Thursday, March 3, 2011

Detroit Film Critics name their best

Originally posted: 11 Dec 2011

Nominations from the Detroit Film Critics Society.

Some interesting nominations. Nice to see Winter's Bone in the Best Film Top 5, and awesome to see Edgar Wright nominated for Best Director - inspired, even if it is as a 6th wheel add-on.

Also nice to see some variation in the Best Actress race, with Michelle Williams & Carey Mulligan replacing the usual Anette Bening & Anne Hathaway.

Jeff Bridges also pops up again & is starting to feel like a sure-thing. It's great to see Ryan Gosling also nominated for Blue Valentine. My biggest Oscar wish is that Gosling & Williams are not overlooked. I think it has been getting so much press due to the NC-17 Rating debacle that, hopefully, it will stay on everyone's radar.

On the Supporting Actor front, it's nice to see John Hawke's keep a steady pace & Sam Rockwell landing in the race. As for the ladies, it seems we have a 'locked' 4 in Melissa Leo, Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter & Jacki Weaver - with the critics at any rate. Pretty cool to see Greta Gerwig pop up in the 5th slot, although it is not likely that we see her again. A very deserving performance, though.

Full list of nominees, courtesy of the lovely people at AwardsDaily.

Best Film
127 Hours
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Winter’s Bone

Best Director
Danny Boyle – 127 Hours
David Fincher – The Social Network
Debra Granik – Winter’s Bone
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Edgar Wright – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine

Best Actress
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Carey Mulligan – Never Let Me Go
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – The Fighter
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
Sam Rockwell – Conviction
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Greta Gerwig – Greenberg
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Best Ensemble
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Winter’s Bone

Breakthrough Performance
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network/Never Let Me Go
Greta Gerwig – Greenberg
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Chloe Moretz – Kick Ass/Let Me In
Mia Wasikowska – The Kids Are All Right