We're looking for contributors

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2008

Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts - Eastern Promises

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle nominated both Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts (above) for their performances in the violent drama Eastern Promises, in addition to nominations for director David Cronenberg and the film itself.

Mortensen, who went on to win the best actor in a Canadian film award, has received numerous nominations in the English-speaking world (or at least in English-speaking Canada, the United States, and Britain). Strangely, Watts has been all but ignored by those same English-speaking people. In fact, Mortensen nabbed a best actor Genie nomination, but Watts was snubbed by the (Anglo-Francophone) Canadian Academy of Film and Television.

Besides the American Mortensen and the Australian-raised Watts, other non-Canadian nominees in the Canadian section include Americans Ellen Burstyn (for The Stone Angel) and Danny Glover (for Poor Boy's Game).

On the international front, No Country for Old Men, Juno, and There Will Be Blood proved as popular among Vancouver film critics as they've been with critics south of the border. All three were up for the best film and best director awards. No Country for Old Men ended up winning in both categories.

Canadian Ellen Page was up for two best actress awards: in the Canadian section, for The Tracey Fragments; in the international section for Juno. She won in the former category, but lost out in the latter to Marion Cotillard's Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

Away from Her and Julie Christie are nowhere to be found in this year's list because film and actress were nominated for last year's Vancouver critics' awards.

If you enjoyed reading Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2008 and/or found it an informative post, please recommend it to your friends. See share buttons above or on the left. ()
Originally posted: Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2008 ()

Continue Reading: Visual Effects Society Awards 2008

Previous Post: Jessica Alba at Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Awards


"Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2008" © 2004-2014 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s). Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.


Feel free to leave your comment about the Alt Film Guide article "Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2008" in the space below. Note: Different views and opinions are perfectly fine, but courtesy and respect are imperative. Abusive, bigoted, trollish, baseless (spreading rumors or misinformation), and inflammatory comments and/or remarks will be deleted, and such commenters may be banned.

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>




NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: Phoenix Winners
Lola 2008
Jude Law Photo: Jameson Empire Awards
Leonardo Sbaraglia, Helena Bonham Carter, Bob Hoskins: International Emmy Awards 2010
British Independent Film Awards 2010 Nominations: Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley
Online Film Critics Society Nominations: BLACK SWAN, CARLOS, James Franco, Annette Bening
THE FIGHTER, Hailee Steinfeld Win; Arnold Schwarzenegger's Lame Joke: Critics Choice Awards
THE TREE OF LIFE, DRIVE Top Online Film Critics Nominations
PGA Awards: First 'Best Picture' Tie Ever
'The Aviator' Tops Golden Globes: Leonardo DiCaprio Is Best Actor