Saturday, January 20, 2007

Will the LAFCA not be so predictive this year?

It just occured to be that this year, the LAFCA turned out not to be a good oscar indicator... at all. It's very possible that nearly all of their winners could be snubbed. Their best picture, director, supporting actor, and supporting actress winners (along with one of their two best actor winners) are all looking either incredibly shaky or flat-out unlikely for nominations this year. Of the big six, only the Mirren win seems likely to cross over.

This does not diminish the LAFCA, of course. It's just an interesting observation. They are after all supposed to be the most oscar-predictive critics group, but they don't seem to be living up to that reputation.


Blogger JavierAG said...

Why should they? I love it that the main three critics group, especially the NSFC, have their own voice.

Something that the BFCA, Globes, guilds, etc, certainly can't say to have.

12:32 PM  
Blogger adam k. said...

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the LAFCA not being predictive. I think it's great that they've been going for less oscary/less campaigned films lately.

It's just interesting that they're often touted as the most oscar-correlated critics group, when that seems not to be the case anymore. Just an observation.

4:29 PM  

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