Los Angeles Film Critics Association Names AMOUR Best Picture; New York Film Critics Online and Boston Society of Film Critics Award ZERO DARK THIRTY

     December 9, 2012


Director Kathryn Bigelow’s drama Zero Dark Thirty continues its dominant critics awards path, as it has picked up two more Best Picture wins from the New York Film Critics Online and Boston Society of Film Critics groups, adding to its previous wins from the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review.  Bigelow also won Best Director from both organizations, while Daniel Day-Lewis took home Best Actor for LincolnEmmanuelle Riva won Best Actress from New York and Boston, while she shared the award in a tie with Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook in the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Los Angeles broke from the mold a bit by naming director Michael Haneke‘s devastating French-language film Amour the Best Film of the year.  They also awarded Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director for The Master and Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Dwight Henry the Best Supporting Actor honor in a couple of pleasant surprises.  Hit the jump for the full list of winners from all three critics groups.

Amour-PosterLos Angeles Film Critics Association:

Best Film: Amour

Best Director: Paul Thomas AndersonThe Master

Best Actress: (tie) Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook, Emmanuelle RivaAmour

Best Actor: Joaquin PhoenixThe Master

Best Supporting Actress: Amy AdamsThe Master

Best Supporting Actor: Dwight HenryBeasts of the Southern Wild

Best Editing: Dylan Tichenor, William GoldenbergZero Dark Thirty

Best Cinematography: Roger DeakinsSkyfall

Best Score: Behn Zeitlin, Dan RomerBeasts of the Southern Wild

Best Screenplay: Chris TerrioArgo

Best Production Design: Jack FiskThe Master

Best Animated Film: Frankenweenie

Best Documentary: The Gatekeepers

zero-dark-thirty-posterNew York Film Critics Online:

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director: Kathryn BigelowZero Dark Thirty

Best Debut Director: Behn ZeitlinBeasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actress: Emmanuelle RivaAmour

Best Actor: Daniel Day-LewisLincoln

Best Ensemble Cast: Argo

Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee JonesLincoln

Best Supporting Actress: Anne HathawayLes Miserables

Best Cinematography: Claudio MirandaLife of Pi

Best Screenplay: Mark BoalZero Dark Thirty

Best Use of Music: Django Unchained

Breakthrough Performance: Quvenzhane WallisBeasts of the Southern Wild

Best Animated Feature: Chico and Rita

Best Documentary: The Central Park Five

Best Foreign Language Film: Amour

lincoln-movie-posterBoston Society of Film Critics:

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director: Kathryn BigelowZero Dark Thirty

Best Actor: Daniel Day-LewisLincoln

Best Actress: Emmanuelle RivaAmour

Best Supporting Actress: Sally FieldLincoln

Best Supporting Actor: Ezra MillerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best Screenplay: Tony KushnerLincoln

Best Cinematography: Mihai Malaimare Jr.The Master

Best Editing: William Goldenberg, Dylan TichenorZero Dark Thirty

Best Use of Music: Moonrise Kingdom

Best New Filmmaker: David FranceHow to Survive a Plague

Best Documentary: How to Survive a Plague

Best Animated: Frankenweenie

Best Foreign Language Film: Amour

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