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Amour, Emmanuelle Riva, Michael Haneke top NSFC poll

The National Society Of Film Critics announced its annual winners on Saturday [50] when Amour was a big winner.

Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner and foreign language Oscar frontrunner claimed honours for best film, director and actress. Haneke is pictured on the set of Amour with Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Daniel Day-Lewis was the comfortable winner for Lincoln in the best actor category and supporting acting kudos went to Matthew McConaughey for Magic Mike and Bernie and Amy Adams for The Master.

The Society comprises 60 of the prominent US film critics and voted for its 47th annual awards using a weighted ballot system at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Center in New York as guests of the Film Society Of Lincoln Center. Scrolls will be sent to the winners. David Sterritt was re-elected chairman for 2013.

The results in full:

BEST ACTOR
*1. Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln – 59
=2. Denis Lavant – Holy Motors –  49
=2. Joaquin Phoenix – The Master – 49

BEST ACTRESS
*1. Emmanuelle Riva – Amour – 50
2. Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook – 42
3. Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty – 32

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
*1.  Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike, Bernie – 27
2. Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln – 22
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master – 19

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
*1. Amy Adams – The Master – 34
2. Sally Field – Lincoln – 23
3. Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables – 13

BEST PICTURE
*1. Amour  – 28
2. The Master – 25
3. Zero Dark Thirty – 18

BEST DIRECTOR
*1. Michael Haneke – Amour – 27
=2. Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty – 24
=2. Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master – 24

BEST NONFICTION
*1. The Gatekeepers – 53
2. This Is Not A Film – 45
3. Searching For Sugar Man - 23

BEST SCREENPLAY
*1. Lincoln – Tony Kushner – 59
2. The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson – 27
3.  Silver Linings Playbook – David O Russell – 19

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
*1. The Master – Mihai Malaimare Jr – 60
2. Skyfall – Roger Deakins – 30
3. Zero Dark Thirty – Greig Fraser – 21

EXPERIMENTAL – This Is Not A Film (Jafar Panahi)

FILM HERITAGE
To Laurence Kardish, senior film curator at MoMA, for his extraordinary 44 years of service, including this year’s Weimar Cinema retrospective.

To Milestone Film and Video for their ongoing Shirley Clarke project.

DEDICATION
This year’s awards are dedicated to the late Andrew Sarris, one of the most original and influential American film critics as well as a founding member of the Society.

 

 

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