January 8, 2012

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Pitt will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Actor Award for his lead role in Moneyball and his supporting role in The Tree of Life.

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January 7, 2012

The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday, January 7th, 2012, chose “Melancholia”
as Best Picture of the Year 2011. Kristin Dunst was named best actress for her performance in Lars von Trier’s film, and Brad Pitt was named best actor for his work in “Moneyball” and “The Tree of Life.” Albert Brooks (or his evil twin) won best supporting actor for his appearance in “Drive,” and Jessica Chastain was named best supporting actress for her work in three films: “The Tree of Life,” “Take Shelter” and “The Help.”

Read more. Thanks Anu.

December 14, 2011

Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt will be honored at the 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

Pitt will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Actor Award for his lead role in Moneyball and his supporting role in The Tree of Life.

Hosted by Mary Hart, the Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees George Clooney, Glenn Close, Michel Hazanavicius, Octavia Spencer and Michelle Williams.

The Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 7, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Read more. Gosh did the critics wake up finally? Recognition!

December 14, 2011

The Top 10 Everything of 2011

In 54 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad, of the past 12 months

1. Brad Pitt for The Tree of Life, Moneyball and Happy Feet Two

Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011

Forty-eight on Dec. 18, he still hears the music of dreamboat squeals from his fans. Now an alto chorus of critical approval has joined the Brad Pitt symphony. The New York Film Critics Circle gave him its Best Actor award for two exceptional performances. In The Tree of Life he plays Mr. O’Brien, a demanding father of three boys; he loves them but is unable to express it, barking out commands, because that’s what a father does, when he wants nothing more than to hold them and be held in their esteem. In Moneyball, Pitt plays the sort of man Mr. O’Brien might wish he could be: Billy Beane, the real-life general manager of the Oakland As, who has a vision (of reviving his team with the smart application of statistics), knows how to communicate it and gets instant results. While Pitt poured his considerable star quality into playing Beane, he also got results as the film’s producer, spending years coaxing the adaptation of Michael Lewis’s best seller through many rewrites and three directors (finally settling on Bennett Miller). We’ll add a third Pitt accolade: he does deliciously comic voice work as Will the Krill in Happy Feet Two. What actor this year could equal the man who has everything?

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December 14, 2011

Gosh so many, here’s a small update and overlook of the nominations. For the fellow nominees just follow the appropriate links. There we will also post the results when available. Thanks Gabriella, Mickey and Danielle. So yea, sign up for the forum, just email me (see info on the right).

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
BEST ACTOR
Brad Pitt – “Moneyball”

BEST PICTURE
“Moneyball”
“The Tree of Life”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Moneyball” – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“The Tree of Life” – Emmanuel Lubezki

BEST ART DIRECTION
“The Tree of Life” – Production Designer: Jack Fisk, Art Director: David Crank

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“The Tree of Life”

BEST SOUND
“The Tree of Life”

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St. Louis Film Critics Award
Best Film
Tree of Life

Best Director
Terrence Malick for Tree of Life

Best Actor
Brad Pitt for Moneyball

Best Supporting Actor
Jonah Hill for Moneyball

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain for Tree Of Life

Best Original Screenplay
Terrence Malick for Tree Of Life

Best Adapted Screenplay
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin and Michael Lewis (book) for Moneyball

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki for Tree Of Life

Best Visual Effects
Tree Of Life

Best Music
Tree of Life

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Detroit Film critics Society
Best picture
The tree of life

Best director
Terrence malick – the tree of life

Best actor
Brad pitt – moneyball

Breakthrough performance
Jessica chastain – the help/take shelter/the tree of life

Best screenplay
moneyball – aaron sorkin & steven zaillian

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Houston Film critics
Best Picture
The Tree of Life, Fox Searchlight

Best Director
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Actor
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

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November 29, 2011

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.

Read more. Thanks Gabriella.