Archive for January 11, 2013

Oscars 2012 Update: BFC (Broadcast Film Critics Association) Awards

The BFCA Awards (aka Critic’s Choice Awards) were last night. This is quietly one of the best groups at predicting the Oscars. We’ll get into that specifically with each of the individual categories, but for now – it is.

So they were announced last night, and already we have some insight as to what’s gonna happen on Oscar night.

My guess is nobody really paid any attention to these awards, since they’re not very high profile, and I don’t think people are really onto these as a major Oscar prognosticator, so I’m gonna remind you of the nominees before I tell you what won, since I know you forgot them on top of all that other stuff.

Here are the winners of the 2012 BFCA Awards:  (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Trouble with Mr. Hughes?” “There’s too much ‘Howard Hughes’ in Howard Hughes. That’s the trouble.”

The Box Office Report – January 11-13

Last week, in Box Office…

Yawn. Texas Chainsaw 3D won the weekend with $21.7 million. Did anybody care? Doesn’t seem that way. Nobody goes to movies in January. Maybe to see some Oscar nominees, but that’s about it. This’ll be brief.

Django Unchained finished second with $20 million. It’s already made its budget back after two weekends (and almost three weeks), so it’s doing all right.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was third with $17.5 million. $260 million domestically so far. That’s probably close to its budget (you know they dropped like $500 mil on the entire thing. You know they did).

Les Misérables finished fourth with $16 million. It has made $100 million so far. Doing really well.

Parental Guidance was fifth with $9.7 million. It doubled its budget theatrically, so good for them.

Jack Reacher was sixth with $9.2 million. It made its budget back, but its far from a huge hit. Solid, though.

This Is 40 was seventh with $8.4 million ($55 million off a $35 million budget), Lincoln was eighth with $5.4 million (closing in on $150 million now) and nothing else made $5 million. (more…)

2012 Oscars Update: ACE (American Cinema Editors) Eddie Nominations

The American Cinema Editors have announced their nominees (about three days too late), and, since we already have our Oscar nominees, the most we can really do is see how close the guild was to the nominees, and then maybe figure what that might mean for what’s gonna win. (But even so, we’ll have the actual winner in a few weeks, which will probably help more.)

So here are the nominations (only the important ones) for the 2012 Eddie Awards:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)


Life of Pi



Zero Dark Thirty

Essentially your Oscar list. The only change we’ll see in a second. (more…)