Satellite Awards 2012

December 17th, 2012 - Graham Eley

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ was the only film to receive best film, director, actor and actress nominations for the International Press Academy’s Satellite Awards.  Other major award season contenders, ‘Argo’, ‘Lincoln’ & ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, joined outside bet, ‘The Sessions’ in receiving nominations for best film and director.  ‘The Master’ missed out in both categories but with Joaquin Phoenix, as lead actor, and Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, in supporting roles, all bagging acting nominations, it’s an outcome that could prefigure the Oscars.  ‘Amour’, ‘Caesar Must Die’ and ‘Pieta’, winners of the top prizes at Cannes, Berlin & Venice respectively, all received nominations for best international film.





Best Film


• Argo

• Beasts of the Southern Wild

• Les Misérables

• Life of Pi

• Lincoln

• Moonrise Kingdom

• The Sessions

• Silver Linings Playbook

• Skyfall

• Zero Dark Thirty



Best Director


• Ben Affleck, Argo

• Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

• Kim Ki-Duk, Pieta

• Ben Lewin, The Sessions

• David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

• Steven Spielberg, Lincoln



Best Actress


• Laura Birn, Purge

• Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

• Emilie Dequenne, Our Children

• Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina

• Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

• Laura Linney, Hyde Park on Hudson

• Emmanuelle Riva, Amour



Best Actor


• Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

• Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

• John Hawkes, The Sessions

• Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

• Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

• Omar Sy, The Intouchables

• Denzel Washington, Flight



Best Actress in a Supporting Role


• Amy Adams, The Master

• Samantha Barks, Les Misérables

• Judi Dench, Skyfall

• Helene Florent, Café De Flore

• Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

• Helen Hunt, The Sessions



Best Actor in a Supporting Role


• Javier Bardem, Skyfall

• Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

• John Goodman, Argo

• Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

• Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

• Eddie Redmayne, Les Misérables



Best Original Screenplay


• Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

• Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

• Roman Coppola & Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom

• John Gatins, Flight

• Kim Ki-Duk, Pieta

• Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache, The Intouchables



Best Adapted Screenplay


• Ben Lewin, The Sessions

• Tony Kushner, John Logan & Paul Webb, Lincoln

• David Magee, Life of Pi

• David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

• Tom Stoppard, Anna Karenina

• Chris Terrio, Argo



Best International Film


• Amour

• Beyond the Hills

• Caesar Must Die

• The Intouchables

• Kon-Tiki

• Our Children

• Pieta

• A Royal Affair

• War Witch



Best Animated or Mixed Media Film


• Brave

• Frankenweenie

• Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

• Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

• ParaNorman

• Rise of the Guardians

• Wreck-It Ralph



Best Documentary


• Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

• The Central Park Five

• Chasing Ice

• The Gatekeepers

• Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

• The Pruitt-Igoe, Myth

• Searching for Sugar Man

• West of Memphis

On a good day for ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, David O. Russell’s comedy drama won best film, director, actor (Bradley Cooper) and actress (Jennifer Lawrence) at the 17th Annual Satellite Awards.  It coincides with the film’s sweeping success with the Detroit Film Critics Society, having previously gone through the awards season without a best film win.  Satellite also followed Detroit in awarding best supporting actress to strong Oscar contender, Anne Hathaway (Les Misérable).  There was a surprise in the best actors’ category, though, were Javier Bardem won for his performance in ‘Skyfall’.


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