The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — the most prestigious group from which to receive meaningless awards for what are highly subjective cinematic efforts — has formally announced its 83rd annual Academy Award nominations. I say "formally" because everyone already pretty much knew what to expect.
And we're back with Awards Watch 2010. In a complete change of pace from this morning's awards update, we present the choices of those snooty, self-aggrandizing leftist intellectuals: the New York Film Critics' Circle. The NYFCC is widely considered one of the most prestigious groups from which to receive meaningless awards for what are highly subjective cinematic efforts.
Here we go, my friends. Awards season is officially headed our way. Yesterday, the AFI announced its list of choices, and now, on the heels of a major scandal, those semi-professional schmoozers at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have announced their list of nominees for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. On a related note, what do I write about first: the nominees or the scandal?
The American Film Institute has announced the winners of the 2010 AFI Awards, and we’re thrilled that several of the selections are genre-related and/or female-centric pieces that FanGirlTastic has also been excited about. Nice job, AFI! Your taste is exquisite this year.
Hearing the cries of my friends who were unable to see Black Swan, have broken my heart. After phenomenal reviews, people have been yearning to see Darren Aronofsky's psychological tale of ballet and terror-- oh and Natalie Portman making out with Mila Kunis. The only problem is, Black Swan was released in major cities only, leaving many people distressed and possibly geared up to download.
Embedded below is a newly released clip featuring part of Natalie Portman's ballet sequence as the dark 'Black Swan'. In addition, we've also gotten a hold of a new featurette showing some behind the scenes footage of the film's production design.
In Black Swan, Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman play the Black and White Swans, respectively. In real life, they couldn’t both be more… exactly like their characters. Mila is a relaxed, funny, open person with plenty of humor. Natalie Portman is every bit as boring and unimaginative as her White Swan character. If either of them were ever questioning why they were cast in this film, it’s because they both didn’t have to stray too far from reality to make it believable.