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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Congratulations to Lynn Shelton and the Cast of Your Sister's Sister!

Posted by on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM


At last night's Gotham Film Awards ceremony in NYC, these five groups of actors battled for the award for Best Ensemble Performance:

*Bernie: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
*Moonrise Kingdom: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban
*Safety Not Guaranteed: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni, Jenica Bergere, Kristen Bell, Jeff Garlin, Mary Lynn Rajskub
*Silver Linings Playbook: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, John Ortiz, Julia Stiles, Shea Wigham, Paulie Herman
*Your Sister’s Sister: Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass

And Your Sister's Sister won.

Humongous congratulations to Lynn and her award-winning cast, who did the kind of small, beautiful work that I always fear will be overshadowed by things like Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine interacting with actual Texas townfolk in Bernie or movie stars parading acting chops in Silver Linings Playbook. Thank you, Gotham Awards, for proving me wrong.


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bleedingheartlibertarian 1
I actually haven't seen any of those movies (yet!), but there is a metric ton of talent among all of those casts, so they should be very, very proud to have come out on top.
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on November 27, 2012 at 10:28 AM · Report this
Before May of this year, Jennifer Lawrence wasn't a movie star, so I think it's unfair to characterize her, or many of the cast of Silver Linings Playbook, as "movie stars parading acting chops." But good on Your Sister's Sister.
Posted by Misty on November 27, 2012 at 10:31 AM · Report this
Josh Bis 3
Pleased as punch that Your Sister's Sister won, but what's wrong with "movie stars parading acting chops"?
Posted by Josh Bis on November 27, 2012 at 10:37 AM · Report this
Grrr 4
Good one for what's actually my favorite movie of 2012.
Posted by Grrr on November 27, 2012 at 10:40 AM · Report this
David Schmader 5
Hello! I love movie stars parading acting chops. But sometimes movie stars parading acting chops can sometimes be so wonderful it can blind people to the smaller charms of something like YSS, and I am so happy that is not the case.
Posted by David Schmader on November 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM · Report this
David Schmader 6
And confidential to Misty: Hopefully my response above makes clear that the designation "movie star" was not meant derisively.
Posted by David Schmader on November 27, 2012 at 10:50 AM · Report this
Posted by SPG on November 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM · Report this
schmacky 8
I share in the congrats for Your Sister's Sister, but I'd have to give the edge to Moonrise Kingdom and the sweet/strange world that cast created (and don't tell me Wes Anderson deserves all the credit).
Posted by schmacky on November 27, 2012 at 11:04 AM · Report this
stinkbug 9

"Ensemble' implies togetherness, which YSS definitely had. Some of the peeps listed under Moonrise Kingdom didn't even interact with each other (didn't Bob Balaban simple talk to the audience?). There's a difference between best cast and best ensemble.
Posted by stinkbug on November 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM · Report this
mr. herriman 10
Wonderful, indeed! Yay for them!
Posted by mr. herriman on November 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 11
They all deserve it.
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM · Report this
biffp 12
Impressive win. The first three were a little over-rated. After reading the Travers review, I'm dying to see SLP.
Posted by biffp on November 27, 2012 at 11:52 AM · Report this
McGee 13
Also before May of this year Jennifer Lawrence had already had an Oscar nomination.
Posted by McGee on November 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM · Report this
Vancouverite 14
This sister mysteriously has a British accent. This one doesn't. Strange.
Posted by Vancouverite on November 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 15
@14: they explain the different accents: same father but different mothers, one of whom is English.
Posted by Josh Bis on November 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM · Report this

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