One of the upstart alternatives to the Golden Globes are the Satellite Awards, handed out by the group known as the International Press Academy. "Silver Linings Playbook" was the Satellites' cup o' tea, winning for picture, director David O. Russell and lead thesps Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. The movie also picked up an award in film editing for the work of Crispin Struthers and Jay Cassidy.
Supporting actor and actress honors went to Javier Bardem ("Skyfall") and Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables").
The Satellite equivalent of the foreign film award was a tie between "The Intouchables" and Venice fest titlist "Pieta" from South Korea. "Rise of the Guardians" won in animation; "Chasing Ice" in documentary.
Screenplay kudos went to Mark Boal ("Zero Dark Thirty") for original and David Magee ("Life of Pi") for adapted.
Alexandre Desplat won in original score for "Argo," while "Les Miserables" won in original song for "Suddenly." Claudio Miranda ("Life of Pi") triumphed in cinematography, Jim Gibbs, Kevin Baillie, Michael Lantieri, Ryan Tudhope ("Flight") in visual effects and Andy Nelson, John Warhurst, Lee Walpole, Simon Hayes ("Les Miserables") in sound (editing and mixing).
Art direction and production design went to Curt Beech, David Crank, Leslie McDonald, Rick Carter ("Lincoln"), and costume design went to Manon Rasmussen of "A Royal Affair."
Among the winners on the TV side of the Satellite Awards were "Homeland" and leads Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, as well as "The Big Bang Theory" and frontliners Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco.