Sunday, December 9, 2007

Boston

The Boston Society of Film Critics is announcing their awards *right now*. I'll check back in a bit -- hopefully with good news :)

MARION JUST WON

4 comments:

k_obrien said...

Wow, that is actually a HUGE victory for her. I was doing my research on the critics awards (sorry, I didn't finish it in time), and the BSFC very rarely awards foreign language films any prizes outside of Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

And, from what I could gather from looking at their winners archives, they've never given a foreign language PERFORMER an award. So this is a big win for her.

Cotillard-Admin said...

Seriously, K? That is amazing. I had no idea...I'm thrilled. I shall pimp those stats to death :) No let's keep our fingers crossed for LAFCA later today.

k_obrien said...

I emailed you the write-up...a little late, I didn't finish the other awards, but I didn't know Boston was announcing today.

Boston gave Yimou Zhang Best Director in 2004 (House of Flying Daggers). The last time before that was in 1985 for Ran (Best Film, Best Director - Akira Kurosawa).

I mean, there are these HUGE gaps, but -- using their own website -- they haven't given a foreign language performer an acting award. Unless I missed it, Marion Cotillard is the first.

I'm going to go back and check, just so I don't sound like a moron.

k_obrien said...

OK, I went back, and they gave the Best Actress award to Marilla Pera in 1981 for Pixote, which was a Portuguese film.

Still, though, 26 years is nothing to dismiss.