Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Rob and Cosmopolis Get Four Nominations in The Vancouver Film Critics Circle
Director Steven Spielberg’s political backroom history tale Lincoln and David Cronenberg’s New York limo odyssey Cosmopolis have emerged as this year’s front-runners as the Vancouver Film Critics Circle narrowed its short list for the year’s best international and Canadian movies.
Canadian director Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis leads the home-grown competition with four nominations: best Canadian film, best director, best actor for Robert Pattinson, and two best supporting actress nominations, for Sarah Gadon and Samantha Morton.
The Vancouver critics, drawn from radio, TV, newspaper and online outlets, hand out their awards Jan. 7.
Rounding out the short list for best Canadian picture are: the African wartime drama Rebelle; and director Sarah Polley’s family-secrets tale Stories We Tell.
Joining Pattinson as nominees for best actor in a Canadian film are: Melvil Poupaud for the gender-issues drama Laurence Anyways; Michael Rogers for the B.C.-filmed sci-fi drama Beyond the Black Rainbow.
Joining Gadon and Morton as nominees for best supporting actress in a Canadian film is Goon’s Alison Pill.
Joining Cronenberg as nominees for best director of a Canadian film: Panos Cosmatos, Beyond the Black Rainbow; Sarah Polley, Stories We Tell.
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