Monday, December 3, 2012

New York Film Critics Awards


Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, Deep Blue Sea
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Bernie and Magic Mike
Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Foreign Language Film: Michael Haneke, Amour
Best First Film: David France, How To Survive a Plague
Best Nonfiction Film: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, The Central Park Five
Best Animated Film: Frankenweenie

A little Surprised surprised by Zero Dark Thirty swooping in and snatching up Best Picture and Director. I still don't think it's the kind of movie that a lot of people from the academy are going to get behind but it does shake up the Oscar race (which I only considered a dark horse to begin with).

Rachel Weisz is surprising though I suppose shouldn't be if I hadn't forgotten about Deep Blue Sea such a long time ago.

Day-Lewis isn't surprising of course, especially with the love Lincoln was getting.

Field isn't that surprising, I'm still under the strong impression that Hathaway is going to be leading the pack for best supporting and already knew Fields was one of the stronger competitors. I suppose this gives her some more strength though.

McConaughey isn't that surprising and it's good to see him get some recognition (he's great in both the movies mentioned).

Also, just pretty happy to see Frankenweenie win something to start award season off. I was pretty sure Wreck-It Ralph and ParaNorman were going to be fighting it out and though I like both of those I agree with their pick that Frankenweenie is the best animated film from the year.

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