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'Life of Pi' Dominates Las Vegas Critics: Best Picture, Director & Cinematography

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 13, 2012 at 12:11PM

The Las Vegas Film Critics Society has shown some love for Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," which has been otherwise shut out from this season's critics' awards (yet earned Best Picture and Director Golden Globe nominations). The film received Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography, while Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence were recognized in the lead acting categories for "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook," respectively. Full list below.
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'Life of Pi'
'Life of Pi'

The Las Vegas Film Critics Society has shown some love for Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," which has been otherwise shut out from this season's critics' awards (yet earned Best Picture and Director Golden Globe nominations). The film received Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography, while Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence were recognized in the lead acting categories for "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook," respectively. Full list below.

Check out our critics' awards roundup here, and the Golden Globe nominations here.

Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2012 Sierra Awards:

Best Picture

“Life of Pi”

Best Actor

Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress

Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actor

Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actress

Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Best Director

Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”

Best Screenplay

Rian Johnson, “Looper”

Best Cinematography

Claudio Miranda, “Life of Pi”

Best Film Editing

William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran, “Anna Karenina”

Best Art Direction

Alex Cameron, “Prometheus”

Best Visual Effects

“Life of Pi”

Best Score

Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”

Best Song

“Skyfall”

Best Documentary

“Bully”

Best Animated Film

“Paranorman”

Best Foreign Film

“Amour” (Germany)

Youth in Film

Suraj Sharma, “Life of Pi”

Breakout Filmmaker of the Year

Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best DVD (Packaging, Design and Content)

“Hitchcock Collection – Masterpiece Collection” (Blu-Ray)

William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award

Alan Arkin

LVFCS Top 10 Films of 2012

1. Life of Pi

2. Zero Dark Thirty

3. Argo

4. Silver Lining Playbook

5. Lincoln

6. Moonrise Kingdom

7. The Impossible

8. Les Miserables

9. Beasts of the Southern Wild

10. The Master

This article is related to: Awards, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, Life of Pi, Ang Lee


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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.