NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS CHOOSE "BLOOD" 


The National Society of Film Critics crowned "There Will Be Blood" the Best Picture of the Year for 2007. They really love this film based on Upton Sinclair's "Oil."

You wanna see how they voted?

Here's the list:

Best Picture
1. "There Will Be Blood" (48) - Paul Thomas Anderson [Paramount Vantage]
2. "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (28) - Julian Schnabel
3. "No Country for Old Men" (27) - Joel and Ethan Coen

Best Foreign-Language Film
1. "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (57) - Cristian Mungiu [IFC]
2. "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (42) - Julian Schnabel
3. "Persepolis" (18) - Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

Best Director
1. Paul Thomas Anderson (47) - "There Will Be Blood" [Paramount Vintage]
2. Joel and Ethan Coen (29) - "No Country for Old Men"
2. Julian Schnabel" (29) - "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

Best Non-Fiction Film
1. "No End in Sight" (43) - Charles Ferguson [Magnolia]
2. "Sicko" (20) - Michael Moore
3. "Terror’s Advocate" (18) - Barbet Schroeder

Best Actor
1.Daniel Day-Lewis (66) - "There Will Be Blood" [Paramount Vantage]
2. "Frank Langella" (34) -- "Starting Out in the Evening"
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman" (21) -- "The Savages," "Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead"

Best Supporting Actor
1. Casey Affleck (37) - "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" [Warner Bros.]
2. Javier Bardem (30) - "No Country for Old Men"
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman" (29) - "Charlie Wilson’s War"

Best Actress
1. Julie Christie (53) - "Away from Her" [Lionsgate]
2. Marion Cotillard" (50) - "La Vie en Rose"
3. Anamaria Marinca" (28) - "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"

Best Supporting Actress
1. Cate Blanchett (42) - "I’m Not There" [The Weinstein Company]
2. Amy Ryan (29) - "Gone Baby Gone" and "Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead"
3. Tilda Swinton (23) - "Michael Clayton"

Best Screenplay
1. Tamara Jenkins (28) - "The Savages" [Fox Searchlight]
2. Paul Thomas Anderson (19) - "There Will Be Blood"
3. Ronald Harwood (17) - "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

Best Cinematography
1. "There Will Be Blood" (51) - Robert Elswit 2. "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (40) - Janusz Kaminski
3. "No Country for Old Men" (33) - Roger Deakins


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WATCH MY TAKE ON THE 2008 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!!! 


From Palm Springs, to yours, HAVE A WONDERFUL 2008 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!!!



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I VOTED FOR THE CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS!!! 


I voted I voted! I'm a member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association) and our deadline is midnight (Saturday), so I voted, and proud of my choices, mind you!

Now, I won't divulge my votes, you just have to wait until the Critics Choice Awards !

THE 13TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS AIRS LIVE ON VH1, MONDAY, JANUARY 7TH, AT 9/8 CENTRAL


TIVO IT RIGHT NOW OR ELSE!!!


THE CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS IS A BETTER BAROMETER OF THE OSCARS THAN ANY OTHER AWARD-GIVING BODY!


BELIEVE ME...PLEASE!!!!


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MY AWARD SCREENERS! MY TREASURE TROVE! MY PRECIOUSSSSSSSSSS! 


Alright y'all, this is why I chose to be a struggling film critic. I love being showered with screeners, and watching them all in the comforts of my own abode!

Now, I didn't take this picture to make you jealous, but to let you know, I really value my stash, and I protect them firecely!

I don't loan them, share them, sell them, or God forbid, post them online! No, no, no!

But I do, studiously, watch each and every one of them, sometimes, over and over, so I can make the best value judgement with my awards choices (I vote for the Critics Choice Awards).

I ran across this interesting article, courtesy of Variety. Take a look at the POWER OF THE SCREENERS!

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OH NO! NO ACTORS FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES!!! 


According to Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg, not one of the more than 70 actors nominated for a Golden Globe will attend the January 13th ceremonies!

Why? Because of the WGA's plans to picket the event!

And the stars are not going to cross the picket lines!

Rosenberg said, "after considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters."

"We applaud our members for this remarkable show of solidarity for striking Writers Guild of America writers."

Meanwhile, Dick Clark Productions (the production company behind the Globes) responded saying, "Dick Clark Productions has reached out to the WGA on numerous occasions, from the very beginning of the WGA strike, and offered to enter into an interim agreement similar to the agreement reached by Worldwide Pants on behalf of the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the "Golden Globe Awards" -- as well as all of our other programs. We are disappointed that the WGA has refused to bargain with us in good faith. It is apparent that we are being treated differently from similarly situated production companies.

"Dick Clark Productions is an independent production company that is not a member of the AMPTP and which has not authorized the AMPTP to represent it in the 2007 WGA negotiations. We support the WGA in their efforts on behalf of writers and hope that they will reconsider their position with regard to negotiating an interim agreement with us."

So what's going to happen next? Stay tuned...

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