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Dec 9, 2012

Washington DC Area Film Critics Awards 2012 Nominations.

                      Washington DC Area Film Critics announced their nominations for 2012. Argo, Les Miserables, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook were nominated as best film. Though i personally don't like when Critics announces nominations instead of directly announcing the award winners but if you look at the line-up it really looks like what Academy might go with somehow. This looks pretty darn close to what we think Academy is going to go with as of now. I don't see any big surprises, nor any big snub.

Below is the full list of the nominees:

Best Film:

Les Miserables
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:

Ben Affleck (Argo)
Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Tom Hooper (Les Miserables)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

Best Actor:

Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)

Best Actress:

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Best Supporting Actor:

Alan Arkin (Argo)
Javier Bardem (Skyfall)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Best Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams (The Master)
Samantha Barks (Les Miserables)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Chris Terrio (Argo)
David Magee (Life of Pi)
Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Original Screenplay:

Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Rian Johnson (Looper)
Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Animated Feature:

Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Documentary:

The Imposter
The Invisible War
The Queen of Versailles
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Foreign Language Film:

The Intouchables
I Wish
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone

Best Art Direction:

Anna Karenina (Nominees TBD)
Cloud Atlas (Nominees TBD)
Les Miserables (Nominees TBD)
Lincoln (Nominees TBD)
Moonrise Kingdom (Nominees TBD)

Best Cinematography:

Les Miserables (Danny Cohen)
Life of Pi (Claudio Miranda)
The Master (Mihai Malaimare Jr.)
Skyfall (Roger Deakins)
Zero Dark Thirty (Greig Fraser)

Best Score:

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Howard Shore)
Lincoln (John Williams)
The Master (Jonny Greenwood)
Moonrise Kingdom (Alexandre Desplat)

Best Acting Ensemble:

Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Youth Performance:

Jared Gilman (Moonrise Kingdom)
Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom)
Tom Holland (The Impossible)
Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)