'Django Unchained' lands eight St. Louis film critics nods

Posted by · 7:18 am · December 11th, 2012

As we wait for the BFCA news to drop, the St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association has tossed its hat into the ring with a list of nominations as well. It’s nice to see that Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” registered so well, landing eight nominations. Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” was also a favorite from the group, as well as fellow indie “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Check out the full list below and, well, you know — The Circuit.

Best Picture
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Director
Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Wes Anderson, “Moonrise Kingdom”
Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Jamie Foxx, “Django Unchained”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Aubrey Plaza, “Safety Not Guaranteed”
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
John Goodman, “Argo”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
William H. Macy, “The Sessions”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
Bruce Willis, “Moonrise Kingdom”

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Ann Dowd, “Compliance”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Emma Watson, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Best Adapted Screenplay
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Life of Pi”
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Original Screenplay
“The Cabin in the Woods”
“Django Unchained”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Seven Psychopaths”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Cinematography
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Cloud Atlas”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“The Master”

Best Visual Effects
“The Avengers”
“Cloud Atlas”
“Life of Pi”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Music Score/Soundtrack
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Cloud Atlas”
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“Django Unchained”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Not Fade Away”

Best Animated Film
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Best Foreign Language Film
“The Fairy”
“Holy Motors”
“The Intouchables”
“The Kid with a Bike”

Best Documentary
“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”
“How to Survive a Plague”
“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”
“Searching for Sugar Man”

Best Comedy
“The Cabin in the Woods”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Seven Psychopaths”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Best Arthouse or Festival Film
“The Fairy”
“Safety Not Guaranteed”
“Sleepwalk with Me”
“Take This Waltz”

Best Scene
“Beasts of the Southern Wild – The hurricane (and Wink shooting at it)
“Django Unchained” – the “bag head” bag/mask problems scene
“Flight” – The plane crash
“Hitchcock” – Anthony Hopkins in lobby conducting to music/audience”s reaction during “Psycho” shower scene
“The Impossible” – Opening tsunami scene
“The Master” – The first “processing” questioning scene between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix

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