Movie awards season, from the Golden Globes to the Academy Awards, is on its way, and a number of film entities around the world set the field of contenders with annual nominations, groups such as the Broadcast Film Critics and the Screen Actors Guild. Now, we add an Oklahoma voice to the chorus. Comprised of print, broadcast and online reviewers, the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC) "promotes film in Oklahoma and strives to increase the visibility of the state's film-viewing and filmmaking communities."
This week, the OFCC announced its 7th annual list of the year's best movies. "Argo," the true story of a 1980 hostage-extraction operation in Iran, took the top prize. And the film's director, Ben Affleck, was also honored. Other films named in the top 10: "Zero Dark Thirty," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Django Unchained," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "The Master," "Lincoln," "Looper" and "Les Miserables." Top acting honors went to Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln" and Jessica Chastain for "Zero Dark Thirty."
Also a part of the Oklahoma list are the "prizes" for Worst Film of the Year, the Adam Sandler comedy "That's My Boy," and Not-So-Obviously-Worst-Film, "Prometheus." The Channing Tatum/Jonah Hill comedy "21 Jump Street" earned the title of "Best Guilty Pleasure" for 2012.
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