NBR Awards for 2012

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NBR Awards for 2012
Best Film
ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Foreign Language Film
AMOUR

Best Original Screenplay
Rian Johnson, LOOPER

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Adapted Screenplay
David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Best Animated Feature
WRECK-IT RALPH

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Directorial Debut
Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Best Documentary
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

Best Ensemble
LES MISÉRABLES
Best Supporting Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED

Best Supporting Actress
Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE

Breakthrough Performance Actor
Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE

Breakthrough Performance Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

NBR Freedom of Expression
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE

NBR Freedom of Expression
PROMISED LAND

Special Achievement in Filmmaking
Ben Affleck, ARGO

Spotlight Award
John Goodman (ARGO, FLIGHT, PARANORMAN, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE)

Top 10 Independent Films
(In Alphabetical Order) ARBITRAGE, BERNIE, COMPLIANCE, END OF WATCH, HELLO I MUST BE GOING, LITTLE BIRDS, MOONRISE KINGDOM, ON THE ROAD, QUARTET, SLEEPWALK WITH ME

Top 5 Documentaries
(In Alphabetical Order) AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, DETROPIA, THE GATEKEEPERS, THE INVISIBLE WAR, ONLY THE YOUNG

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
(In Alphabetical Order) BARBARA, THE INTOUCHABLES, THE KID WITH A BIKE, NO, WAR WITCH

Top Films
(in alphabetical order) ARGO, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD,DJANGO UNCHAINED, LES MISÉRABLES, LINCOLN, LOOPER, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, PROMISED LAND, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

William K. Everson Award For Film History
50 YEARS OF BOND FILMS

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“I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many recappers, while clearly over their heads, are baseline sympathetic to finding themselves routinely unmoored, even if that means repeating over and over that this is closer to “avant-garde art” than  normal TV to meet the word count. My feed was busy connecting the dots to Peter Tscherkassky (gas station), Tony Conrad (the giant staring at feedback of what we’ve just seen), Pat O’Neill (bombs away) et al., and this is all apposite — visual and conceptual thinking along possibly inadvertent parallel lines. If recappers can’t find those exact reference points to latch onto, that speaks less to willful ignorance than to how unfortunately severed experimental film is from nearly all mainstream discussions of film because it’s generally hard to see outside of privileged contexts (fests, academia, the secret knowledge of a self-preserving circle working with a very finite set of resources and publicity access to the larger world); resources/capital/access/etc. So I won’t assign demerits for willful incuriosity, even if some recappers are reduced, in some unpleasantly condescending/bluffing cases, to dismissing this as a “student film” — because presumably experimentation is something the seasoned artist gets out of their system in maturity, following the George Lucas Model of graduating from Bruce Conner visuals to Lawrence Kasdan’s screenwriting.”
~ Vadim Rizov Goes For It, A Bit

“On the first ‘Twin Peaks,’ doing TV was like going from a mansion to a hut. But the arthouses are gone now, so cable television is a godsend — they’re the new art houses. You’ve got tons of freedom to do the work you want to do on TV, but there is a restriction in terms of picture and sound. The range of television is restricted. It’s hard for the power and the glory to come through. In other words, you can have things in a theater much louder and also much quieter. With TV, the quieter things have to be louder and the louder things have to be quieter, so you have less dynamics. The picture quality — it’s fine if you have a giant television with a good speaker system, but a lot of people will watch this on their laptops or whatever, so the picture and the sound are going to suffer big time. Optimally, people should be watching TV in a dark room with no disturbances and with as big and good a picture as possible and with as great sound as possible.”
~ David Lynch