Well~ that was a LONG process. Buth ere it is, after nearly four months of movie-watching and voting… the YAM Magazine team’s favorite movies of this decade so far~ Hope you find one you like, discover one… and that we included some of your favorites!
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Too much awesomeness into one.
What made it to the list and where it placed? Some of my biggest biases placed lower than expected, and some that I don’t want to be my bias placed high on there~
Did the Globes [Firth, Portman, Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Paul Giamatti, Melissa Leo + Christian Bale, + The Social Network wins for Movie+Score+Script+Director] Did the whole SAG Awards [Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Melissa Leo + Christian Bale (The Fighter) + The King’s Speech for Cast), and the Oscar noms aren’t really that surprising, but there were a couple of nice things.
First, Yay Javier Bardem, Yay John Hawkes.
Here’s my list of watched and not-watched films.
Light blue – Watched
Hot pink – Dying to watch.
Another one for Black Swan O+O
OMG, Natalie Portman news – still SHOCKING. xD
Amazing Oscar timing.
Also… YAY! Kim Hye-ja for Best Actress in Madeo/Mother again!
Once again, sorry for the late post ;P
Some surprises… good surprises, and just “where did that come from” surprises~
First, YAY! John Hawkes for Winter’s Bone, who’s been just laying low since the start of the award season. However, where did Hilary Swank for Conviction come from? xD
Though, The Social Network seems to be the favorite of the season – cough, not that great – it only earned Jesse Eisenberg Lead Actor. Instead, the rest of the Cast nominated films — Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right and The King’s Speech — got noms in all the rest categories.
I think I would have given The Social Network’s cast nomination to Winter’s Bone ;P
Also! Craig made me realized that they’ve snubbed Ryan Gosling and Michelle Wiliams – and Blue Valentine. Mmmkay… what’s up with that? But… YAY, Chris Colfer xD
Couldn’t resist to use this image as the main film here xD
Can’t help myself, and I haven’t even seen The Tourist. Look, I love movie stars… I’m sure I’m going to go “oh, it isn’t THAT bad” but I can even say when things should be awarded or not. xD But then again… ratings~
I’m just glad Timberlake wasn’t nominated in anything.
And since we’re speaking about out of their league: Lea Michelle for Glee is completely out of her league in her category against Toni Collette, Edie Falco, Tina Fey and Laura Linney. Look, I love Glee – don’t really watch 30 Rock, didn’t warm up to Laura Linney in The Big C, don’t like Edie Falco’s Nurse Jackie character, didn’t completely loved Season 2 of United States of Tara – but Lea Michelle is out of her league. xD
Because the list is oh so long, just posting film…
Forgive the late post. xD
Black Swan leads the Broadcast Film Critics nominations with 12 nods, including Best Film, Director, Actress, and Supporting Actress. In the newcomer award, Chloe “Hit Girl” Moretz earns two nods for Kick-Ass, as well as Let Me In… which could pretty much suck because that would mean her votes split… or she could win for Kick-Ass, just because Hit Girl is awesome.
Why couldn’t they nominate her once for both like they do in Japan?
Cool stuff from these nominations? Some love for I Love You Philip Morris! And nomination for Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’s Bone in Best Actress and Young Actor/Actress, that’s going against Hailee Steinfeld for True Grit in Supporting Actress and Young Actor/Actress – it’s on!
Sucky about this? There’s no consistency in nominees… you’ve got categories with only 3 nominations — they’d better have nominated Madeo (Mother) last year, or I’m calling foul.
New York actually liked The Kids Are All Right, at least in terms of acting and story… but they still awarded The Social Network for Best Picture, as well as Best Director.
They also show some love for France awarding Carlos and The Illusionist.
Hmm… cultural geographical question — is LA more willing to award Kim Hye-ja because the West Coast is closer to Asia? and the East Coast is nearer Europe? xD Even though New York’s Chinatown is pretty famous~~~
- Picture: The Social Network
- Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
- Screenplay: Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
- Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
- Actress: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
- Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
- Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
- Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
- Animated Film: The Illusionist
- Non-Fiction Film: Inside Job
- Foreign Language Film: Carlos
- First Feature: Animal Kingdom
via Living in Cinema
I’m never really good with Satellite Awards, I always forget them. But then again, there’s so many Satellite nominees per category… it seems a bit excessive. It’s like chucking all the best performances of the year, instead of choosing five spots even if three good performances will be left out.
And when there’s not enough good performances… they just fill the category up!
Inception is leading this one ;P
It’s begun~~~ officially xD
and look! Another banner~~~ LOL
I generally like the Indie Spirits marketing. It’s a little more loose, but also generally more fun than the Golden Globes or the Oscar. And it’s certainly better than most Critics Choices…
This year’s nominations… don’t surprise much, actually. It seems those most nominated have been “big” independent films. You know, we’ve talked about this already — American independent films: There are different types of indie films~~~ The pseudo-indie, known in Hollywood as indie because they “only” cost $1M, there’s the more regular indie that could cost between a few thousand dollars, then there’s indie-indie of a couple of thousand dollars, and hardcore indie which… is, just really hardcore.
This year’s Indies seem more like pseudo-indie. Sadly… and at the same time exciting.
I hope we get good screeners. =D Last year we got a few good ones. The most elaborate one that time was Precious. Don’t worry, I didn’t vote because of the packaging.
I think it should be required for First Features, foreign, docus and the John Cassavetes noms to send screeners, or allow screeners to be sent. But maybe that’s just me.
Anyway~~~ here are the nominees~~~