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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-12-13 11:27:36


BEST PICTURE
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

BEST ACTRESS
Viola Davis, The Help
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Carey Mulligan, Shame
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Asa Butterfield, Hugo
Elle Fanning, Super 8
Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Ezra Miller, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Saoirse Ronan, Hanna
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March

BEST DIRECTOR
Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Steven Spielberg, War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Will Reiser, 50/50
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni, Win-Win
Diablo Cody, Young Adult

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Eric Roth, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Tate Taylor, The Help
John Logan, Hugo
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin, Moneyball

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist
Newton Thomas Sigel, Drive
Robert Richardson, Hugo
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
Janusz Kaminski, War Horse

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Artist – Production Designer: Laurence Bennett, Art Director: Gregory S. Hooper
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Production Designer: Stuart Craig, Set Decorator: Stephenie McMillan
Hugo – Production Designer: Dante Ferretti, Set Decorator: Francesca Lo Schiavo
The Tree of Life – Production Designer: Jack Fisk, Art Director: David Crank
War Horse – Production Designer: Rick Carter, Set Decorator: Lee Sandales

BEST EDITING
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius and Anne-Sophie Bion
Drive – Matthew Newman
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Hugo – Thelma Schoonmaker
War Horse – Michael Kahn

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Artist – Mark Bridges
The Help – Sharen Davis
Hugo – Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre – Michael O’Connor
My Week With Marilyn – Jill Taylor

BEST MAKEUP
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Iron Lady
J. Edgar
My Week With Marilyn

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
The Tree of Life

BEST SOUND
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Super 8
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Drive
Fast Five
Hanna
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8

BEST COMEDY
Bridesmaids
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Horrible Bosses
Midnight in Paris
The Muppets

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
In Darkness
Le Havre
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
Where Do We Go Now?

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Buck
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Page One: Inside the New York Times
Project Nim
Undefeated

BEST SONG
“Hello Hello” – performed by Elton John and Lady Gaga/written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin – Gnomeo & Juliet
“Life’s a Happy Song” – performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie – The Muppets
“The Living Proof” – performed by Mary J. Blige/written by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman and Harvey Mason, Jr. – The Help
“Man or Muppet” – performed by Jason Segel and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie – The Muppets
“Pictures in My Head” – performed by Kermit and the Muppets/written by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman – The Muppets

BEST SCORE
The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Drive – Cliff Martinez
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Hugo – Howard Shore
War Horse – John Williams

Some surprises: No Best Picture nomination for 'Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'. Alan Rickman did not get nominated for 'Harry Potter' nor did Gary Oldman for 'Tinker, Taylor, Soldier Spy' or Kirsten Dunst for 'Melancholia'. Also, 'X-Men: First Class' was snubbed in the Best Action Movie category.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2011-12-13 11:38:14


Glad to see Midnight in Paris on the list. Easily one of my favorite films of the year.

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2011-12-13 11:49:11


The Dunst omission is a stunner to me. But the Serkis nom is FASCINATING. I'm not sure how I feel about an actor whose performance is manipulated in post to such a heavy extent getting nominated. I agree his work is vital to the success of that movie...but I still have major reservations about nominating his work for awards against non-manipulated performances.

I also haven't heard much buzz about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I absolutely adored the book...but the trailer (I know...bad Rob, juding by a trailer) makes it look all kinds of 'Let's learn life lessons from 9/11!!!'

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Posted by StageManager2 2011-12-13 12:08:15


Is Glenn Close losing steam? The Detroit Film Critics Society didn't nominate her either, as didn't the Independent Spirit Awards.

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Posted by ErikJ972 2011-12-13 12:37:37


It's a bummer Dunst didn't get nominated. I'm hoping Von Trier's Nazi flap in Cannes doesn't hurt her chances with other awards this season. I also would take out Tree of Life and replace it with Melancholia for Best Picture.

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Posted by henrikegerman 2011-12-17 13:47:26


J. Edgar's makeup? Have they lost their minds?

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2011-12-17 15:03:32


I'm glad mcCarthy got a nomination here.

As for Streep, when does this movie even come out?? All I've ever seen is the one trailer for it.

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Posted by StageManager2 2011-12-17 17:00:40


Jordan, IRON LADY opens next Friday (Dec. 30) but only selectively. It won't open wide 'til 2 weeks after that (Jan. 13).

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-01-12 21:08:53


I'm glad to see 'The Help' when its awards so far. Octavia Spencer seems like such a sweet woman.

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-01-12 21:54:22


Well it looks like Viola is on her way to pick up an Oscar.

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Posted by CapnHook 2012-01-12 22:41:48


THE IRON LADY is playing selectively in NYC. Check out the Lincoln Center AMC theater.

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-01-12 22:45:07


I've seen The Iron Lady. I think actually sitting through the film and not just watching the trailer sealed the deal that Streep won't win this year for being great in such a bad movie.

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Posted by strummergirl 2012-01-12 23:02:34


Winners....
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/winners-at-the-17th-annual-critics-choice-awards/2012/01/12/gIQAxLjuuP_story.html

— Actor: George Clooney, “The Descendants.”

— Actress: Viola Davis, “The Help.”

— Supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners.”

— Supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help.”

— Acting ensemble: “The Help.”

— Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist.”

— Original screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris.”

— Adapted screenplay: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin, “Moneyball.”

— Cinematography: “The Tree of Life” and “War Horse” (tie)

— Art direction: “Hugo.”

— Editing: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

— Costume design: “The Artist.”

— Makeup: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”

— Visual effects: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

— Sound: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”

— Animated feature: “Rango.”

— Action movie: “Drive.”

— Comedy movie: “Bridesmaids.”

— Foreign language film: “A Separation.”

— Documentary feature: “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.”

— Song: “Life’s a Happy Song,” Bret McKenzie and the Muppets, “The Muppets.”

— Score: “The Artist.”

— Joel Siegel award: Sean Penn.

UPDATE: **thanks besty, thought for sure I included it**
-Best Picture: "The Artist"

I have no problem though I am avoiding Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close so no offense to Thomas Horn but Elle Fanning and Ezra Miller were great in their respective films and many think Shailene Woodley will get an Oscar nomination.

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Posted by best12bars 2012-01-12 23:05:35


^ Best Picture was "The Artist." It's in the link, but you left it off your list.

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-01-12 23:09:37


Do you think "The Artist" will be unstoppable down the stretch for Best Picture?

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Posted by best12bars 2012-01-12 23:16:09


Unstoppable?

I absolutely think it's stoppable. But I also think it's the clear frontrunner.

The Artist strikes just the right chord. It manages to be "old school" and "cutting edge" at the same time. Traditional but daring. Safe but unexpected. Also foreign but domestic. It manages to strike a perfect balance, which I think means it will garner enough votes from a variety of Academy voters to win the top award.

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Posted by henrikegerman 2012-01-12 23:55:53


Not to mention it's the year's best movie.

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Posted by StageManager2 2012-01-13 05:38:15


I was reading online that the Critics' Choice Awards are made up of mainly bloggers, and, unlike other critics awards announced so far, they're not choosing which they think is best, but how they think the Oscars will vote. Thus, it's not a serious award of merit. If this is true, what a stupid awards show. Not even an awards show, really. They're not awarding anyone, just making predictions.

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Posted by best12bars 2012-01-13 06:45:14


I've only heard of the "online critics awards" in the past couple of years. I don't pay them any attention anyway. We're ALL "online critics" aren't we? Why don't we just hand out a "Broadway World Critics Awards" list to the media each year?

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-01-13 07:19:00


Henrik- I would argue that "The Tree of Life" was a (much) better movie that left all other movies in the dust this year, although I admit it seems to have little chance of winning anything beyond cinematography.

I even liked watching "Shame," "Young Adult" and "Tinker, Tailor" more than "The Artist." I'm not saying in any way I think "Young Adult" actually deserves to win Best Picture, but I connected to the characters/material more, and will personally get much more mileage out of the film than "The Artist."

I certainly enjoyed "The Artist" and thought it was a great, fun, well-crafted movie. If it wins a bunch of awards I won't be upset because it is worthy, but I wouldn't vote for it myself.

SM2- If that's true then what a joke! So it's like a live-action version of EW's Oscar picks? Pretty useless, except we get a sneak peak as to how actors will handle their speeches.

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Posted by best12bars 2012-01-13 09:29:44


The bottom line is that as "precursors" to the Oscars, the critics awards mean very little. They try to position themselves each year as "leading up to" the Oscars, but they really don't.

The Oscars are a peer award, the critics prizes are not. The only awards that come close (and not really) are the guild awards. SAG, WGA, PGA, DGA, Cinematographers, etc. Those are peer awards as well. SAG has some 70,000 to 90,000 members in it, yet the Actors branch of the Academy has a select 1,183 members (exactly). That's a mere fraction of the overall SAG membership, so the SAG Awards can't really be an indication of how such a small, select group of its actor/members will vote.

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-01-13 09:48:59


How do you become an Academy voting member?

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Posted by best12bars 2012-01-13 09:58:24


You have to be invited to join by the membership committee. Each branch (Actors, Directors, etc.) has their own committee who extends a certain number of invitations per year. Usually, it's enough to cover the turnover of membership, due to deaths or withdrawals.

Once you're in, it's for life, unless you're thrown out or quit or stop paying your dues ($250 per year--or at least they were a couple of years ago). Otherwise, it's a lifetime gig.

Here's a list of the 2011 new members who were invited to join by each branch:


Actors
Russell Brand – "Arthur," "Get Him to the Greek"
Gerard Butler – "The Ugly Truth," "300"
Vincent Cassel – "Black Swan," "Eastern Promises"
Robbie Coltrane – "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1," "Mona Lisa"
Bradley Cooper – "Limitless," "The Hangover"
John Corbett – "Sex and the City 2," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
Rosemarie DeWitt – "The Company Men," "Rachel Getting Married"
Peter Dinklage – "Find Me Guilty," "The Station Agent"
David Duchovny – "Things We Lost in the Fire," "The X-Files"
Jesse Eisenberg – "The Social Network," "The Squid and the Whale"
Jennifer Garner – "Arthur," "Juno"
John Hawkes – "Winter's Bone," "The Perfect Storm"
Thomas Jane – "The Mist," "The Thin Red Line"
Nastassja Kinski – "An American Rhapsody," "Tess"
Beyonce Knowles – "Dreamgirls," "Austin Powers in Goldmember"
Mila Kunis – "Black Swan," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
Jennifer Lawrence – "Winter's Bone," "The Burning Plain"
Tea Leoni – "Ghost Town," "Spanglish"
Anthony Mackie – "The Hurt Locker," "Million Dollar Baby"
Lesley Manville – "Another Year," "Topsy-Turvy"
Rooney Mara – "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "The Social Network"
Dominic Monaghan – "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Connie Nielsen – "Brothers," "Gladiator"
Er – "Animal Kingdom," "Cosi"

Animators
Geefwee Boedoe – "Let's Pollute," "Monsters, Inc."
Alessandro Carloni – "How to Train Your Dragon," "Over the Hedge"
Sylvain Chomet – "The Illusionist," "The Triplets of Belleville"
Jakob Hjort Jensen – "How to Train Your Dragon," "Flushed Away"
Biljana Labovic – "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger," "Idiots and Angels"
Tomm Moore – "The Secret of Kells," "Backwards Boy"
Teddy Newton – "Day & Night," "Ratatouille"
Bob Peterson – "Up," "Finding Nemo" (also invited to the Writers Branch)
Javier Recio Gracia – "The Lady and the Reaper," "The Missing Lynx"
Andrew Ruhemann – "The Lost Thing," "City Paradise"
Kristof Serrand – "How to Train Your Dragon," "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas"
Shaun Tan – "The Lost Thing," "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"
Simon Wells – "Mars Needs Moms," "The Prince of Egypt"

Art Directors
Anahid Nazarian – "The Virgin Suicides," "The Godfather, Part III"
Lauren E. Polizzi – "Cowboys & Aliens," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

At-Large
George Aguilar
Barry Bernardi
Christopher Dodd
Ted Gagliano
James L. Honore
Dawn Hudson
Beverly Pasterczyk
Randall Poster
Ric Robertson
David Schnuelle
Randy Spendlove
Beverly Joanna Wood

Casting Directors
Nina Gold – "The King's Speech," "Jane Eyre"
Jina Jay – "The Reader," "Layer Cake"
Lora Kennedy – "The Town," "Syriana"

Cinematographers
Frank Byers – "Illegal Tender," "Boxing Helena"
Patrick Cady – "Lottery Ticket," "Broken Bridges"
Danny Cohen – "The King's Speech," "Pirate Radio"
Lukas Ettlin – "The Lincoln Lawyer," "Middle Men"
Steven Fierberg – "Love & Other Drugs," "Secretary"
Barry Markowitz – "Crazy Heart," "Sling Blade"
Charles Minsky – "Valentine's Day," "Pretty Woman"
Lawrence Sher – "The Hangover," "Garden State"
Eric Steelberg – "Up in the Air," "(500) Days of Summer"

Costume Designers
Odile Dicks-Mireaux – "An Education," "The Constant Gardener"
Sarah Edwards – "Salt," "Michael Clayton"
Danny Glicker – "Up in the Air," "Milk"

Directors
Gregg Araki – "Kaboom," "Nowhere"
Susanne Bier – "In a Better World," "After the Wedding"
Neil Burger – "Limitless," "The Illusionist"
Lisa Cholodenko – "The Kids Are All Right," "Laurel Canyon" (also invited to the Writers Branch)
Debra Granik – "Winter's Bone," "Down to the Bone" (also invited to the Writers Branch)
Tom Hooper – "The King's Speech," "The Damned United"
John Cameron Mitchell – "Rabbit Hole," "Shortbus"
Yojiro Takita – "Departures," "Himitsu"

Documentary
Jon Alpert – "China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province," "Lock-up: The Prisoners
of Rikers Island"
Amir Bar-Lev – "The Tillman Story," "Fighter"
Lesley Chilcott – "Waiting for 'Superman'," "It Might Get Loud"
Carl Deal – "Capitalism: A Love Story," "Trouble the Water"
Charles Ferguson – "Inside Job," "No End in Sight"
Tim Hetherington – "Restrepo" (posthumous)
Sebastian Junger – "Restrepo"
Thomas Lennon – "The Warriors of Qiugang," "The Blood of Yingzhou District"
Diane Weyermann – "Waiting for 'Superman'," "Food, Inc."
Ruby Yang – "The Blood of Yingzhou District," "The Warriors of Qiugang"

Executives
William J. Damaschke
Richard M. Fay
Donna Langley
Leslie Moonves
Vanessa L. Morrison
Bill Pohlad
Rich Ross
Jeff Small
Thomas Tull

Film Editors
Tariq Anwar – "The King's Speech," "American Beauty"
Naomi Geraghty – "Limitless," "Reservation Road"
Jon Harris – "127 Hours," "Layer Cake"
Darren Holmes – "How to Train Your Dragon," "The Iron Giant"
Pamela Martin – "The Fighter," "Little Miss Sunshine"
Joel Negron – "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "The Karate Kid"
Terilyn A. Shropshire – "Jumping the Broom," "Eve's Bayou"
Angus Wall – "The Social Network," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Andrew Weisblum – "The Black Swan," "The Wrestler"

Live Action Short Films
Luke Matheny – "God of Love," "Earano"

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Judy Chin – "Black Swan," "Requiem for a Dream"
Kathrine Gordon – "3:10 to Yuma," "Ocean's Eleven"
Trefor Proud – "W.," "Topsy-Turvy"
Cindy Jane Williams – "Burlesque," "Hancock"
Wesley Wofford – "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son," "A Beautiful Mind"

Music
Terence Blanchard – "Inside Man," "Malcolm X"
Fernand Bos – "Crazy Heart," "Cold Mountain"
Graeme Revell – "Darfur Now," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"

Producers
Iain Canning – "Oranges and Sunshine," "The King's Speech"
Cean Chaffin – "The Social Network," "Fight Club"
Kevin Feige – "Thor," "Iron Man"
Gary Goetzman – "Where the Wild Things Are," "Mamma Mia!"
Sisse Graum Jorgensen – "In a Better World," "After the Wedding"
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte – "The Kids Are All Right," "Laurel Canyon"
Todd Lieberman – "The Fighter," "The Proposal"
Robert Lorenz – "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Mystic River"
Celine Rattray – "The Kids Are All Right," "Grace Is Gone"
Emile Sherman – "The King's Speech," "Candy"
Emma Thomas – "Inception," "The Dark Knight"
Gareth Unwin – "The King's Speech," "Exam"

Production Designers
Howard Cummings – "I Love You, Beth Cooper," "John Grisham's The Rainmaker"
Therese DePrez – "Black Swan," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"
Guy Hendrix Dyas – "Inception," "The Brothers Grimm"
Jess Gonchor – "True Grit," "Capote"
Jane Musky – "Something Borrowed," "Finding Forrester"
Eve Stewart – "The King's Speech," "Topsy-Turvy"

Public Relations
Susan Ciccone
Alissa Grayson
Jeffrey Hall
Jill Ann Jones
Mark Markline
Carmelo Pirrone
Ira Rubenstein
David Schneiderman
Loren Schwartz
Lance Volland

Set Decorators
Judy Farr – "The King's Speech," "Death at a Funeral"
Gene Serdena – "The Fighter," "House of Sand and Fog"

Sound
Andrew DeCristofaro – "Hall Pass," "Crazy Heart"
Joe Dorn – "The Wolfman," "Spider-Man 3"
Marc Fishman – "Bridesmaids," "Crash"
Lora Hirschberg – "Inception," "The Dark Knight"
Chris Jargo – "Robin Hood," "American Gangster"
John Midgley – "The King's Speech," "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"
Ed Novick – "Inception," "The Dark Knight"
Hammond Peek – "King Kong," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Brian Vessa – "Nemesis," "Lambada"
Mark Weingarten – "The Social Network," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Visual Effects
Tim Alexander – "Rango," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
Rob Bredow – "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," "The Polar Express"
Tim Burke – "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1," "Gladiator"
Peter Chesney – "No Country for Old Men," "Men in Black"
Paul Franklin – "Inception," "The Dark Knight"
Kevin Tod Haug – "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," "Quantum of Solace"
Florian Kainz – "Mission: Impossible III," "The Perfect Storm"
Marshall Krasser – "Iron Man 2," "Titanic"
Sean Phillips – "Alice in Wonderland," "The Polar Express"
Peter G. Travers – "Watchmen," "The Matrix Reloaded"
Brian Van't Hul – "Coraline," "I, Robot"
Mark H. Weingartner – "Sex and the City 2," "Inception"

Writers
Stuart Blumberg – "The Kids Are All Right," "Keeping the Faith"
Lisa Cholodenko – "The Kids Are All Right," "Laurel Canyon" (also invited to the Directors Branch)
Debra Granik – "Winter's Bone," "Down to the Bone" (also invited to the Directors Branch)
Karen McCullah Lutz – "The Ugly Truth," "Legally Blonde"
Aline Brosh McKenna – "27 Dresses," "The Devil Wears Prada"
Bob Peterson – "Up," "Finding Nemo" (also invited to the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch)
David Rabe – "The Firm," "Casualties of War"
Anne Rosellini – "Winter's Bone"
David Seidler – "The King's Speech," "The King & I"
Scott Silver – "The Fighter," "8 Mile"
Kirsten Smith – "The Ugly Truth," "Legally Blonde"
Aaron Sorkin – "The Social Network," "A Few Good Men"
Daniel Waters – "Batman Returns," "Heathers"

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Posted by best12bars 2012-01-13 09:59:07


Double post.

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-01-13 11:04:45


Thanks for the info. Very interesting who they picked for the actors this year. Is there any rhyme or reason for the actors picked or do this just get the most diverse crop of actors they can think of?

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Posted by best12bars 2012-01-13 11:42:26


There is rhyme or reason, but it's also diverse. There is a minimum criteria (and I don't know it) to be inducted. In addition to waiting for an invitation to be extended, members of the industry can "petition" to get in. They have to submit a current resume (which needs to meet the certain criteria), plus you need to be sponsored by two active members in the branch you want to join. That's a little harder than just being invited, but it's for "fringe" people who might not be noticed by the Academy on their own, plus people who genuinely want to be actively involved with the Academy.

I had a very close friend who was a voting member in the Actors branch for over 50 years. I enjoyed the "process" with her for many years. It was a lot of fun.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-01-13 15:30:06


I really didn't like the shirt Christopher Plummer was wearing last night. Also, my mom and I really are not as big of fans of him as we used to be. We both thought he came off as a very strange man on "The Sound of Music Reunion" on Oprah. Plus, we get tired off him bashing 'The Sound of Music' because not only did my mother and her family love the movie growing up, but my siblings and I did as well.

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Posted by doodlenyc 2012-01-13 15:40:38


Beyonce, really?!

Besty, I thought that if you are nominated you also become a member.

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Posted by best12bars 2012-01-13 16:53:04


It used to be an automatic "induction" into the Academy if you're nominated.

Actually, I think it still is ... but you will also occasionally see Oscar-winners being added in on a certain year. I finally figured out that this is very likely because they let their original membership lapse and had to be "asked" back to join.

If you default on your annual dues, you're out. Period. You have to be "asked" to join again. Kind of embarrassing when you think about it, just because you were late with the mail or your check bounced or you just didn't get around to it. There have been people who have been in and out a few times in their careers, but each time, it takes an invitation to get back in.

Just a few years ago I remember laughing at someone like Jack Nicholson (no, it wasn't him, but somebody of that stature and a past winner) being "welcomed" as a new member of the Academy.

LOL

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Posted by henrikegerman 2012-01-14 00:12:22


Just saw Moneyball and am floored. Bennett Miller, one of the very finest directors there is right now, along with Sorkin and Zaillian made a great movie. Pitt deserved his NY film critics award and he should get the oscar.

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Nominations:
Posted by east side story 2012-01-15 00:20:26


Being nominated, and even WINNING does not necessary mean you have been asked to join the Academy. I remember a few years back hearing Hilary Swank say she was not asked to join after her win for Best Actress in 2000. She was doing an interview, the Oscars came up, and somehow she got on the topic of how even after winning she was not asked to join for whatever reason. I'm sure she was asked before her second nomination, and win, five years later.

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Nominations:
Posted by best12bars 2012-01-15 07:42:14


I'm sure that if she "petitioned" (a little paperwork and two sponsors), she would have gotten in right away. It's a strange system, though. And sometimes there seems like there's no rhyme or reason to it. If Marty Ingalls is in, and Hillary Swank hasn't been asked (even after her first win), that's a little off. I'm sure Marty petitioned, but they accepted him.

On the other hand, I can see why they think it's better to have members who wanted to be there over members who are "drafted" in, simply because they've been nominated. Some nominees don't have any interest in it. I wouldn't want them as voting members if they didn't care to be involved.

I'm also sure some people think it's beneath them to petition. They'll only join if they're invited ... particularly if they've already won the award. It's an ego thing. Hell, the whole Academy is an ego thing.