The 2013 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2011.

Official 2012 Selections



  

 

 



Best Film of The Year
ZERO DARK THIRTY

Best Actor in a Lead Role
Daniel Day-Lewis - LINCOLN

Best Actress in a Lead Role
Emmanuelle Riva - AMOUR

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Hardy - THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway - LES MISÉRABLES

Best Ensemble Cast
DJANGO UNCHAINED
Jamie Foxx
Kerry Washington
Christoph Waltz
Samuel L. Jackson
Leonardo DiCaprio
Walton Goggins
James Remar
Don Johnson










Best Director
Ben Affleck - ARGO

Best Screenplay - Original Material
Quentin Tarantino - DJANGO UNCHAINED

Best Screenplay - Adapted Material
David O. Russell - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Based on the novel by Matthew Quick

Best Film - Animated Feature
WRECK-IT RALPH


Best Film - Foreign Language Feature
AMOUR

Best Film - Documentary Feature
5 BROKEN CAMERAS

Best Film - Limited Theatrical Release
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins - SKYFALL 

Best Film Editing
Alexander Berner - CLOUD ATLAS

Best Visual Design
LES MISÉRABLES
Paco Delgado - Costume Design
Anna Lynch Robinson - Set Decorator
Eve Stewart - Production Design

Best Visual Effects
LIFE OF PI
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott

Best Stunt Choreography
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Stunt Coordinators:
Sy Hollands, Tom Struthers


Best Make-Up Effects
CLOUD ATLAS
Jeremy Woodhead
Daniel Parker


Best Music - Score
CLOUD ATLAS
Tom Tykwer
Johnny Klimek
Reinhold Heil

Best Music - Original Song
SKYFALL
Adele
Paul Epworth
for the song "Skyfall"

Best Sound Design
ZERO DARK THIRTY
Paul N.J. Ottosson

Best Film - Animated Short
PAPERMAN

Best Film - Live Action Short
CURFEW

Best Film - Action/Adventure 
SKYFALL

Best Film - Comedy
MOONRISE KINGDOM

Best Film - Fantasy
HOLY MOTORS

Best Film - Horror
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

Best Film - Science Fiction
THE AVENGERS