The 2012 Bobby-james Awards: “Cloud Atlas” leads the nominations

In conjunction with Hollywood’s Award season, I present to you the nominess for the Best of Film 2012.  Cloud Atlas leads the pack with 7 nods, but is followed very closely by Life of Pi, The Hunger Games, and Lincoln, all of which boast 6.  And the nominees are…


Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda

 Cloud Atlas – Frank Griebe, John Toll

Skyfall – Roger Deakins

A Royal Affair – Rasmus Videbæk

Hitchcock – Jeff Cronenweth

Costume Design:

Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

The Hunger Games – Judianna Makovsky

Magic Mike – Christopher Peterson

Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka

The Dark Knight Rises – Lindy Hemming

Art Direction:

Life of Pi – Dan Webster

The Hunger Games – John Collins

Mirror Mirror – Nicolas Lepage, Jean-Pierre Paquet, and Real Proulx

ParaNorman – Phil Brotherton, Francesca Berlingiere Maxwell

Lincoln – Curt Beech, David Crank, Leslie McDonald

Original Song:

– “Skyfall” – Adele – Skyfall

– “Pi’s Lullaby” – Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri  – Life of Pi

– “Love Always Comes As A Surprise” – Peter Asher – Madagascar 3

– “Safe and Sound” – The Civil Wars (and Taylor Swift) – The Hunger Games

– “Suddenly” – Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables

Original Score:

Argo – Alexandre Desplat

Beasts of the Southern Wild – Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin

Cloud Atlas – Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, and Gene Pritsker

The Dark Knight Rises – Hans Zimmer

Life of Pi – Mychael Danna

Original Screenplay:

Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

The Dark Knight Rises – Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan

End of Watch – David Ayer

Ted – Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild

Adapted Screenplay:

Argo – Chris Terrio

– Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar and Ben Zeitlin

Lincoln – Tony Kushner

Cloud Atlas – Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski

A Royal Affair – Rasmus Heisterberg and Nicolaj Arcel

Actor in a Voice-Over Role:

– John C. Reilly as “Ralph” – Wreck It Ralph

– Charlie Tahan as “Victor Frankenstein” – Frankenweenie

– Kodi Smit-McPhee as “Norman Babcock” – ParaNorman

– Jack McBrayer as “Fix It Felix” – Wreck It Ralph

– Chris Pine as “Jack Frost” – Rise of the Guardians

Actress in a Voice-Over Role:

– Betty White as “Grammy Norma” – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

– Frances McDormand as “Captain Chantel DuBois” – Madagascar 3

– Jessica Chastain as “Gia” – Madagascar 3

– Catherine O’Hara as “Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher” – Frankenweenie

– Kelly Macdonald as “Merida” – Brave

Actor in a Supporting Role:

– Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained

– Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

– James D’Arcy – Hitchcock

– Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises

– Ben Whishaw – Cloud Atlas

Actress in a Supporting Role:

– Helen Hunt – The Sessions

– Charlize Theron – Snow White and the Huntsman

– Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games

– Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

– Doona Bae – Cloud Atlas                    

Actor in a Leading Role:

– Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

– Jim Sturgess – Cloud Atlas

– Jake Gyllenhaal – End of Watch

– John Hawkes – The Sessions

– Willem Dafoe – The Hunter

Actress in a Leading Role:

– Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

– Helen Mirren – Hitchcock

– Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games

– Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

– Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

The Lumiére Award for Directing:

– Steven Spielberg – Lincoln

– Ben Affleck – Argo

– Ang Lee – Life of Pi

– Ben Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

– Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

Animated Feature of the Year:

Wreck It Ralph

Rise of the Guardians



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Animated Short Film of the Year:

Paperman – John Kahrs  

La Luna – Enrico Casarosa  

– Maggie Simpson in the Longest Daycare – David Silverman

Foreign Language Feature of the Year:

Declaration of War – France

Monsieur Lazhar – Canada

–  A Royal Affair – Denmark

A Trip – Slovenia

The Hunter – Australia

Documentary Feature of the Year:

Chimpanzee – Alistair Fothergill, Mark Linfield

West of Memphis – Amy Berg

The Island President – Jon Shenk

Informant – Jamie Meltzer

Searching for Sugar Man – Malik Benjelloul

Feature Film of the Year:



– Beasts of the Southern Wild

Cloud Atlas

The Dark Knight Rises

Django Unchained

The Hunger Games

Life of Pi

Zero Dark Thirty

Winners to be revealed January 20 – in the meantime, what are your thoughts and more importantly, is there something here that shouldn’t be or something that should be but isn’t?  Let me hear it…