Oscar season continued today as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named their picks for the best in 2012. The winners are listed below:
Runner-up: “The Master”
Paul Thomas Anderson (“The Master”)
Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master”)
Runner-up: Denis Lavant (“Holy Motors”)
Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Dwight Henry (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”)
Runner-up: Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams (“The Master”)
Runner-up: Anne Hathaway (“The Dark Knight Rises”; “Les Miserables”)
Chris Terrio (“Argo”)
Runner-up: David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
William Goldenberg (“Argo”)
Roger Deakins (“Skyfall”)
Runner-up: Mihai Malaimare Jr. (“The Master”)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Runner-up: “Moonrise Kingdom”
Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”)
Runner-up: Johnny Greenwood (“The Master”)
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Runner-up: “It’s Such a Beautiful Day”
BEST DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION FILM
Runner-up: “Searching for Sugar Man
Over on Goldderby.com and AwardsDaily.com, all the usual suspects seem to be shocked that Zero Dark Thirty didn’t win best picture and happy that Beasts of the Southern Wild got some love. A lot of the people leaving comments are also upset that The Master got as many votes as it did. Over at Goldderby, one visitor found the time to comment, “Those votes for The Master should have been tossed in the trash, along with the film itself!” before going back to his usual routine of waiting to see if any celebs had responded to his twitter follow request.
As far as Amour winning best picture is concerned, I’m happy to see another film win a major critics’ award because seriously, Oscar season can get pretty boring when only one film is winning everything in sight.
As for Beasts of the Southern Wild, this is one of those times when I find myself respectfully disagreeing with just about every other reviewer out there (including our very own Leonth3Duke, whose excellent review can be read here). The film had its moments (and I do think that Dwight Henry was the best thing in the film) but, for the most part, it left me cold. Then again, I’ve never had much patience for the myth of the noble savage.
As for The Master, it’s one of the best of the year. Deal with it.