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European Film Academy Opens Vote for People's Choice Awards 2012

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 1, 2012 at 11:15AM

European Film Academy opened the vote for the 2012 People's Choice Awards and announced the roster of final films for the 2012 contest - including "The Artist," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "The Iron Lady," and "In Darkness." The EFA invites audiences to weigh in, and if you're so inclined you can visit their site here to cast your ballot, and enter to win a trip to the 25th European Film Awards in Malta.
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Best Exotic Marigold

The European Film Academy opened the vote for the 2012 People's Choice Awards and announced the roster of final films for the 2012 contest - including "The Artist," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "The Iron Lady," and "In Darkness."  The EFA invites audiences to weigh in, and if you're so inclined you can visit their site here to cast your ballot, and enter to win a trip to the 25th European Film Awards in Malta.  

Previous winners of the EFA include foreign film staples like Pedro Almodóvar’s "Volver," Roberto Benigni’s "La Vita E Bella," Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s "Amelie," Fatih Akin’s "Head-On," and Danny Boyle’s "Slumdog Millionaire."

The complete list of films nominated this year are:


THE ARTIST
written & directed by Michel Hazanavicius
with Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman

BARBARA
written & directed by Christian Petzold
with Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Jasna Fritzi Bauer,
Christina Hecke

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
directed by John Madden
written by Ol Parker
with Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie,
Ronald Pickup, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith

CAESAR MUST DIE (Cesare deve morire)
directed by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
written by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, in collaboration with Fabio Cavalli
with Giovanni Arcuri, Salvatore Striano, Cosimo Rega, Antonio Frasca,
Fabio Cavalli

COME AS YOU ARE (Hasta la Vista)
directed by da Geoffrey Enthoven
written by Pierre de Clercq
with Robrecht van den Thoren, Gilles de Schryver, Tom Audenaert,
Isabelle de Hertogh

HEADHUNTERS (Hodejegerne)
directed by Morten Tyldum
written by Lars Gudmestad & Ulf Ryberg
with Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coter-Waldau, Synnøve Macody Lund, Eivind Sander

IN DARKNESS
directed by Agnieszka Holland
written by David F. Shamoon
with Robert Więckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria
Schrader, Herbert Knaup

THE IRON LADY
directed by Phyllida Lloyd
written by Abi Morgan
with Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
directed by Lasse Hallström
written by Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Paul Torday
with Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked

SHAME
directed by Steve McQueen
written by Steve McQueen & Abi Morgan
with Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
directed by Thomas Alfredson
written by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan
with Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth,
Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham, David Dencik, Ciaran
Hinds, Simon McBurney, Kathy Burke, Svetlana Khodenchkova

UNTOUCHABLE
written & directed by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano
with François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clothilde Mollet
 

This article is related to: Awards, The Artist, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Shame, In Darkness, Headhunters, The Iron Lady, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Barbara, Caesar Must Die (Cesare deve morire)


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.