by Khalil Hicks-Perry and Daniel Hanna
Best Actress: Anne Hathaway
Hathaway’s singing in Les Miserables was emotional and deeply moving. The fact that all the singing was on stage rather than in a studio was what made the performance. The emotion was tangible as Hathaway’s tear-jerking performance ended.
Best Director: Quentin Tarantino
Tarantino’s film Django Un-Chained was unique in the fact that it was, well, unique. Tarantino’s quirky direction style shown through as Jamie Foxx as Django went on a violent killing spree to save his wife. Featuring Tarantino’s characteristic dialogue, Django was a film that’s direction was above-par.
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
This groundbreaking film portrayed the men and women who located and assassinated the terrorist leader, Osama Bin-Laden. This nail-biting thriller kept the tension strong with subtle worries and great fears. One of the best movies of the year, and certainly deserving of the award, Zero Dark Thirty will go down as one of the greatest military thriller movies of all time.
Best Actor: Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington’s performance in Flight was inspiring as it showed the progression from a broken man, into a true hero. The journey in Flight was moving, but would have fallen flat without Washington’s amazing performance.