My Cinema TrophyHere it is, folks, the final set of nominees in our 2012 Awards Season. You’ve seen the My TV Award nominations, the My Theatre Award nominations and even our first-ever set of My Games Award nominations. And here, hours after The Golden Globes pushed back against Oscar folly by awarding Ben Affleck and Argo, are our My Cinema Award nominations. We loved a lot of genre-defying movies this year so please forgive us if you feel like we’ve placed something too funny in a drama category or too serious as a comedy- we tried our best to fit everything in all tetris-like. We also tried to celebrate some of the awesome people and films that got a little (or a lot) overlooked by the big awards shows (usually for genre reasons, or because their films weren’t produced by a Weinstein) while being as objective as possible about who and what were inarguably fantastic this year. We divided by genre for Best Picture and the actor awards but lumped everyone together to battle it out over Best Screenplay and Best Director because we simply didn’t know where we wanted to draw the lines.

So without further ado…

Best Actor in a Drama
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (A Late Quartet)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Richard Gere (Arbitrage)
Tom Holland (The Impossible)

Best Actor in a Comedy
Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Tommy Lee Jones (Hope Springs)
Andy Samberg (Celeste & Jesse Forever)
Paul Dano (Ruby Sparks)

Best Actress in a Drama
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Dreama Walker (Compliance)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Emily Blunt (Your Sister’s Sister)

Best Actress in a Comedy
Ari Graynor (For a Good Time, Call…)
Barbra Streisand (The Guilt Trip)
Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks)
Jennifer Westfeldt (Friends with Kids)
Rashida Jones (Celeste & Jesse Forever)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
Gerard Butler (Coriolanus)
Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games)
Scoot McNairy (Killing Them Softly)
Ewan McGregor (The Impossible)
Jude Law (Anna Karenina)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Armie Hammer (Mirror, Mirror)
Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods)
Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus)
Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games)
Emily Blunt (Looper)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Julia Roberts (Mirror, Mirror)
Ari Graynor (Celeste & Jesse Forever)
Susan Sarandon (Robot & Frank)
Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect)
Maya Rudolph (Friends with Kids)

Best Ensemble
The Avengers
The Cabin in the Woods
The Hunger Games
A Late Quartet
Les Miserables
The Impossible
10 Years

Best Director
Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus)
Gary Ross (The Hunger Games)
Joss Whedon (The Avengers)
Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods)
Rian Johnson (Looper)
Ben Affleck (Argo)
Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible)
Joe Wright (Anna Karenina)
Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister)

Best Screenplay
Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Rashida Jones & Will McCormack (Celeste & Jesse Forever)
Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks)
Dan Fogelman (The Guilt Trip)
Michael Bacall (21 Jump St.)
Joss Whedon (The Avengers)
Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins & Billy Ray (The Hunger Games)
Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods)
Rian Johnson (Looper)
Chris Terrio (Argo)

Best Effects
The Hunger Games
The Avengers
The Hobbit
The Cabin in the Woods
The Life of Pi
Cloud Atlas
The Impossible

Best Costumes, Hair and/or Makeup
The Hunger Games
Mirror Mirror
Les Miserables
The Hobbit
Cloud Atlas

Best Documentary
Katy Perry: Part of Me
The Queen of Versailles
How to Survive a Plague
The Imposter
Being Elmo*
*included here because it was next to impossible to find in theatres until 2012, even though it technically came out in 2011

Best Drama
The Impossible
Your Sister’s Sister

Best Comedy
Safety Not Guaranteed
Celeste & Jesse Forever
Ruby Sparks
21 Jump Street
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Action/Horror/Kids Film
The Avengers
The Hunger Games
The Cabin in the Woods