“Silver Linings Book” of U.S. dominates movie Satellite AwardsSouce:Xinhua Publish By Gloria C. Gonzales Updated 17/12/2012 10:17 pm in Entertainment / no comments
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 — The awards season darling romantic comedy “Silver Linings Playbook” has further consolidated its momentum in the leadup to the Oscar Awards honor, as it walked away with a five-award haul from the 17th Satellite Awards presented Sunday evening in Hollywood, California.
The David O. Russell-directed film garnered best motion picture, best actor for Bradley Cooper, best actress for Jennifer Lawrence, and an honor for a pair of editors including Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers.
Tom Hooper’s big-screen adaptation of the hit stage musical “Les Miserables,” which led the nominations with 10 nods including best picture, taking home only three honors including best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway, best song for “Suddenly” and best sound.
“Skyfall,” the 23rd installment on the James Bond franchise, also made its mark on the awards, as Javier Bardem was recognized with best supporting actor.
The awards, which is presented by the International Press Academy as one of the key precursors to predict which films, actors or other filmmaking professionals will prevail at the Academy Awards scene.
“Zero Dark Thirty,” Kathryn Bigelow’s political thriller which follows the U.S. effort to track and kill Osama bin Laden, also was recognized, as Mark Boal walked away with best original screenplay.
Another frontrunner on the awards trail, Ang Lee’s fantasy film “Life of Pi,” earned the best adapted screenplay for David Magee.
A pair of films from Asia and Europe, respectively, prevailed in contention for the best international film prize. French comedy “The Intouchables” and South Korean drama “Pieta” were winners in the category.
“Rise of the Guardians,” the 3-D animated film from Disney, was recognized as best animated film.