Friday, March 1, 2013

AFT Awards: Best Ending

This is the twenty-fourth category of the 6th Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Click here to see previous years of this category. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them. Beware spoilers for the films pictured above.

The winner:
Safety Not Guaranteed took a fantastic leap of faith to provide a reality-defying conclusion to its quirky little story.

Other nominees:
Beasts of the Southern Wild went out on just as triumphant a note as it started, concluding Hushpuppy’s incomparable saga. Prometheus used its final moments to connect its bleak ending to an entirely different mythology with obvious parallels. The Sessions provided a moving tribute to its kind-hearted protagonist. The Dark Knight Rises ended on a familiar Christopher Nolan wink note that sets the story up to be revisited again, should anyone ever desire to do so.

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