Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2012 Film Guy Awards

2012 was a pretty good for movies. We saw plenty of quality blockbusters, like Bond and Batman, as well as plenty of quality indie pictures. So we got to see the best of both worlds. While the Oscar's pick for Best Picture, Argo, doesn't necessarily represent the best of 2012, it is still a fine film regardless and worse crimes have been committed. The Oscars may have played it a little safe, by omitting films like Skyfall and The Master from the Best Picture lineup, but they didn't play it safe to the degree of the year before. So from all angles, 2012 was a decent film year. There are films that I loved that were on people's radars as well as some films I loved that weren't. But again, that's the fun of creating your own personal ballot. Here are the 2012 Film Guy Awards. Enjoy!

* indicates the winner


Best Picture:
The Dark Knight Rises
The Master*
Perks of Being A Wallflower
Rust and Bone
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master*
Jacques Audiard, Rust and Bone
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actor:
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Logan Lerman, Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master*
Matthias Schonaerts, Rust and Bone

Best Actress:
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone*
Ann Dowd, Compliance
Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games

Best Supporting Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Michael Fassbender, Prometheus
Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike*
Ezra Miller, Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, The Master
Judi Dench, Skyfall
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises*
Kerry Washington, Django Unchained
Emma Watson, Perks Of Being A Wallflower


Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Hunger Games
Perks of Being A Wallflower
Pitch Perfect
Rust and Bone*
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay:
Compliance
Django Unchained*
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Editing:
Cloud Atlas
Django Unchained
The Master
Rust and Bone*
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Cinematography:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Master*
Moonrise Kingdom
Rust and Bone
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Production Design:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
The Hunger Games*
Moonrise Kingdom
Prometheus

Best Costume Design:
Cloud Atlas
The Hunger Games*
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Makeup:
Cloud Atlas*
The Hunger Games
Les Miserables

Best Sound:
Argo
The Dark Knight Rises*
Les Miserables
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Original Score:
Beasts of the Southern Wild*
Cloud Atlas
Compliance
The Dark Knight Rises
The Master

Best Visual Effects:
The Avengers*
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Original Song:
"Safe and Sound" from The Hunger Games
"Skyfall" from Skyfall*
"Breath of Life" from Snow White and the Huntsman
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted
"When Can I See You Again?" from Wreck-It Ralph

(subject to change)