The 2012 Bobby-james Awards: May I have the envelope please…

Finally, the time has arrived, I’m announcing the “Best of Film” 2012! It’s one of my favorite sections to do, but also the hardest, especially when considering all the fantastic movies that came out last year. So I won’t keep the suspense running, if you’re feeling any at all – may I have the envelope please …

Achievement in Cinematography – Life of PiClaudio Miranda

Life of Pi 2

2011 Winner:  The Tree of Life – Emmanuel Lubezki

Achievement in Art Direction – Life of Pi – Dan Webster

Life of Pi

2011 Winner: The Tree of Life – David Crank

Achievement in Costume Design – The Hunger Games – Judianna Makovsky

Hunger Games

2011 Winner: n/a

Original Song for a Motion Picture – “Skyfall” – Skyfall – Adele

2011 Winner:  “Bridge of Light” – Happy Feet 2 – Pink

Original Score for a Motion Picture – Cloud Atlas – Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Gene Pritsker

2011 Winner:  The Artist – Ludovic Bource

Original Screenplay for a Motion Picture – Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

Django Unchained

2011 Winner: Warrior – Cliff Dorman, Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tombakis

Adapted Screenplay for a Motion Picture – Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar, Ben Zeitlin

Beasts of the Southern Wild

2011 Winner: The Help – Tate Taylor

Actor in a Voice-Over Role – John C. Reilly – Wreck It Ralph – “Wreck It Ralph”


2011 Winner: Elijah Wood – Happy Feet Two – “Mumble”

Actress in a Voice-Over Role – Frances McDormand – Madagascar 3 – “Cpt. Chantel DuBois”


2011 Winner: Abigail Breslin – Rango – “Priscilla”

Actor in a Supporting Role – Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained

DiCaprio in Django

2011 Winner:  Christoph Waltz – Water For Elephants

Actress in a Supporting Role – Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks - Hunger Games

2011 Winner:  Jessica Chastain – The Help

Documentary Feature of the Year – West of Memphis

West of Memphis

2011 Winner:  n/a

Independent/Foreign Language Feature of the Year – The Hunter – Australia

The Hunter

2011 Winner: The Artist – France

Animated Short of the Year – Paperman – John Kahrs

Paperman - short

2011 Winner: n/a

Animated Feature of the Year – ParaNorman


2011 Winner:  Happy Feet Two

Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Daniel Day Lewis Lincoln

2011 Winner:  Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Actress in a Leading Role – Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Jessica Chastain - ZDT

2011 Winner:  Berenice Bejo – The Artist

The Lumiére Award for Directing – Ben Affleck Argo

Ben Affleck Argo

2011 Winner:  Michael Hazanavicius – The Artist

Feature Film of the Year – Argo

2011 Winner:  The Artist

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2012

10. Skyfall

9. Lincoln

8. The Dark Knight Rises

7. Zero Dark Thirty

6. Django Unchained

5. Life of Pi

4. Cloud Atlas

3. The Hunger Games

2. Beasts of the Southern Wild

1.  Argo

There they are movie lovers – my Top 10 Movies of 2012 and The 2012 Bobby-james Awards selections – I’m sure y’all have something to say, so, as always, share your thoughts!