African-American Film Critics Hail "Zero Dark Thirty," Ben Affleck, "Middle of Nowhere" 


Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" won the Best Picture award at the annual African-American Film Critics' Association awards. But the Best Director trophy went to Ben Affleck for "Argo." Ava DuVernay's "Middle of Nowhere" was the film which received the most awards, however, winning Best Actress (Emayatzy Corinealdi), Screenplay, Independent Film, and Music.

Here's the complete winners list of the 2012 African-American Film Critics' Association awards. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Best Picture: "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director: Ben Affleck, "Argo"

Best Actress: Emayatzy Corinealdi, "Middle of Nowhere"

Best Actor: Denzel Washington, "Flight"

Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, "Lincoln"

Best Supporting Actor: Nate Parker, "Arbitrage"

Best Screenplay: Ava DuVernay, "Middle of Nowhere"

Best Foreign Language Film: "The Intouchables"

Best Documentary: (tie) "The House I Live In" and "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution"

Best Animated Feature: "Rise of the Guardians"

Best Independent Film: "Middle of Nowhere"

Best Breakthrough Performer: Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Best Music: Kathryn Bostic and Morgan Rhodes, "Middle of Nowhere"

Special Achievement Awards: Cicely Tyson and Billy Dee Williams

Top 10:
1. "Zero Dark Thirty"
2. "Argo"
3. "Lincoln"
4. "Middle of Nowhere"
5. "Life of Pi"
6. "Les Misérables"
7. "Django Unchained"
8. "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
9. "Moonrise Kingdom"
10. "Think Like a Man"

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"Lincoln" Tops Houston Film Critics Nominations 


The Houston Film Critics Society has announced the nominees of their annual movie awards and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" led the pack with eight nominations followed by "Les Miserables" and "The Master."

Here's the full list of nominees of the 2012 Houston Film Critics Society Awards. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Best Picture
"Argo"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Cloud Atlas"
"Django Unchained"
"Lincoln"
"The Master"
"Les Miserables"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director
Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
Tom Hooper, "Les Miserables"
Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Javier Bardem, "Skyfall"
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Matthew McConaughey, "Magic Mike"

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, "The Master"
Judi Dench, "Skyfall"
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"

Best Screenplay
"Argo"
"Lincoln"
"Looper"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Cinematography
"Life of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"The Master"
"Les Miserables"
"Skyfall"

Best Original Score
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Cloud Atlas"
"Hitchcock"
"Life of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"The Master"
"Skyfall"

Best Original Song
“Skyfall,” "Skyfall"
“Suddenly,” "Les Miserables"
“Song of the Lonely Mountain,” "The Hobbit"
“Learn Me Right,” "Brave"
“Touch the Sky,” "Brave"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Amour"
"The Intouchables"
"Holy Motors"
"A Royal Affair"
"Rust and Bone"

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

Worst Film of 2012
"Anna Karenina"
"Battleship"
"Prometheus"
"That’s My Boy"
"The Three Stooges"

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Ben Affleck's "Argo" Wins Big at Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 


Ben Affleck's "Argo" was the big winner at the annual Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards. The movie also won Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

In the acting categories, Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for "Lincoln" while Jennifer Lawrence took home the Best Actress Award for "Silver Linings Playbook." Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Supporting Actor for "The Master" while Anne Hathaway added more awards to her name by winning the Best Supporting Actress award for "Les Miserables."

Here's the complete list of winners and runners-up for the Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

--TOP TEN FILMS
"Argo"
"Zero Dark Thirty" (opens Jan. 11 in Memphis)
"Lincoln"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"The Master"
"Les Misérables" (opens Christmas Day in Memphis)
"Life of Pi"
"The Dark Knight Rises"

--BEST ACTOR
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Runner-up: Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"

--BEST ACTRESS
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Runner-up: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"

--BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Runner-up: Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

--BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Runner-up: Sally Field, "Lincoln"

--BEST ENSEMBLE
Winner: "Lincoln"
Runner-up: "Moonrise Kingdom"

--BEST DIRECTOR
Winner: Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"

--BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Winner: Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, "Moonrise Kingdom"
Runner-up: Mark Boal, "Zero Dark Thirty"

--BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Winner: Chris Terrio, "Argo"
Runner-up: Tony Kushner, "Lincoln"

--BEST DOCUMENTARY
Winner: "The Queen of Versailles"
Runner-up: "Bully"

--BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Winner: "The Intouchables"
Runner-up: "Amour" (no Memphis opening set yet)

--BEST ANIMATED FILM
Winner: "ParaNorman"
Runner-up: "Frankenweenie"

--BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Winner: Claudio Mirando, "Life of Pi"
Runner-up: Roger Deakins, "Skyfall"

--THE GENE WYATT AWARD
Winner: "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Runner-up: "Bernie"

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"The Master" Lords Over Kansas City Film Critics 


More love for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." This time, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle showered the movie with the Best Film trophy and Best Original Screenplay for Anderson. But Anne Hathaway received love too! The actress has been collecting Best Supporting Actress awards for her wonderful performance as Fantine in "Les Miserables."

Here's the complete list of winners of the 2012 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards. For a complete list of winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Best Film
The Master

Robert Altman Award for Best Director
Ang Lee
Life of Pi

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway
Les Miserables

Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio
Argo

Best Original Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson
The Master

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour
(Austria/France)

Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or
Horror Film

The Cabin in the Woods

Best Animated Film
Frankenweenie

Best Documentary
The Imposter

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"Silver Linings Playbook" Wows Detroit Film Critics 


The Detroit Film Critics Society has chosen David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" as the best picture of the year in their annual movie awards. The film also won Best Director, Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro. Anne Hathaway scored another award for Best Supporting Actress for "Les Miserables."

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards. For other winners/nominees of award-giving bodies this Awards Season, click here:

The 2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

BEST FILM
Winner: Silver Linings Playbook

Argo
The Impossible
Take This Waltz
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST DIRECTOR
Winner: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Ben Affleck, Argo
Juan Antonio Bayona, The Impossible
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz

BEST ACTOR
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

BEST ACTRESS
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Greta Gerwig, Damsels in Distress
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Michelle Williams, Take This Waltz

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike
Ewan McGregor, The Impossible
Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Amy Adams, The Master
Ann Dowd, Compliance
Sally Field, Lincoln
Helen Hunt, The Sessions

BEST ENSEMBLE
Winner: Lincoln

Argo
Marvel’s The Avengers
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook

BREAKTHROUGH
Winner: Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Craig Zobel, Compliance

BEST SCREENPLAY
Winner: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Winner: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

The House I Live In
The Imposter
The Queen of Versailles
Searching for Sugar Man

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