Saturday, December 29, 2012

Best Behind-The-Camera Work of 2012



Now, don't worry.  I'm not going to bore you with awards for Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Gaffer, and Best Best Boy.  But there are some behind-the-camera achievements I need to give a shout out to.

Best Directing:
  1. Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
  2. Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight Rises
  3. Ben Affleck - Argo
  4. Lynn Shelton - Your Sister's Sister
  5. Tanya Wexler - Hysteria
  6. Lee Toland Krieger - Celeste and Jesse Forever
  7. Todd Louiso - Hello I Must Be Going
  8. James Ponsoldt - Smashed
  9. Mike Birbiglia - Sleepwalk with Me
  10. Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

Best Screenplay/Story:
  1. Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard - Cabin in the Woods
  2. Rian Johnson - Looper
  3. Martin McDonagh - Seven Psychopaths
  4. Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer  - The Dark Knight Rises
  5. Kim Fupz Aakeson - Perfect Sense
  6. Andrew Dominik, George V. Higgins - Killing Them Softly
  7. Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
  8. Nicholas Jarecki - Arbitrage
  9. Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer, Howard Gensler - Hysteria
  10. Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan - Skyfall

Best Score:
  1. Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild
  2. Hans Zimmer - The Dark Knight Rises
  3. Patrick Doyle - Brave
  4. James Newton Howard - Snow White and the Huntsmen
  5. John Powell - The Lorax

Best Song:
  1. On My Own - Les Miserables - Performed by Samantha Barks
  2. I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables - Performed by Anne Hathaway
  3. One Day More - Les Miserables - Performed by the cast of Les Miserables
  4. The Confrontation - Les Miserables - Performed by Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe
  5. Breath of Life - Snow White and the Huntsman - Performed by Florence and the Machine
  6. Let it Grow - The Lorax - Performed by Ed Helms, Betty White, et al.
  7. Skyfall - Skyfall - Performed by Adele
  8. Learn Me Right - Brave - Performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons
  9. Touch the Sky - Brave - Performed by Julie Fowlis
  10. Everybody Needs a Best Friend - Ted - Performed by Norah Jones

Best Makeup:
  1. Looper
  2. Lincoln

Best Action Sequence/Visuals (CGI or Real):
  1. The Impossible
  2. The Dark Knight Rises
  3. The Avengers
  4. Cabin in the Woods
  5. Prometheus

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