Monday December 10, 2012
D.C., Boston, Choose ZERO DARK THIRTY for Best Film; LA Says AMOUR
More year-end critics awards were announced recently:
|Washington, D.C.||Boston||Los Angeles|
|Film||Zero Dark Thirty||Zero Dark Thirty||Amour|
|Director||Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty||Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty||Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master|
|Actor||Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln||Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln||Joaquin Phoenix, The Master|
|Actress||Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty||Emmanuelle Riva, Amour||Emmanuelle Riva, Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook|
|Supp. Actor||Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master||Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild|
|Supp. Actress||Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables||Sally Field, Lincoln||Amy Adams, The Master|
|Screenplay||Rian Johnson, Looper/ David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook||Tony Kushner, Lincoln||Chris Terrio, Argo|
|Documentary||Bully||How to Survive a Plague||The Gatekeepers|
|Cinematography||Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi||Mihai Malaimare Jr., The Master||Roger Deakins, Skyfall|
LA loves itself some “Master,” doesn't it?
Don't understand the “Looper” love. Wasn't a fan.
Missed out on “Amour” thus far — although it's Haneke, which isn't a good sign for me. Also missed out on most of the year's good documentaries. Did they come through town? If so, where was I?
Inspired choice: Ezra Miller for best supporting actor.
Meanwhile, controversy begins to haunt the frontrunner. Does “Zero Dark Thirty,” against all available evidence, suggest that waterboarding led to the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden? Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal seem nonchalant about the matter in Dexter Filkins' New Yorker piece. A better defense, for them, is constructed by Spencer Ackerman in WIRED.
“The nuns taught us there were two ways through life: the way of nature and the way of grace. You have to choose which one you'll follow.”