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Nominees Announced for People’s Choice Movie Awards


Nominees Announced for People’s Choice Movie Awards

Film website has announced the nominees for 17 categories in The TelstraClear People's Choice Movie Awards. These brand-spanking new awards will let the people of New Zealand bestow recognition on their favourite films of 2012, covering a range of genres, recognising a variety of performances, and eventually narrowing it down to one supreme winner – the Movie of the Year.

Amongst a tight field of contenders leading the nominations are The Dark Knight Rises and Moonrise Kingdom. Both are nominated in four categories, as is late entry The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which makes a last-minute run for victory after its premiere this week.

Nipping at their heels are films such as Argo, The Avengers, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Skyfall, showing that 2012 has been another awesome year at the movies.

“Most people would agree that we’ve been spoiled for choice by the number of great films this year,” says Editor Steve Newall, “and now I’m looking forward to these films scrapping it out for the glory of taking home one of these awards”.

The award winners are decided by public vote throughout December, and announced in early January before the 2013 American award season heats up. New Zealanders can vote from the 1st of December at Everyone who votes goes in the draw to win a huge haul of prizes from Sony, Event Cinemas, Video Ezy, Madman and Rip It Up that will wow even the most hardcore movie lovers.

Nominees were decided after making a long-list of the public’s most-viewed and best-reviewed films on during 2012, and then consulting with the site’s team of writers and reviewers to narrow these options down to the six nominees in each category. The full list follows, and can also be seen – and voted on – at

And The Nominees Are…
BEST MOVIE sponsored by TelstraClear
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Killing Them Softly
Moonrise Kingdom
BEST NZ MOVIE sponsored by Event Cinemas
Fresh Meat
Good For Nothing
How to Meet Girls from a Distance
Kiwi Flyer
The Most Fun You Can Have Dying
Two Little Boys
BEST ACTION sponsored by Quickflix
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Grey
The Raid
BEST COMEDY sponsored by Sony
21 Jump Street
How to Meet Girls from a Distance
The Intouchables
Moonrise Kingdom
Pitch Perfect

A Separation
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Your Sister’s Sister
The Deep Blue Sea
The Five-Year Engagement
Like Crazy
Ruby Sparks
Safety Not Guaranteed
Take This Waltz
BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY sponsored by Video Ezy
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hunger Games
John Carter
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Julia’s Eyes
Killing Them Softly
The Skin I Live In
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Hotel Transylvania
Madagascar 3
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Brother Number One
Crossfire Hurricane
How Far is Heaven
Into the Abyss
Searching for Sugar Man
A Separation
The Intouchables
Le Havre
Monsieur Lazhar
The Raid
Ben Affleck, Argo
Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
Andrew Dominik, Killing Them Softly
Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Rian Johnson, Looper
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises
Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister’s Sister
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Mark Duplass, Your Sister’s Sister
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ralph Fiennes, Coriolanus
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Kevin Spacey, Margin Call
Pierce Gagnon, Looper
Jared Gilman, Moonrise Kingdom
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Aubrey Plaza, Safety Not Guaranteed
Maaka Pohatu, Two Little Boys
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
HERO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Film3
Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig, Skyfall
Robert Downey Jr., The Avengers
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Karl Urban, Dredd
WANKER OF THE YEAR sponsored by George FM
All 3 Guys, Project X
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers
Jeremy Irons, Margin Call
Shirley MacLaine, Bernie
Jean-Claude Van Damme, The Expendables 2


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About the TelstraClear People’s Choice Movie Awards
The People’s Choice Movie Awards has been created by as a nationwide project, designed to let New Zealand movie lovers choose the year’s best movies. These are the first awards. The awards’ primary sponsor is TelstraClear. Co-sponsors are Sony, Event Cinemas, Quickflix, Madman, Video Ezy, Rip It Up, George FM and Film3.

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