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St Louis Film Critics Nominations

ST. LOUIS FILM CRITICS AWARD
2012 Nominations

BEST FILM
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
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 (Josh 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
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

BEST MUSIC SCORE/SOUNDTRACK
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom
Not Fade Away

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Fairy
Headhunters
Holy Motors
The Intouchables
The Kid With A Bike

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry
Bully
How To Survive A Plague
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Searching for Sugar Man

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

BEST COMEDY
The Cabin in the Woods
Moonrise Kingdom
Seven Psychopaths
Ted
Wreck-It Ralph

BEST ARTHOUSE OR FESTIVAL FILM
Bernie
Compliance
The Fairy
Safety Not Guaranteed
Sleepwalk with Me
Take This Waltz

BEST SCENE
Beasts of the Southern Wild – The hurricane (and Wink shooting at it)
Django Unchained – The “bag head” bag/mask problems scene
Flight – The plane crash
Hitchcock – Anthony Hopkins in lobby conducting to music/audience’s reaction during “Psycho” shower scene
The Impossible – Opening tsunami scene
The Master – The first “processing” questioning scene between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix

34 Comments on this Post

  1. Rodrigo JP

    Weirdest awards so far : apparently, they loved Django Unchained…but why not nominate Dicaprio ???

    And how come Amour is not among best foreign movies ?

  2. Ann Dowd (Compliance) shows herself again! could it be slowly happening?

  3. Aubrey Plaza! Cabin in the Woods!

    Thanks, St. Louis!

  4. Wow… I’ve been seeing ‘Django Unchained’ and Christoph Waltz popping up on more and more critic’s lists, and ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ popping up on more and more critic’s lists in Adapted Screenplay as well as Emma Watson in Supporting Actress… With Supporting Actress wide open outside of Sally Field and Anne Hathaway, can Emma Watson sneak into the category at the Oscars?

  5. wow emma watson is really picking up steam. who would of thought she’d of entered in this race. glad to see some more of mirren as im a huge fan and glad they included dowd!!:)

  6. rufussondheim

    Maybe it didn’t screen for them (Amour) It is St. Louis after all.

    Like the best scene category, one of the more fun alternate categories in these awards.

    Another Perks mention. I still think the best it can hope for is being the #6 Adapted Screenplay, which is a pile of nothing. Oh it burns me that Silver Linings will get a slot in that category!

  7. rufussondheim

    DOn’t get excited over Emma Watson.

    I can guarantee you that the five nominated actresses will be

    Anne Hathaway
    Samantha Barks
    Helen Hunt
    Sally Field
    Amy Adams

    And if one should not make it, Ann Down might get a shot. We’ll find out in the next day or two if one of these are shaky, but I bet SAG and GG both will have this group of five.

  8. Lots of Django love here but no Leo…hmm.

    I think Dowd is gonna sneak in there for supporting actress for the Oscars.

  9. R. M. Wicklund

    They also seemed to like Moonrise Kingdom and Perks of Being a Wallflower more than most groups.
    The St. Louis critics don’t appear to like Les Miserables at all.

  10. Cabin in the Woods was a comedy? WTF?

    By far the strangest nominations so far (No Hoffman, but Willis?!). Nice to see all this love for Djagno though. Poor Leo, Waltz is being campaigned as supporting and taking his slot.

    rufus, I’m watching Perks sometime this week but I’m predicting it gets in Adapted at the very least.

    Lincoln
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Life of Pi
    Argo
    Perks of Being a Wallflower

    sounds about right to me.

  11. with all due respect, I don’t think Supporting Actress is wide open.

    Hathaway (former nominee and big Hollywood name)
    Field (Multiple Lead Actress Oscar winner, returning in a “big deal” film)
    Hunt (Lead Actress Oscar winner, returning to the awards circuit)
    and Adams (3 time nominee, a really big name as of the last 4 years)

    all 4 are part of critically acclaimed films,
    even though the first 7 Metacritics haven’t been especially nice to Les Miserbles (55/100);

    Hathaway, Adams, and Field are already shining with critics awards.

    I’d say a lot of names are fighting for that last spot, yeah

  12. rufussondheim

    Hope you’re right – it deserves something. As I always say, the films I love most are rarely nominated in any given year, for anything. Actually that’s not true, but it seems that way!

  13. ukwatcher

    I agree with Rodrigo. You can’t take these nominations seriously if they didn’t even CONSIDER Amour for Foreign Film. And what’s with those stupid ‘best scene’ nominations, it’s not the MTV awards.

  14. Also glad to see Bully make the best doc list here!

  15. rufussondheim

    Apparently the BFCA nominations are being announced on Twitter here in less than 20 minutes.

    http://twitter.com/ktla

    not sure why they pick someplace so stupid

    until then you can read about dead babies

  16. Lincoln not getting a directing (and cinematography) attention is profoundly ridiculous. It’s meticulous and inspired work that is the true master class in directing this year.

  17. Christophe

    @rugus
    They’re announcing LIVE on KTLA in 5 to 10 minutes:

    http://tv.trb.com/extras/ktla/video/live-morningnews.html

    Rumor has it, Lincoln leads with a record-breaking 13 noms, before Les Mis 11 noms and SLP 10 noms. Jlaw reaps 4 and Hathaway 3.

  18. Christophe

    Sorry I meant @rufus

  19. Sony Pictures Classics did not screen “Amour,” “West of Memphis” or “Rust and Bone” prior to nominations. We hear we might see “Amour” this week, but it is too late to consider except for our own Top Ten Lists.
    We feel that Best Scene is something that sets us apart.
    I’m proud of our organization, and I feel that we have a discerning group of members — film buffs, cinemaphiles and plain ol’ movie nuts.
    “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Sessions” and “Les Miz” were nominated in the initial round of critics’ votes, but did not make the 5/6(ties) cut. Naomi Watts was close for ‘The Impossible.” It happens. There are only so many slots and majority rules.

  20. rufussondheim

    Lynn, while we got you here, how many members do you have?

  21. oh!!! I can’t wait for the BFCA nominations, since they’re always trying so hard to predict the Oscars each year :D

    I’m curious how they will handle BEST ACTRESS, definitely my favorite category this year ;)

  22. No Leo!!!! Time for protest! :(

  23. rufussondheim

    And thanks Christophe!

    This anaesthesiology/surgery report is dull, though. I guess one takeaway is that if I am getting a heart transplant, I should not do it in an Earthquake zone.

  24. rufussondheim

    Fuck the nominations, I want to learn about Giant Schnauzer Chaffeurs. Probably cheaper than hiring Morgan Freeman to drive me around.

  25. Argo is fuckin overrated.

  26. Happy with any love The Cabin in the Woods gets. If it somehow got an Oscar nom for screenplay (I know it’s not happening), I would probably die.

    Also, cool that they recognized Safety Not Guaranteed; such a fun movie.

    I like when groups have a Best Scene category. Always interesting to see what scenes stand out to people.

  27. Well, at least St Louis saw Holy Motors, unlike the BFCA

  28. Beasts of thw southern wild is a much better film than life of pi . Beast sh received nominations for director adapted screenplay, supporting actor, cinematography and editing.

  29. Phoenix and Detroit critics have also announced – links on my blog, just click on my name!

  30. What do these critics groups have against Leo DiCapro?

  31. Jerry Grant

    “Django” looking better and better. I don’t know why AwardsDaily doesn’t put it in a better spot.

    Also, no Spielberg for director???

  32. My blog link above is incorrect, btw. Soz!

  33. So cool to see Aubrey Plaza getting a nomination for Safety Not Guaranteed. I loved her in that movie.

    And of course some more Perks love is always welcome. Would be really friggin’ cool to see Emma get an Oscar nomination.

  34. Robert A.

    According to the St. Louis Film Critics website, there are close to 40 members of the SLFC. 39, if I counted correctly.

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