Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Awards Awareness


In the wake of Zero Dark Thirty winning three awards from New York Film Critics, here are some dates to note for the continuing awards season, culminating in the Oscars.

The International Press Academy has already announced nominees for its 17th annual Satellite Awards . The group is composed of entertainment journalist for both domestic and foreign outlets.
ZDT has been nominated in the following categories --
Motion Picture
Director
Actress in a Motion Picture
Screenplay, Original
Film Editing

Yet to come --
December 5. The National Board of Review announces nominations.
December 9. Los Angeles Film Critics will announce its awards.
December 10. The American Film Institute will honor its Top 10 films of 2012.
December 11. Broadcast Film Critics Association nominees for the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be announced.
December 12. Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees will be announced.
December 13. Golden Globe nods live at 8 a.m. on NBC.
January 3. The Producers Guild of America will announce nominees.
January 8. Directors Guild Awards will announce the five Feature Film nominees.
January ?  Nominees for the Writers Guild of America Awards announced.
January 10. Academy Awards -- Nominations announced 5:30 a.m., PT.

December 16. Satellite Awards presentation.
January 8. The National Board of Review awards ceremonies.
January 10. Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (broadcast on CW network 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
January 13. Golden Globes live on NBC.
January 26. Producers Guild of America awards ceremonies.
January 27. Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)
February 3. Directors Guild Awards presented at annual dinner.
February 17. Writers Guild of America Awards will be given out.
February 24. The 85th Academy Awards (aired by ABC network)


More reviews and buzzviews --

I added the Movlieline insider peek at the NYFCC voting to the previous post. Here are some more from Andrew O’Hehir and Richard Corliss . So interesting!

At Indiewire Peter Knegt has some Oscar predictions in the Supporting Actress category. Yes, Jennifer is mentioned.

All the charts and graphs you could ever wish for in handicapping the awards season. Gold Derby has them.

‘Extra’s’ AJ Calloway interviewed Jessica Chastain who said about the film shoot, “We had to be so secretive about the film because we were just trying to make it without anyone getting in our way.” 

Matthew Garrahan’s piece titled Hunt for bin Laden cuts the CIA clich├ęs mentions ‘Homeland’ may have jumped the shark then adds that Zero Dark Thirty shows the CIA more convincingly. In fact, he maintains the story Bigelow and Boal have brought to the screen is so gripping and brilliant that it makes Homeland and other portrayals of the CIA look like soap operas. 

Shaun Munro at Whatculture called Zero Dark Thirty An Outstanding Feat of Muscular Filmmaking
“Zero Dark Thirty is as clinical and journalistic as one should expect from the duo of Bigelow and Boal. It is a film of three parts, beginning by establishing the target needed to track Bin Laden down – a courier from his inner circle – then proceeding to track this target, and finally the much-hyped “pay-off”
...
Chastain is really just a cog in a large wheel, and she’s matched by one of the finest ensemble casts of recent years; the meatiest parts undeniably go to Clarke, Mark Strong (as Maya’s blood-thirsty CIA superior), Jennifer Ehle (a CIA colleague) and Kyle Chandler (a head CIA operative).”

Awards Daily, Sasha Stone , discusses Zero Dark Thirty’s Oscar chances after winning three awards from New York Film Critics. 

Joal Ryan at E Online tells What We Learned About the Oscar Race From the New York Film Critics Circle Awards  “Zero Dark Thirty May Be Even Finer Than You Thought” 



THR’s FEINBERG FORECAST Updated Projections (With 12 Weeks Until the 85th Oscars)
Rates all the categories
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (far down the list, as you will notice)

Front-runners

Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Amy Adams (The Master)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)

Major Threats

Kelly Reilly (Flight)
Ann Dowd (Compliance)
Samantha Barks (Les Miserables)
Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables)
Kristen Stewart (On the Road)Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Possibilities

Kerry Washington (Django Unchained)
Helena Bonham Carter (Les Miserables)
Emily Blunt (Looper)
Susan Sarandon (Arbitrage)
Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)
Judi Dench (Skyfall)
Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty)

 
In other award news, my colleague and I claim the award for tracking down and reading more mentions and reviews of Zero Dark Thirty than anyone outside the cast and crew and makers of the film, including their publicists and agents. No complaints, though. It's fun. Signed, Janet and Georgina.



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