All posts tagged "The Descendants"

  • Article
    Good Reads: “Midnight In Paris” & “The Descendants”

    Hey y’all, welcome to Good Reads where we look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy....

  • Article
    Under the Circuit: Shailene Woodley

    Will Shailene Woodley follow in the footsteps of Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, or is she this generation's Parker...

  • Article
    Six Spot #5: Best Director 2011

    Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot,...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 03/18)

    Last week saw reviews of Detachment, Being Flynn and 21 Jump Street. Joey Magidson praised Julianne Moore’s performance in his review of Game Change. Anna Belickis’ famed Dancing with the Stars coverage will make its triumphant return this coming week, but for now she teased us with her preview of what’s to...

  • Article
    Editor’s Final Oscar Predictions

    It’s Friday.  Oscars are on Sunday.  I’ve rattled my brain for hours, days, weeks.  It hurts.  I can’t.  I am fully ready to be wrong in many categories.  I also chickened out in several categories. I wanted to put Max Von Sydow instead of Christopher Plummer.  Not happening.  Can I get some...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Actor

    And the Nominees Are: Demian Bichir for “A Better Life” Oscar scene: Telling his son that he does everything for him George Clooney for “The Descendants” Oscar scene: Saying goodbye to his wife Jean Dujardin for “The Artist” Oscar scene: Our introduction to George Valentin Gary Oldman for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”...

  • Article
    Making the final case for each Best Picture nominee…

    As you’re reading this, the Oscar voters have already made their final selections for each category of the Academy Awards, and there’s nothing left to do but wait for the results at the awards ceremony on Sunday. It got me to thinking, what kind of case has each Best Picture contender made...

  • Precursors
    ‘The Descendants’ and ‘Midnight in Paris’ take the WGA Awards!

    Yes, things aren’t too clear considering ‘The Artist’ wasn’t eligible (among other films that perhaps could have posed a threat) for the Writers Guild, but this still is good momentum for both Woody Allen and Alexander Payne’s features. As you can see below, this is the full cinematic list of what the...

  • Precursors
    ‘The Descendants’ takes USC Scripter Award!

    It was really a 2 horse race for the Scripter this year, and it seems that ‘The Descendants’ has hurdled past ‘Moneyball’ and taken the prize (and perhaps moved into the lead for Best Adapted Screenplay), as the Los Angeles Times reports: “The Descendants” won the USC Libraries Scripter Award, a prize...

  • Precursors
    ‘Artist’ and ‘Descendants’ split the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards!

    At this year’s ACE Eddie Awards, a few interesting things of note went down. First off, ‘The Descendants’ perhaps surprisingly won for Drama editing over the likes of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, ‘Hugo’, ‘Moneyball’, and ‘War Horse’. This could actually make it the prime challenger (despite what I wrote in...

  • Article
    Which Scenes from 2011 will you remember?

    Much like Kris Tapley over at In Contention does his list of the 10 best shots of each year, I like to do something similar as well here at The Awards Circuit. The wrinkle for me is that I go with the best/most memorable scenes of the year. It’s also kind of...

  • Community
    2011 ACCA Winners Announced!

    The 2011 Awards Circuit Community Awards was one of the most diverse and hottest choices this side of the internet.  This is the only site that gives its readership a voice to name his/her favorite films and performances of the year.  With a wide open Oscar race, the ACCA race followed suit...

  • Editor
    Oscar Circuit: Adapted Screenplay

    The screenplay categories have a strong correlation with past Best Picture winners.  In the past few years, “Slumdog Millionaire,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “The Departed” have all won the Adapted Screenplay race that translated to a Best Picture statue.  Other winners such as “The Social Network,” “Precious: Based on the...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Film Editing

    And the Nominees Are: The Artist The Descendants The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hugo Moneyball Tied into the Best Picture race more than any other tech category is Best Film Editing. Scoring a Best Picture win without at least a nomination here, if not a win, is incredibly rare and almost...

  • Article
    Screen Actors Guild Predictions

    Tonight, the Screen Actors Guild will present their winners for the very best in film and television.  The SAG awards have presented themselves as the most telling precursor of them all.  Last year, they matched up with Oscar 100% in their choices.  This year will be even more telling as the race...

  • News
    Michel Hazanavicius wins DGA Award!

    If you still weren’t willing to call the Oscar for “The Artist,” you should now.  Not sure if this will necessarily translate to an automatic Directing win for the French director but the film is signed, sealed, and delivered for Oscar gold.  Here’s the press release: LOS ANGELES —The winners of the Directors...

  • News
    Directors Guild of America Predictions

    The Nominees Are: Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist” Alexander Payne – “The Descendants” David Fincher – “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Martin Scorsese – “Hugo” Woody Allen – “Midnight in Paris” Prediction: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist” Alternate: Martin Scorsese for “Hugo”

  • News
    Iowa Film Critics Go for ‘Descendants’

    Best Picture: The Descendants Best Director: Alexander Payne (The Descendants) Best Actor: Brad Pitt (Moneyball) Best Actress: Viola Davis (The Help) Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer (Beginners) Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) Best Animated Film: Rango Best Film Yet to Open in Iowa: We Need to Talk About Kevin AND Project...

  • News
    Costume Design Guild Nominations

    Excellence in Period Film: “The Artist” (Mark Bridges) “Jane Eyre” (Michael O’Connor) “The Help” (Sharen Davis) “Hugo” (Sandy Powell) “W.E.” (Arianne Phillips) Excellence in Fantasy Film: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ (Jany Temime) “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (Penny Rose) “Red Riding Hood” (Cindy Evans) “Thor” (Alexandra...

  • Article
    Sizing Up the Best Film Editing Field

    Often called “the invisible art” of the movies, editing is a crucial and frequently undervalued (and misunderstood) element of filmmaking. Even more debatable is how to judge what “best” editing entails. Is it more commendable when an editor cuts a mediocre film out of pure garbage, or if they simply make impeccable...

  • News
    ‘Tinker Tailor’ makes a big showing with BAFTA!

    “The Artist” and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” lead the way with the BAFTA Nominations.  The most exciting is Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” was nominated for Best Film and Director but Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks were snubbed in their respective categories.  Carey Mulligan will be the sole representation for the acting ensemble...

  • Golden GLobes
    ‘The Artist’ triumphs at the Golden Globes with 3 Wins

    “The Artist” lead the way with three golden statues including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin.  Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” followed with two wins including Best Picture (Drama) and another award for lead George Clooney.  Probably the biggest surprise of the night was Woody Allen’s “Midnight in...

  • News
    “The Artist” Leads at the Critics Choice with Four Awards

    Read the Official Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA. – January 12, 2012 – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. “The Artist” was named the...

  • Community
    Awards Circuit Staff Top Ten of 2011

    As the year stands behind us and we gear up for the upcoming award shows including the Critics Choice Awards which will be broadcast on VH1, Thursday, January 12th @ 8pm ET.  Make sure you tune in. As for our own critics here at the Awards Circuit, I am pleased to present...

  • Article
    Year-In-Review: Editor’s Specialty Awards

    The Year-In-Review continues with some non-traditional citations on certain films and performances that did or did not make head way in 2011. What are your choices for “Limited Performance” of the year? or Most Underrated Film? or share what you thought about the Year-in-TV as I dish out my favorites in Television...