Saturday, December 22, 2012

Alliance of Women Film Journalists' 2012 EDA Awards – nominees

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced their nominations for the 2012 AWFJ EDA Awards. The EDAs are named in honor of AWFJ founder Jennifer Merin’s mother, stage, film and television actress Eda Reiss Merin, and is an acronym for "Excellent Dynamic Activism."

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty dominates the nominees as it has done with most awards up until now. It received ten nominations including Best Film, Best Director, Best Woman Director, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), and Best Screenplay.

Ben Affleck's Argo followed with eight nominations, while Steven Spielberg's Lincoln nabbed seven. Both received nominations for Best Film, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists will announce the 2012 AWFJ EDA Awards winners on January 7, 2013.

Complete list of nominations for the 2012 AWFJ EDA Awards

Best Film
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin, Argo
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Adapted Screenplay
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Editing
Cloud Atlas
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Cinematography
Life of Pi
The Master

Best Film Music Or Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Film

Best Non-English-Language Film
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone

Best Documentary
The Gatekeepers
The Imposter
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Ensemble Cast
Silver Linings Playbook

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS (for women only)

Best Woman Director
Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz
Andrea Arnold, Wuthering Heights
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Woman Screenwriter
Lucy Alibar (with Benh Zeitlin), Beasts of the Southern Wild
Ava DuVernay, Middle of Nowhere
Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks
Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star
Gina Carano, Haywire
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games

Best Animated Female
Merida (Kelly Macdonald), Brave
Tooth (Isla Fisher), Rise of the Guardians
Vanellope (Sara Silverman), Wreck-It Ralph

Best Breakthrough Performance
Samantha Barks, Les Misérables
Ann Dowd, Compliance
Alicia Vikander, A Royal Affair
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Judi Dench, Skyfall
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism -- Female Icon Award
Presented to an actress for the portrayal of the most positive female role model, or for a role in which she takes personal and/or career risks to plumb the female psyche and therefore gives us courage to plumb our own, and/or for putting forth the image of a woman who is heroic, accomplished, persistent, demands her rights and/or the rights of others.
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Judi Dench, Skyfall

Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry
Presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner-making, record-breaking, industry-changing achievement during any given year — such as Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Director Oscar win, or for an actress having multiple outstanding films released during one year.
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook
Women Documentary Filmmakers, including Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Detropia), Lauren -Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles), Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry) and Sarah Burns (The Central Park Five)


AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award
Sean Anders, That’s My Boy
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Dictator
Gabriele Muccino, Playing For Keeps

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
Katherine Heigl, One For The Money
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Reese Witherspoon, This Means War

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Les Misérables

Unforgettable Moment Award
Argo (The runway chase)
Flight (Crash sequence)
Les Misérables (Anne Hathaway as Fantine singing I Dreamed A Dream)
Rust and Bone (Marion Cotillard as Stephanie dancing in the wheelchair)
Zero Dark Thirty (Jessica Chastain as Maya says, I’m the mother…)

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction
Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson)
Rust and Bone (Marion Cotillard)
The Sessions (Helen Hunt and John Hawkes)

Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award
The Amazing Spider-Man
Red Dawn
Total Recall

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award
Flight (Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly…and Nadine Velazquez)
Seeking a Friend For the End of the World (Steve Carell and Keira Knightley)
Silver Linings Playbook (Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence)

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