2013 BAM Award Considerations – January

And the circle opens anew. Last year I had one massive running list and it became very cumbersome to add to, and to read I’m sure. By creating a new post monthly, and creating massive combo files offline, it should make the process easier for me and more user-friendly for you, the esteemed reader. Enjoy.

Eligible Titles

Gangster Squad
Mama
Texas Chainsaw 3D
Insight
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Movie 43
A Haunted House
Sweet Love
(Special Awards Only)

Best Picture

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Best Foreign Film

Most Overlooked Film

As intimated in my Most Underrated announcement this year, I’ve decided to make a change here. Rather than get caught up in me vs. the world nonsense and what a film’s rating is on an aggregate site, the IMDb or anywhere else, I want to champion smaller, lesser-known films. In 2011 with the selection of Toast this move was really in the offing. The nominees from this past year echo that fact. So here, regardless of how well-received something is by those who’ve seen it, I’ll be championing indies and foreign films, and the occasional financial flop from a bigger entity.

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Best Director

Rufus Norris Broken

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain Mama
Eloise Laurence Broken
Essence Atkins Movie 43

Best Actor

Josh Brolin Gangster Squad
Nicolaj Coster-Waldau Mama
Tim Roth Broken
Dennis Quaid Movie 43

Best Supporting Actress

Emma Stone Gangster Squad
Zana Marjanovic Broken
Emma Stone Movie 43

Best Supporting Actor

Sean Penn Gangster Squad
Daniel Kash Mama
Rory Kinnear Broken
Kieran Culkin Movie 43
Marlon Wayans A Haunted House

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Megan Charpentier Mama
Isabelle Nélisse Mama
Eloise Laurence Broken

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Jonah Green Insight

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Maya and Sierra Dawe Mama
Martha Bryant Broken
Rosalie Kosky Broken
Chloe Grace Moretz Movie 43

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Austin Abrams Gangster Squad
Maxwell Perry Cotton Gangster Squad
Bill Milner Broken
George Sargeant Broken
Jimmy Bennett Movie 43

Best Cast

Gangster Squad
Mama
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Movie 43

Best Youth Ensemble

Gangster Squad
Mama
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Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Gangster Squad
Mama
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Best Score

Mama
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Insight

Best Editing

Mama
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Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Gangster Squad
Mama
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Best Cinematography

Mama
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Insight

Best Art Direction

Mama
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Best Costume Design

Gangster Squad
Mama

Best Makeup

Ganster Squad
Mama
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Best Visual Effects

Mama

Best (Original) Song

“Chica Chica Boom Chic” Sharmila Guha & The Gangster Squad Movie Band Gangster Squad
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