'Silver Linings Playbook' rules the Satellite Awards

Posted by · 4:39 am · December 17th, 2012

As I’ve said before, I don’t know a lot about the International Press Academy, which quietly holds the Satellite Awards every year, but I’ve gathered this much: they really, really like “Silver Linings Playbook.” At last night’s ceremony, David O. Russell’s pleasantly frayed romantic comedy won Best Picture, Director and Film Editing, as well as the top two acting prizes for stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

One of the few major categories it didn’t scoop was Best Adapted Screenplay, which went to “Life of Pi” — Ang Lee’s FX-heavy meta-fable also won Best Cinematography, but oddly lost the Best Visual Effects award to “Flight.” As their unusual slate of nominees already showed, the Satellites don’t generally follow the herd: Javier Bardem took Best Supporting Actor, while two films, neither of them “Amour,” tied in the foreign -language race. Still, even they couldn’t resist Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables,” which, with two extra trophies for its aural elements, ended up the night’s second-biggest winner. Full list of winners after the jump, with everything else at The Circuit..  

Best Picture: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director: David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Adapted Screenplay: David Magee, “Life of Pi” 

Best Foreign Language Film: (tie) “The Intouchables” and “Pieta”

Best Documentary: “Chasing Ice”

Best Animated or Mixed-Media Film: “Rise of the Guardians”  

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, “Life of Pi”

Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, “Lincoln”

Best Costume Design: Manon Rasmussen, “A Royal Affair”

Best Film Editing: Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, “Argo”

Best Original Song: Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boubil and Herbert Kretzmer, “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”

Best Sound: “Les Misérables” 

Best Visual Effects: “Flight” 

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