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Wife Promotes Australia’s Forgotten Oscar Nominee

Joe Farrell, who works in Los Angeles for Scanline VFX, is Oscar nominated this year in the visual effects category for his work on Clint Eastwood‘s Hereafter. He’s also Australian born, having moved from Sydney a decade ago.

That fact was lost Down Under amidst a blast of media coverage for other 2010 Australian nominees such as Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman, Jacki Baxter, and The Social Network‘s editor Kirk Baxter. So Farrell’s wife Aliza decided to take matters into her own hands, generating belated coverage today in The Australian and via the Australian Broadcasting Company:

A former film publicist in Australia, Aliza became fed up with the snub and contacted some local media outlets… Her husband has built up a strong relationship with Eastwood, working on most of the iconic director’s recent films, including Gran Torino and Flags Of Our Fathers. Farrell’s credits also include both Transformers films, Star Trek, The Golden Compass, I Robot and 2012.

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The National Society of Film Critics Tabs Social Network Best Picture

The Road to the Oscars went through Manhattan over the weekend. New York-based National Society of Film Critics chose The Social Network, the movie that chronicles the genesis of Facebook, as best picture.  

The assembled 61 critics from across the country met at Sardi’s Restaurant for their 45th annual meeting.

The group “liked” The Social Network enough to give best actor honors to Jesse Eisenberg (above). He played the emotionless Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The motion picture was also handed directing (David Fincher) and screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) accolades.

Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno won as best actress for her role as Mussolini’s secret lover in the little known (at least in the U.S.) Vincere.

Named as supporting actor, Geoffrey Rush was honored for his turn as a speech therapist in The King’s Speech, while Olivia Williams was victorious as supporting actress for The Ghost Writer.  

True Grit was named best cinematography.