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The 2013 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Results!

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Genre films ran the gamut from horrifying to hilarious in this year’s Chainsaw Awards race, and Fango readers’ choices for the best horror films and filmmakers of 2012 are listed below, as well as how all the runners-up placed.

Elaborating on our report in FANGORIA #324 (on sale now), here’s a complete rundown of how all of the nominees ranked, in descending order, with write-ins also acknowledged:

BEST WIDE-RELEASE FILM
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
SINISTER
THE GREY
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
PARANORMAN
Write-in: PROMETHEUS

BEST LIMITED-RELEASE/DIRECT-TO-VIDEO FILM
ABSENTIA
KILL LIST
COMPLIANCE
A LONELY PLACE TO DIE
THE REVENANT
Write-ins: EXCISION; THE LOVED ONES; COSMOPOLIS; FATHER’S DAY; THE SELLING; SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE; THE WICKER TREE

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
JUAN OF THE DEAD
SLEEP TIGHT
RABIES
COLD SWEAT
BEDEVILLED
Write-in: THE THEATRE BIZARRE

BEST ACTOR
Liam Neeson, THE GREY
Ethan Hawke, SINISTER
Daniel Radcliffe, THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Luis Tosar, SLEEP TIGHT
Neil Maskell, KILL LIST
Write-ins: Henry Garrett, THE THEATRE BIZARRE; Pat Healy, THE INNKEEPERS

BEST ACTRESS
Elizabeth Olsen, SILENT HOUSE
AnnaLynne McCord, EXCISION
Jessica Biel, THE TALL MAN
TIE: Gretchen Lodge, LOVELY MOLLY and Robin McLeavy, THE LOVED ONES
Write-ins: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE; Emma Fitzpatrick, THE COLLECTION; Sara Paxton, THE INNKEEPERS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Fran Kranz, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Barry Bostwick, SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE
Frank Grillo, THE GREY
Michael Smiley, KILL LIST
Pat Healy, COMPLIANCE
Write-ins: Michael Biehn, THE DIVIDE; Barry Bostwick, THE SELLING; Michael Fassbender, PROMETHEUS; Richard Lewis, VAMPS; Milo Ventimiglia, THE DIVIDE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Traci Lords, EXCISION
Dreama Walker, COMPLIANCE
Ashley Bell, THE DAY
Samantha Ferris, THE TALL MAN
Seo Yeong-hie, BEDEVILLED
Write-ins: Lauren German, THE DIVIDE; Catriona MacColl, THE THEATRE BIZARRE; Kelly McGillis, THE INNKEEPERS; Michelle Pfeiffer, DARK SHADOWS; Janet Varney, THE SELLING

BEST SCREENPLAY
Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump, KILL LIST
Pascal Laugier, THE TALL MAN
TIE: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, RABIES and D. Kerry Prior, THE REVENANT
Write-ins: Mike Flanagan, ABSENTIA; Astron-6, FATHER’S DAY; Joe Carnahan, Ian McKenzie, THE GREY; Gabriel Diani, THE SELLING, Robin Hardy, THE WICKER TREE

BEST SCORE
Christopher Young, SINISTER
Marco Beltrami, THE WOMAN IN BLACK
TIE: Jeff Grace, THE INNKEEPERS and Jon Brion, PARANORMAN
Marc Streitenfeld, THE GREY
Write-ins: Jeremy Gillespie, FATHER’S DAY; Roque Baños, SLEEP TIGHT

BEST MAKEUP/CREATURE FX
David LeRoy Anderson, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Paul Jones, Patrick Tatopoulos, SILENT HILL: REVELATION
Jason and Jeff Derushie, MONSTER BRAWL
Todd Masters, Steve Kostanski, THE DIVIDE
Justin Dix, THE LOVED ONES
Write-ins: Steve Kostanski, FATHER’S DAY; Mike H.G. Bates, KILL LIST; Neil Scanlan, Conor O’Sullivan, PROMETHEUS

WORST FILM
The top five vote-getters were:
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4
THE APPARITION
TIE: THE DEVIL INSIDE and PIRANHA 3DD
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FANGORIA HALL OF FAME
This year, we induct master of all monster media Joss Whedon and trendsetting maestro of mindbending David Lynch. Congratulations to them and the rest of the winners!

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor, the position he holds to this day while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews.
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