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Criticwire at NYFF Poll: The Best Films and Performances

Photo of Steve Greene By Steve Greene | Indiewire October 16, 2012 at 12:39PM

The renewed appreciation for Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" might be the biggest takeaway from Criticwire's NYFF poll.
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What a difference four and a half months can make.

Denis Lavant in "Holy Motors."

Back at the end of May, as the Cannes Film Festival was coming to a close, we asked the members of our Criticwire network to send in their lists of the best films and performances. Now, as we reach the middle of October, many of those same films have played at the New York Film Festival over the past two weeks. "Amour," Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner, continues to be a pillar of 2012 festivals, but the renewed appreciation for Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" might be the biggest takeaway from the 50th NYFF.

Denis Lavant turned in a Phoenix-like domination of the best performances list, earning more first-place votes than nearly all other performances had total mentions. Edith Scob and Kylie Minogue also earned high marks in the supporting performance realm for their "Holy Motors" roles of varying lengths.

In Criticwire end-of-festival poll tradition, we asked critics to submit their favorite films and performances from the respective festivals. There is some overlap between the coverage of Cannes and NYFF, as a handful of respondents participated in both polls. But, for the most part, this is a new wave of feedback. 

One key difference is the support for Abbas Kiarostami. The Iranian master's "Like Someone in Love" finished ahead of "The Paperboy" on the end-of-Cannes list of critics' Most Disappointing Films. Now, in the wake of NYFF, the Kiarostami's latest appeared on nearly half of critics' Best Narrative lists. One of its stars, Tadashi Okuno, made the top performances

Ronald Zehrfeld and Nina Hoss in "Barbara."

cut despite garnering only a single vote out of Cannes.

Amid the enduring arthouse slate, the biggest NYFF triumph was Christian Petzold's "Barbara." The early-80s period tale of a young doctor trying to escape East Germany scored high in multiple categories, including top Supporting Performance honors for Ronald Zehrfeld for his turn as André.

The biggest issue with having these basic categories is that many of the NYFF offerings don't cater neatly to simple characterizations of narrative or documentary. Some are both and some are neither, as in the case of certain selections from the "Views from the Avant-Garde" sidebar. For this reason, we've reproduced the critics' ballots below so that films and performances that may not have made the top in the more traditional categories can still get some recognition.

[Note: Scores for individual categories were tabulated on a simple weighted scale, with a first-place vote earning five points, second place earning 4 points, and so on. Critics could list fewer than five for a particular category or abstain from one altogether.]

(LEGEND: Film or Performance: Number of Mentions - (First-Place Votes) - Aggregate Score - Criticwire Average)

BEST FILM

1. Holy Motors – 23 – (10) – 88 - A-

2. Amour – 20 – (6) – 65 - A-

3. Something in the Air – 16 – (5) - 58 - B+

4. Like Someone in Love – 18 – (2) – 57 - B

5. Beyond the Hills – 17 – (4) – 48 - B

6. Tabu – 12 – (2) – 36 - A-

7. No – 12 – (0) – 35 - A-

8. Barbara – 10 – (2) – 31 - A-

9. Frances Ha – 9 – (1) – 28 - B+

10. Life of Pi – 5 – (3) – 22 - A-

Also Receiving First Place Votes: "Passion," "Caesar Must Die," "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!" "Flight," "Our Children," "Here and There," "The Bay," "The Satin Slipper"

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan – 17 – (10) – 74 - A-

2. Room 237– 14 – (5) – 52 - A-

3. The Gatekeepers –12 – (6) – 49 - A-

4. First Cousin Once Removed – 8 – (3) – 33

5. Caesar Must Die – 5 – (1) – 19 - B

T6. Savoy King – 4 – (2) – 14

T6. Liv and Ingmar – 5 – (1) – 14

T6. Casting By – 7 – (0) – 14

Also Receiving First Place Votes: "Sans soleil," "Charlie is My Darling," "In the Stone House"

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Not Fade Away – 10 – (5) – 42 - B+

2. Passion – 9 – (4) – 36 - C+

3. Flight – 11 – (2) – 33 - B-

4. The Paperboy – 9 – (2) – 27 - C

T5. Leviathan – 6 – (4) – 23 - A-

T5. Life of Pi – 7 – (2) – 23 - A-

7. Hyde Park on Hudson– 5 – (3) – 20 - B-

8. Lines of Wellington – 6 – (1) – 18 - C+

9. Lincoln – 4 – (2) – 16 - C

10. The Last Time I Saw Macao – 4 – (1) – 13 - A-

Also Receiving First Place Votes: "Our Children," "Memories Look at Me," "Night Across the Street," "Ginger and Rosa," "Beyond the Hills," "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!" "Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out," "Tabu," "Here and There," "The Gatekeepers," "Araf"

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, "Holy Motors" – 23 – (15) – 99

2. Jean-Louis Trintignant, “Amour” – 21 – (4) – 69

3. Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour” – 16 – (4) – 58

4. Nina Hoss, "Barbara" – 14 – (3) – 50

5. Greta Gerwig, "Frances Ha" – 16 – (1) – 38

T6. Elle Fanning, "Ginger and Rosa" – 10 – (1) – 32

T6. Tadashi Okuno, "Like Someone in Love" – 9 – (2) – 32

8. Denzel Washington, “Flight” – 6 – (3) – 24

9. Émilie Dequenne, “Loving Without Reason” – 6 – (0) – 20 

10. Gael Garcia Bernal, “No” – 8 – (0) – 18 

Also Receiving First Place Votes: Cristina Flutur, "Beyond the Hills"; Takeshi Kitano, "Outrage Beyond"; Pedro de los Santos, "Here and There"; Parviz Fanizadeh, "Downpour"; Macy Gray, "The Paperboy"; Peter Kubelka, "Monument Film"

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Ronald Zehrfeld, "Barbara" – 7 – (3) – 29

T2. Valeriu Andriuta, "Beyond the Hills" – 6 – (2) – 22

T2. Edith Scob, "Holy Motors" – 7 – (2) – 22

4. Niels Arestrup, "Our Children" – 5 – (3) – 19

5. Alessandro Nivola, "Ginger and Rosa" – 5 – (1) – 18

T6. Kylie Minogue, “Holy Motors” – 4 – (0) – 15

T6. Lola Creton "Something in the Air" – 4 – (2) – 15

8. James Gandolfini, "Not Fade Away" – 4 – (0) – 13

T9. Mickey Sumner, "Frances Ha" – 3 – (2) – 12

T9. John Goodman, “Flight” – 3 – (2) – 12 
 
T9. Alfredo Castro, “No” – 3 – (1) – 12 
 
Also Receiving First Place Votes: Richard Parker, "Life of Pi"; Zac Efron, "The Paperboy"; Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"; Isabelle Huppert, "Amour"; Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy"; James Badge Dale, "Flight"; Karoline Herfurth, "Passion"; Tadashi Okuno, "Like Someone in Love"; Ozcan Deniz, "Araf"; The seagulls, "Leviathan"; Teresa Madruga, "Tabu"; David Strathairn, "Lincoln"; Christina Hendricks, "Ginger and Rosa"; Dominique McElligott, "Not Fade Away"
 
 

Individual ballots from this year's participants can be found on the following pages.

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

David Fear

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Our Children

2. Something in the Air

3. Amour

4. No

5. Holy Motors

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

2. Memories Look at Me

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Life of Pi

2. Passion

3. Kinkhasa Kids

4. Lives of Wellington

5. Like Someone in Love

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Émilie Dequenne, Our Children

3. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

4. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

5. Gael Garcia Bernal, No

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Niels Arstrup, Our Children

2. Edith Scob, Holy Motors

3. Alfredo Castro, No

4. John Goodman, Flight

Jim Fouratt

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Amour

2. No

3. ARAF (Somewhere in Between)

4. Bwakaw

5. Beyond the Hills

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. The Gatekeepers

2. Punk Up In Africa

3. Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States

4. Odd Man Out

5. Rolling Stone’s Charlie is my Darling, Ireland ‘65

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Not Fade Away

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Nina Hoss, Barbara

2. Jean-Louis Trintignant/Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

3. Jose Sacristan, The Deadman and Being Happy

4. Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

5. Elle Fanning, Ginger and Rosa

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Roxana Blanco, The Deadman and Being Happy

2. Lola Creton, Something in the Air

3. Zac Efron, The Paperboy

4. Don Cheadle, Flight

5. Isabelle Huppert, Amour

Niclas Goldberg

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Something in the Air

2. Holy Motors

3. Amour

4. Beyond the Hills

5. Tabu

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Caesar Must Die

2. Leviathan

3. Room 237

4. The Last Time I Saw Macao

5. The Gatekeepers

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Passion

2. Memories Look at Me

3. First Cousin Once Removed

4. Camille Rewinds

5. Flight

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

2. Eddie Garcia, Bwakaw

3. Émilie Dequenne, Our Children

4. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone in Love

5. Neslihan Atagül, Araf / Nina Hoss, Barbara

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Teresa Madruga, Tabu

2. Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

3. Yiftach Klein, Fill the Void

4. Antonia Zegers, No

5. Niels Arestrup, Our Children

Kyoko Hirano

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Beyond the Hills

2. Tabu

3. No

4. Here and There

5. Our Children

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. The Gatekeepers

2. Caeser Must Die

3. First Cousin Once Removed

4. Casting By

5. Polanski

Caitlin Hughes

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Amour

2. Like Someone in Love

3. Frances Ha

4. Ginger and Rosa

5. Something in the Air

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Charlie is My Darling

2. The Last Time I Saw Macao

3. Cineastes De Notre Temps (Masterworks)

4. Room 237

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Flight

2. Passion

3. Not Fade Away

4. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

5. Lines of Wellington

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

2. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

3. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

4. Rin Takanashi, Like Someone in Love

5. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. James Badge Dale, Flight

2. Matthew McConaughey, The Paperboy

3. Ryo Kase, Like Someone in Love

4. Alessandro Nivola, Ginger and Rosa

5. James Spader, Lincoln

Caryn James

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Amour

2. Ginger & Rosa

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Hyde Park on Hudson

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

2. Elle Fanning, Ginger & Rosa

3. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Alessandro Nivola, Ginger & Rosa

2. James Gandolfini, Not Fade Away

Daniel Kasman

BEST NARRATIVE

1. The Satin Slipper

2. The Blind Owl

3. Never a Foot Too Far, Even

4. Monument Film

5. The Parallel Street

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. In the Stone House

2. Point de Gaze

3. The Man Phoning Mum

4. Cousin Jules

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Peter Kubelka, Monument Film

2. Denzel Washington, Flight

Chris Knipp

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE:

1. Amour

2. Holy Motors

3. Barbara

4. Beyond the Hills

5. No

BEST DOCUMENTARIES:

1. Leviathan

2. Caesar Must Die

3. First Cousin Once Removed

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM:

1. Here and There

2. The Dead Man and Being Happy

3. The Last Time I Saw Macao

4. Ginger and Rosa

5. Hyde Park on Hudson

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE:

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Jean-Louis Trintignant & Emanuelle Riva, Amour

3. Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

4. Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE:

1. John Goodman, Flight

2. Kelly Reilly, Flight

3. Zac Efron, The Paperboy

4. Macy Gray, The Paperboy

Gary M. Kramer

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Here and There

2. Like Someone in Love

3. No

4. Tabu

5. Our Children

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. First Cousin Once Removed

2. Last Tim I Saw Macao

3. Leviathan

4. The Savoy King

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Night Across The Street

2. Kinshasha Kids

3. Camille Rewinds

4. Flight

5. Room 237

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Pedro De los Santos Juarez, Here and There

2. Tadashu Okuno, Like Someone in Love

3. Neslihan Atagul, Araf

4. Zac Efron, The Paperboy

5. Gael Garcia Bernal, No

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Niels Arestrup, Our Children

2. Salvatore Striano, Caesar Must Die

3. David Oyelowo, The Paperboy

4. Laura Soveral, Tabu

5. Cindy Scrash, The Last Time I Saw Macao

Alec Kubas-Meyer

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Beyond the Hills

2. No

3. Caesar Must Die

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Leviathan

2. Night Across the Street

3. Room 237

4. Life of Pi

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills

2. Gael García Bernal, No

3. Cosmina Stratan, Beyond the Hills

4. Salvatore Striano, Caesar Must Die

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Valeriu Andriuta, Beyond the Hills

2. Cosimo Rega, Caesar Must Die

Peter Labuza

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Something in the Air

2. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

3. Passion

4. Like Someone In Love

5. Tabu

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Room 237

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Beyond the Hills

2. Holy Motors

3. Lines of Wellington

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Nina Hoss, Barbara

3. Emmanuel Riva, Amour

4. Denzel Washington, Flight

5. Jean Louis-Trigtinant, Amour

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Lola Creton, Something in the Air

2. Carole Combes, Something in the Air

3. Sabine Azema, You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet!

4. Karoline Herfuth, Passion

5. Matthieu Almaric, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Michael Lee

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Something in the Air

2. No

3. Amour

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Passion

2. The Paperboy

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denzel Washington, Flight

2. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

3. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. David Strathairn, Lincoln

2. Alfredo Castro, No

John Lichman

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Passion

2. Holy Motors

3. No

4. Final Cut: Ladies & Gentlemen

5. Outrage Beyond

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

2. Celluloid Man

3. Leviathan

4. Leviathan

5. Leviathan

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. The Gatekeepers

2. Flight

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denzel Washington, SMASHED 2: SKY DRUNK

2. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

3/4. The Camera, The Bay and Leviathan

5. The Ad Campaign, No

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Karoline Herfurth, Passion

2. Gael Garcia Bernal, No

3. CGI, Life of PI

4. DCP, Passion

5. Missing soft subtitles, The Satin Slipper

Jennifer Merin

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Barbara

2. Like Someone in Love

3. Caesar Must Die

4. No

5. Camille Rewinds

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. First Cousin Once Removed

2. The Gatekeepers

3. Liv and Ingmar

4. Casting By

5. Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Leviathan

2. Holy Motors

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Nina Hoss, Barbara

2. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone in Love

3. Gael Garcia Bernal, No

4. Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

5. Noemie Lvovsky, Camille Rewinds

Prairie Miller

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Flight

2. Beyond The Hills

3. Fill The Void

4. Passion

5. Not Fade Away

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. The Savoy King

2. Final Cut: Ladies And Gentlemen

3. Untold History Of The United States

4. Liv And Ingmar

5. Room 237

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Life Of Pi

2. No

3. The Bay

4. Amour

5. Something In The Air

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denzel Washington

2. Elle Fanning

3. Greta Gerwig

4. Hila Feldman

5. John Malkovich

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. John Goodman

2. James Gandolfini

3. Matthew McConaughey

4. Noomi Rapace

5. Catherine Deneuve

Judy Gelman Myers

BEST NARRATIVE

1. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

2. No

3. Kinshasa Kids

4. Bwakaw

5. Beyond the Hills

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Gatekeepers

2. Godard interviews Fritz Lang

3. Celluloid Man

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Our Children

2. Last Time I Saw Macao

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Parviz Fanizadeh, Downpour

2. Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

3. Eddie Garcia, Bwakaw

4. Yiftach Klein, Fill the Void

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Alfredo Castro, No

Corey O’Connell

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Amour

2. Ginger and Rosa

3. Something in the Air

4. Frances Ha

5. Flight

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Hyde Park on Hudson

2. Life of Pi

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Jean-Louis Trintignant

2. Elle Fanning

3. Denzel Washington

4. Greta Gerwig

5. Bill Murray

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Mickey Sumner

2. Alessandro Nivola

3. Kelly Reilly

Rodrigo Perez

BEST NARRATIVE

1. "Life Of Pi"

2. "No"

3. "Frances Ha"

4. "Something In the Air"

5. "Ginger And Rosa"

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. "Passion"

2. "Lincoln"

3. "Not Fade Away"

4. "Flight"

5. "The Paperboy"

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Elle Fanning, "Ginger & Rosa"

2. Gael Garcia Bernal, "No"

3. Jean-Louis Trintignant, "Amour"

4. Suraj Sharma, "Life of PI"

5. Greta Gerwig, "Frances Ha"

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy"

2. Bruce Greenwood, "Flight"

3. Alessandro Nivola, "Ginger & Rosa"

4. Mickey Sumner, "Frances Ha"

5. Rachel McAdams, "Passion"

Joseph Pomp

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Amour

3. Like Someone in Love

4. Our Children

5. Beyond the Hills

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Jean-Louis Tringtinant, Amour

2. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

3. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone in Love

4. Emilie Dequenne, Our Children

5. Nina Hoss, Barbara

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Lola Créton, Something in the Air

2. James Badge Dale, Flight

3. Isabelle Huppert, Amour

4. Valeriu Andriuta, Beyond the Hills

5. Lambert Wilson, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

Richard Porton

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Tabu

3. Something in the Air

4. Like Someone in Love

5. No

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

2. Room 237

3. Liv and Ingmar

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. The Last Time I Saw Macau

2. Lines of Wellington

3. Not Fade Away

BEST PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant

2. Elle Fanning

3. Gael Garcia Bernal

4. The CGI tiger in Life of PI

Rania Richardson

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Beyond the Hills

2. Something in the Air

3. Frances Ha

4. Barbara

5. Amour

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

2. John Cassavetes

3. Samuel Fuller

4. Godard/Lang

5. Casting By

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Memories Look at Me

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Cristina Flutur

2. Cosmina Stratan

3. Nina Hoss

4. Emmanuelle Riva

5. Greta Gerwig

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Valeriu Andriuta

Fariha Roisin

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Beyond The Hills

2. Frances Ha

3. Like Someone In Love

4. Amour

5. Holy Motors

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. The Gatekeepers

2. First Cousin Once Removed

3. Caesar Must Die

4. Casting By

5. War Of Volcanoes

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Leviathan

2. Liv and Ingmar

3. Night Across The Street

4. Passion

5. Lines of Wellington

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

2. Emilie Dequenne, Our Children

3. Hadas Yaron, Fill The Void

4. Elle Fanning, Ginger and Rosa

5. Dennis Lavant, Holy Motors

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone In Love

2. Alessandro Nivolla, Ginger and Rosa

3. Ronald Zehrfeld, Barbara

4. Bill Murray, Hyde Park On Hudson

5. Jack Huston, Not Fade Away

Andrew Schenker

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Like Someone in Love

3. Barbara

4. Ginger and Rosa

5. Tabu

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Tabu

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Nina Hoss, Barbara

3. Emilie Dequenne, Our Children

4. Elle Fanning, Ginger and Rosa

5. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Niels Arestrup, Our Children

2. Ronald Zehrfeld, Barbara

3. Noomi Rapace, Passion

Jason Shawhan

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Barbara

3. Something in the Air

4. The Paperboy

5. Fill The Void

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Room 237

2. First Cousin Once Removed

3. The Gatekeepers

4. Leviathan

5. Liv & Ingmar

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

2. Our Children

3. Bwakaw

4. Flight

5. Beyond The Hills

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Macy Gray, The Paperboy

2. Nina Hoss, Barbara

3. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

4. Cosmina Stratan, Beyond The Hills

5. Hadas Yaron, Fill The Void

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Ronald Zehrfeld, Barbara

2. Mathieu Amalric, You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

3. Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors

4. Olivia Williams, Hyde Park on Hudson

5. Lola Creton, Something in the Air

R. Emmet Sweeney

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Tabu

2. Barbara

3. Holy Motors

4. Mekong Hotel

5. Like Someone in Love

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

2. Leviathan

3. Leviathan

4. Leviathan

5. Leviathan

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Nina Hoss, Barbara

3. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone in Love

4. Jenjira Pongpas, Mekong Hotel

5. Teresa Madruga, Tabu

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Seagulls, Leviathan

2. Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors

3. Ronald Zehrfeld, Barbara

4. Edith Scob, Holy Motors

5. Laura Soveral, Tabu

Drew Taylor

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Frances Ha

2. Holy Motors

3. Life of Pi

4. Berbarian Sound Studio

5. Passion

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Room 237

2. Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Not Fade Away

2. Hyde Park On Hudson

3. Flight

4. The Paperboy

5. Leviathan

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, “Holy Motors”

2. Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”

3. Jean-Louis Trintignant, “Amour”

4. Toby Jones, “Berbarian Sound Studio”

5. Suraj Sharma, “Life of Pi”

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

2. Kylie Minogue, “Holy Motors”

3. Matthew McConaughey, “The Paperboy”

4. Don Cheadle, “Flight”

5. Richard Parker, “Life of Pi”

Gabe Toro

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Something In The Air

2. Like Someone In Love

3. Holy Motors

4. Frances Ha

5. Amour

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

2. Room 237

3. Caesar Must Die

4. Casting By

5. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries And Mentors Of Ricky Jay

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Not Fade Away

2. Flight

3. The Bay

4. Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

5. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone In Love

2. Denis Levant, Holy Motors

3. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

4. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

5. Noemie Lvovsky, Camille Rewinds

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Isabelle Huppert, Amour

2. Irrfan Khan, Life Of Pi

3. David Oyelowo, The Paperboy

4. Rachel McAdams, Passion

5. Edith Scob, Holy Motors

Stephanie Zacharek

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Something in the Air

3. Passion

4. You Aint Seen Nothin' Yet

5. Barbara

Farihah Zaman

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Something in the Air

2. The Extravagant Shadows

3. Tabu

4. Holy Motors

5. Memories Look at Me

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Sans Soleil

2. Leviathan

3. Room 237

4. Small Roads

5. Collections (in Circles of Confusion program)

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Lines of Wellington

2. Paperboy

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Emilie Duquenne, Our Children

3. Hadas Yaron, Fill the Void

4. Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

5. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

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