Amour, Lincoln, Master win top critics' prizes
The National Society of Film Critics handed out its awards for 2012, with "Amour," Michael Haneke's heartbreaker about an aging French couple, winning the best picture prize. "Lincoln" and "The Master" took home multiple awards.
Michael Haneke’s heartbreaking drama about an aging Paris couple, starring French New Wave icons Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, won the best film of 2012 prize – and Riva won best actress, and Haneke director – as the National Society of Film Critics convened Saturday at Lincoln Center in New York to consider the exceptionally strong year just past. Lincoln and The Master won two awards each. Here’s the complete list, with second and third choices listed in parentheses.
Amour (The Master; Zero Dark Thirty)
Michael Haneke –Amour (Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty; Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master)
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln (Denis Lavant, Holy Motors; Joaquin Phoenix, The Master)
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour (Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike, Bernie (Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln; Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – The Master (Sally Field, Lincoln; Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables)
The Gatekeepers (This Is Not a Film; Searching for Sugar Man)
Lincoln – Tony Kushner (The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell)
The Master -- Mihai Malaimare, Jr. (Skyfall -- Roger Deakins; Zero Dark Thirty -- Greig Fraser)