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the best films of 2012

by Max
Best Picture “Amour”, Michael Haneke “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, Benh Zeitlin “The Comedy”, Rick Alverson “The Grey”, Joe Carnahan “Killing Them Softly”, Andrew Dominik “Kill List”, Ben Wheatley “The Master”, Paul Thomas Anderson “Rust and Bone”, Jacques Audiard “Silver Linings Playbook”, David O. Russell “Zero Dark Thirty”, Katheryn Bigelow Best Director Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master” Jacques Audiard, “Rust and Bone” Katheryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty” Andrew Dominik, “Killing Them Softly” David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook” Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Best Actor Jack Black, “Bernie” Bradley Cooper, “Silver… Read more

Best Picture
“Amour”, Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”, Benh Zeitlin
“The Comedy”, Rick Alverson
“The Grey”, Joe Carnahan
“Killing Them Softly”, Andrew Dominik
“Kill List”, Ben Wheatley
“The Master”, Paul Thomas Anderson
“Rust and Bone”, Jacques Audiard
“Silver Linings Playbook”, David O. Russell
“Zero Dark Thirty”, Katheryn Bigelow

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”
Jacques Audiard, “Rust and Bone”
Katheryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Andrew Dominik, “Killing Them Softly”
David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Actor
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Tim Heidecker, “The Comedy”
Liam Neeson, “The Grey”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Matthias Schoenaerts, “Rust and Bone”
Jean-Louise Trintignant, “Amour”

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
Quvenzane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, “Smashed”

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”
Jason Clarke, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Robert DeNiro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
James Gandolfini, “Killing Them Softly”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Scoot McNairy, “Killing Them Softly”

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Emily Blunt, “Your Sister’s Sister”
Ann Dowd, “Compliance”
Laura Linney, “The Details”
Emma Watson, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Original Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”
Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jay & Mark Duplass, “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”
Jacob Aaron Estes, “The Details”
Amy Jump & Ben Wheatley, “Kill List”
Zoe Kazan, “Ruby Sparks”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Jacques Audiard & Thomas Bidegain, “Rust and Bone”
Stephen Chbolsky, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Andrew Dominik, “Killing Them Softly”
Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”
David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Foreign Film
“Alps”
“Amour”
“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
“Rust and Bone”
“Tabu”

Best Ensemble Cast
“Argo”
“Killing Them Softly”
“Lincoln”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Original Score
Jon Brion, “ParaNorman”
Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”
Jonny Greenwood, “The Master”
Jed Kurzel, “Snowtown”
Heather McIntosh, “Compliance”
Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Nick Urata, “Ruby Sparks”

Best Cinematography
Stephane Fontaine, “Rust and Bone”
Greig Fraser, “Killing Them Softly”
Greig Fraser, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Mihai Malaimare, “The Master”
Claudio Miranda, “Life of Pi”
Ben Richardson, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Robbie Ryan, “Wuthering Heights”

Best Film Editing
Jay Cassidy, “Silver Linings Playbook”
John Paul Horstmann & Brian A. Kates, “Killing Them Softly”
Leslie Jones & Peter McNulty, “The Master”
Dylan Tichenor & William Goldberg, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Juliette Welfling, “Rust and Bone”

Best Art Direction
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Lincoln”
“The Master”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Prometheus”

Best Make-Up & Hair
“Cloud Atlas”
“Holy Motors”
“Lincoln”

Best Visual Effects
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Cloud Atlas”
“The Impossible”
“Life of Pi”
“Prometheus”

Best Costume Design
“Django Unchained”
“Lincoln”
“The Master”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Wuthering Heights”

Best Sound Editing
“Django Unchained”
“Killing Them Softly”
“Life of Pi”
“Safe House”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Sound Mixing
“The Grey”
“Killing Them Softly”
“Safe House”
“Skyfall”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Picture: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director: Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Ensemble Cast: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Foreign Film: “Rust and Bone”

Best Original Score: Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Cinematography: Ben Richardson, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Film Editing: Dylan Tichenor & William Goldenberg, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Art Direction: David Crank & Jack Fisk, “The Master”

Best Make Up & Hair: Bernard Floch & Olivier Seyfrid “Holy Motors”

Best Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”

Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, “The Master”

Best Sound Editing: Paul N.J. Ottosson, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Sound Mixing: Leslie Shatz, “Killing Them Softly”

The Worst Films of 2012
1 “This Is 40”
2 “Sound of My Voice”
3 “Flight”
4 “The Dictator”
5 “The Dark Knight Rises”
6 “Chronicle”
7 “Safe House”
8 “Being Flynn”
9 “Contraband”
10 “V/H/S”

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