Saturday, 5 January 2013

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS ANNOUNCES


Best Picture
1.     Amour
2.        The Master
3.        Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director
1.     Michael Haneke (Amour)
2.        Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Actor
1.     Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
2.        Denis Lavant (Holy Motors)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Best Actress
1.     Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
2.        Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
3.        Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Supporting Actor
1.     Matthew McConaughey (Bernie / Magic Mike)
2.        Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
3.        Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Best Supporting Actress
1.     Amy Adams (The Master)
2.        Sally Field (Lincoln)
3.        Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Best Screenplay
1.     Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
2.        Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
3.        David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Cinematography
1.     Mihai Malaimare Jr. (The Master)
2.        Roger Deakins (Skyfall)
3.        Greig Fraser (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Nonfiction
1.     The Gatekeepers
2.        This Is Not a Film
3.        Searching for Sugar Man
Experimental Film
This Is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi)
Film Heritage
Laurence Kardish (Senior Film Curator at MoMA, for his extraordinary 44 years of service, including this year’s Weimar Cinema retrospective)
Milestone Film and Video (for their ongoing Shirley Clarke project)

Big love for Amour and The Master from the NSFC, as many had predicted. No Foreign Language Film award, as that too would surely have gone to Amour, but no Holy Motors either, aside from a second place finish for Denis Lavant, in a most commendable Best Actor lineup. Of course, this being the NSFC, highbrow choices all around, although who could argue as to the quality of them. Muted love for Lincoln, which remains a contender; nothing for Argo.