Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2012 in Film

While I am not a professional critic, I’m posting my awards for this year’s crop in film.  Like the past few years, any film that is released limited but does not open locally until after the new year is not eligible for this past year.  So, without any further adieu, I present the Solzy Awards for 2012.

Top 10 Films of 2012
Silver Linings Playbook
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Safety Not Guaranteed
Moonrise Kingdom
Ruby Sparks
Pitch Perfect
Django Unchained

Seven Bonus Films of 2012
The Sessions
Friends with Kids
The Hunger Games
The Campaign
Life of Pi

Best Drama: Lincoln
Best Comedy: Silver Linings Playbook
Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph
Best Director: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln

Best Comic Book Movie: The Avengers
Best Musical Movie: Pitch Perfect

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Breakthrough Performance in Drama: Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Breakthrough Performance in Comedy: Kara Hayward, Moonrise Kingdom

Surprising Performance in a Comedy from a Dramatic Actor: Channing Tatum, 21 Jump Street
Most Likely To Be In Every Movie This Year: Channing Tatum (Haywire, 21 Jump Street, The Vow, Magic Mike)

Favorite 10 Comedies of 2012
Silver Linings Playbook
Pitch Perfect
The Campaign
Friends with Kids
Hope Springs
Safety Not Guaranteed
Moonrise Kingdom
The Five-Year Engagement
This is 40

Some Bonus Comedies of 2012
21 Jump Street
Ruby Sparks
American Reunion
Hit and Run
For a Good Time, Call...
The Guilt Trip

The next list consists only of the film(s) I saw this year and that's after reading the reviews!

Worst Movie of 2012
Fun Size

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