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Hamptons Top Prize Goes to 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Plus Cate Shortland's 'Lore,' Janet Tobias' 'No Place on Earth'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 9, 2012 at 12:36PM

David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" adds another feather to its awards cap with the top prize at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival. The film wowed audiences at Toronto in September, taking home the fest's coveted audience award, cementing its place among the most-likely 2013 Oscar contenders.
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Silver Linings Playbook

David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" adds another feather to its awards cap with the top prize at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival. The film wowed audiences at Toronto in September, taking home the fest's coveted audience award, cementing its place among the most-likely 2013 Oscar contenders. The complete list of Hamptons award winners is below.

Also check out our TOH! video interview with "Silver Linings Playbook" star Jennifer Lawrence here, and the film's most recent trailer here.

Audience Award Winner for Best Narrative "Excelsior": "Silver Linings Playbook" (dir. David O. Russell)

Award Winner for World Cinema: Documentary: "No Place on Earth" (dir. Janet Tobias)

Golden Starfish Award Winner for Best Narrative: "Lore" (dir. Cate Shortland) & "Kuma" (dir. Umut Dag)

Golden Starfish Competition Award for Best Short Film: "Growing Farmers" (dir. Michael Halsband)

Golden Starfish Award Winner for Best Documentary: "Colombianos" (dir. Tora Martens)

This article is related to: Hamptons International Film Festival, Festivals


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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.