Category: moneyball

Brad nominated @ Satellite Awards

Best Actor:
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo diCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Tom Hardy, Warrior
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Michael Shannon, Take Shelte

Also nominated Tree of Life and Moneyball in other categories

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NY Film Critics

The 2011 award recipients were voted on Tuesday and revealed via Twitter.

The New York Film Critics Circle named Roadside Attractions’ Wall Street-set thriller Margin Call best first feature as it gathered on Tuesday to vote its best films of the year.

Announcing its picks via a Twitter feed, the account’s first tweet read, “We are convening now and will be tweeting as the voting progresses,” Tuesday morning.

Margin Call was the first winner, revealed at 10:10 a.m. ET. The film was directed by J.C. Chandor and starred Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Spacey.

Merle Streep was awarded the best actress prize for her portrayal of form Britain Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in The Iron Lady.

The best actor title was given to Brad Pitt for his roles in Moneyball and Tree of Life.

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Pitt hopes to connect with global audiences

Brad Pitt is eyeing more international collaborations and sees Korea as a significant industrial base for the process.

“I think we are living in a global community and I’m much more interested in … more global connections and interactions and cultures and nations,” the Hollywood star told reporters in Seoul, Tuesday, about what he hopes to achieve through his movies.

The promotional tour for “Moneyball,” which opens in local theaters this week, marks the 47-year-old’s first visit here. “I’m very excited to come here. Your market has exploded in a very positive way and it has become a hub of entertainment and sports.”

Pitt’s latest film tells the real-life story of a man who attempts to organize a budget baseball team. While it is about Billy Beane’s revolutionary use of computer-generated systems for recruiting players for the Oakland Athletics, the actor believes the emotional aspects of the film resonate with international audiences.

“No matter how much you can break the game down to a size, it’s all about the magical moments in baseball,” said Pitt, who is a personal fan of not only the Oakland As but his home state Saint Louis Cardinals.

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