SAG and Critics’ Choice Nods; Rotterdam CineMart


Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables

SAG Award Nominees 

On Wednesday morning, Busy Phillips and Taye Diggs presented the nominees for the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Tied for the most nominations at four each are David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. Also competing for the SAG's top film prize, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, are The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Argo. 

Critics' Choice Awards Nominee

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) revealed its nominees for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Awards. Along with its promising showing with the SAG Award nods, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln dominated the Critcs' Choice selections, garnering a record-breaking 13 total nominees. One of the more intriguing categories at the Critics' Choice Awards is the Best Young Actor/Actress Award. Among the six actors contending for the prize are Elle Fanning, for her performance in Ginger and Rosa (NYFF '12), and Suraj Sharma, star of NYFF50 Opening Night Selection Life of Pi


Alice Rohrwacher's Corpo Celeste

Rotterdam CineMart

Celebrating its 30th edition next month, the annual International Film Festival Rotterdam is set to open on January 23rd. Along with the festival is the CineMart, the film market that allows producers and filmmakers from around the world to pitch their work to potential investors. Today, the 32 projects participating were revealed. For now, cinephiles only have the titles to help sate their appetites but we can all rejoice in the fact that some of the very best filmmakers working today don't appear to be suffering from any creative dry spells.

Seeking investors at Rotterdam will be, among others, Alice Rohrwacher, whose Corpo Celeste enchanted audiences at NYFF '11 and returned to Film Society as a New Release earlier this year, and Radu Jude, who had two films in our recent Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema festival. The only solely American project included is Sollers Point from Matt Porterfield, whose I Used to Be Darker is set to premiere next month at Sundance. 

The Best Film Scenes and Moments in 2012

After delving into their favorite performances and musical moments on film this year, The Playlist offered its favorite scenes and moments on Wednesday. It's a wide-ranging list, with films such as 21 Jump Street and The Master. Fans of lesser-seen films such as Take This Waltz, Beware Mr. Baker, and In the Family will be glad to know some unforgettable moments from these films are also included. What are some of your favorite film moments of 2012? 

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