Saturday, November 26, 2011

Let the Critics' Awards Games Begin!

This is the emotional climax scene from Shame. Most likely will be used in FYC ads.
The pre-Oscar nomination bragging rights of winning critics' awards will commence on Tuesday, Nov. 29th with the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. In years past, the National Board of Review was the first out of the critics awards gate with their list of winners. However this year, the NYFCC has pulled out the 'first' card and will announce the best of 2011, mere days before the end of November... which is a whole month before the actual end of 2011. Make sense? This time of year gets really crowded and dizzying with different critics groups around the country announcing what they believe to be the best films and performances of the year. And in another news development, the NYFCC was originally planning to release the winners on Monday, Nov. 28th, but they are delaying it by one more day to screen 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'... I have no idea why they are even going to bother screening it so late, do they think that film will change some of their votes? Maybe, maybe not. But in any event, if you pay attention to @NYFCC2011 on Twitter Tuesday morning, the winners will be announced.

Jean Dujardin 'The Artist'.
At Gold Derby, many predictions have been made by experts and Michael has received a few votes of support by Tom O'Neal and another blogger, but the most votes appear to go into Jean Dujardin's favor. I wouldn't mind Jean winning as I absolutely LOVE his performance in The Artist. But my heart and gut says that Michael Fassbender's performance was the more demanding and emotionally charged. Let this go on record as my saying that if either of these guys go on the win the Oscar, I will be happy as these are the two lead actor performances that moved me the most. Jean won the Best Actor at Cannes, and Michael won Best Actor at Venice.

The relevance of a NYFCC win is that it would be the first major critics award for an actor to win, and it will set the tone for the rest of December and January in matching this win with others. The more critics awards an actor/actress/film/director wins, the stronger their chances are to not only be nominated, but it increases their chances of winning an Oscar. Let me preface that by saying... in most cases! Oscar does like to beat to a different drummer than the critics as they don't like being dictated to, but more times than not, when a single performer has won notable critics awards, they are bragging rights for the studio and provides marketing ammunition in 'For Your Consideration' ads to nail down those votes for Oscar nominations.

Here are my predictions for the NYFCC:

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director - Michel Hazanavicius
Best Actor - Michael Fassbender
Best Actress - Elizabeth Olsen
Supporting Actor - Christopher Plummer
Supporting Actress - Janet McTeer


At Awards Daily, I found this calendar for the critics and awards season events. Make note of it and watch out on those days for hopeful good news for Michael, Steve and Carey for Shame.

View long list continue... (here)


NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE (NYFCC)Monday, November 28, 2011

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW (NBR)
Thursday, December 1, 2011

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Sunday, December 4, 2011

LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (LAFCA)
Sunday, December 11, 2011

BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION NOMINATIONS (BFCA)
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD NOMINATIONS (SAG)
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS (HFPA)
Thursday, December 15, 2011

PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA NOMINATIONS (PGA)
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA NOMINATIONS (WGA)
Thursday, January 5, 2012

DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA NOMINATIONS (DGA)
Monday, January 9, 2012

BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS (BFCA)
Thursday, January 12, 2012


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS (HFPA)
Sunday, January 15, 2012


BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM & TELEVISION ARTS NOMINATIONS (BAFTA)Tuesday, January 17, 2012

LONDON FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS
Thursday, January 19, 2012


ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (AMPAS)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS (DGA)
Saturday, January 28, 2012

BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM & TELEVISION ARTS AWARDS (BAFTA)
Sunday, February 12, 2012


ACADEMY AWARDS PRESENTATION (AMPAS)
Sunday, February 26, 2012

As the list highlights the most popular events, it is not all encompassing, there are many regional critics groups that announce winners as well, like:  Boson, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Las Vegas, Detroit and Denver. In the event that Michael wins any of these awards, we will list them here at Fassinating Fassbender.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

You left out the British Independent Film Awards on December 4th. :)

Simone said...

I had it written down on a sheet of paper but still missed it. Thanks, it's been added on.

dshultz said...

ahhhhhh, Simone, I'm soooo glad you love The Artist. As much as I love the Fass, Shame and The Artist are neck and neck for me, if either one wins an award they are both up for, I'll be happy. Dujardin was f***ing masterful in that film, I don't think I've ever felt so emotionally invested in any film (minus Shame and Hunger) as with The Artist. They both deserve it, hands down.

F.FRANKLIN said...

Simone,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo can definitely shake the nomination list except for the Best Actor list...Mikael Bloomkvist is not an extraordinary character ,so i dont see Daniel Craig getting into the list but Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander could get in if she pulls off a strong performance....
I would love to see Kirsten Dunst to win for Melancholia.She was superb in it.I'm not sure whether her personal experience battling deprsession helped her to play the role so realistic..its a rare role and I dont think she could ever get a role like that in her career...as for the best actor a,although I want Michael Fassbender to win,but I think it would be Jean Dujardin who is also deserving to win...and back to Oscars, Simone did u realise that since J.Edgar is getting mixed reviews on the film,I think it is safe to say Michael will definitely get nominated for the oscars,he is no more the sixth or fifth in all the critics list,he is like in the top 3 with Jean Dujardin and Clooney....

Dionne said...

I'm super excited to see how it all plays out. No matter who wins, I think that Michael will be nominated for the Oscar and that's all I really care about.

Also, I wouldn't count Gary Oldman out yet either, I haven't seen Tinker Tailor yet, but I can imagine.

Simone said...

@dshultz, it's nice to know that a fellow Fassinator understands my plight. I have a great love for The Artist and a great respect for what Jean did in the film. But I also strongly feel that Michael did such outstanding work in Shame, that he deserves equal praise and a fair passage to being nominated for the Oscar. Whatever happens on Oscar night, if Michael's name is not called, I hope it's Jean's.

@F.Franklin, I'm aware of the hype surrounding 'Tattoo' from the Fincher/Mara crazed fanbase. As a fan of the Swedish films, I feel the Americanized version remake are unnecessary, but I will see them just to see what's up. I really don't understand the Mara hype as she pales in comparison to Noomi Rapace. And yes, I have also realized that J. Edgar is getting mixed reviews and it's giving me much more comfort in upping the ante for Michael's nomination. BTW, Pitt isn't faring that well either.

@Dionne, I'm hearing very mixed reviews about TTSP and that Oldman is the best thing in it. But I don't know if that's enough for him to get nominated. If he isn't, make room for Ryan Gosling for the Drive and he is deserving of a nomination from that underrated film.

Emmy said...

I saw The Artist, I liked it for sure and I like Jean's performance but in my opinion Jean not deserves such recognition, awards, nomination for this role. He is good, I don't say he is not but I think Jean's character is not a powerful character as Michael's character in Shame. I think Brandon is a character way more difficult, powerful and intense to play than Jean's character in The Artist ...
I think in the same way for Ryan's character in Drive. Drive is a wonderful movie, so intense. Ryan is WONDERFUL as the mysterious Driver. Really I loved it soooo much in this film BUT I really think his character in not as complexe as Brandon.
I really think, Brandon is a character very complexe, intense to play. At least more complexe, powerful than the Driver so I really think that this is Michael, and the only one, who deserves all these awards, including the Oscar Nomination ...

cecile chatelain said...

Michael Fassbender is invited tomorrow (11/28/2011) on a program called " grand journal" I saw Michael Fassbender in a program called edge frame. I can give you the link.

http://www.canalplus.fr/c-cinema/pid2959-c-emissions-cinema.html?vid=551442

Kay said...

OMG, Michael at the 'Grand Journal' is really awesome !!!!! Thank you very much Cecile for the news and for the link to that wonderful interview :)

P.s.: The 'Grand Journal' is one of the best and most famous TV show in France

cecile chatelain said...

yes absolutely... i'm agree with you... your welcome. it's normal to share this information

Dionne said...

@Cecile thanks for the link, I need a translator! lol

emmy said...

WOW the interview was amazing Cecile thank you so much =) And to see Michael talking french: Bonjour ! Ca va ! ADORABLE !!! ^^

And thank you very much for the news too. 'Grand journal' WOW it's a great great great thing for him xD

dshultz said...

I CANNOT! BELIEVE THIS BULLSHIT!!!!!

Best Actor: Brad Pitt for "Moneyball," and "Tree of Life"

Way to go with a safe easy pick you basterds!

F.FRANKLIN said...

agree with you @dshulz....i didnt expect this...i really felt either dujardin or michael should have won.....DAMN!!!!they left the new great performers and reward the well known actor who did a good not great job.....DAMN again!!!

but congratulation to jessica chastain ,meryl streep and albert brooks for winning!

dshultz said...

Yes, I enjoy the other winners, not Streep really, but I haven't been following the important female performances. Oh, also, "Margin Call" won best feature. What the f*** is that?!?!?!?!

Dionne said...

I think we can all agree that this is utter bull-S. WTF, I can't even... SMH I have nothing more to say except, Michael will win other critics' Awards.

Simone said...

I have been at twitter all this morning, twittering my ass off in support and high anxious mode for Michael. And for what? to have all-american boy Brad Pitt be the Best Actor, over Michael... over Jean? What the holy fuck?

I'm seriously irritated.

But, this is just the beginning, and there will be critics groups that will recognize the powerhouse performance of Michael from Shame.

it's a shame that the nyfcc didn't believe in michael's performance.

fuckers.

F.FRANKLIN said...

the independent spirits awards nominees
Best Male Lead:
Demian Bichir (A Better Life)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Ryan Gosling (Drive)
Woody Harrelson (Rampart)
Michael Shannon (Take Shelter)

Are you kidding me!!!! a BIG snub for Michael.....DAMN.DAMN

F.FRANKLIN said...

it should have been michael instead of wooddy harrelson and the Demian Bichir.......

dshultz said...

Yeah, I just hope that the other critics' awards know who deserves what.

Hint: FASS-QUEEN!

dshultz said...

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist".

Well, one of your predictions came true, Simonne.

dshultz said...

Some more good news. Not great, but good:


Best Picture: "The Artist"

Dionne said...

So far this is turning out to be another boring, predictable, and traditional award season. I'm so NOT impressed so far, but I'm keeping hope alive.

dshultz said...

@Dionne
Well, I hope you don't include The Artist when you say that. It aside, I totally agree with the assertion. SA bunch of awards to the big name movies, Moneyball, The Iron Lady, Margin Call, then a few to the ones that deserve them, The Tree of Life, a few to the one that really deserves it, The Artist, and none for the true masterpiece of the bunch, Shame. I might just ignore this entire awards season, just like last year.

Dionne said...

@dshultz I didn't mean The Artist, that's the only one I'm really happy with so far.

Simone said...

I expect The Artist to do well all across the board, it would deserve every award it go, including Best Actor... IF Michael doesn't get the honor.