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Moonrise Kingdom Leads St. Louis Film Critics Nominations


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)
  • Ann Dowd (Compliance)
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
  • Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
  • Emma Watson (Perks of Being A Wallflower)

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Cabin in the Woods (Joss 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)
  • Life of Pi (David Magee)
  • Lincoln (Tony Kushner)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
  • 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

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Django Unchained
  • 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
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Ted
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Art-House or Festival Film (for artistic excellence in art-house cinema, limited to films that played at film festivals or film series or those that had a limited-release here, playing one or two cinemas).

  • Bernie
  • Compliance
  • The Fairy
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Sleepwalk with Me
  • Take This Waltz

Best Scene (favorite movie scene or sequence).

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

“The Artist” Named Best Picture, Director, Rooney Mara Best Actress By St. Louis Film Critics

Best Film
The Artist
runner-up: The Descendants

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
runner-up: Terrence Malick (Tree of Life)

Best Actor
George Clooney (The Descendants)
runner-up: Ryan Gosling (Drive)

Best Actress
Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
runners-up – tied: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks (Drive)
runner-up: Alan Rickman (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2)

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)
runners-up – tied: Octavia Spencer (The Help) and Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
runner-up: Will Reiser (50/50)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Kaui Hart Hemmings (novel) for The Descendants
runner-up: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin and Michael Lewis (book) for Moneyball

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Tree Of Life)
runners-up – tied: Jeff Cronenweth (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
and Janusz Kaminski (War Horse)

Best Visual Effects
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
runner-up: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Best Music
The Artist
runner-up: Drive

Best Foreign-Language Film
13 Assassins
runner-up: Winter in Wartime

Best Documentary
Being Elmo
runner-up: Tabloid

Best Comedy
runner-up: Midnight In Paris

Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin
runner-up: Rango

Best Art-House or Festival Film
– for artistic excellence in quality art-house cinema, limited to films that played at film festivals or film series here or those that had a limited-release here, playing one or two cinemas.
We Need To Talk About Kevin
runner-up: Win Win

Best Scene
– favorite movie scene or sequence
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: the opening credits
runner-up: The Artist: the dance scene finale