We are rapidly approaching critical mass — or maybe that’s terminal velocity –in our collection of regional critics group awards. Today we’ve got our sixteenth and seventeenth 2012 awards results for you: the winners from the Austin Film Critics Association and the Florida Film Critics Circle. Austin went with “Zero Dark Thirty,” still the most popular choice amongst local critical organizations, while Florida selected “Argo” as its favorite film of 2012.
Austin and Florida critics did agree on a few categories. They saw eye to eye on matters of screenwriting, with both honoring Chris Terrio for his Best Adapted Screenplay for “Argo” and Rian Johnson for his Best Original Screenplay for “Looper.” And Anne Hathaway continues to dream a dream of critical domination — her turn in “Les Miserables” won both organizations’ Best Supporting Actress awards.
Each group also honored a few local filmmakers; Austin gave a special award to University of Texas alum Matthew McConaughey for his outstanding year of supporting performances — including one in Richard Linklater’s “Bernie,” which won the organization’s Best Austin Film prize. Meanwhile, Florida selected as its Best Documentary “The Queen of Versailles,” a film about a real estate mogul building America’s largest private residence in Orlando.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
Best Cinematography: Mihai Malaimare Jr., “The Master” Best Score:Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, and Tom Tykwer, “Cloud Atlas”
Best Documentary: “The Imposter”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Holy Motors”
Best First Film: “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Best Animated Film: “Wreck-It Ralph” Breakthrough Artist: Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Best Austin Film: “Bernie” Special Honorary Award: Matthew McConaughey
Best Picture: “Argo” Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master” Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables” Best Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo” Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, “Argo” Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, “Looper” Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, “Skyfall” Best Visual Effects: “Life of Pi” Best Art Direction/Production Design: “Anna Karenina” Best Foreign Language Film: “The Intouchables” Best Animated Film: “Frankenweenie” Best Documentary: “The Queen of Versailles” Best Breakout: Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild