New York Film Critics Online Choose Their Favorites

By Kirsten Anderson Uncategorized

"Django Unchained" begins to show up on Best of lists.

Sunday was a busy day for film critics groups. Early in the day we heard from the Los Angeles and Boston film writers, and later on we had the New York Film Critics Online, who we’re just catching up with now.

What’s interesting about their list?Let’s see:

  • We have another “Zero Dark Thirty” win, making that the undisputed leader in the awards race.
  • Kathryn Bigelow has been picking up a number of Best Director awards, too, making her a frontrunner as well.
  • The star of Bigelow’s film, Jessica Chastain, seemed like the one to beat in the Best Actress category last week, but this weekend’s lists put “Amour” star Emmanuelle Riva firmly in the race.
  • When “Lincoln” was released in November, everyone said Tommy Lee Jones was a lock for a Best Supporting Actor award, but surprisingly he hasn’t actually won the category on anyone’s lists until the NYFCO came along.
  • Finally, reviews of “Django Unchained,” the last major film to be released, haven’t come out yet, but it looks like they’re going to be positive, judging by how it has been showing up on some lists over the past few days.

The New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)

FILM Zero Dark Thirty (Sony)

DIRECTOR Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

ACTOR Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

ACTRESS Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

SUPPORTING ACTOR Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

SUPPORTING ACTRESS Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

SCREENPLAY Zero Dark Thirty (Mark Boal)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE Amour (Sony Pictures Classics)

DOCUMENTARY The Central Park FIve (Sundance Selects)


CINEMATOGRAPHY Life of Pi (Claudio Miranda)

USE OF MUSIC Django Unchained (Mary Ramos, music supervisor)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

DEBUT AS DIRECTOR Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild


NYFCO’S TOP TEN FILMS OF 2012 (alphabetical)

Argo (Warner Bros)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight)
Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Les Misérables (Universal)
Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
Lincoln (DreamWorks)
The Master (The Weinstein Company)
Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features)
Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia Pictures)

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