Alliance of Women Film Journalists opts for 'Zero Dark Thirty'
No surprise here: "Zero Dark Thirty," which led the nominations for the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards last month, cleaned up when it came to winners. With eight awards, it won almost every category in which it was cited, with Kathryn Bigelow taking prizes for both Best Director and, obviously enough, Best Woman Director. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" took a trio of prizes while, among the groups quirkier categories, the Adam Sandler vehicle "That's My Boy" won the Hall of Shame award for misogynistic content. Full list of winners below, with everything else at The Circuit.
Best Picture: "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, "Argo"
Best Non-English-Language Film: "Amour"
Best Documentary: "Searching For Sugar Man"
Best Animated Film: "ParaNorman"
Best Ensemble Cast: "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, "Life of Pi"
Best Editing: William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Film Music or Score: Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Best Woman Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Woman Screenwriter: Lucy Alibar (with Benh Zeitlin), "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Best Breakthrough Performance: Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Kick-Ass Award For Best Female Action Star: Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games"
Best Animated Female: Merida (Kelly Macdonald), "Brave"
Actress Defying Age and Ageism: Judi Dench, "Skyfall"
AWFJ Award for Humanitarian Activism: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady ("Detropia"), Lauren Greenfield ("Queen of Versailles"), Alison Klayman ("Ai Weiwei Never Sorry") and Sarah Burns ("The Central Park Five")
AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award: Sean Anders, “That’s My Boy”
Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent: (tie) Katherine Heigl, “One For The Money”; Reese Witherspoon, “This Means War”
Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t: “Anna Karenina”
Unforgettable Moment: (tie) Anne Hathaway singing “I Dreamed A Dream” in “Les Miserables”; Jessica Chastain saying, “I’m the mother…” in “Zero Dark Thirty”
Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction: Helen Hunt and John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made: (tie) ”Red Dawn” and “Total Recall”
Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest: Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly…and Nadine Velazquez – “Flight“