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    Six Spot #3: Best Supporting Actor 2012

    Welcome back to the Six Spot!  In case you’re new to the Six Spot, this is a...

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    Awards Profile: Inherent Vice

    Directed and Written By: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Martin Short,...

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    Jonny Greenwood Will Score Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’

    One of the many pleasures of seeing a Paul Thomas Anderson film these days is the accompanying...

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    Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

    Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait...

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    Circuit 3: Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman celebrated his 46th birthday on July 23. The talented actor got his start in television,...

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    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 3/3)

    Hello, Awards Circuit devotees! I hope you’ve all recovered from last Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, because the fun is far from over. Following the pivotal show, you’ll see we’ve released some correlating articles, including Anna Belickis’ “Best Dressed List” and Joey Magidson’s post-ceremony reflection piece on whether Argo was always the big winner....

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    Oscar Circuit: Best Actor

    Years from now when I think back on 2012 and what it had to offer, I’m sure the cinematic landscape that was presented will surely stick out as many directors and filmmakers pushed the thematic narrative with breathtaking visuals, stupendous performances, and uniquely driven story structures.  One thing that will be near...

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    Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actor

    And the Nominees are… Alan Arkin – Argo Oscar Scene: “Argo fuck yourself” Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook Oscar Scene: “When life reaches out with a woman like this it’s a sin if you don’t reach back, I’m telling you its a sin if you don’t reach back!” Philip Seymour...

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    Writer’s Block: Paul Thomas Anderson

    “I am a star. I’m a star, I’m a star, I’m a star. I am a big, bright, shining star. That’s right.” With this ending pep talk, Dirk Diggler reclaims his rightful place in the limelight as Paul Thomas Anderson burgeons onto the scene as a formidable filmmaking talent.  Since Boogie Nights...

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    Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actress

    Supporting Actress has proven to be one of the best categories recently for the Academy Awards. For every year there was a clear front runner (Spencer, Monique, Hudson), there was another year when we had no idea who was winning (Leo, Swinton, Weisz, Cruz). Although after a few award shows, it’s clear...

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    Editor Top Films of 2012 – The Year of the Film

    2012 went in the blink of an eye.  By July of last year, I was fearful of how the year would turn out for film.  At that point my top two films, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Moonrise Kingdom were very good but nothing that I wanted to be in the...

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    Online Film Critics Society Gives Praise to ‘The Master’

    The Online Film Critics Society has announced the nominations for their 16th annual year end acknowledgements. The OFCS is comprised of a large group of critics whose work appears primarily online (nearly 200 members). Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master was the most nominated film by the group with eight nods. You can visit their site...

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    On the Possible Snub of Joaquin Phoenix

    When the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Actor are announced next month, it will mark the end to a hard fought battle, and this is a fact, one of the boldest and most creative performances of the last twenty years could very well be on the outside looking in. The...

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    The Kansas City Film Critics Circle Bows to ‘The Master’

    After what looked like the beginning of a Zero Dark Thirty sweep with the critics, we see another critics group opting for something else. The Kansas City Film Critics Circle has named Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master the best film of 2012. However, they selected a director other than PTA as best in show,...

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    San Francisco Film Critics Circle cites ‘The Master’ as 2012’s Best Film

    San Francisco Film Critics Circle has named The Master the best film of 2012, along with bestowing Joaquin Phoenix their Best Actor prize. Zero Dark Thirty also did well, winning prizes for Kathryn Bigelow in director and Mark Boal in screenplay. I have to say, as a San Francisco native, I was...

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    Houston Film Critics Society announces nominations, Lincoln leads with 8

    Contrary to popular belief, I am not a member of the Houston Film Critics Society. But you’ll be hard pressed to see me arguing with the nominations they’ve released. Lincoln leads the diverse groups of chosen films with 8 nominations, with Les Miserables and The Master behind it with 6. They also threw...

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    ‘The Master’ Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations!

    2012 CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION NOMINEES BEST PICTURE Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Lincoln The Master Zero Dark Thirty BEST DIRECTOR Ben Affleck, Argo Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

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    Trailergate: The Great Trailer Debate

    There’s the infamous Watergate scandal; sports followers still get a kick out of Crygate; and Antennagate  briefly plagued Apple’s release of the iPhone 4.  Well, here’s a new one for you: Trailergate.  It’s completely made-up and involves no impeachable offenses or villainous superstar athletes, so bear with me while I set this...

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    Analysis of the Golden Globe Nominations

    The stars have aligned for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  They announced their nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.  For the first time, their nominees don’t seem as blatant for trying to have the biggest stars in Hollywood join together for a dinner party.  Of course, there are some glaring omissions...

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    SAG Nomination Analysis – What Does It All Mean?

    The SAG bells rang today but they rang for many surprising and jaw-dropping exclusions.  As going on record stating this is the most competitive Oscar race I’ve covered in years.  Not one category seems assured with their lineups and we got many curveballs thrown at us this morning. In Best Supporting Actress,...

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    Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

    Thanks to reader Jamie for the heads up! Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the...

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    Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

    Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced...

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    Sight and Sound critics name ‘The Master’ Best Film of 2012

    Tis the season for critics groups to begin announcing their “Best of 2012″ lists and one of the earliest announcements come from the Sight and Sound critics. Comprised of about 100 international critics, it’s one of the more influential voting bodies, and this year their top spot went to Paul Thomas Anderson’s...

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    Why ‘Argo’ is still in the driver’s seat for Best Picture

    Now that the Presidential election and race for the White House is thankfully behind us (at least for another 4 years that is), even more speculation and analysis can be applied to the race for Oscars and mainly Best Picture! We’re at a critical juncture, in my opinion, as only a very...

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    Oscar Circuit – “Master” of Networking?

    As the awards season is underway, multiple scenarios are playing out in my mind suggesting what can occur for the remainder of the year.  Films like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Zero Dark Thirty are still sight unseen with Django Unchained and Promised Land about to get their first set of...