2013 BAM Award Considerations – December

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

The Wall
Maniac
Only God Forgives
Extraction
Blackfish
Headlong*
The Kings of Summer
In the House
Berberian Sound Studio
Spring Breakers
Homefront
The Playroom
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Out of the Furnace
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Electrick Children
Frances Ha
Europa Report
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
I Killed My Mother
The Short Game
The Hunt
Saving Mr.Banks
Stuck in Love

*Special Awards Only

Best Picture

Maniac
The Kings of Summer
The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Hunt
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Foreign Film

The Wall
The Broken Circle Breakdown
I Killed My Mother
The Hunt

Best Documentary

Last year this was an omitted category, due mostly to the fact that too few total candidates existed to make the slate feel legitimate. I will hope to be able to rectify that this year.

Blackfish
The Short Game

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.

In the House
The Playroom
Europa Report
I Killed My Mother
The Hunt

Best Director

Maniac
The Kings of Summer
The Broken Circle Breakdown
I Killed My Mother
The Hunt
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Actress

Martina Gedeck The Wall
Nora Arnezeder Maniac
Kristin Scott Thomas In the House
Veerle Baetens The Broken Circle Breakdown
Julia Garner Electrick Children
Christina Applegate Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Anne Dorval I Killed My Mother
Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks

Best Actor

Elijah Wood Maniac
Fabrice Luchini In the House
Christian Bale Out of the Furnace
Johan Heldenbergh The Broken Circle Breakdown
Rory Culkin Electrick Children
Will Ferrell Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Xavier Dolan I Killed My Mother
Mads Mikkelsen The Hunt
Tom Hanks Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actress

Emmanuelle Seigner In the House
Molly Parker The Playroom
Meagan Good Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Jeniffer Connelly Stuck in Love

Best Supporting Actor

Nick Offerman The Kings of Summer
Ernst Umhauer In the House
James Franco Spring Breakers
James Franco Homefront
John Hawkes The Playroom
Casey Affleck Out of the Furnace
Liam Aiken Electrick Children
Steve Carell Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Thomas Bo Larsen The Hunt
Logan Lerman Stuck in Love

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Izabela Vidovic Homefront
Annika Wandderkopp The Hunt

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Nick Robinson The Kings of Summer
Jonathan McClendon The Playroom
Nat Wolff Stuck in Love

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Alexandra Doke The Playroom
Nell Cattrysse The Broken Circle Breakdown
Annie Rose Buckley Saving Mr. Banks

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Ty Simpkins Extraction
Ian Veteto The Playroom
John Bell The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Jonah Nelson Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Lasse Fogelstrøm The Hunt

Best Cast

Maniac
In the House
The Playroom
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Out of the Furnace
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The Hunt
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Youth Ensemble

The Playroom
The Hunt

Best Original Screenplay

The Wall
Only God Forgives
The Kings of Summer
Extraction
In the House
The Playroom
Europa Report
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
I Killed My Mother
The Hunt
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Adapted Screenplay

Maniac
Homefront
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Broken Circle Breakdown

Best Score

Maniac
In the House
Spring Breakers
Berberian Sound Studio
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Out of the Furnace
The Broken Circle Breakdown
I Killed My Mother
The Hunt
The Short Game
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Editing

Maniac
The Kings of Summer
Extraction
In the House
Spring Breaker
Berberian Sound Studio
The Playroom
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Europa Report
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
I Killed My Mother
The Hunt
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Maniac
Berberian Sound Studio
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
I Killed My Mother
The Hunt

Best Cinematography

Maniac
Only God Forgives
The Wall
In the House
Spring Breakers
Berberian Sound Studio
Out of the Furnace
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Frances Ha
The Hunt
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Art Direction

Only God Forgives
Maniac
The Kings of Summer
Extraction
In the House
Berberian Sound Studio
The Playroom
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Costume Design

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Makeup

Maniac
Only God Forgives
Spring Breakers
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Visual Effects

The Wall
Maniac
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best (Original) Song

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Electrick Children
The Short Game

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