6th TFO Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

The nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role are:

  • Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
  • Anne Dorval – Mommy
  • Isabelle Huppert – Abuse of Weakness
  • Julianne Moore – Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

And The Final Oscar goes to…

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Finalists (6-12): TBA

Semi-finalists (13-20): TBA

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6th TFO Awards: THE ACTRESSES

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The nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role are:

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Anne Dorval – Mommy
Isabelle Huppert – Abuse of Weakness
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

The nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role are:

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Suzanne Clement – Mommy
Carrie Coon – Gone Girl
Erica Rivas – Wild Tales

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Class of 2016

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Quick Confession: This blogger loves Best Actress more than any category at the Oscars and even during awards seasons, together with Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film. Hence, a stand alone post about this year’s Best Actress contenders.

By this time, several critics’ awards have already been given. Popular precursor awards like the National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association have already laid their cards with their choices.

Meanwhile, the Golden Globe Awards, known for its split between drama and musical/comedy categories, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the group most likely to influence because they are composed of actual actors (as well as journalists) have already announced their nominees.

By this point, several performances have already been ordained as locks, safe bets, or long shots. In a theoretical world, everyone could be nominated, but here’s the top twelve that are most likely to battle their way in the extremely crowded Best Actress category.

(I won’t include my personal opinion of the performances; I have only seen Huppert, Streep, and Field as of the time of writing.)

The Rest of the Field

Perhaps that one performance that could have arguably went the Best Actress way was Viola Davis in Fences. However, a supporting campaign was pitched and it helps her now become the de facto favorite for the win. Some are still speculating a shocker category switch come nomination announcement a la Kate Winslet (2008) or Keisha Castle-Hughes (2003). But given the competition, it’s safe to say that Davis will remain here.

Amy Adams in Nocturnal Animals received considerable acclaim, but it became clear quite early in the awards season that Arrival was her more viable ticket to the awards season. This might just even help her cause for a win instead of a foreseen vote split.

Performances in comedic films has always had a tough time getting traction. Some of these performances are Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen (Globe nominee), Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris (BFCA Comedy nominee), Lily Collins in Rules Don’t Apply (Globe nominee), Susan Sarandon in The Meddler, Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker, Greta Gerwig in Maggie’s Plan, and Kristen Stewart in Cafe Society.

Performances from indie hits have once in a while been visited by the Academy, but mostly during years with thin competition. This year’s slew of acclaimed performances include Sasha Lane in American Honey, Krisha Fairchild in Krisha, and Sarah Paulson in Blue Jay.

Similarly, acclaimed performances from genre films find themselves having a hard time getting in the conversation. Recently Oscar-nominated actresses in genre films include Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl (thriller) and Sandra Bullock in Gravity (sci-fi). This year’s contenders include Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers (sci-fi), Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 10 Cloverfield Lane (horror), Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (sci-fi), and Anya Taylor-Joy in The Witch (horror).

Foreign-language performances also have a harder time getting in the conversation simply because of language barrier. Most America-based award giving bodies (as we expect) tend to focus more on English-language works. This year’s contenders include Isabelle Huppert in Things to Come, Sandra Huller in Toni Erdmann, and Sonia Braga in Aquarius.

And finally, there are performances in films positioned as contenders that simply didn’t pan out the way they were expected. These contenders include Marion Cotillard in Allied, Rachel Weisz in Denial, and Alicia VIkander in The Light Between Oceans.

THE TOP 12

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This group have shown enough acclaim and awards received to tell that they are still in the conversation despite not being the strongest contenders out there. Make no mistake: contenders like Laura Linney in The Savages (2007) and Samantha Morton in In America (2003) were all in this category with not having significant precursor awards (BFCA, SAG, Globes, etc.), and yet emerging as Oscar nominees.

12. Rebecca Hall in Christine as Christine Chubbuck

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Citations: LAFCA (runner-up), Toronto (runner-up), Chicago (nom), Detroit (nom), Houston (nom)

In a weaker year, this may have been a stronger contender. Always a reliable character actress, Rebecca Hall is no stranger to Hollywood although she hasn’t been given the spotlight yet. Taking on a real-life character with considerable notoriety, Hall garnered critical acclaim for her performance, though being in a small independent film was inherently a challenge for her to crack in the race. However, she popped in several critics’ awards as nominee or runner-up. In a tight race like this, it all matters. Although it’s an extreme long shot, given the bigger names on this race, Hall is a viable if really out-there shocker.

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11. Kate Beckinsale in Love & Friendship as Lady Susan Vernon

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Citations: BFCA (nom, Comedy), Evening Standard (WIN), Gotham (nom)

Given its acclaim, Love & Friendship could have been a bigger contender. However, for some reasons including an early release date and an almost non-existent campaign, the film almost went into oblivion come awards season, save for some few notices. It pulled a nomination for Best Actress in Comedy at the BFCA which was a nice reminder that her performance is a contender.

However, a surprising snub at the Golden Globes was another nail in the coffin. With its two nominations from known award giving bodies and a win from a British group, it could still muster a campaign given Beckinsale’s household status in Hollywood. On a second thought, Amazon Studios must be focusing its campaign on Manchester by the Sea so…

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Viable Upsets (8-10)
We have enough reason to believe that any of these contenders are feasibly able to pull off an surprise nomination more than the long shots but still not as ‘up there’ as those in the next group. For some reasons, they were at once solid contenders but they now position themselves as by the sidelines, possibly waiting for an aggressive late campaign.

10. Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train as Rachel Watson

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Citations: SAG (Best Actress nom)

Just as we thought that this was done, due to the film’s poor critical reception, she snagged a surprising SAG nomination which helps her good will. She has been a Best Actress contender since 2014 (Into the Woods and Sicario) and she has been getting career-best reviews for this performance.

On one hand, SAG must have really liked her. On the other hand, it may not really matter since SAG-AFTRA also have non-actor members. On one hand, critics are saying that this is Blunt’s best performance and the film was a box-office success. On the other hand, the film is loudly panned by critics. In the end, it may not matter though.

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9. Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane as Elizabeth Sloane

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Citations: Golden Globe Drama (nom), Phoenix Critics (nom)

Weeks ago, this was a really strong contender. However, mixed-to-positive reception, poor box-office results, and lack of presence in awards season made Chastain’s chances shaky to almost dead… until the Golden Globes resurrected her. Sure, she had the advantage of the split categories in Best Actress, but trumping over Taraji P. Henson’s more popular film (and possible Best Picture contender) means something. Also, while the film earned mixed critical response, Chastain is single-handedly noted as the film’s high point. The film also delves on a timely subject (gun control) that may or may not keep Academy members from watching it.

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8. Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures as Katherine Johnson

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Citations: SAG (Ensemble nom), NBR (Ensemble win), Black Reel (nom), NAACP (nom), Satellite (nom)

While Henson missed a lot of precursor awards, hear me out: Hidden Figures is a potential Best Picture contender. With a SAG Ensemble nomination (among many ensemble wins; it competes with Moonlight for most wins) and several Best Picture mentions for Hidden Figures, add to that Octavia Spencer’s likely Supporting Actress nomination, we are sure Henson’s work is seen. That is very important.

And she is playing a landmark real-life character in a film that perfectly suits America’s current political climate. As the film is regarded as “uplifting”, “feel-good”, and “inspiring” by several critics, Hidden Figures will most likely battle for Best Picture, and that is Henson’s strength. And her iconic television work won’t hurt either. We’ll see.

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In the Mix (4-7)
These four contenders are left battling for the last two slots, assuming that the top three are safe bets (more on that later). These performances are decorated with crucial precursor awards and all have something going for them. However, significant factors also deter them from becoming safe bets. Unless someone from number 8 below sneaks in, expect these four to be in an intense fight for the slots. You can all make arguments why each contender will make it or will not make it.

7. Ruth Negga in Loving as Mildred Loving

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Citations: Golden Globe Drama (nom), BFCA (nom), NYFCO (Breakthrough win), several critics’ awards (nominations)

Perhaps the least known of the bunch, Negga established herself as a formidable contender this year ever since Loving‘s Cannes premiere. With another timely topic in relation to America’s current politics, the film managed to stay in the conversation as a relevant and urgent film. Tagged as “subtle” and “quiet” by critics, the film’s Best Picture buzz seemed to fade in contrast to the “louder” offerings of the more recently opened contenders. Negga herself was not nominated for SAG (something I expected she will), making us think if Loving’s (and Negga’s) chances are still as strong as it is before the awards season started.

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6. Annette Bening in 20th Century Women as Dorothea Fields

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Citations: Golden Globes Musical/Comedy (nom), BFCA (nom), Atlanta (win), several critics’ awards (nominations)

Weeks ago, this was a shoo-in Best Actress nominee (and even a possible winner). However, missing that SAG nomination was crucial and raises the suspicion of how 20th Century Women is actually perceived within the industry. Career tribute and achievement awards are constantly handed to her (and it all helps), she’s a respected actress in Hollywood, but being in a small independent film with an ensemble cast may have prevented her. Some are citing the late release date to cause this. But something must not be ignored: with a career filled with strong performances, this is called as Bening’s career-best. That’s something.

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5. Isabelle Huppert in Elle as Michèle Leblanc

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Citations: Golden Globes Drama (nom), BFCA (nom), Gotham (win), NYFCC (win), LAFCA (win), Boston Online (win), San Francisco (win), Boston (win), several critics’ awards (nominations)

A French acting legend finally cracking inside this Oscar race unlike before. She started from a longshot possibility to critics’ favorite, earning the most Best Actress wins at the precursor awards. It also helps that her film was submitted in the Best Foreign Language Film (although it didn’t make the shortlist) and she also has another well-received turn in Things to Come. Despite the potentially risque topic, she survived and got nominated in major critics’ awards.

As with Bening, it really means something when an acting goddess like Huppert who has delivered a string of strong and memorable performances get career-best reviews for this film. SAG miss blows, but like Marion Cotillard (2014) and Charlotte Rampling (2015), I’m expecting fervent critical support will rally her all the way to an Oscar nomination.

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4. Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins as Florence Foster Jenkins

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Citations: SAG (nom), Golden Globes Musical/Comedy (nom), BFCA Comedy (win), Phoenix Film Critics (nom), Satellite (nom)

Meryl Streep, Greatest Living Actress. She got stellar (if usual) reviews for her work in an early opening film. Precursor awards made minimal mention of her, but she won Best Actress Comedy in BFCA together with nominations for Golden Globes and SAG. For the first time in a long time, Streep is not a safe nominee. However, given how much the Academy loves her (if nominated, this is her 20th), add to that the biopic factor, things seem to favor Streep getting nominated despite an early release and a stiff competition.

The downside? The film did good business, but not as good as her past offerings (Julie & Julia made $129 million, FFJ made $44 million). Also, other contenders seem more urgent in having a nomination compared to Streep (Negga breakthrough, Bening overdue, Huppert never nommed).

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Safe Bets (1-3)
These three are, I believe, the most expected to appear on the Academy’s roster of nominees for this year’s Best Actress. While # 3 is a call that I personally made (others still don’t see it happening), the top two have been there since they made the festival tour and then the awards season. Also, the Best Actress winner would most likely come from these three. Unless there is a huge f*ck-up that will happen, expect these names come the morning of nominations announcement.

3. Amy Adams in Arrival as Dr. Louise Banks

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Citations: SAG (nom), Golden Globes Drama (nom), BFCA (nom), NBR (win), several critics’ awards (nominations)

She started the awards season with the Best Actress win which was a good sign given how unsure Arrival is in terms of reception (not that it’s bad). While not winning anything after NBR, she showed up in almost every critics’ awards as a nominee, right there with Emma Stone and Natalie Portman. If ever, this is her sixth nomination.

Overdue for a win? Possible. She is also getting career-best reviews for this film and Arrival is a true Best Picture contender. It’s really hard to see the Academy pass on their favorite given how critically acclaimed her turn here is. If for some twist of fate, she wins either BAFTA and/or SAG, prepare for a late resurgence for a win. Until now, I’m holding my assumptions and say she might win this.

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2. Natalie Portman in Jackie as Jacqueline Kennedy

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Citations: SAG (nom), Golden Globes Drama (nom), BFCA (win), Washington D.C. (win), Dallas-Fort Worth (win), Chicago (win), several critics’ awards (nominations)

Even besting her Oscar winning turn in Black Swan, Portman is again getting career-best reviews, with reviews even saying her work in Jackie is better than in Black Swan. That says a lot. She also fills the drama slot in this race to compete with Emma Stone’s comedy/musical slot, the same way Jessica Chastain did with the Best Actress race with Jennifer Lawrence in 2012.

Some say her 2010 Oscar win detracts her chances of winning, but with a surprise BFCA win and winning other critics’ awards, Portman might be back again as a serious contender for the win. Praised for her technical proficiency in the role of an iconic woman, Portman has the biopic card with her. Sally Field won twice in the span of six years. Hilary Swank, also six years. Jodie Foster, four years. It’s really possible.

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1 . Emma Stone in La La Land as Mia Dolan

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Citations: SAG (nom), Golden Globes Musical/Comedy (nom), BFCA (nom), Venice (win), several critics’ awards (nominations)

And our current frontrunner for Best Actress is from the current frontrunner for Best Picture – that rarely happens. Ever since her Venice win (over Natalie Portman, mind you), Stone keeps on getting notice after notice for her work in this film. It really helps a lot that the film is the current favorite to win Best Picture as well. We expect her to win Best Actress Musical/Comedy at the Golden Globes. She’s a famous international young female star in a presumably likable performance and film (think Jennifer Lawrence in 2012, Julia Roberts in 2000, Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998).

Two question marks though:

First, she actually hasn’t won any competitive awards yet expect for the Venice win. That’s strange for a presumed Best Actress frontrunner.

Second, will she and La La Land maintain their frontrunner status until the Oscars ceremony? It’s really difficult to start as the frontrunner because backlash happens (it’s already starting to happen, in small portions). That is Natalie Portman’s and Amy Adams’ possible entry point once the backlash gets intense.

Meanwhile, Emma Stone sits fine as the current favorite to win.

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Who do you predict to make the five Best Actress nominees at the Oscars? Who do you want to be nominated? 🙂

4th TFO Awards – THE BEST OF 2012

While everyone is already excited with this year’s Oscar race – and me too! – and while last year’s Oscar race is already an afterthought (and I have finished 2013, thank God), I’m just about to talk about what I think are the best of 2012 in film. It’s been years already, but now is the only time I had to start writing this, and I know I’m sooo late, but whatever – c’est la vie. TFO Banner 2012 A       Here are the awards in contention:

Best Motion Picture
Best Director
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Animated Feature
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Original Music Score
Best Adapted Score/Song Score
Best Visual Effects
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best production design – contemporary
Best production design – period
Best Costume Design – contemporary
Best Costume Design – period
Best Original Song

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les mis# 1 – Les Miserables
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

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# 2 – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn

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cloud atlas# 3 – Cloud Atlas
Stefan Arndt, Alex Boden, Grant Hill, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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zero dark thirty# 4 – Zero Dark Thirty
Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

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silver linings# 5 – Silver Linings Playbook
Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon

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oslo august 31st# 6 – Oslo, August 31st
Hans-Jørgen Osnes, Yngve Sæther

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Amour-07# 7 – Amour
Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Ménégoz

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Film Review Dark Knight Rises# 8 – The Dark Knight Rises
Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas

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lincoln# 9 – Lincoln
Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

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# 10 – The Kid with a Bike
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd

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Almost Made It: # 11 – Anna Karenina | # 12 – Damsels in Distress | #13 – From Up On Poppy Hill | # 14 – Take This Waltz | # 15 – Looper

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Best Director

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10913449_10202125702743533_229247826_n# 1 – Behn Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

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10887923_10202125702623530_1907920281_n# 2 – Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski – Cloud Atlas

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10893837_10202125704823585_828812746_n# 3 – Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

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10913455_10202125702663531_235957921_n# 4 – Tom Hooper – Les Miserables

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10893713_10202125702703532_1251192786_n# 5 – Michael Haneke – Amour

 Finalists (6-12, ranked): David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook | Joachim Trier – Oslo, August 31st | Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Rises | Joe Wright – Anna Karenina | Rian Johnson – Looper | Steven Spielberg – Lincoln | Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne – The Kid with a Bike

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia | Ang Lee – Life of Pi | Juan Antonio Bayona – The Impossible | Wes Anderson – Moonrise Kingdom | Whit Stillman – Damsels in Distress | Sarah Polley – Take This Waltz | Nicolaj Arcel – A Royal Affair | Steven Sodebergh – Magic Mike  . .

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

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final joaquin phoenix# 1 – Joaquin Phoenix – The Master (as Freddie Quell)

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final bradley cooper# 2 – Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook (as Pat Solitano)

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final anders danielsen lie# 3 – Anders Danielsen Lie – Oslo, August 31st (as Anders)

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final philip seymour hoffman# 4 – Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master (as Lancaster Dodd)

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Les Miserables# 5 – Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables (as Jean Valjean)

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln | Jack Black – Bernie | Jean-Louis Trintignant – Amour | Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Tom Holland – The Impossible | John Hawkes – The Sessions | Matthias Schoenaerts – Rust and Bone

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Garrett Hedlund – On the Road | Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained | Mikkel Boe Folsgaard – A Royal Affair | Francois Cluzet – The Intouchables | Omar Sy – The Intouchables | Liam Neeson – The Grey | Scoot McNairy – Killing Them Softly | Dwight Henry – Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Rest of the Field:

(21-30) Langella, Frank – Robot & Frank | Washington, Denzel – Flight | Doret, Thomas – The Kid with a Bike | Jones, Tommy Lee – Hope Springs | Lavant, Denis – Holy Motors | Tatum, Channing – Magic Mike | Rockwell, Sam – Seven Psychopaths | Mikkelen, Mads – A Royal Affair | Hanks, Tom – Cloud Atlas | Sharma, Suraj – Life of Pi

(31-40) Gyllenhaal, Jake – End of Watch | McConaughey, Matthew – Killer Joe | Peña, Michael – End of Watch | Hopkins, Anthony – Hitchcock | Gere, Richard – Arbitrage | Freeman, Martin – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Fassbender, Michael – Prometheus | Paul, Aaron – Smashed | Hill, Jonah – 21 Jump Street | Hiddleston, Tom – The Deep Blue Sea

(41-50) Eklaim, Jeremie – Declaration of War | LaBeouf, Shia – Lawless | Tatum, Channing – 21 Jump Street | Damon, Matt – Promised Land | Carell, Steve – Seeking a Friend for the End of the World | Craig, Daniel – Skyfall | Farrell, Colin – Seven Psychopaths | Lindhardt, Thure – Keep the Lights On | Pitt, Brad – Killing Them Softly | Murray, Bill – Hyde Park on Hudson

Others (in alphabetical order): Affleck, Ben – Argo | Bale, Christian – The Dark Knight Rises | Booth, Zachary – Keep the Lights On | Connolly, Bill – Quartet | Courtenay, Tom – Quartet | Crowe, Russell – Les Miserables | Dancy, Hugh – Hysteria | Dano, Paul – Being Flynn | DeNiro, Robert – Being Flynn | Depp, Johnny – Dark Shadows | Duplass, Mark – Safety Not Guaranteed | Duplass, Mark – Your Sister’s Sister | Eastwood, Clint – Trouble with the Curve | Efron, Zac – The Paperboy | Foxx, Jamie – Django Unchained | Gilman, Jared – Moonrise Kingdom | Gordon-Levitt, Joseph – Looper | Hardy, Tom – Lawless  | Hirsch, Emile – Killer Joe | Hutcherson, Josh – The Hunger Games | Jordan, Jeremy – Joyful Noise | Kirby, Luke – Take This Waltz | Magaro, John – Not Fade Away | McGregor, Ewan – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen | Messina, Chris – 28 Hotel Rooms | Pattinson, Robert – Cosmopolis | Pettyfer, Alex – Magic Mike | Renner, Jeremy – The Bourne Legacy | Riley, Sam – On the Road | Rogen, Seth – Take This Waltz | Rogen, Seth – The Guilt Trip | Rudd, Paul – This is 40 | Sanberg, Andy – Celeste & Jesse Forever | Wahlberg, Mark – Ted | Walken, Christopher – Seven Psychopaths

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

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final emmanuelle riva# 1 – Emmanuelle Riva – Amour (as Anne Laurent)

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# 4 – Naomi Watts – The Impossible (as Maria Bennett)

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Michelle WIlliams – Take This Waltz | Meryl Streep – Hope Springs | Greta Gerwig – Damsels in Distress | Helen Mirren – Hitchcock | Marion Cotillard – Rust & Bone | Ann Dowd – Compliance | Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Elle Fanning – Ginger & Rosa | Keira Knightley – Anna Karenina | Helen Hunt – The Sessions | Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Smashed | Amy Adams – Trouble with the Curve | Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy | Judi Dench – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Judi Dench – Skyfall

The Rest of the Field:

(21-30) DeWitt, Rosemarie – Your Sister’s Sister | Vikander, Alicia – A Royal Affair | Blunt, Emily – Your Sister’s Sister | Donzelli, Valerie – Declaration of War | Berry, Halle – Cloud Atlas | De France, Cecile – The Kid with a Bike | Lawrence, Jennifer – The Hunger Games | Caplan, Lizzy – Bachelorette | Weisz, Rachel – The Deep Blue Sea | Collins, Pauline – Quartet

(31-40) Smith, Maggie – Quartet | Blunt, Emily – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen | Gyllenhaal, Maggie – Hysteria | Knightley, Keira – Seeking a Friend for the End of the World | Rapace, Noomi – Prometheus | McDormand, Frances – Promised Land | Jones, Rashida – Celeste & Jesse Forever | Linney, Laura – Hyde Park on Hudson | Ireland, Marin – 28 Hotel Rooms | Dunst, Kirsten – Bachelorette

(41-50) Streisand, Barbra – The Guilt Trip | Kendrick, Anna – Pitch Perfect | Temple, Juno – Killer Joe | Weisz, Rachel – The Bourne Legacy | Heathcote, Bella – Not Fade Away | Roberts, Julia – Mirror Mirror | Queen Latifah – Joyful Noise | Mann, Leslie – This is 40 | Garner, Jennifer – Butter | Plaza, Aubrey – Safety Not Guaranteed

Others (in alphabetical order): Carano, Gina – Haywire | Collins, Lily – Mirror Mirror | Fisher, Isla – Bachelorette | Hayward, Kara – Moonrise Kingdom | Kunis, Mila – Ted | Palmer, Keke – Joyful Noise | Parton, Dolly – Joyful Noise | Shahidi, Yara – Butter | Stewart, Kristen – Snow White and the Huntsman | Tipton, Analeigh – Damsels in Distress | Walker, Dreama – Compliance

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

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final dicaprio# 1 – Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained (as Calvin Candie)

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final bardem# 2 – Javier Bardem – Skyfall (as Raoul Siva)

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final mcgregor# 3 – Ewan McGregor – The Impossible (as Henry Bennett)

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final wilkinson# 4 – Tom Wilkinson – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (as Graham Dashwood)

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final tveit# 5 – Aaron Tveit – Les Miserables (as Enjolras)

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises | Ezra Miller – The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Eddie Redmayne – Les Miserables | Samuel L. Jackson – Django Unchained | Matthew McConaughey – Bernie | Bryan Cranston – Argo | Ben Whishaw – Cloud Atlas

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Steve Carell – Hope Springs | Gary Oldman – Lawless | Jim Broadbent – Cloud Atlas | James Gandolfini – Not Fade Away | Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike | Simon Russell Beale – The Deep Blue Sea | John Goodman – Argo | Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

The Rest of the Field:

(21-30) Arkin, Alan – Argo |  Pearce, Guy – Lawless | DeNiro, Robert – Silver Linings Playbook | Giamatti, Paul – Cosmopolis | Chandler, Kyle – Zero Dark Thirty | Law, Jude – Anna Karenina | Gandolfini, James – Killing Them Softly | Norton, Edward – Moonrise Kingdom | Dencik, David – A Royal Affair | Clarke, Jason – Zero Dark Thirty

(31-40) Mohring, Sonke – The Impossible | Johnson, Aaron – Anna Karenina | Nighy, Bill – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Parker, Nate – Arbitrage | Macy, William H. – The Sessions | Clarke, Jason – Lawless | Jenkins, Richard – Killing Them Softly | Gandolfini, James – Zero Dark Thirty | Healy, Pat – Compliance | Khan, Irrfan – Life of Pi

(41-50) McKellen, Ian – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Dano, Paul – Looper | D’ Arcy, James – Cloud Atlas | Pace, Lee – Lincoln | Ice Cube – 21 Jump Street | Caine, Michael – The Dark Knight Rises | Cohen, Sacha Baron – Les Miserables | Huston, Jack – Not Fade Away | Daniels, Jeff – Looper | Holbrook, Hal – Promised Land

Others (in alphabetical order): Brooks, Albert – This is 40  | Church, Thomas Haden – Killer Joe | David, Keith – Cloud Atlas | DeHaan, Dane – Lawless | Downey, Robert Jr. – Marvel’s The Avengers | Fassbender, Michael – Haywire | Fiennes, Ralph – Skyfall | Finney, Albert – Skyfall | Franco, Dave – 21 Jump Street | Gambon, Michael – Quartet | Geraghty, Brian – Flight | Goodman, John – Flight | Gordon-Levitt, Joseph – Lincoln  | Gordon-Levitt, Joseph – The Dark Knight Rises | Grant, Hugh – Cloud Atlas | Hammer, Armie – Mirror Mirror | Harrelson, Woody – Seven Psychopaths | Harrelson, Woody – The Hunger Games | Hiddleston, Tom – Marvel’s The Avengers | Holbrook, Hal – Lincoln | Jackman, Hugh – Butter | Johnson, Jack – Safety Not Guaranteed | Krasinski, John – Promised Land | Liotta, Ray – Killing Them Softly | Marsden, James – Bachelorette | Marsden, James – Robot & Frank | McConaughey, Matthew – The Paperboy |  McGregor, Ewan – Haywire | Mejding, Bent – A Royal Affair | Mendelsohn, Ben – Killing Them Softly | Messina, Chris – Celeste & Jesse Forever | Murray, Bill – Moonrise Kingdom | Nivola, Alessandro – Ginger & Rosa | Norton, Edward – The Bourne Legacy | Oldman, Gary – The Dark Knight Rises | Pickup, Ronald – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Pryce, Jonathan – Hysteria | Renier, Jeremie – The Kid with a Bike | Ruffalo, Mark – Marvel’s The Avengers | Scott, Adam – Bachelorette | Segen, Noah – Looper | Strathairn, David – Lincoln | Stuhlbarg, Michael – Lincoln | Sturgess, Jim – Cloud Atlas | Sturridge, Tom – On the Road | Timberlake, Justin – Trouble with the Curve | Tucci, Stanley – The Hunger Games | Tucker, Chris – Silver Linings Playbook | Weaving, Hugo – Cloud Atlas | West, Samuel – Hyde Park on Hudson | Whishaw, Ben – Skyfall | Willis, Bruce – Looper | Willis, Bruce – Moonrise Kingdom | Wood, Elijah – Celeste & Jesse Forever

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

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final hathaway# 1 – Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables (as Fantine)

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final huppert# 2 – Isabelle Huppert – Amour (as Eva Laurent)

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final smith# 3 – Maggie Smith – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (as Muriel Donnelly)

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final weaver# 4 – Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook (as Dolores Solitano)

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final chastain# 5 – Jessica Chastain – Lawless (as Maggie Beauford)

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Sally Field – Lincoln | Shirley Maclaine – Bernie | Scarlett Johansson – Hitchcock | Kerry Washington – Django Unchained | Emma Watson – The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Amy Adams – The Master | Emily Blunt – Looper

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Samantha Barks – Les Miserables | Olivia Wilde – Butter | Rebel WIlson – Pitch Perfect | Helena Bonham Carter – Les Miserables | Doona Bae – Cloud Atlas | Gina Gershon – Killer Joe | Eva Green – Dark Shadows | Jennifer Ehle – Zero Dark Thirty

The Rest of the Field:

(21-30) Scott-Thomas, Kristin – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen | Theron, Charlize – Snow White and the Huntsman | Dyrholm, Trine – A Royal Affair | Morton, Samantha – Cosmopolis | McCarthy, Melissa – This is 40 | Wilton, Penelope – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Reilly, Kelly – Flight | Stewart, Kristen – On the Road | Collette, Toni – Hitchcock | Dunst, Kirsten – On the Road

(31-40) Sarandon, Susan – Arbitrage | Imrie, Celia – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Marling, Brit – Arbitrage | Scob, Edith – Holy Motors | Sarandon, Susan – Robot & Frank | Jefford, Barbara – The Deep Blue Sea | Cotillard, Marion – The Dark Knight Rises | Reuben, Gloria – Lincoln | Theron, Charlize – Prometheus | Whitman, Mae – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

(41-50) Mitchell, Ann – The Deep Blue Sea | Leo, Melissa – Flight | Stiles, Julia – Silver Linings Playbook | Le Ny, Anne – The Intouchables | Wilson, Rebel – Bachelorette | Snow, Brittany – Pitch Perfect | Swinton, Tilda – Moonrise Kingdom | Munn, Olivia – Magic Mike | Gray, Macy – The Paperboy | DeWitt, Rosemarie – Promised Land

Others (in alphabetical order): Adams, Amy – On the Road | Banks, Elizabeth – The Hunger Games | Binoche, Juliette – Cosmopolis | Camp, Anna – Pitch Perfect | Carter, Helena Bonham – Dark Shadows | Colman, Olivia – Hyde Park on Hudson | Dern, Laura – The Master | Echikunwoke, Megalyn – Damsels in Distress | Englert, Alice – Ginger & Rosa | Graynor, Ari – Celeste & Jesse Forever | Hendricks, Christina – Ginger & Rosa  | Jones, Felicity – Hysteria | Larson, Brie – 21 Jump Street | Maclemore, Carrie – Damsels in Distress | Marvel, Elizabeth – Hyde Park on Hudson | McDormand, Frances – Moonrise Kingdom | Moore, Julianne – Being Flynn | Pfeiffer, Michelle – Dark Shadows | Roberts, Emma – Celeste & Jesse Forever | Seyfried, Amanda – Les Miserables | Silverman, Sarah – Take This Waltz | Thirlby, Olivia – Being Flynn | Tunie, Tamara – Flight | Wasikowska, Mia – Lawless | Williams, Olivia – Hyde Park on Hudson

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Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast

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# 2 – Silver Linings Playbooksilverlinings
Brea Bee, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Paul Herman, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Dash Mihok, John Ortiz, Matthew Russell, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver, Shea Whigham

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# 3 – Les Miserableslesmis
Isabelle Allen, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Russell Crowe, Kate Fleetwood, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Huttlestone, Hugh Jackman, Michael Jibson, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Tveit, Colm Wilkinson

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David Costabile, Joseph Cross, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dane DeHaan, Colman Domingo, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Walton Goggins, Lukas Haas, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce McGill, Boris McGiver, Gulliver McGrath, Peter McRobbie, Tim Blake Nelson, David Oyelowo, Lee Pace, Gloria Reuben, James Spader, Stephen Spinella, David Strathairn, Jeremy Strong, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Warshofsky

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# 5 – Once Upon a Time in Anatoliaanatolia
Celal Acaralp, Ugur Aslanoglu, Hüseyin Bekeç, Aziz Izzet Biçici, Taner Birsel, Cansu Demirci, Yilmaz Erdogan, Erol Erarslan, Fatih Ereli, Ufuk Karaali, Safak Karali, Ercan Kesal, Murat Kiliç, Turgay Kürkçü, Fevzi Müftüoglu, Nihan Okutucu, Mehmet Öztürk, Emre Sen, Firat Tanis, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Memmet Eren Topçak, Kubilay Tunçer, Salih Ünal, Muhammet Uzuner, Burhan Yildiz

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Damsels in Distress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Magic Mike | The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Moonrise Kingdom | Hitchcock | The Dark Knight Rises

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Quartet | A Royal Affair | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Lawless | On the Road | Argo | Skyfall | Killing Them Softly

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Best Original Screenplay

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amour screenplay# 1 – Amour
Michael Haneke

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Mark Boal

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damsels screenplay# 3 – Damsels in Distress
Whit Stillman

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anatolia screenplay # 4 – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ercan Kesal

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take this waltz screenplay# 5 – Take This Waltz
Sarah Polley

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Looper | Moonrise Kingdom | Intouchables, The | Hope Springs | Django Unchained | Kid with a Bike, The | Robot & Frank

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Magic Mike | Declaration of War | Seven Psychopaths | Wreck-It Ralph | Ginger & Rosa | Master, The | Your Sister’s Sister | Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

The Rest of the Field (ranked): Flight | Promised Land | Keep the Lights On | Compliance | Smashed | ParaNorman | Impossible, The | Holy Motors | Arbitrage | Celeste & Jesse Forever | Guilt Trip, The | Not Fade Away | Hysteria | Safety Not Guaranteed | 28 Hotel Rooms | Joyful Noise | Ted | End of Watch

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Best Adapted Screenplay

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screenplay silver linings# 1 – Silver Linings Playbook
David O. Russell

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screenplay beasts# 2 – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Lucy Alibar, Behn Zeitlin

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screenplay oslo august# 3 – Oslo, August 31st
Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt

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screenplay lincoln# 4 – Lincoln
Tony Kushner

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screenplay cloud atlas# 5 – Cloud Atlas
Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): From Up On Poppy Hill | Royal Affair, A | Perks of Being a Wallflower, The | Sessions, The | Argo | Skyfall | Hitchcock

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Killing Them Softly | Les Miserables | 21 Jump Street | Anna Karenina | Bernie | Hobbit, The: An Unexpected Journey | Cosmopolis | Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

The Rest of the Field (ranked): Dark Knight Rises, The | Lawless | Bachelorette | Life of Pi | Salmon Fishing in the Yemen | Deep Blue Sea, The | Rust and Bone | Rise of the Guardians | Quartet | Frankenweenie | On the Road | Grey, The | Killer Joe | Hunger Games, The | Dark Shadows | Being Flynn | This is 40 | Bourne Legacy, The

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Best Animated Feature

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animated from up on# 1 – From Up On Poppy Hill
Directed by Goro Miyazaki

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animated wreck# 2 – Wreck-It Ralph
Directed by Rich Moore

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animated frankenweenie# 3 – Frankenweenie
Directed by Tim Burton

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animated rise# 4 – Rise of the Guardians
Directed by Peter Ramsey

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animated paranorman# 5 – ParaNorman
Directed by Sam Fell & Chris Butler

Finalist: Brave

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Best Cinematography

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matog anatolia# 1 – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Gökhan Tiryaki

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matog lincoln# 2 – Lincoln
Janusz Kaminski

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matog anna karenina# 3 – Anna Karenina
Seamus McGarvey

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matog dark knight# 4 – The Dark Knight Rises
Wally Pfister

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matog cloud atlas# 5 – Cloud Atlas
Frank Griebe, John Toll

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): The Deep Blue Sea | Moonrise Kingdom | The Master | Life of Pi | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Looper | Oslo, August 31st

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Skyfall | Killing Them Softly | Les Miserables | Amour | Zero Dark Thirty | Keep the Lights On | A Royal Affair | Cosmopolis

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Best Film Editing

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zdt# 1 – Zero Dark Thirty
William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

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Crockett Doob, Affonso Gonçalves

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cloud atlas# 3 – Cloud Atlas
Alexander Berner

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silverlinings# 4 – Silver Linings Playbook
Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers

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Chris Dickens, Melanie Ann Oliver

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Amour | Looper | The Dark Knight Rises | Oslo, August 31st | Skyfall | Anna Karenina | Argo

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Lincoln | Damsels in Distress | Moonrise Kingdom | Life of Pi | Once Upon a Time in Anatolia | Lawless | The Impossible | Hope Springs

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Best Sound Mixing

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lesmis# 1 – Les Miserables
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes

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Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill, Drew Kunin

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Tim LeBlanc, Jeremy Peirson, Pawel Wdowczak

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Lars Ginzel, Matthias Lempert, Ivan Sharrock, Roland Winke

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Mark Goodermote, Gregg Landaker, Ed Novick, Eric Potter, Gary Rizzo, Carlos Solis

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Argo | Anna Karenina | Skyfall | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Once Upon a Time in Anatolia | Prometheus | Lincoln

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Rise of the Guardians | Zero Dark Thirty | Beasts of the Southern Wild | Oslo, August 31st | Lawless | Snow White and the Huntsman | Dark Shadows | Not Fade Away

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Best Sound Editing

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the impossible# 1 – The Impossible
Marc Bech, Thiago Sachs, Oriol Tarragó

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Randle Akerson, Michael Babcock, Richard King, Michael W. Mitchell, Jeff Sawyer, Bryan O. Watkins

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looper# 3 – Looper
Jeremy Peirson

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zdt# 4 – Zero Dark Thirty
Paul N. J. Ottosson

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Frank Kruse

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Skyfall | Life of Pi | Prometheus | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | The Grey | Argo | Lawless

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): ParaNorman | Snow White and the Huntsman | Les Miserables | Frankenweenie | Killing Them Softly | Django Unchained | Wreck-It-Ralph | Lincoln

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Best Original Music Score

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Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin

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lifeofpi# 2 – Life of Pi
Mychael Danna

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Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer

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anna karenina# 4 – Anna Karenina
Dario Marianelli

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Alexandre Desplat

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): The Dark Knight Rises | Skyfall | From Up On Poppy Hill | Rise of the Guardians | The Master | Lincoln | Argo

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Hitchcock | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | A Royal Affair | Looper | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Wreck-It-Ralph | Compliance | Prometheus

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Best Adapted Music/Song Score

lesmis# 1 – Les Miserables
Alain Boublil, John Caird, Anne Dudley, Herbert Kretzmer, Trevor Nunn, Claude-Michel Schönberg

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moonrise kingdom# 2 – Moonrise Kingdom
Alexandre Desplat, Randall Poster

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Mark Suozzo, Annie Pearlman

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magic mike# 4 – Magic Mike
Frankie Pine

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Michael Brook, Alexandra Patsavas

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Lawless | Take This Waltz | Django Unchained | Not Fade Away | The Intouchables | The Paperboy | Pitch Perfect

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Quartet | Hope Springs | Silver Linings Playbook | Joyful Noise | 21 Jump Street | Keep the Lights On | Seven Psychopaths | This is 40

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Best Visual Effects

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vfx life of pi# 1 – Life of Pi
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, Donald R. Elliott

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vfx the hobbit# 2 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon,David Clayton, R. Christopher White

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vfx prometheus# 3 – Prometheus
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, Martin Hill

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vfx dark knight# 4 – The Dark Knight Rises
Chris Corbould, Pete Bebb, Paul J. Franklin, Andrew Lockley

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vfx cloud atlas# 5 – Cloud Atlas
Dan Glass, Geoffrey Hancock, Stephane Ceretti

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): Snow White and the Huntsman | The Impossible | Looper |Beasts of the Southern Wild | Skyfall |Marvel’s The Avengers | Dark Shadows

Semi-Finalists (13-17, ranked): Les Miserables | Mirror Mirror | The Hunger Games | Ted | Rust & Bone

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muah the impossible# 1 – The Impossible
David Martí, Montse Ribé

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muah les miserables# 2 – Les Miserables
Julie Dartnell, Lisa Westcott

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muah cloud atlas# 3 – Cloud Atlas
Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead

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muah the hobbit# 4 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane

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muah the grey# 5 – The Grey
Gitte Axen, Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero, Noriko Watanabe

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): The Paperboy | A Royal Affair | Hitchcock | Holy Motors | Lincoln | Django Unchained | Anna Karenina

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Dark Shadows | Looper | Moonrise Kingdom | Not Fade Away | On the Road | Argo | The Deep Blue Sea | Lawless

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Best Production Design – Contemporary

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pd beasts# 1 – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Production Design by Alex DiGerlando
Set Decoration by Erin Staub

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pd cosmopolis# 2 – Cosmopolis
Production Design by Arv Greywal

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pd take this waltz# 3 – Take This Waltz
Production Design by Matthew Davies
Set Decoration by Steve Shewchuk

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pd impossible# 4 – The Impossible
Production Design by Eugenio Caballero
Set Decoration by Pilar Revuelta

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pd holy motors# 5 – Holy Motors
Production Design by Florian Sanson

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): The Dark Knight Rises | Prometheus | The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Amour | Robot & Frank | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | The Intouchables

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Butter | Quartet | Hope Springs | Keep the Lights On | Arbitrage | Looper | Bernie | 21 Jump Street

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Best Production Design – Period

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pd anna karenina# 1 – Anna Karenina
Production Design by Sarah Greenwood
Set Decoration by Katie Spencer

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pd lincoln# 2 – Lincoln
Production Design by Rick Carter
Set Decoration by Jim Erickson and Charles Maloy

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pd les miserables# 3 – Les Miserables
Production Design by Eve Stewart
Set Decoration by Anna Lynch Robinson

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pd cloud atlas# 4 – Cloud Atlas
Production Design by Hugh Bateup and Uli Hanisch
Set Decoration by Rebecca Alleway and Peter Walpole

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pd a royal affair# 5 – A Royal Affair
Production Design by Niels Sejer

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 Finalists (6-12, ranked): Moonrise Kingdom | The Deep Blue Sea | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Lawless | Dark Shadows | Django Unchained | Hitchcock

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): Mirror Mirror | The Master | On the Road | Snow White and the Huntsman | Hyde Park on Hudson | Hysteria | Argo | The Paperboy

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Best Costume Design – Contemporary

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cd damsels# 1 – Damsels in Distress
Ciera Wells

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cd best exotic marigold# 2 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Louise Stjernsward

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cd take this waltz# 3 – Take This Waltz
Lea Carlson

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cd magic mike# 4 – Magic Mike
Christopher Peterson

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cd perks# 5 – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
David C. Robinson

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): The Intouchables | Joyful Noise | The Dark Knight Rises | Hope Springs | Quartet | Arbitrage | Skyfall

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): The Hunger Games | Bernie | Bachelorette | Butter | Silver Linings Playbook | Zero Dark Thirty | Holy Motors | Pitch Perfect

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Jacqueline Durran

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cd a royal affair# 2 – A Royal Affair
Manon Rasmussen

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cd lawless # 3 – Lawless
Margot Wilson

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cd moonrise# 4 – Moonrise Kingdom
Kasia Walicka Maimone

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cd les miserables# 5 – Les Miserables
Paco Delgado

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Best Original Song

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os skyfall# 1 – “Skyfall” from Skyfall
Music and Lyrics by Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth

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os frankenweenie# 2 – “Strange Love” from Frankenweenie
Music and Lyrics by Karen O

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os django# 3 – “Who Did That to You?” from Django Unchained
Music and Lyrics by John Legend

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os hunger games# 4 – “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games
Music and Lyrics by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett

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Music by Alexandre Desplat
Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

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Finalists (6-12, ranked): “When Can I See You Again?” – Wreck-It-Ralph | “Freedom” – Django Unchained | “Suddenly” – Les Miserables | “Pi’s Lullaby” – Life of Pi | “The Sambola! International Dance Craze” – Damsels in Distress | “Cosmonaut” – Lawless | “Everybody Needs s Best Friend” – Ted

Semi-Finalists (13-20, ranked): “100 Black Coffins” – Django Unchained | “Ancora Qui” – Django Unchained | “Ue Wo Muite Aruko” – From Up On Poppy Hill | “Summer of Farewells” – From Up On Poppy Hill | “I’m Yours” – Joyful Noise | “Who Were We” – Holy Motors | “Song of the Lonely Mountain” – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | “From Here to the Moon and Back” – Joyful Noise

The Rest of the Field (21-34, ranked): “Midnight Run” – Lawless | “Fire in the Blood” – Lawless | “Snake Eyes” – Promised Land | “He’s Everything” – Joyful Noise | “Abraham’s Daughter” – The Hunger Games | “Touch the Sky” – Brave | “Learn Me Right” – Brave | “Let It Rain” – Being Flynn | “Big Machine” – Safety Not Guaranteed | “No Other Plans” – Celeste & Jesse Forever | “Ladies of Tampa” – Magic Mike | “Breath of Life” – Snow White and the Huntsman | “Dull Tool” – This is 40 | “Gone” – Snow White and the Huntsman

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SO! There you go for 2012 – at very long last! Right after this is the 5th TFO Awards for 2013 in film! Stay tuned 😀

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*** Below are all the films I have seen from 2012 (87 total), according to grade: ***

A (9.5-9)
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Dir. Behn Zeitlin
Cloud Atlas – Dirs. Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski
Les Miserables – Dir. Tom Hooper
Zero Dark Thirty – Dir. Kathryn Bigelow

A- (8.5)
Amour – Dir. Michael Haneke
Anna Karenina – Dir. Joe Wright
Damsels in Distress – Dir. Whit Stillman
The Dark Knight Rises – Dir. Christopher Nolan
From Up On Poppy Hill – Dir. Goro Miyazaki
The Kid with a Bike – Dirs. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
Lincoln – Dir. Steven Spielberg
Looper – Dir. Rian Johnson
Oslo, August 31st – Dir. Joachim Trier
Silver Linings Playbook – Dir. David O. Russell
Take This Waltz – Dir. Sarah Polley

B+ (8)
Argo – Dir. Ben Affleck
Bernie – Dir. Richard Linklater
Declaration of War – Dir. Valerie Donzelli
Ginger & Rosa – Dir. Sally Potter
Hitchcock – Dir. Sacha Gervasi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Dir. Peter Jackson
Hope Springs – Dir. David Frankel
The Impossible – Dir. Juan Antonio Bayona
The Intouchables – Dir. Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache
Lawless – Dir. John Hillcoat
Life of Pi – Dir. Ang Lee
Magic Mike – Dir. Steven Sodebergh
The Master – Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom – Dir. Wes Anderson
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Dir. Stephen Chbosky
A Royal Affair – Dir. Nicolaj Arcel
Rust & Bone – Dir. Jacques Audiard
The Sessions – Dir. BenLewin
Skyfall – Dir. Sam Mendes
Wreck-It Ralph – Dir. Rich Moore

B (7.5-7)
21 Jump Street – Dirs. Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
Arbitrage – Dir. Nicholas Jarecki
Bachelorette – Dir. Leslye Headland
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Dir. John Madden
The Bourne Legacy – Dir. Tony GIlroy
Compliance – Dir. Craig Zobel
Django Unchained – Dir. Quentin Tarantino
Frankenweenie – Dir. Tim Burton
The Grey – Dir. Joe Carnahan
Holy Motors – Dir. Leos Carax
The Hunger Games – Dir. Gary Ross
ParaNorman – Dirs. Sam Fell & Chris Butler
Pitch Perfect – Dir. Jason Moore
Promised Land – Dir. Gus Van Sant
Rise of the Guardians – Dir. Peter Ramsey
Robot & Frank – Dir. Jake Schreier
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Dir. Lasse Hallstrom
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – Dir. Lorene Scafaria
Seven Psychopaths – Dir. Martin McDonagh
Smashed – Dir. James Pansoldt
Your Sister’s Sister – Dir. Lynn Shelton

B- (6.5-6)
28 Hotel Rooms – Dir. Matt Ross
Being Flynn – Dir. Paul Weitz
Brave – Dirs. Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman
Celeste & Jesse Forever – Dir. Lee Toland Krieger
Cosmopolis – Dir. David Cronenberg
Dark Shadows – Dir. Tim Burton
Flight – Dir. Robert Zemeckis
The Guilt Trip – Dir. Anne Fletcher
Hysteria – Dir. Tanya Wekler
Joyful Noise – Dir. Todd Graff
Keep the Lights On – Dir. Ira Sachs
Killer Joe – Dir. William Friedkin
Killing Them Softly – Dir. Andrew Dominik
Not Fade Away – Dir. David Chase
On the Road – Dir. Walter Salles
Quartet – Dir. Dustin Hoffman
This is 40 – Dir. Judd Apatow
Trouble with the Curve – Dir. Robert Lorenz

C+ (5.5-5)
Butter – Dir. Jim Field Smith
Marvel’s The Avengers – Dir. Joss Whedon
Mirror Mirror – Dir. Jarsem Singh Dhandwar
The Paperboy – Dir. Lee Daniels
Prometheus – Dir. Ridley Scott
Safety Not Guaranteed – Dir. Colin Trevorrow
Snow White and the Huntsman – Dir. Rupert Sanders

C (4.5-4)
End of Watch – Dir. David Ayer
Ted – Dir. Seth McFarlane

C- (3.5-3)
The Deep Blue Sea – Dir. Terence Davies
Haywire – Dir. Steven Sodebergh
Hyde Park on Hudson – Dir. Roger Mitchell