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'Argo' Leads San Diego Critics' Awards; Michelle Williams Surprise Winner For 'Waltz'

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 12, 2012 at 11:2AM

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" got a big thumbs up from the San Diego Film Critics Society, at least as far as their nominations were concerned. The film managed 9 nominations, including best picture, best director and acting nods for its three primary players.  The film was joined by "Argo," "Django Unchained," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" in the best film category.
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Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

Ben Affleck's "Argo" led the winners of the San Diego Film Critics Society's awards, taking picture, director, adapted screenplay and editing honors.

The awards offered some unique winners overall, with Michelle Williams ("Take This Waltz") and Emma Watson ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower") winning the actress and supporting actress categories, respectively.

Full list of nominations and winners below. Check out all the awards so far this season here.

Best Film
"Argo"
"Django Unchained"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"The Master"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director
Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Paul Thomas Anderson, "The Master"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Misérables"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Michelle Williams, "Take This Waltz"

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Matthew McConaughey, "Killer Joe"
Christopher Walken, "Seven Psychopaths"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, "The Master"
Samantha Barks, "Les Misérables"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Emma Watson, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Rebel Wilson, "Pitch Perfect"

Best Adapted Screenplay
"Argo"
"Life of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
"Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Original Screenplay
"The Cabin in the Woods"
"Django Unchained"
"The Master"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Take This Waltz"

Best Cinematography
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Django Unchained"
"Les Misérables"
"Life of Pi"
"The Master"

Best Editing
"Argo"
"Killing Them Softly"
"Life of Pi"
"The Master"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Production Design
"Anna Karenina"
"Argo"
"Cloud Atlas"
"Les Misérables"
"Moonrise Kingdom"

Best Score
"Argo"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Life of Pi"
"The Master"
"Moonrise Kingdom"

Best Animated Film
"Brave"
"Frankenweenie"
"ParaNorman"
"Rise of the Guardians"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Amour"
"Headhunters"
"Holy Motors"
"The Intouchables"
"The Kid with a Bike"

Best Documentary
"Bully"
"The Invisible War"
"Jiro Dreams of Sushi"
"The Queen of Versailles"
"Samsara"

Best Ensemble Performance
"Argo"
"Django Unchained"
"Les Misérables"
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
"Silver Linings Playbook"

This article is related to: Critics' Groups