My Own Damn Movie Awards for 2012

Note: It’s been quite a long time since I’ve posted and this particular post has been sitting in my draft box for over a year. Original post date was suppose to be sometime in January 2013, so just keep that in mind if you’re reading. Figure I’d finish it off and send it out since I’ll be pushing a 2013 list out soon.

It’s another year of to give out My Own Damn Movie Awards. Let’s see where it all landed for me this year.

10 Best Pictures of 2012

  1. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Visuals, Best Sound)
  2. Silver Linings Playbook
  3. Zero Dark Thirty
  4. Rust and Bone
  5. Django Unchained
  6. Argo
  7. Looper
  8. The Cabin in the Woods
  9. Sleepwalk With Me
  10. Safety Not Guaranteed

Notable others include The Avengers, Killing Them Softly, The Master, Promised Land, The Raid: Redemption, and Seven Psychopaths.

Best Actress

  1. Quvenzhané Wallis РBeasts of the Southern Wild
  2. Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  3. Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
  4. Aubrey Plaza – Safety Not Guaranteed
  5. Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor

  1. Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
  2. Dwight Henry – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  3. Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  4. Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  5. Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained

Cabin in the Woods was just a stellar meta-horror satire. Argo was practically flawless. Silver Linings Playbook was a welcomed surprise in every way. 2012 was just a great year for movies, which makes this year’s best speak absolute volumes.

Beasts of the Southern Wild is a rare flick that’s so immediately engaging and incredibly original from start to finish. This is one where you got to walk away from it thankful you were allowed to follow Hushpuppy’s experience. It greets you with open arms and makes you want to revisit it time and time again. Welcome to the bathtub.