David Cronenberg’s thriller about a limousine drive through Manhattan gone horribly wrong managed to topple incoming franchise “The Hunger Games,” though not without a fight. Tributes gave it their all in the fight against “Cosmopolis,” trading the top spot back-and-forth with Pattinson’s latest all through the weekend. But early on Monday morning (January 23), “Cosmopolis” broke out with an insurmountable lead that fully clinched its place as the winner of the brawl for it all.
“Cosmopolis” star Paul Giamatti accepted the top honor on the film’s behalf when we spoke with him at the Sundance Film Festival, expressing his belief that the win would draw many more eyes to the Cronenberg thriller than it would have otherwise attracted.
“Holy cow, that’s astounding!” the actor said on learning the news. “The fact of that is amazing. … That’s a really cool thing that it brings that visibility to that movie.”
Congratulations are due not just to “Cosmopolis” and Pattinson supporters, but to everybody who participated in the tournament. Whether “Hunger Games,” “Dark Knight” or “The Hobbit” is your movie of choice this year, there’s no doubt about it: 2012 is going to be a phenomenal year in film. We can’t wait to see what the coming months have in store for us.
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