'Les Mis' leads Gay and Lesbian Critics nods
The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics' Association has added its list of nominees to the very tall pile, and in a wholly non-stereotypical turn of events, "Les Misérables" leads the film field with four citations, including one particularly likely to aggravate its detractors -- for Visually Striking Film of the Year. "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Lincoln" join"Les Mis" in the top category, but there's more individuality to be found in the more specialized races, where the pleasingly alliterative trio of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "The Paperboy" and "Pitch Perfect" all feature, while "Keep the Lights On" scored in both the Film of the Year and LGBT Film of the Year fields. Full list of film nominees below; everything else at The Circuit.
Film of the Year
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Keep the Lights On"
Performance of the Year - Actor
Alan Cumming, "Any Day Now"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Performance of the Year - Actress
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard, "Rust and Bone"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
LGBT Film of the Year
"Any Day Now"
"Keep the Lights On"
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Documentary of the Year
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"
"Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel"
"How to Survive a Plague"
"The Invisible War"
"The Queen of Versailles"
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty)
"Life of Pi"
Campy Flick of the Year
"Rock of Ages"
"2016: Obama's America"
Unsung Film of the Year
"The Cabin in the Woods"
"Your Sister’s Sister"
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Cast: Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino, Salvatore Ruocco, Vincenzo Fabricino
2010 | Documentary | RSummary: Sebastian Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington spend a year documenting the hard work and fear that soldiers face while fighting as part of the Second Platoon in Afghanistan. Essential for anyone who wants to see even a bit of what modern war can be like.Director: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Cast: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney
1960 | Family | GSummary: Shipwrecked on a deserted island, the Robinson family works together to survive, and even to recreate their vision of civilization on the island.Director: Ken Annakin
Cast: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur
2012 | Comedy | NRSummary: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.Director: Brian Dannelly
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, Chris Colfer, Allison Janney
1998 | Animation | GSummary: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.Director: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Cast: Ming-Na Wen, Lea Salonga, June Foray, Soon-Tek Oh
2014 | Adventure | NRSummary: After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself in Copenhagen, the place of his father’s birth. He befriends the youthful Effy, who works in William’s hotel as part of an internship program, and they set off to find William’s last living relative. Effy’s mix of youthfu...Director: Mark Raso
Cast: Gethin Anthony, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Sebastian Armesto, Tamzin Merchant
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: In one of the most perceptive "nerd movies" ever made, a socially incompetent role playing game master finds himself consumed by jealousy when a charismatic cool kid invades his friend group.Director: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews
Cast: Sam Eidson, Brock England, Garrett Graham
1995 | Comedy | PGSummary: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite...Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle
2007 | Drama | PG-13Summary: Inspired by a true story, Washington shines as a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.Director: Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Forest Whitaker, Denzel Whitaker
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