Thursday, 3 January 2013

DENVER FILM CRITICS SOCIETY NOMINATIONS


Best Film
1.        Argo
2.        Silver Linings Playbook
3.        Django Unchained
Best Achievement in Directing
1.        Ben Affleck (Argo)
2.        Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
3.        Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Male
1.        Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
2.        John Hawkes (The Sessions)
3.        Denzel Washington (Flight)
Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Female
1.        Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
2.        Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
3.        Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Male
1.        Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
2.        Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
3.        Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Female
1.        Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
2.        Amy Adams (The Master)
3.        Sally Field (Lincoln)

Best Original Screenplay
1.        Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
2.        Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
3.        Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
Best Adapted Screenplay
1.        David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
2.        Chris Terrio (Argo)
3.        Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Best Original Score
1.        Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Rises)
2.        John Williams (Lincoln)
3.        Alexandre Desplat (Argo)
Best Original Song
1.        ‘Skyfall’ (Skyfall)
2.        ‘Suddenly’ (Les Misérables)
3.        ‘When Can I See You Again? (Wreck-It Ralph)
Best Documentary Feature
1.        Bully
2.        Jiro Dreams of Sushi
3.        Samsara
Best Non-English Language Feature
1.        Amour
2.        The Intouchables
3.        Holy Motors

These aren't ranked in the source, but listed in the above orders, which make no sense other than as rankings. They did this last year, and most of the eventual winners (announced this year next Tuesday, the 8th) were placed first on their nominations. Are the Denver critics shying away from Zero Dark Thirty due to the current controversy? Whether they are or not, they've replaced it with dud choices like Silver Linings Playbook. Glad to see Hans Zimmer do so well in Original Score, though.