Wednesday, 19 December 2012


Best Film
1.     The Artist
2.        Amour
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
3.        The Avengers
The Turin Horse
4.        Life of Pi
The Master
The Raid: Redemption
5.        The Grey
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Rust and Bone
·          About Elly
·          Beasts of the Southern Wild
·          The Descendants
·          The Hunt
·          Killer Joe
·          Laurence Anyways
·          Margin Call
·          Monsieur Lazhar
·          The Muppets
·          A Royal Affair
·          Samsara
·          Shame
·          What Richard Did
Best Director
1.     Michael Haneke (Amour)
2.        Ben Affleck (Argo)
3.        William Friedkin (Killer Joe)
4.        Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
5.        Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia)
·          Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did)
·          Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone)
·          Leos Carax (Holy Motors)
·          Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
·          Markus Schleinzer (Michael)
·          Béla Tarr (The Turin Horse)
·          Joe Wright (Anna Karenina)
Best Actor
1.     Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
2.        Jean-Louis Trintignant (Amour)
3.        Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt)
4.        Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone)
5.        Michael Fassbender (Shame)
Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe)
·          Mohamed Fellag (Monsieur Lazhar)
·          Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper)
·          Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Best Actress
1.     Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
2.        Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
3.        Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
4.        Anna Paquin (Margaret)
5.        Suzanne Clément (Laurence Anyways)
Nina Hoss (Barbara)
Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
·          Selma Blair (Dark Horse)
·          Nadezhda Markina (Elena)
·          Andrea Riseborough (Shadow Dancer)
·          Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Documentary
1.     Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
2.        The Queen of Versailles
3.        The Imposter
4.        Bill Cunningham New York
5.        Call Me Kuchu
Searching for Sugar Man
·          5 Broken Cameras
·          Marley
·          Room 237
Best Irish Film
1.     What Richard Did
2.        Shadow Dancer
3.        Silence
4.        Grabbers
5.        Death of a Superhero
·          This Must Be the Place
Best Breakthrough
1.     Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption)
2.        Jack Reynor (What Richard Did)
3.        Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
4.        Bren Drew (Ill Manors)
5.        Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

The Dublin Film Critics Circle's bonkers list is interesting at just about every turn. Unlike, say, the London Critics' Circle, the DFCC seems to take the release date of its choices seriously, meaning that some of last year's big hitters, like The Artist and Martha Marcy May Marlene, appear here. Similarly, some of this year's big hitters, like Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln, are absent. Lots of ties, and their lists of films which just missed appearing in their top fives have been arranged into alphabetical order here, having initially been reported in a random order that suggests an order of preference. Some brilliant picks, with some of the season's best in every single category, so this is, overall, a most admirable collection. But some unusual picks too, such as The Avengers and The Raid, and the fact that the Best Film and Director lists have notable differences. Indeed, The Artist wins Best Film and is barely mentioned elsewhere. Jennifer Lawrence still manages to sneak into Best Actress, and I can't explain Michael Fassbender's fifth place finish in Best Actor - did they just forget it wasn't eligible last year?