Friday, December 21, 2007

Latest critics awards

Here is a brief (and rather sour) run-down of the latest critics' award winners:

- The Detroit Society of Film Critics, who nominated Marion earlier this week for Best Actress, went with Ellen Page (Juno).

- Marion was recently named first runner-up to Julie Christie (Away from Her) at the Dallas Fort-Worth Film Critics Association Awards. La Vie en Rose was also first runner-up in the Foreign Language Film category, losing to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

- La Vie en Rose was first runner-up to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly for Best Foreign Language Film at the Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards.

- The Utah Film Critics Association named Ellen Page the Best Actress, with Amy Adams (Enchanted) as the runner-up.

- The Austin Film Critics Association went with Ellen Page for Best Actress.

- The Alliance of Women Film Journalists named Julie Christie as Best Actress. They seem to really like her, as they Christie about four other awards, including Lifetime Achievement, Bravest Performance, Performance of the Year, and the Actress Defying Age and Ageism award.

- The San Diego Film Critics Society went with Julie Christie for Best Actress.

- The Florida Film Critics Circle Awards gave the Best Actress honor to Ellen Page.

- The St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association named Ellen Page as their Best Actress, with Marion as first runner-up. La Vie en Rose tied with Once as first runners-up to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street or Best Music. La Vie en Rose didn't place for Foreign Language Film, which went to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly for the win and The Kite Runner as first runner-up.

Just to further sort myself out...

First Runner-Up (Marion): Dallas Fort-Worth Film Critics Association (Best Actress); St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (Best Actress)
First Runner-Up (La Vie en Rose): Dallas Fort-Worth Film Critics Association (Foreign Film); Southeastern Film Critics Association (Foreign Film); St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (Best Music - tied with Once)
Nomination, but no placement (Marion): Detroit Society of Film Critics (Best Actress)
Nomination, but no placement (La Vie en Rose): St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (Foreign Film)
Single winner, loss: Utah Film Critics Association; Austin Film Critics Association; Alliance of Women Film Journalists; San Diego Film Critics Society; Florida Film Critics Circle

2 comments:

siutou_amy said...

lol'
what's wrong with the American film industry these days??

Crossing my fingers for Marion, these people need to watch more subtitled films~~ hahaha

btw, Ebert rocks~~ x'D

k_obrien said...

The good thing is that none of these critics have any influence at all over the Oscars. They're a nice tribute but don't hold great importance. Marion took LAFCA and is nominated for a SAG, GG, and BFCA, so she's in good shape. The NSFC will announce their recipients soon so we'll see how they play out.

And yeah, Ebert's a powerful, influential guy. His support is good :)