4th Annual Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

The Indiana Film Journalists Association (IFJA) announced their awards on December 17th, 2012 with giving away the Best Film award to SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, directed by Colin Trevorrow. This is a surprising news, as it is a first critic win for this film. I WAS NOT EXPECTING IT AT ALL!

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Film:

  • Winner: SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
  • Runner-up: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Best Director:

  • Winner: Quentin Tarantino (DJANGO UNCHAINED)
  • Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow (ZERO DARK THIRTY)

Best Actor:

  • Winner (tie): Bradley Cooper (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK); Daniel Day-Lewis (LINCOLN)

Best Actress:

  • Winner: Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY)
  • Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK)

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Winner: Tommy Lee Jones (LINCOLN)
  • Runner-up: Christoph Waltz (DJANGO UNCHAINED)

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Winner: Anne Hathaway (LES MISÉRABLES)
  • Runner-up: Helen Hunt (THE SESSIONS)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Winner: Stephen Chbosky (THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER)
  • Runner-up: David O. Russell (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK)

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Winner: Derek Connolly (SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED)
  • Runner-up: Quentin Tarantino (DJANGO UNCHAINED)

Best Musical Score:

  • Winner: Thomas Newman (SKYFALL)
  • Runner-up: Mychael Danna (LIFE OF PI)

Best Animated Feature:

  • Winner: RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
  • Runner-up: PARANORMAN

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Winner: THE RAID: REDEMPTION
  • Runner-up: AMOUR

Best Documentary:

  • Winner: SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
  • Runner-up: ROOM 237

Original Vision Award: 

  • Winner: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
  • Runner-up: DJANGO UNCHAINED

The Hoosier Award: Jon Vickers (FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY CINEMA)

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