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Silver Linings Playbook wins five Satellite awards

Silver Linings Playbook

Story by Jack Foley

DAVID O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook appears to be gaining serious Oscar momentum now that it has won five awards at the 17th annual Satellite Awards.

The film scooped best motion picture, Russell wtook best director and its stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were crowned best actor and actress, respectively.

It also picked up a trophy for editing by Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers.

Anne Hathaway received the best supporting actress award for Les Miserables, which also was awarded prizes for best song, Suddenly, and best sound.

And Javier Bardem was named best supporting actor for his villainous turn in James Bond movie Skyfall.

Rise of the Guardians was named best animated film, Chasing Ice took best documentary, Mark Boal received the award for best original screenplay for Zero Dark Thirty and David Magee took home the award for best adapted screenplay for Life of Pi.

On the television side of things, Homeland and The Big Bang Theory each claimed three awards, including best drama series and best comedy series respectively.

Acting awards went to British stars Damian Lewis, for Homeland (best actor), Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock, as best actor in a miniseries/motion picture made for TV, and Dame Maggie Smith, for Downton Abbey, as best supporting actress in a miniseries/motion picture made for TV.

Claire Danes rounded out Homeland‘s haul as best actress, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki were crowned best comedy actress and actor, respectively, for Big Bang Theory.

And Julianne Moore was named best actress in a mini-series for Game Change.

There was a special award for Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s Quvenzhane Wallis as best newcomer, and Terence Stamp received an outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry prize.

The awards were held on Sunday (December 16, 2012) at the Intercontinental Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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