ACCA Voting Opens, First Annual Circuit Awards Announced!

ACCA imageIt’s that time of the year! The Awards Circuit Community Awards have officially opened up for voting for 2012. A staple of the Awards Circuit, we are the only awards site that gives its community a voice. Hopefully most of our readers have seen the majority of contenders but this is also the place to push films and performances that were ignored during the season. As always, there are rules that I must make known to our readership before you vote:

  1. Readers can only vote in one category, one time, per IP address.
  2. You are allowed to vote for up to five contenders in all categories with the exception of Best Motion Picture, which you can vote for ten.
  3. Motion Picture follows the same guidelines as the Academy. All films that receive more than 5% of the votes will be declared a nominee. In the event more than 10 films receive 5% (which is nearly impossible), the ten highest vote receivers will make the final lineup.
  4. The Awards Circuit Community does not follow studio category placements. If you believe a performance to be a lead, but the studio placed them in supporting, you may vote them in lead. There are several instances where contenders are listed in both Lead and Supporting (example: Christoph Waltz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, etc.). You can vote for them in either category but if a contender makes the top five in both categories for the same performance, it will cancel each other out. An actor and actress can be double nominated in the same category but for different films.
  5. If a performance or film is NOT listed in a category, you are allowed to do a write-in at the bottom of the category. If you write a film or performance in that IS listed, then the vote DOES NOT count.
  6. Voting will be open until Friday, February 1, 2013. Nominees will be announced on February 3, 2013 on the Awards Circuit Power Hour!

This is one of my favorite things about the Awards Circuit and I hope our readers take it as seriously as I think you all do. Spread the word, create FYC advertisements (which you can place on our Facebook page, as well as on our site), and do everything you can to get your favorite films and performances recognized.

The Awards Circuit Staff has constructed the 1st Annual Circuit Awards, comprised of all the writers. The full nominees are listed below and we always welcome your feedback on some of the choices. Also, the Davis Awards (Editor Choices of the Year) nominations are still underway and will be fully announced by February 1. Check those out as well.

Happy Voting!

CIRCUIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

masterBest Motion Picture

  • Amour
  • Argo
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • Lincoln
  • Looper
  • The Master
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

  • Ben Affleck – Argo
  • Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
  • Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Michael Haneke – Amour
  • Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Rises

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
  • Jean-Louis Tringnant – Amour

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jenn Harris – Gayby
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Robert DeNiro – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Dwight Henry – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams – The Master
  • Doona Bae – Cloud Atlas
  • Ann Dowd – Compliance
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

Best Original Screenplay

  • Michael Haneke – Amour
  • Rian Johnson – Looper
  • Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
  • Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola – Moonrise Kingdom
  • Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Chris Terrio – Argo
  • Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Tony Kushner – Lincoln
  • Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Animated Feature

  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Amour
  • Chico & Rita
  • Holy Motors
  • The Raid: Redemption
  • Rust & Bone

Best Documentary Feature

  • Central Park Five
  • Chasing Ice
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • The Imposter
  • The Invisible War

Best Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat – Argo
  • Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer – Cloud Atlas
  • Mychael Danna – Life of Pi
  • Jonny Greenwood – The Master

Best Original Song

  • Django Unchained – “Freedom”
  • Django Unchained – “Who Did That to You?”
  • Skyfall – “Skyfall”
  • Snow White & the Huntsman – “Breath of Life”
  • This is 40 – “Dull Tool”

Best Cinematography

  • Wally Pfister – The Dark Knight Rises
  • Claudio Miranda – Life of Pi
  • Mihai Malamaire, Jr. – The Master
  • Roger Deakins – Skyfall
  • Greig Fraser – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Production Design

  • Anna Karenina
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln
  • The Master
  • Prometheus

Best Costume Design

  • Anna Karenina
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln
  • The Master

Best Makeup

  • Holy Motors
  • Lincoln
  • Looper

Best Film Editing

  • Argo
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • Looper
  • The Master
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Visual Effects

  • The Avengers
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Life of Pi
  • Prometheus

Best Sound Design

  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Cast Ensemble

  • The Avengers
  • Lincoln
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Breakthrough Performance

  • Doona Bae – Cloud Atlas
  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Tom Holland – The Impossible
  • Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Body of Work

  • Alexandre Desplat
  • John Goodman
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Channing Tatum

Comment and discuss!