BREAKING NEWS–Critics' Choice Awards nominations for SWEENEY TODD, Johnny Depp, and Tim Burton!

Awards season is bringing welcome recognition for Tim Burton’s film of Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, although the film has yet to open. This morning the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest critics’ group in the country, honored SWEENEY TODD with five Critics’ Choice Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Ensemble! Johnny Depp was nominated as Best Actor for his role as Sweeney Todd; newcomer Edward Sanders was nominated as Best Young Actor; and Tim Burton received a nod as Best Director. Congratulations!

Many thanks to tocnavforjd and FANtasticJD for the news; you can see a full list of the nominees here: The awards ceremony will be held on January 7, 2008 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and will be broadcast live on VH-1. –Part-Time Poet