Friday, January 11, 2013

18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Winners

Last night the group had an uneven awards ceremony, some moments were entertaining and many more not, but was able to watch the complete show without falling asleep. Winners are *BLUE.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 270 television, radio and online critics. Each year, BFCA honors the finest achievement in filmmaking with their Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Some stats from group tells us that we should pay more attention to their winners. In the history of the awards 10 of the 17 Best Picture winners have gone on to win top Oscar; in the last five years, four BFCA's winners won the top Oscar.

The 18th edition has new venue and broadcaster as the awards ceremony will take place in the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Thursday, January 10, 2015; the two-hours ceremony -starts at 8:00pm EST- will be broadcasted now by the CW Television Network.

These are the nominations for this year which were "leaked" but was able to see them LIVE on TV. The BEST news is Marion Cotillard finally getting a nomination, which could mean that odds have increased for her getting at least a nomination. Very glad that this group also honored great Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone.

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
The Master
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Feature
Madagascar 3
Rise of the Guardians
*Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust & Bone

Best Documentary Feature
The Central Park Five
The Imposter
The Queen of Versailles
*Searching for Sugar Man
West of Memphis

Best Director
*Ben Affleck for Argo
Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Tom Hooper for Les Misérables
Ang Lee for Life of Pi
David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

Best Actress
*Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts in The Impossible

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams in The Master
Judi Dench in Skyfall
Ann Dowd in Compliance
Sally Field in Lincoln
*Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables
Helen Hunt in The Sessions

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
*Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
John Hawkes in The Sessions
Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Denzel Washington in Flight

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin in Argo
Javier Bardem in Skyfall
Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook
*Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike

Best Young Actress/Actor
Elle Fanning in Ginger & Rosa
Kara Hayward in Moonrise Kingdom
Tom Holland in The Impossible
Logan Lerman in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi
*Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Acting Ensemble
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kingdom
*Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay
*Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained
John Gatins for Flight
Rian Johnson for Looper
Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal for Zero Dark Thirty

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio for Argo
David Magee for Life of Pi
*Tony Kushner for Lincoln
Stephen Chbosky for The Perks of Being a Wallflower
David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook

Best Cinematography
Danny Cohen for Les Misérables
Roger Deakins for Skyfall
Janusz Kaminski for Lincoln
Mihai Malaimare Jr. for The Master
*Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi

Best Art Direction
*Anna Karenina
The Hobbit
Les Misérables
Life of Pi

Best Editing
William Goldenberg for Argo
*William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor for Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Kahn for Lincoln
Melanie Ann Oliver and Chris Dickens for Les Misérables
Tim Squyers for Life of Pi

Best Costume Design
Kym Barret and Pierre-Yves Gayraud for Cloud Atlas
Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor for The Hobbit
Paco Delgado for Les Misérables
*Jaqueline Durran for Anna Karenina
Joanna Johnston for Lincoln

Best Makeup
*Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
Les Misérables

Best Visual Effects
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit
*Life of Pi

Best Song
For You in Act of Valor performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell and Keith Urban
Learn Me Right in Brave performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons
*Skyfall in Skyfall performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Still Alive in Still Alive performed/written by Paul Williams
Suddenly in Les Miserables performed by Hugh Jackman/written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer

Best Score
Mychael Danna for Life of Pi
Alexandre Desplat for Argo
Alexandre Desplat for Moonrise Kingdom
Johnny Greenwood for The Master
*John Williams for Lincoln

Best Action Movie
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Emily Blunt in Looper
Gina Carano in Haywire
Judi Dench in Skyfall
Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises
*Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises
*Daniel Craig in Skyfall
Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper
Jake Gyllenhaal in End of Watch

Best Comedy Movie
*Silver Linings Playbook
This Is 40
21 Jump Street

Best Actress in a Comedy Movie
Mila Kunis in Ted
*Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Shirley MacLaine in Bernie
Leslie Mann in This Is 40
Rebel Wilson in Pitch Perfect

Best Actor in a Comedy Movie
Jack Black in Bernie
*Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
Paul Rudd in This Is 40
Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street
Mark Wahlberg in Ted

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
The Cabin in the Woods

For the first time audiences will be able to vote a category, Favorite Film Franchise and these are the nominees.

Harry Potter
Indiana Jones
James Bond
Lord of the Rings
Star Trek
Star Wars
Toy Story

To vote go here or go CW site here.

There are too many categories and some are really ridiculous if you check listed nominees, but if you concentrate only in top categories then maybe we have something interesting. Lincoln leads the pack with 13 nominations, followed by Les Misérables (11), Silver Linings Playbook (10), Life of Pi (9) and with 7 nods each, Argo, The Master and Skyfall. Then Jennifer Lawrence leads the female nominees with 3 nominations, as well as Bradley Cooper leading male nominees with the same amount of nods.

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