17th Satellite Awards

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17th Satellite Awards
Date December 16, 2012 (2012-12-16)
Best film Silver Linings Playbook
Best director David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook
Best television drama Homeland
Best television comedy The Big Bang Theory

The 17th Satellite Awards, honoring the year's outstanding performers, films, television shows, DVDs, and interactive media, were presented by the International Press Academy at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles on December 16, 2012.[1]

The film Silver Linings Playbook won the most awards with five, including Best Film, the most television awards went to Homeland and The Big Bang Theory, with each winning three.[2]

Special achievement awards[edit]

Mary Pickford Award (for outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry) – Terence Stamp

Nikola Tesla Award (for visionary achievement in filmmaking technology ) – Walter Murch

Auteur Award (for singular vision and unique artistic control over the elements of production) – Paul Williams

Honorary Satellite AwardBruce Davison and Brian Edwards[3][4][5]

Newcomer AwardQuvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Humanitarian Award (for making a difference in the lives of those in the artistic community and beyond) – Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild

Motion picture winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.[2]

Best Film Best Director

Silver Linings Playbook

David O. RussellSilver Linings Playbook

Best Actor Best Actress

Bradley CooperSilver Linings Playbook

Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

Javier BardemSkyfall

Anne HathawayLes Misérables

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

Zero Dark ThirtyMark Boal

Life of PiDavid Magee

Best Animated or Mixed Media Film Best Foreign Language Film

Rise of the Guardians

The Intouchables (France) (tie)
Pietà (South Korea) (tie)

Best Documentary Film Best Cinematography

Chasing Ice

Life of PiClaudio Miranda

Best Original Score Best Original Song

ArgoAlexandre Desplat

"Suddenly" – Les Misérables

Best Visual Effects Best Art Direction and Production Design



Best Film Editing Best Sound (Editing and Mixing)

Silver Linings Playbook

Les Misérables

Best Costume Design Best Ensemble (Cast)

A Royal Affair

Les Miserábles

Television winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.[2]

Best Drama Series Best Comedy or Musical Series


The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Best Miniseries or TV Film Best Genre Series

Hatfields & McCoysHistory

The Walking DeadAMC

Best Actor in a Drama Series Best Actress in a Drama Series

Damian LewisHomeland as Nicholas Brody

Claire DanesHomeland as Carrie Mathison

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series

Johnny GaleckiThe Big Bang Theory as Dr. Leonard Hofstadter

Kaley CuocoThe Big Bang Theory as Penny

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Film

Benedict CumberbatchSherlock as Sherlock Holmes

Julianne MooreGame Change as Sarah Palin

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

Neal McDonoughJustified as Robert Quarles

Maggie SmithDownton Abbey as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

New media winners[edit]

Best Action/Adventure Game Best Mobile Game
Best Role Playing Game


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