47th Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards

The National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) announced their awards on January 5th, 2013 with giving away the Best Picture award to French-language drama film AMOUR, directed by Michael Haneke who also won the Best Director award. This is really great now as there are a lot of strong contenders this season but NSFC has made a daring decision by selecting Amour as it has also given Emmanuelle Riva the Best Actress award.

Here is the complete list of winners:

BEST PICTURE: Amour

BEST DIRECTOR: Michael Haneke (Amour)

BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

BEST ACTRESS: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike; Bernie)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Adams (The Master)

BEST NONFICTION: The Gatekeepers

BEST SCREENPLAY: Tony Kushner (Lincoln)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mihai Malaimare, Jr. (The Master)

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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