The David O. Russell-directed dramedy bags the coveted Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Editing awards.
The 17th annual Satellite Awards has unveiled its winners during a ceremony on Sunday evening, December 17 held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Beverly Hills. Becoming the top winner at the awards show was David O. Russell's dramedy "Silver Linings Playbook" with a total of five gongs.
The film about love and mental illness swept all the coveted categories, including Best Motion Picture, Best Director for Russell, Best Actor for Bradley Cooper, and Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence. Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers also shared the Best Editing trophy for their work in the movie.
"Skyfall" had its first prize during this busy awards season as its villain, Javier Bardem, claimed the Best Supporting Actor title. On the other hand, Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" brought Anne Hathaway in taking home the Best Supporting Actress award thanks to her dramatic role as Fantine.
The highly-praised musical drama also snatched two other awards; Best Song for "Suddenly" and Motion Picture Ensemble. Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" was another winner with multiple awards that night. The visually-stunning survival drama bagged Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
During the event, which was presented by the International Press Academy, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" received two Special Achievement Awards. Its young lead actress Quvenzhane Wallis brought home the Newcomer Award, while its helmer Benh Zeitlin was honored with Humanitarian Award.
2012 Satellite Awards Winners in Movie:
- Motion picture: "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Director: David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Actor: Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, "Skyfall"
- Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
- Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, "Zero Dark Thirty (2012)"
- Adapted Screenplay: David Magee, "Life of Pi"
- Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media: "Rise of the Guardians"
- Motion Picture, Documentary: "Chasing Ice"
- Motion Picture, International: (tie) "The Intouchables" and "Pieta"
- Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, "Life of Pi"
- Editing: Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Score: Alexandre Desplat, "Argo"
- Song: "Suddenly" from "Les Miserables"
- Sound (editing and mixing): Andy Nelson, John Warhurst, Lee Walpole, Simon Hayes, "Les Miserables"
- Visual Effects: Michael Lantieri, Kevin Baillie, Ryan Tudhope, Jim Gibbs, "Flight"
- Art direction & production design: Rick Carter, Curt Beech, David Crank, Leslie McDonald, "Lincoln"
- Costume design: Manon Rasmussen, "A Royal Affair"
- Outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry: Terence Stamp
- Nikola Tesla Award: Walter Murch
- Auteur Award: Paul Williams
- Honorary Satellite Award: Bruce Davison
- Newcomer Award: Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
- Humanitarian Award: Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
- Motion Picture Ensemble: "Les Miserables"
- Television Ensemble: "The Walking Dead"