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Film Awards 2012

by Kilgore Trout
Will be continually updated as the year progresses and I see more films. Many films on my list, for whatever reason, are not in the Mubi database yet. Of what’s already been released that has a very good chance of altering things, I haven’t seen: Once Upon A Time in Anatolia, The Turin Horse, Elena, Oslo, August 31, Alps, Dark Horse,The Secret World of Arriety, among others. All films listed based upon first theatrical release (non-film festival) in the U.S. BEST PICTURE Samsara Miss Bala Amour Seven Psychopaths The Kid with a Bike BEST DIRECTOR Gerardo Naranjo -Miss Bala Paul Thomas Anderson -The Master Leos Carax -Holy Motors Emad Burnat &… Read more

Will be continually updated as the year progresses and I see more films. Many films on my list, for whatever reason, are not in the Mubi database yet.

Of what’s already been released that has a very good chance of altering things, I haven’t seen: Once Upon A Time in Anatolia, The Turin Horse, Elena, Oslo, August 31, Alps, Dark Horse,The Secret World of Arriety, among others.

All films listed based upon first theatrical release (non-film festival) in the U.S.

BEST PICTURE
Samsara
Miss Bala
Amour
Seven Psychopaths
The Kid with a Bike

BEST DIRECTOR
Gerardo Naranjo -Miss Bala
Paul Thomas Anderson -The Master
Leos Carax -Holy Motors
Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi -5 Broken Cameras
Michael Haneke -Amour

BEST ACTOR
Joaquin Phoenix & Phillip Seymour Hoffman -The Master
Denis Lavant -Holy Motors
Jean-Louis Trintignant -Amour
Daniel Day-Lewis -Lincoln
Jack Black -Bernie

BEST ACTRESS
Emmanuelle Riva -Amour
Jennifer Lawrence -Silver Linings Playbook
Quvenzhané Wallis -Beasts of The Southern Wild
Mary Elizabeth Winstead -Smashed
Stephanie Sigman -Miss Bala

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Rockwell -Seven Psychopaths
James Gandolfini -Killing Them Softly
Christoph Waltz -Django Unchained
Scoot McNairy -Killing Them Softly
Tommy Lee Jones -Lincoln

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cecile de France -The Kid with a Bike
Anne Hathaway -Les Miserables
Sally Field -Lincoln
Doona Bae -Cloud Atlas
Naomi Watts -The Impossible

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Seven Psychopaths -Martin McDonagh
Holy Motors -Leos Carax
Arbitrage -Nicholas Jarecki
Django Unchained -Quentin Tarantino
Looper -Rian Johnson

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Andrew Dominik -Killing Them Softly
Argo -Chris Terrio
Beasts of The Southern Wild -Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Lincoln -Tony Kushner
Headhunters -Lars Gudmestad & Ulf Ryberg

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ron Fricke -Samsara
Mihai Malaimare Jr. -The Master
Roger Deakins -Skyfall
Mátyás Erdély -Miss Bala
Dariusz Wolski -Prometheus

BEST EDITING
Andrew Hulme -The Imposter
Alexander Berner -Cloud Atlas
Gerardo Naranjo -Miss Bala
Greg O’Toole -Better This World
Gareth Evans -The Raid

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION
Prometheus -Arthur Max; John King
Holy Motors -Florian Sanson; Emmanuelle Cuillery
Moonrise Kingdom -Adam Stockhausen, Gerald Sullivan
The Master -Jack Fisk and Dave Crank
Cloud Atlas -Hugh Bateup and Uli Hanisch

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Jonny Greenwood -The Master
Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin -Beasts of The Southern Wild
Tom Tykwer -Cloud Atlas
David Holmes -Haywire
Alexandre Desplat -Argo

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Samsara
5 Broken Cameras
The Imposter
Searching for Sugar Man
Better This World

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