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National Society of Film Critics (USA)
Votes Forty-seventh Annual Awards

The National Society of Film Critics chose Michael Haneke's Amour as Best Picture of the Year 2012.

The Society, which is made up of 60 of the country's most prominent movie critics, held its 47th annual awards voting meeting, using a weighted ballot system, at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Center as guests of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Best Actor
*** 1. Daniel Day-Lewis — Lincoln — 59 (Dreamworks/Touchstone)
2. Denis Lavant — 49
2. Joaquin Phoenix — 49

Best Actress
*** 1. Emmanuelle Riva — Amour — 50 (Sony Classics)
2. Jennifer Lawrence —  42
3. Jessica Chastain— 32

Best Supporting Actor
*** 1. Matthew McConaughey — Magic Mike (Warner Bros.), Bernie (Millennium Entertainment) — 27
2. Tommy Lee Jones — 22
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman — 19

Best Supporting Actress
*** 1. Amy Adams — The Master (The Weinstein Co.) — 34
2. Sally Field — 23
3. Anne Hathaway — 13

Best Picture
*** 1. Amour (Sony Classics) — 28
2. The Master — 25
3. Zero Dark Thirty — 18

Best Director
*** 1. Michael Haneke (Amour) — 27
2. Kathryn Bigelow — 24
2. Paul Thomas Anderson — 24

Best Nonfiction
*** 1. The Gatekeepers — Sony Pictures Classics — 53
2. This Is Not a Film — 45
3. Searching for Sugar Man — 23

Best Screenplay
*** 1. Lincoln (Dreamworks/Touchstone) — Tony Kushner — 59
2. The Master (P.T. Anderson) — 27
3. Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell) — 19

Best Cinematography
*** 1. 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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