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  • Ashkan
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    Probably the most confused awards piece I’ve seen this year from a reputable source. (The Wire)


    Evangeline Lilly Enters the Best Actress Race

    Joe Reid

    The Critics Choice Awards nominations were announced today, and with a surprise nomination for her performance in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Evangeline Lilly seems poised to enter the Oscar race.

    With notices for upwards of 50 films across 28 categories, all sorts of movie posters will find themselves with more boastful ink thanks to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. But the most exciting news came in Best Actress, where, yes, the usual suspects emerged—your Blanchetts, Judi Denches, and Streeps. But in the category of Best Actress in an Action Film, Evangeline Lilly’s surprise nod for the Hobbit sequel means Best Actress just got a lot more competitive. 

    It’s the first year-end nomination for Lilly, and it could not come at a better time. With Academy members about to head off to their holiday vacations, they could be looking to the Critics Choice nods in order to guide them as they navigate the piles of screeners sent to them by hungry studios. Lilly’s nomination could be just the reminder voters need to pop in that disc of The Desolation of Smaug and see what this little film from New Zealand has to offer.

    Here’s another piece of encouraging news for anyone who’s been predicting Lilly as a Best Actress nominee: in a field packed with former Oscar winners—Blanchett, Dench, Streep, Sandra Bullock, and Emma Thompson—Lilly would be the non-winner among that group, meaning she could reap all the votes from people who want to crown someone new. Of course, Lilly faces equally fierce competition in her Best Actress in an Action Movie category, including triple nominee Bullock (nominated for The Heat in Best Comedy Actress and somehow nominated in two different categories for the same performance in Gravity), not to mention double-nominee Jennifer Lawrence and the action powerhouse that was Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man 3  (both also former Oscar winners—the prestige in this category is through the roof).

    Of course, it’s important not to get carried away with Ms. Lilly’s Best Actress hopes. She wasn’t nominated for either the SAG Award or a Golden Globe. But the Critics Choice are an important bellwether event in the movie-awards season. Those aren’t our words, they’re theirs. “Historically,” reads the BFCA press release, “the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.” Sounds like a certain screen elf we know might want to start consulting about Oscar dresses. 

    He brought up the action category but does he UNDERSTAND that its separate? These were the nominees last year:

    Jennifer Lawrence — The Hunger Games as Katniss Everdeen

     

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    mse
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    Maybe he thinks that Lawrence won her Oscar for The Hunger Games last year and that’s why he’s taking this category so damn seriously. Refutable source or not, I refuse to believe that this article is anything but a satire. 

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    KT
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    So an elf is going to be the one to kick Meryl out….

    This can’t be serious.  “this little film from New Zealand” … I don’t think anyone could call this a little film.  Now one of Peter Jackson’s older films that I just saw last night, Heavenly Creatures, that’s a little film.  And there was someone who deserved critical acclaim: Kate Winslet.  What a debut performance!

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    Yakob
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    The idea that this travesty of a trilogy will ever get anything other than technical nominations at the Oscars is hilarious. 

    Sorry, I just really, really hate the first Hobbit movie. Haven’t seen this one yet.

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    Denis
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    lol, lol lol lol.   She was fine on lost though, but that guy needed to do this? Someone wants attention.

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    Beau S.
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    Are you sure you’re reading The Wire and not The Onion?

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    Ashkan
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    DominicCobb
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    Hilarious! Must be a joke. But why? Seems like too niche a topic to be satirizing.

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    eastwest
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    Joe Reid ain’t shit for playing with this girl’s emotions. I don’t know what a “The Hobbit” is, but I do remember her lacking performances on “Lost” so that is enough for me to know there’s some shady teeheeing happening here. 

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    PJ Edwards
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    Wow! Fanboy cheerleading at its finest!  

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    Guest2014
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    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and the Hobbit makes far too much $$ to have Lilly get an actress nomination. Just think of it, Evangeline as gravy and don’t read anything more into it. 

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    vozas
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    Joe Reid is one of the funniest movie and pop culture blogs out there. I used to follow his now defunct Low Resolution blog, which was awesome and extremely entertaining. He joined The Atlantic Wire a couple of months ago. He’s an awards geek and extremely knowladgeable of everything related to these topics. This article is just a sattire of the Critics Choice awards. You can listen to him on The Film Experience’s weekly podcast, hosted by Nathaniel and also featuring the great Nick Davis and also Katey Rich. I highly recommend it, my favorite cinema-related podcast out there, and they do it all year which means it’s great for anyone who truly enjoys movies beyond awards season.

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