Sunday, December 23, 2012

2012 St. Louis Film Critics’ Award Nominations Complete List

St. Louis Film Critics is an association of professional film critics operating in metropolitan St. Louis and adjoining areas of Missouri and Illinois. Founded in late 2004, the group’s goals (according to the website) are to serve the interests of local film critics, and to promote an appreciation for cinema both as an art form and for its societal, cultural and historical context and impact.

The eligibility requirements for a SLFC Award, according to the group’s website: a film must have been shown in the greater St. Louis area in a theater or at a film festival or series, or made available to SLFC members by screening or screener during the past year. Films opening in limited run elsewhere for Oscar qualification but which will open in the St. Louis area early in the next year are eligible.

The 2012 St. Louis Film Critics’ Award nominees are:

Best Film
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director
Ben Affleck (Argo)
Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Best Actor
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)
Best Actress
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin (Argo)
John Goodman (Argo)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
William H. Macy (The Sessions)
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Bruce Willis (Moonrise Kingdom)
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams (The Master)
Ann Dowd (Compliance)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Emma Watson (Perks of Being A Wallflower)
Best Original Screenplay
The Cabin in the Woods (Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard) 
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola)
Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh)
Zero Dark Thirty (Mark Boal )

Best Adapted Screenplay 
Argo (Chris Terrio)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin)
Life of Pi (David Magee)
Lincoln (Tony Kushner)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)
Best Cinematography 
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Ben Richardson)
Cloud Atlas (Frank Griebe and John Toll)
Django Unchained (Robert Richardson)
Life of Pi (Claudio Miranda)
The Master (Mihai Malaimare Jr.)
Skyfall (Roger Deakins)

Best Visual Effects 
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
Life of Pi
Snow White and the Huntsman
Best Music 
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom
Not Fade Away
Best Foreign-Language Film 
The Fairy (from France/Belgium)
Headhunters (from Norway)
Holy Motors (from France)
The Intouchables (from France)
The Kid With A Bike (from Belgium)
Best Documentary 
Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry
How To Survive A Plague
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Searching for Sugar Man
Best Animated Film 
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Comedy 
The Cabin in the Woods
Moonrise Kingdom
Seven Psychopaths
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Art-House or Festival Film (for artistic excellence in art-house cinema, limited to films that played at film festivals or film series or those that had a limited-release here, playing one or two cinemas).
  1. Bernie
  2. Compliance 
  3. The Fairy
  4. Safety Not Guaranteed
  5. Sleepwalk with Me
  6. Take This Waltz
Best Scene (favorite movie scene or sequence).
  1. Beasts of the Southern Wild – The hurricane (and Wink shooting at it)
  2. Django Unchained – The “bag head” bag/mask problems scene
  3. Flight – The plane crash
  4. Hitchcock – Anthony Hopkins in lobby conducting to music/audience’s reaction during “Psycho” shower scene
  5. The Impossible – Opening tsunami scene
  6. The Master – The first “processing” questioning scene between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix

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