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

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

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...