Thursday, December 19, 2013

The BFCA Nominations = a lot of the same shit!



I was planning on trying to type of personal thoughts on everything nominated by the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association), but there is just a lot of the same going on and on here to the point where talking about it feels rather redundant.  It's all shaping up though, and these categories are getting tighter and tighter.  Instead of evaluating all of this I'm just going to go ahead and post the nominees (I know, I'm almost a week late) here for a point of reference, sum it up with a few words, and update the Tally chart.

We'll pick all of this up next week when I update my Oscar predictions!


BEST PICTURE
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford – All Is Lost

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini – Enough Said
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Scarlett Johansson – Her
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color
Liam James – The Way Way Back
Sophie Nelisse – The Book Thief
Tye Sheridan – Mud

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Nebraska
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Spike Jonze – Her
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
12 Years a Slave
August: Osage County
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

BEST ART DIRECTION
12 Years a Slave
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

BEST EDITING
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Rush
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Saving Mr. Banks


BEST MAKEUP
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Rush

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek into Darkness

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

BEST ACTION MOVIE
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Lone Survivor
Rush
Star Trek into Darkness

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Henry Cavill – Man of Steel
Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 3
Brad Pitt – World War Z
Mark Wahlberg – Lone Survivor

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Evangeline Lilly – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Gwyneth Paltrow – Iron Man 3

BEST COMEDY
American Hustle
Enough Said
The Heat
This Is the End
The Way Way Back
The World’s End

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
James Gandolfini – Enough Said
Simon Pegg – The World’s End
Sam Rockwell – The Way Way Back

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Sandra Bullock – The Heat
Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said
Melissa McCarthy – The Heat

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
The Conjuring
Gravity
Star Trek into Darkness
World War Z

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue Is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
Wadjda

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
Blackfish
Stories We Tell
Tim’s Vermeer

BEST SONG
Atlas – Coldplay – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Happy – Pharrell Williams – Despicable Me 2
Let It Go – Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – Frozen
Ordinary Love – U2 – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Please Mr. Kennedy – Justin Timberlake/Oscar Isaac/Adam Driver – Inside Llewyn Davis
Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey – The Great Gatsby

BEST SCORE
12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Her
Saving Mr. Banks


So, my thoughts on this are pretty simple.

1) These categories are getting boring, as to be expected
2) Adding all these extra categories has cheapened this Awards Body, by a lot
3) Gandolfini finds redemption in double mentions!
4) I called Larson over Exarchopoulos and I have a feeling we could be underestimating her chances
5) Could 'Her' happen everywhere? I mean, this could go either way. I could honestly see it getting 5+ nominations or getting a sole Screenplay nom...
6) I have a feeling my faith in 'Fruitvale Station' was sorely misplaced

I have nothing else to say about these...

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  1. "6) I have a feeling my faith in 'Fruitvale Station' was sorely misplaced"

    Yep, it seems so.

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    1. I'm really shocked it was completely shut out here.

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  2. Fruitvale Station looked like it could be a big contender but I think it's been forgotten about for the most part. I'm surprised to see Brie Larson popping up more than I thought but I'm glad for it!

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    1. I still think that Fruitvale could surface with Oscar, because it feels like a very AMPAS thing to do...but it isn't looking good right now.

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  3. I never liked the BFCA. I always thought it was a sham. They always have lame house bands and some stupid moments. The one moment that I will never forget for the wrong reasons which will grate me was the moment that kid from Excruiatingly Cloy and Incredibly Ludicrous won the best Young Performer Award and his voice made me want a stick a knife at his fucking throat.

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    1. BAHAHAHA, that kid's voice is AWFUL!

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  4. I hate the additional categories they added, but I'm thrilled for DiCaprio, Pegg, and Gerwig. Glad to see Exarchopoulos get a nod as well.

    I think Streep or maybe Thompson is in fifth place right now. If there's a surprise in Best Actress, I could see Larson knocking one of them out.

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    1. I think the surprise will most likely be Adams.

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