Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 YEAR-END BALLOT

Past ballots at The Wandering Image:
 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991199219931994199519961997, 199819992000 2001,
 20022003200420052006, 200720082009, 2010, 2011.


To view my Top 30 films of 2012 go here.

Note: Oscar winner predictions will be added towards the end of January in parentheses next to my *top pick in each category. As usual, I must wait until early Feb for my local Magnolia to screen the live action & animated shorts of 2012 before I can add more to those categories.


**Actual AMPAS nominees added 1/10/2013**
**My Oscar winner predictions added 1/29/2013**
**Actual AMPAS winners noted 2/24/2013**






*LOOPER                                             (ARGO)
MOONRISE KINGDOM
IN THE FAMILY
NOT FADE AWAY
THE DEEP BLUE SEA
THE MASTER
IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY
ZERO DARK THIRTY
BERNIE
BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW

actual oscar nominees:
AMOUR
LIFE OF PI
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ARGO (won)
LINCOLN
DJANGO UNCHAINED
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
ZERO DARK THIRTY
LES MISERABLES











*HOLY MOTORS                           (AMOUR)
TABU
GOODBYE FIRST LOVE
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST
THE KID WITH A BIKE
EXTRATERRESTRIAL
ATTENBERG
ALPS
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS

actual oscar nominees:
AMOUR (won)
KON-TIKI
NO
A ROYAL AFFAIR
WAR WITCH











*Leos Carax for HOLY MOTORS (AngLee)
Miguel Gomes for TABU
Wes Anderson for MOONRISE KINGDOM
Rian Johnson for LOOPER
Kathryn Bigelow for ZERO DARK THIRTY

actual oscar nominees:
Michael Haneke for AMOUR
Benh Zeitlin for BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Ang Lee for LIFE OF PI (won)
Steven Spielberg for LINCOLN
David O. Russell for SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK











*Marion Cotillard in RUST & BONE (Jen Lawrence)
Jessica Chastain in ZERO DARK THIRTY
Michelle Yeoh in THE LADY
Linda Cardellini in RETURN
Rachel Weisz in THE DEEP BLUE SEA

actual oscar nominees:
Jessica Chastain in ZERO DARK THIRTY
Quvenzhané Wallis in BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Jennifer Lawrence in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (won)
Naomi Watts in THE IMPOSSIBLE
Emmanuelle Riva in AMOUR













*John Hawkes in THE SESSIONS (Day-Lewis)
Joaquin Phoenix in THE MASTER
Denis Lavant in HOLY MOTORS
Daniel Day-Lewis in LINCOLN
Chris Diamantopoulos in THE THREE STOOGES

actual oscar nominees:
Bradley Cooper in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Joaquin Phoenix in THE MASTER
Hugh Jackman in LES MISERABLES
Daniel Day-Lewis in LINCOLN (won)
Denzel Washington in FLIGHT











*Edith Scob in  HOLY MOTORS   (Anne Hathaway)
Amy Adams in THE MASTER
Sally Field in LINCOLN
Jennifer Lawrence in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Jennifer Ehle in ZERO DARK THIRTY

actual oscar nominees 
Amy Adams in THE MASTER
Sally Field in LINCOLN
Anne Hathaway in LES MISERABLES (won)
Helen Hunt in THE SESSIONS
Jacki Weaver in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK












*Matthew McConaughey in KILLER JOE (Tommy)
Philip Seymour Hoffman in THE MASTER
Leonardo DiCaprio in DJANGO UNCHAINED
Matthew McConaughey in MAGIC MIKE
Matthias Schoenaerts in RUST AND BONE

actual oscar nominees:
Alan Arkin in ARGO
Robert De Niro in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Philip Seymour Hoffman in THE MASTER
Tommy Lee Jones in LINCOLN
Christoph Waltz in DJANGO UNCHAINED (won)










*ZERO DARK THIRTY - Mark Boal     (AMOUR)
NOT FADE AWAY - David Chase
THE MASTER - P.T. Anderson
LOOPER - Rian Johnson
DJANGO UNCHAINED - Quentin Tarantino

actual oscar nominees:
AMOUR
DJANGO UNCHAINED (won)
FLIGHT
MOONRISE KINGDOM
ZERO DARK THIRTY










*LINCOLN - Tony Kushner                         (LINCOLN)
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - David O. Russell
THE DEEP BLUE SEA - Terence Davies
PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - Stephen Chbosky
COSMOPOLIS - David Cronenberg

actual oscar nominees:
ARGO (won)
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK











*HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (SUGAR)
THIS IS NOT A FILM
SAMSARA
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
CRAZY HORSE
5 BROKEN CAMERAS
THE INVISIBLE WAR
THE IMPOSTER
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
BONES BRIGADE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

actual oscar nominees:
5 BROKEN CAMERAS
THE GATEKEEPERS
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
THE INVISIBLE WAR
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (won)











*IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY (WRECK)
PARANORMAN
CONSUMING SPIRITS
THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS
BRAVE

actual oscar nominees:
BRAVE (won)
WRECK-IT RALPH
FRANKENWEENIE
PARANORMAN
THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS









*THE MASTER Mihai Malaimare Jr., RSC, ASC   (PI)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA - Gökhan Tiryaki, TSC
RUST AND BONE Stéphane Fontaine, AFC
DREDD 3D - Anthony Dod Mantle BSC, DFF
SKYFALL - Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC

actual oscar nominees:
ANNA KARENINA
LIFE OF PI (won)
LINCOLN
DJANGO UNCHAINED
SKYFALL










*ZERO DARK 30  Tichenor;Goldenberg       (ARGO)
LOOPER  Bob Ducsay
THE MASTER - Leslie Jones; Peter McNulty
SAVAGES - Hutshing; Levy; Marquez
CLOUD ATLAS - Wehlisch; Berner

actual oscar nominees:
ARGO (won)
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY










*ANNA KARENINA Dario Marianelli >        (LIFE OF PI)
DARK KNIGHT RISES - Hans Zimmer > 
THE MASTER - Jonny Greenwood >
PROMETHEUS - Marc Streitenfeld >
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY - Howard Shore >

actual oscar nominees:
LINCOLN
ARGO
ANNA KARENINA
LIFE OF PI (won)
SKYFALL










*ANNA KARENINA - Sarah Greenwood     (ANNA KARENINA)
MOONRISE KINGDOM - Adam Stockhausen; Kris Moran
BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW Bob Bottieri; La Vonne Girard
LINCOLN - Jim Erickson; Rick Carter
HOBBIT: UNEXPECTED JOURNEY - Simon Bright; Dan Hennah

actual oscar nominees:
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
ANNA KARENINA
LES MISERABLES
LINCOLN (won)
LIFE OF PI









*MIRROR MIRROR - Eiko Ishioka   (KARENINA)
ANNA KARENINA - Jacqueline Durran
FAREWELL, MY QUEEN - Ranchoux; Gasc
DARK SHADOWS - Colleen Atwood
DJANGO UNCHAINED - Sharen Davis

actual oscar nominees:
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
LINCOLN
LES MISERABLES
ANNA KARENINA (won)
MIRROR MIRROR












*LINCOLN - Ani Plotkin-Maloney, Leslie Devlin, Leo Corey Castellano (THE HOBBIT: UNEXPECTED JOURNEY)
THE HOBBIT PT. I - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane
CLOUD ATLAS - Susan Howard, Chris Lyons, Pepe Mora, Filmefex
GOON - Don Greenberg, Doug Morrow  
LES MISERABLES - Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell
HITCHCOCK - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, Martin Samuel

actual oscar nominees:
HITCHCOCK
LES MISERABLES (won)
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY










*LIFE OF PI                                      (LIFE OF PI)
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
SKYFALL
LOOPER
JOHN CARTER

actual oscar nominees:
DJANGO UNCHAINED 
ARGO 
LIFE OF PI 
SKYFALL (tied)
ZERO DARK THIRTY (tied)










*LIFE OF PI                                (LES MISERABLES)
LES MISERABLES
FLIGHT
KILLING THEM SOFTLY
ZERO DARK THIRTY

actual oscar nominees:
LES MISERABLES (won)
SKYFALL
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
ARGO












*LIFE OF PI                                       (LIFE OF PI)
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
PROMETHEUS
JOHN CARTER

actual oscar nominees:
THE AVENGERS
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
PROMETHEUS
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
LIFE OF PI  (won)








(more shorts to be added 2/05/2013)


*EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY: POSTCARD FROM 1952        (CURFEW)
DEATH OF A SHADOW
AARON BURR PART 2
CORRIDOR DIGITAL's "THE GLITCH"
AMATEUR NIGHT  [segment of V/H/S]

actual oscar nominees:
ASAD
CURFEW (won)
HENRY
DEATH OF A SHADOW
BUZKASHI BOYS








*(NOTES ON) BIOLOGY       (ADAM AND DOG)
ADAM AND DOG
HEAD OVER HEELS
THIS LAND IS MY LAND
MAGGIE SIMPSON IN THE LONGEST DAYCARE

actual oscar nominees:
FRESH GUACAMOLE
PAPERMAN (won)
HEAD OVER HEELS
ADAM AND DOG
MAGGIE SIMPSON IN "THE LONGEST DAYCARE"












Muriel Awards Categories:







*1) Kylie Minogue (as aged Patricia from À BOUT DE SOUFFLE) sings "Who Were We?" - HOLY MOTORS
2) Slowly vanishing demise of Seth (Paul Dano) - LOOPER
3) Seal Team 6 raid on Bin Laden compound -ZERO DARK THIRTY
4) Bruce rises from "The Pit" prison - DARK KNIGHT RISES
5) Freddie & Lancaster Dodd's prison cell exchange - THE MASTER
6) Floor 8 rampage.*Death by splintered door frame* -THE RAID
7) 13th Amendment passes House of Representatives - LINCOLN
8) Crash landing sequence - FLIGHT
-tie- Ship sinks in typhoon sequence - LIFE OF PI [3D]
9) Clay/mud mask performance artist sequence - SAMSARA
10) Silva's introduction monologue - SKYFALL
11) Prologue/intro credits sequence -PROMETHEUS
 -tie- Emergency foreign body removal via surgery pod - PROMETHEUS
12) All elevators unleash nightmares - CABIN IN THE WOODS
13) The dwarves sing "Misty Mountains Cold" -in THE HOBBIT
14) Billy (Sam Rockwell) describes his shoot-out climax - 7 PSYCHOPATHS
15) Ma-Ma's bloody splat fate. hypnotically disgusting - DREDD [3D]


Also this:










*THE MASTER
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
LINCOLN
BERNIE
ARGO










*1) Matthew McConaughey in MAGIC MIKE, KILLER JOE, BERNIE and THE PAPERBOY
2) Guy Pearce in LAWLESS, LOCKOUT, PROMETHEUS & SEEKING JUSTICE
3) Tom Hiddleston in THE DEEP BLUE SEA, THE AVENGERS and HENRY V: THE HOLLOW CROWN
4) Emily Blunt in YOUR SISTER'S SISTER, THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT, LOOPER and SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN
5) Channing Tatum in 21 JUMP STREET, MAGIC MIKE, 10 YEARS and HAYWIRE
6) Scoot McNairy in ARGO, KILLING THEM SOFTLY and PROMISED LAND









*1) Patrick Wang for IN THE FAMILY
2) Panos Cosmatos for BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW
3) Athina Rachel Tsangari for ATTENBERG
4) Gareth Evans for THE RAID: REDEMPTION
5) David Chase for NOT FADE AWAY (non TV feature debut)
6) Alex Ross Perry for THE COLOR WHEEL
7) Pete Travis for DREDD 3D
8) Chris Butler for PARANORMAN
9) Kleber Mendonça Filho for NEIGHBORING SOUNDS
10) Sean Byrne for THE LOVED ONES
11) Chris Sullivan for CONSUMING SPIRITS
12) Nicholas McCarthy for THE PACT
13) Rick Alverson for THE COMEDY
14) Mike Flanagan for ABSENTIA
15) Josh Trank for CHRONICLE
16) Ben Rivers for TWO YEARS AT SEA







*1) Hani Furstenberg in THE LONELIEST PLANET
2) Alicia Vikander in ROYAL AFFAIR
3) Patrick Wang in IN THE FAMILY
4Dane DeHaan in CHRONICLE and LAWLESS
5) Iko Uwais in THE RAID: REDEMPTION
6) Ariane Labed in ATTENBERG and ALPS
7) Bella Heathcote in NOT FADE AWAY and DARK SHADOWS
8) Dan Stevens in VAMPS










10TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE




*1) SPIRITED AWAY
2) FAR FROM HEAVEN
3) WHAT TIME IS IT THERE?
4) PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE
5) SPIDER
6) FEMME FATALE
7) TALK TO HER
8) TROUBLE EVERY DAY
9) GANGS OF NEW YORK
10) LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS










25TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE




*1) THE LAST EMPEROR
2) COME AND SEE
3) ROBOCOP
4) RAISING ARIZONA
5) LAW OF DESIRE
6) EMPIRE OF THE SUN
7) HOUSEKEEPING
8) NEAR DARK
9) YELEEN
10) HOPE AND GLORY










50TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE




*1) THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
2) LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
3) LETTER NEVER SENT
4) CLEO FROM 5 TO 7
5) PEEPING TOM
6) VIRIDIANA
7) JULES ET JIM
8) LA JETEE
9) RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY
10) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD












Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014




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