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Award Update – NBR, LAFC, BSFC

Posted December 10, 2012 by Max in Awards

A lot more awards were announced over the weekend for the 2012 season. Almost everyone, except LAFC, has named Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty the film of the year. Obviously it is on my must see list when it finally comes out in this area. Other interesting awards would have to be Amour winning best picture at the LAFC. While there’s little doubt it should sweep most Foreign Picture races, it would be interesting to see it seek up into the top 10 films of the year. There’s a lot more groups announcing in the coming days including the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes. Stay tuned.

National Board of Review Awards (NBR)

Best Film:  Zero Dark Thirty

Top 10 Films
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Promised Land
Silver Linings Playbook

Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, Compliance

Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper

Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph

Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, Argo

Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, The Impossible

Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis,  Beasts of the Southern Wild

Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Foreign Language Film:  Amour


Los Angeles Film Critics Awards (LAFC)

Best picture: Amour (Runner-up: The Master)
Best director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master (Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty)
Best actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (Runner-up: Denis Lavant, Holy Motors)
Best actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook and Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best supporting actor: Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild (Runner-up: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained)
Best supporting actress: Amy Adams, The Master (Runner-up: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables and The Dark Knight Rises)
Best animated film: Frankenweenie (Runner-up: It’s Such a Beautiful Day)
Best foreign-language film: Holy Motors (Runner-up: Footnote)
Best documentary: The Gatekeepers (Runner-up: Searching for Sugar Man)
Best screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo (Runner-up: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook)
Best cinematography: Roger Deakins, Skyfall (Runner-up: Mihai Malaimare Jr., The Master)
Best editing: Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty (Runner-up: William Goldenberg, Argo)
Best music score: Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild (Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, The Master)
Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award: Leviathan
New Generation Award: Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild


Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)

Best Picture  –  Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor –  Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

Best Actress – Emmanuelle Riva for Amour

Best Supporting Actor –  Ezra Miller for Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Supporting Actress –  Sally Field for Lincoln

Best Director –  Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty

Best Screenplay –  Tony Kushner for Lincoln

Best Cinematography – Mihai Malaimare Jr for The Master

Best Documentary –  How to Survive a Plague 

Best Foreign-Language Film –  TBD

Best Animated Film –  Frankenweenie

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor for Zero Dark Thirty

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  David France for How to Survive a Plague

Best Ensemble Cast –  Seven Psychopaths

Best Use of Music in a Film  – Moonrise Kingdom

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