Film critics in St. Louis are getting a jump on the foreign journalists that decide the Golden Globe award winners. While the nominees for 2010 Globes will be announced tomorrow, the St. Louis Film Critics have announced their list today.
The St. Louis nominees for Best Picture are:
Best Actor nominees are:
Those named for Best Actress are:
A couple of local notes -- Winter's Bone, a small independant movie, was filmed in Missouri. And Colin Firth spent part of his childhood in St. Louis!
Interestingly, the local critics also include a "Special Merit" category that identifies a film's best scene, cinematic technique or "other memorable aspect or moment." Among the nominees for this particular award is the zoom-up scene in "127 Hours" which begins with a tight shot on Aron (James Franco) as he is screaming and pulls out to a wide shot of a large land area, showing how isolated he was from other humans.
The St. Louis Film Critics will announce their winners next Monday on their website.