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2012 was a year dominated by franchise heavyweights, best exemplified by The Avengers, the Marvel tentpole that racked up a staggering amount of nominations, including both Best Picture and Coolest Picture. Other contenders such as the latest and perhaps the most critically praised James Bond film of all time, Skyfall and Quentin Tarantino’s latest revenge fantasy, Django Unchained managed all copious nominations across the board. But it was a smaller, more personal film that rose above them all, according to the Silver Lenas voters, and that was the ode to 60′s youthful love, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.
This year’s awards is also notable for not one or two, but three, ties for awards in the categories of Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Credit Sequence(s), and Worst Actress!
This Years Big Winnere (for films shown in Toronto, Canada in 2012):
10 Awards – Moonrise Kingdom
Overtaking heavy competition, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom pulled of an impressive 10 wins this year. It picked up Best Film as well as Best Director/and Original Screenplay Awards for Wes Anderson. The voters were also pleased with it’s vision of the early 1960′s, giving it awards for Art Direction & Set Design as well as for Best History. And in appreciation of Wes Anderson’s enduring quirkiness, the film also scored a tie for Best Credit Sequence (with Skyfall) and the enviable “Jon Bunnyman” Award For Artistic Excellence Though The Intentional And Judicious Use Of Bad Writing
8 Awards – Despite leading the nominations with 27, The Avengers managed only 8 wins, but that was enough for a second place tie (in a year of ties) with the other runner up, James Bond 23, Skyfall. The Avengers was voted the Coolest Film of the year, and won for Joss Whedon both the Coolest Director Award and a Best Adapted Screenplay Award (shared with Life of Pi‘s David Magee). Along with those awards, the film also managed a Best Vehicle Award (for the S.H.E.I.L.D Helicarrier) as well as the coveted “Jackie Chan” Award for Bestest Goodness by managing to make the Hulk actually entertaining in this go around.
8 Awards - Skyfall impressed the voters enough to vault it up to a second place tie with the Avengers. Perennial favorite, Daniel Craig scored a Coolest Actor Award for his performance Bond, and a Sexiest Sexiness award (shared with co-stare Naomie Harris). Outgoing M, Judi Dench also picked up a Best Actress Award. Not to be ignored on the technical side, the film also earned a Best Credit Sequence (shared with Moonrise Kingdom) as well as a “Bullet Connection” Award for best chase sequence(s).
Other 2010 notable winners:
5 Awards – Django Unchained
The voters enjoyed Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western styled film enough to hand Christoph Waltz another 2 Silver Lenas (Best Actor & Best Buddy Act (shared with co-star Jamie Foxx)), as well as a Best Villain award for Samuel Jackson.
5 Awards – John Carter
Reviled as one of the worst box office bombs in history, John Carter received notable appreciation from the voters, including a Most Underrated Film Award and Best Visual Effects. They also noted the terribly mismanaged marketing campaign that helped lead to it’s box office disaster with a “Stevey Seagull” Award for Greatest Movie Monstrosity of the Year.
4 Awards - Battleship
Yes, the nonsensical film ostensibly based on the cheesy board game unsurprisingly turned out to be the most reviled film of the year, earning both Worst Film and Worst Actor & Worst Actress (shared with Snow White and the Huntsman) Awards, and, along with John Carter, likely derailing Taylor Kitsch’s career for years to com.
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The 32nd SILVER LENAS Movie Awards
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