Friday, January 12, 2007

Oscar Watch: Critics' Choice Awards

Scoop! This is so new, the website for the Broadcast Film Critics hasn't been updated yet! The Critics' Choice awards were announced tonight:
  • Best Director & Film: Martin Scorsese, The Departed
  • Best Actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
  • Best Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen
  • Best Documentary Feature: An Inconvenient Truth
  • Best Soundtrack & Song, Best Supporting Actor & Supporting Actress: Dreamgirls, "Listen" (Beyonce); Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson
  • Best Composer: The Illusionist, Philip Glass
  • Best Animated Feature: Cars
  • Best Acting Ensemble, Writer. Young Actor & Young Actress: Little Miss Sunshine, written by Michael Arndt, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin
  • Best Comedy movie: Borat...
  • Best Family Film (Live Action): Charlotte's Web

I'm a little surprised that Little Miss Sunshine did so well ... happy, but surprised. Dreamgirls really made out, as did Scorsese & The Departed. He just might get his Oscar! If you want to see the entire list of nominees, here's a link to the Broadcast Film Critics' Association:

So, what did you think of my top 10 list? What do you mean, what do you mean? You did pick up a print copy of the Seattle Gay News today, right? Discuss. And check out next week's edition, where I'll propose a few names for the Academy to consider for the nominations. Well, beg, really. (Please, Mr. Oscar -- Forget Streep in The Devil Wears Prada - that was in no way a leading role. But Gretchen Mol so-o-o-o deserves recognition for The Notorious Bettie Page!)

I'm out of town this weekend, so I must leave you until Monday's Golden Globes. I'll blog when I return (around 9 pm) with what went down. Coming up on Oscar Watch: Oscar predictions and a wrap on the Guild nominations.

The Departed's Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio & Matt Damon; courtesy Warner Bros.

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