Thursday, November 28, 2013

At Long Last, My Favorites of 2012

Now that I've seen Frances Ha, which I'd been waiting for since it premiered at all those North American festivals last September, and Museum Hours, which wasn't even on my radar until last week, I finally feel ready to choose my favorites of the film year 2012. And we're only five weeks away from 2014!

I'm sure there are some excellent 2012 films/performances still left for me to discover (I've yet to see No, for example), so these top fives might not be set in stone, but it doesn't matter anyway - I just want to use this space to acknowledge the great work of the following people.

Best Film
Frances Ha
Holy Motors
Museum Hours

Best Screenwriter
Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch - Starlet
Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig - Frances Ha
Michael Haneke - Amour
Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier, Gilles Taurand - Sister
Alice Lowe, Steve Oram - Sightseers

Best Director
Noah Baumbach - Frances Ha
Leos Carax - Holy Motors
Miguel Gomes - Tabu
Michael Haneke - Amour
Peter Strickland - Berberian Sound Studio

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
Greta Gerwig - Frances Ha
Nina Hoss - Barbara
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Best Actor
Toby Jones - Berberian Sound Studio
Denis Lavant - Holy Motors
Kacey Mottet Klein - Sister
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
Jean-Louis Trintignant - Amour

Best Supporting Actress
Eva Green - Dark Shadows
Diane Kruger - Farewell, My Queen
Corinne Masiero - Rust and Bone
Ela Piplits - Museum Hours
Léa Seydoux - Sister

Best Supporting Actor
Garrett Hedlund - On the Road
Samuel L. Jackson - Django Unchained
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Tim Roth - Broken
Michael Zegen - Frances Ha

"27 is old, though."

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