All posts tagged "The Help"

  • News
    Tate Taylor will direct ‘In the Event of a Moon Disaster’

    I can’t say that I’ve been much of a fan of Tate Taylor‘s work yet, but I...

  • Women in Cinema
    Women in Cinema: The Ladies of the Summer Blockbuster

    WOMEN IN CINEMA: Summer blockbuster season is upon us, and as is the case each year, the...

  • 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,...

  • Women in Cinema
    86 Years A Snub – The Struggle for Black Actors in Hollywood

    Lupita Nyong’o joined the coveted Oscar ranks earlier this month, becoming the seventh black actress (who is of...

  • News
    Will Jessica Chastain Join the Cast of ‘A Most Violent Year?’

    It looks more and more likely that Jessica Chastain will join Javier Bardem in A Most Violent...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 3: Post-Oscar Talk

    It’s been 24 hours and I’m joined by Joey, Robert, Anna, and Joseph to dish on the things of the night.  Here’s the agenda. The Not-So Surprising Wins (Plummer, Spencer) Quick note about our Academy Idol winner Billy Crystal:  How did he do? Technical aspects of the show (pacing, circus act, etc.)...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: Best Actress

    And the Nominees Are: Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs” Oscar Scene: “I could live here.” Viola Davis...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actress

    The 2011 Nominees For Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role are… • BÉRÉNICE BEJO • THE ARTIST • JESSICA CHASTAIN • THE HELP • MELISSA MCCARTHY • BRIDESMAIDS • JANET MCTEER • ALBERT NOBBS • OCTAVIA SPENCER • THE HELP The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress carries a...

  • 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...

  • News
    Oscar Web Series Launches on Oscar.com

    Oscar.com has launched its brand new web series, “Nominated with Dave Karger”, that provides moviegoers with an in-depth look at each of the 2012 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture. Entertainment Weekly’s Oscar columnist, Dave Karger, hosts the web-series with insightful commentary that is inter-cut between clips of the films and interview footage...

  • News
    Tate Taylor to Receive 2012 WGAW Paul Selvin Award

    Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES – Screenwriter-director Tate Taylor has been named recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2012 Paul Selvin Award for his adapted screenplay for the civil rights-era drama The Help. The Guild’s Selvin Award recognizes written work which embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties. Filmmaker...

  • 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...

  • Article
    Isolation of the Issues

    Sasha Stone of Awards Daily wrote this very passionate piece about racism and the Oscars.  I never share opinion pieces with readers but I was very taken by the truth that was said in the piece.  Here’s an excerpt and please give it a quick read: It’s really hard, isn’t it, to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Article
    Directors Guild of America Preview & Predictions

    Probably the most important precursor of them all, the Directors Guild of America announces their nominees tomorrow.  With the field of Best Picture anywhere between five and ten, the names called tomorrow morning will be essential to making the final cut in both Motion Picture and Director.  Last year, the group chose...

  • Article
    Sizing Up the Costume Design Field

    So what could one possibly say about Best Costume Design that one couldn’t possibly infer from all of my previous installments? Even non-Oscar watchers could tell you that the most ornate and attention-grabbing costumes get the lion’s share of these prizes, meaning that period pieces and fantasy films almost always clean up...

  • 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...

  • Community
    Year-In-Review: 2011 Davis’ Film Awards (Editors’ Choices)

    Putting together a best of the year list can be a daunting task, especially when you have so many films and performances you feel passionate about.  There are obvious performances and films I thought I felt one way about, that either grew on me or was forgotten altogether by year’s end.  You’ll...

  • 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...

  • Precursors
    Phoenix Film Critics Love ‘The Artist’

    TOP TEN FILMS OF 2011 (in alphabetical order) “The Artist” “The Descendants” “Drive” “The Help” “Hugo” “Midnight in Paris” “Moneyball” “My Week With Marilyn” “Super 8″ “The Tree of Life” BEST PICTURE “The Artist” BEST DIRECTOR Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”