Hello, I’m Back (AKA A Quick Awards Season Catch Up)

Right. Let’s get back to business.

With Awards Season itching to accelerate into full gear, my acquisition of a new laptop (yes, that’s right, I have been without one since Edinburgh…) comes at just the right time.

What have I kept you in the dark over, you cry? Well, not a lot to be honest, apart from the burning question of which of the powerhouse American trifecta made up of MacFarlane, Fey and Poehler will manage to fit Shot Scorsese into their presenting duties. Oh, and Beasts Of The Southern Wild is ineligible for the SAG Awards because the little bundle of joy that is Quvenzhane Wallis isn’t a ‘professional actor’, which definitely sucks.

So, to wrap up and bring you the start of what will be a very post-heavy Awards Season, here’s the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Award nominees, BFI London Film Festival winners and the International Documentary Association Award nominees:

2012 GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD NOMINATIONS:

The ceremony will be held on November 26th.

BEST FEATURE:

Bernie
The Loneliest Planet
The Master
Middle Of Nowhere
Moonrise Kingdom

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

Detropia
How To Survive A Plague
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
Room 237
The Waiting Room

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE:

Bernie
Moonrise Kingdom
Safety Not Guaranteed
Silver Linings Playbook
Your Sister’s Sister

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR:

Antonio Méndez Esparza – Aquí y Allá (Here And There)
Benh Zeitlin – Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Brian M. Cassidey, Melanie Shatzky – Francine
Jason Corlund, Julia Halperin – Now, Forager
Zal Batmanglij – Sound Of My Voice

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR:

Mike Birbiglia – Sleepwalk With Me
Emayatzy Corinealdi – Middle Of Nowhere
Thure Lindhardt – Keep The Lights On
Melanie Lynskey – Hello, I Must Be Going
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts Of The Southern Wild

BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU:

Kid-Thing
An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty
Red Flag
Sun Don’t Shine
Tiger Tall In Blue

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2012 BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS:

BEST FILM:

Rust And Bone

SUTHERLAND AWARD (BEST DEBUT FEATURE):

Beasts Of The Southern Wild
(Special Mentions: “Wadjda” and “Ship Of Theseus”)

GRIERSON AWARD (BEST DOCUMENTARY):

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God

BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER:

Sally El Hosaini – My Brother The Devil

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THE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATIONS:

The ceremony will be held on December 7th.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Central Park Five
The Invisible War
Queen Of Versailles
Searching For Sugar Man
Women With Cows

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

God Is The Bigger Elvis
Kings Point
Mondays At Racine
Open Heart
Saving Face

BEST CONTINUING SERIES:

American Masters
Independent Lens
POV

BEST LIMITED SERIES:

Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
On Death Row
Slavery: A 21st Century Evil
The Weight Of The Nation

STUDENT DOCUMENTARY AWARD:

The A-Word
La Camioneta
Captive Radio
Julian
Meanwhile In Mamelodi

ABC VIDEOSOURCE AWARD:

Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story
Central Park Five
The Family
Harvest Of Empire
We Are Wisconsin

HUMANITAS AWARD:

American Experience: The Amish
Bitter Seeds
Call Me Kuchu
Harvest Of Empire
The Virgin, The Copts And Me

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