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Thursday, December 13, 2012

A cold, Hard Bitch-Slap in the Face

Okay, just as quickly as we got our sugar rush from The Golden Globes today, we were slapped back to reality by the announcement of another group of winners from a critics group.  Today it was the Las Vegas Film Critics Society betowing their picks for the year's best in film, and although they didn't take any wild risks with the acting categories, they did surprise with their Best Picture.  The Las Vegas crowd selected Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" for Best Picture, and also rewarded Lee with the Best Director trophy.

Las Vegas picked Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln", for Best Actor, which gives Day-Lewis seven (out of nine) wins among the critics groups, and Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook", was named the Best Actress.  In the Supporting categories, Las Vegas gave Tommy Lee Jones his third win for "Lincoln", and Anne Hathaway earned her fourth win for "Les Miserables".

Most exciting of all, Adele got a win for Best Song for her fantastic James Bond anthem from "Skyfall".  We can only hope Adele gets to sing the song at the Oscars.

Following is the updated tally of wins from the various critics groups-

Best Picture
Zero Dark Thirty (6 wins); Life of Pi, Argo, Armour (1 win each)

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (7); Bradley Cooper, Joaquin Phoenix (1)

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Emmanuelle Riva (3); Jennifer Lawrence (2); Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams (1)

Best Supporting Actor
Tommy Lee Jones (3); Leonardo Di Caprio, Ezra Miller, Christoph Waltz, Dwight Henry, Matthew McConaughey, Philip Seymour Hoffman (1)

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway (4); Sally Field (2); Emma Watson, Anne Dowd, Amy Adams (1)

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