2012 CAST Awards Announcement

by James McNally on January 3, 2013 · 4 comments

in Awards,CAST

Moonrise Kingdom
A con­vin­cing win for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom

 

Update: Check out the second annual CASTcast pod­cast organ­ized by the Mamo.ca guys! It’s hosted by our friends over at Row Three. Hear me and six other loud­mouths debate the res­ults for an hour!

I’m very pleased to announce the res­ults of the 3rd edi­tion of the CAST Awards. I received 33 com­pleted bal­lots from film lovers in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are the CAST Top 25 voted from among all films that had a the­at­rical or fest­ival release in Toronto during 2012. Voters ranked up to 10 films on their ballot from top to bottom, with first choices receiving 10 points, second choices 9, etc. The Points column lists the total score for each film, the Mentions column indic­ates the number of bal­lots it appeared on, and the First column indic­ates the total number of voters who chose the film as their top choice. I’m proud of the group of critics we’ve gathered, even though I’ve described us else­where as “a ragtag group of semi-professional film blog­gers, tweeters and Lightbox lobby loiterers.” 122 dif­ferent films received at least one men­tion this year, although 71 of those received only one mention.


FILM TITLE
POINTS
MENTIONS
FIRST
1. Moonrise Kingdom 138 20 1
2.The Master 92 13 4
3. Looper 77 13 1
4. Skyfall 67 13 1
5. The Imposter 61 9 2
6. Django Unchained 59 12 0
7. Stories We Tell 56 7 3
8. Argo 56 10 1
9. The Dark Knight Rises 48 9 1
10. Lincoln 46 6 2
11. Amour 43 7 0
12. The Avengers 43 8 2
13. Silver Linings Playbook 43 8 1
14. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 42 6 1
15. Holy Motors 39 8 1
16. Prometheus 38 6 2
17. Cloud Atlas 38 6 1
18. Life of Pi 28 5 0
19. Les Miserables 26 4 0
20. Beasts of the Southern Wild 23 6 0
21. Killer Joe 22 3 1
22. The Raid: Redemption 21 4 0
23. Compliance 20 3 1
24. Beyond the Hills 20 3 0
25. The Cabin in the Woods 19 5 0


Participants:

Here is a PDF with each person’s ballot and the col­lated res­ults, with a few more inter­esting stats included. Voters could opt out of having their ballot included, so you may notice some omis­sions, but rest assured that each sub­mitted ballot con­trib­uted to the overall results.

And for those still reading, here is my very own CAST ballot, with my top ten from 2012.

My CAST Ballot

  1. The Master
  2. Only The Young
  3. The Imposter
  4. Moonrise Kingdom
  5. Looper
  6. Bernie
  7. Indie Game: The Movie
  8. Tchoupitoulas
  9. Sound of My Voice
  10. Beasts of the Southern Wild

{ 4 comments }

Nostra January 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

I can understand it being number one (it was mentioned in my top 10), have not heard of Stories We Tell or Only The Young, so will try to check those out!

James McNally January 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

Thanks very much for your visit and your comment, Nostra! Stories We Tell (directed by Sarah Polley) and Only the Young (directed by Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet) are both documentaries. Hopefully, both will get some kind of release in the Netherlands.

Dan Heaton January 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

It’s great that Moonrise Kingdom made the top of the list. It’s interesting that only one person had it at #1, so it was the collective enjoyment of it across the board that did it. It was my #1 of the year, though I see need to see a lot more of the big ones. I’ve also never heard of Stories We Tell, so that’s being added to the Watch List. Cool idea with the CAST Awards!

James McNally January 4, 2013 at 11:23 am

Thanks, Dan! I am sure that Moonrise Kingdom will be even more enjoyable for me on subsequent viewings, so even if I didn’t have it at the very top of my list, I’m really pleased that it proved to be the overwhelming choice of our little group. Keep an eye out for Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell. Although I haven’t yet seen it, it’s knocked out everyone I know who has.

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