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Dec 16, 2012

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2012 Nominations.


Houston Film Critics Society announced their nominees, Lincoln leads with 8 nods followed by both Les Miserables and The Master with 6. Surprising to see Cloud Atlas in the Best Picture list while Prometheus and Anna Karenina in the Worst Picture. I personally dislike when Critics Awards features a Worst Picture category. Everything else is pretty much the same. Looper again got Screenplay nomination while McConaughey and Bardem got in the Supporting Actor.

Below is the full list of nominees:

Best Picture

Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
Django Unchained
Lincoln
The Master
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty


Best Director

Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Tom Hooper, Les Miserables
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Master
Judi Dench, Skyfall
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Best Screenplay

Chris Terrio, Argo
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Rian Johnson, Looper
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Film

Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour
Holy Motors
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone

Best Cinematography

Danny Cohen, Les Miserables
Roger Deakins, Skyfall
Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln
Mihai Malaimare, Jr., The Master
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Documentary

Bully
The Central Park Five
The House I Live In
The Imposter
The Queen of Versailles
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Original Score

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Danny Elfman, Hitchcock
Johnny Greenwood, The Master
Reinhold Hall, Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas
Thomas Newman, Skyfall
Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
John Williams, Lincoln

Best Original Song

“Learn Me Right,” from Brave, music & lyrics by Mumford & Sons
“Skyfall,” from Skyfall, music & lyrics by ADELE and Paul Epworth
“Song of the Lonely Mountain,” from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, music & lyrics by Neil Finn
“Suddenly,” from Les Misérables, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Alain Boubil & Herbert Kretzmer
“Touch the Sky,” from Brave, music by Alex Mandel, lyrics by Alex Mandel & Mark Andrews

Texas Independent Film Award

Bernie
Incendiary: The Willingham Case
Kid-Thing
Sushi: The Global Catch
Trash Dance

Technical Achievement

Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi

Worst Film

Anna Karenina
Battleship
Prometheus
That’s My Boy
The Three Stooges