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October 16, 2012 12:39 PM
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Criticwire at NYFF Poll: The Best Films and Performances

Great Gerwig in "Frances Ha."
- Criticwire Member Ballots - 

Each critic's name contains a link to his or her Criticwire page. The full directory of Criticwire members can be found here.

Jason Bailey

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Life of Pi

3. Beyond the Hills

4. Like Someone in Love

5. Amour

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Room 237

2. The Gatekeepers

3. Casting By

4. Deceptive Practice

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Flight

2. Not Fade Away

3. Passion

4. Leviathan

5. The Paperboy

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, "Holy Motors"

2. Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"

3. Jean-Louis Trintignant, "Amour"

4. Nina Hoss, "Barbara"

5. Cosmina Stratan, "Beyond the Hills"

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Edith Scob, "Holy Motors"

2. Adil Hussain, "Life of Pi"

3. Valeriu Andriuta, "Beyond the Hills"

4. Samuel West, "Hyde Park on Hudson"

5. James Gandolfini, "Not Fade Away"

Miriam Bale

[I would like to make a special note of commendation on the production design and particularly the costumes in PASSION, because I can't stop thinking about the shoes. Also, because costumes replace characters in that film.]

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Like Someone in Love

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Leviathan

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Cosmina Stratan, Beyond the Hills

3. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

Christopher Bell

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Tabu

2. Beyond The Hills

3. Holy Motors

4. Berberian Sound Studio

5. Like Someone In Love

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Hyde Park on Hudson

2. Fill The Void

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Nina Hoss, "Barbara"

3. Tadashi Okuno "Like Someone In Love"

4. Greta Gerwig, "Frances Ha"

5. Toby Jones "Berberian Sound Studio"

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Özcan Deniz "Araf"

2. Adam Driver "Frances Ha"

3. Valeriu Andriuta "Beyond The Hills"

Joe Bendel

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Barbara

2. Beyond the Hills

3. Outrage Beyond

4. Amour

5. Up the Valley and Beyond (short)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Savoy King

2. War of the Volcanoes

3. Deceptive Practice

4. Room 237

5. A Brief History of John Baldessari (short)

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Paperboy

2. Paperboy

3. Paperboy

4. Paperboy

5. Paperboy

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1.Takeshi Kitano, Outrage Beyond

2. Nina Hoss, Barabara

3. Denis Levant, Holy Motors

4. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

5. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Ronald Zehrfield, Barabara

2. Cosmina Stratan, Beyond the Hills

3. Niels Asterup, Our Children

4. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone in Love

5. Rin Takanashi, Like Someone in Love

Christopher Bourne

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Like Someone in Love

3. Amour

4. Memories Look at Me

5. Here and There

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

2. Room 237

3. Roman Polanski - Odd Man Out

4. Casting By

5. Becoming Traviata

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!

2. Ginger and Rosa

3. Passion

4. Life of Pi

5. Flight

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, "Holy Motors"

2. Jean-Louis Tritignant and Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"

3. Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy"

4. Eddie Garcia, "Bwakaw"

5. Neslihan Atagul, "Araf"

Forrest Cardamenis

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Amour

2. Holy Motors

3. Ginger & Rosa

4. Beyond The Hills

5. Like Someone In Love

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Liv & Ingmar

2. Leviathan

3. Punk In Africa

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Not Fade Away

2. Life of Pi

3. Memories Look At Me

4. Lincoln

5. The Last Time I Saw Macao

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Levant, Holy Motors

2. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

3. Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan, Beyond The Hills

4. Elle Fanning, Ginger & Rosa

5. Gael Garcia Bernal, No

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Christina Hendricks, Ginger & Rosa

2. James Gandolfini, Not Fade Away

3. Ryo Kase, Like Someone In Love

4. Annete Bening, Ginger & Rosa

5. Isabelle Huppert, Amour

Dustin Chang

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Amour

3. Tabu

4. Barbara

5. Something in the Air

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Sans Soleil

2. Leviathan

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Ginger & Rosa

2. Like Someone in Love

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Emmanuelle Riva

2. Jean-Louis Trintignant

3. Denis Lavant

4. Nina Hoss

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Ronald Zehrfeld

2. Alice Englert

Godfrey Cheshire

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Life of Pi

2. Like Someone in Love

3. Holy Motors

4. Barbara

5. Beyond the Hills

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. The Gatekeepers

2. Oliver Stone's Untold History of the U.S.

3. Charlie Is My Darling

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Passion

2. Not Fade Away

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

3. Nina Hoss, Barbara

4. Eddie Garcia, Bwakaw

5. Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Zac Efron, The Paperboy

2. Ronald Zehrfeld, Barbara

3. Edith Scob, Holy Motors

Daryl Chin

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Caesar Must Die

2. The Last Time I Saw Macao

3. Tabu

4. Beyond the Hills

5. Ginger and Rosa

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. The Gatekeepers

2. First Cousin Once Removed

3. Leviathan

4. The Savoy King

5. Charlie is My Darling

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Nina Hoss, Barbara

2. Neshilan Atagul, Araf/Somewhere in Between

3. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone in Love

4. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

5. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Edith Scob, Holy Motors

2. Irit Sheleg, Fill the Void

3. Olivia Williams, Hyde Park on Hudson

4. Christian Vadim, Night Across the Street

5. Michel Piccoli, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

Jaime N. Christley

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Like Someone in Love

2. Passion

3. Not Fade Away

4. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

5. The Last Time I Saw Macao

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Araf

2. Amour

3. Holy Motors

4. Lines of Wellington

5. Life of Pi

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone in Love

2. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

3. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

4. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

5. Gael García Bernal, No

SPECIAL MENTION: Ensemble cast, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Dominique McElligott, Not Fade Away

2. Irrfan Khan, Life of Pi

3. Ryo Kase, Like Someone in Love

4. Rin Takanashi, Like Someone in Love

5. Brad Garrett, Not Fade Away

Tom Clift

BEST NARRATIVE

1. The Bay

2. Frances Ha

3. Flight

4. Amour

5. Lines of Wellington

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Room 237

2. The Gatekeepers

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. The Paperboy

2. Something in the Air

3. Beyond the Hills

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

2. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

3. Toby Jones, Berberian Sound Studio

4. Great Gerwig, Frances Ha

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Mickey Sumner, Frances Ha

2. Michael Zegen, Frances Ha

David Ehrlich

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Like Someone in Love

2. Something in the Air

3. Amour

4. Holy Motors

5. Beyond the Hills

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Lincoln

2. Flight

3. Our Children

4. No

5. The Paperboy (certainly the the worst film of the festival, but expectedly so)

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1.Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2.Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

3.Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

4.Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

5.Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1.Richard Parker, Life of Pi

2.Veleriu Andriuta, Beyond the Hills

3.Salvatore Striano, Caesar Must Die

4.Edith Scob, Holy Motors

5.Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Cory Everett

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Life Of Pi

2. Something In The Air

3. Amour

4. Frances Ha

5. Passion

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Lincoln

2. Like Someone In Love

3. Room 237

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Greta Gerwig. Frances Ha

2. Elle Fanning, Ginger & Rosa

3. Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln

4. Suraj Sharma, Life Of Pi

5. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

2. Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors

3. Adam Driver, Frances Ha/Lincoln

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3 Comments

  • brian fantana | October 16, 2012 2:24 PMReply

    holy motors - holy cow - perhaps the most pretentious piece of cinematic crap to pass itself off as a movie in years - it is this type of movie that is championed by this group of naval gazing critics that gives art house cinema a bad name and which alienates everyone -
    boring

  • Brando | October 16, 2012 1:05 PMReply

    NO MENTION of DDL in top 10.... very interesting!

  • David Ehrlich | October 16, 2012 2:20 PM

    my guess is that relatively few of the critics saw LINCOLN (as it was a one-off "secret screening"), and that some of those who did didn't feel right judging it alongside the main slate titles. DDL placed somewhere on my ballot...