Sunday, December 12, 2010

NYFCO (Prizes and Top Ten List)

Need one more critics group for the day? No? Well then don't open up this window.

The New York Film Critics Online, which is a fairly new organization as critics awards go, embraced most of the Oscar frontrunners with the exception of The King's Speech. Their awards went like so... I may have missed a few but I shall update again if I have.

Picture: The Social Network
  • Their top ten list is (alpha order) 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 and The Social Network
A couple mild surprises in that top ten but the awards themselves are very Oscar-predictiony.

Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Actor: James Franco in 127 Hours
Actress: Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Ensemble Cast: The Kids Are All Right
Debut Performance: Noomi Rapace for The Millenium Trilogy.
Debut Director: John Wells, The Company of Men
Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Music or Score: Clint Mansell, Black Swan
Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Foreign Film: I Am Love
Animated Film: Toy Story 3


Scott said...

I like the selection of I Am Love. While Tilda Swinton's excellent performance has understandably dominated the attention given that film, there's a lot more to it beyond her wonderful work.

Anonymous said...

Natalie Portman! Here we go.
I do wonder if this is just some residual high since it's only been out for a week and some change.

MRRIPLEY said...

Seems front runners are emrging esp in the supporting categories it appears monster moms are the order of the day again this year with leo and weaver duking it out i think bale is a shoo in for supporting actor,i feel fincher is near a lock for director,i don't feel firth has best actor sewn up yet and maybe natalie will once again steal annettes thunder,i think the 4th 5th actress spot could go anywhere like 2003.

Taylor said...

I am so torn between Natalie Portman and Annette Bening. How much do I have to pay the Academy for a tie?

That said, Black Swan over The Social Network in my book. The Social Network is by far the better movie, and BY FAR the better script, but Black Swan is more exciting. It feels like every frame is a risk, like every moment of the movie is on a high.

Either way though this is my favorite year for movies at least since 2007. Maybe since 2001. And that's saying something.


Taylor -- and there's still good movies coming out. Rabbit Hole is very good... and some people *love* TRUE GRIT though i'm not really one of them.

Kevin said...

It's a fantastic year for film. Black Swan is among my favorite films of all time. The Social Network is one of the best films I've ever seen. Even "lesser" films like Please Give, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Catfish are incredibly good. What started as an astoundingly weak year really picked up.

Willy said...

Glad to see Kim Hye-Ja get some recognition. Mother is such a terrific film!!