Ninth Cosmique Movie Awards

Honoring Films Released in 2012


Lincoln was the big winner of the 2012 Cosmique Movie Awards, winning five of its 13 nominations, including Best Film, Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Supporting Actor (Tommie Lee Jones), Best Drama, and Best Historical.

But in a rare split, it did not win Best Director, which instead went to Ben Affleck for Argo. The winners of these awards have been split only twice before: in 2004, when Million Dollar Baby won Best Film but Martin Scorsese won Best Director for The Aviator, and in 2010 when The King’s Speech won Best Film while Christopher Nolan won Best Director for Inception.

Other top acting awards went to Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook, Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress in Les Miserables, and Quvenzhané Wallis for Best Young Actor or Actress in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Dangerous Liaisons, the 1988 historical drama starring Glenn Close, was inducted into the Best Films of All Time Hall of Fame. Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O’Toole were inducted into their respective Best Acting Halls of Fame, while Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, and Mel Brooks were inducted into the Comedic Acting Halls of Fame.

In addition to her Supporting Actress win for Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway was also named Actress’ Character You Would Most Like to be Intimate With for her portrayal of Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, in The Dark Knight Rises. She was the only person to win multiple awards in a year where the awards were fairly well distributed amongst the top nominees. Zac Efron won the corresponding Intimate Actor award for The Paperboy, his second nomination and first win in that category.

Magic Mike proved to be a fan favorite, winning all three of its irreverent nominations: Sexiest Ensemble, Best Use of (Gratuitous?) Nudity, and Favorite Cinematic Guilty Pleasure. Les Miserables also won three awards, including Best Ensemble and Best Musical, as did Looper for Best Mystery, Suspense, Horror, or Thriller Film, Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Film (tying with The Hobbit), and Favorite Male Heroic Character for Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Check out the complete list of winners by category, film, or person, or download PDF lists of the winners by category, film, or person.