ICS Awards: Leos Carax’s Holy Motors Clear Favorite of 2012

Leos Carax Holy Motors

Holy Motors might have left Cannes empty-handed but Leos Carax free-form shape-shifter of a film was far from overlooked by the critics who voted for this year’s International Cinephile Society awards. The celebrated pic was favored to Miguel Gomes’ Tabu and Haneke’s Amour (runners-up in several categories) in the Best Picture, Director, Actor and Film Not in the English category. Moonrise Kingdom and The Master found some love (and runner up mentions) but the winner’s list biggest surprise is the Best Adapted Screenplay which went to Oslo, August 31st. Here’s the complete list:

PICTURE
01. Holy Motors
02. Tabu
03. Amour
04. Zero Dark Thirty
05. The Master
06. Moonrise Kingdom
07. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
08. Django Unchained
09. Lincoln
10. Cloud Atlas

DIRECTOR
Leos Carax – Holy Motors
runner-up: Miguel Gomes – Tabu

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
01. Holy Motors
02. Tabu
03. Amour
04. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
05. Oslo, August 31st
06. The Turin Horse
07. The Kid With a Bike
08. Rust and Bone
09. This Is Not a Film
10. Alps

ACTOR
Denis Lavant – Holy Motors
runner-up: Jean-Louis Trintignant – Amour

ACTRESS
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
runner-up: Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
runner-up: Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – The Master
runner-up: Rosemarie DeWitt – Your Sister’s Sister

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Tabu – Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo
runner-up: Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Oslo, August 31st – Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
runner-up: Lincoln – Tony Kushner

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – Gökhan Tiryaki
runner-up: The Master – Mihai Malaimare Jr.

EDITING
Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor
runner-up: Moonrise Kingdom – Andrew Weisblum

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Moonrise Kingdom – Adam Stockhausen
runner-up: Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood

ORIGINAL SCORE
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
runner-up: The Master – Jonny Greenwood

ENSEMBLE
Moonrise Kingdom
runner-up: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

ANIMATED FILM
The Secret World of Arrietty
runner-up: Tatsumi

DOCUMENTARY
This Is Not a Film
runner-up: Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

BEST PICTURE NOT RELEASED IN 2012
• The Angels’ Share
• The Atomic Age (L’âge atomique)
• Berberian Sound Studio
• Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)
• Beyond the Hills (Dupa dealuri)
• Blancanieves
• Caesar Must Die
• differently, Molussia
• Faust
• Frances Ha
• The Hunt (Jagten)
• In the House
• Klip
• Laurence Anyways
• Leviathan
• Lore
• No
• Our Children (A perdre la raison)
• Stories We Tell
• Student

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)