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The FilmOnTrial Awards 2013


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The Academy Awards called; they apologised deeply for all their wrongdoings, not only at this year’s Oscars, but the other eighty-four that preceded it too. They said they were sorry for all the wrong choices, all the boring sets, all the obvious gongs – they tried telling FilmOnTrial it was Harvey Weinstein’s fault (mostly), but we weren’t having any of it. Their sniffs were increasingly audible over the phone as they eventually broke down, begging for forgiveness in leieu of Brokeback MountainThe Shawshank Redemption and the like. They knew they weren’t promoting true cinematic quality; we knew they weren’t promoting true cinematic quality.

So, we both came to a decision; every year, starting with 2013, there will be The FilmOnTrial Awards, that will shortly follow each Oscars to re-balance the fairness in the filmic world. Does this mean that our awards actually mean something? No. Does it mean that they’re better than the Oscars? Lord, yes.

So, here’s how it works: we go by UK release dates (you won’t find Cloud Atlas here, for instance). And to make things more interesting, and to pronounce the Academy’s consistent ignorance of talent, to be eligible for a FilmOnTrial award you must not be nominated for an Oscar in your category – much like the Kermodes. There is also a synthesis of sorts with a couple of categories; Best Original Song is now Best Original Song (Original or Adapted).

So without further ado, it’s the first annual FilmOnTrial Awards!

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

Runners up:
A Royal Affair
Prometheus

Winner:
Moonrise Kingdom

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Best Costume Design

Runners up:
Moonrise kingdom
Argo

Winner:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Best Visual Effects

Runners up:
The Dark Knight Rises
The Impossible

Winner:
Dredd


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Best Song (Original or Adapted)

Runners up:
‘Man or Muppet’ (From The Muppets)
Misty Mountains’ (From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Winner:
‘Intermission / Entracte’ (From Holy Motors, based on RL Burnside’s ‘Let My Baby Ride’)

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Best Score

Runners up:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
John Carter

Winner:
The Dark Knight Rises

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Best Documentary

Runners up:
Marley
Room 237

Winner:
West of Memphis

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Best Adapted Screenplay

Runners up:
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games

Winner:
Avengers Assemble

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Best Original Screenplay

Runners up:
Holy Motors

The Master

Winner:
The Cabin in the Woods

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Best Editing

Runners up:
The Dark Knight Rises
Martha Marcy May Marlene

Winner:
The Master

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Best Cinematography

Runners up:
The Dark Knight Rises
Samsara

Winner:
The Master

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Best Supporting Actress

Runners up:
Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Juno Temple (Killer Joe)

Winner: 
Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

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Best Supporting Actor

Runners up:
Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (A Royal Affair)

Winner:
Michael Fassbender (Prometheus)

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Best Actress

Runners up:
Emily Blunt (Looper)
Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)

Winner:
Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)

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Best Actor

Runners up:
Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi)
Denis Lavant (Holy Motors)

Winner:
Jean-Louis Trintignant (
Amour)

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Best Director

Runners up:
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises)
Rian Johnson (Looper)

Winner:
Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)

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Best Foreign Language Film

Runners up:
A Royal Affair
Monsieur Lazhar

Winner:
Holy Motors

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Best Film

Runners up:
The Master
The Dark Knight Rises

Winner:
Holy Motors

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