2012 Silver Stamps

By Dear Cast & Crew

Mailed on December 21, 2012

Dear 2012 Winners of a Silver Stamp,

There's no shortage of awards out there. The end of every year means best actor, best director and best film accolades will be piling up on the mantels of stars. But our mandate at Dear Cast and Crew is to acknowledge the work of everyone who helps make a movie possible. We're therefore doing our part to look back on 2012 and recognize the work that made us stand up and take notice. You, brave soldiers, have earned Dear Cast and Crew's Silver Stamp of approval for your most excellent contributions to the art and discourse of cinema.

The Awards

Best Make-up - Cloud Atlas

Most Awkward and Probably Racist Make-up - Cloud Atlas

Most Canadian Film - Goon

Most Anti-Canadian Film - Argo

Best Use of a Fart Noise to Cut Dramatic Tension - The Master

Best Age-Denying Special Effects - Meryl Streep's inner thigh in Hope Springs

The Silver Stamp of Irony, Awarded to the Screenplay That Explained Everything With Endless Exposition and Yet Made No Sense - Prometheus

Most Audacious Use of New Technology to Replicate the Look of BBC Programming from the 1970s - _The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Clearest Proof that New Doesn't Necessarily Mean Better - _The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Most Likely to Get Us Beat Up for Liking It - Rock of Ages

The Roger Deakins Award for Excellence in Being Roger Deakins - Skyfall

The Pulling Off the Impossible Award - The Avengers

The Uwe Boll Award for Adapting a Game into a Terrible Film - Battleship

The Zac Efron Look-of-Confusion that Least Represented a Character's Mindset - Zac Efron in The Lucky One

The Zac Efron Look-of-Confusion that Best Represented the Audience's Mindset: Zac Efron in The Paperboy

Most Disgusting On-Set Catering (We Assume) - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Remake of Escape From New York: Lockout

*Best Reversal of a Downward Trend *- Moonrise Kingdom

Best Movie Released on October 12th with Boom in the Title: Here Comes the Boom 3,2,1 Frankie Goes Boom

Most Debated Film About an Actual Debate: Lincoln

Most Uncomfortable Fetishization of Guns: Tie between Jack Reacher and The Expendables 2


Dear Cast & Crew

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