James Frazier 2012

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Muriels HOF
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James is a Year One Muriel Voter and freelance writer. He can't believe how boring life is at 28. Is it these morose Iowans he's surrounded by, or do people just start walking down the long road of lameness everywhere once the mid-20's are hit? James just obtained a permit to carry a concealed weapon, more out of principal than practical concern. The picture on the ID isn't very good, as it was taken through the bottom port of a glass window at the sheriff's office. His reviews are published in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and on his blog, Whispers of a Cinematic Echo. The blog has more spelling and grammar errors, but the thoughts are more pure. 


Best Feature-Length Film
1. Looper
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Flight
4. Savages
5. End of Watch
6. Killing Them Softly
7. The Deep Blue Sea
8. Safety Not Guaranteed
9. The Grey
10. Cloud Atlas

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Denzel Washington, Flight
2. John Hawkes, The Sessions
3. Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly
4. Daniel Craig, Skyfall
5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
2. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
3. Helen Hunt, The Sessions
4. Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
5. Aubrey Plaza, Safety Not Guaranteed

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Bruce Willis, Looper
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
3. Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained
4. Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
5. Jim Broadbent, Cloud Atlas

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Judi Dench, Skyfall
2. Salma Hayek, Savages
3. Sally Field, Lincoln
4. Shirley MacLaine, Bernie
5. Emily Blunt, Looper

Best Direction
1. Rian Johnson, Looper
2. Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
3. Oliver Stone, Savages
4. Robert Zemeckis, Flight
5. Wachowski Siblings & Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas

Best Screenplay
1. Rian Johnson, Looper
2. Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
3. Shane Salerno/Don Winslow/Oliver Stone, Savages
4. John Gatnis, Flight
5. Terence Davies, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Cinematography
1. Roger Deakins, Skyfall
2. Dariusz Wolski, Prometheus
3. Mihai Malaimare, Jr., The Master
4. Steve Yedlin, Looper
5. Greig Fraser, Killing Them Softly

Best Editing
1. Bob Ducsay, Looper
2. Alexander Berner, Cloud Atlas
3. Joe Hutshing, Stuart Levy, Alex Marquez, Savages
4. Dody Dorn, End of Watch
5. David Charap, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Music
1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. Flight
3. Looper 
4. Skyfall
5. Cloud Atlas

Best Cinematic Moment
1. 30 Years, Looper
2. Dancing on the beach, Moonrise Kingdom
3. Confronting self in the diner, Looper
4. Shanghai LED Surprise, Skyfall
5. Plane crash, Flight
6. Slow-motion murder, Killing Them Softly
7. This is what really happened, Savages
8. You’re dying, The Grey
9. Jeff’s bender, Safety Not Guaranteed 
10. A universe of possibilities (ballpark), Men in Black 3

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Colin Trevorrow
2. Ann Dowd
3. Jason Clarke
4. Scoot McNairy
5. Doona Bae

Best Body of Work
1. Bruce Willis
2. Greig Frasier
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
4. Matthew McConaughey
5. Jennifer Lawrence

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. Looper
3. The Deep Blue Sea
4. Killing Them Softly
5. Safety Not Guaranteed

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2002
1. Punch-Drunk Love
2. Adaptation
3. About Schmidt
4. One Hour Photo
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1987
1. RoboCop
2. The Untouchables
3. Predator
4. Near Dark
5. Raising Arizona

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1962
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Jules and Jim
3. The Manchurian Candidate
4. The Longest Day
5. Dr. No

Special Award: Best Film of the 1970s
1. Star Wars
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. Chinatown
4. Taxi Driver
5. Apocalypse Now
6. Annie Hall
7. The Conversation
8. Dirty Harry
9. Jaws
10. Patton

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