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The 28th annual Independent Spirit Awards gala, hosted by Andy Samberg, is held as a luncheon in a tent on Santa Monica beach on Saturday, Feb 23. The Hollywood Reporter‘s live blog of the event can be found here or here: http://bit.ly/VErzxB

Below is a list of the nominees, with the winners marked in bold:

Best Feature
“Beasts Of The Southern Wild”
“Bernie”
“Keep The Lights On”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
Winner: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director
Wes Anderson – “Moonrise Kingdom”
Julia Loktev – “The Loneliest Planet”
Winner: David O. Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Ira Sachs – “Keep The Lights On”
Benh Zeitlin – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best First Feature
“Fill The Void”
“Gimme The Loot”
“Safety Not Guaranteed”
“Sound Of My Voice”
Winner: “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”

John Cassavetes Award
“Breakfast With Curtis”
“The Color Wheel”
Winner: “Middle Of Nowhere”
“Mosquita y Mari”
“Starlet”

Best Male Lead
Jack Black – “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Winner: John Hawkes – “The Sessions”
Thure Lindhart – “Keep The Lights On”
Matthew McConaughey – “Killer Joe”
Wendell Pierce – “Four”

Best Female Lead
Linda Cardenelli – “Return”
Emayatzy Corinealdi – “Middle Of Nowhere”
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Quvenzhane Wallis – “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead – “Smashed”

Best Supporting Male
Winner: Matthew McConaughey – “Magic Mike”
David Oyelowo – “Middle Of Nowhere”
Michael Pena – “End Of Watch”
Sam Rockwell – “Seven Psychopaths
Bruce Willis – “Moonrise Kingdom”

Best Supporting Female
Rosemarie DeWitt – “Your Sister’s Sister
Ann Dowd – “Compliance”
Winner: Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”
Brit Marling – “Sound Of My Voice”
Lorraine Toussaint – “MIddle Of Nowhere”

Best Screenplay
Wes Anderson – “Moonrise Kingdom”
Zoe Kazan – “Ruby Sparks”
Martin McDonagh – “Seven Psychopaths”
Winner: David O Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias – “Keep The Lights On”

Best First Screenplay
Rama Burshtein – “Fill The Void”
Winner: Derek Connolly – “Safety Not Guaranteed”
Christopher Ford – “Robot & Frank
Rashida Jones & Will McCormack – “Celeste & Jesse Forever
Jonathan Lisecki – “Gayby”

Best International Feature
Winner: “Amour”
“Once Upon A TIme In Anatolia”
“Rust & Bone”
“Sister”
“War Witch”

Best Documentary
“The Central Park Five”
“How To Survive A Plague”
Winner: “The Invisible War”
“Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present”
“The Waiting Room”

Best Cinematography
Winner: Ben Richardson, “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”
“End Of Watch”
“Here”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Valley Of The Saints”

Piaget Producers Award
Mynette Louie – “Stones In The Sun”
Derrick Tseng – “Prince Avalanche”
Alicia Van Couvering – “Nobody Walks”

Someone To Watch Award
David Fenster – “Pincus”
Adam Leon – “Gimme The Loot”
Rebecca Thomas – “Electrick Children”

Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Pravel – “Leviathan”
Peter Nicks – “The Waiting Room”
Jasonyyyee Tippet and Elizabeth Mimms – “Only The Young”

Robert Altman Award
“Starlet”

 

Bruce Willis: Five Best Moments

From Die Hard to the Whole Nine Yards, we seek out the best on-screen moments from the man who first teamed up ‘yippee-kay-aye’ with an unpublishable obscenity

Bruce Willis

Hard nut … Bruce Willis. Photograph: Jim Spellman/WireImage

An action hero who’s equally at home in comedy roles and straight dramaBruce Willis has been an A-lister for 25 years. While his presence in a film isn’t necessarily always a sign of quality.

Here are five of guardian.co.uk favourite moments from Bruce Willis’s filmography, including recommendations from @guardianfilm. Read more here: http://bit.ly/XfzsKv

1. Pulp Fiction

If you rearranged Pulp Fiction into chronological order, this would be the final scene – Butch and Fabienne riding out of town on Zed’s chopper. Who’s Zed? “Zed’s dead, baby – Zed’s dead.”

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2. Hudson Hawk

Bruce carries out a fantastically choreographed robbery to the jaunty strains of Swinging On a Star. Fans of his singing might wish to check out his much-derided solo album The Return of Bruno, featuring his cover ofUnder the Boardwalk, a No 2 chart hit in the UK.

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3. Moonrise Kingdom

The most recent film on our list, last year’s Moonrise Kingdom, featured Bruce in typically authoritative form as, well, a character neatly summed up in this brief scene.

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4. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Bruce plays straight man to Mike Judge‘s sniggering simpletons in one of the stupidest, most childish and most consistently funny animated films of all time.

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5. The Die Hard films

The most-nominated Bruce Willis moment was him reciting his sweary catchphrase in the Die Hard films. So here it is. It’s probably stating the obvious, but this video might not be for you if you’re offended by bad language.

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• What would you add to the list?

2012 Film Critic Top Ten Lists

Below, we collect every year-end Top Ten list published by major film critics and publications. This page will be updated throughout December and January whenever new lists are published; be sure to check back frequently.

Critics pick the best movies of 2012

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Below is our updated running tally of the films most frequently mentioned by individual critics on their year-end Top Ten lists. Note that if a critic ranks more than the standard 10 films, we will not include films ranked 11th or worse. In case of a tie for first or second, each film will receive the full points for that position. Our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd – 10th, or for being included on an unranked list
Movie # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 Zero Dark Thirty 15 7 31 90
2 The Master 14 3 28 76
3 Moonrise Kingdom 6 2 32 54
4 Lincoln 5 9 17 50
5 Holy Motors 6 6 17 47
6 Amour 5 3 25 46
7 Argo 1 4 22 33
8 Beasts of the Southern Wild 0 2 27 31
9 This Is Not a Film 3 1 12 23
Silver Linings Playbook 0 1 21 23
11 Django Unchained 0 4 14 22
12 Looper 1 0 13 16
13 Life of Pi 1 1 9 14
14 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 0 0 13 13
The Deep Blue Sea 0 0 13 13
16 The Dark Knight Rises 1 0 9 12
The Avengers 2 0 6 12
18 The Loneliest Planet 0 2 7 11
Magic Mike 0 1 9 11
20 The Grey 1 0 7 10
Bernie 1 1 5 10
Skyfall 0 0 10 10

Individual critic top ten lists

Below are the individual top ten lists published by the film critics regularly included in Metacritic’s score calculations, as well as a few extra lists from additional prominent film sources. Some critics merely list ten films without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

Artforum J Hoberman
  1. Werner Schroeter retrospective at MOMA
  2. (tie) Almayer’s Folly
  3. (tie) Tabu
  4. Il Cinema Ritrovato XVI (annual festival in Bologna)
  5. Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art (Whitney Museum exhibition)
  6. Lonesome
  7. Beyond the Hills
  8. Leviathan
  9. The Master
  10. (tie) Moonrise Kingdom
  11. (tie) Beasts of the Southern Wild
  12. Clint Eastwood on YouTube
Artforum Amy Taubin
  1. Cosmopolis
  2. The Gatekeepers
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  4. Mobile Homestead trilogy
  5. Amour
  6. Memories Look at Me
  7. Our Children
  8. Almayer’s Folly
  9. Araf-Somewhere in Between
  10. The Unspeakable Act
Associated Press Jake Coyle View article
  1. Amour
  2. The Master
  3. Margaret
  4. Moonrise Kingdom
  5. Not Fade Away
  6. Lincoln
  7. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
  8. The Dust Bowl
  9. Holy Motors
  10. Premium Rush
Associated Press David Germain View article
  1. Moonrise Kingdom
  2. Life of Pi
  3. Zero Dark Thirty
  4. Argo
  5. Searching for Sugar Man
  6. Rust and Bone
  7. The Master
  8. Lincoln
  9. West of Memphis
  10. Looper
Associated Press Christy Lemire View article
  1. Argo
  2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  3. Skyfall
  4. Holy Motors
  5. Zero Dark Thirty
  6. The Master
  7. The Imposter
  8. Moonrise Kingdom
  9. Oslo, August 31st
  10. This Is Not a Film
The Atlantic Richard Lawson View article
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • Looper
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Your Sister’s Sister
  • Zero Dark Thirty
The Atlantic Christopher Orr View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Lincoln
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  4. The Avengers
  5. Moonrise Kingdom
  6. The Master
  7. Silver Linings Playbook
  8. (tie) The Cabin in the Woods
  9. (tie) Seven Psychopaths
  10. Amour
  11. Frankenweenie
A.V. Club Sam Adams View article
  1. Moonrise Kingdom
  2. It’s Such a Beautiful Day
  3. Middle of Nowhere
  4. Magic Mike
  5. Killer Joe
  6. Amour
  7. The Deep Blue Sea
  8. Wuthering Heights
  9. Barbara
  10. The Master
A.V. Club Mike D’Angelo View article
  1. Holy Motors
  2. The Imposter
  3. The Loneliest Planet
  4. Miss Bala
  5. Moonrise Kingdom
  6. Amour
  7. The Deep Blue Sea
  8. Only the Young
  9. Looper
  10. This Must Be the Place
A.V. Club Noel Murray View article
  1. The Master
  2. Zero Dark Thirty
  3. Life of Pi
  4. Damsels in Distress
  5. Holy Motors
  6. It’s Such a Beautiful Day
  7. Photographic Memory
  8. Looper
  9. The Queen of Versailles
  10. The Deep Blue Sea
A.V. Club Keith Phipps View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Moonrise Kingdom
  3. The Master
  4. Wuthering Heights
  5. Amour
  6. The Kid with a Bike
  7. The Deep Blue Sea
  8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  9. The Loneliest Planet
  10. Holy Motors
A.V. Club Nathan Rabin View article
  1. The Master
  2. Django Unchained
  3. Bernie
  4. Searching for Sugar Man
  5. Moonrise Kingdom
  6. The Queen of Versailles
  7. Only the Young
  8. Silver Linings Playbook
  9. Killer Joe
  10. Boy
A.V. Club Tasha Robinson View article
  1. The Avengers
  2. Wreck-It Ralph
  3. Zero Dark Thirty
  4. Chasing Ice
  5. I Wish
  6. Where Do We Go Now?
  7. The Master
  8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  9. The Secret World Of Arrietty
  10. The Cabin in the Woods
A.V. Club Scott Tobias View article
  1. The Master
  2. The Turin Horse
  3. The Deep Blue Sea
  4. Holy Motors
  5. The Loneliest Planet
  6. Moonrise Kingdom
  7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  8. Zero Dark Thirty
  9. The Comedy
  10. Amour
A.V. Club Alison Willmore View article
  1. This Is Not a Film
  2. The Loneliest Planet
  3. The Master
  4. Lincoln
  5. Rust and Bone
  6. Holy Motors
  7. Zero Dark Thirty
  8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  9. The Cabin in the Woods
  10. Dark Horse
Christian Science Monitor Peter Rainer View article
  1. The Master
  2. This Is Not a Film
  3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  4. Sister
  5. Photographic Memory
  6. The Secret World Of Arrietty
  7. Holy Motors
  8. The Gatekeepers
  9. The Invisible War
  10. Bernie
Contra Costa Times Randy Myers View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Argo
  3. The Master
  4. Amour
  5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  6. Moonrise Kingdom
  7. Silver Linings Playbook
  8. Looper
  9. The Grey
  10. In the Family
Empire View article
  1. The Avengers
  2. Argo
  3. The Dark Knight Rises
  4. Skyfall
  5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  6. Sightseers
  7. Moonrise Kingdom
  8. The Raid: Redemption
  9. Headhunters
  10. Rust and Bone
Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman View article
  1. Lincoln
  2. Amour
  3. Silver Linings Playbook
  4. Room 237
  5. Zero Dark Thirty
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  7. Killing Them Softly
  8. Argo
  9. Flight
  10. Bernie
Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Lincoln
  3. The Master
  4. Amour
  5. Argo
  6. The Gatekeepers
  7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  8. Skyfall
  9. The Loneliest Planet
  10. How to Survive a Plague
The Globe and Mail Rick Groen View article
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Holy Motors
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Moonrise Kingdom
The Globe and Mail Liam Lacey View article
  • Alps
  • Amour
  • China Heavyweight
  • The Master
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • Stories We Tell
Grantland Zach Baron View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Silver Linings Playbook
  3. The Master
  4. Django Unchained
  5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  6. Argo
  7. Magic Mike
  8. Moonrise Kingdom
  9. Damsels in Distress
  10. Lincoln
The Guardian Peter Bradshaw View article
  1. The Master
  2. Ted
  3. Amour
  4. Silver Linings Playbook
  5. Holy Motors
  6. This Is Not a Film
  7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  9. Argo
  10. The Queen of Versailles
HitFix/Awards Campaign Gregory Ellwood View article
  1. The Impossible
  2. Zero Dark Thirty
  3. Holy Motors
  4. Cloud Atlas
  5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  6. Keep the Lights On
  7. Argo
  8. Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present
  9. Moonrise Kingdom
  10. Skyfall
HitFix/In Contention Kristopher Tapley View article
  1. The Grey
  2. Moonrise Kingdom
  3. Looper
  4. Django Unchained
  5. Amour
  6. Lincoln
  7. Zero Dark Thirty
  8. Argo
  9. The Queen of Versailles
  10. The Master
HitFix/Motion Captured Drew McWeeny View article
  1. Holy Motors
  2. Django Unchained
  3. The Act of Killing
  4. Cloud Atlas
  5. Zero Dark Thirty
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  7. Silver Linings Playbook
  8. Looper
  9. Moonrise Kingdom
  10. This Is 40
Huffington Post Staff consensus View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Lincoln
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  4. Argo
  5. Django Unchained
  6. Moonrise Kingdom
  7. Silver Linings Playbook
  8. Skyfall
  9. Les Miserables
  10. Looper
Indiewire Eric Kohn View article
  1. Holy Motors
  2. Zero Dark Thirty
  3. The Master
  4. This Is Not a Film
  5. Amour
  6. Your Sister’s Sister
  7. Tabu
  8. The Loneliest Planet
  9. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  10. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Intelligent Life Tom Shone View article
  1. Amour
  2. Zero Dark Thirty
  3. Silver Linings Playbook
  4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  5. Lincoln
  6. The Grey
  7. Life of Pi
  8. Flight
  9. Magic Mike
  10. Django Unchained
Keyframe (Fandor) Kevin B. Lee View article
  1. This Is Not a Film
  2. Holy Motors
  3. Let the Bullets Fly
  4. Silver Linings Playbook
  5. Consuming Spirits
  6. Neighboring Sounds
  7. In the Family
  8. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  9. The Deep Blue Sea
  10. (tie) The Day He Arrives
  11. (tie) A Simple Life
Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey View article
  1. Life of Pi
  2. (tie) Django Unchained
  3. (tie) Lincoln
  4. Zero Dark Thirty
  5. Argo
  6. (tie) Beasts of the Southern Wild
  7. (tie) Moonrise Kingdom
  8. Skyfall
  9. Silver Linings Playbook
  10. Detropia
  11. The Impossible
  12. Frankenweenie
Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan View article
  1. Amour
  • Remaining movies ordered alphabetically:
  • Argo
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Footnote
  • The Gatekeepers
  • The Law in These Parts
  • Lincoln
  • Middle of Nowhere
  • Robot & Frank
  • Rust and Bone
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty
Movies.com David Ehrlich View article
  1. Holy Motors
  2. Like Someone in Love
  3. Amour
  4. Zero Dark Thirty
  5. Django Unchained
  6. The Master
  7. Something in the Air
  8. The Comedy
  9. Anna Karenina
  10. Girl Walk // All Day
MSN Movies Sean Axmaker View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Holy Motors
  3. Moonrise Kingdom
  4. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  5. The Master
  6. Amour
  7. Deep Blue Sea
  8. Barbara
  9. Life of Pi
  10. This Is Not a Film
MSN Movies Richard Jameson View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Lincoln
  3. Django Unchained
  4. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  5. The Turin Horse
  6. Silver Linings Playbook
  7. Moonrise Kingdom
  8. The Sessions
  9. Cosmopolis
  10. The Deep Blue Sea
MSN Movies Don Kaye View article
  1. Looper
  2. Zero Dark Thirty
  3. West of Memphis
  4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  5. The Dark Knight Rises
  6. Compliance
  7. Kill List
  8. Ruby Sparks
  9. Amour
  10. The Avengers
MSN Movies Glenn Kenny View article
  1. The Master
  2. The Turin Horse
  3. Moonrise Kingdom
  4. Zero Dark Thirty
  5. The Kid with a Bike
  6. Cosmopolis
  7. Lincoln
  8. Looper
  9. Holy Motors
  10. This Is Not a Film
MSN Movies Danny Miller View article
  1. Lincoln
  2. Argo
  3. Searching for Sugar Man
  4. Cloud Atlas
  5. Sound of My Voice
  6. Hello I Must Be Going
  7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  8. Return
  9. Moonrise Kingdom
  10. Les Miserables
MSN Movies Kat Murphy View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Lincoln
  3. The Master
  4. Amour
  5. Holy Motors
  6. Django Unchained
  7. Moonrise Kingdom
  8. Silver Linings Playbook
  9. The Deep Blue Sea
  10. Cosmopolis
MSN Movies Frank Paiva View article
  1. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  2. How to Survive a Plague
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  4. Argo
  5. Teddy Bear
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  7. Keep the Lights On
  8. The Queen of Versailles
  9. The Cabin in the Woods
  10. Kill List
MSN Movies Bryan Reesman View article
  1. The Woman in Black
  2. Dredd
  3. The Avengers
  4. Skyfall
  5. The Grey
  6. The Raven
  7. Snow White and the Huntsman
  8. The Secret World Of Arrietty
  9. Zero Dark Thirty
  10. The Expendables 2
MSN Movies James Rocchi View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Holy Motors
  3. Rust and Bone
  4. Django Unchained
  5. How to Survive a Plague
  6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  7. Take This Waltz
  8. Compliance
  9. Kill List
  10. Safety Not Guaranteed
MTV MTV News staff View article
  1. The Dark Knight Rises
  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  3. Looper
  4. Zero Dark Thirty
  5. The Avengers
  6. Skyfall
  7. The Cabin in the Woods
  8. Silver Linings Playbook
  9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  10. The Hunger Games
New York Post Lou Lumenick View article
  1. Moonrise Kingdom
  2. Argo
  3. Zero Dark Thirty
  4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  5. The Sessions
  6. The Dark Knight Rises
  7. Amour
  8. Looper
  9. Frankenweenie
  10. Bernie
New York Post Kyle Smith View article
  1. Les Miserables
  2. Magic Mike
  3. The Impossible
  4. Argo
  5. Zero Dark Thirty
  6. Ted
  7. Flight
  8. 21 Jump Street
  9. Pitch Perfect
  10. The Dark Knight Rises
The New York Times Manohla Dargis View article
  • Amour
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • The Gatekeepers
  • Holy Motors
  • The Master
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty
The New York Times Stephen Holden View article
  1. Lincoln
  2. Amour
  3. Zero Dark Thirty
  4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  5. Argo
  6. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  7. Elena
  8. How to Survive a Plague
  9. The Invisible War
  10. The Sessions
The New York Times A.O. Scott View article
  1. Amour
  2. Lincoln
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  4. Footnote
  5. The Master
  6. Zero Dark Thirty
  7. Django Unchained
  8. Goodbye, First Love
  9. Neighboring Sounds
  10. The Grey
The New Yorker Richard Brody View article
  1. (tie) Holy Motors
  2. (tie) Moonrise Kingdom
  3. The Master
  4. (tie) Oki’s Movie
  5. (tie) This Is Not a Film
  • Remaining movies ordered alphabetically:
  • The Color Wheel
  • Damsels in Distress
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • Fake It So Real
  • Magic Mike
  • Red Hook Summer
  • Tabu
  • This Is 40
  • To Rome with Love
  • We Have a Pope
The New Yorker David Denby View article
  1. (tie) Lincoln
  2. (tie) Zero Dark Thirty
  • Remaining movies ordered alphabetically:
  • Arbitrage
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Central Park Five
  • Detropia
  • The Gatekeepers
  • The Master
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • This Is 40
Newsday Rafer Guzmán View article
  1. The Master
  2. The Queen of Versailles
  3. Flight
  4. Zero Dark Thirty
  5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  6. Magic Mike
  7. The Cabin in the Woods
  8. Silver Linings Playbook
  9. Anna Karenina
  10. Argo
The Observer Philip French View article
  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • Holy Motors
  • Killing Them Softly
  • Life of Pi
  • The Master
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • This Is Not a Film
The Oregonian Marc Mohan View article
  1. The Master
  2. Cloud Atlas
  3. The House I Live In
  4. Django Unchained
  5. Compliance
  6. The Grey
  7. Argo
  8. Silver Linings Playbook
  9. Zero Dark Thirty
  10. Chronicle
The Oregonian Mike Russell View article
  1. Moonrise Kingdom
  2. The Master
  3. Kill List
  4. Cloud Atlas
  5. (tie) The Avengers
  6. (tie) The Cabin in the Woods
  7. Damsels in Distress
  8. Looper
  9. 21 Jump Street
  10. Skyfall
  11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rolling Stone Peter Travers
  1. The Master
  2. Zero Dark Thirty
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  4. Lincoln
  5. Argo
  6. Silver Linings Playbook
  7. Les Miserables
  8. Life of Pi
  9. Moonrise Kingdom
  10. The Dark Knight Rises
Slant Staff consensus View article
  1. This Is Not a Film
  2. Holy Motors
  3. The Deep Blue Sea
  4. The Kid with a Bike
  5. The Master
  6. Tabu
  7. Oslo, August 31st
  8. Zero Dark Thirty
  9. The Turin Horse
  10. Moonrise Kingdom
Slate Dana Stevens View article
  1. Amour
  2. How to Survive a Plague
  3. Lincoln
  4. The Master
  5. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  6. The Queen of Versailles
  7. Silver Linings Playbook
  8. Take This Waltz
  9. The Turin Horse
  10. Zero Dark Thirty
Time Richard Corliss View article
  1. Amour
  2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  3. Life of Pi
  4. Anna Karenina
  5. The Dark Knight Rises
  6. Zero Dark Thirty
  7. Dark Horse
  8. Dragon
  9. Frankenweenie
  10. The Invisible War
Time Mary Pols View article
  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. Amour
  3. Lincoln
  4. Life of Pi
  5. The Master
  6. Argo
  7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  8. Sister
  9. Starlet
  10. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Time Out New York David Fear View article
  1. The Master
  2. Compliance
  3. Bestiaire
  4. Zero Dark Thirty
  5. Magic Mike
  6. Lincoln
  7. The Raid: Redemption
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The Critics’ Choice Awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Nominees are selected by written ballots in a week-long voting period, and are announced in December. The winners are revealed at the annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony in January. The awards are currently broadcast live on the VH1 television network. The 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Awards were at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the 2010 event—renamed The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards—was held at the refurbished historic Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2010. Special awards are given out at the discretion of the BFCA Board of Directors.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association prides itself on its ability to anticipate Academy Award nominations: between 1997 and 2004, the Critics’ Choice nominations predicted all but two of 35 Academy Award nominations for Best Picture. By comparison, the Golden Globe Awards were three times more likely to differ during the same period.[citation needed] However, the fact that the BFCA—which typically nominates nine or ten films for Best Film—chooses more than the five nominations of the Academy Awards and Golden Globes may account for some of this greater predictive power. The nominations for the 2013 awards will be announced on December 11, 2012.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced live at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Lincoln led the way, receiving a record 13 nominations, including Best Picture, while Les Misérables was next with 11, followed by Silver Linings Playbook with 10.

Here is a complete list of our nominees:

BEST PICTURE
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
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
Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
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
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – The Master
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Ann Dowd – Compliance
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elle Fanning – Ginger & Rosa
Kara Hayward – Moonrise Kingdom
Tom Holland – The Impossible
Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck – Argo
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Tom Hooper – Les Miserables
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
John Gatins – Flight
Rian Johnson – Looper
Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola – Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Chris Terrio – Argo
Tony Kushner – Lincoln
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
David Magee – Life of Pi
Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Les Miserables – Danny Cohen
The Master – Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Skyfall – Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION
Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator
The Hobbit – Dan Hennah/Production Designer, Ra Vincent & Simon Bright/Set Decorators
Les Miserables – Eve Stewart/Production Designer, Anna Lynch-Robinson/Set Decorator
Life of Pi – David Gropman/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
Lincoln – Rick Carter/Production Designer, Jim Erickson/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING
Argo – William Goldenberg
Les Miserables – Melanie Ann Oliver, Chris Dickens
Life of Pi – Tim Squyres
Lincoln – Michael Kahn
Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Cloud Atlas – Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
The Hobbit – Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor
Les Miserables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston

BEST MAKEUP
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
Les Miserables
Lincoln

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit
Life of Pi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Brave
Frankenweenie
Madagascar 3
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

BEST ACTION MOVIE
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper
Skyfall

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Christian Bale – The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig – Skyfall
Robert Downey Jr. – The Avengers
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Looper
Jake Gyllenhaal – End of Watch

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt – Looper
Gina Carano – Haywire
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games

BEST COMEDY
Bernie
Silver Linings Playbook
Ted
This Is 40
21 Jump Street

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jack Black – Bernie
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Paul Rudd – This Is 40
Channing Tatum – 21 Jump Street
Mark Wahlberg – Ted

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Mila Kunis – Ted
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Shirley MacLaine – Bernie
Leslie Mann – This Is 40
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Cabin in the Woods
Looper
Prometheus

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Bully
The Imposter
Queen of Versailles
Searching for Sugar Man
The Central Park Five
West of Memphis

BEST SONG
“For You” – performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban – Actor of Valor
“Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall
“Still Alive” – performed by Paul Williams/written by Paul Williams – Paul Williams Still Alive
“Suddenly” – performed by Hugh Jackman/written by Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer – Les Miserables
“Learn Me Right” – performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons – Brave

BEST SCORE
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
The Master – Jonny Greenwood
Moonrise Kingdom – Alexandre Desplat

 

 

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