Greg wrote:The big surprise to me is no mention in Foreign Language film for either Blue Is The Warmest Color or The Great Beauty.
Yes, but interestingly they found a place for The Hunt, which is exactly the kind of (good but far from great, unchallenging) foreign film that this group - and the Academy - can obviously like alot.
As for the English-language movies, it's too early to say, of course, and I'm sure that 12 Years A Slave (which I haven't seen yet) will have time to get in the race. Still, for a film which only two days ago was considered by some to be a potential three-acting-Oscars winner, it's not like its actors are exactly getting lots of prizes till now. And also, I might be wrong, but from what I've heard I feel that, unlike, say, The King's Speech, this is the kind of movie that SHOULD win critics' awards. Which obviously could still happen - we'll see.