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Amour

The National Society of Film Critics voted Michael Haneke’s “Amour” the best film of 2012. Amour also won the award for Best Actress for Emmanuelle Riva and Best Director for Michael Haneke. Amour is now definitely considered an Oscar frontrunner.

A full list of the other awards follows.

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 PICTURE
Amour (Sony Classics)

BEST DIRECTOR
Michael Haneke (Amour) 

BEST NONFICTION
The Gatekeepers 

BEST SCREENPLAY
Lincoln 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Master (Mihai Malaimare, Jr. )

The award for best experimental film was given to Jafar Panahi’s “This Is Not a Film,” from Iran. Film Heritage Awards were given to Laurence Kardish, Senior Film Curator at MoMA, for his extraordinary 44 years of service, including this year’s Weimar Cinema retrospective, and to Milestone Film and Video for their ongoing Shirley Clarke project.

This year’s award were 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 as well as a founding member of the National Society.

 

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