The 2012 Bennies

inaugural edition!

fiction of 2012: Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel

nonfiction of 2012: Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, D.T. Max

film of 2012: “Lincoln”

album of 2012: “Visions,” Grimes

TV (drama — this was a tough one) of 2012: “Mad Men”

TV (comedy): “The Colbert Report”

TV (news): “The Rachel Maddow Show”

Best Actor: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Best Actress: Lena Dunham, “Girls”

Best Supporting Actor: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister (“Game of Thrones”)

Best Supporting Actress: Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister (“Game of Thrones”)

Best Writing (TV): “Mad Men” — Matthew Weiner, Marti Noxon, Semi Chellas, Maria Jacquemetton, Dahvi Waller, Andre Jacquemetton, Robin Veith, Chris Provenzano et al

Best Soundtrack (film — this is an easy one): Les Misérables

Best single episode (TV): “Blackwater,” “Game of Thrones, season 2, episode 9.”

Best sports team: Miami Heat (that hurt to write)

Best male athlete: LeBron James (also hurts, Michael Phelps a very close second)

Best female athlete: Abby Wambach

Breakout TV/Film star male: Rob James-Collier, Thomas, “Downton Abbey”

Breakout TV/Film star female: Rose Leslie, “Game of Thrones,” “Downton Abbey”

Breakout Politician: Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Breakout musician: Molly Marlette, “The Robber and the Boy”

Breakout athlete: Robert Griffin III 

Winner of 2012: Pres. Barack Obama

~ by Benji on December 29, 2012.

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