December 16th, 2009

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Me and Orson Welles - Critics' Awards and Nominations

To start this entry is this really interesting article by Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle. It is about Christian McKay's award chances, the confusion the MAOW screener might cause and what needs to be done to make sure Christian's performance gets some love.

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I hope they take note of this.

Now for AWARDS!

In addition to Christian's nomination for a BFCA Critics' Choice Award, he and the film have been recognized as follows:

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Best Supporting Actor: Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
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Austin Film Critics Association

Breakthrough Artist Award: Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles

Best Austin Film: Me and Orson Welles, Richard LinklaterZac Efron

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Chicago Film Critics Association - Nominations

Best Supporting Actor:
Peter Capaldi (-) In the Loop
Woody Harrelson (-) The Messenger
Christian McKay (-) Me and Orson Welles
Stanley Tucci (-) The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz (-) Inglourious Basterds

Most Promising Performer:
Sharlto Copley (-) District 9
Christian McKay (-) Me and Orson Welles
Carey Mulligan (-) An Education
Max Records (-) Where the Wild Things Are
Gabourey Sidibe (-) Precious
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Toronto Film Critics Association

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Runners-up: Christian McKay, “Me & Orson Welles” and Timothy Olyphant, “A Perfect Getaway”
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Boston Society of Film Critics

Best Actor: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Runner-up: Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
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San Diego Film Critics Society

Named best actor was England’s Colin Firth, for his poignantly gay teacher in “A Single Man” (which opens Dec. 25); runner-ups included Ben Foster (”The Messenger”), Christian McKay (”Me and Orson Welles”) and George Clooney (”Up in the Air”).

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Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Best Supporting Actor: 1) Christopher Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Runner-ups:
2) Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
3) Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones
4) Alfred Molina - An Education
5) Christian McKay - Me and Orson Welles