LOS ANGELES – “The Social Network” was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by Brent Simon, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was “Carlos”.

The 36th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will be held Saturday, January 15 at the InterContinental, Los Angeles. As previously announced, Paul Mazursky will receive the 2010 Career Achievement Award.

Award winners are:

PICTURE: "The Social Network"

Runner-up: "Carlos"

DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas, "Carlos," and David Fincher, "The Social Network" (tie)

ACTOR: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"

Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, "Carlos"

ACTRESS: Kim Hye-ja, "Mother"

Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Niels Arestrup, "A Prophet"

Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom"

Runner-up: Olivia Williams, "The Ghost Writer"

SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"

Runner-up: David Seidler, "The King's Speech"


Runner-up: "Mother"

ANIMATION: "Toy Story 3"

Runner-up: "The Illusionist"


Runner-up: "Exit Through the Gift Shop"

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan"

Runner-up: Roger Deakins, "True Grit"

MUSIC/SCORE: Alexandre Desplat, "The Ghost Writer," and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "The Social Network" (tie)

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Guy Hendrix Dyas, "Inception"

Runner-up: Eve Stewart, "The King's Speech"

NEW GENERATION: Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture"


LEGACY OF CINEMA AWARDS: Serge Bromberg, "Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno," and the F.W. Murnau Foundation and Fernando Pena for the restoration of "Metropolis"


Founded in 1975, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is comprised of Los Angeles-based, professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media. Each December, LAFCA members vote on the year’s Achievement Awards, honoring screen excellence on both sides of the camera. Plaques of recognition are then presented to winners during LAFCA’s annual awards ceremony, held in mid-January. Please also find the winners via Twitter @lafilmcritics (http://twitter.com/LAFilmCritics) or visit www.lafca.net.

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AFI Names 10 Best Films

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LOS ANGELES – American Film Institute (AFI) today announcedthe official selections of AFI AWARDS 2010, AFI’s almanac that records the year’smost outstanding achievements in film, television, and other forms of the moving image arts. AFI AWARDS is the only recognition that honors the community’s creative ensembles as a whole, acknowledging the collaborative nature of the art form. Honorees areselected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image; enhance therich cultural heritage of America's art form; inspire audiences and artists alike; and/ormake a mark on American society: AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR BLACK SWAN THE FIGHTER INCEPTION THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT 127 HOURS THE SOCIAL NETWORK THE TOWN TOY STORY 3 TRUE GRIT WINTER'S BONE AFI SPECIAL AWARDS THE KING'S SPEECH WAITING FOR SUPERMAN AFI AWARDS 2010 selections are made through AFI’s unique jury process in which scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI Trustees determine the most outstanding achievements of the year, as well as provide a detailed rationale foreach selection. AFI SPECIAL AWARDS are given to outstanding achievements in themoving image that do not fit into AFI’s criteria for the other honorees: Feature-Length Motion Picture Narrative fiction format, over 60 minutes in length; American Motion picture with significant creative and/or production elements from theUnited States. The motion picture need not be presented in the Englishlanguage if it is incontrovertibly American; Theatrically-ReleasedMotion pictures originally released between January 1 and December 31,2010, which have been publicly exhibited in a commercial theater in Los Angeles for paid admission and screened for at least seven consecutive days. AFI will honor the creative ensembles for each of the selections at a luncheon sponsored by Hewlett-Packard on Friday, January 14, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotelin Los Angeles.
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Source: Deadline.com

20th Century Fox will now send out Gulliver's Travels on Christmas Day instead of on December 22. The 3D release would have had to compete with Little Fockers and True Grit on the 22nd.

Buzz for Gulliver's Travels has not been overwhelmingly positive, so Fox obviously needs a little more time to sell the Jack Black vehicle to the public.

According to Boxoffice.com's most recent WebWatch report, Gulliver's holds only a 1.09% market share of online opinions among unreleased films. Also, the comedy's most active Facebook page has only a little more than 300 supporters. That's a disastrous number for a film that's less than a month away from hitting theaters.

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Beverly Hills, CA -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Alice in Wonderland

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Clash of the Titans

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1



Iron Man 2

The Last Airbender

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Shutter Island

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Tron: Legacy


In early January, the members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven.

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 20. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on January 25 at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on February 27 at the Kodak Theatre.


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