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Monday, December 24, 2012

"Holy Motors" is Among the Films Nominated for Best Picture by the Online Film Critics' Society

Just when you thought we were done with the precursor film award nominations, the Online Film Critics Society has unveiled their list of honorees. It's quite a varied bunch, with some old faithfuls strewn about from the remains of this season's noteworthy award organizations. 

As mentioned previously, I'm not really a fan of a few of the films included on the list, including The Master and Moonrise Kingdom, and the glaring omissions of Middle of Nowhere and Central Park Five are unfortunate. Also, I'm quite surprised that the lackluster and wildly overrated Cabin in the Woods scored a best screenplay nod here. But my interest for Holy Motors, nominated here for best picture, has certainly been piqued. It hasn't received much love from awards committees this season, so it's nice to see it here, adding some much needed variety. 

The full list is below:

Best Picture
"Holy Motors"
"The Master"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director
Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Leos Carax, "Holy Motors"
Paul Thomas Anderson, "The Master"
Wes Anderson, "Moonrise Kingdom"
Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
Denis Lavant, "Holy Motors"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Dwight Henry, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, "The Master"
Ann Dowd, "Compliance"
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"

Best Original Screenplay
"The Cabin in the Woods"
"The Master"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Adapted Screenplay
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Cloud Atlas"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Holy Motors"
"Rust and Bone"
"This Is Not a Film"
"The Turin Horse"

Best Animated Feature
"The Secret World of Arrietty"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

Best Documentary
"The Imposter"
"The Invisible War"
"Jiro Dreams of Sushi"
"The Queen of Versailles"
"This Is Not a Film"

Best Cinematography
"Life of Pi"
"The Master"
"Moonrise Kingdom"

Best Editing
"Cloud Atlas"
"The Master"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Winners will be announced on January 7th. 


Courtney Small said...

While I like the list overall, especially with The Imposter, Holy Motors and The Master getting love, I too was baffled by the inclusion of The Cabin in the Woods. I just do not understand the fanatic love that people have for that film. I thought both The Avengers and Much Ado About Nothing were far stronger Joss Whedon films in 2012.

Dave Enkosky said...

I think Holy Motors might be my favorite movie of the year.

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