6th Annual Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

The Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) announced their awards on December 14th, 2012 with giving away the Best Film award to Silver Linings Playbook, written and directed by David O. Russell, who also won the Best Director award, making his film the biggest winner of the night with total 5 wins including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay. I must say that I’m quite surprised by the critics’ picks this year, because they didn’t give away any award to Zero Dark Thirty which is one of the strongest contenders this season.

Key points: No Best Director nomination for Steven Spielberg; not a single nomination for Life of Pi.

Here is the complete list of winners:

BEST FILM:

  • Winner: Silver Linings Playbook
  • Argo
  • The Impossible
  • Take This Waltz
  • Zero Dark Thirty

BEST DIRECTOR:

  • Winner: David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Ben Affleck (Argo)
  • Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible)
  • Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz)

BEST ACTOR:

  • Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • John Hawkes (The Sessions)
  • Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)

BEST ACTRESS:

  • Winner: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress)
  • Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
  • Michelle Williams (Take This Waltz)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

  • Winner: Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike)
  • Ewan McGregor (The Impossible)
  • Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

  • Winner: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
  • Amy Adams (The Master)
  • Ann Dowd (Compliance)
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

BEST ENSEMBLE:

  • Winner: Lincoln
  • Argo
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Silver Linings Playbook

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE:

  • Winner: Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks)
  • Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
  • Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect)
  • Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Craig Zobel (Compliance)

BEST SCREENPLAY:

  • Winner: David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
  • Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon (The Cabin in the Woods)
  • Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
  • Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM:

  • Winner: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • The House I Live In
  • The Imposter
  • The Queen of Versailles
  • Searching for Sugar Man
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