Imitation of Life

A journal about film, music, literature and any other form of imitation of life. Seeing through a glass darkly…

2010 National Board of Review Awards announced

 The 2010 National Board of Review Awards have been announced. I’ll post soon an analysis of the results in Imitation of Life. Until then, here is the complete list of winners. You can compare it against my predictions, which are available in the previous entry of the blog.

Just one comment. Lesley Manville and Jacki Weaver have been named best actress and supporting actress, respectively. Does it get any better?

 

 Best Film: The Social Network

Top Ten Films: Another Year, The Fighter, Hereafter, Inception, The King’s Speech, Shutter Island, The Town, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone

Best Foreign Language Film: Of Gods and Men

Top Five Foreign Films (in alphabetical order): I Am Love, Incendies, Life, Above All, Soul Kitchen, White Material

Best Documentary: Waiting for “Superman”

Top Five Documentaries (in alphabetical order): A Film Unfinished, Inside Job, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Restrepo, The Tillman Story

Top Independent Films (in alphabetical order): Animal Kingdom, Buried, Fish Tank, The Ghost Writer, Greenberg, Let Me In, Monsters, Please Give, Somewhere, Youth in Revolt

Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Ensemble Cast: The Town

Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Debut Directors: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati, The Illusionist

Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Special Filmmaking Achievement: Sofia Coppola for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere

Production Design Award: Dante Ferretti, Shutter Island

William K. Everson Award For Film History: Leonard Maltin

Freedom of Expression: Fair Game, Conviction, Howl

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2 Responses

  1. David says:

    Hola Alberto

    Veo que entre las mejores películas independientes aparece Let Me In, el remake de la sueca Låt den rätte komma in estrenada hace sólo dos años. No sé si has visto una o la otra, las dos o ninguna. Si las has visto, puedes comentar qué te parecen? Todos los comentarios que leo sobre el remake dicen que se trata de una buena película pero la pregunta es, era necesaria?

    Un abrazo

    • Solo he visto la versiòn sueca, que me parece estupenda. He oìdo cosas muy buenas del remake americano, incluso que supera a la original porque recoge un tema central de la novela que la primera versiòn ignoraba o trataba solo de pasada.
      Desconozco la novela y, como no he visto la pelìcula americana, no sé de qué tema central se trata.
      En cualquier caso, una pelìcula puede ser perfecta y traicionar el original literario al mismo tiempo. Ese es el caso de Let the Right One In, si es que realmente en ella se traiciona el espìritu de la novela como afirman algunos.
      Desde el punto de vista artìstico, volver a rodar una pelìcula perfecta (aunque sea en otro idioma) es innecesario; para su distribuciòn en Estados Unidos, me imagino que es lògico.
      Tengo ganas de verla, pero dudo que pueda ser superior a la primera.

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