While The King's Speech leads the pack with twelve Oscar nominations, Black Swan did the horror genre proud by landing five prestigious nominations earlier today. And the much maligned The Wolfman made a surprise appearance as well with a nod in the Makeup category for Rick Baker and Dave Elsey.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for its 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards this morning, and it looks like vampires are out but zombies are definitely in as "The Walking Dead" replaces "True Blood" among the Best Television Series - Drama nominees.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for its 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan (review here) received an unprecedented 12 nominations.
Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations this morning for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards; and we're pleased to report that the nominees include such genre-friendly names as Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle, Daniel Stamm, Eli Roth, Natalie Portman, and Ashley Bell.
Now me? I don't want to spend 127 Hours with anyone. Why? Because I'm afraid they'd kill me! I'm quite the handful! Still, there are worse ways to pass the time and Danny Boyle's latest film explores one of the more horrific.
Don't get too excited, dear reader ... this has nothing to do with 28 Days Later or even 28 Weeks Later. In fact Danny Boyle's next film is a completely different beast altogether.