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ZERO DARK THIRTY Movie, ARGO Top Best Picture Choices

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[See previous post: "Jennifer Lawrence, Zero Dark Thirty: Movie Awards Season 2013 Front-Runners."] Two movies dealing with American government forces vs. Islamic radicals are the leaders this awards season: Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Ben Affleck's Argo. See below. (Image: Best Movie 2013 front-runner Zero Dark Thirty movie starring Jessica Chastain.)

Also worth noting is that both the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards nominate 10 films for Best Picture. The Golden Globes, in fact, have two Best Picture categories: Best Picture - Drama and Best Picture - Comedy or Musical.

Though selected as the Best Film of 2012 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Michael Haneke's French-language, French-Austrian-German co-production Amour has been singled out elsewhere in the Best Foreign Language Film Category. Earlier this year, Amour took home the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Best Film omissions range from The Dark Knight Rises to Robot & Frank

Notable Best Picture omissions, both big- and low-budget, include Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Gary Ross' The Hunger Games, Joss Whedon's The Avengers, Robert Zemeckis' Flight, Rian Johnson's Looper, Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, Woody Allen's To Rome with Love, David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, Anne Fletcher's The Guilt Trip, Ridley Scott's Prometheus, and David Ayer's End of Watch.

Also: Walter Salles' On the Road, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Roger Michell's Hyde Park on the Hudson, Ben Lewin's The Sessions, Jake Schreier's Robot & Frank, Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock, William Friedkin's Killer Joe, Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, Dustin Hoffman's Quartet, Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz, Christopher McQuarrie's Jack Reacher, Todd Louiso's Hello, I Must Be Going, Nicholas Jarecki's Arbitrage, and Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski's Cloud Atlas.

Best Film 2012 / 2013

  • Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty: 8 wins (Austin, Boston, Chicago, National Board of Review, New York, New York Online, Utah, Washington). 2 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes).
  • Ben Affleck's Argo: 6 wins (Florida, Nevada, Oklahoma, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Diego). 2 nominations (Golden Globes, Critics Choice).
  • Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master: 3 wins (Kansas City, San Francisco, Toronto). 1 nomination (Critics Choice).
  • Michael Haneke's Amour: 3 wins (Los Angeles, European Film Awards, Cannes).
  • David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook: 2 wins (Satellite, Detroit). 3 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes, Spirit Awards).
  • Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom: 1 win (Gotham Awards). 3 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes, Spirit Awards).
  • Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild: 1 win (Sundance). 2 nominations (Critics Choice, Spirit Awards).
  • Ang Lee's Life of Pi: 1 win (Las Vegas). 2 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes).
  • Steven Spielberg's Lincoln: 1 win (Dallas-Ft. Worth). 2 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes).
  • Colin Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed: 1 win (Indiana).
  • Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained: 2 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes).
  • Tom Hooper's Les Misérables: 2 nominations (Critics Choice, Golden Globes).
  • Richard Linklater's Bernie: 1 nomination (Spirit Awards).
  • John Madden's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: 1 nomination (Golden Globes).
  • Ira Sachs' Keep the Lights On: 1 nomination (Spirit Awards).
  • Lasse Hallström's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen: 1 nomination (Golden Globes).

["Top Best Movies 2013: Argo, Zero Dark Thirty" continues on the next page. See link below.]

Zero Dark Thirty movie, Jessica Chastain photo: Jonathan Olley / Columbia Pictures.

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