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  • LKMOSCAR
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    #48480

    Pretty interesting to see. A.O. Scott, Manohla Dargis and Stephen Holden share their top five in the big 8 categories.

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/01/movies/awardsseason/20120101-oscar-picks-feature.html?src=me&ref=movies

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    LKMOSCAR
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    Best Picture contenders cited (12 in all):

    The Descendants (Scott and Holden)
    A Dangerous Method (Dargis and Holden)
    The Tree of Life (Scott and Holden)
    Bridesmaids (Scott)
    War Horse (Scott)
    Warrior (Scott)
    Hugo (Dargis)
    Melancholia (Dargis)
    Mysteries of Libson (Dargis)
    Poetry (Dargis)
    Margin Call (Holden)
    Young Adult (Holden)                

    Lead Actor contenders cited (11 in all):        

    George Clooney, The Descendants (Scott and Holden)
    Tom Hardy, Warrior (Scott and Dargis)
    Brad Pitt, Moneyball (Dargis and Holden)
    Michael Shannon, Take Shelter (Scott and Holden)
    Demian Bichir, A Better Life (Scott)
    Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life (Scott)
    Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar (Dargis)
    Michael Fassbender, A Dangerous Method (Dargis)
    Gary Oldman, Tiker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Dargis)     
    Ralph Fiennes, Coriolanus (Holden)
    Woody Harrelson, Rampart (Holden)       

    Best Actress contenders cited (10 in all):

    Viola Davis, The Help (Scott and Holden)
    Vera Farmiga, Higher Ground (Scott and Dargis)
    Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (Scott and Holden)
    Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia (Dargis and Holden)
    Yun Jung-hee, Poetry (Dargis and Holden) 
    Anna Paquin, Margaret (Scott)
    Mia Wasikowska, Jane Eyre (Scott)
    Keira Knightley, A Dangerous Method (Dargis)
    Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids (Dargis)
    Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn (Holden)   

                  

               

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    babypook
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    #48483

    Whoa a lot of love for “A Dangerous Method” and Cronenberg. All three of them have him as Director and the screenplay is unanimous as well.
    An interesting, eclectic trio of lists.
    Happy to see Asia Argento there. No “The Artist”, Hazanavicius, Dujardin, or Bejo!

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    dannyboy.
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    #48484

    How can The Artist have been totally ommitted?! Didn’t it win NYFCC?

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    LKMOSCAR
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    NY Times critics don’t vote in the NYFCC awards.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    #48486

    BTW, I thought I already saw “Poetry,” but wasn’t it called “Mother”?

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    BTW, I thought I already saw “Poetry,” but wasn’t it called “Mother”?

    They are very different films. Mother is waaay, waaay darker.  I don’t know how you can confuse them.

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    Mary11
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    #48488

    No Tilda? No Close? No Woody?

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    LKMOSCAR
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    #48489

    Woody made Holden’s five.

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    nightwingnova
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    #48490

    It appears that of those contenders that placed in the NYFCC awards balloting, the NYT critics’ preferences are unlikely to have altered the final outcomes.  (My beef has been that the NYT has excluded its film critics from the NYFCC balloting.  Their being among the best film critics in the country should therefore mean they should provide their input for the NYFCC awards.)

    Of course, these critics’ preferences in the early rounds of balloting might have influenced different contenders making it to the final rounds.  But, since the NYT critics’ did not rank their choices and we don’t know how the first rounds turned out, no way for us to tell whether their preferences might have helped Tree of Life, The Descendants, Viggo Mortenson for A Dangerous Method, etc. fare better.  Absolutely no loss regarding ToL and The Descendants.

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    Mary11
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    Woody made Holden’s five.

    I meant Woody Allen for Director.

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    NY Times critics don’t vote in the NYFCC awards.

    Very interesting.. Something seemed off. Fine with me, am certainly not championing the film, am surprised they went for it to begin with.

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    Two picked Alan Rickman!

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