San Diego hand their top honours over to Mr. Ben Affleck, with the majority of their remaining winners slighty off centre, too.
Daniel Day-Lewis may have won yet another prize for his title role in Lincoln, but Best Actress and Supporting Actress are a nice talking point here, especially when the two ladies in question are far from expected to receive an Oscar nomination. But it sure does make a welcome change to think outside the box.
Stay classy, San Diego.
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Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Zero Dark Thirty are riding the crest of a rather awesome wave right now. Yeah, someone really did use that saying in a conversation with me once. But let’s leave Sussex sensibilities behind for a minute and focus on Bigelow and Zeitlin.
Things are going pretty swimmingly for the pair, with Bigelow fresh off her NYFCC win, Zeitlin winning yet another accolade for his direction and both receiving prizes for their leading ladies.
It’s great to see Looper receiving Best Original Screenplay, but the money’s still on Moonrise Kingdom, especially when the Academy seem to keep sci-fi offerings reserved to the technical fields. But I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed for more Rian Johnson nominations and it’s brilliant to see it make their top ten, as it’ll definitely make my list of the best 2012’s had to offer.
Talking of their top ten, indie offerings sit alongside Oscar frontrunners, with The Perks Of Being A Wallflower getting a very deserved mention.
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Time to move to Canada. Vancouver have constructed their noms a little differently, opting for a less conventional three in each category (aside from Best Documentary and Best Screenplay). This has resulted in the inclusion of Fassbender and Shannon alongside Dujardin, with Olsen replacing what can only have been Swinton’s slot. We also see Melissa McCarthy pop up once more for Bridesmaids. I’m still a little confused by this… Check out the full list of nominees below: Continue reading
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