Kevin Dufresne 2012

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Kevin Dufresne lives in Medford, MA and works in Boston's financial district. For 6 years, he hosted a cable access movie review show called "Bitchin' About Movies" in Cambridge, MA, where he has also taught classes and has given presentations on such subjects as film noir and the films of Otto Preminger and Francois Truffaut. Currently, his favorite thing to do is hosting weekly potluck dinners and movie nights for his neighborhood friends.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. Amour
2. Oslo, August 31
3. Django Unchained
4. How to Survive a Plague
5. Keep the Lights On
6. Searching for Sugar Man
7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
8. Life of Pi
9. The Impossible
10. Rust and Bone

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
2. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour
3. Anders Danielsen Lie, Oslo, August 31
4. Thure Lindhart, Keep the Lights On
5. Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
2. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
3. Naomi Watts, The Impossible
4. Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
5. Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
2. Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
3. Ewan McGregor, The Impossible
4. Tom Holland, The Impossible
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Isabelle Huppert, Amour
2. Amy Adams, The Master
3. Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4. Sally Field, Lincoln

** Weak category this year. I am sure Anne Hathaway is amazing, but I haven't seen Les Miserables yet.

Best Direction
1. Michael Haneke, Amour
2. Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
3. Joachim Trier, Oslo, August 31
4. Ang Lee, Life of Pi
5. David France, How to Survive a Plague

Best Screenplay
1. Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
2. Amour, Michael Haneke
3. Lincoln, Tony Kushner
4. Oslo, August 31, Joachim Trier and Elkin Vogt
5. Keep the Lights On, Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias

Best Cinematography
1. The Deep Blue Sea
2. The Master
3. Cloud Atlas
4. Life of Pi
5. Django Unchained

Best Editing
1. How to Survive a Plague
2. Cloud Atlas
3. Django Unchained
4. The Master
5. The Impossible

Best Music
1. Django Unchained, Various Artists
2. Searching for Sugar Man, Rodriguez
3. Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
4. Keep the Lights On, Arthur Russell
5. The Master, Jonny Greenwood

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Anne's eyes after Georges hits her in frustration in Amour
2. The job interview scene in Oslo, August 31
3. Meeting Mrs. Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln
4. Henry phoning home in The Impossible
5. The dream sequence in Amour
6. The moment when Calvin Candie is onto Django and Dr. Schulz's ruse
7. The sex scene in Rust and Bone
8. The hotel threesome scene in Keep the Lights On
9. Lucas playing a role in reuniting a father and son in The Impossible
10. Hester and Freddie's naked embrace in the bed in The Deep Blue Sea

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
2. Jean-Louis Trintingnant, Amour
3. Tom Holland, The Impossible
4. Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
5. Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Polisse
2. Lincoln
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4. Cloud Atlas
5. Beasts of the Southern Wild

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2002
1. Far from Heaven
2. Talk to Her
3. The Pianist
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
5. Morvern Callar

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1987
1. Broadcast News
2. Prick Up your Ears
3. Hope and Glory
4. Full Metal Jacket
5. Moonstruck

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1962
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. Long Day's Journey Into Night
4. The Manchurian Candidate
5. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

Special Award: Best Film of the 1970s
1. Cries and Whispers
2. Nashville
3. Dog Day Afternoon
4. 3 Women
5. Walkabout
6. Manhattan
7. A Women Under the Influence
8. Solaris
9. Taxi Driver
10. Seven Beauties

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