Huffpost Entertainment

Best Film Of 2012: 'Amour' Picked By The National Society Of Film Critics

Posted: Updated:
"Amour" was named the best film of 2012.

NEW YORK — The National Society of Film Critics selected "Amour" as the best picture of 2012 during its annual meeting Saturday.

The critics chose the star of "Amour," Emmanuelle Riva, as the best actress, and Daniel Day-Lewis was chosen best actor for "Lincoln."

The group of 60 prominent movie critics from around the country met at Lincoln Center in New York City to make its picks.

Austrian director Michael Haneke won best director for "Amour." The French-language movie depicts the slow deterioration of the elderly woman played by Riva. It has been praised as an unflinching look at old age and life's end.

Playwright Tony Kushner won best screenplay for "Lincoln."

Amy Adams was chosen best supporting actress for "The Master," and Matthew McConaughey was selected best supporting actor for "Magic Mike" and "Bernie."

The prize for best nonfiction film went to "The Gatekeepers," director Dror Moreh's exploration of intelligence operations by Israel's Shin Bet security agency.

Mihai Malaimaire was honored for best cinematography for "The Master."

The film critics' society, founded in 1966, works to promote film preservation and historically important movies.

This year's awards were dedicated to the late Village Voice critic Andrew Sarris, a founding member of the society, who died last year.

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
Golden Globe Nominees
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

The 10 Best Movies of 2012 - Slate Magazine

The best films of 2012 | Best Of 2012 | Best of | The A.V. Club

Top 100 Movies of 2012 - Rotten Tomatoes

A. O. Scott's 25 Best Films of 2012 - NYTimes.com

Top 10 films of 2012 | Kenneth Turan - latimes.com

The best films of 2012 - CSMonitor.com

Todd McCarthy's 10 Best Movies of 2012 - The Hollywood Reporter

The 25 Best Movies of 2012 (So Far) :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste

Best Movies of 2012 : The New Yorker