Monday, 7 January 2013


AWFJ Best Of Awards
Best Film
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actress
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Best Screenplay, Original
Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Chris Terrio (Argo)
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
Best Editing
William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Film Music or Score
Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Best Ensemble Cast
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Animated Film
Best Documentary
Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul)
Best Non-English-Language Film

EDA Female Focus Awards
Best Woman Director
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Woman Screenwriter
Lucy Alibar (and Benh Zeitlin) (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Best Breakthrough Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Kick Ass Award for Best Female Action Star
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Best Animated Female
Merida (Kelly MacDonald) (Brave)
Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Judi Dench (Skyfall)
Award for Humanitarian Activism – Female Icon Award
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry
Women documentary filmmakers, including Sarah Burns (The Central Park Five), Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Detropia), Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles) and Alison Klayman (Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry)

EDA Special Mention Awards
Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality or Seduction
The Sessions – John Hawkes and Helen Hunt
Unforgettable Moment Award
Anne Hathaway as Fantine singing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (Les Misérables)
Jessica Chastain as Maya says, “I’m the mother…” (Zero Dark Thirty)
Movie You Wanted to Love but Just Couldn’t
Anna Karenina
Sequel or Remake that Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award
Red Dawn
Total Recall
Hall of Shame Award
Sean Anders (That’s My Boy)
Actress Most in Need of a New Agent
Katherine Heigl (One for the Money)
Reese Witherspoon (This Means War)
Most Egregious Age Difference between the Leading Man and the Love Interest Award
Flight – Kelly Reilly and Denzel Washington…and Nadine Velazquez

One of Zero Dark Thirty's biggest supporters of the season, the AWFJ throws their weight behind the year's most high-profile female director, and the year's most well-reviewed film. The acting winners here are the exact same as those from the Online Film Critics Society today, although the AWFJ clearly like 0D30 much more than the OFCS, and have many more awards too. With strong box office numbers and steady attention from critics groups, perhaps Zero Dark Thirty is indeed the Oscar contender we once thought it could be.