Oscars 2012 Update: BFC (Broadcast Film Critics Association) Awards

The BFCA Awards (aka Critic’s Choice Awards) were last night. This is quietly one of the best groups at predicting the Oscars. We’ll get into that specifically with each of the individual categories, but for now – it is.

So they were announced last night, and already we have some insight as to what’s gonna happen on Oscar night.

My guess is nobody really paid any attention to these awards, since they’re not very high profile, and I don’t think people are really onto these as a major Oscar prognosticator, so I’m gonna remind you of the nominees before I tell you what won, since I know you forgot them on top of all that other stuff.

Here are the winners of the 2012 BFCA Awards: 

Best Picture


Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Misérables

Life of Pi


The Master

Moonrise Kingdom

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Nice list, right? That was basically my Best Picture list right there. The Master and Moonrise didn’t make it, and Amour got on. So it’s mostly your Best Picture list. (Again, though – notice how close they are.) Oh, right, I’m stalling:

Winner: Argo

This is big news. Everyone basically figured Argo was out of it, not having gotten a Best Director nomination yesterday, but guess what, people? It still has a chance. This might just be one of those crazy years where everything is thrown out the window.

Why? Because – here are all the BFCA Best Picture winners, going back to 1995, when they started handing out the awards:

  • 2011 – The Artist
  • 2010 – The Social Network
  • 2009 – The Hurt Locker
  • 2008 – Slumdog Millionaire
  • 2007 – No Country for Old Men
  • 2006 – The Departed
  • 2005 – Brokeback Mountain
  • 2004 – Sideways
  • 2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • 2002 – Chicago
  • 2001 – A Beautiful Mind
  • 2000 – Gladiator
  • 1999 – American Beauty
  • 1998 – Saving Private Ryan
  • 1997 – L.A. Confidential
  • 1996 – Fargo
  • 1995 – Sense and Sensibility

Notice anything there? When they don’t hit the nail right on the head, they pick the film that was right there for Best Picture, that most people felt was the best choice (for the most part… I’m not on board with 2004, but…) to have won that year. Of course, had they had a slightly more immaculate record than they do, then people might take Argo’s chances at Best Picture more seriously. But as it is – that’s pretty fucking convincing, isn’t it? That tells me you can’t throw it out entirely until it loses.

Best Director

Ben Affleck, Argo

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Tom Hooper, Les Misérables

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Well shit… this isn’t even close to the Oscars list.

Winner: Ben Affleck, Argo 

Well shit… that poses a bit of a problem, now don’nt it?

I’ll save you the trouble – it matched their Best Picture choice for most years. They got all the winners of the Oscar between 2005 and last year, save Fincher in ’09. They picked Scorsese in ’04, and Spielberg in ’02. Every other year they got correct. EVERY other year.


Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

They got their cake and got to eat it too, by nominating all six major contenders.

Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln

Shocker, I know. But…

  • 2011 – George Clooney, The Descendants
  • 2010 – Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
  • 2009 – Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
  • 2008 – Sean Penn, Mystic River
  • 2007 – Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
  • 2006 – Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
  • 2005 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
  • 2004 – Jamie Foxx, Ray
  • 2003 – Sean Penn, Mystic River
  • 2002 – Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt & Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
  • 2001 – Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind
  • 2000 – Russell Crowe, Gladiator
  • 1999 – Russell Crowe, The Insider
  • 1998 – Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters & Apt Pupil
  • 1997 – Jack Nicholson, As Good as It Gets
  • 1996 – Geoffrey Rush, Shine
  • 1995 – Kevin Bacon, Murder in the First

Keep in mind that they didn’t nominate a full five until 2003. And I don’t have nominees from 2000 or earlier. Also, damn, you think they like Russell Crowe? (Though admittedly he did kind of deserve that award for at least two of those performances.) Oh, and – fucking love the Kevin Bacon win! Love that movie.

Anyway – the only real times they were wrong since 1996 – two of them are a foreigner coming in and charming the Oscar voters, one of them is Russell Crowe possibly fucking shit up for himself and the whole “give it to a black person” thing, one the Oscar winner wasn’t even nominated (and who actually thought Adrien Brody anyway?), and then Crowe again, losing to Spacey. So they’re right on the money here, and this tells me there’s NO WAY that Daniel Day-Lewis loses this award. None. My vote is cast  (oh, this is not gonna get old until the Oscars are over) NOW! NOW! NOW!

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Note to self: They fucking know what they’re doing. Listen to them for the Oscar category. (Though I guess I kind of did, anyway. If I changed my prediction in time, I’d have had Riva on there.)

So who do you think won?

Winner: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

This changes things. A lot of people figured it was between her and Lawrence, and Riva up there too, but this changes things. I won’t fully believe it until I see SAG go for it as well, but – it’s something. Let’s see how much Willy Loman (Note: Attention must be paid) there is to this:

  • 2011 – Viola Davis, The Help
  • 2010 – Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  • 2009 – Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side & Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia
  • 2008 – Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married & Meryl Streep, Doubt
  • 2007 – Julie Christie, Away from Her
  • 2006 – Helen Mirren, The Queen
  • 2005 – Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
  • 2004 – Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
  • 2003 – Charlize Theron, Monster
  • 2002 – Julianne Moore, Far from Heaven
  • 2001 – Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom
  • 2000 – Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich
  • 1999 – Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry
  • 1998 – Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
  • 1997 – Helena Bonham Carter, The Wings of the Dove
  • 1996 – Frances McDormand, Fargo
  • 1995 – Nicole Kidman, To Die For

Again, no five nominees before 2003. Also, what this tells me – they can’t pick the tight ones. And this, to me, reeks of a tight one. Jennifer Lawrence could flat out win the Oscar and we’d put this in the same category as Viola Davis/Meryl Streep, Julie Christie/Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore/Nicole Kidman, Sissy Spacek/Halle Berry, etc. So I’m not sold at all until I see SAG go Chastain too. It helps, but it’s not a sealed deal just yet.

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin, Argo

Javier Bardem, Skyfall

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

Most of your Oscar category is here. Your winner?

Winner: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Interesting. I don’t think we had any clue what to make of this category for the Oscars, so I look at this as more, “Can we trust it?” And I don’t know… can we?

  • 2011 – Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • 2010 – Christian Bale, The Fighter
  • 2009 – Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
  • 2008 – Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
  • 2007 – Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
  • 2006 – Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
  • 2005 – Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
  • 2004 – Thomas Haden Church, Sideways
  • 2003 – Tim Robbins, Mystic River
  • 2002 – Chris Cooper, Adaptation
  • 2001 – Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast
  • 2000 – Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator and Quills
  • 1999 – Michael Clarke Duncan, The Green Mile
  • 1998 – Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan
  • 1997 – Anthony Hopkins, Amistad
  • 1996 – Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry Maguire
  • 1995 – “Kevin Spacey and Ed Harris for several films” (good job, BFCA)

I see a fair amount of them being wrong, even then they did have five nominees. The categories have been easy the past five years. Now it’s not easy no more. They missed 2006, 2005 (and man, how much of an upset was George Clooney that year? Giamatti got SAG, BFCA… I went into Oscar night thinking Clooney had it in the bag), 2004 (but they did sell out on Sideways that year. That’s pretty rare for them). So I don’t know. They have a nice recent run, but most of those were a given. I didn’t need them to tell me that.

So I’m skeptical. I want to see what SAG does before I lean toward Hoffman. Though SAG always goes veteran. (But… most of them are veterans…)

Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Master

Judi Dench, Skyfall

Ann Dowd, Compliance

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Well fucking guess who won here…

Winner: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Not that we need to (since do you buy that anyone else has a shot at this, save maybe Sally Field on the sweep factor), but:

  • 2011 – Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • 2010 – Melissa Leo, The Fighter
  • 2009 – Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
  • 2008 – Kate Winslet, The Reader
  • 2007 – Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
  • 2006 – Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
  • 2005 – Amy Adams, Junebug & Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
  • 2004 – Virginia Madsen, Sideways
  • 2003 – Renée Zellweger, Cold Mountain
  • 2002 – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago
  • 2001 – Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind
  • 2000 – Frances McDormand, Almost Famous and Wonder Boys
  • 1999 – Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted
  • 1998 – Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
  • 1997 – Joan Cusack, In & Out
  • 1996 – Joan Allen, The Crucible
  • 1995 – Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite

Yeah, I think it’s pretty much in the bag, too. But we’ll wait ‘til SAG confirms it.

Best Acting Ensemble


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables


Moonrise Kingdom

Silver Linings Playbook

I kinda like that they separate Picture from “Best Acting All Around.” Anyway…

Winner: Silver Linings Playbook

The film that got nominated in every acting category. Well fucking really…

  • 2011 – The Help
  • 2010 – The Fighter
  • 2009 – Inglourious Basterds
  • 2008 – Milk
  • 2007 – Hairspray
  • 2006 – Little Miss Sunshine
  • 2005 – Crash
  • 2004 – Sideways
  • 2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • 2002 – Chicago
  • 2001 – Gosford Park

Didn’t all of these (save like, one) win SAG Best Ensemble too? Pretty much this should be the “What film will have the most acting nominations/is the most ensemble film” category. This tells me nothing I don’t already know.

Best Original Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

John Gatins, Flight

Rian Johnson, Looper

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Let’s mix it up, starting now. Since at this point, I’m compiling the previous results and the nominees before I actually see who won. So this’ll be a surprise for me too. Let’s see how important the Screenplay winner is before we find out who won…

  • 2011 – Midnight in Paris
  • 2010 – The King’s Speech
  • 2009 – Inglourious Basterds
  • 2008 – Slumdog Millionaire (one award)
  • 2007 – Juno (one award)
  • 2006 – Little Miss Sunshine (one award)
  • 2005 – Crash (one award)
  • 2004 – Sideways (one award)
  • 2003 – In America (one award)
  • 2002 – Adaptation (one award)
  • 2001 – Memento (one award)
  • 2000 – Almost Famous
  • 1999 – American Beauty
  • 1998 – Shakespeare in Love
  • 1997 – Good Will Hunting
  • 1996 – The English Patient (one award)
  • 1995 – Sense and Sensibility (one award)

Well basically the category’s fucked. Both of them. They didn’t separate the two awards. But they got the last two right (and arguably Quentin was upset in ’09), so they’re doing all right. Plus most of the rest of the early ones are winners in one or the other category, so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. Who won?

Winner: Django Unchained

Well that’s no surprise. Good. Maybe Quentin will get his second Oscar. I’m already wondering what he’s gonna say up there.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio, Argo

Tony Kushner, Lincoln

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

David Magee, Life of Pi

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Your three major Oscar contenders are on here. Let’s see (not that we really don’t know what it is already) how they do:

  • 2011 – Moneyball
  • 2010 – The Social Network
  • 2009 – Up in the Air
  • 2008 – Slumdog Millionaire (one award)
  • 2007 – Juno (one award)
  • 2006 – Little Miss Sunshine (one award)
  • 2005 – Crash (one award)
  • 2004 – Sideways (one award)
  • 2003 – In America (one award)
  • 2002 – Adaptation (one award)
  • 2001 – Memento (one award)
  • 2000 – Traffic
  • 1999 – The Green Mile
  • 1998 – A Simple Plan
  • 1997 – L.A. Confidential
  • 1996 – The English Patient (one aaward)
  • 1995 – Sense and Sensibility (one award)

Not well. They missed two of the last three (though last year might be due to a Sorkin boner, like we all (should) have, and Reitman was royally upset on Oscar night), but got a bunch of others. All right, who won?

Winner: Lincoln

Well that’s no surprise. I expect that to win. Well I guess that gives us a clear favorite for now, not that it already wasn’t one.

Best Original Score

Argo, Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi, Mychael Danna

Lincoln, John Williams

The Master, Jonny Greenwood

Moonrise Kingdom, Alexandre Desplat

Double Desplat nod here. Otherwise, not more than 3/5 of your Oscar nominees here. How close are they?

  • 2011 – The Artist
  • 2010 – The Social Network
  • 2009 –  Up
  • 2008 –  Slumdog Millionaire
  • 2007 – There Will Be Blood
  • 2006 – The Illusionist
  • 2005 – Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 2004 – The Aviator
  • 2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • 2002 – Catch Me If You Can, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Minority Report (Note: It was Best Composer, so John Williams won for all of those)
  • 2001 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
  • 2000 – Gladiator
  • 1999 – The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • 1998 – Saving Private Ryan

They’re doing all right recently, a little shaky mid-2000s, and who even remembers before 2002?

Winner: John Williams, Lincoln


Best Original Song

“For You,” Act of Valor (performed by Keith Urban)

“Skyfall,” Skyfall (performed by Adele)

“Still Alive,” from Paul Williams Still Alive (performed by Paul Williams)

“Suddenly,” from Les Miserables (performed by Hugh Jackman)

“Learn Me Right,” Brave (performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons)

So, we only have two Oscar nominees here, and we’re pretty certain only one of these has a chance to win, right?

  • 2011 – “Life’s a Happy Song,” from The Muppets
  • 2010 – “If I Rise,” from 127 Hours
  • 2009 – “The Weary Kind,” from Crazy Heart
  • 2008 – “The Wrestler,” from The Wrestler
  • 2007 –  “Falling Slowly,” from Once
  • 2006 – “Listen,” from Dreamgirls
  • 2005 – “Hustle & Flow,” from Hustle & Flow
  • 2004 – “Old Habits Die Hard,” from Alfie
  • 2003 – “A Mighty Wind,” from A Mighty Wind
  • 2002 – “Lose Yourself,” from 8 Mile
  • 2001 – “May It Be,” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • 2000 – “My Funny Friend and Me,” from The Emperor’s New Groove
  • 1999 – “Music of My Heart,” from Music of the Heart
  • 1998 – “When You Believe,” from The Prince of Egypt

Yeah, these don’t matter. Though big ups to 2011. You knew what was up, BFCA.

Winner: “Skyfall,” from Skyfall

Seriously, just give it to her. The only competition she really has is Les Mis, and it’s pretty clear they don’t love it they way they normally would a musical of that size. Just give her (and the franchise) that statue already. You didn’t give it to Paul McCartney, for christ’s sake!

Best Editing


Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Zero Dark Thirty

Well this is gonna be interesting. This actually is your Oscar category. Except with Silver Linings on there instead of Les Mis. I feel like neither wins either category, so it’s fine.

You have to figure Zero Dark wins this one. It’s the only clear cut editing job on here. And, as we’ll see, they like noticeable editing.

  • 2011 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 2010 – Inception
  • 2009 – Avatar

They hit last year, missed 2010 and missed 2009. Though, if they didn’t give it to Hurt Locker, what does that say about Zero Dark Thirty‘s chances?

Winner: Zero Dark Thirty

Nothing, apparently. That’s just a weird set of decisions. Now it just seems like you’re trying to predict the Oscars instead of going with what you like. (Not that it wasn’t a good editing job, it’s just — no Hurt Locker?)

Best Cinematography

Life of Pi


Les Miserables

The Master


It’s either Lincoln or Life of Pi. If they ignored Deakins in 2010…

  • 2011 – War Horse The Tree of Life
  • 2010 – Inception
  • 2009 – Avatar

They’re two for three here. They missed last year, but then again, last year was a down-to-the-wire race (that I happened to guess correctly! Ha Ha!), so I can’t fault them too much on that. I don’t really see the result as meaning so much, but if it’s Life of Pi, then I think we can probably call an early winner, since I know they won’t vote Deakins. (That would be the kind thing to do.)

Winner: Life of Pi

Man, you really fucking hate the guy, don’t you? There’s no way this doesn’t win the Oscar, right? With no names on the ballots?

Best Art Direction

Anna Karenina

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Well, since Les Mis has no traction, it’s gotta be Anna Karenina.

  • 2011 – Hugo
  • 2010 – Inception
  • 2009 – Avatar

2/3 here. And everyone missed Alice in Wonderland in 2010.

Winner: Anna Karenina

Of course. What the hell else did you think was gonna win? Easily your Oscar favorite right now.

Best Costume Design

Anna Karenina

Cloud Atlas

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables


Anna‘s about to go two in a row, isn’t it?

  • 2011 – The Artist
  • 2010 – Alice in Wonderland
  • 2009 – The Young Victoria

They’re perfect so far, and I’m thinking they will be still…

Winner: Anna Karenina

Oh yeah. This looks like it’s gonna coast. Could be upset, but right now, how can you vote against it?

Best Makeup

Cloud Atlas

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables


Two of these are on the Oscar list. I say they go Hobbit or Cloud Atlas.

  • 2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • 2010 – Alice in Wonderland
  • 2009 – District 9

Not particularly strong in this one. They haven’t gotten a single one right yet.

Winner: Cloud Atlas

Well, at least they’re consistent.

Best Visual Effects

The Avengers

Cloud Atlas

The Dark Knight Rises

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

Best Picture nominees don’t lose. (Though apparently they do in 2011.)

  • 2011 – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • 2010 – Inception
  • 2009 – Avatar

Still not betting against it.

Winner: Life of Pi

They don’t lose.

Best Animated Feature



Madagascar 3


Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

Oh, now this — this could be interesting… depending on how close they are with stuff. It should be Wreck-It Ralph, but if it’s not, and they’re good with their guesses, then we might see something else win. Let’s see how close they are first…

  • 2011 – Rango
  • 2010 – Toy Story 3
  • 2009 – Up
  • 2008 – Wall-E
  • 2007 – Ratatouille
  • 2006 – Cars
  • 2005 – Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • 2004 – The Incredibles
  • 2003 – Finding Nemo
  • 2002 – Spirited Away
  • 2001 – Shrek
  • 2000 – Chicken Run
  • 1999 – Toy Story 2
  • 1998 – A Bug’s Life and The Prince of Egypt

Their category is older than the Oscar category. They’ve also only been wrong once. Ever. And that was in 2006 when Happy Feet upset Cars. So… safe to say what they pick will win.

No pressure.

Winner: Wreck-It Ralph

Almost had to worry about that one for a second.

Best Foreign Language Film


The Intouchables

A Royal Affair

Rust and Bone

Well that’s a concise category. Only two of them are nominated for Oscars, and one of them is nominated for Best Picture. Either it’s the obvious choice or we don’t even bother listening to it. Either way, this category is irrelevant before we even know who won.

  • 2011 – A Separation
  • 2010 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 2009 – Broken Embraces
  • 2008 – Waltz with Bashir
  • 2007 – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • 2006 – Letters from Iwo Jima
  • 2005 – Kung Fu Hustle
  • 2004 – The Sea Inside
  • 2003 – The Barbarian Invasions
  • 2002 – Y tu mama tambien
  • 2001 – Amélie
  • 2000 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 1999 – All About My Mother
  • 1998 – Life Is Beautiful
  • 1997 – Shall We Dance?
  • 1996 – Ridicule
  • 1995 – Il Postino

They’re also pretty terrible with it. Probably because they separate foreign films the way the Globes do — “As long as it ain’t in English, it’s on!”

Winner: Amour

Well there’s a fucking surprise. Told you it was irrelevant.

Best Documentary Feature


The Central Park Five

The Imposter

The Queen of Versailles

Searching for Sugar Man

West of Memphis

Well… I count only one Oscar nominee here, so my powers of deduction tell me…

  • 2011 – George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  • 2010 – Waiting for Superman
  • 2009 – The Cove
  • 2008 – Man on Wire
  • 2007 – Sicko
  • 2006 – An Inconvenient Truth
  • 2005 – March of the Penguins
  • 2004 – Fahrenheit 9/11
  • 2003 – Capturing the Friedmans
  • 2002 – Bowling for Columbine

They’re hit and miss here. But either way, I count only one Oscar nominee here, so…

Winner: Searching for Sugar Man

Not making it easier to pick an upset if this doesn’t win, are they?

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Oh, and now for the categories no one cares about, but are fun to go through…

Best Action Movie

The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises



Winner: Skyfall.

Of fucking course.

Best Actor in an Action Movie

Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises

Daniel Craig, Skyfall

Robert Downey Jr., The Avengers

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper

Jake Gyllenhaal, End of Watch

Winner: Daniel Craig, Skyfall

Do you think if Christian Bale won he would have accepted the award in the Batman voice?

Best Actress in an Action Movie

Emily Blunt, Looper

Gina Carano, Haywire

Judi Dench, Skyfall

Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games

Maybe that’s why she didn’t win lead?

Best Comedy


Silver Linings Playbook


This Is 40

21 Jump Street

Winner: Silver Linings Playbook

One of these things is not like the others…

Best Actor in a Comedy

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Jack Black, Bernie

Paul Rudd, This Is 40

Channing Tatum, 21 Jump Street

Mark Wahlberg, Ted

Winner: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

One of these things just doesn’t belong…

Best Actress in a Comedy

Mila Kunis, Ted

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Shirley MacLaine, Bernie

Leslie Mann, This Is 40

Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

That’s gotta be why she didn’t win lead. They probably figured two was enough.

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Cabin in the Woods



Winner: Looper

Had to be. It’s the only one nominated for other awards.

Best Young Actor/Actress

Elle Fanning, Ginger & Rosa

Kara Hayward, Moonrise Kingdom

Tom Holland, The Impossible

Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Winner: Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

The one nominated for Best Actress. Big surprise there.

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So those are the BFCA winners. Keep those in mind come Oscar night. They’re gonna be just as important as SAG. They might be the key to correctly guessing a category that someone else might not know to look at.


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