Thursday 23 February 2012

The British Film Bloggers Circle

As mentioned in my previous post yesterday, I've been picked as one of the bloggers eligible to vote for the British Film Bloggers Circle Awards. The winners will be drawn over the weekend and the list of nominations is here.

What I forget to mention, is what the British Film Bloggers Circle actually is! 

Here's some quotes from Laurent de Alberti, writer at Filmland Empire and one of the Circles founders:
"Spare a thought for  us, poor bloggers, tirelessly spending unpaid hours trying to share our passion and enthusiasm for cinema with the world, all this while being looked down by less charitable, well established journalists... Unlike what that infamous lines from the (godawful) Contagion stated last year, blogging is more than just graffiti with punctuation!"
"An initial idea formed from the lack of community, respect and standards within film blogging."
Now, the fact that I've been asked to be part of this group of  talented writers is is flattering. Unfortunately the mere fact that they've asked me; with my ridiculously low standards and respect for most things, negates their faction as complete insanity. However, as I'm a part of it, I will do my best to take it down from the inside. Especially as I was a big fan of Contagion.

Here's a link explaining more about the circle

As stated in the link a website is to follow.

British Film Bloggers Circle Awards: Nominations

Now, I'm not usually one for awards or lists. However, as a bit of fun, I've been asked to cast my vote on the first annual "Bloggies" awards. A bunch of U.K bloggers have got together, made some nominations, and have all cast a vote on our "best" of the year.  Below are the list of nominations which have been selected and the winners will be called over the weekend, which is of course Oscar weekend.  

It'll be interesting to see who wins.


Best Film

Midnight in Paris
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
The Artist

Best Director

Tomas Alfredson for Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur
Michel Hazanavicius for The artist
Steve McQueen for Shame
Lynne Ramsay for We need to talk about Kevin
Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive

Best Actor

Jean Dujardin for The artist
Michael Fassbender for Shame
Ryan Gosling for Drive
Peter Mullan for Tyrannosaur
Gary Oldman for Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
Michael Shannon for Take Shelter

Best Actress:

Olivia Colman for Tyrannosaur
Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia
Tilda Swinton for We need to talk about Kevin
Jeong-Hie Yun for Poetry
Michelle Williams for My week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor:

Christian Bale for The Fighter
Stefano Cassetti for Love like poison
Ezra Miller for We need to talk about Kevin
Corey Stoll for Midnight in Paris
Nick Nolte for Warrior

Best Supporting Actress:

Berenice Bejo for The artist
Jessica Chastain for Take shelter
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Melancholia
Carey Mulligan for Drive
Carey Mulligan for Shame

Best Original Screenplay:

Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
Take shelter (Jeff Nichols)
The artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
The guard (John Michael McDonagh)
Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Coriolanus (John Logan, screenplay; William Shakespeare, play)
Drive (Hossein Amini, screenplay; James Sallis, book)
The ides of March (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, screenplay; Beau Willimon, play)
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy (Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan, screenplay; John Le Carre, novel)
True Grit (Joel & Ethan Coen, screenplay; Charles Portis, novel)
The skin I live in (Pedro & Agustin Almodovar, screenplay; Thierry Jonquin, novel)
We need to talk about Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear screenplay; Lionel Shriver novel)

Best film not in the English language:

The skin I live in

Best British Film:

Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
We need to talk about Kevin

Best breakthrough:

Richard Ayoade, Submarine (Director, Writer)
Jessica Chastain, The debt, The tree of like, Take shelter, The help, Coriolanus, Texas killing fields (Actress)
Tom Cullen, Week-end (Actor)
Andrew Haigh, Week-end (Director)
Tom Hiddleston Thor, Deep blue sea, War horse, Archipelago, Midnight in Paris (Actor)