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Sunday, January 27, 2013

2012 Film Critics' Awards - Final


Post has become Final. As we know this year Oscar nominations behaved a bit different to what critics honored, especially in the Best Director category, so wonder if whoever got more critics' honors will win something in Oscar.

Nevertheless, in theory based on the tally, we can assume that Oscar Best Picture race could be between Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, but know our assumption will be wrong as ZD30 got so much negative buzz that there is no race between them and Argo will prevail above Kathryn Bigelow's movie. After seeing all nominated movies my best guess is that the race will be between Argo and Lincoln.

Perhaps the category were critics' and Academy members will agree is Best Actor as Daniel Day-Lewis is the big favorite to win Oscar by far. Still wonder how ZD30 negative buzz will influence Academy members but critics' tally suggests that Best Actress race will be between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence.

As commented every year critics' are NOT Academy members and main difference could be the average age which makes them differ often. This year seems that again what critics praise will not be similar to what AMPAS could/will honor. Sigh.

Still, I am one that this year agree more with critics than with AMPAS nominations, as believe that Affleck and Bigelow should have gotten a nod as their work deserves recognition.

12/8
As every year this post will begin today when we have the first non-major film critics' group announcing their winners; remember that will be a work in progress until the last group of critics do their announcement around the second week of next January. Most groups are American but also you will find in one post info from some groups in Canada, Ireland and UK.

As last year, will publish the link to read all winners and will list winners in the following categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and new this year, Best Documentary.

But, before the list and to have ALL in one post, first is the summary for the major film critics' groups.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Winners: Post
Best Film: Amour, Michael Haneke
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master
Best Actress: (tie) Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook and Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Best Documentary: The Gate Keepers

Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Winners: Post
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man

International Press Academy
Winners: Post
Best Film: Silver Linings Playbook
Best Director: David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Documentary: Chasing Ice

National Board of Review
Winners: Post
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugarman

New York Film Critics Circle
Winners: Post
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: The Central Park Five

The List

African-American Film Critics Association
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actress: Emayatzy Corinealdi in Middle of Nowhere
Best Actor: Denzel Washington in Flight
Best Documentary: (tie) The House I Live In and Versailles '73

Alliance of Women Film Journalists (EDA Awards)
Nominees: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man

Austin Film Critics Association
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Best Documentary: The Imposter

Black Film Critics Circle
Winners: News Official Site
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: The Central Park Five

Boston Society of Film Critics
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: How To Survive a Plague

Boston Online Film Critics Association
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: How To Survive a Plague

Central Ohio Film Critics Association
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Moonrise Kingdom
Best Director: Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: How to Survive a Plague

Chicago Film Critics Association
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor:Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: The Invisible War

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Winners: News Official Site
Best Film: Lincoln
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis In Lincoln
Best Documentary: Seaching for Sugarman

Denver Film Critics Society
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Detroit Film Critics Society
Nominations: News
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Silver Linings Playbook
Best Director: David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Dublin Film Critics Circle (*NOT added to tally)
Winners: News
Best Film: The Artist
Best Director: Michael Haneke for Amour
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Best Documentary: Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

Florida Film Critics Circle
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck in Argo
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: The Queen of Versailles

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Dorian Awards)
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Not Awarded
Best Actress: Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: How to Survive a Plague

The Guardian UK Top 10 films
Article with opportunity for audience vote: Official Site
Number 1 Film: The Master

The Houston Film Critics Society
Winners: News Official Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor:Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: The Imposter

Indiana Film Journalist Association
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Safety Not Guaranteed
Best Director: Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: (tie) Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook and Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man

Indiewire Annual Critics Survey (204 Critics)
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Holy Motors
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Performance: Denis Lavant in Holy Motors
Best Documentary: In film nist (This is Not a Film)

Iowa Film Critics Association
Winners: News
Best Film: Lincoln
Best Director: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: The Master
Best Director: Ang Lee for Life of Pi
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: The Imposter

Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Winners: News
Best Film: Life of Pi
Best Director: Ang Lee for Life of Pi
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Bully

National Society of Film Critics
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Amour
Best Director: Michael Haneke for Amour
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: The Gatekeepers

Nevada Film Critics Society
Winners: Offficial Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: (tie) Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty and Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actress: (tie) Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook and Helen Hunt in The Sessions
Best Actor: John Hawkes in The Sessions
Best Documentary: Not awarded.

New York Film Critics Online
Winners: Official Site or Board
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Best Actor:  Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Central Park Five

North Texas Film Critics Association
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Lincoln
Best Director: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Bully

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Winners: News
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man

Online Film Critics Society
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: In film nist (This is Not a Film)

Phoenix Film Critics Society
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor:Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man

St. Louis Film Critics
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man

San Diego Film Critics Society
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actress: Michelle Williams in Take This Waltz
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: The Invisible War

San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: The Master
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress:Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Best Documentary: The Waiting Room

Sight&Sound Film Magazine (90 international critics poll)
Article with Top 11 Films of 2012: Official Site
Number 1 Film: The Master

Southeastern Film Critics Association
Winners: News Official Site
Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: The Queen of Versailles

Toronto Film Critics Association
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: The Master
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea
Best Actor:Denis Lavant in Holy Motors
Best Documentary: Stories We Tell

Utah Film Critics Association
Winners: News
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Best Documentary: Indie Game: The Movie

Vancouver Film Critics Circle
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man

The Washington DC Area Film Critics
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Documentary: Bully

Women Film Critics Circle (*NOT added to Tally)
Winners: News Official Site
Best Film by a Woman: Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow
Best Actress: Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

As we know there are a few exceptions that will get their own post. For reference this is the link to what critics honored last year, which the Best Film winner among them was none other than The Artist that went to win an Oscar.

Please remember that links usually work for a limited time, meaning that if you wish to look for nominations/winners from last year you probably will have to browse site to find them and some sites simply delete previous years.

*Some groups are added for information but due to specialization or including last year movies, will NOT be added to tally.

Tally

The following is a summary with the winners in the five main categories. Tally will be updated from now on when a new group makes their announcement.

Best Film
13 - Zero Dark Thirty (NBR, NYFCC, AAFC, BSFC, BOFCA, NYFCO, WDCAFC, CFCA, AFCA, UFCA, BFCC, EDA, VFCC)
12 - Argo (SDFCS, SLFCA, SEFCA, PFCS, FFCC, OFCC, NFCS, HFCS, OFCS, DFCS, CCMA)
5 - The Master (TGUK, KCFCC, SFCC, S&SFM, TFCA, GALECA)
3 - Lincoln (DFWFCA, NTFCA, IFCA)
2 - Amour (LAFCA, NSFC)
2 - Silver Linings Playbook (IPA, DFCS)
1 - Holy Motors (IW)
1 - Life of Pi (LVFCS)
1 - Moonrise Kingdom (COFCA
1 - Safety Not Guaranteed (IFJA)

Best Director
15 - Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty (NBR, NYFCC, BSFC, BOFCA, NYFCO, SFFCC, WDCAFC, CFCA, DFWFCA, PFCS, IW, BFCC, NFCS, EDA, VFCC)
10 - Ben Affleck for Argo (AAFCA, SDFCS, SLFCA, SEFCA, FFCC, OFCC, NFCS, HFCS, DFCS, CCMA)
4 - Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master (LAFCA, TFCA, AFCA, OFCS)
2 - Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom (UFCA, COFCA)
2 - Ang Lee for Life of Pi (KCFCC, LVFCS)
2 - David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook (IPA, DFCS)
2 - Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (NFTCA, IFCA)
1 - Michael Haneke for Amour (NSFC)
1 - Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained (IFJA)

Best Actress
16 - Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty (NBR, BOFCA, WDCAFC, IFJA, CFCA, SLFCA, DFWFCA, PFCS, FFCC, BFCC, OFCC, OFCS, EDA, VFCC, IFCA, CCMA)
13 - Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook (LAFCA, IPA, DFCS, KCFCC, LVFCS, SEFCA, AFCA, UFCA, NFCS, HFCS, NTFCA, COFCA, DFCS)
5 - Emmanuel Riva in Amour (LAFCA, BSFC, NYFCO, SFFCC, NSFC)
2 - Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea (NYFCC, TFCA)
1 - Emayatzy Corinealdi in Middle of Nowhere (AAFCA)
1 - Michelle Williams in Take This Waltz (SDFCS)
1 - Helen Hunt in The Sessions (NFCS)
1 - Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables (GALECA)

Best Actor
28 - Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (NYFCC, BSFC, BOFCA, DFCS, KCFCC, LVFCS, NYFCO, SDFCS, WDCAFC, IFJA, CFCA, SLFCA, SEFCA, DFWFCA, PFCS, FFCC, BFCC, OFCC, NSFC, HFCS, OFCS, NTFCA, EDA, COFCA, IFCA, DFCS, CCMA, GALECA)
5 - Joaquin Phoenix in The Master (LAFCA, SFFCC, AFCA, UFCA, VFCC)
3 - Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook (IPA, NBR, IFJA)
2 - Denis Lavant in Holy Motors (TFCA, IW)
1 - Denzel Washington in Flight (AAFCA)
1 - John Hawkes in The Sessions (NFCS)

Best Documentary
9 - Searching for Sugarman (NBR, IFJA, SLFCA, DFWFCA, PFCS, OFCC, EDA, VFCC, CCMA)
4 - How to Survive a Plague (BSFC, BOFCA, COFCA, GALECA)
3 - Bully (LVFCS, WDCAFC, NTFCA)
3 - The Central Park Five (NYFCC, NYFCO, BFCC)
3 - The Imposter (KCFCC, AFCA, HFCS)
2 - The Gatekeepers (LAFCA, NSFC)
2 - In film nist (This is Not a Film) (IW, OFCS)
2 - The Invisible War (SDFCS, CFCA)
2 - Jiro Dreams of Sushi (DFCS, DFCS-Denver)
2 - The Queen of Versailles (SEFCA, FFCC)
1 - Chasing Ice (IPA)
1 - The House I Live In (AAFCA)
1 - Indie Game: The Movie (UFCA)
1 - Stories We Tell (TFCA)
1 - Versailles '73 (AAFCA)
1 - The Waiting Room (SFFCC)

As we can see Best Actor category is the less dispersed while Best Documentary is the most dispersed; as of today (12/17) Best Director is the category that lists the most probable five Oscar nominees; oops! Indiana ruined the category but Quentin is always welcome.

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