Thursday, January 31, 2013

Central Ohio Film Critics Point to "Moonrise Kingdom"

The Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA) named Moonrise Kingdom as the "Best Film of 2012" and its director, Wes Anderson, as "Best Director."  Argo and director Ben Affleck were runners-up in both categories.

COFCA was founded in 2002 and is made up of film critics based in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. Each January, COFCA votes on a number of awards, recognizing excellence in the film industry.

2012 Central Ohio Film Critics Awards:

Best Film
1. "Moonrise Kingdom"
2. "Argo"
3. "Django Unchained"
4. "Zero Dark Thirty"
5. "The Cabin in the Woods"
6. "Silver Linings Playbook"
7. "Lincoln"
8. "Looper"
9. "The Master"
10. "Les Misérables"

Best Picture
"Moonrise Kingdom"

Best Director
Wes Anderson, "Moonrise Kingdom"
(Runner-up: Ben Affleck, "Argo")

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
(Runner-up: John Hawkes, "The Sessions")

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
(Runner-up: Naomi Watts, "The Impossible")

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
(Runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, "Django Unchained")

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
(Runner-up -- TIE -- Helen Hunt, "The Sessions" and Ann Dowd, "Compliance")

Best Adapted Screenplay
(Runner-up: "Argo")
Best Original Screenplay
"Moonrise Kingdom"
(Runner-up: "The Cabin in the Woods")

Best Cinematography
(Runner-up: "Life of Pi")

Best Score
"Moonrise Kingdom"
(Runner-up: "Cloud Atlas")

Best Animated Film
(Runner-up: "Wreck-It Ralph")

Best Foreign Language Film
"The Kid with a Bike" (from Belgium, France, and Italy)
(Runner-up: "Headhunters" – from Norway)

Best Documentary
"How to Survive a Plague"
(Runner-up: "The Imposter")

Best Ensemble
"Moonrise Kingdom"
(Runner-up: "Lincoln")

Best Overlooked FIlm
"Killer Joe" (Runner-up: "Safety Not Guaranteed")

Breakthrough Film Artist
Bart Layton, "The Imposter"
(Runner-up: Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild")

Actor of the Year (for exemplary body of work)
Matthew McConaughey, "Bernie," "Killer Joe," "Magic Mike" and "The Paperboy"
(Runner-up: Anne Hathaway, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Les Misérables")

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