- Published on Friday, January 14 2011
- Written by Katie Marzullo
Awards season is in full swing – we will be treating with TWO ceremonies within the next three days, starting with the Critics Choice Movie Awards tonight (January 14) and culminating in the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 16).
But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. This evening, awards will be handed out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to those they feel displaying outstanding achievement in the last year in movies.
The competitors in each category lead few surprises – these were all artists that received floods of praise these past twelve months, and their nominations were fully expected. In fact, this ceremony will probably be as goo d a predictor as any as to what we can expect to see on Academy Awards ballots later this month.
Nobody was left out from the most talked-about and box office-smashing films of 2010. Even Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 received a couple noms (for Visual Effects, and Makeup). Probably the biggest news to come out of this awards show is Black Swan, receiving nominations practically across the board – 12 in all, a record for the BFCA.
In addition to handing out trophies for the usual categories, we will also see winners for Best Ensemble, Best Action Film, Best Comedy, and Best Young Actor/Actress – which certainly makes these awards more all-encompassing and inclusive than the Oscars. Also, Matt Damon and Quentin Tarantino will be receiving special awards for their cinematic contributions.
Finally, we will get to see the biggest films of the year go up against each other on a major stage and see who come out on top. Does Jesse Eisenberg’s breakout performance in The Social Network have enough steam to beat out heavyweights like Jeff Bridges (True Grit) and Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)? Or will darkhorse nominee James Franco (127 Hours) swoop in and upset them all? What will Black Swan’s win-to-nomination ratio be? Can they sweep? Will Chloe Moretz win either of her TWO Best Young Actor nominations (for Kick-Ass and Let Me In)? Will Inception be recognized? Can’t wait to find out!
The Critics Choice Movie Awards air tonight at 9PM on VH1. Don’t miss ‘em!
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor