The winner of the Where's Whitey Award for Best Animal Performance of 2012 was actually annouced weeks ago at the Boston Society of Film Critics Award ceremony at the Brattle Theatre on February [thanks to Ellen Gitelman for the photo]
My apologies for keeping you in suspense.
The winner in a hard fought battle was Snoopy, the dog from "Moonrise Kingdom."
After an informal poll of my fellow Boston Society of Film Critics members, the
winner of the 2011 "Where's Whitey? Award for Best Animal Actor" has been
It wasn't even close.
For a performance all the more impressive because it was
done without resorting to any dialogue, barked
or otherwise, and.
The turmoil in Egypt
dominates the news from the Middle East,
overshadowing the recent oppressive measures imposed by the Iranian despots.
Apparently in an attempt to stifle any anti-regime
resistance inspired by the events in Cairo, the Tehran government has hanged at least 73 people in recent weeks, many of them political prisoners.
The surprise Director's Guild Award for Tom Hooper and the awards from the Screen Actors Guild -- Best Actor for Colin Firth and Best Ensemble Cast -- pretty
much guarantee an Oscar sweep for "The King's Speech," the lush period biopic
about King George VI, who, with the help of a non-elitist therapist managed
to shake off a debilitating stutter, a toffee-nosed dissolute, Nazi-leaning elder brother,
and a paralyzing father complex, and, apparently, go on to win World War II
After you've attended the Boston Society of Film Critics Annual Awards ceremony, the Oscars might seem anticlimactic. Among
those expected at this year's extravaganza is Jeff Malmberg, winner of the
society's Best Documentary and Best Newcomer awards for his brilliant, sui generis film Marwencol, which will
screen after the event.