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Black Sheep Reviews presents the 2012 Mouton d’Or Awards

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013

It’s that time again, ladies and gentlemen! And it is actually that time for me for the eighth time. I know it was seven years last year so the realization that this is the eighth year should not be so much of a shock for me but it is. May I present to you the 2012 Mouton d’Or Awards! This year was such an incredible year for film, with so many filmmakers reaching new heights in their careers and abilities. With this in mind, what finer example is there to lead the nominations than Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER, which leads with eight nominations in total, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Next up on the leader board is the breathtaking, LIFE OF PI, from Ang Lee. It too is nominated for Best Picture, Best Director...

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Black Sheep Reviews presents the 2011 Mouton d’Or Awards

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012

Last year I welcomed you to the sixth annual Mouton d’Or Awards and announced that they would be the last time they would be brought to you by Black Sheep Reviews. The intent was to start a new site but life got awful busy, as it tends to do, and here we are. Still Black Sheep presenting and do you know what? I’m happy it worked out this way. It’s not about the site; it’s about the work. OK, it’s a little bit about the site but it is primarily about the work and this last year led to a lot of work for me outside Black Sheep in the world of film criticism. And I get to bring all that work back here to Black Sheep week after week. I’m not sure where Black Sheep was supposed to...

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Black Sheep Reviews presents the 2011 Mouton d’Or Awards

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012

It is with great pleasure that I announce to you today the nominees for the 2011 Mouton d’Or Awards. This year marks the seventh year the awards have been held and this year’s bunch of contenders is a strong bunch indeed. In fact, there were so many memorable performances and films this year, that the acting categories have been expanded to six nominations each. There are also two brand new categories this year. One is for Best Ensemble, which is just one more way to honour the incredible casts that collectively came together to impress right across the board in 2011. The other is for Best First Feature because I am always shocked by people who knock it out hard on their first shot behind the camera. To qualify in this category, you need not to have directed a...

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The 2010 Mouton d’Or Awards

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011

Welcome to the 2010 Mouton d’Or Awards, brought to you by Black Sheep Reviews for the sixth and, as it turns out, final time. This is not the end of the Mouton d’Or Awards, but rather just the last time they will be presented on this website. Sometime in the weeks to come, Black Sheep Reviews will go dark. When I first started this blog, I had no intention of doing anything with it other than pass the time. As Black Sheep grew though, I started to see where it could go and that was further than I had ever really anticipated. And so, Black Sheep Reviews will be reborn as a new site, one that is more professional and focused and that should (technically) make my job easier and your reading experience even better. And don’t worry! Sheldon...

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Black Sheep presents The 2010 Mouton d’Or Awards

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011

It is my pleasure today to announce to you the 2010 Mouton d’Or Award nominations. This is the sixth year Black Sheep Reviews has produced this list and this year’s nominees are some of the strongest contenders we’ve ever had. Leading this year’s charge is David Fincher’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK, with a total of eight nominations, including of course Best Picture and Best Director. Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN is second in the tally standings, with seven nominations, also including Best Picture. The rest of the Best Picture race is rounded out by multiple nominees, THE FIGHTER (6 nods), THE KING’S SPEECH (6) and TOY STORY 3 (5). This year’s Best Picture nominees are all masterful films, each a personal best in its own right. It will be difficult to pick a winner but worth it if it means getting...

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The 2009 Mouton d’Or Awards

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010

Awards season has been particularly long this year with the Vancouver Olympics pushing the end date into March but the time has finally arrrived. It is now time to reveal the 2009 Mouton d’Or Awards! 2009 was a great year in film and with so many personal changes in my own life scattered throughout the year, it is wonderful to have so many standout films to associate with them. That said, it was not a year where any one film ultimately stood out past the others and this is reflected in the Mouton d’Or winners here today. The love has been spread pretty equally, with all the major nominees each picking up at least one award. As this is the second time I actually write this piece because my computer shut down before I was able to save any...

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