Awards Circuit Community Awards goes big for ‘Lincoln’ and ‘Perks’

ACCA imageProbably our longtime readers favorite time of the year, the Awards Circuit Community Awards for Year 2012 had their nominees announced on this week’s “Power Hour.”  With the public vote making some interesting choices, a nice, eclectic variety of nominees were chosen.  Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads with eleven nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.  Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty nabbed seven nominations for Picture, Director, and Lead Actress for Jessica Chastain.  Also with seven nominations, Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables capturing Best Actor, Supporting Actress, and Best Picture.

Many films managed six nominations in total including Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained that managed a Supporting Actor nomination for Leonardo DiCaprio, the most nominated actor in ACCA history.  Stephen Chbosky’s homage to high school was well-received as The Perks of Being a Wallflower not only landed Best Motion Picture but also three acting nominations for Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson respectively.

David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook also captured three acting nominations for Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro along with a Cast Ensemble nomination.  As the momentum picks up for Ben Affleck’s Argo in the Oscar world, the film captured a modest five nominations for Picture, Director, Screenplay, Editing, and Cast Ensemble.  

ACCA final voting will open on Friday and be open for one week.  The winners will be announced on the February 17 episode of the Awards Circuit Power Hour!  Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Motion Picture
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Achievement in Directing
Ben Affleck – Argo
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert DeNiro – Silver Linings Playbook
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Ezra Miller – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams – The Master
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Emma Watson – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
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
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Documentary Feature
The Central Park Five
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Foreign Language Film
Holy Motors
The Hunt
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust & Bone

Best Production Design
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Django Unchained
Les Miserables

Best Cinematography
Ben Richardson – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Claudio Miranda – Life of Pi
Mihai Malamaire, Jr. – The Master
Roger Deakins – Skyfall
Greig Fraser – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Django Unchained
Les Miserables

Best Film Editing
Cloud Atlas
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Original Score
Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer – Cloud Atlas
Mychael Danna – Life of Pi
John Williams – Lincoln
Jonny Greenwood – The Master

Best Sound
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Les Miserables
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Visual Effects
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
Life of Pi

Best Cast Ensemble
Les Miserables
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Silver Linings Playbook

Discuss the nominations!  Who are you rooting for?  Who got left off?

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