Folks, the Online Film Critics Society has given out its annual awards, and the organisation's members have given a special prize, one of three, to the For The Love Of Film Blogathon, comprising Marilyn Ferdinand, Farran Smith Nehme, and myself, in conjunction with Fandor and the National Film Preservation Foundation (with special regard for Annette Melville), for work in promoting film preservation, specifically in aiding in the restoration and presentation of The White Shadow.
The other two special prizes went to Ennio Morricone for a lifetime of great film composition, and to Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb for their work in making and successfully bringing to an international audience This Is Not a Film in defiance of Iran’s government authorities.
As for the awards proper, the spread went thus:
Best Picture: Argo
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Best Original Screenplay: Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Skyfall
Best Editing: Alexander Berner, Cloud Atlas
Best Animated Feature: ParaNorman
Best Film Not in the English Language: Holy Motors
Best Documentary: This Is Not a Film