Hearne: So Many Movie Awards, So Little Time

Fanboys_ver2More Oscar foreplay, anyone?

Is it me or does it seem like anybody and everybody has been lining up to crow about what they think the best movies of 2012 were?

Let’s see, there’s the Critics Choice, Golden Globes, even the MTV Movie Awards.

Did I forget to mention the Kansas City Film Critics Circle and Bollywood’s Asian Film Awards?

And the one that actually matters, The Oscars.

While that may seem like a lot to love for everyday, average moviegoers, it’s not nearly enough for the film fanboys at CinemaKC. a local movie schmooze site.

Not even close.

To that end, the name of CinemaKC’s game is “Critics vs. Oscars Free-For-All” and goes down this coming Wednesday, evening January 23rd at the Screenland Crossroads.



a McTCinema KC has lined up a dozen or so area film critics (and characters), including longtime Kansas City Star entertainment hired gun Brian McTavish to kill a few hours talking about – wait for it – movie awards.

“We’re going to get some of the big time critics together and show maybe 20 movie trailers,” McTavish says. “It’s a Trailer Show.”

The idea being, beat the Oscars to the punch, raise a few bucks for Cinema KC, pound some cothe-oscars-new_lockup_Oscars_rgbcktails and have a rollicking good time.

“It’s a two-part show,” McTavish says. “The first part is the trailer show and that lasts between an hour and 90 minutes. And you know, people can sit there and let the Hollywood magic wash over them.

“Then the critics will go down to the front of the theater and make their predictions of who they think will win and then who they think should win – it’s called a free-for-all for a reason – and the audience will be allowed to ask questions. It’s guaranteed excitement for Oscar fans.”

Throw in a one hour, pre-event cocktail wilding at 6 p.m., more booze during the program and the break between the trailers and critics gang-bang and, “God knows when we’re going to get out of there,” McTavish quips. “But we’ll have a ball – it’ll be an opinion fest.”

bottoms-up-curtis-jamesFor the measly sum of a $10 donation plus cash bar.

“I’m the moderator, so I’ll be moving things along,” McTavish says. “And before the Best Picture Award we’re going to show scenes from each of the nine nominated films.”

Oh yeah, and prizes like cinema paraphernalia and movie passes. Not to mention critics that include KCC‘s Jack Poessiger, KC Library filmie Robert Butler, Fox 4’s Shawn Edwards and KC Star reviewers Jon Niccum and Loey Lockerby.

For more information check out Cinema KC’s website.

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2 Responses to Hearne: So Many Movie Awards, So Little Time

  1. chuck says:

    There are 41 Music award shows on every year on TV.


    11.23% of the days of the year.

    Every 10 days, you can watch someone get an award in music.

    Here is the list, ONLY in the US, of film award shows.

    United States
    American Film Institute (AFI) – Link
    Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA)
    Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) – Link
    Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) – Link
    Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA)
    Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Link
    Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA) – Link
    Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) – Link
    Golden Raspberry Awards (a.k.a. the Razzies)
    Gotham Awards
    Iowa Film Critics (IFC) – Link
    Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) – Link
    Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS) – Link
    Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) – Link
    Maverick Movie Awards (MMA) Link
    Murray Film Critics Circle Awards
    National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) – Link
    National Board of Review (NBR) – Link
    New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) – Link
    New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
    Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS) – Link
    Political Film Society (PFS)
    San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Link
    San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) – Link
    Seattle Film Critics (SFC)
    Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) – Link
    St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (SLGFCA)
    NYU Tisch School of the Arts Wasserman Award
    Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association – (WAFCA) – Link

    28 there.

    India has a ton, one of which is called the Vijay Awards (No doubt Oprah MCs that baby.)

    Germany has f*ckin one. Thats right, ONE AWARD SHOW and you better f*ckin like it!!

    Africa only has one. Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) I am assuming Brad and Angelina Jolie are scanning the crowd there every year looking for fresh sacrifices to stuff into the trunk.

    Darling Envelope oughtta give it another go.

  2. admin says:

    So what you’re saying is movie critics worldwide are really big on circle jerks?

    Nothing new there

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