Austin Film Critics Award winners

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)

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 Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper

Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Cinematography: Mihai Malaimare, Jr., The Master

Best Score: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, and Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas

Best Foreign Language Film: Holy Motors (Leos Carax)

Best Documentary: The Imposter (Bart Layton)

Best Animated Film: Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore)

Best First Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)

Best Austin Film: Bernie (Richard Linklater)

Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award: Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Special Honorary Award: Matthew McConaughey, for his exceptional work in four films this year (Bernie, Killer Joe, Magic Mike, and The Paperboy)

AFCA 2012 Top Ten Films:

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


  1. phantom 3 years ago

    Surprising fact : Now Argo ties Lincoln in Adapted Screenplay (6 wins each) and shockingly enough Looper has the most victories (5) in Original Screenplay (Zero Dark Thirty has 4).

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  2. Joey 3 years ago

    Surprising that PT Anderson won for Director, yet The Master comes in at number 8 on their top ten.

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  3. LSUduck 3 years ago

    Yeah…my fellow Austin critics have confused me. How THE MASTER wins so much yet finishes 8th is very strange indeed. Yay for CLOUD ATLAS though!

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  4. hadi 3 years ago

    where is Lincoln?!

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  5. Paddy Mulholland 3 years ago

    Very few of their winners rank highly in their top ten, unusually. The only ones which do are Argo and Django Unchained, and they both only win one each. The Master places eighth and wins Best Director, Zero Dark Thirty wins Best Film and nothing else. Weird, but cool!

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  6. rufussondheim 3 years ago

    Maybe they didn’t Lincoln didn’t belong, hadi.

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  7. Zach 3 years ago

    Who’s Phoenix (or Waltz) bumping?

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  8. Archie 3 years ago

    There goes Hathaway again for BSA. You don’t like me you don’t like me speech from Sally Field. :(

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  9. Sam 3 years ago

    Jennifer Lawrence? Really? is it the breasts guys? Or did no one see any other movie this year?

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  10. Sammy 3 years ago

    The Master looks like last year’s Drive. No BP and BD nomination at the Oscars. Hoffmann will get the Supporting Actor nomination and he is surely favorite to win it looking at other contenders. He is at another level in my view.

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  11. rufussondheim 3 years ago

    Yeah, I think BSActor is going to come down to PSH and TLJ too. While Jones was very good, Hoffman commands the screen and gives a more full performance, while Jones was kind of being himself.

    I mean compare Hoffman in Boogie Nights to Hoffman in Capote to Hoffman here. Now compare TLJ is Lincoln to himin just about anything else.

    But I don’t think Hoffman will win, even though he deserves to.

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  12. Sammy 3 years ago

    Yeah, if Master fails to get a BP nod, then Hoffmann’s chances of getting a second oscar will be lower. But this does not change fact that he is the man to beat.

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  13. Alex 3 years ago

    CLOUD ATLAS!!!!!!! AT number 5 and an original score win!!!!!

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