oi" -- Six Days in Paradise
"This Is a Low" -- Tamara Drewe
"I See the Light" -- Tangled
"Rise" -- 3 Billion and Counting
"We Belong Together" -- Toy Story 3
"Eclipse: All Yours" -- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
"Nothing" -- Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too
"A Better Life" -- Unbeaten
"Shine" -- Waiting for Superman
"The Reasons Why" -- Wretches & Jabberers

Awards -- Dallas-Ft. Worth Critics

The DFW critics have a pretty decent track record with the Oscars, and from the looks of their winners for this year, that track record will very likely remain in tact.

Best Picture
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Director
DAVID FINCHER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"

Best Actor
JAMES FRANCO "127 HOURS"

Best Actress
NATALIE PORTMAN "BLACK SWAN"

Best Supporting Actor
CHRISTIAN BALE "THE FIGHTER"

Best Supporting Actress
MELISSA LEO "THE FIGHTER"

Best Screenplay
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Animated Film
TOY STORY 3

Best Cinematography
127 HOURS

Best Foreign Language Film
BIUTIFUL

Best Documentary
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

Russell Smith Award
WINTER'S BONE

Top Ten Films
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

Awards -- Chicago Film Critics

One of the last of the big critics group to announce this year is Chicago. They always do nominees first, which I like. This year, The Social Network leads with 8 nods, and Black Swan, King's Speech, True Grit, & Winter's Bone are garnered 6. Inception also finds itself in the Best Picture category. Here are the full nominees...

[Edit] And now, here are the winners.

Best Picture
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Winter's Bone

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan"
David Fincher "The Social Network"
Debra Granik "Winter's Bone"
Tom Hooper "The King's Speech"
Christopher Nolan "Inception"

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges "True Grit"
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"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"

Lesley Manville "Another Year"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams "Blue Valentine"

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale "The Fighter"
Andrew Garfield "The Social Network"
John Hawkes "Winter's Bone"
Mark Ruffalo "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter "The King's Speech"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld "True Grit"
Jacki Weaver "Animal Kingdom"

Best Original Screenplay
Black Swan
Four Lion
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech

Best Adapted Screenplay
Rabbit Hole
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

Best Cinematography
Black Swan
Inception
Shutter Island
The Social Network
True Grit

Best Original Score
Black Swan
I Am Love
Inception
The Social Network
True Grit

Best Foreign Language Film
Biutiful
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Mother
A Prophet

Best Documentary
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Restrepo
The Tillman Story
Waiting for Superman

Most Promising Performer
Armie Hammer "The Social Network"
Katie Jarvis "Fish Tank"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Tahar Rahim "A Prophet"
Hailee Steinfeld "True Grit"

Most Promising Filmmaker
Banksy "Exit Through the Gift Shop"
Darek Cianfrance "Blue Valentine"
David Michod "Animal Kingdom"
Aaron Schneider "Get Low"
John Wells "The Company Men"

Awards -- Las Vegas Critics

The LV critics have announced its winners for the 2010 Sierra Awards. Surprise, surprise, surprise, guess which film in #1.

Best Picture
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan"
Danny Boyle "127 Hours"
DAVID FINCHER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"
Tom Hooper "The King's Speech"
Christopher Nolan "Inception"

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges "True Grit"
Leonardo DiCaprio "Inception"
Robert Duvall "Get Low"
Colin Firth "The King's Speech"
JAMES FRANCO "127 HOURS"

Best Actress
Annette Bening "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
NATALIE PORTMAN "BLACK SWAN"
Noomi Rapace "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Best Supporting Actor
CHRISTIAN BALE "THE FIGHTER"
Andrew Garfield "The Social Network"
Mark Ruffalo "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"
Justin Timberlake "The Social Network"

Best Supporting Actress
AMY ADAMS "THE FIGHTER"
Mila Kunis "Black Swan"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld "True Grit"
Jacki Weaver "Animal Kingdom"

Best Screenplay
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
True Grit

Best Animated Film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
TOY STORY 3

Best Cinematography
127 Hours
BLack Swan
INCEPTION
The Social Network
True Grit

Best Film Editing
127 Hours
Black Swan
INCEPTION
Shutter Island
The Social Network

Best Art Direction
BLACK SWAN
Kick-Ass
The King's Speech
Inception
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Costume Design
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Black Swan
The King's Speech
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
True Grit

Best Visual Effects
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
INCEPTION
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Tron: Legacy

Best Score
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Inception
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Tron: Legacy

Best Song
127 Hours
Country Strong
How to Train Your Dragon
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
TANGLED

Best Foreign Language Film
Biutiful
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
I Am Love
Mesrine
A Prophet

Best Documentary
Babies
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
The Tillman Story
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

Best Family Film
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
How to Train Your Dragon
Tangled
TOY STORY 3

Best Youth in Film
Zachary Gordon "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
Josh Hutcherson "The Kids Are All Right"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Chloe Grace Moretz "Kick-Ass"
HAILEE STEINFELD "TRUE GRIT"

Best DVD
ALIEN ANTHOLOGY
Avatar Box Set
Inception
The Pacific
Toy Story Box Set

William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award
Annette Bening
Steve Martin
Helen Mirren
Bill Murray
THELMA SCHOONMAKER

Top Ten Films
1. The Social Network
2. Inception
3. Black Swan
4. 127 Hours
5. The King's Speech
6. The Fighter
7. True Grit
8. Winter's Bone
9. The Town
10. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Awards -- Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards

The SAG Awards have announced, and while they were mostly predictable, a few surprises did pop up here are there. Here are the nominees.

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"

BEST ACTRESS

ANNETTE BENING -- "THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT"
NICOLE KIDMAN -- "RABBIT HOLE"
JENNIFER LAWRENCE -- "WINTER'S BONE"
NATALIE PORTMAN -- "BLACK SWAN"
HILARY SWANK -- "CONVICTION"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHRISTIAN BALE -- "THE FIGHTER"
JOHN HAWKES -- "WINTER'S BONE"
JEREMY RENNER -- "THE TOWN"
MARK RUFFALO -- "THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT"
GEOFFREY RUSH -- "THE KING'S SPEECH"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

AMY ADAMS -- "THE FIGHTER"
HELENA BONHAM CARTER -- "THE KING'S SPEECH"
MILA KUNIS -- "THE FIGHTER"
MELISSA LEO -- "THE FIGHTER"
HAILEE STEINFELD -- "TRUE GRIT"

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

BLACK SWAN
THE FIGHTER
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
THE KING'S SPEECH
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Awards -- Golden Globe Awards

The 2nd biggest award show of the year has announced their nominees. Leading the pack with 7 nods is The King's Speech, followed closely by The Fighter and The Social Network with 6. Very interesting to see Mila Kunis pop up again, after she landed a spot with the Broadcast Critics too. Maybe she has more of a shot than I thought? VERY disappointed in their choices for Musical/Comedy Film. The only film that even remotely deserves a spot there is Kids, and maybe Red. Where's Kick-Ass? Where's Scott Pilgrim? Where's Toy Story? I mean...Burlesque? Burlesque? BURLESQUE? WTF???? Being the only musical of the year should not be an automatic bid for a Golden Globe! Once again HFPA, you have let me down. Oh, and seeing the list of 5 films for animated feature makes me sad, once again, that the Academy has a ridiculous rule about an arbitrary # of films needed for be released in a year. Film should be judged on QUALITY, not QUANTITY. All 5 of these deserve an Oscar nod, but only 3 will make the cut.




BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network


BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist


BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan"
David Fincher "The Social Network"
Tom Hooper "The King's Speech"
Christopher Nolan "Inception"
David O. Russell "The Fighter"


BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)
Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network"
Colin Firth "The King's Speech"
James Franco "127 Hours"
Ryan Gosling "Blue Valentine"
Mark Wahlberg "The Fighter"


BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Johnny Depp "Alice in Wonderland"
Johnny Depp "The Tourist"
Paul Giamatti "Barney's Version"
Jake Gyllenhaal "Love and Other Drugs"
Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"


BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Halle Berry "Frankie and Alice"
Nicole Kidman "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams "Blue Valentine"


BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Annette Bening "The Kids Are All Right"
Anne Hathaway "Love and Other Drugs"
Angelina Jolie "The Tourist"
Julianne Moore "The Kids Are All Right"
Emma Stone "Easy A"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale "The Fighter"
Michael Douglas "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"
Andrew Garfield "The Social Network"
Jeremy Renner "The Town"
Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter "The King's Speech"
Mila Kunis "Black Swan"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Jacki Weaver "Animal Kingdom"


BEST SCREENPLAY
127 Hours -- Danny Boyle
Inception -- Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right -- Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Hart
The King's Speech -- David Seidler
The Social Network -- Aaron Sorkin


BEST ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
127 Hours -- A.R. Rahman
Alice in Wonderland -- Danny Elfman
Inception -- Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech -- Alexander Desplat
The Social Network -- Trent Reznor


BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Bound to You" -- Burlesque
"Coming Home" -- Country Strong
"I See the Light" -- Tangled
"There's a Place for Us" -- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" -- Burlesque


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Biutiful
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World

Awards -- Toronto Film Critics

More critics. More Social Network. zzzzzzzzzz Although I like the win for Armie Hammer.

BEST PICTURE: "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"
Runners-up: "Black Swan" & "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives"

BEST DIRECTOR: DAVID FINCHER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"
Runners-up: Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan" & Christopher Nolan "Inception"

BEST ACTOR: JESSE EISENBERG "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"
Runners-up: Colin Firth "The King's Speech" & James Franco "127 Hours"

BEST ACTRESS: JENNIFER LAWRENCE "WINTER'S BONE"
Runners-up: Natalie Portman "Black Swan" & Michelle Williams "Blue Valentine"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: ARMIE HAMMER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"
Runners-up: Christian Bale "The Fighter" & Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: HAILEE STEINFELD "TRUE GRIT"
Runners-up: Amy Adams "The Fighter" & Melissa Leo "The Fighter"

BEST SCREENPLAY: "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"
Runners-up: "The King's Speech" & "True Grit"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON"
Runners-up: "Despicable Me" & "Toy Story 3"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES"
Runners-up: "Mother" & "Of Gods and Men"

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP"
Runners-up: "Inside Job" & "Marwencol"

BEST FIRST FEATURE: "EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP"
Runners-up: "Get Low" & "Monsters"

JAY SCOTT PRIZE FOR EMERGING TALENT
DANIEL COCKBURN "YOU ARE HERE"

SPECIAL CITATION
BRUCE MCDONALD, who directed 4 movies in 2010 "This Movie is Broken", "Trigger", "Music from the Big House", "Hard Core Logo 2"

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM NOMINEES
"Incendies"
"Splice"
"Trigger"

Awards -- San Francisco Film Critics















Another critics group announcment, and another win for The Social Network. It's an amazing film, but quite honestly, I'm starting to get a little bored. Nice wins for Michelle Williams & John Hawkes tho.

Best Picture
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Director
DARREN ARONOFSKY "BLACK SWAN" & DAVID FINCHER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK" (tie)

Best Actor
COLIN FIRTH "THE KING'S SPEECH"

Best Actress
MICHELLE WILLIAMS "BLUE VALENTINE"

Best Supporting Actor
JOHN HAWKES "WINTER'S BONE"

Best Supporting Actress
JACKI WEAVER "ANIMAL KINGDOM"

Best Original Screenplay
THE KING'S SPEECH -- DAVID SEIDLER

Best Adapted Screenplay
THE SOCIAL NETWORK -- AARON SORKIN

Best Animated Feature
TOY STORY 3
Best Cinematography
BLACK SWAN -- MATTHEW LIBATIQUE

Best Foreign Language Film
MOTHER (SOUTH KOREA)

Best Documentary
THE TILLMAN STORY

Marlon Riggs Award for courage & vision in Bay Area film community
ELLIOT LAVINE -- teacher, exhibitor & repertory curator

Awards -- San Diego Film Critics

I always find the San Diego critics to be a fun group to watch. Their choices are far more eclectic than most, and their nominees are always kinda fun. Nice mentions for a lot of the usuals, but also a few surprises. Nice mentions for Shutter Island, Scott Pilgrim, and The Town, among others. Here are the full nominees...

[Edit] They have now announced their winners, going with Winter's Bone in 3 categories including Best Picture. Love the editing win for Scott Pilgrim!

BEST PICTURE
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Winter's Bone

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan"
Danny Boyle "127 Hours"
David Fincher "The Social Network"
Debra Granik "Winter's Bone"
Christopher Nolan "Inception"

BEST ACTOR
Aaron Eckhart "Rabbit Hole"
Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network"
Colin Farrell "Ondine"
Colin Firth "The King's Speech"
James Franco "127 Hours"

BEST ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Carey Mulligan "Never Let Me Go"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Tilda Swinton "I Am Love"
Michelle Williams "Blue Valentine"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale "The Fighter"
John Hawkes "Winter's Bone"
John Hurt "44 Inch Chest"
Jeremy Renner "The Town"
Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Dale Dickey "Winter's Bone"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Blake Lively "The Town"
Lesley Manville "Another Year"
Jacki Weaver "Animal Kingdom"

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
44 Inch Chest
Another Year
The Fighter
The Social Network
Winter's Bone

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Four Lions -- Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain & Chris Morris
Inception -- Christopher Nolan
The King's Speech -- David Seidler
Ondine -- Neil Jordan
Toy Story 3 -- Michael Ardnt

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World -- Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright
Shutter Island -- Laeta Kalogridis
The Social Network -- Aaron Sorkin
The Town -- Peter Craig, Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard
Winter's Bone -- Debra Granik & Anne Roselini

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 Hours -- Anthony Dod Mantle & Enrique Chediak
Black Swan -- Matthew Labatique
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 -- Eduardo Serra
Inception -- Wally Pfister
Shutter Island -- Robert Richardson

BEST FILM EDITING
127 Hours -- Jon Harris
Black Swan -- Andrew Weisblum
Inception -- Lee Smith
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World -- Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss
The Social Network -- Angus Wall & Kirk Baxter

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland -- Robert Stromberg
Black Swan -- Therese De Prez
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 -- Stuart Craig
Inception -- Guy Hendrix Dyas
Shutter Island -- Dante Ferreti

BEST SCORE
127 Hours -- A.R. Rahman
Alice in Wonderland -- Danny Elfman
Black Swan -- Clint Mansell
Never Let Me Go -- Rachel Portman
The Social Network -- Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Biutiful
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Mother
No One Knows About Persian Cats

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Exit Through the Gift Shop
A Film Unfinished
Inside Job
The Tillman Story
Waiting for 'Superman'

Awards -- New York Film Critics Circle

Along with Los Angeles, and maybe Chicago, the New York critics is another of the big critic awards for the year. And once again, The Social Network has taken the prize. Although a strong showing from The Kids Are All Right, taking 3 awards, and maybe giving that film the little extra boost it needs to stay in the minds of voters.

Best Film
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Director
DAVID FINCHER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"

Best Actor
COLIN FIRTH "THE KING'S SPEECH"

Best Actress
ANNETTE BENING "THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT"

Best Supporting Actor
MARK RUFFALO "THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT"

Best Supporting Actress
MELISSA LEO "THE FIGHTER"

Best Screenplay
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

Best Animated Film
THE ILLUSIONIST

Best Cinematography
BLACK SWAN

Best Foreign Language Film
CARLOS

Best Non-Fiction Film
INSIDE JOB

Best First Feature
ANIMAL KINGDOM

Awards -- Southeastern Film Critics



SEFCA, the latest critics group to announce, has also gone with The Social Network. This is almost to the level of 2004, when Sideways won almost every single critic award.


TOP TEN FILMS

1. THE SOCIAL NETWORK (BEST PICTURE)

2. The King's Speech

3. Winter's Bone

4. Black Swan

5. Inception

6. True Grit

7. Toy Story 3

8. 127 Hours

9. The Fighter

10. The Kids Are All Right


BEST DIRECTOR: DAVID FINCHER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"

Runner-up: Christopher Nolan "Inception"


BEST ACTOR: COLIN FIRTH "THE KING'S SPEECH"

Runner-up: James Franco "127 Hours"


BEST ACTRESS: NATALIE PORTMAN "BLACK SWAN"

Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: GEOFFREY RUSH "THE KING'S SPEECH"

Runner-up: Christian Bale "The Fighter"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: HAILEE STEINFELD "TRUE GRIT"

Runner-up: Melissa Leo "The Fighter"


BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Runner-up: Winter's Bone


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: THE KING'S SPEECH

Runner-up: Inception


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Runner-up: Winter's Bone


BEST ANIMATED FILM: TOY STORY 3

Runner-up: How to Train Your Dragon


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRUE GRIT

Runner-up: Inception


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: MOTHER

Runner-up: Biutiful


BEST DOCUMENTARY: INSIDE JOB

Runner-up: Exit Through the Gift Shop


GENE WYATT AWARD (SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH): WINTER'S BONE

Runner-up: Get Low

Monday, December 13, 2010

Awards -- Broadcast Film Critics (Critics Choice)

One of my favorite groups to watch every year, the Broadcast Film Critics, have announced their nominees. Strong showing from many expected contenders, but leading the pack, with a whopping 12 nominations, is Black Swan!!! That is a record for the most nominations for a single film that the Broadcast Critics have ever given. The King's Speech & True Grit both ranked in just behind with 11, and Inception with 10. Taking a look at the list, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if these 10 films ended up being the exact 10 that Oscar will announce too.

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

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan"
Danny Boyle "127 Hours"
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen "True Grit"
David Fincher "The Social Network"
Tom Hooper "The King's Speech"
Christopher Nolan "Inception"

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"
Noomi Rapace "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Michelle Williams "Blue Valentine"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale "The Fighter"
Andrew Garfield "The Social Network"
Jeremy Renner "The Town"
Sam Rockwell "Conviction"
Mark Ruffalo "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter "The King's Speech"
Mila Kunis "Black Swan"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld "True Grit"
Jacki Weaver "Animal Kingdom"

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
The Town

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Another Year
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit

BEST FILM EDITING
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The Social Network

BEST ART DIRECTION
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The King's Speech
True Grit

BEST SOUND
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Inception
Tron: Legacy

BEST MAKEUP
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
True Grit

BEST SCORE
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

BEST SONG
"I See the Light" -- Tangled
"If I Rise" -- 127 Hours
"Shine" -- Waiting for Superman
"We Belong Together" -- Toy Story 3
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet" -- Burlesque

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Biutiful
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Restrepo
The Tillman Story
Waiting for Superman

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elle Fanning "Somewhere"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Chloe Grace Moretz "Let Me In"
Chloe Grace Moretz "Kick-Ass"
Kodi Smit-McPhee "Let Me In"
Hailee Steinfeld "True Grit"

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Inception
Kick-Ass
Red
The Town
Unstoppable

BEST COMEDY MOVIE
Cyrus
Date Night
Easy A
Get Him to the Greek
I Love You Philip Morris
The Other Guys

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
The Pacific
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

Awards -- St. Louis Film Critics

The St. Louis critics have announced their nominees for this year. Strong showings by the usual suspects, along with a few nice surprises. Love the love for Black Swan, Kick-Ass, and Scott Pilgrim!!!

BEST PICTURE
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan"
Danny Boyle "127 Hours"
David Fincher "The Social Network"
Tom Hooper "The King's Speech"
Christopher Nolan "Inception"

BEST ACTOR
Javier Bardem "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network"
Colin Firth "The King's Speech"
James Franco "127 Hours"

BEST ACTRESS
Nicole Kidman "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Noomi Rapace "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Naomi Watts "Fair Game"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale "The Fighter"
John Hawkes "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner "The Town"
Sam Rockwell "Conviction"
Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter "The King's Speech"
Barbara Hershey "Black Swan"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld "True Grit"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Biutiful
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Social Network
True Grit
Winter's Bone

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole
Tangled
Toy Story 3

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Inception
Kick-Ass
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Tron: Legacy

BEST MUSIC
Black Swan
Burlesque
The Fighter
Inception
The Social Network

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Biutiful
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Micmacs
North Face
A Prophet

BEST DOCUMENTARY
A Unfinished
Restrepo
The Tillman Story
Waiting for Superman
Waking Sleeping Beauty

BEST COMEDY FILM
Easy A
I Love You Philip Morris
Jack-Ass 3D
Micmacs
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

MOVING THE MEDIUM FORWARD AWARD
127 Hours
Inception
Kick-Ass
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Toy Story 3
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

BEST ARTISTIC/CREATIVE FILM (Excellence in Arthouse Cinema)
The King's Speech
Micmacs
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Trash Humpers
Winter's Bone

WORST FILM
Hereafter
How Do You Know
Skyline
When in Rome
The Wolfman

Awards -- Los Angeles Film Critics

The Los Angeles critics, one of the biggest critic awards of the year, have announced, and, following suit with the last few days, they have chosen The Social Network as the Best Film of 2010. This train just keeps gaining speed. Also nice mentions for Carlos & The Ghost Writer.

BEST PICTURE: THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Runner-up: Carlos

BEST DIRECTOR: OLIVIER ASSAYAS "CARLOS" & DAVID FINCHER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK" (tie)

BEST ACTOR: COLIN FIRTH "THE KING'S SPEECH"
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez "Carlos"

BEST ACTRESS: KIM HYE-JA "MOTHER"
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: NIELS ARESTRUP "A PROPHET"
Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: JACKI WEAVER "ANIMAL KINGDOM"
Runner-up: Olivia Williams "The Ghost Writer"

BEST SCREENPLAY: "THE SOCIAL NETWORK" -- AARON SORKIN
Runner-up: "The King's Speech" -- David Seidler

BEST ANIMATION: "TOY STORY 3"
Runner-up: "The Illusionist"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: "BLACK SWAN" -- MATTHEW LIBATIQUE
Runner-up: "True Grit" -- Roger Deakins

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: "INCEPTION" -- GUY HENDRIX DYAS
Runner-up: "The King's Speech" -- Eve Stewart

BEST MUSIC/SCORE: "THE GHOST WRITER" -- ALEXANDRE DESPLAT & "THE SOCIAL NETWORK" -- TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS (tie)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "CARLOS"
Runner-up: "Mother"

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON FICTION FILM: "LAST TRAIN HOME"
Runner-up: "Exit Through the Gift Shop"

NEW GENERATION AWARD
LENA DUNHAM "TINY FURNITURE"

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT AWARD:
"FILM SOCIALISM"

Awards -- New York Film Critics Online

The NYFCO has announced their winners, and again, The Social Network wins big! Started to feel a critics sweep coming on.

Best PictureText Color
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Director
DAVID FINCHER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"

Best Actor
JAMES FRANCO "127 HOURS"

Best Actress
NATALIE PORTMAN "BLACK SWAN"

Best Supporting Actor
CHRISTIAN BALE "THE FIGHTER"

Best Supporting Actress
MELISSA LEO "THE FIGHTER"

Best Ensemble Cast
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

Best Screenplay
THE SOCIAL NETWORK -- AARON SORKIN

Best Animated Film
TOY STORY 3

Best Cinematography
BLACK SWAN

Best Film Music or Score
BLACK SWAN

Best Foreign Language Film
I AM LOVE

Best Documentary
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

Best Debut Director
JOHN WELLS "THE COMPANY MEN"

Best Breakthrough Performer
NOOMI RAPACE "THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO"

Top 10 Films
127 HOURS
ANOTHER YEAR
BLACK SWAN
BLUE VALENTINE
THE GHOST WRITER
INCEPTION
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
THE KING'S SPEECH
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Awards -- American Film Institute Top 10

The AFI has announced their annual list of the top 10 films of the year. No big surprises, and a lot of film named that will be playing a huge role at this year's Oscars.

127 HOURS

BLACK SWAN

THE FIGHTER

INCEPTION

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

THE TOWN

TOY STORY 3

TRUE GRIT

WINTER'S BONE

Awards -- Boston Film Critics

The Boston Society of Film Critics have announced their winners, and they also went with THE SOCIAL NETWORK in a big way. Full winners below...

BEST PICTURE: THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Runner-up: Toy Story 3

BEST DIRECTOR: DAVID FINCHER "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"
Runner-up: Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan"

BEST ACTOR: JESSE EISENBERG "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"
Runner-up: Colin Firth "The King's Speech"

BEST ACTRESS: NATALIE PORTMAN "BLACK SWAN"
Runner-up: Annette Bening "The Kids Are All Right"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: CHRISTIAN BALE "THE FIGHTER"
Runner-up: Andrew Garfield "The Social Network"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: JULIETTE LEWIS "CONVICTION"
Runner-up: Melissa Leo "The Fighter"

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: THE FIGHTER
Runner-up: The Kids Are All Right

BEST SCREENPLAY: THE SOCIAL NETWORK -- AARON SORKIN
Runner-up: Please Give -- Nicole Holofcener

BEST ANIMATED FILM: TOY STORY 3
Runner-up: The Illusionist

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRUE GRIT -- ROGER DEAKINS
Runner-up: Black Swan -- Matthew Libatique

BEST FILM EDITING: BLACK SWAN -- ANDREW WEISBLUM
Runner-up: Inception -- Lee Smith

BEST USE OF MUSIC: THE SOCIAL NETWORK -- TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS
Runner-up: True Grit -- Carter Burwell

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: MOTHER
Runner-up: I Am Love

BEST DOCUMENTARY: MARWENCOL
Runner-up: Inside Job

BEST NEW FILMMAKER: JEFF MALMBERG "MARWENCOL"
Runner-up: David Michod "Animal Kingdom"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Awards -- Houston Film Critics

The next group to announce is out of Houston. A few nice surprise nods, including some of my personal fav's of the year. But here are their nominees.

[Edit] -- They have announced their winners, which are highlighted below. Once again, The Social Network retains it's runaway-train ways.


BEST PICTURE
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
Kick-Ass
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone


BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Aronofsky "Black Swan"
Danny Boyle "127 Hours"
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen "True Grit"
David Fincher "The Social Network"
Christopher Nolan "Inception"


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"


BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Noomi Rapace "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale "The Fighter"
Andrew Garfield "The Social Network"
Bill Murray "Get Low"
Jeremy Renner "The Town"
Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Helena Bonham Carter "The King's Speech"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Julianne Moore "The Kids Are All Right"
Hailee Steinfeld "True Grit"
Jackie Weaver "Animal Kingdom"


BEST SCREENPLAY
Inception -- Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right -- Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The Social Network -- Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3 -- John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich & Michael Arndt
Winter's Bone -- Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Tangled
Toy Story 3


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 Hours -- Anthony Dod Mantle
Black Swan -- Matthew Libatique
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 -- Eduardo Serra
Inception -- Wally Pfister
True Grit -- Roger Deakins


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
127 Hours -- A.R. Rahman
How to Train Your Dragon -- John Powell
Inception -- Hans Zimmer
The Social Network -- Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
True Grit -- Carter Burwell


BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"The Clap" -- Get Him to the Greek
"If I Rise" -- 127 Hours
"Shine" -- Waiting for Superman
"We are Sex Bob-Omb!" -- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" -- Burlesque


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Biutiful -- Mexico
Carlos -- France/Germany
El Secreto del Sus Ojos -- Argentina
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- Sweden
Mother -- South Korea


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Marwencol
Restrepo
The Tillman Story
Waiting for Superman


WORSE MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Furry Vengeance
Jonah Hex
The Last Airbender
Sex and the City 2
Splice

Awards -- Detriot Film Critics

Leading the Detroit critics with 6 nominations apiece, are Winter's Bone & The King's Speech. Pretty impressive considering there are only 8 categories!

[Edit] They have announced their winners. Winter's Bone took home the most awards, but the big one went to Social Network.

BEST PICTURE
127 Hours
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Winter's Bone

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle "127 Hours"
David Fincher "The Social Network"
Debra Granik "Winter's Bone"
Tom Hooper "The King's Speech"
Christopher Nolan "Inception"

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network"
Colin Firth "The King's Speech"
James Franco "127 Hours"
Ryan Gosling "Blue Valentine"

BEST ACTRESS
Nicole Kidman "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Carey Mulligan "Never Let Me Go"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams "Blue Valentine"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale "The Fighter"
Andrew Garfield "The Social Network"
John Hawkes "Winter's Bone"
Sam Rockwell "Conviction"
Mark Ruffalo "The Kids Are All Right"

Geoffrey Rush "The King's Speech"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter "The King's Speech"

Greta Gerwig "Greenberg"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Jacki Weaver "Animal Kingdom"

BEST ENSEMBLE
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Winter's Bone

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Andrew Garfield "The Social Network" & "Never Let Me Go"
Greta Gerwig "Greenberg"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Chloe Moretz "Kick Ass" & "Let Me In"
Mia Wasikowska "The Kids Are All Right"

Friday, December 10, 2010

Oscars -- Visual Effects down to 15

The long-list of films in contention for Best Visual Effects has been announced. In previous years, they later narrowed this list down again, down to 7 possible nominees. However, since the category will contain 5 nominees from now on (as it should've been for a while now), instead of the usual 3, I'm not sure whether they're doing a shortlist later on. Maybe like Best Foreign Language Film, where they narrow it down to 9 first? We'll see. Anyways, here are the 15 semi-finalists for Visual Effects:

Alice in Wonderland
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Clash of the Titans
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Hereafter
Inception
Iron Man 2
The Last Airbender
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Shutter Island
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Tron: Legacy
Unstoppable


If I had to pick the five nominees, I'd probably go Chronicles, Harry, Inception, Iron, & Tron, with Alice & Scott Pilgrim as backups. Would love to see a Pilgrim nod here tho.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Awards -- Annie Awards (Animated Film Society)

The Annie nominees have been announced for this year. How to Train Your Dragon leads the nominations, and Toy Story 3 still gathers 3 nods, including Best Animated Feature, even though Disney didn't even submit the film for consideration. Same goes for Tangled. The fact these films were nominated, even though they were "write-ins" and not officially submitted, shows how good they are. In case you're unaware, Disney is protesting the way the Annie voting process and membership works. But anyway, here are the nominees. I'm including only the categories that pertain to film. They have seperate categories for television, commercials, video, and games.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

BEST ANIMATED SHORT SUBJECT
The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger
Coyole Falls
Day & Night
Enrique Wrecks th World
The Renter

ANIMATED EFFECTS IN A FEATURE
Andrew Young Kim -- Shrek Forever Ever
Jason Mayer -- How to Train Your Dragon
Brett Miller -- How to Train Your Dragon
Sebastian Quessy -- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Krzysztof Rost -- Megamind

CHARACTER ANIMATION IN A FEATURE
Mark Donald -- Megamind
Anthony Hodgson -- Megamind
Gabe Hordos -- How to Train Your Dragon
Jakob Hjort Jensen -- How to Train Your Dragon
David Torres -- How to Train Your Dragon

CHARACTER DESIGN IN A FEATURE
Sylvain Chomet -- The Illusionist
Carter Goodrich -- Despicable Me
Timothy Lamb -- Megamind
Nico Marlet -- How to Train Your Dragon

DIRECTING OF A FEATURE
Sylvain Chomet -- The Illusionst
Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud -- Despicable Me
Mamoru Hosoda -- Summer Wars
Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois -- How to Train Your Dragon
Lee Unkrich -- Toy Story 3

MUSIC IN A FEATURE
Sylvain Chomet -- The Illusionst
David Hirschfelder -- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
John Powell -- How to Train Your Dragon
Harry Gregson-Williams -- Shrek Forever After
Pharrell Williams & Heitor Pereira -- Despicable Me

PRODUCION DESIGN OF A FEATURE
Yarrow Cheney -- Despicable Me
Eric Guillon -- Despicable Me
Dan Hee Ryu -- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Pierre Olivier Vincent -- How to Train Your Dragon
Peter Zaslav -- Shrek Forever After

STORYBOARDING OF A FEATURE
Alessandro Carloni -- How to Train Your Dragon
Paul Fisher -- Shrek Forever After
Tom Owens -- How to Train Your Dragon
Catherine Yuh Rader -- Megamind

VOICE ACTING IN A FEATURE
Jay Baruchel -- Hiccup -- How to Train Your Dragon
Gerard Butler -- Stoick -- How to Train Your Dragon
Steve Carell -- Gru -- Despicable Me
Cameron Diaz -- Fiona -- Shrek Forever After
Geoffrey Rush -- Ezylryb -- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

WRITING OF A FEATURE
Michael Arndt -- Toy Story 3
Sylvain Chomet -- The Illusionist
Williams Davis, Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders -- How to Train Your Dragon
Dan Fogelman -- Tangled
Alan J. Schoolcraft & Brent Simons -- Megamind