Ben Affleck's "Argo" Wins Big at St. Louis Film Critics Awards 


More love for Ben Affleck's "Argo!" The fantastic movie won Best Film and Best Director at the recently announced St. Louis Film Critics Awards. My favorite category though is the Best Scene where there's a 4-way tie between "Django Unchained," "Hitchcock," "The Impossible," and "The Master."

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2012 St. Louis Film Critics Awards. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

BEST FILM
*** Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST DIRECTOR
*** Ben Affleck (Argo)
Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

BEST ACTOR
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
*** Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)

BEST ACTRESS
*** Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin (Argo)
John Goodman (Argo)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
William H. Macy (The Sessions)
*** Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Bruce Willis (Moonrise Kingdom)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams (The Master)
*** (tie) Ann Dowd (Compliance)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
*** (tie) Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Emma Watson (Perks of Being A Wallflower)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Cabin in the Woods (Josh Whedon and Drew Goddard)
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola)
Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh)
*** Zero Dark Thirty (Mark Boal )

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Argo (Chris Terrio)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin)
*** (tie) Life of Pi (David Magee)
Lincoln (Tony Kushner)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
*** (tie) Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Ben Richardson)
Cloud Atlas (Frank Griebe and John Toll)
Django Unchained (Robert Richardson)
Life of Pi (Claudio Miranda)
The Master (Mihai Malaimare Jr.)
*** Skyfall (Roger Deakins)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
*** Life of Pi
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

BEST MUSIC SCORE/SOUNDTRACK
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
*** (tie) Django Unchained
*** (tie) Moonrise Kingdom

Not Fade Away

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Fairy
Headhunters
Holy Motors
*** The Intouchables
The Kid With A Bike

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry
Bully
How To Survive A Plague
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
*** Searching for Sugar Man

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
*** Wreck-It Ralph

BEST COMEDY
The Cabin in the Woods
*** (tie) Moonrise Kingdom
Seven Psychopaths
*** (tie) Ted
Wreck-It Ralph

BEST ARTHOUSE OR FESTIVAL FILM
Bernie
*** (tie) Compliance
The Fairy
*** (tie) Safety Not Guaranteed
Sleepwalk with Me
Take This Waltz

BEST SCENE
Beasts of the Southern Wild – The hurricane (and Wink shooting at it)
*** (4-way tie) Django Unchained – The “bag head” bag/mask problems scene
Flight – The plane crash
*** (4-way tie) Hitchcock – Anthony Hopkins in lobby conducting to music/audience’s reaction during “Psycho” shower scene
*** (4-way tie) The Impossible – Opening tsunami scene
*** (4-way tie) The Master – The first “processing” questioning scene between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix


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