2010 Florida Film Critics Circle’s Winners

2010 Florida Film Critics Circle’s Winners

  Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” was the top winner with four awards in the Florida Film Critics Circle’s annual honors, but “The Social Network” received Best Picture award in 2010.  The film about the founding of Facebook, won three awards, including Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her performance in “Black Swan,” and Colin Firth took Best Actor honors for his turn as King George VI in “The King’s Speech.”  Christian Bale […]

Eric Escobar is Winner of 2010 San Francisco Film Society / Hearst Screenwriting Grant

Eric Escobar is Winner of 2010 San Francisco Film Society / Hearst Screenwriting Grant

Eric Escobar has been selected to receive this year’s San Francisco Film Society/Hearst Screenwriting Grant for the continuing development of his script East County.  The Hearst Screenwriting Grant of $15,000 is given to a mid-career American screenwriter whose project expresses both a unique personal perspective and an artistic approach to the subject. The grant is open to those who have been practicing writers for at least five years and who have previously written a minimum of […]

2010 Dubai International Film Festival Winners

2010 Dubai International Film Festival Winners

The 2010 Dubai International Film Festival draw to a close over the weekend and handed out its annual Muhr Awards. This year the festival featured a line-up of 157 films from 57 countries, including 41 world premieres, 13 international premieres, 58 Middle East premieres and 32 Gulf premieres. Nayla Al Khaja’s “Bored,” about a young Emirati couple, on their honeymoon, took the top prize. “Their approach to the relationship and commitment to the marriage is […]

2010 Satellite Awards; The Social Network and Inception Lead With 3 Wins

2010 Satellite Awards; The Social Network and Inception Lead With 3 Wins

The 2010 Satellite Awards took place last night, Sunday, December 19, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles and “The Social Network” continued its awards domination by taking the prizes for Best Film (Motion Picture, Drama), Best Director and Best Screenplay, Adapted. “Inception” did tie with “The Social Network” also taking home 3 awards including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Art Direction & Production Design. The 2010 motion picture awards: […]

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association 2010 Picks

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association 2010 Picks

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the THE SOCIAL NETWORK as the best film of 2010; rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were THE KING’S SPEECH (2), BLACK SWAN (3), 127 HOURS (4), WINTER’S BONE (5), INCEPTION (6), THE FIGHTER (7), TRUE GRIT (8), THE TOWN (9) and THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (10). Best Actor – James Franco for 127 HOURS. Runners-up – Colin Firth for […]

Houston Film Critics Society 2010 Picks

Houston Film Critics Society 2010 Picks

The Houston Film Critics Society on Saturday named The Social Network the best film of 2010; and also named the film’s David Fincher best director, the film’s Aaron Sorkin best screenwriter and Jesse Eisenberg best actor. The 2010 nominees and winners: Best picture: The Social Network 127 Hours, Black Swan, Inception, Kick Ass, The Kids are All Right, The King’s Speech,  Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone Best director: David Fincher, The Social Network […]

2010 Chicago Film Critics Nominations

2010 Chicago Film Critics Nominations

David Fincher’s “The Social Network” lead the Chicago Film Critics on Friday with eight nominations, including Best Picture, Director and Actor. “The King’s Speech,” “Black Swan,” “Winter’s Bone” and “True Grit” followed up each with six nominations. The CFCA nominations for 2010: PICTURE: “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” “Winter’s Bone.” DIRECTOR: Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan,” David Fincher for “The Social Network,” Debra Granik “Winter’s Bone,” Tom Hooper for “The King’s […]

2010 Indiana Film Critics Top Films; “Social Network” Voted Top Film

2010 Indiana Film Critics Top Films; “Social Network” Voted Top Film

The Indiana Film Journalists Association announced its annual film awards and “The Social Network” took top honors, winning best film as well as Aaron Sorkin for best screenplay. Natalie Portman was named best actress for “Black Swan.” James Franco won best actor for “127 Hours.” 2010 Winners: Best film of the year Winner: “The Social Network” Runner-up: “Inception” Other finalists: “127 Hours,” “Black Swan,” “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” “The Fighter,” “Never Let Me Go,” […]

2010 Anchorage International Film Festival Golden Oosikar Awards

2010 Anchorage International Film Festival Golden Oosikar Awards

The Anchorage International Film Festival just wrapped its 10th edition and awarded its 2010 Golden Oosikar Awards to the top films, with “The Wild Hunt,” by Alexandre Franchi taking the top prize for Best Film. A modern medieval saga, The Wild Hunt tells the story of Erik Magnusson, a young man who decides to follow his estranged girlfriend Evelyn into a medieval re-enactment game when he discovers that she has been seduced by one of […]

Raoul Ruiz’ Mysteries of Lisbon Awarded France’s Le Prix Louis-Delluc Prize

Raoul Ruiz’ Mysteries of Lisbon Awarded France’s Le Prix Louis-Delluc Prize

Raoul Ruiz’ Mysteries of Lisbon was awarded the Louis Delluc prize for Best French film of the year beating out a competitive field of films that included “Carlos,” Olivier Assayas, “The Ghost Writer,” Roman Polanski, “Of Gods and Men,” Xavier Beauvois, “On Tour,” Mathieu Amalric, “The Princess of Montpensier,” Bernard Tavernier, “White Material,” Claire Denis and “Young Girls in Black,” Jean-Paul Civeyrac. Based on a famous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel, Raul Ruiz’s Mysteries of Lisbon follows […]

2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces African Cinema Program and Films In Competition

2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces African Cinema Program and Films In Competition

The 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival announced today a new program highlighting African Cinema as well as films selected to compete for the FIPRESCI Award, New Voices/New Visions Award and John Schlesinger Awards.  The Festival will screen 40 of the 65 official submissions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film.  The Festival will announce its complete line-up of films next week. “Our African films showcase reflects our […]

R.I.P.: Writer, Director Blake Edwards

R.I.P.: Writer, Director Blake Edwards

Blake Edwards, a writer and director behind such hits like “Victor/Victoria” (1982) “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) “The Pink Panther” (1963) and “Pink Panther” movies, died Wednesday night in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 88. His publicist, Gene Schwam, said the cause was complications of pneumonia. Mr. Edwards’s wife, the actress Julie Andrews, and other family members were at his side at St. John’s Health Center, Mr. Schwam said. Read more …