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
Foreign Amour Amour Holy Motors
Animated ParaNorman Frankenweenie Frankenweenie
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.

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

“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.”

Posted at 05:12 PM on Monday December 10, 2012 in category Movies - Awards  
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