11th Annual Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their awards on December 10th, 2012 with giving away the Best Film award to the strongest contender so far, Kathryn Bigelow’s direction and co-production ZERO DARK THIRTY, which also won her the Best Director award as well as Best Actress for Jessica Chastain.

Best Original Screenplay went to Rian Johnson’s Looper, which also won the same award at 84th National Board of Review Awards. Same is the case with the Best Adapted Screenplay which went to David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook who also won the same award at the 84th National Board of Review Awards.

Best Foreign Language Film went to none other than the French drama film AMOUR, making it one of the strongest contenders or THE strongest contender for Foreign Language Films awards.

Best Cinematography went to Claudio Miranda, making it his second win, the other one being in the 10th New York Film Critics Online Awards.

Best Actor went to rather obvious, Daniel Day-Lewis who have won every single award so far except at 84th National Board of Review Awards where the winner was Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and 38th Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards where the winner was Joaquin Phoenix (The Master).

Here is the complete list of the winners:


Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (ZERO DARK THIRTY)

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (LINCOLN)

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY)

Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman (THE MASTER)

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (LES MISÉRABLES)

Best Acting Ensemble: LES MISÉRABLES

Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK)

Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson (LOOPER)

Best Animated Feature: PARANORMAN

Best Documentary: BULLY

Best Foreign Language Film: AMOUR

Best Art Direction: Uli Hanisch, Hugh Bateup – Production Designers; Peter Walpole, Rebecca Alleway – Set Decorators (CLOUD ATLAS)

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda (LIFE OF PI)

Best Score: Jonny Greenwood (THE MASTER)

The Joe Barber Award for Best Youth Performance: Quvenzhané Wallis (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD)