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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“The purpose of film isn’t to present the kindness of the world.”
~ Isabelle Huppert

The Promised Land steers into the fact that the United States can mean whatever people want it to mean. You may not be able to be Elvis, but you can sure as shit impersonate him for a living. America, like its current President (at least as of this article’s publication), is so dangerous precisely because it’s a blank canvas on which anyone can project their dreams. Whatever it is that you see for yourself, there’s someone you can pay for the pleasure of believing that it’s possible. In his view, the pursuit of happiness is the ultimate con, a delusion that prevents us from seeing our circumstances for what they are.

“Forget the Matrix, it’s the invention of happiness that blinded us to the truth. The rich got richer and the poor help them do it. Jarecki doesn’t argue that the American Dream is dead; he argues that it was never alive in the first place — that we were all lobsters in a pot full of water that was boiling too slowly for any of us to notice. And now it’s time for dinner. Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. Elvis has left the building.”
~ David Ehrlich