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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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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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