Thursday, November 22, 2012

New York Film Critics Circle Predictions

The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) will be the first major critics awards to be unveiled on Monday, December 3rd. Here are my predictions!

Best Film: The Master
(Runner-Up: Amour)
Others to Consider: Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty

Best First Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild
(Runner-Up: The Sessions)
Others to Consider: Arbitrage, Hitchcock, A Late Quartet, Not Fade Away, Quartet, Safety Not Guaranteed, Sleepwalk With Me

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
(Runner-Up: Michael Haneke, Amour)
Others to Consider: Ben Affleck, Argo; Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Ang Lee, Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg, Lincoln; Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom; Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Lead Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
(Runner-Up: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln)
Others to Consider: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook; Richard Gere, Arbitrage; John Hawkes, The Sessions; Anthony Hopkins, Hitchcock; Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour; Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Lead Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
(Runner-Up: Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Others to Consider: Linda Cardellini, Return; Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty; Emayatzy Corinealdi, Middle of Nowhere; Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone; Greta Gerwig, Damsels in Distress/Frances Ha/Lola Versus; Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Melanie Lynskey, Hello, I Must Be Going; Michelle Williams, Take This Waltz; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Smashed

Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
(Runner-Up: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master)
Others to Consider: Alan Arkin, Argo; Bryan Cranston, Argo; Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained; James Gandolfini, Killing Them Softly/Not Fade Away/Zero Dark Thirty; John Goodman, Argo/Flight/Trouble with the Curve; Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike; David Strathairn, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt, The Sessions
(Runner-Up: Sally Field, Lincoln)
Others to Consider: Amy Adams, The Master; Samantha Barks, Les Miserables; Pauline Collins, Quartet; Ann Dowd, Compliance; Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises/Les Miserables; Isabelle Huppert, Amour; Kelly Reilly, Flight; Kerry Washington, Django Unchained

Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln
(Runner-Up: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master)
Others to Consider: Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Moonrise Kingdom, The Sessions, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Cinematography: The Master
(Runner-Up: Lincoln)
Others to Consider: Amour, Anna Karenina, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Cloud Atlas, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Moonrise Kingdom, Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty

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