Monday, December 31, 2012

If I did an Indiewire critics' poll ballot (Updated 1/6)

Thought I would do this for fun. Technically there are no "honorable mentions" but I thought I would include those because you can only choose one person/film for most categories. 

I am going to do the same thing for the Academy nominations ballot.

Best Film:
  1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  2. Oslo, August 31st
  3. The Cabin in the Woods
  4. Beyond the Hills
  5. Zero Dark Thirty
  6. Hello I Must Be Going
  7. Wreck-It Ralph
  8. Your Sister's Sister
  9. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
  10. Cloud Atlas
  11. End of Watch 

Best Director: Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
     Honorable Mention: Cristian Mungiu (Beyond the Hills)

Best Performance:
  1. Cosmina Stratan (Beyond the Hills)
  2. Anders Danielsen Lie (Oslo, August 31st)
  3. Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  4. Rosemarie DeWitt (Your Sister’s Sister)
  5. Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln) 
Honorable Mention (alphabetical by last name):
 Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
 Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
 Tim Heidecker (The Comedy)
 Denis Lavant (Holy Motors)
 Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe)
 Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)

Best Supporting Performance:
  1. Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  2. Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
  3. Emily Blunt (Your Sister’s Sister)
  4. Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas)
  5. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Honorable Mention (alphabetical by last name):
 Amy Adams (The Master)
 Doona Bae (Cloud Atlas)
 Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike)
 Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas)
 Ronald Zehrfeld (Barbara)

Best First Feature: Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

     Honorable Mention: Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry)

Best Screenplay: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods)

     Honorable Mention: Cristian Mungiu, Tatiana Niculescu (Beyond the Hills)

Best Undistributed Film: Beyond the Hills

Best Original Score or Soundtrack: Dan Rohmer & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

     Honorable Mention: Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil (Cloud Atlas)

Best Ensemble: Your Sister’s Sister

     Honorable Mention: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Documentary: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

     Honorable Mention: Jiro Dreams of Sushi