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National Society of Film Critics Love ‘Amour’

National Society of Film Critics Love 'Amour'

With the Academy Award nominations just four days away, the National Society of Film Critics announced their own 2012 awards, topped by Michael Haneke’s “Amour.” It received three trophies: Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Director (Haneke) and Best Picture.

The awards, voted on by “60 of the country’s most prominent writers on film,” also gave two prizes to “Lincoln” — Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor and Tony Kushner for Best Screenplay — and two to “The Master” — Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress and Mihai Malaimare Jr. for Best Cinematography. Here’s the NSFC’s full list of winners:

Best Picture: “Amour”
Best Director: Michael Haneke, “Amour”
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Magic Mike”
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, “The Master”
Best Nonfiction Film: “The Gatekeepers”
Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”
Best Cinematography: Mihai Malaimare Jr., “The Master”
Best Experimental Film: “This Is Not a Film”

One last note on the NSFC: per their press release, this year’s awards “were dedicated to the late Andrew Sarris, one of the most original and influential American film critics as well as a founding member of the National Society.” A nice tribute to one of the great movie lovers of all-time.

Other 2012 Critics Awards (Best Film Pick in Parenthesis)
New York Film Critics Circle (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Boston Online Film Critics Association (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (“Amour”)
Boston Society of Film Critics (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
New York Film Critics Online (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Las Vegas Film Critics Society (“Life of Pi”)
San Diego Film Critics Society (“Argo”)
Toronto Film Critics Association (“The Master”)
Chicago Film Critics Association (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Detroit Film Critics Society (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (“The Master”)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (“The Master”)
Southeastern Film Critics Association (“Argo”)
Austin Film Critics Association (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Florida Film Critics Circle (“Argo”)
African-American Film Critics Association (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Black Film Critics Circle (“Zero Dark Thirty”)

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