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Criticwire at NYFF Poll: The Best Films and Performances

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 GarcĂ­a 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

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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...