December 27, 2012 by Jorge Ignacio Castillo
For Immediate Release
LINCOLN LEADS VFCC INTERNATIONAL NOMINATIONS LIST WITH FIVE NODS
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads all films in the Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s International category with five nominations.
A portrayal of the political maneuvering that culminated in the Thirteenth Amendment, Lincoln is joined in the Best Film category by Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden,and The Master,Paul Thomas Anderson’s story of a lost soul falling in with a charismatic manipulator. Spielberg and Bigelow also face each other in the Best Director category, where they’re joined by Life of Pi’s Ang Lee.
Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated once again for Best Actor. A previous VFCC winner for his supporting performance in The Gangs of New York and lead turn in There Will Be Blood, Lincoln’s Day-Lewis will square off with The Master’s Joaquin Phoenix and The Sessions’ John Hawkes. Meanwhile, the Best Actress category will feature Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty, Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone and Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook.
The nominees for Best Documentary are Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, How to Survive a Plague and Searching for Sugar Man. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film are Amour, Holy Motors and The Intouchables.
A full list of nominees in the International category follows.
Zero Dark Thirty
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
How to Survive a Plague
Searching for Sugar Man
CANADIAN NOMINEES INCLUDE TWO-TIME WINNER DAVID CRONENBERG, SARAH POLLEY AND VANCOUVER-BASED FILMMAKER PANOS COSMATOS
Having secured five nominations, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis will compete with Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle and Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell for Best Canadian Film. A previous winner of Best Director for Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method, Cronenberg will compete with Polley and Vancouver’s Panos Cosmatos of Beyond the Black Rainbow for the award this year.
Cosmopolis’ Robert Pattinson faces competition from Beyond the Black Rainbow’s Michael Rogers and Laurence Anyways’ Melvil Poupaud for Best Actor. Laurence Anyways’ Suzanne Clément is similarly nominated for Best Actress, a category in which she’s joined by Liverpool’s Stéphanie Lapointe and Rebelle’s Rachel Mwanza.
For the first time, the Vancouver Film Critics Circle will present an award for Best Canadian Documentary. The nominees are Peter Mettler’s The End of Time, Polley’s Stories We Tell and Nisha Pahuja’s The World Before Her.
Joining Cosmatos’ Beyond the Black Rainbow in the running for Best British Columbia Film are Jesse James Miller’s Becoming Redwood, Mark Sawers’ Camera Shy and Katrin Bowen’s Random Acts of Romance.
A full list of nominees in the Canadian category follows.
BEST CANADIAN FILM
Stories We Tell
BEST ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM
Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis
Melvil Poupaud, Laurence Anyways
Michael Rogers, Beyond the Black Rainbow
BEST ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM
Suzanne Clément, Laurence Anyways
Stéphanie Lapointe, Liverpool
Rachel Mwanza, Rebelle
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM
Jay Baruchel, Goon
Serge Kanyinda, Rebelle
Liev Schreiber, Goon
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM
Sarah Gadon, Cosmopolis
Samantha Morton, Cosmopolis
Alison Pill, Goon
BEST DIRECTOR OF A CANADIAN FILM
Panos Cosmatos, Beyond the Black Rainbow
David Cronenberg, Cosmopolis
Sarah Polley, Stories We Tell
BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY
The End of Time
Stories We Tell
The World Before Her
BEST BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM
Beyond the Black Rainbow
Random Acts of Romance
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL’S ALAN FRANEY WINS THE IAN CADDELL AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT
The Vancouver Film Critics Circle have announced that Alan Franey, the longtime Festival Director of the Vancouver International Film Festival, is the winner of the 2013 Ian Caddell Award for Achievement. Presented to a British Columbian who has made a significant contribution to the province’s film industry, this award is named in honour of the VFCC’s cofounder who passed away in November.
With the Vancouver International Film Festival since its inception in 1982, Franey was appointed Festival Director in 1988. During his 25 years in this post, Franey has overseen VIFF’s evolution into one of the top five film festivals in North America. Amongst the festival’s most popular programming strands is Canadian Images, one of the world’s largest annual showcases of Canadian film.
Franey will be presented with his award at the VFCC’s 13th annual awards ceremony, to be held at the Railway Club in Vancouver on Monday, January 7.
The Vancouver Film Critics Circle includes critics from print, radio, online and television.
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