Friday, January 4, 2013

Austin Film Critics Name "Zero Dark Thirty" As Best Film of 2012

The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) named Zero Dark Thirty as the "Best Film of 2012," but gave "Best Director" to Paul Thomas Andrson for The Master.

The AFCA describes itself as “a group dedicated to supporting the best in film, whether at the international, national, or local level.” The group includes Austin-based members who write for such publications, television media, and websites as Ain't It Cool News, the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Chronicle, CNN, Fandango,, Film School Rejects, Fox News, MSN Movies,, among others.

2012 AFCA Awards:

Best Film
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, "The Master"

Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Original Screenplay

Best Cinematography
"The Master"

Best Score
"Cloud Atlas"

Best Animated Film
"Wreck-It Ralph"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Holy Motors" (France/Germany)

Best Documentary
"The Imposter"

Best First Film
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Best Austin Film

Breakthrough Artist Award
Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Special Honorary Award
Matthew McConaughey, "Bernie," "Killer Joe," "Magic Mike" and "The Paperboy"

Top 10:
1. "Zero Dark Thirty"

2. "Argo"

3. "Moonrise Kingdom"

4. "Django Unchained"

5. "Cloud Atlas"

6. "Holy Motors"

7. "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

8. "The Master"

9. "Silver Linings Playbook"

10. "Looper"

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