On Sunday Brokeback Mountain film also topped the Boston Society of Film Critics awards according to published reports, picking up best picture and director, with Capote‘s Phillip Seymour Hoffman scooping Brokeback’s Heath Ledger for top male acting honors. The awards season front runner for best actress, Walk the Line‘s Reese Witherspoon picked up that award from the Boston crix, beating out my pretend girlfriend, Keira Knightly (Pride and Prejudice).
Brokeback Mountain. The Constant Gardener. Capote. Good Night, and Good Luck. Just a few films that are deserving of official kudos in this artificial yearly segment we call “Awards Season.” Fall is the time for the studios, mini-majors and indies to trot out their most notable of notables for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood Foreign Press, Independent Spirit Awards, various guilds and unions, the public and of course for the critics. The New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association as well as groups from cities all over the world have awards announcements and dinners, while publications correlate the information in charts, graphs and columns in the vain attempt to look smarter than the other guy.