Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Alliance of Women Film Journalists' 2012 EDA Awards – winners

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced their winners 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 led the winners, just as it had led the nominations. It won eight of its ten nods including Best Film, Best Director, Best Woman Director, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), and Best Original Screenplay.

Beasts of the Southern Wild was next with three awards, winning Best Film Music Or Score, Best Woman Screenwriter (Lucy Alibar), and Best Breakthrough Performance (Quvenzhané Wallis).

Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actres for Les Misérables and shared the Unforgettable Moment Award with Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty.

Nominations for the 2012 AWFJ EDA Awards

Complete list of winners for the 2012 AWFJ EDA Awards

Best Film
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Original Screenplay
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Editing
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Cinematography
Life of Pi

Best Film Music Or Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Animated Film

Best Non-English-Language Film

Best Documentary
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Ensemble Cast
Silver Linings Playbook

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS (for women only)

Best Woman Director
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Woman Screenwriter
Lucy Alibar (with Benh Zeitlin), Beasts of the Southern Wild

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games

Best Animated Female
Merida (Kelly Macdonald), Brave

Best Breakthrough Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Judi Dench, Skyfall

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

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.
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

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

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t
Anna Karenina

Unforgettable Moment Award
Les Misérables (Anne Hathaway as Fantine singing I Dreamed A Dream)
Zero Dark Thirty (Jessica Chastain as Maya says, I’m the mother…)

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction
The Sessions (Helen Hunt and John Hawkes)

Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award
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)

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