Huffington Post’s Top Ten

Thanks to reader Josh who pulled out their top ten. But they do a top thirty hit trolling extravaganza – that’s they they’re the number one site on the net. Awards Daily will have to start thinking better on this sort of thing.  Here are their top ten:

1-Zero Dark Thirty
2-Lincoln
3-Beasts of the Southern Wild
4-Argo
5-Django Unchained
6-Moonrise Kingdom
7-Silver Linings Playbook
8-Skyfall
9-Les Miserables
10-Looper
Other films nearing the top — no comment on why they didn’t get placed higher than some of those that did — The Master, Life of Pi, The Dark Knight Rises, Amour, Pitch Perfect, Perks, Holy Motors, 21 Jump Street, Flight, Promised Land, Magic Mike.

17 Comments on this Post

  1. Interesting enough, ZD30 and Lincoln go head-to-head on many lists.

  2. ^Also, ‘Django Unchained’ is slowly but surely appearing on more lists… Interesting.

  3. Django Unchined will be a huge hit with Critcs and boxoffice. Beast is also doing great with the top ten lists 2.

  4. 0D30 is dominating these lists and awards. Looks like the winner right now. It’s way more AMPAS friendly than TSN so maybe this time they will agree with the critics?

  5. Enough with ZD30! Be independent, critics! Think with your head!

  6. Is Pitch Perfect really that good? It’s shown up on a few of the [more populist] lists

  7. BBBerlin

    Great list, great year in film.

    I also like the mention of “21 Jump Street” which was my guilty pleasure 2012.

  8. danemychal

    Sasha, there’s a sports website called Bleacher Report that a buddy of mine writes for and all their countdowns (mock drafts, best ofs, etc.) use the same style that HP does for their countdown. Pretty clever way to make $, as I personally am compelled to click through all the lists to completion. Now that I think about it, Rolling Stone also does it for their top albums/top artist countdowns too.

  9. Film Fatale

    Lol Corvo- so in other words, if press feel in their hearts that Zero Dark Thirty is far and away the year’s best film, they should cast their vote for something they like less in order to satisfy your need for diversity of winners?

  10. ^This.

  11. danemychal

    What Film Fatale said and matthew seconded. All I am able to infer from the reviews I’ve read of ZDT, critics awards I’ve already seen it win, and year-end lists I’ve seen it top is that it is an amazing, one-of-kind realistic film about a topic that has affected everyone in the US in some way (as well as countless people in other parts of the world). I’d rather see it sitting at number 1 if deserves it than “Silver Linings Playbook”, just because someone thought it would be “cute” to change it up a little. You can’t help what you really believe.

  12. @Film Fatale

    Are you sure they “feel in their hearts that ZD30 is far and away the year’s best film”? I’m not. I think at best they just follow the trend. At worst they make a political choice.

  13. Expected more from HP. I’d like to see someone get out of the middle of the road, at least for the top ten – the field isn’t that narrow this year. LIke the same film for BP, if that’s how you feel, but try recognizing some other efforts, too.

  14. Other films nearing the top — no comment on why they didn’t get placed higher than some of those that did — The Master, Life of Pi, The Dark Knight Rises, Amour, Pitch Perfect, Perks, Holy Motors, 21 Jump Street, Flight, Promised Land, Magic Mike.

    And you guys thought I was nuts. roflmao

  15. Film Fatale

    Yes Corvo, I am. Critics are notorious for always thinking they know better than the next critic; that they see or feel something more, have a better handle on, have the “right” opinion — it’s the nature of the job and the modus operandi if you have ever spent 5 minutes at any closed press screening.

    What they DON’T do is parrot what someone else says is best without having their own opinions — never, ever.

  16. danemychal

    FF is right. You don’t get to become a paid film critic without being as opinionated as hell.

  17. Life of Pi taking a beating in the precursors. DGA noms is gonna be real interesting.

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