Monday, 24 December 2012

ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY NOMINATIONS


Best Picture
·          Argo
·          Holy Motors
·          The Master
·          Moonrise Kingdom
·          Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director
·          Ben Affleck (Argo)
·          Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
·          Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom)
·          Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
·          Leos Carax (Holy Motors)
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
·          Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
·          Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
·          Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
·          Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon (The Cabin in the Woods)
·          Rian Johnson (Looper)
Best Adapted Screenplay
·          Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
·          David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis)
·          Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
·          Chris Terrio (Argo)
·          Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski (Cloud Atlas)
Best Cinematography
·          Roger Deakins (Skyfall)
·          Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln)
·          Mihai Malaimare Jr. (The Master)
·          Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
·          Robert D. Yeoman (Moonrise Kingdom)
Best Editing
·          Stuart Baird (Skyfall)
·          Alexander Berner (Cloud Atlas)
·          William Goldenberg (Argo)
·          William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)
·          Leslie Jones and Peter McNulty (The Master)
Best Animated Feature
·          Arrietty
·          Brave
·          Frankenweenie
·          ParaNorman
·          Wreck-It Ralph
Best Documentary
·          The Imposter
·          The Invisible War
·          Jiro Dreams of Sushi
·          The Queen of Versailles
·          This Is Not a Film
Best Film Not in the English Language
·          Amour
·          Holy Motors
·          Rust and Bone
·          This Is Not a Film
·          The Turin Horse

Ever alternative, the OFCS is always likely to surprise, choosing nominees surprising both for good and for bad reasons, depending on one's taste. To my taste, Silver Linings Playbook's almost total absence (only JLaw sneaks in), and Les Mis' (only Anne), Holy Motors' success, The Turin Horse's nomination, The Master's dominance. Not to my taste, Naomi's absence, Life of Pi's almost total absence, The Cabin in the Woods' nomination (that film continues to show promise in that category - to think that film was shelved for years!) and that peculiar Adapted Screenplay slate - even sans Silver Linings Playbook, I'm not impressed by Cloud Atlas' appearance, and even less impressed by Cosmopolis'! Still, their choices are, collectively, beyond reproach, as it's hard to argue that they're trying too hard to influence the race, nor slavishly follow its trajectory. Winners three weeks from now, on the 7th.