The movie awards season continues to roll along towards the February Academy Awards as the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards were handed out Thursday evening. Although Moneyball did not take home a People's Choice Award on Wednesday, it continued its critical success as it won Best Adapted Screenplay on Thursday. The movie was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor.
I found Moneyball to be a solid recreation of Michael Lewis' best-selling book. They had to take some creative license, but for the most part, I was pleasantly surprised by how faithful it was to the original text. Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin are two of the great writers in Hollywood, so it should not be too much of a surprise. Sorkin's quick-witted writing was seen throughout Moneyball.
Although the Critics' Choice Awards are not a perfect predictor of the Oscars, it has historically provided some interesting predictions. It has done particularly well in predicting the Actor awards. We'll see how much success Moneyball can build from this.