The 1st Annual Cinemaniac Awards – Winners

As of today, the nominees are final, and they will change no longer.  It’s kind of silly and downright cruel to confiscate an award from one film and give it to another because you just saw one that was slightly better.  So because the awards aren’t changing, they ain’t changin’ no more either.
So here we go:

Best Picture

The Nominees:

Chico & Rita
Les Misérables
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Prometheus

And the Award goes to…

Moonrise Kingdom

Best Director

The Nominees:

Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Ralph Fiennes, “Coriolanus”
Tom Hooper, “Les Misérables”

And the Award goes to…

Tom Hooper, “Les Misérables”

Best Animated Feature

The Nominees:

A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Wreck-It Ralph

And the Award goes to…

Chico & Rita

Best Actor

The Nominees:

Anthony Hopkins, “Hitchcock”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables”
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Ralph Fiennes, “Coriolanus”

And the Award goes to…

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress

The Nominees:

Gina Carano, “Haywire”
Judi Dench, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Noomi Rapace, “Prometheus”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”

And the Award goes to…

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Supporting Actor

The Nominees:

Fran Kranz, “The Cabin in the Woods”
Ice Cube, “21 Jump Street”
James D’Arcy, “Hitchcock”
Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”
Sacha Baron Cohen, “Les Misérables”

And the Award goes to…

Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”

Best Supporting Actress

The Nominees:

Anne Hathaway, “The Dark Knight Rises”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Maggie Smith, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Scarlett Johansson, “Hitchcock”
Shirley MacLaine, “Bernie”

And the Award goes to…

Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

Best Screenplay

The Nominees:

“The Cabin in the Woods” – original screenplay written by Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon
“Lincoln” – based on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin; adapted screenplay written by Tony Kushner
“Looper” – original screenplay written by Rian Johnson
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” – based on the book of the same name by Stephen Chbosky; adapted screenplay written by Chbosky
“Zero Dark Thirty” – original screenplay written by Mark Boal

And the Award goes to…

“The Cabin in the Woods” – original screenplay by Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon

Best Cinematography

The Nominees:

Ben Davis, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Steven Soderbergh (under the pseudonym “Peter Andrews”), “Haywire”
Danny Cohen, “Les Misérables”
Claudio Miranda, “Life of Pi”
Robert Yeoman, “Moonrise Kingdom”

And the Award goes to…

Robert Yeoman, “Moonrise Kingdom”

Best Costume Design

The Nominees:

Bojana Nikitovic, “Coriolanus”
Lindy Hemming, “The Dark Knight Rises”
Julie Weiss, “Hitchcock”
Paco Delgado, “Les Misérables”
Joanna Johnston, “Lincoln”

And the Award goes to…

Lindy Hemming, “The Dark Knight Rises”

Best Editing

The Nominees:

Steven Soderbergh (under the pseudonym “Mary Ann Bernard”), “Haywire”
Christopher S. Capp and Stephen Mirrione & Juliette Welfling, “The Hunger Games”
Melanie Oliver and Chris Dickens, “Les Misérables”
Pietro Scalia, “Prometheus”
Stuart Baird, “Skyfall”

And the Award goes to…

Steven Soderbergh, “Haywire”

Best Original Music

The Nominees:

Hans Zimmer, “The Dark Knight Rises”
John Williams, “Lincoln”
Nathan Johnson, “Looper”
Marc Streitenfeld, “Prometheus”
Thomas Newman, “Skyfall”

And the Award goes to…

John Williams, “Lincoln”

Best Effects

The Nominees:

“The Dark Knight Rises”
“Looper”
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
“Prometheus”
“Skyfall”

And the Award goes to…

“Skyfall”

Best Ensemble/All-Star Performance

The Nominees:

“Haywire” – Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas
“Les Misérables” – Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter
“Moonrise Kingdom” – Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Harvey Keitel

And the Award goes to…

“Moonrise Kingdom”

Best Debut/Breakthrough Performance

The Nominees:

Gina Carano, “Haywire”
Samantha Barks, “Les Misérables”
Sophie Nélisse, “Monsieur Lazhar”
Jared Gilman, “Moonrise Kingdom”
Kara Hayward, “Moonrise Kingdom”

And the Award goes to…

Kara Hayward, “Moonrise Kingdom”

Best Quote

The Nominees:

“Everything will be all right in the end and if it’s not all right, it’s not yet the end.” –Dev Patel in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
-“You dumb bitch!” -“Nobody ever accused me of being dumb!” –exchange between Ben Mendelsohn and Anne Hathaway in “The Dark Knight Rises”
“Good evening.” –Anthony Hopkins in “Hitchcock”
“What kind of bird are you?” –Jared Gilman in “Moonrise Kingdom”
“You lie to me. I hurt you.” –Jason Clarke in “Zero Dark Thirty”

And the Award goes to…

“Good evening.” –Anthony Hopkins in “Hitchcock”

Best “Worst Movie”

The Nominees:

Casa de mi Padre
John Carter
Rock of Ages

And the Award goes to…

Casa de mi Padre

Best Onscreen Group

The Nominees:

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, “The Campaign”
Chris Diamantopoulos and Sean Hayes & Will Sasso, “The Three Stooges”
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street”

And the Award goes to…

Chris Diamantopoulos and Sean Hayes & Will Sasso, “The Three Stooges”

Best Sequel/Prequel/Remake/Reboot

The Nominees:

“The Amazing Spider-Man” – reboot/remake of Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy (2002-2007)
“The Dark Knight Rises” – sequel to “The Dark Knight” (2008)
“Prometheus” – prequel to “Alien” (1979)
“Skyfall” – sequel to “Quantum of Solace” (2008)
“21 Jump Street” – reboot of the TV series “21 Jump Street” (1987-1991)

And the Award goes to…

“Prometheus”

Best Open Door to a Sequel

The Nominees:

The Amazing Spider-Man
Haywire
Prometheus
Skyfall
21 Jump Street

And the Award goes to…

Haywire

Thank you, everyone for reading! Don’t forget the Oscars are on this coming Sunday!

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8 thoughts on “The 1st Annual Cinemaniac Awards – Winners

  1. Solid picks. The only major disagreement I have is Tom Hooper. I didn’t find Les Miserables to be a well directed film and I would say Kathryn Bigelow and Ang Lee did better jobs. Other than that I like your choices, especially with Moonrise Kingdom. I hope it’ll get some appreciation come Oscar night.

    • I hated Snow White and the Huntsman. The visuals impressed me, but I feel that’s all that was really worked on. I think it’s kind of cheating to give a movie a nod for Best Effects when it’s clear that’s all it wants. I must admit, though, if it were a nominee, it would have won.

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